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Kenya holds state funeral for ex-president Kibaki

– – Kenya is holding a state funeral service on Friday for former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki who died a week ago at the age of 90. The event is being held at the Nyayo National Stadium in the capital Nairobi. Kenyans queued to pay their last respects to the late president for several days. The body of the late president was viewed at parliament house where it laid in state. Friday’s state funeral service is being attended by several African presidents and other global dignitaries. South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, Salva…

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Tributes pour in for former Kenyan President Kibaki

– – Kenyans are paying tribute to their former president, Mwai Kibaki, who died at the age of 90. The election of President Kibaki in 2002 ended 40 years of one-party rule since independence. Mr Kibaki was noted for his liberal reforms, which revived Kenya’s ailing economy, however he was accused of not doing enough to tackle rampant corruption. His 2007 re-election also sparked months of nationwide violence and led to 1,200 deaths. President Kenyatta led the tributes, saying Mr Kibaki had “led the charge to keep the ruling party accountable” and had “earned…

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Rwandan court jails Chinese man for beating men tied on tree

– – A Chinese man has been jailed for twenty years for beating his employees while they were tied to a tree in Rwanda. Sun Shujun was sentenced by a Rwandan court after he was put on trial for torture for his action which was captured on video. He was arrested after the video of his action went viral. A Rwandan man who works for Shujun was also sentenced to 12 years in jail for abetting torture. The three-minute video went viral in Rwanda in August 2021. The video was…

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Rwanda’s decision to take in UK asylum seekers criticized

Per the scheme agreed on between the UK and Rwanda, single men arriving in the UK illegally in small boats or lorries will be sent to Rwanda for resettlement. Such people who arrived in the UK by 1 January may be sent to Rwanda, where their asylum claims will be processed. Details of the scheme explained that such deportees will be given accommodation and support and would be free to come and go from their lodgings at all times, while their claims are being considered. Once the claims of these asylum…

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Kenya deports French oil firm CEO over fuel shortages

– – The Kenyan government has deported Christian Bergeron, the chief executive of Rubis Energy Kenya – a subsidiary of France-based Rubis Group. It follows the cancellation of the work permit of the CEO of one of the biggest oil marketers in Kenya over a fuel shortage. The energy regulator has accused some oil marketers of withholding the supply of fuel to the local market and prioritizing exports to neighboring countries. The regulator also warned that the companies would be punished by restricting the volumes of fuel they will be…

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South Sudan forms unified army, integrates opposition commanders

– – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has now formed a unified armed forces command and has also integrated opposition commanders into the structure of the armed forces. Per the new structure, the president’s faction has a 60% representation while the opposition occupies the remaining 40%. A line-up of the names of the generals to lead the unified command was announced by the national broadcaster on Tuesday night. In a move that could signal a significant approach towards ensuring a sustainable peace deal, South Sudan’s political rivals last week agreed to…

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Gaming Market Statistics in Tanzania: The Rise of the Gaming Industry

– – Tanzania’s gaming business has established itself as a vital industry that contributes significantly to the country’s GDP. This article examines the primary findings of a market report on the Tanzanian gaming sector. The study seeks to provide unique and important insight into all sorts of commercial gaming operations in Tanzania, covering growth patterns, key market players, consumer behavior, and other variables that are driving gaming expansion in Tanzania. Sports Betting As of 2022, sports betting Tanzania surpassed retail casinos as the country’s main gaming activity in terms of…

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Ethiopia: Reports of ethnic cleansing in western Tigray zone

– – Amhara regional security forces and civilian authorities in Ethiopia’s Western Tigray Zone are alleged to have committed widespread abuses against Tigrayans since November 2020. In a report released on Wednesday, two human rights groups, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the abuses amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Ethiopian authorities have severely restricted access and independent scrutiny of the region, keeping the government’s campaign of ethnic cleansing largely hidden, the report mentioned. The report, ‘We Will Erase You From This Land’: Crimes Against Humanity and…

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South Sudan: Political rivals agree to form unified army

– – In a move that could signal a significant approach towards ensuring a sustainable peace deal, South Sudan’s political rivals have now agreed to form a unified armed forces command. Officials representing President Salva Kiir and his first Vice-President Riek Machar signed the deal on Sunday to fulfil a key pillar of 2018 peace agreement. Major General Martin Abucha, who represented Mr Machar’s faction said “People of South Sudan are yearning for peace and peace is about security and today we have made a milestone in that. We have…

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