Commuters stranded in Nairobi as Kenyatta stops non-essential movement

7 April 2020, 8:41 PM
Commuters were on Tuesday stranded in various parts of Nairobi, Kenya as President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive stopping non-essential movement in and out the city, as well as three other COVID-19 affected areas in the country took effect.
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South Africa calls for calm in Lesotho 6 September 2017, 6:54 AM

South African President Jacob Zuma has condemned “in the strongest terms possible the senseless and regrettable killing” of top military leader, Khoantle Mots’omots’o and two senior officers and called for “calm and restraint” in the mountainous country that is entirely surrounded by its large neighbour. While it was not immediately clear what the motivation for […]

South Africa calls for calm in Lesotho 6 September 2017, 6:54 AM

SA President Jacob Zuma has condemned in the strongest terms possible the senseless and regrettable killing of Lesotho top military leader, Khoantle Mots'omots'o and two senior officers.

Mugabe utterances on Mandela baseless: ANC 6 September 2017, 6:03 AM

The ANC has appealed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to stop making negative comments about former President Nelson Mandela. Mugabe has criticised Mandela twice in the last week, saying he preferred his personal freedom over the economic freedom of black South Africans. He also blamed Mandela for the fact that whites still control large sections […]

Mugabe utterances on Mandela baseless: ANC 6 September 2017, 6:03 AM

The ANC has appealed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to stop making negative comments about former President Nelson Mandela.

Burundi and HCR sign repatriation agreement 5 September 2017, 9:00 PM

Nearly 12,000 Burundian refugees based in three camps in Tanzania, who are willing to return to Burundi, would have been repatriated by the end of June in 2017. This has been announced on Tuesday, by the Burundian Home Affairs Minister, Pascal Barandagiye, after having signed the repatriation convention with the representatives of the High Commissioner […]

Burundi and HCR sign repatriation agreement 5 September 2017, 9:00 PM

Nearly 12,000 Burundian refugees based in three camps in Tanzania, who are willing to return to Burundi, would have been repatriated by the end of June in 2017.

Lesotho senior defence force officers reported dead 5 September 2017, 6:05 PM

At least three senior Lesotho Defence Force Officers are reported dead following a shootout in the army commander’s office in the capital Maseru. Eyewitnesses say Colonel Tefo Hashatsi and Colonel Bulane Sechele forced their way into Commander Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso’s office and demanded to see him. Earlier reports said the commander was injured but […]

Lesotho senior defence force officers reported dead 5 September 2017, 6:05 PM

Lesotho Defence Force Officers are reported dead following a shootout in the army commander’s office in the capital Maseru.

Kenya’s Odinga rejects election re-run date without “guarantees” 5 September 2017, 2:24 PM

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says his coalition would not participate in the re-run of a presidential election proposed for October 17unless it is given “legal and constitutional” guarantees. Odinga’s conditions include the removal of some officials at the election board. He wants criminal investigations to be opened against them. “You cannot do a mistake […]

Kenya’s Odinga rejects election re-run date without “guarantees” 5 September 2017, 2:24 PM

Raila Odinga says his coalition would not participate in the re-run of a presidential election proposed for October 17unless it is given "legal and constitutional" guarantees.

New date for fresh presidential vote in Kenya 5 September 2017, 10:03 AM

Kenya’s electoral commission has announced that a fresh presidential vote will be held on October the 17th. Last week the Supreme Court cancelled the results of the country’s August poll which the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won. The Kenyan Judges and Magistrates’ Association as well as civil society organisations in the country, have criticised what they […]

New date for fresh presidential vote in Kenya 5 September 2017, 10:03 AM

Kenya's electoral commission has announced that a fresh presidential vote will be held on October the 17th.

Rwanda police arrest critic of president for forgery, tax evasion 5 September 2017, 8:05 AM

Rwandan police on Monday arrested Diane Shima Rwigara, a leading critic of President Paul Kagame, charging her with forgery and tax evasion. Her mother and sister were also arrested on the tax charges. Earlier this year, electoral authorities barred Rwigara from standing in August’s presidential vote, which Kagame won, saying she had not submitted enough […]

Rwanda police arrest critic of president for forgery, tax evasion 5 September 2017, 8:05 AM

Rwandan police on Monday arrested Diane Shima Rwigara, a leading critic of President Paul Kagame, charging her with forgery and tax evasion.

