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Kenya’s SGR launches inter-county passenger trains as demands soar

Kenya’s ministry of transport on Wednesday launched new inter-county train service of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) with the hope of further boosting business and tourism along the new railway. The Cabinet Secretary of Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, James Macharia presided over the launch of the inter-county train service, Xinhua reports. […]

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U.S. military carry out first airstrikes against Islamic State group fighters in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The U.S. military for the first time has conducted two airstrikes against Islamic State group fighters in Somalia, where the group is a growing presence in a country long threatened by the al-Qaeda-linked extremist group al-Shabab. The U.S. Africa Command said the two drone strikes killed “several terrorists” in northeastern Somalia, with the […]

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Zambia president warns judges against blocking him from running in 2021 poll

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has warned  judges against blocking him from running in 2021 elections, saying a judicial intervention like that in Kenya could plunge the country into chaos. Lungu is expected to contest the 2021 race but may face a legal challenge from opposition parties which claim it would be unconstitutional as he has […]

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Ghanaian judges ordered to wear wigs whiles at post

Judges in Ghana have been ordered by the Chief Justice to wear wigs during the discharge of their duties, local news portal Starrfmonline reports. The directive from her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akuffo said effective Wednesday November 1, 2017, all judges had to wear their wigs without fail. Debate around the wigs has been ongoing in […]

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Men have duty to rape, says Egyptian lawyer

Report A lawyer has angered many in Egypt by saying on live television that women who wear revealing clothing, such as ripped jeans, deserve to be raped as a matter of “national duty”. Nabih al-Wahsh made the comments during a panel debate about a draft law on prostitution, on television channel Al-Assema: Are you happy […]

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Isabel dos Santos only African on Forbes 2017 ‘100 most powerful women’

Africa’s richest woman and daughter of the immediate past Angolan leader, Isabel dos Santos is the 74th most powerful woman in the world. The 44-year-old was also the only African to have made it to Forbes magazine’s ranking of the top 100 women for this year. Isabel who is currently head of the national oil […]

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Chinese-built hydro power dam is inaugurated in Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire inaugurated its largest dam on Thursday, in what is a representation of the win-win relationship between China and the West African country. The Chinese-built Soubre hydroelectric power station is a 4.5 kilometre-long hydro power dam and stands at the Naoua Falls on the Sassandra River. With an installed capacity of 275 megawatts (MW), […]

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Turkey delivers new assault rifles to Somalia to fight al Shabaab insurgency

The Turkish government has delivered 450 of its newly designed and manufactured MPT-76 assault rifles to Somalia to fight al Shabaab. This was revealed in a report by the Turkish news agency Anadolu saying the government ordered local defense industry companies to mass produce the country’s first locally designed rifle which has passed 47 NATO […]

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President Mugabe wants return of death penalty in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called for the death penalty to be reintroduced. His comments come after a justice ministry official revealed last month that more than 50 people applied for the post of hangman. The last execution in Zimbabwe was in 2005 when its hangman retired, the AFP news agency reports. Speaking at the […]

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Egyptian TV presenter sentenced to 3 years for ‘promoting indecency’

A popular Egyptian television presenter Doaa Salah has been sentenced to three years in prison over a statement she made on her show that was deemed immoral. A misdemeanor court in Cairo found her guilty of inciting debauchery and sentenced her to three years in prison including a 10,000 Egyptian Pound ($566) fine to be […]

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