Heavy flooding hammers vulnerable communities in Somalia East Africa 

Heavy flooding hammers vulnerable communities in Somalia

(AGV): According to Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Over 427,000 people have been affected by heavy flooding across Somalia in April. “Our staff on the ground have seen the elderly, women and children struggling to survive while their flimsy shelters are knee-high full of stagnant water. And worst is likely yet to come. Countless displaced communities are sheltering in flood-prone areas. With limited access to proper toilets and clean water, it’s a ticking time bomb for disease outbreaks like cholera and malaria,” warned Victor Moses, Somalia Country Director for Norwegian Refugee…

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Uganda's President Museveni Decision Makers East Africa 

Uganda rises up in unprecedented opposition to 31-year dictatorship of Museveni

During the early morning hours of September 21, nine young activists — all in their twenties — hauled a coffin toward a police station in the northern city of Lira. The coffin was draped with posters of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni and a number of his other allies in government. Written across the coffin on one side were the words “Change the constitution and bury Uganda” — a reference to a proposed constitutional amendment that would do away with the presidential age limit. At 6.30 a.m., when they arrived at…

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AL Shabaab East Africa OP-ED 

New Approach for Somali Security Forces to Prevent Terrorism

By Dr. David Leffler During these dangerous times of high tensions in Somalia, terrorism could quickly end if Somali security forces were trained to form what is known in Latin American military circles as Prevention Wings of the Military. These units would be comprised of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) experts. The purpose of these IDT groups would be to practice the non-religious Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the advanced TM-Sidhi program in group twice a day. Please follow and like us:

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Odinga East Africa 

Kenya: Supreme Court annuls presidential election in historic ruling

Responding to the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to annul last month’s presidential election and order a re-run, Justus Nyang’aya, Country Director at Amnesty International Kenya, said: “Today’s historic ruling demonstrates the independence of Kenya’s judiciary and sets an example for the rest of the world. “We urge all parties to comply with the judgement, and call on the police to observe restraint in their handling of any celebrations or protests that may follow this landmark ruling.” Please follow and like us:

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Madagascar dockworkers protest at Parliament as global union warns Africa against partnering with ICTSI

The plight of the Malagasy 43 – dockworkers sacked in Madagascar for standing up for their rights – has reached the highest levels of the Madgascan Government today with protests at Parliament and meetings scheduled with Government to try and resolve the dispute. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and local Madagascan union SYGMMA will be meeting with Minister of Public Service, Labor, & Social Law Jean de Dieu Maharante and requesting that the Madagascan Government enforce the Supreme Court ruling and resolve the worsening dispute. The meetings come after…

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Uganda's President Museveni East Africa Leaders 

Museveni warns South Sudan leaders on violence

President Yoweri Museveni has advised the ruling South Sudan party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), to employ dialogue rather force when dealing with internal and external contradictions. “The use of violence in every situation is dangerous. It should be of last resort and specific. Speak frankly within the [SPLM] party. Reach decisions by voting or by consensus. Never use force,” Museveni said this morning at the swearing in ceremony of the South Sudan national dialogue steering committee in Juba, South Sudan. Please follow and like us:

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Uhuru Kenyatta East Africa 

President Uhuru Kenyatta Promises to develop every corner of Kenya

ISIOLO, 20 May 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he is a leader of all Kenyans, 45 million-strong, and he will continue investing in projects that leave no part of the country behind. President Kenyatta emphasized that he is determined to ensure that Kenyans have equal access to opportunities that will lift their lives. “The projects we are implementing – ranging from infrastructure, provision of electricity and modern medical equipment to free maternity and paying exams fees for candidates in primary and secondary schools – are all aimed…

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Uganda's President Museveni East Africa 

Uganda’s President Museveni assumes chairmanship of the East African Community

Uganda has assumed the chairmanship of the East African Community. President Museveni takes over from Tanzania President Magufuli. President Museveni, new EAC Chairman addressed the summit, emphasized the need for integration “for our region’s prosperity and security”   “The people of East Africa are interlinked, I can address people all the way from Uganda to Mwanza in my dialect. We have the advantage of Swahili, a language not owned by a tribe, we can’t fail to unite to guarantee our future. Please follow and like us:

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza East Africa 

Grenade attack kills three members of Burundi ruling party

An unidentified man threw a grenade into a house in Burundi’s capital late on Wednesday, killing three people believed to be members of the ruling party’s youth wing. At least 700 people have been killed in violent clashes between supporters and opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza since April 2015 when he said he would run for a third term in office. He was re-elected in July 2015 in a vote largely boycotted by the opposition. “(Wednesday’s) attack claimed the lives of three young men. Three others were injured, including a…

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Burundi East Africa 

Burundi: Regional leaders must prioritize ongoing human rights crisis

The East African Community (EAC) must prioritize ending human rights violations in Burundi, and provide the renewed political leadership and commitment needed to end the crisis, said Amnesty International today in an open letter to the bloc’s leaders, ahead of their summit on 20 May in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam. Please follow and like us:

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