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Rwanda’s Assault on YouTubers Puts Journalists in Crosshairs

Rwanda’s Assault on YouTubers Puts Journalists in Crosshairs

KIGALI — There is nothing glamorous about being a YouTuber in Rwanda, says John Williams Ntwali, whose channel Pax TV is a year old. The pay is poor, the threats...

Tanzania inaugurates phase 1 of Egypt’s $35 million Elsewedy Industrial Complex

Tanzania inaugurates phase 1 of Egypt’s $35 million Elsewedy Industrial Complex

Tanzanian President Samia Hassan and Egypt s Housing Minister Assem El-Gazzar inaugurates Elsewedy Industrial Complex in Tanzania. Press photo Tanzanian President Samia Hassan inaugurated the first phase of Egypt’s Elsewedy...

Peta Credlin apologises for false South Sudanese claims

Peta Credlin apologises for false South Sudanese claims

Sky News host Peta Credlin apologised for the second time in 18 months to Victoria’s South Sudanese community. Photo SKY NEWS Sky News host Peta Credlin has issued a lengthy...

Tanzania Commission To Donate 1.7 Million Naira To Charity

Tanzania Commission To Donate 1.7 Million Naira To Charity

The Tanzania High Commission in Nigeria is set to donate N1.7m naira to charity in commemoration of Tanzania’s 60th Independent anniversary. The Tanzanian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Benson Bana...

NSO spyware said used to hack phones of State Department officials working in Uganda

NSO spyware said used to hack phones of State Department officials working in Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (right) and Uganda’s First Lady Janet Museveni (2nd from right) pose for photo with then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu at the State...

Kenyan footballer fails in bid to overturn five year visa ban to live in Ireland

Kenyan footballer fails in bid to overturn five year visa ban to live in Ireland

Paul Kiongera, who is in a relationship with an Irish woman, brought a legal challenge. He brought the legal challenge against the Minister for Justice seeking to overturn a finding...

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Rwanda’s Assault on YouTubers Puts Journalists in Crosshairs

Rwanda’s Assault on YouTubers Puts Journalists in Crosshairs

KIGALI — There is nothing glamorous about being a YouTuber in Rwanda, says John Williams Ntwali, whose channel Pax TV is a year old. The pay is poor, the threats...

At least 38 inmates killed in Burundi prison fire, dozens more injured

At least 38 inmates killed in Burundi prison fire, dozens more injured

Security officers stand next to the burned prison in Gitega, Bujumbra, Burundi, on Dec. 7, 2021. Photo AFP/Getty Images At least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured Tuesday...

African immigrants in U.S. more religious than other Black Americans, and more likely to be Catholic

African immigrants in U.S. more religious than other Black Americans, and more likely to be Catholic

A parishioner who immigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo sings during Sunday service in Portland, Maine, in 2017. (Carl D. Walsh/Portland Portland Press Herald/Getty Images) In many ways,...

Kenyan "rogue" policeman kills six in rampage - police

Kenyan "rogue" policeman kills six in rampage - police

NAIROBI (Reuters) -A Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage in a neighbourhood in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday and then shot and killed himself, police said....

I’m sorry I killed Hani, I now reject apartheid and have gone back to my Catholic roots, says Janusz Walus

I’m sorry I killed Hani, I now reject apartheid and have gone back to my Catholic roots, says Janusz Walus

Soldiers line the road outside Chris Hani's home in Dawn Park, Boksburg as a police van prepares to take the body of the SACP leader away on April 10,1993.Image: Herbert...

Tanzania inaugurates phase 1 of Egypt’s $35 million Elsewedy Industrial Complex

Tanzania inaugurates phase 1 of Egypt’s $35 million Elsewedy Industrial Complex

Tanzanian President Samia Hassan and Egypt s Housing Minister Assem El-Gazzar inaugurates Elsewedy Industrial Complex in Tanzania. Press photo Tanzanian President Samia Hassan inaugurated the first phase of Egypt’s Elsewedy...

