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Kenya: The death of the renowned surgeon Dr Nira Patel and Anthony Were Omollo rose anger among health professionals

Anger is mounting in Kenya after the deaths this weekend of two prominent doctors. They succumbed to Covid-19 as the country faces a second wave of killings. More than 2,000 health workers have contracted the virus since the start of the pandemic. Dozens have died from it. Their union is threatening to strike if nothing […]

Africa Cup of Nations 2021: Qualifiers resumed

Qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament resumed on 11 November 2020 after a year’s interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For this third day, Mauritania and Comoros were held in check (1-1) by Burundi and Kenya. But the taste of a draw does not have the same flavour among the Mourabitounes […]

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Kenya: Paul Gicheru surrendered to the ICC

The Kenyan Paul Gicheru surrendered to the Dutch authorities while he has been wanted since March 2015 by the ICC, which is based in the Netherlands. He was accused by the court of witness tampering during the period when the current Kenyan Vice-President, William Ruto, was being prosecuted for crimes against humanity following the 2007-2008 […]

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Sudan announces transfer of $335 million intended to compensate U.S. victims of terrorism

Sudan claims to have transferred money intended for the victims of the 1998 and 2000 attacks against US interests. Al Qaeda had attacked the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as the ship USS Cole, killing several hundred people. Khartoum said yesterday that it had transferred the $335 million intended to compensate the […]

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Ethiopian Shura Kitata wins the 40th London Marathon in a special contest

The world stars of marathons had an appointment this Sunday for the London Marathon. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was reserved for the elite of the discipline with a restricted course around Buckingham Palace and reinforced sanitary measures. Great shock on the London Marathon: undefeated for seven years, Eliud Kipchoge cracked at […]

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta visits France to talk business

The Kenyan president arrives in Paris for a five-day visit to France, focused on business. Uhuru Kenyatta is accompanied by a strong ministerial delegation and is expected to attend several economic events, including a conference at the headquarters of the Public Investment Bank of France, the institution in charge of promoting French companies abroad. He […]

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Kenya: President urges to take actions to limit doping cases among athletes

President Uhuru Kenyatta is concerned about the recent increase in doping cases among the country’s athletes. He is asking the Ministry of Sports to develop a major education and testing plan to combat this scourge. For the Kenyan president, the reputation of the country is at stake with only a few months to go before […]

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Tensions rekindle between Kenya and Somalia

A shooting broke out between Kenyan and Somali soldiers on Saturday 26 September along their common border. A demonstration was under way to denounce the violence of Kenyan forces against Somalis. The Kenyan soldiers then opened fire to disperse the demonstrators. Sustained exchanges of fire lasted several minutes between the armed forces of the two […]

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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 […]

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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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