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Bomb blast kills eight on Kenya-Somalia border

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Eight people, including four children returning to school after Eid celebrations, were killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb in eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, police said. “We have eight victims — four children and four police,” a police spokesman told AFP following the explosion …

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Sudan hopes US travel ban won’t harm sanctions bid

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan expressed hopes on Tuesday that a US court’s decision to partially reinstate a travel ban that includes its citizens will not harm its bid to have American sanctions lifted. The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated President Donald Trump’s travel ban imposing restrictions …

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Raila Odinga unveils ‘Roadmap to Canaan’ NASA manifesto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Kenyan Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has released his National Super Alliance NASA’s manifesto dubbed the ‘Roadmap to Canaan’. “Foremost in our road map to remaking Kenya is to develop a national identity. Understanding what makes us Kenyans and good citizens,” Odinga said at the …

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Kenya records five million new voters for August polls

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s election commission announced Tuesday that there would be five million new voters taking part in August polls, raising the stakes for incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his longtime rival Raila Odinga. After the first-ever audit of the voter’s register — often seen as a key …

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AU SUMMIT 29: Africa’s need is bigger than ever

ANALYSIS: Despite gains, Somalia isn’t filling the governance vacuum in regions recovered from al-Shabaab Addia Ababa, Ethiopia| BY PSC REPORT | ISS TODAY| Now more than ever, Africa needs the help of the African Union (AU) and its partners in tackling security threats and other ongoing crises – particularly in the …

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LIVE: Botswana’s Masire lying in state today

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  The body of Sir Ketumile Masire, Botswana’s second post-independence leader who passed away aged 91 on Thursday, is lying in state at the country’s parliament in Gabarone today. It will give ordinary Batswana a chance to pay their last respects to their former leader, ahead …

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Kenyatta puts jobs, industrialisation at top of Jubilee agenda

Nairobi, Kenya | PSCU |  President Kenyatta today unveiled the Jubilee Party’s robust plan to continue Kenya’s journey to prosperity, centred on more jobs and rapid industrialisation. The Jubilee Party Manifesto for 2017 was unveiled at a colourful ceremony at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, one of Kenya’s most iconic locations …

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