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Zimbabwe’s foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgence

A preacher is disinfected by a health worker, during a burial of a person who died from COVID-19, in Harare, Friday, Jan, 15, 2021. Zimbabwe, battling a spike in new COVID-19 cases, has banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part of new measures to stop traditional funeral rites that are believed

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Is Russia, China and Africa Happy About Uganda’s Woes

Mixed reactions emerged after Uganda`s electoral commission declared President Yoweri Museveni the victor of the recent polls. Mixed reactions since Uganda`s electoral commission declared President Yoweri Museveni the victor of the recent presidential election. January 14, 2021, presidential elections were highly contested by Bobi Wine and NRM`s Yoweri Museveni. Many international observers including the US

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Despite election loss, Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power

FILE- in this Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, Uganda’s leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda. Despite failing to dislodge the long-time leader President Yoweri Museveni, Wine has emerged from Jan. 14, 2021 disputed polls as the country’s most powerful opposition leader after his

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‘No Somali soldier killed in Ethiopia-Tigray conflict’

File Photo/Somali Times The Somali government Tuesday denied claims that hundreds of Somali soldiers have been killed while fighting alongside the Ethiopian army against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Information Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe on Tuesday appeared on Somali state TV, telling the Horn of Africa nation that no Somali forces were involved in the

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AFRICOM launches airstrike in Somalia shortly after troop pullout

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, assigned to the15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, departs after in-flight refueling while supporting Operation Octave Quartz over Somalia, Jan. 5, 2021. The U.S. launched its first airstrike Jan. 18 on al-Qaida-aligned militants in Somalia since recently withdrawing its ground forces from the country. TREVOR T. MCBRIDE/U.S. AIR FORCE By

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Fires His Nephew Jomo Gecaga From State House

Jomo Gecaga President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly fired his private secretary Jomo Gecaga, several sources have claimed. Gecaga, who is also the President’s nephew, has been working with Uhuru since his time as the Finance Minister in the Coalition Government. State House is yet to comment on the reports. Just in: President Uhuru Kenyatta had

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Uhuru pulls no punches against Ruto in hard-hitting radio speech

President Kenyatta yesterday launched a full-blown attack on his deputy William Ruto and the latter’s “premature” 2022 campaigns, as he defended the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in a passionate appeal to his restive Mt Kenya backyard. Speaking in a pre-recorded address aired on Gikuyu FM stations, the Head of State dismissed DP Ruto’s hustler-versus-dynasties talk,

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Africa Does Not Need Western Validation

Africans in diaspora By Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza. The African found himself alienated from his immediate surroundings; wanting more to be recognized The imperial domination of Africa by the West through colonialism and subsequently neocolonialism has been the premise of societal, economical, and political structures in the continent. The West has always played the savior role

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Harris prepares for central role in Biden’s White House

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, to announce key nominees for the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) By ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the

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Why is the Somali foreign minister talking to the UN Security Council?

Photo/Somali Times Somali Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud, who is in the United States, said in advance that he would meet with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the 15-member Security Council. The purpose of the meeting with the members of the Security Council was to brief them on the current situation in Somalia and

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