Wednesday 18 April 2018

All International wire news

E.g., 2018-04-18

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AFP - 4/18/18

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Burundi's government of killing, beating and intimidating suspected opponents of a constitutional referendum next month that...

AFP - 4/16/18

Tanzanians have to pay $900 for a permit to blog, a staggering amount for many in the country, say critics who see the fee as a further bid by President John Magufuli...

AFP - 4/14/18

Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist famous for her work rearing baby elephants in Kenya and fighting for the protection of the species, has died aged 83, her...

AFP - 4/11/18

It was a handshake that drew a line under Kenya's bruising election, left many people bewildered and swung open the starting gate for the 2022 presidential race....

AFP - 4/9/18

High on Kenya's Laikipia plateau hundreds of British soldiers spent a recent half-moon night fording a river, marching across wadis and over escarpments before...

AFP - 4/9/18

Kenya will try to remain the top track and field nation at the Commonwealth Games despite bringing a new-look team after many of their top performers opted out.

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AFP - 4/8/18

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday inaugurated a 24-kilometre (15-mile) around the country's tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling of the precious violet-blue...

AFP - 4/5/18

Twelve people were killed and 46 injured in a crash between a bus and a truck in northern Tanzania, traffic police said.

The accident happened late Wednesday...

AFP - 4/2/18

In its heyday, half a century ago, East Africa's Safari Rally was renowned as being among the toughest in the world, a formidable challenge for car and driver, across...

AFP - 3/30/18

A Kenyan court fined the interior minister and police chief Thursday after they defied orders to produce an opposition politician in court, who was instead deported...

AFP - 3/29/18

An outspoken member of the opposition alliance was Wednesday expelled from Kenya for the second time in two months, his lawyer told AFP.

Miguna Miguna, a...

AFP - 3/28/18

Eight prominent columnists working for Kenya's biggest media group quit Tuesday over what they said was increased meddling by government and a loss of media freedom...

AFP - 3/22/18

Kenya's ruling Jubilee Party on Wednesday denied that Cambridge Analytica had stage-managed the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in highly disputed and deadly 2017...

AFP - 3/21/18

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction, a fate that...

AFP - 3/20/18

The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at the age of 45, his keepers announced Tuesday, leaving only two females of his subspecies alive.

The...

AFP - 3/19/18

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has set May 17 as the date for a referendum on a controversial constitutional reform that could keep him in power until 2034,...

AFP - 3/13/18

A new title bestowed on Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is "visionary", and not "eternal supreme guide", the ruling party said Tuesday after confusion over the...

AFP - 3/12/18

Burundi's ruling party has bestowed the title of "eternal supreme guide" on President Pierre Nkurunziza, a party official confirmed Sunday, as critics claimed he...

AFP - 3/10/18

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on his first Africa tour as Washington's top diplomat, cancelled his programme in Kenya on Saturday because he was feeling unwell...

AFP - 3/10/18

President Uhuru Kenyatta met opposition leader Raila Odinga in public on Friday for the first time since last year's hotly-disputed elections, with the pair promising...

AFP - 3/7/18

Kenya's government cannot account for $400 million in public funds, according to a damning report from the auditor general highlighting the country's failure to crack...

AFP - 3/4/18

A neurosurgeon at Kenya's largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement on Friday.

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AFP - 3/2/18

Kenyan conservationists expressed outrage Thursday after construction of a railway line began inside Nairobi's famed national park, saying this defied a court order...

AFP - 2/27/18

A Tanzanian court on Monday handed five-month jail terms to two regime opponents, including a lawmaker, for defaming President John Magufuli, their defence counsel...

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