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Somalia rejects AU proposal for hybrid forces

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Somali government has rejected an African Union (AU) proposal for a joint stabilization mission with the United Nations (UN) to spearhead peacekeeping operations in the country. It said on Tuesday that the Africa Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) did not consider Somalia’s views, including …

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Kenyan star athlete murdered

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Olympian and World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Jebet Tirop has been found murdered today. Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband, according to a statement from the Kenyan athletics governing body. “We are still working to …

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UN welcomes renewed commitment to Mali peace pact

United Nations | Xinhua | The United Nations welcomes a renewed commitment by Malian parties to implement the peace agreement and the government’s plan for the reintegration of former combatants, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. “We welcome the renewed commitment made by the Malian parties to the implementation of the …

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Biden to host Kenyan president on Thursday: White House

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden will host Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House on Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. “The leaders will discuss the strong U.S.-Kenyan bilateral relationship and the need to bring transparency and accountability to domestic and international financial systems,” …

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China helps Uganda boost all-round development

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda is marking its 59th independence anniversary from British colonial rule, the African country is embracing a brighter future for development with China’s assistance. At Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, the country’s major gateway to the world, Chinese engineers together with their Ugandan counterparts are …

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Kenya raises $149,000 for conservation of elephants

Nairobi, Kenya |  Xinhua |  Kenya on Saturday announced that it has raised 16.5 million shillings (149,000 U.S. dollars) toward the conservation of elephants against the target of 900,000 dollars within the current financial year that ends in June 2022. Najib Balala, cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and …

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UNICEF on ground to respond to latest Ebola case in DRC

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua |  The UN children’s fund, UNICEF, said Saturday in a statement that it is working with health authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after a new Ebola case was reported in the northeastern part of the country. DRC’s government confirmed late Friday that …

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