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Tension as Burundi president launches contested re-election bid

Burundi's president was on Saturday declared as candidate for a controversial third term in office, his ruling party announced, despite mounting protests over a move that the opposition says is unconstitutional.

There were fears the political crisis, during which President Pierre Nkurunziza's ruling CNDD-FDD party has also been accused of intimidating opponents, could push Burundi back into violence.

The country, situated in Africa's troubled Great Lakes region, only emerged from civil war in 2006.…

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QFM presenter ‘Rhino TK’ dies in Mombasa Road crash

Renowned QFM radio presenter Reagan Kukuni Kwena, popularly known as ‘Rhino TK’, is dead.

QFM posted the news on its official Facebook page informing fans about his death in a road crash on Saturday morning.

“This morning, we as the QFM family; have lost one us in a road accident. REAGAN KUKUNI KWENA aka "Rhino" has left us too soon! RIP RHINO TK,” read the post.

Besides being a radio presenter, Kukuni was a…

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Deputy President William Ruto warns against clan politics

Deputy President William Ruto has asked north east Kenya residents to shun clan politics.

Mr Ruto warned residents and leaders against engaging in divisive politics and work together to develop their counties.

He said political “hatred” was detrimental to social and economic prosperity as it undermines development initiatives.

He said a peaceful country attracts investment and spur social-economic growth.

Speaking at Marsabit Stadium on Saturday, the Deputy President urged communities to focus on activities…

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Kenya is safe, says world tourism chief

Kenya is a good destination for tourists and the international community should give the country unconditional support a top world tourism official has said.

Speaking on Saturday morning when he paid a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi, World Tourism Organization secretary general, Dr Taleb Rifai said Kenya is a shining example in the tourism sector and that the entire United Nation system supports the country to achieve its goals.…

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Ex-US president Bill Clinton to visit Kenya

Former United States President Bill Clinton will visit Kenya next week for a tour of projects funded by the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

The 41st American President will be accompanied by his daughter Chelsea Clinton.

The two Foundations have a large presence in Africa and largely focus on empowering women as well as promote economic growth and health access to various communities in the continent

The Clintons are expected to jet…

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At least 114 killed in Nepal quake: ministry

The country, situated in Africa's troubled Great Lakes region, only emerged from civil war in

1  hour ago

He said terror is a global challenge which requires all nations to join hands in combating it....

The country, situated in Africa's troubled Great Lakes region, only emerged from civil war in

1  hour ago

He said terror is a global challenge which requires all nations to join hands…

Read more: At least 114 killed in Nepal quake: ministry

Tourism hurt by decline in foreign visitors, CS Phyllis Kandie says

The country, situated in Africa's troubled Great Lakes region, only emerged from civil war in

1  hour ago

He said terror is a global challenge which requires all nations to join hands in combating it....

The country, situated in Africa's troubled Great Lakes region, only emerged from civil war in

1  hour ago

He said terror is a global challenge which requires all nations to join hands…

Read more: Tourism hurt by decline in foreign visitors, CS Phyllis Kandie says

Boko Haram retakes NE town from Nigerian army: witnesses

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of the Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said Friday.

"The terrorists, numbering over 2,000, appeared from various directions on Thursday and engaged the soldiers in Kirenowa town and adjoining communities in Marte," said Imamu Habeeb, a local community leader.

"They fought with soldiers over the night and the fight continued today (Friday), forcing hundreds…

Read more: Boko Haram retakes NE town from Nigerian army: witnesses

West Africa battles mystery of 'post-Ebola syndrome'

As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often-deadly virus on the survivors.

There is little research on patients cured of the tropical fever, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged that many are experiencing crippling complications long after walking out of treatment units.

Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's new head in Africa, told AFP that Liberian survivors had…

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How cancellation of Uhuru's US trip caught many by surprise

LOS Angeles, CaliforniaNews that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trip to the United States had been cancelled caught many by surprise and threw the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC and the Los Angeles consulate into a spin on Friday, the Nation has learnt.

The trip was cancelled at the last minute following what state House referred to as “increased military activity in Yemen.”

A source at the Kenyan Embassy Washington DC said everything was going as…

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Portrait of a xenophobic nation: Why S. Africans are an angry lot

Mr President, we remember you in Maputo in the 1980s, from that time when you were a political refugee. Often I imagine the fears that you must have felt, as a person persecuted by the apartheid regime.

But I don’t remember seeing you with a bodyguard. In fact it was we Mozambicans who acted as your bodyguards. For years we gave you more than a refuge. We offered you a house and we gave…

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