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Somalia under pressure to side with Saudi Arabia, UAE against Qatar

Share the post “Somalia under pressure to side with Saudi Arabia, UAE against Qatar” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Somalia’s neutralitiy in the ongoing Gulf region crisis has generated a lot of pressure for the Horn of Africa country to join the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates faction against Qatar. The latest call is from the autonomous Somali […]

Share the post “Senegal’s main opposition to boycott future elections after ‘masquerade’” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail The leader of Senegal’s main opposition group said on Wednesday it would not participate in any future elections because the parliamentary polls that delivered a large majority to the ruling coalition were a “masquerade”. President Macky Sall’s coalition took 125 seats in […]

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Share the post “24 killed in post-election violence in Kenya” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Violence erupted after the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this week, leaving at least 24 people dead nationwide, a rights group said. The victims included a 9-year-old girl, according to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. Relatives said the victims were shot […]

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Share the post “Kenya election: Raila Odinga urges supporters to strike” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail in Kibera, the largest slum in the capital Nairobi. The international community has urged calm following the vote, which Mr Odinga alleges was fixed. The official results gave President Uhuru Kenyatta 54.3%, and Mr Odinga 44.7%. The allegation has sparked violent protests, with […]

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Share the post “Intense fighting in Ethiopia as key road is blocked, U.S. warns citizens” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail The United States embassy in Ethiopia has reported of intense gunfire between two cities leaving a main road linking the capital and another town blocked. A statement released by the embassy read: “The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports […]

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Share the post “Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip due to ‘exhaustion’” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has canceled his planned trip to Botswana next week due to exhaustion. The cancellation follows agitation by China which has warned Botswana against hosting the 82-year-old exiled leader. A statement issued on Friday expressed the Dalai Lama’s apology […]

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Share the post “No protester was killed by live bullet, the country is safe – Kenyan government” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail The Kenyan government has dismissed reports of shooting of protesters by police saying the country is safe and there are no insecurities except in parts of the capital and the port city of Kisumu. Acting Cabinet Secretary […]

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Share the post “Ethiopia says no ‘intense fighting’ in the east, U.S. confirms key road reopened” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail The Ethiopian government has responded to a report on Thursday evening that there was intense fighting in the country’s east. The Minister of Information, Negeri Lencho, is quoted as saying there was no fighting and closed roads as […]

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Share the post “How Kenya’s votes will be counted, and why transparency is so crucial” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail The shocking murder of Christopher Msando, which came to light this week, casts a pall over Kenya’s 8 August elections. As the acting director of information and communications technology at the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Msando had […]

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Share the post “Following Kagame’s 99% election win, his former chief of staff speaks out against the international community’s uncritical support for the president.” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail On 4 August, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame was re-elected with a near-perfect vote of 99%, earning himself a place in history alongside the likes of Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein and […]

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