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#BREAKING – Italian woman kidnapped in Kenya by Al Shabaab in overnight attack

JOHANNESBURG, November 21  – Five people have been injured and an Italian student volunteer kidnapped in a suspected Al Shabaab attack overnight on a shopping centre at Chakama in Kenya’s Kilifi County, the Daily Nation reported on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday night about 80 heavily armed men raided the market in Makongeni Sub Location, about […]

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Kenyan authorities ban international organisation offering abortions

JOHANNESBURG, November 19 – Kenyan authorities have banned international health organisation, Marie Stopes, from carrying out abortion services in the east African country. Kenya’s Medical Practitioners Board says it made the decision after investigating complaints that the group’s adverts were promoting abortion, the BBC reported on Sunday. Abortion is illegal in Kenya unless a mother’s […]

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China lending to sub-Saharan Africa can support growth, but brings risks – Moody’s

JOHANNESBURG, November 15 – China’s increased lending to governments in sub-Saharan Africa has the potential to support economic growth, but also amplifies credit risks for countries with high debt, ratings agency Moody’s has said. “Unless African investment financed by Chinese loans generates substantial economic gains that boost debt servicing capacity of sub-Saharan African governments, the credit […]

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Africa energy conference to focus on renewable energy

JOHANNESBURG, November 12 – An Africa energy conference next February will discuss international climate change policies that are transforming the industry and renewable energy implementation on the continent, organisers said on Monday. “The role of renewable power in meeting Africa’s energy needs will form a focal point of the 11th African Energy Indaba which has proven to […]

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Zim judge implicates VP Chiwenga in post-election deadly shootings

HARARE, November 10– A Zimbabwean High Court judge implicated Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga in the deadly shootings of unarmed civilians by the military following post-election violence in the capital on August 1. The military fired live ammunition on civilians, killing six people. In a ruling made Wednesday, Justice David Mangota dismissed a case where Allison Charles […]