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ICJ has no jurisdiction in Kenya-Somalia maritime border dispute, Kenya says

A long-running maritime border dispute between Kenya and Somalia is currently underway at the U.N International Court of Justice at The Hague.   Attorney General Githu Muigai is lea ding a high-powered delegation in a case in which Kenya accuses Somalia of defaulting on a 2009 agreement to resolve the dispute surrounding the more than […]

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 […]

Uganda Elections: supreme court upholds Museveni’s victory

Uganda Elections: supreme court upholds Museveni’s victory

The Supreme Court of Uganda has dismissed a petition filed by former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi seeking to nullify the re-election of the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni in February’s controversial polls, which extended his 30 year stay in power in the East African state A Coram of nine justices of the Supreme Court unanimously agreed […]

Rwandan former minister “poisoned” in Burundi prison

Rwandan former minister “poisoned” in Burundi prison

A former minister in Rwanda Mr. Jacques Bihozagara has died in Mpimba prison in the Burundian capital where he had been incarcerated, officials have confirmed. According to multiple sources, the former Sports and Culture minister, who also once served as Rwanda’s ambassador to France suddenly died Wednesday after eating poisoned food. Mr. Bihozagara was reportedly arrested […]

Uganda: Supreme Court allows law dons to join election petition

Uganda: Supreme Court allows law dons to join election petition

The Supreme Court of Uganda has ruled on the amicus curiae application of nine law professors from Makerere University who sought to join an election petition filed by former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi who is challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s victory in last month’s controversial polls. But the same court ruled against an application filed by […]

Uganda: election challenge opens in Supreme Court

Uganda: election challenge opens in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in Uganda has began the process of hearing the petition challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s victory in the February 18 controversial poll. The proceeding however, dwelt on whether or not the court should allow the petitioner, Amama Mbabazi to file an amendment to his original petition adding more demands. After several hours of haggling between lawyers […]

East African leaders agree to boost industrialization

East African leaders agree to boost industrialization

East African Community (EAC) leaders meeting in Arusha Tanzania on Wednesday resolved that all member states should put industrialization on top of their development agenda for regional growth. Speaking at the summit which was again skipped by the embattled Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, the chairman of the EAC and Tanzanian President John Magufuli said that […]

Burundi’s problems can only be resolved by Burundians, says Kagame

Burundi’s problems can only be resolved by Burundians, says Kagame

Two days before East African Community leaders meet in Arusha, Tanzania at the heads of state summit on Burundi, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has said the country’s crisis can only be tackled by leaders and the people of Burundi themselves and not by foreigners. Addressing Rwandans and Burundians in the diaspora Saturday February 27, in the […]

Six Rwandan journalists vie for local leadership posts

Six Rwandan journalists vie for local leadership posts

At least six Rwandan journalists have stood for local administrative positions in the districts of Kamonyi, Muhanga and Nyanza in the southern province, setting an all-time record of the biggest number of journalists to vie for political positions. The journalists, include Peacemaker Mbungiramihigo, the executive secretary of Media High Council (MHC), Eugéne Hagabimana, the director […]

Uganda Decides 2016: Museveni stretches lead against Besigye

Uganda Decides 2016: Museveni stretches lead against Besigye

Incumbent Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has stretched his lead in the Presidential polls against his closest challenger and long time arch rival Dr Col Kizza Besigye following the latest provisional results released by the country’s Electoral Commission. The results released on Friday night shortly before 11pm, indicated Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has so far registered […]

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