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Burundi warns against execution investigations at ICC

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s Attorney General has called on families of victims of alleged extrajudicial executions to provide evidence for investigations, warning them not to submit it to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Top government lawyer Valentin Bagorikunda claimed that evidence submitted to the ICC or the United …

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New water plant to boost Kigali water need by 82%

Kigali, Rwanda | President Kagame today inaugurated the Nzove water treatment plant located in Nzove sector, Kigali city, which will significantly increase water quantity and quality in the country, at a lower cost compared to other projects of its kind. In his inauguration speech, President Kagame called on leaders to …

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Itorero: Kagame urges leaders to take training seriously

Kigali, Rwanda | “Trainings like this one are aimed at discouraging the culture of routine. People should not consider these trainings as routine events,” said President Kagame as he presided over the closing of a two -week induction training (Itorero) for newly elected District Councillors and District Executive Secretaries. “The …

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Ivory Coast resort was ‘symbolic’ jihadist target: analysts

Paris, France | AFP | When gunmen from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb killed 18 people at a beach resort frequented by foreigners in Ivory Coast, the jihadist group was targeting its sworn enemy France, analysts said Monday. Grand-Bassam, the palm tree-fringed beach town where the gunmen wrought carnage Sunday, …

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Elephant returns to Somalia for first time in 20 years

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An elephant marched hundreds of kilometres and briefly crossed into Somalia this month marking the first time the animal has been seen in the country in 20 years, conservationists said Wednesday. Morgan, a male bull in his 30s, was fitted with a tracking collar in …

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Mkapa named new Burundi crisis mediator

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Wednesday Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa was named Wednesday as the new mediator for talks to end a nearly year-long crisis in neighbouring Burundi by the regional East African Community (EAC). Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni officially remains the main mediator, but 77-year old Mkapa is …

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Magufuli asks EAC secretariat to cut costs

The regional East African Community (EAC) today admitted South Sudan as their sixth member, as the bloc looked at their summit in Arusha today to further encourage trade and simplify customs duties between members. Other highlights of the day were: Magufuli tough on costs Magufuli lashed out at the EAC …

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