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24
Jan2021
Microsoft admits it "messed up" and cancels planned Xbox Live Gold price hike

Microsoft admits it...

This combination of file photos created on November 5, 2020 shows the PlayStation logo (top) on display on the final day of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California on June 13, 2013; and the Xbox...

03
Feb2021
Tech CEOs including Google's Sundar, Salesforce's Marc Benioff, Microsoft's Satya Nadella congratulate outgoing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his successor, Andy Jassy

Tech CEOs including...

Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO in Q3 2021, the company announced on January 3. CEOs are taking to Twitter to send their congratulations to both Bezos and his success...

08
Feb2021
Kenyan Woman’s Startup Recycles Plastic Waste into Bricks That Are 5x Stronger Than Concrete

Kenyan Woman’s Start...

Photo UNEP/YouTube An absolutely brilliant young woman in Kenya has started a company manufacturing bricks from recycled plastic. Nzambi Matee says she was “tired of being on the sidelines” while civil servants struggled...

22
Feb2021
Nigeria’s ‘Techpreneurs’ Are Using Technology To Provide Life-Changing Solutions To Everyday Problems

Nigeria’s ‘Techprene...

As recently as 10 years ago, Africa’s technology industry was sparse. But as a result of advancements in mobile phone technology as well as better internet connections, the continent has transformed — unearthing countles...

Travel

24
Jan2021
New findings of early man at tourist site Olduvai Gorge

New findings of early man...

An international team of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists has discovered a large collection of two million years old stone tools, fossilized bones, and plant materials at the Olduvai Gorge in northern Tanzania. N...

29
Jan2021
UK travel ban extended to United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda

UK travel ban extended to...

File photo: Tourists have still flocked to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Picture PA The UK's travel ban has been extended to include United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda, with British nationals returning from those co...

04
Mar2021
South Sudan suspends airline after plane crash

South Sudan suspends airl...

Photo Anadolu Agency South Sudan's president on Wednesday suspended the operation of South Supreme Airlines, the company owning the plane that crashed in the Pieri Town on Tuesday evening, an official statement said. “As...

05
Mar2021
Kenya's SGR night train unites families as it gains popularity with travelers

Kenya's SGR night train u...

NAIROBI, March 4 (Xinhua) -- For the last two months, a government worker George Agutu, who works in Mombasa, Kenya's coastal city, has traveled to the capital Nairobi every weekend to be with his family. However, befor...

Health

06
Dec2021
Peta Credlin apologises for false South Sudanese claims

Peta Credlin apologises for fa...

Sky News host Peta Credlin apologised for the second time in 18 months to Victoria’s South Sudanese community. Photo SKY NEWS Sky News host Peta Credlin has issued a lengthy on-air apology to Vic...

28
Nov2021
Rwanda reinstates quarantine rules for travellers to curb new variant

Rwanda reinstates quarantine r...

Kigali International Airport. Rwanda will effective Sunday, November 28, 2021 reinstate the mandatory 24-hour quarantine for all arriving passengers as officials move to control potential entry a...

23
Nov2021
South Sudan launches mandatory testing and vaccination

South Sudan launches mandatory...

A man takes his COVID-19 vaccine during the UN Day Celebration at Nyakuron Cultural Centre. Photo Simon Deng South Sudan health authorities have embarked on a mandatory COVID-19 testing and vacci...

21
Nov2021
Over 29,000 South Sudanese children treated for malaria in Bahr-el-Ghazal - MSF

Over 29,000 South Sudanese chi...

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors without Borders) nurse administers a malaria injection to treat a young patient in a Juba hospital, South Sudan, on December 26, 2013. PHOTO MSF - KIM CLA...

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Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO in Q3 2021, th...

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Kenyan Woman’s Start...

Photo UNEP/YouTube An absolutely brilliant young woman in Kenya has started a company manufacturing...

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Nigeria’s ‘Techprene...

As recently as 10 years ago, Africa’s technology industry was sparse. But as a result of advancement...

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