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Donald Trump Calls Kenya’s Kenyatta

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to “reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries,” the White House said in a statement. Conversation between the two leaders also focused on “economic partnership and mutual dedication to overcoming terrorism and other regional security challenges through close cooperation,” the statement said. […]

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Botswana president holds talks with German Chancellor

Botswana president Seretse Khama Ian Khama on Tuesday held talks with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel in Berlin ahead of the International Tourism Exhibition (Bourse) – ITB Berlin 2017. According to the southern African nation’s Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation, President Khama has been invited as the guest of honour, and he will thus deliver […]

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Lesotho’s King dissolves parliament, announces fresh elections

Lesotho’s King Letsie III on Tuesday dissolved parliament and will shortly set an election date, the deputy prime minister said. In a statement aired on the state-run radio, Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing said “We are here to announce that His Majesty has accepted the prime minister’s advice to dissolve parliament and the nation will […]

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Zambia: 8 killed in stampede over food aid

At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured in a stampede in Zambia on Monday, police said. The incident occurred in the capital Lusaka at a public sports centre where a church was handing out food to about 35,000 people, mostly from the city’s impoverished slums. The police said they dispersed the gathering […]

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South Sudan: Ex-general vows to topple president Kiir

A disgruntled South Sudanese army general on Monday announced he had formed a new anti-government rebel group to topple incumbent president Salva Kiir Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, formerly deputy head of logistics, resigned last month after he accused Kiir of turning the country’s military into a “tribal army.” A statement attributed to him on […]

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Nigeria directs oil firms to relocate headquarters

Nigerian’s acting president, Yemi Osinbajo this weekend instructed the relocation of all International oil companies head offices in the West-African nation to the Niger Delta. Osinbajo told the Minister of state for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu to engage with the oil companies “on the way forward” over repeated calls for the companies head offices relocation to […]

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New study confirms five HIV patients virus free

Five HIV patients are ‘virus free’ and no longer infectious after undergoing a vaccine therapy for seven months, according to a study published in New Scientist. The vaccine reawakens hidden traces of the virus in the body, before a chemo drug is used to kill off the infection, the study found out. The study took […]

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Childbirth complications kill Liberia’s heroic Ebola survivor

Liberia is mourning the death of its biggest Ebola fighter, Salome Karwah. According to local media, Salome died from childbirth complications after hospital staff initially refused to help her due to the stigma that still surrounds the disease. She left behind four children including the new-born. Salome was a prominent Ebola survivor and ex-Doctors without […]

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U.N: Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed Sworn in as Deputy Secretary-General

Nigeria’s former Minister for Environment, Amina Mohammed, has been sworn in as the fifth UN Deputy Secretary-General at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. She took her oath of office from the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who appointed her as his deputy in December last year. Amina became only the second African woman to […]

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Uganda eyes 5.5% GDP in the year ending June 2018

Uganda’s economy boosted by lower borrowing costs and higher oil sector investments will grow by 5.5 percent in the year to June 2018, a budget paper on Monday showed. According to the budget framework, growth will be supported by a recovery in private sector credit due to the easing of monetary policy. Issuance of crude […]

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