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Kenya: COVID-19 Corruption Protesters called on Head of State to take action

In Kenya, as part of the fight against Covid-19, several hundred million dollars and medical equipment were allegedly diverted. Several demonstrations have been organized to protest against corruption in the country and pressure is mounting on President Kenyatta, while 25 NGOs, associations and unions signed a joint communiqué on Monday, August 24, calling on the […]

Togo: Resumption of air traffic

In Togo, the international airport Gnassingbé Eyadéma of Lomé has resumed its commercial flights since Saturday. Several measures are being taken to prevent the contamination or spread of the coronavirus disease. RFI visited the site. At the entrance to the terminal on the departure level, a hand-washing facility is in place and the floor is […]

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Football: Belgian coach fired in Tanzania after racist comments

The very popular Tanzanian football club Young Africans SC announced on 27 July 2020 the immediate dismissal of its Belgian coach. Luc Eymael had compared his own supporters to “monkeys or dogs” after a draw. “I’m not a racist, far from it,” he defended himself. “These fans know nothing about football… They sound like monkeys […]

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Kenya: The chairman of the Senate committee on Covid-19 has resigned for violating curfew

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja was arrested in a bar at one o’clock in the morning on Friday evening, 17 July. A blatant violation of the curfew rules put in place against the epidemic. He was heard this morning by a court in the capital. The judge took note of Johnson Sakaja’s resignation. The judge still […]

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The pandemic and caregivers in countries across the Continent

In recent weeks, the epidemic has been accelerating in several countries on the continent, the most affected of which are South Africa with more than 75,000 cases, Egypt with 47,856 cases and Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa (200 million inhabitants) with 17,148 registered cases. These explosions of contamination make the work of health […]

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Kenya and Djibouti, who will replace South Africa at the UN Security Council?

A long diplomatic battle between two African countries will come to an end today Wednesday 17 June at the United Nations. Kenya and Djibouti have been battling for a year to claim the non-permanent African seat on the Security Council for the years 2021 and 2022 to replace the outgoing South Africa. Diplomats are returning […]

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Burundi: Sudden death of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza

The government of Burundi announced Tuesday, June 9, in a statement, “the unexpected death” of President Pierre Nkurunziza, who was hospitalized since Saturday after a malaise. Pierre Nkurunziza, the outgoing head of state, died of a heart attack on Monday afternoon, according to the Burundian government’s statement. The outgoing president had attended a volleyball match […]

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Burundi: Covid-19 hit First Lady Denise Nkurunziza

The Burundian First Lady has been hospitalized for several days in Nairobi. Denise Nkurunziza arrived in the Kenyan capital during the night of Wednesday to Thursday, on a flight of the health organization AMREF. The wife of President Pierre Nkurunziza is being cared for at the Aga Khan Private Hospital, one of Kenya’s most renowned […]

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Ethiopia admits to have shot down ‘by error’ the Kenyan plane in Somali

Ethiopia admits that it shot down the Kenyan plane carrying humanitarian aid in south-west Somalia. The crash took place early last week and all six passengers, Kenyans and Somalis, died. The Ethiopian authorities speak of an error in a communiqué to the African Union. It was a private plane from African Express Airways. On board […]

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Heavy human toll in Kenya after seasonal rains

Kenya has been facing bad weather for the past three weeks. The seasonal rains are much heavier than usual and are causing a heavy human toll in the western and central regions of the country. This Thursday, the government gave a report on the results of this bad weather. Floods and landslides since mid-April have […]

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