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People Power Kenya Coordinator arrested on treason charges

Boniface Mwangi (34) has been arrested by Kenyan Police over allegations that the younger vocal activist, a photographer and publisher was planning to overthrow the government. Mwangi is a partner to Uganda’s pop music star who turned a politician recently the Kyadondo East legislator Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu popularly known by …

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Rwanda army eat big at AU as more pressure pile on Museveni

Rwanda has assumed the rotating monthly chairmanship of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union for the month of May 2019. According to a statement from the Rwandan Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the AU headquarters are based, Amb. Hope Tumukunde Gasatura, Rwanda’s Permanent Representative to …

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RwandAir offices attacked as People resist ‘Kagame colonisation’

Last week, hundreds of protestors demonstrating against controversial parliamentary polls gathered on the streets of Benin’s economic capital Cotonou. Protestors erected makeshift barriers of burning tyres, and chanted slogans against the current President, Patrice Talon. They also torched businesses, hurled stones, and smashed the windows of government buildings as they …

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Panic as government officers banned from traveling out of the country

Kenya Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua has explained that several top Kenya officias would not be allowed to travel outside Kenya without the e-passport. Through an order issued by the country Public Service, the officers with old passports might not travel unless they acquire the new document. He further …

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Rwanda reveals the number of years Kagame critic will spend in jail

The trial of Rwanda’s leading dissident politician has opened with a demand from prosecutors that she be sentenced to 22 years in prison for inciting insurrection and forgery. Diane Rwigara denies the charges, dismissing them as politically motivated after her blocked attempt to challenge the country’s President, Paul Kagame, in …

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MP conned Shs 2bn by West Africans in effort to become a billionaire over night

Former MP Danson Mungatana has been conned an eye-watering Kenya shillings 76 million (2.8bn Uganda shillings) to smooth crooks – some West Africans – who had promised to multiply his loot to a billion. The former Assistant Minister for Medical Services would have been an overnight billionaire, but is now …

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Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania

Masked gunmen have kidnapped a man described as Africa’s youngest billionaire from a gymnasium in Tanzania’s economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials said. Mohammed Dewji, 43, who heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests from agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry, was …

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