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Brent oil falls below $50 as Nigeria ups production

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices retreated in Asia Tuesday, with Brent easing below $50 on news of increased production from Nigeria following the repair of infrastructure damaged in militant attacks. Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, pumped an average 1.53 million barrels a day …

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Kenya’s Cheruiyot eyes double Olympic swansong

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s former world 5000m and 10000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot will attempt another Olympic double at Rio in her final fling before retiring from the track. The 32-year old won both her specialities at the Kenyan Olympic trials in Eldoret, and said she was keen to …

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Kenya demonstrations over lawyer’s murder

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Hundreds of people marched through Kenya’s capital on Monday condemning “extrajudicial executions” following the murder of three men, including a lawyer who criticised police abuse. Dressed in T-shirts smeared in red paint to symbolise blood, the demonstration organised by the Kenya National Commission on Human …

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S.Korean selfie tourist dies in Peru waterfall

Lima, Peru | AFP | Peruvian police pulled a South Korean tourist dead from under a waterfall in the Amazon jungle, days after he fell in while taking a photo of himself, police said Monday. The man, 28-year-old Kim Jongyeob, slipped and fell 500 meters (1,640 feet) under the waterfall …

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Israel PM Netanyahu in Uganda

  The Israeli Prime Minister¬†Benjamin Netanyahu is in Uganda, his first trip as premier to sub-Saharan Africa. He has just flown in Monday, exactly 40 years after Israel commandos rescued hostages in the famous Operation Thunderbolt at Entebbe. He was received by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, and given a …

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VIDEO: UNRA gets tough on contractors

NBS: The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has warned that they will not pay any contractor currently handling road projects across the country if there is even slightest evidence of shoddy work. UNRA Executive Director, Allen Kagina, who was inspecting several roads projects in Tororo instructed the construction firm DOT …

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VIDEO: Museveni Launches Abattoir

NBS: President Yoweri Musevni has encouraged heavy investment in cattle keeping, saying that the demand for livestock is likely to increase, once the construction of a modern abattoir is completed. This follows the laying of a foundation for the construction of an abattoir to be built to international standards in …

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Jail looms as Pistorius to be sentenced for murder

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius could return to jail on Wednesday, when a judge is set to sentence him for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago. Pistorius was freed from prison in the South African capital Pretoria last October after serving one year …

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