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Africa:Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years.
11/20/2017 03:33 PM
Kenya:Supreme Court Upholds Kenyatta's Re-Election
[Capital FM] The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision, dismissed the petitions challenging the validity of the October 26 presidential election.
11/20/2017 09:41 AM
Kenya:Great Northern Kenya Wildlife Aerial Count Begins
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Wildlife Service has kicked off this year's aerial survey of elephants, buffaloes, grevy's zebras and giraffe in the greater northern landscape of Kenya.
11/20/2017 10:40 AM
Rwanda:Rwigara Accuses Court of Lacking Autonomy
[East African] Former presidential aspirant Diane Rwigara last week accused a Rwandan court of lacking the independence to try her case fairly, arguing that the decisions made at her insurrection trial will come directly from the President's Office.
11/20/2017 10:13 AM
Africa:Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal Improve Governance - But...
[Mo Ibrahim Foundation] Dakar -The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent's Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.  As many countries struggle to build on recent progress or to reverse negative trends, and as concerns emerge in some key sectors, the Foundation is calling for vigilance on the continent's future.
11/20/2017 08:48 AM
Somalia:Rebel Leader Illegally Extradited to Ethiopia - Report
[VOA] The controversial extradition of a prominent ONLF rebel leader to Ethiopia was illegal, a report by a Somali parliamentary commission said Saturday.
11/20/2017 07:57 AM
Somalia:Pirate Suspects Seized After Rocket-Propelled Grenade Attacks
[EU Navfor] EU NAVFOR Somalia's Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels.
11/20/2017 06:38 AM
Tanzania:UK Company Commits U.S.$4 Million to Fish Protection Project
[Citizen] A United Kingdom-based firm, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), has committed £3 million ( about Sh8.91 billion) to a project, which aims at protecting fish in the Indian Ocean Island of Pemba from environmental impacts.
11/20/2017 06:32 AM
East Africa:How Magufuli and Museveni's U.S.$7 Billion Deals Reshape Region
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -How US$7bn deals are reshaping relations in the region
11/20/2017 06:01 AM
Uganda:As a Christian, I Will Resurrect From Death - Museveni
[Monitor] Lira -President Yoweri Museveni has said that being a Christian and a follower of Jesus Christ, he is not scared of death because he would defeat it by resurrecting.
11/20/2017 05:54 AM
East Africa:ICC Affair - When the EAC Gets Involved
[Iwacu] Tanzanian and Ugandan Presidents condemn the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to investigate Burundi. The Heads of State say this measure hampers efforts to promote peace in Burundi.
11/20/2017 02:11 PM
Kenya:MP Mwaura's Surviving Triplet Baptised
[Nairobi News] The surviving triplet of nominated senator Isaac Mwaura was on Sunday baptized in a joyous occasion.
11/20/2017 01:12 PM
Africa:Africa Yoga Project Celebrates 10 Years With Open Invitation
[Capital FM] Known for teaching powerful free yoga classes to over 6,000 people in marginalized communities each week, Africa Yoga Project (AYP) Teachers' talents extend far beyond yoga. In celebration of their 10 year celebration on November 25 at the popular Alchemist Bar in Westlands, organizers are extending an open invitation to be part of the #AYPDAY.
11/20/2017 01:11 PM
Kenya:Why City Dealers Are Selling Cars At 'Throw Away Prices'
[Nairobi News] Car prices have fallen by up to 20 per cent following a drop in demand as prolonged political instability exerts a heavy toll on the economy.
11/20/2017 11:59 AM
Kenya:Odinga Calls Govt Illegitimate Folllowing Supreme Court Ruling
[Nairobi News] Nasa leader Raila Odinga has spoken out on the Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory.
11/20/2017 11:19 AM
Somalia:Anti Farmaajo MPs Pushing For A Vote Of No Confidence
[Dalsan Radio] A group of Somali MPs opposed to the Farmaajo administration are planning to introduce a vote of no confidence next week, Radio Dalsan has learnt.
11/20/2017 09:32 AM
Sudan:Darfur Refugees Among 90 Forcibly Evicted in Amsterdam
[Radio Dabanga] Amsterdam -Protestors and refugees scuffled with police in Amsterdam in the Netherlands on Friday, when Dutch police forcibly evicted 90 migrants, including 17 Sudanese nationals, from an empty office building in Diemen to south east of the city.
11/20/2017 09:30 AM
Sudan:U.S., Sudan Hold Talks, Khartoum to Sever Ties With North Korea
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The visiting United States Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has endorsed a roadmap for the second phase of talks on the normalisation of bilateral relations on Thursday.
11/20/2017 09:00 AM
Sudan:Displaced Set Strict Rules for Camp Searches By Sudan Forces
[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei -In a shift from the general rejection of the search for weapons in camps for displaced people on the presence of illegally held weapons, displaced people have started to welcome the inspection campaign. A search in a Central Darfur camp resulted in no weapons being found.
11/20/2017 09:00 AM
East Africa:Regional Standby Force Begins Training in Sudan
[East African] The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) will Monday begin wide-ranging military exercises in Sudan, official said.
11/20/2017 08:58 AM
Kenya:Five Die as Police Battle Nasa Supporters Welcoming Odinga
[Nation] Five people have been confirmed dead in chaos that rocked Nairobi as Nasa supporters who were welcoming their leader Raila Odinga from the US engaged inti-riot police officers for the better part of Friday.
11/20/2017 08:15 AM
Somalia:Two Shot Dead in Somaliland as Opposition Party Calls Voting Rigged
[VOA] At least two people were killed in post-election violence Thursday in the breakaway republic of Somaliland, after one of the two opposition parties claimed "massive" polling irregularities.
11/20/2017 07:48 AM
Uganda:Gays Ask for Separate Police Cells
[Observer] Protesting discrimination and harassment by other suspects, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda want police to lock them up in separate police cells if and when they get arrested.
11/20/2017 06:52 AM
Kenya:Killings Spark Clashes, Tension in Nairobi
[Nation] Sections of Nairobi were tense overnight after a day of violent protests following the killing of five people on Saturday night.
11/20/2017 05:45 AM
Kenya:Supreme Court to Make Poll Petition Ruling Today
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Supreme Court is set to give a ruling on the validity of the October 26 presidential election on Monday.
11/20/2017 05:21 AM
Kenya:Nation Waits as Judges Gather to Decide on Poll Petition
[Nation] Supreme Court judges held a day-long meeting on Sunday to finalise their judgment on two petitions seeking to annul President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory for the second time in three months.
11/20/2017 05:15 AM
Kenya:Galleries - a Last Waltz for the Dancing Pen?
[East African] The computer age might have claimed another victim - Kaafiri Kariuki and the meticulous drawings that made his name.
11/20/2017 03:22 PM
Rwanda:Anal Fissure - a Common Cause of Painful Defecation
[New Times] An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus, the opening where bowel movements come out. Anal fissures cause pain, especially during a bowel movement.
11/20/2017 01:36 PM
Kenya:Ban On Plastic Bags '100% Successful'
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Two months after the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) rolled out the ban on plastic carrier bags, the authority is reporting a 100 percent compliance in the implementation of the ban.
11/20/2017 01:34 PM
Somalia:Former Turkish Envoy Recalls Experience in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The security situation in Somalia did not prevent Kani Torun from serving as Turkey's ambassador to Somalia from 2011 to 2014.
11/20/2017 01:32 PM