Monday, July 13, 2020

Tanzania govt buys gemstones from Maasai tribesman for $3.34 million

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Doto Biteko, the Minister of Minerals, collected the gemstones from the small-scale miner and handed him a cheque of 7.74 billion Tanzanian shillings (about...

Burundi restores role of PM after 22 years

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Burundi's parliament has approved Alain Guillaume Bunyoni as prime minister, the first person to take on the role in 22 years. The position has been...

Kenya’s military denies partial lockdown of barracks

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Kenya's military has denied putting any of its barracks under partial lockdown amid media reports that dozens of soldiers are being treated at an...

Covid-19: Kenya to discharge asymptomatic patients

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Kenya plans to discharge nearly all asymptomatic Covid-19 patients to free-up space in congested hospitals. The government has released guidelines for home-based care for discharged...

Why Uhuru Kenyatta Wants to Change Constitution

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By Justus Ochieng' President Kenyatta on Monday gave the clearest indication yet that Kenyans will hold a referendum on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). “…n 2010...

Ugandan MPs ‘arrested over coronavirus border protest’

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Two Ugandan MPs have been arrested after leading a demonstration calling for the closure of the border with South Sudan in order to prevent...

Rwanda reverses easing of coronavirus lockdown

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Rwanda has reversed its planned easing of coronavirus restrictions on Monday after recording the first death from the virus and a rise in new...

Scientists to Decide Fate of 2021 Polls – Museveni

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By Damali Mukhaye President Museveni has said the decision to hold 2021 elections will depend on the advice of the scientists working to contain the...

Ugandan sex workers risk their lives in lockdown

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Sex workers living with HIV in Uganda have stopped taking their medication because of a lack of food and income as restrictions have left...

Excerpt from the speech by Julius Nyerere, President of the Republic of Tanzania May...

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  …We did not come here to discover whether we all want a free Africa. Even the greatest enemies of African unity know that the...