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Two Killed and scores injured as Kenya’s Opposition Pushes for Withdrawal of Electoral Body

Two Killed and scores injured as Kenya’s Opposition Pushes for Withdrawal of Electoral Body

Police in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, on Monday fired teargas canisters at protesters gathering outside the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission offices at Anniversary Towers, seeking the withdrawal of electoral officials from office. The move followed a directive from the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, who termed the protests unlawful since police were not […]

IFC to up funding for Kenya

IFC to up funding for Kenya

The International Finance Corporation wants to increase the amount of funds it disburses to both the public and private sector in Kenya. The Executive Vice President and CEO of the IFC, Philippe Le Houerou, Tuesday told President Uhuru Kenyatta that his organisation is impressed by Kenya’s progress and that they are also also using the […]

Rwanda expels 15,000 ”illegal” Burundians

Rwanda expels 15,000 ”illegal” Burundians

The government of Rwanda has over the last few days expelled about 15,000 Burundians and sent them back to the conflict-wrecked East African nation allegedly for living in Rwanda illegally. Despite the fact the fact that move has been viewed as retaliatory given the tense relations between the two neighbours, the authorities in Kigali were […]

Kenya toughens stance against wildlife crime

Kenya toughens stance against wildlife crime

Kenya is taking a bold stand against wildlife crime through higher penalties for wildlife criminals According to the USAID sponsored report by TRAFFIC, the leading global NGO on trade in wild animals, the East African nation has been highlighted as a key source and transit point for wildlife commodities exiting Africa. Kenya Wildlife Service Chairman […]

Over 70 police officers have died in the Burundian turmoil, says police spokesman

Over 70 police officers have died in the Burundian turmoil, says police spokesman

The one year long conflict in Burundi has claimed lives of 77 police officers, Pierre Nkurikiye, the Police Spokesman told the media this Tuesday in the capital Bujumbura. Nkurikiye also revealed that 59 police officers are being held for a number of offenses and another 38 has been expelled from the force. The police spokesman […]

Kenyan authorities arrest owner of the collapsed building

Kenyan authorities arrest owner of the collapsed building

As hope to rescue survivors of the collapsed building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi fades, and the death toll mounts, police in Kenya have arrested the owner of the structure Samuel Karanja Kamau. Mr. Kamau, whose six-storey residential building in the impoverished neighbourhood of Huruma collapsed last Friday killing 21 people and trapping hundreds is due to appear in […]

Top general shot dead in Burundi, ICC to investigate killings

Top general shot dead in Burundi, ICC to investigate killings

A top Burundian general and advisor to one of the country’s vice presidents. Athanase Kararuza  has been shot dead in the capital Bujumbura. General Kararuza, and his wife, who also died in the heavily armed attack were dropping off their daughter at school Monday morning. The prominent general’s death is the latest in a string […]

Congolese music legend Papa Wemba dies, tributes pour in

Congolese music legend Papa Wemba dies, tributes pour in

Music fans across Africa and beyond yesterday woke up to the sad news of the passing of a music icon, Papa Wemba, the 66 year old Congolese musician had collapsed on stage and died in the Ivorian Capital, Abidjan. Thousands of fans took to social media to pay tribute to one of the most recognizable […]

Chase bank to reopen its doors in Kenya

Chase bank to reopen its doors in Kenya

It is reprieve for customers of Chase Bank Kenya, following the revelation that the bank will be resume its operations in Kenya next week Wednesday April 27, 2016. Approximately 167, 290 customers are set to access their money, customers with deposits below 1 million Kenya shillings will be allowed to withdraw their money, which translates […]

Four die in Burundi deadly violence

Four die in Burundi deadly violence

An attack by unidentified gunmen donning military uniforms and masks Saturday night killed four members of the ruling CNDD-FDD in Burundi, the party has confirmed. The four victims were gunned down at a bar in Mugamba district, Buriri Province, South East of the capital Bujumbura, where they had gathered for a general cleaning exercise, according to the […]

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