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Tanzania sets 2-week deadline for bloggers amid internet crackdown

Tanzania’s communications regulator has issued a two-week deadline for bloggers to register their platforms under strict new online content rules, amid concerns that the government is cracking down on internet users. The regulations passed in...

UN envoy tells Sudan to lift emergency laws

UN special envoy for human rights in Sudan Aristide Nononsi has urged the government to lift the emergency laws in Darfur. Addressing a press conference in Khartoum on Monday at the end of his visit...

Uhuru Kenyatta fails to attend devolution meet in Kakamega

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday skipped devolution conference in Kakamega. Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru told the meeting that Mr Kenyatta, who was expected to officially open it, would make his address via a video link...

Nepalese peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan

UN peacekeepers from Nepal are facing allegations of child rape in South Sudan, the UN spokesman said Monday, describing the case as "especially heinous." At the request of the United Nations, Nepal agreed to send...

IUIU students protest suspension over sex

Kampala. Twenty-three students of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) have challenged the university decision to suspend them for one year for allegedly indulging in sexual activities on campus. The affected students have written to the university...

350 jobs up for grabs as govt restructures UBC

KAMPALA. Some 176 jobs at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) have been slashed and the remaining 349 tossed up for grabs as the long-awaited revamp of the public broadcaster starts. Three new top positions, one of deputy...

Chebukati defends IEBC on Chiloba suspension

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati says the suspension of Ezra Chiloba; the commission’s chief executive was in good faith. In reply to a case filed by Mr Chiloba, Mr Chebukati...

Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing

JUBA,— Everyone and everything is a target in South Sudan’s civil war, as attacks against health facilities and aid workers increase, a new report says. At least 50 medical institutions were attacked in 2016 and...

Kenya’s deputy president Ruto blasts opposition over demands to incorporate Odinga into gov’t

Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, has criticised a campaign by the opposition to push for a referendum that would create positions for its leaders including Raila Odinga. Addressing a congregation in Nakuru, on Sunday, Ruto...

IUIU suspends 23 students over engaging in love affairs

The disciplinary committee at Islamic University in Uganda, Mbale campus has suspended 23 students undertaking different course on allegations of engaging in sexual relationships contrary to the university regulations. Dr Sulait Kabali, the University Coordinator,...