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RAILA ODINGA: Covid-19 is real!

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenyan opposition political heavyweight Raila Odinga.76, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now quarantined at Nairobi Hospital, that is in the news for many reasons. The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader said in a statement Thursday that Covid-19 is real. “I wish to use …

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Gov’t reaches settlement with tenants of Uganda House Nairobi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Foreign Affairs Ministry has finally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the occupants of Uganda House in Nairobi to pave way for renovations. The renovation works have stalled for five years even after a contractor was identified and funds availed for the …

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Lowly ranked South Sudan shock Uganda Cranes in AFCON qualifier

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The South Sudan national football team have shocked Uganda Cranes 1-0 in a Group B 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match played at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Uganda Cranes needed a win to qualify directly for Africa’s biggest tournament, but a …

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‘Starve or get sick’: Africa’s lockdown dilemma

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Women and children fell to the ground, bloodied and trampled in a desperate surge for food being handed out in a Nairobi slum, as police fired teargas and men with sticks beat the hungry. As African countries grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, observers warn that …

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Nairobi governor arrested for ‘economic crimes’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The flashy governor of Nairobi was arrested Friday shortly after Kenya’s chief prosecutor ordered he be detained to face charges of economic crimes. Governor Mike Sonko is the latest in a string of top officials — including Finance Minister Henry Rotch — to be hauled in …

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