Thursday 27 July 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-07-27

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AFP - 7/25/17

A top opposition lawmaker in Tanzania has been charged with "hate speech" after calling President John Magufuli a dictator, according to court documents seen by AFP...

AFP - 7/25/17

Nicholas Bett, Kenya's first world 400m hurdles champion, will miss next month's London world athletics championships after suffering a stress fracture to the shin...

AFP - 7/25/17

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was a no-show Monday at a televised debate ahead of August 8 elections, leaving his main rival Raila Odinga alone to field questions...

AFP - 7/24/17

Kenyan police on Saturday arrested a lawmaker already accused of inciting violence after he urged people to take land away from white farmers, senior officers said....

AFP - 7/22/17

Tanzanian opposition number two Tundu Lissu was arrested on Thursday, three days after having called President John Magufuli a "dictator", party sources said.

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AFP - 7/20/17

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Thursday called on Burundians who have fled their country to return home, after talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza who was...

AFP - 7/20/17

Kenya's appeals court on Thursday quashed a ruling cancelling a contract to print presidential ballot papers, a victory for the electoral commission less than three...

AFP - 7/20/17

Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya's central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso Nyiro river to...

AFP - 7/20/17

A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced three men to life for stripping and sexually assaulting a woman they believed was dressed too provocatively.

The verdict...

AFP - 7/17/17

A strikingly toxic campaign ad was unleashed online in Kenya just weeks before national elections -- a potentially explosive move in a country where politics and...

AFP - 7/15/17

Footsteps came first, then unfamiliar voices, the smell of cow dung and the kicking in of the front door.

Suddenly awake, John Mbogo wrapped his 11-year-old...

AFP - 7/13/17

The soldiers came at dawn to Fulgence Rukundo's house in a village in western Rwanda, and accused him of stealing a cow.

They draped slabs of the dead cow's...

AFP - 7/13/17

At least six police officers were killed and four injured in Laikipia in Kenya's central highlands on Wednesday in the latest violent incident to hit the area.

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AFP - 7/11/17

A hand grenade blast killed at least eight people and wounded about 60 others in a bar at Shinya in northern Burundi, local officials and police said Monday.

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AFP - 7/9/17

At least nine people were shot and hacked to death in Kenya's coastal Lamu County early Saturday, in the latest attack by militants in the region.

Police...

AFP - 7/8/17

Kenya's government on Saturday announced the death of Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery at a hospital in the capital Nairobi.

Nkaissery, 68, a retired army...

AFP - 7/8/17

A Kenyan court on Friday cancelled a contract to print presidential ballot papers for next month's elections after the opposition claimed the winning company had...

AFP - 7/5/17

Kenya's President Raila Kenyatta and his main rival Raila Odinga pulled out of two televised presidential debates ahead of August 8 elections, their parties said...

AFP - 7/5/17

A female Tanzanian MP has been arrested for allegedly insulting President John Magufuli, who is seen as increasingly authoritarian and unwilling to brook any dissent...

AFP - 7/5/17

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party have moved the country toward violent dictatorship, rights groups said Tuesday in a report that slams the...

AFP - 7/4/17

The EU warned Monday of possible violence in Kenya's elections as it deployed observers ahead of the August 8 poll pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against his...

AFP - 6/30/17

Burundi on Thursday said it has "faith" in the new UN envoy to the crisis-hit country but warned Michel Kafando against "bias" in favour of opposition groups, an...

AFP - 6/30/17

Kenya has delayed plans to export its first oil in June by three months to better negotiate revenue sharing with the local community, the country's energy minister...

AFP - 6/28/17

Tanzania's President John Magufuli plans to speed up the building of a hydroelectric dam in one of Africa's largest game reserves, despite criticism from...

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