Latest News July 31, 2015

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  • Nigeria: New Women's 100m National Champion Emerges
    [Daily Trust] Gloria Asumnu yesterday won the women’s 100m final at the ongoing All-Nigeria Athletics Championships currently taking place in Delta State in 11.43 seconds to replace sprint queen Blessing Okagbare as the country’s new national champion.
  • Tanzania: Presidential Aspirant Loses Special Seats Ticket
    [Daily News] Moshi -A member of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Ms Helen Elinewinga, who was among the party’s 38 presidential candidates, has lost her bid to become a Special Seats Member of Parliament (MP).
  • Sudan: Central Darfur Camp a Mud Pool After Rains
    [Radio Dabanga] Zalingei -Downpours destroyed 20 homes and 170 tents at Hassahissa camp for the displaced in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur, this week.
  • West Africa: Dark Cloud Hangs Over Nigeria and Cameroon – Biya
    [Daily Trust] Cameroonian President Paul Biya has said the Boko Haram insurgency represents a dark cloud which could rock the foundation of both Nigeria and his country.
  • Botswana: Govt Rejects US Human Trafficking Report
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The government rejects and condemns in the strongest terms the US report which contains inaccuracies, and paints a negative and unfair picture on the issue of human trafficking in Botswana.
  • Kenya: Coast Region Plans to Form New Party
    [The Star] Coast politicians plan to form Chama Cha Wapwani as their negotiating platform for 2017.
  • Kenya: What Obama Didn't Have Courage to Say
    [The Star] The much-awaited visit of US President Barack Obama to Kenya is done and dusted. By nearly all accounts, it was a massive success, showcasing the country as an investment destination and providing Kenyans an opportunity to claim the Kenyan-American leader of the free world as one of their own. However, in the fading afterglow of the trip, we can now begin to evaluate the events of the weekend. Perhaps a good place to start is with his previous visit here.
  • Kenya: How Our Government Rescued Al-Shabaab
    [The Star] In October 2013, a month after the Westgate Mall attack, the same elite American Seal Team Six that had killed Osama bin Laden attacked a house in Barawe, Somalia. They planned to snatch an al Shabaab terrorist called Abdulkadir Mohammed Abdulkadir aka Ikrima. A fierce firefight ensued and the Seal team withdrew empty-handed. Ikrima, rumoured to be an exceptionally bright al Shabaab planner and strategist, speaks six languages and is the architect of many of the most ambitious moves of the group. Ikrima al
  • Kenya: MPs Query Presence of Banned NGO At Obama Meet
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Members of Parliament are raising concerns over how a banned Non-Governmental Organisation was included in the list of civil society groups that met US President Barack Obama during his Kenya trip.

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