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A street in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Somaliland, which declared unilateral independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991, has been seeking international recognition. FILE PHOTO | AFP By FRED OLUOCHMore by this Author Somaliland has withdrawn from talks with Somalia in protest against the new commission appointed by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo that included the son-in-law of the former president, Siad Barre.Somaliland...
Personnel of the South Sudan People's Defence Forces take part in a drill at their barracks in Rejaf, about 15km south of Juba, South Sudan, on April 26, 2019. The military spokesman Major General Lul Ruai Koang has said all the government forces have been ordered to report to their barracks. PHOTO |  SAMIR BOL | AFP  By AFPMore...
Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi alias Jaguar. The Kenyan legislator is now visiting Tanzania after making allegedly xenophobic remarks. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By BBCMore by this Author A Kenyan MP, who sparked a diplomatic row with Tanzania, after making allegedly xenophobic remarks, is now visiting the country.Last month, Charles Njagua, who is also known as Jaguar,...
A woman gets her temperature measured at an Ebola screening station as she enters the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Rwanda on July 16, 2019 in Goma. Rwanda has has said no Ebola patient crossed into its territory. PHOTO | JOHN WESSELS | AFP  By IVAN R. MUGISHAMore by this Author Rwanda on Thursday said there is no Ebola...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli. The president has ordered prison authorities to reduce crowding in the country's jails. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NMG  By AFPMore by this Author Tanzanian President John Magufuli ordered prison authorities Thursday to reduce crowding in the country's jails, saying there were too many people awaiting trial indefinitely who should not be incarcerated.Magufuli, who came to...
Peacekeeper troops from Ethiopia and deployed in the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) patrol outside Abyei town, in Abyei state, on December 14, 2016. Abyei authorities have asked the UN to scale up security measures to protect residents from attacks. PHOTO | AFP  By JOHN ADUKATAMore by this Author The contested Abyei administrative area at the Sudan-South Sudan...
Tanzania’s High Court on July 18, 2019 ruled that there was not enough evidence to challenge the death penalty. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By BBCMore by this Author Tanzania’s High Court has ruled that there is not enough evidence to challenge the death penalty, which means that it will remain in place.Human rights activists had filed a...
Esther Arunga, a former TV presenter, during a media briefing in 2010 at Pizza Garden, Nairobi. She has been freed by an Australian court after she was convicted in the murder case of her three-year-old son in 2014. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By AGEWA WAINAINAMore by this Author Kenyan Esther Arunga has been freed by an Australian...
Paul Njoroge, who lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, testifies during a hearing on behalf of the families of the flight before the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure July 17, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. PHOTO | ALEX WONG | GETTY IMAGES | AFP  By AFPMore...
Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia, waiting for the start of court procedures at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on January 26, 2015. The Appeals Chamber has thrown out his appeal against the charges he is facing. PHOTO | AFP  By AGGREY MUTAMBOMore by this Author The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Appeals...

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