news From All Africa
- Kenya: Envoy Defends US Gay Position Ahead of Obama Visit
[Nation] The US Embassy remained cagey on details of the forthcoming visit by President Barack Obama even as it hosted local and international dignitaries in a celebration to mark America’s 239th Independence Day Anniversary on Thursday evening.
- Kenya: Ruto Given 15 Days to File Weston Response
[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto has been given 15 days to enter an appearance in a suit questioning his controversial ownership of a land on which he built the Weston Hotel.
- Kenya: Licences for Alcoholic Brands Cancelled in Police Crackdown
[Nation] The Interior ministry yesterday cancelled licences for a wide range of alcohol brands in the market in a countrywide crackdown targeting illegal drinks.
- Kenya: Senior Police Officer Killed in Latest Nairobi Shooting
[Nation] A senior Administration Police officer is the latest victim of shootings in Nairobi that have claimed at least eight lives and left six others injured in the past three days.
- Uganda: Election Fever – MPs Skipping Parliament to Campaign for 2016 Elections
[Monitor] The pressure of preparations ahead of the 2016 general election is taking its toll on MPs, with many now skipping plenary sessions in Kampala to go upcountry and campaign for re-election.
- Burundi: UN Declares Election 'Not Free and Credible'
[Deutsche Welle] Burundi’s parliamentary election has been declared neither fair nor free by UN monitors. Monday’s poll was boycotted by opposition parties. The USA says Burundi’s July 15 presidential election should be delayed.
- Kenya: Parents, Clerics Slam Law Allowing Sex Education, Contraceptives
[Nation] Parents, education officials and religious leaders are up in arms against a Bill that seeks to give children as young as 10 access to information on sexual matters.
- Uganda: Bomb Trial – Court Throws Out Witness, Confession Statement
[Monitor] Kampala -The High Court in Kampala Thursday threw out a confession statement that had heavily implicated one of the suspects in the ongoing Kampala twin bombing trial.
- Africa: The Next Financial Crisis Is On Its Way, Experts Warn
[News24Wire] The next economic disaster could hit the world soon – and we are not ready for it, warned economic and financial experts at the screening of a new financial documentary in Cape Town this week.
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