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Kenyan priest arrested for sodomy

JOHANNESBURG, January 17 – A Roman Catholic priest is in custody after being arrested by Kenyan police for sodomising a man, AP reported. Police said Tuesday that villagers in Muranga County in central Kenya had been monitoring the priest whom they suspected of being gay and alerted local authorities when an 18-year-old man went into […]

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Zambia is winning fight against cholera

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15  – The number of cholera cases in Zambia has halved allowing Lusaka to relax the rules previously imposed to curb the spread of the disease, Reuters reported. Zambian Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya told a press conference in Lusaka on Sunday that schools and some markets would be allowed to reopen. The number […]

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Swazi editor flees to South Africa after critical story on King Mswati

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 12 – Swazi editor Zweli Martin Dlamini has fled to South Africa after he received death threats, following a story he wrote about Swaziland’s absolute monarch King Mswati III’s alleged shady dealings in the telecommunications industry, the Source media outlet reported. Zweli, the editor of independent business newspaper, Swaziland Shopping, wrote and published […]

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Plans for Odinga’s counter swearing-in complete

JOHANNESBURG, January 4 – More unrest appears on Kenya’s political horizon following confirmation that plans for the counter swearing-in of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who heads the National Super Alliance (NASA), are complete. Senator Siaya Senator James Orengo has confirmed the swearing-in will go ahead, adding that the opposition is determined to see Odinga […]