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Ethiopia must rework anti-terror laws, free more detainees – U.N.

The United Nations has welcomed the positive political moves undertaken by the Ethiopian government after it released a number of detained politicians earlier this week. The U.N. however said there was more to be done...

Somalia welcomes 41 nationals released from Indian jails, more to follow

The Federal Government of Somalia on Friday welcomed home forty-one nationals who had been in Indian jails for piracy related offences. The returnees were welcomed at the Mogadishu International Airport by Prime Minister Ali Hassan...

We’re not divided in plans to take oath, NASA says

NASA leaders have asked Kenyans to ignore talks that they are divided in the push to have Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka sworn in as President and Deputy President on January 30. Speaking at Machakos...

Tanzania Halts Registration of Foreign Ships After Cargo Controversies

The government of Tanzania has temporarily stopped registration of foreign ships following the recent seizure of five Tanzanian-flagged ships that were carrying illegal cargo. President John Magufuli on Friday also ordered authorities to investigate the...

UN Warns of ‘Lost Generation’ In South Sudan’s Grinding Conflict

JUBA,— Seventy percent of South Sudan's children are out of school and the young country risks losing a generation that would make it harder to rebuild after conflict ended, a United Nations official said. South Sudan,...

EU Parliament raised key issues on Kenyan polls

On Tuesday night, Members of European Parliament debated the EU Observer Mission report on Kenya’s 2017 elections. The MEPs discussed the political situation in the country noted that sharp divisions following last year's elections still...

Museveni halts move to pay for security

Bukomansimbi. President Museveni has halted the planned recruitment of vigilantes and soliciting of Shs1,000 as security fees from each household in Bukomansimbi District. The move comes barely a week after local leaders and residents agreed...

DR Congo general ambushed in troubled eastern region

A general commanding military operations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was ambushed, army sources said on Friday, as rebels launched fresh attacks in the troubled region. A convoy that included General Philemon Yav, in...

Uhuru appointed Unicef’s global champion for youth empowerment

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accepted a UN agency’s request to be the global champion for youth empowerment. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore said the President’s role will include advocating promotion of...

Sudan Holding Journalists Who Were Arrested While Covering Protests

KHARTOUM,— Authorities in Sudan were holding an Agence France-Presse journalist on Thursday after he was arrested a day earlier while covering demonstrations against rising food prices that were dispersed by police. Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, a...