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Kenyan police strengthen security for elections

JOHANNESBURG, October 19 – Kenyan police are increasing security in preparation for possible fresh outbreaks of violence in the run-up to, and during, the presidential election rerun scheduled for October 26, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Thursday. Spokesman George Kinoti said due to the prevailing political situation, new threats have been identified and fresh hotspots […]

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Ugandan opposition leader accuses Museveni of exposing himself

JOHANNESBURG, October 19 – Opposition Forum for Democratic change (FDC) leader Gen Mugisha Muntu has accused Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni of exposing his “leadership greed”, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Thursday.   A bill removing the age limit for the president was introduced in parliament last month, and MPs are holding consultations with ordinary Ugandans […]

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PAP discusses migration

MIDRAND, October 18 – A draft report of the Committee on the African Common Position on the Global Compact on Migration was presented at the Pan African Parliament’s (PAP) Fifth Ordinary Session in Midrand on Wednesday. An African Common Position reflecting Africa’s concerns and priorities will be presented at the 2018 intergovernmental conference on international […]

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Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi after elections -rights groups

NAIROBI, October 16 – Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Excessive force by police against protesters and residents in strongholds of opposition leader Raila Odinga caused the deaths in Nairobi, the report said. President Uhuru […]