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PROFILE: Former Ethiopian Minister is New WHO Head

Dr Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopia's former health minister, has been elected the new director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Tedros was voted in a poll exercise that lasted five hours in Geneva Switzerland on Tuesday. He beat British candidate David Nabarro after two rounds of voting. Voting was done by health ministers

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Manchester Bomber Salman Abedi:  A University Dropout Turned Terrorist

Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in an attack on a pop concert in Manchester, was a business student who dropped out of university. Born to a devoutly Islamic Libyan family in Britain's third biggest city, newspapers said he was known to the security services and the Financial

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 Food Crisis Ahead: Kenya Will Have a 4.3 million Maize Bag Deficit after Elections

Kenya is likely to sink into a food crisis in August, with an acute shortage of maize, experts have warned. According to The April Food Status report, there will be a deficit of 4.3 million bags of maize in August, the month of general elections. But director of crops in Agriculture ministry

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Museveni, Magufuli Sign Oil Pipeline Deal

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzania’s John Pombe Magufuli held bilateral talks at at State House, Dar-es-alaam at the weekend. Consequently, the two heads of state signed the East African Crude Oil Pipe Line Agreement (EACOP) in a bid to fast track the construction of the1400km oil pipe line from Hoima

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A Tale of Torture at Naggalama:  The Day Police Pepper Sprayed Suspects

I have been detained at a number of Police Stations including but not limited to Wandegeya, Jinja Road, Central Police, Kabalagala, Soroti, and Luwero but one of the most "spectacular" was Naggalama, a cousin of Nalufenya's. Naggalama is the place where "Crime Preventers" give orders to Police Officers. Naggalama is the place

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Dear Kenyan Opposition, Stop Making Irresponsible Threats

A group of opposition politicians led by Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama made some interesting demands and threats the other day. The same demands were repeated by the National Super Alliance leadership on Sunday in Nakuru. The threats are summarised thus: If the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission does not immediately

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Why Kenya’s Electoral Commission Must Resolve its Self-Imposed Dilemma

OPINION/OKECH KENDO The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is at a crossroads. The referee is undecided on how to proceed, even though the Constitution guarantees its operational independence. Ahead of the supposedly independent electoral agency lie two roads: One is the constitutionally and legally-defined way to a free and fair election.

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Open Letter to West Ankole Bishop-Elect Twinomujuni

From Kyeitembe Parish, Greater Archdeaconry, West Ankole Diocese May 10, 2017 To: My Beloved Bishop-Elect West Ankole Diocese Dear My Lord Bishop- Elect RE: MY CONGRATULATION MESSAGE TO YOU Praise God and His son our saviour Jesus Christ. Congratulations upon your election as the 4th Bishop of West Ankole Diocese. It’s a great blessing to have

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President Kiir Reconciles with Sacked Army Chief Malong

A meeting between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and sacked former army chief of staff Gen Paul Malong has yieleded fruit after the duo agreed to work together. President Kiir recently replaced Gen Malong with Gen James Ajongo Mawut in a decree. Malong would then, together with senior army officers, leave the

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