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November 25, 2015 - 0 Comments

One of the countries that Pope Francis will visit is The Central African Republic. Amidst the security fears since he is touring a war-torn country, he will not wear a bullet proof vest. His spokesman...

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August 7, 2015 - 0 Comments

Kenyans wishing to travel to South Africa will now pay less following an agreement between the two governments. On Friday, Immigration Director Gordon Kihalangwa said Kenya had reached a deal with South Africa to reduce...

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July 27, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Barack Obama on Monday officially begins a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa’s second-most populous nation and the seat of the African Union....

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June 30, 2015 - 0 Comments

Lupita Nyong’o was on Tuesday named a global elephant ambassador as she appeared in public for the first time in Kenya since she won an Oscar. This is the first homecoming tour by the actress,...

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June 30, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE NEW YORK, United States, Jun 30 – Facebook announced Monday it had opened its first African office in Johannesburg as part of its efforts “to help people and businesses connect” on the...

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June 21, 2015 - 0 Comments

NAIROBI, Jun 21 –The medical professionals who made the heroic choice to volunteer to contain the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone and Liberia will be rewarded for their service, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said....

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June 20, 2015 - 0 Comments

Kenya safely navigated through a couple of challenges from Algeria to claim a record ninth continental women volleyball crown, following an exciting contest at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi on Saturday. This result, a...

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June 14, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP JOHANNESBURG A South African court on Sunday issued a temporary ban on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir leaving the country after the International Criminal Court called for him to be arrested at a summit...

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June 13, 2015 - 0 Comments

Pope Francis has hinted that he may visit Kenya in November, stopping off during a debut African tour that is also set to include Uganda and the restive Central African Republic. Addressing thousands of priests...

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June 13, 2015 - 0 Comments

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she will receive an award on behalf of Mama Ngina among other official engagements. The “living legends” Award by the African Women of Excellence is...

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June 7, 2015 - 0 Comments

Kenyans abroad have snubbed an invitation by the electoral commission to take part in a survey that would make it possible for them to vote in 2017. According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission...

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June 4, 2015 - 0 Comments

VOA News An explosion at a gas station in Ghana’s capital has killed at least 73 people who had gathered for shelter during torrential rains. Ghanaian officials confirmed the accident Thursday. Reports from the scene...

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June 2, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP OMDURMAN, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was sworn in on Tuesday for another five years after he swept elections in April marked by a low turnout and an opposition boycott. Bashir, who is wanted...

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May 29, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the new president of Nigeria on Friday in a historic ceremony after he won the country’s first ever opposition victory over a sitting president. Buhari took the...

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May 28, 2015 - 0 Comments

President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday cancelled an official visit to Nigeria at the eleventh hour after questions were raised over the large number of officials that had been lined up to accompany him. Instead, Mr Kenyatta...

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May 23, 2015 - 0 Comments

Bizarre photos of a South Africa-based pastor ordering his congregation to strip and lie down on a patchy ground have gone viral, attracting widespread criticism on social media. The pictures, which have since gone viral...

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May 18, 2015 - 0 Comments

Kenya is set to take advantage of the Pan-African Parliament summit in South Africa to lobby for a review of tough visa rules imposed on Kenyans last year. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed told...

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May 16, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP BUJUMBURA The head of the prominent Burundian independent radio station RPA has fled the central African country amid a crackdown by security forces loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza, a rights activist said Saturday....

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