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AU High Representative for Infrastructure Raila Odinga and South Sudan President Salva Kiir in Juba on May 22, 2019 where they held talks that focused on infrastructure development and regional stability. PHOTO | POOL | AFP  By JOHN ADUKATAMore by this Author Africa Union special envoy for Infrastructure Raila Odinga has urged President Salva Kiir to prioritise peace and development...
A tattoo of an LGBT activist is seen during a court hearing in the Milimani high Court in Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya. February 22, 2019. High Court is on May 24, 2019 expected to deliver a ruling on whether to scrap laws which criminalise homosexuality. PHOTO | REUTERS  By AFPMore by this Author Kenya's High Court is on Friday expected...
Kenyan ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu during a past event. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By DAILY NATIONMore by this Author Kenyan ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu is on the spot for endorsing a local firm that took John Magufuli government for a ride in a Ksh18 billion ($180 million) cashew nut deal.On Monday, the Tanzanian Parliament was told...
Amina Shamata, a teacher at Barefoot College, Zanzibar, installs a solar light in a home in Knyasini Bondini village, Zanzibar on October 24, 2018. PHOTO | THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION  By REUTERSMore by this Author As a single mother, Salama Husein Haja was low in the pecking order in her village in Tanzania and struggling to eke out a living for...
A trader arranges his cloth bags for display at Kibuye market in Kisumu on August 27, 2017. Kenya and Rwanda have effected bans on plastic using national laws. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NMG  By NJIRAINI MUCHIRAMore by this Author Authorities in Tanzania are gearing up to enforce a ban on single-use polythene bags in order to protect the environment.The...
Elise Keppler, the associate director at Human Rights Watch. ILLUSTRATION | JOHN NYAGA | NMG  By FRED OLUOCHMore by this Author The associate director at Human Rights Watch Elise Keppler spoke to Fred Oluoch on recent events at the International Criminal Court.---------------------------South Africa, Kenya and Jordan refused to arrest former Sudan president Omar al Bashir and nothing happened. Jean-Pierre Bemba,...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir waves during a session at the National Parliament in Juba, on May 14, 2019. Juba has announced it will close 39 overseas embassies. PHOTO | AFP  By JOHN ADUKATAMore by this Author The South Sudan government plans to close at least 39 overseas embassies due to worsening financial constraints.Mr Mawien Makol, the spokesman for the...
The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Three Somalia government officials were refused entry at the JKIA Airport for lacking visas on May 20, 2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By AGGREY MUTAMBOMore by this Author Three senior Somalia government officials were refused entry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for lacking visas.The officials were part...
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted 200 business people and representatives from several organisations for dinner at Emperor Menelik's palace. PHOTO | COURTESY | ETHIOPIAN PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE | BBC  By BBCMore by this Author Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted 200 business people and representatives from several organisations for a Sunday dinner dubbed "the most expensive in the country".Guests...
Assault on civic space: The civil society movement is facing an uncertain future in East Africa with widespread shrinkage of its space through constant harassment, physical violence and incarceration of activists. FOTOSEARCH  By FRED OLUOCHMore by this Author Nearly all governments in East Africa have enacted punitive laws targeting the civic space over the past decade, a squeezing people’s freedoms...

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