Category: Africa

EALA elections top agenda this week before Parliament goes on recess

Last Thursday, both Houses of Parliament adopted a report by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the selection of members to the Arusha-based regional assembly paving way for the election on…

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Bitcoin makes muted stock exchange debut at $15,000

Many are wary of embracing bitcoin because it has no central bank backing it and no legal exchange rate © AFP/File / Karen BLEIER New York, United States, Dec 11…

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Calls for army patrols as S.Africa gangland violence spirals

South African police officers respond to yet another shooting of alleged gang members in Manenberg, known as South Africa’s “gang capital”. © AFP / PIETER BAUERMEISTER Manenberg, South Africa, Dec…

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6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

The Islamic State group has lost vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria © AFP / ARIS MESSINIS Algiers, Algeria, Dec 11 – Up to 6,000 Africans who fought…

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Pentagon Foresees at Least Two More Years of Combat in Somalia

“A ton can happen in 24 months, particularly in the world of counterterrorism and when we’re talking about a volatile situation on the ground, like we have in Somalia with…

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NASA postpones planned swearing-in of Raila, Kalonzo

Opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi share a laugh/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 10 – The National Super Alliance has postponed   the swearing-in of leader Raila Odinga that was set…

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Anti-nuclear group receives Nobel Prize as NKorea crisis escalates

Beatrice Fihn, head of 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning ICAN, says the world must rid itself of nuclear weapons © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINI Oslo, Norway, Dec 10 – The winners…

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Raila, Kalonzo to be sworn-in as President, DP of People’s Assembly

The international community had cautioned NASA against contravening the law/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 10 – NASA Coalition now says that leader Raila Odinga and his deputy Kalonzo Musyoka will be…

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Supreme Court to lay bare reasons why it upheld Oct 26 presidential results

The court will also determine a number of issues that were raised in the petitions/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 10 – The Supreme Court will on Monday give the reasons for…

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Alabama’s choice: Democrat or accused sexual predator

Allegations about the conduct of Roy Moore, speaking at a campaign rally in Fairhope, Alabama, have divided Republicans, but he still has President Donald Trump’s backing in the race for…

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