Kenyatta and Kenyan judiciary trade accusations as tensions build 4 September 2017, 5:15 PM

The judiciary is under the spotlight as Kenya prepares for new elections after the country’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the August 8 elections on the grounds that they were not run “consistently with the dictates of the constitution.” Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reported that President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second-term in […]

Kenyatta and Kenyan judiciary trade accusations as tensions build 4 September 2017, 5:15 PM

The judiciary is under the spotlight as Kenya prepares for new elections after the country’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the August 8 elections.

Worse than dogs and pigs: life as a gay man in Zimbabwe 4 September 2017, 6:14 AM

President Robert Mugabe says homosexuals are “worse than dogs and pigs” – so daily life as a gay man in Zimbabwe was never going to be easy. At 24, Amina has already been chased from his family home, forced to marry – twice – and fathered three children who ask him tough questions about sex […]

Worse than dogs and pigs: life as a gay man in Zimbabwe 4 September 2017, 6:14 AM

President Robert Mugabe says homosexuals are "worse than dogs and pigs" - so daily life as a gay man in Zimbabwe was never going to be easy.

Somalia confirms 20 militants killed in military base attack 3 September 2017, 2:53 PM

At least 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured early Sunday when the insurgents raided a military base in the outskirts of Somalia’s coastal city of Kismayo. Ismail Sahardid with Somalia National Army (SNA) confirmed the attack at Buulo Guduud, some 30 kilometers north of Kismayo at dawn which caused casualties on both […]

Somalia confirms 20 militants killed in military base attack 3 September 2017, 2:53 PM

At least 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured early Sunday when the insurgents raided a military base in the outskirts of Somalia’s coastal city of Kismayo.

Nullified election results a win for Kenyans: Analyst 3 September 2017, 8:54 AM

Constitutional Law Expert Shadrack Gutto says the new constitution that Kenyans fought for is beginning to bear fruits. He was reacting to Friday’s ruling by Kenya‘s Supreme Court that annulled the results of last month’s presidential election in which Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner. “The highest court has demonstrated this time around, that they […]

Nullified election results a win for Kenyans: Analyst 3 September 2017, 8:54 AM

Constitutional Law Expert Shadrack Gutto says the new constitution that Kenyans fought for is beginning to bear fruit.

U.S. reviewing policy toward South Sudan – USAID chief 3 September 2017, 7:27 AM

After four years of civil war marked by brutal attacks on civilians, the United States is reviewing its support for South Sudan, USAID administrator Mark Green told the country’s President Salva Kiir in talks in the capital Juba. Green, on his first trip to Africa as U.S. President Donald Trump’s new aid chief, said he […]

U.S. reviewing policy toward South Sudan – USAID chief 3 September 2017, 7:27 AM

After four years of civil war marked by brutal attacks on civilians, the United States is reviewing its support for South Sudan.

We’re ready for fresh elections: Ruto 2 September 2017, 1:26 PM

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to announce a new date for fresh presidential elections following Friday’s court order nullifying August 8th polls. Ruto spoke even as the opposition began the process of removing the commission, indicating that it cannot be trusted to carry out a free […]

We’re ready for fresh elections: Ruto 2 September 2017, 1:26 PM

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has asked the IEBC to announce a new date for fresh presidential elections following Friday's court order nullifying August 8th polls.

Suspected Boko Haram members kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria 2 September 2017, 9:28 AM

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 people in northeast Nigeria on Friday, according to local witnesses and officials, the latest in an escalating number of lethal attacks in the region.

Suspected Boko Haram members kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria 2 September 2017, 9:28 AM

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 people in northeast Nigeria on Friday, according to local witnesses and officials, the latest in an escalating number of lethal attacks in the region. The knife-wielding attackers, moving under cover of night, targeted people in the town of Banki, 80 miles (130 km)southeast of the city of Maiduguri in […]

100,000 displaced by floods in central Nigeria 1 September 2017, 7:57 PM

Floods across central Nigeria, Makurdi, have displaced more than 100,000 people, according to a tweet from the country's president, Muhammadu Buhari,

100,000 displaced by floods in central Nigeria 1 September 2017, 7:57 PM

Floods across central Nigeria, Makurdi, have displaced more than 100,000 people, according to a tweet from the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday. Videos shared on social media showed flooded neighbourhoods with streets cut off by high waters, residents salvaging personal belongings from their flooded homes and wading through floodwaters carrying luggage on their heads. […]