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Uhuru Kenyatta endorses Raila Odinga for presidency

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA |  Raila Odinga, the 77-year-old Kenyan veteran opposition leader was on Saturday endorsed by an alliance of more than 20 political parties to contest for presidency during the country’s August polls. Among the parties that pledged support for Odinga’s quest for presidency in the East Africa’s …

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Chinese-built Nairobi expressway ready in March

  Kenyans will begin using expressway three months earlier than anticipated Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua |  Kenyans will begin using the Chinese-built Nairobi expressway in March, three months earlier than anticipated, an official said on Friday. Kung’u Ndung’u, the director-general of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), said construction works …

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S. Africa, Kenya agree to elevate relations

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday said it was time to elevate the country’s relations with Kenya into a “strategic partnership.” He made the remarks after holding bilateral talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday. The …

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Africa’s Covid-19 corruption

‘Theft doesn’t even stop during a pandemic’ | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors have gone on strike over a lack of protective equipment, and protesters have taken to the streets in anger at the abuse of medical funds, many wearing T-shirts emblazoned with #arrestCovidthieves. Public uproar in Kenya in recent weeks …

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Africa’s presidents wrongly stereotyped

They are serious political actors, not mere acentric characters | ANAÏS ANGELO | All-powerful presidents are an essential part of a stereotypical representation of African politics controlled by a few individuals, rather than by institutions. This view has been reinforced by a literary tradition sanctifying the biographies of “great men” …

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