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DRC: More than 1 million people uprooted from their homes by lingering violence in Kasai

DRC: More than 1 million people uprooted from their homes by lingering violence in Kasai

Lying on a well-worn mattress strapped onto a bicycle overloaded with household items, and pushed hastily by his older siblings, the little boy was fast asleep. He was exhausted from a punishing trek that families are forced to take to escape persistent tensions in several towns and villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) conflict-hit Kasai region.

26/09/2017 Saa 06:38:08
Forget Chinese investment in Africa, here's a tech partnership in the region you haven't heard of

Forget Chinese investment in Africa, here’s a tech partnership in the region you haven’t heard of

South Korea is a major foreign investor in Rwanda’s blossoming tech scene
The two countries share geographical features and have similar recent histories, which has helped foster a mutual understanding
KT Corporation, the first South Korean company in Rwanda, has plans to use its base in the country as a hub from which to expand further into Africa

26/09/2017 Saa 06:24:27
Ronin actor dies after falling off bridge

Ronin actor dies after falling off bridge

Prague -Czech-American actor Jan Triska has died at the age of 80 after falling off Prague’s historic Charles Bridge, Czech media reported on Monday.

26/09/2017 Saa 06:11:47
Things that men find unromantic

Things that men find unromantic

There are certain scenes in movies that look so good, you want to replicate them in real life, but when you try, you are rudely reminded that life is not scripted.
The first time I watched ‘Pulp Fiction’, I was so excited by the scene where Samuel L Jackson grabs a cheese burger and Sprite from Frank Whaley that the next day I went to an upmarket fast food joint to try the same. It was disappointing.

26/09/2017 Saa 05:57:08
780 litres of diesel seized in operations against illegal trade of fuel

780 litres of diesel seized in operations against illegal trade of fuel

Police operations against theft and illegal sell of petroleum products conducted in Bugesera District, seized 39 jerrycans of diesel, about 780 litres.

26/09/2017 Saa 04:24:52
France assigns magistrates to BNP Rwanda lawsuit

France assigns magistrates to BNP Rwanda lawsuit

France has assigned magistrates to investigate allegations that banking giant BNP Paribas was complicit in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda, a source close to the case told AFP Monday.

25/09/2017 Saa 13:28:04
Man caught with kilo of gold hidden in rectum at Sri Lanka airport

Man caught with kilo of gold hidden in rectum at Sri Lanka airport

An alleged gold smuggler was arrested in Sri Lanka with seven gold "biscuits" and six chains concealed inside his person.

25/09/2017 Saa 13:07:54
'World's heaviest' woman Eman Ahmed dies in Abu Dhabi, aged 37

’World’s heaviest’ woman Eman Ahmed dies in Abu Dhabi, aged 37

Eman Ahmed had lost more than half her 78 stone body weight after stomach-shrinking surgery in India, paid for by crowdsourcing.

25/09/2017 Saa 12:48:00
Wizkid enters Guinness World Book of Records 2018

Wizkid enters Guinness World Book of Records 2018

NIGERIAN pop star, Wizkid, has become the first Afro-pop artiste to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records.

22/09/2017 Saa 08:08:29
Did you know? Heart disease has no age

Did you know? Heart disease has no age

How much do you really know about the things that can go wrong with your heart throughout the course of your life?

22/09/2017 Saa 07:25:41
Symbion and Highland Group sign $100 million equity investment agreement for Rwanda methane gas projects

Symbion and Highland Group sign $100 million equity investment agreement for Rwanda methane gas projects

Symbion Energy and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (HGHL) have signed an agreement that will see HGHL co-invest $100 million towards the implementation of a $370 million, 106 megawatts of methane gas generated power on Rwanda’s Lake Kivu, it was announced today by Paul Hinks, CEO, Symbion.

22/09/2017 Saa 06:21:32
UNHCR officials commend Isange one stop center services

UNHCR officials commend Isange one stop center services

A delegation of twenty-five members from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), on September 21, visited Isange One-stop centre to acquaint themselves with the psycho-social and legal services offered at the centre to victims of gender based violence and child abuse.

22/09/2017 Saa 06:08:16
12 drivers arrested over bribery

12 drivers arrested over bribery

Police operations on different highways connecting the countryside to the capital have arrested 12 drivers, who attempted to bribe traffic officers after they were caught in varied traffic related offences.

22/09/2017 Saa 05:57:41
Army kills over 30 Burundian refugees in DRC

Army kills over 30 Burundian refugees in DRC

Official claims refugees have been killed in South Kivu province’s Walungu during rioting

19/09/2017 Saa 10:13:40
South Sudan clashes leave 16 dead

South Sudan clashes leave 16 dead

Sudan People’s Liberation Army and opposition forces fight in Northern Liech near Sudanese border

19/09/2017 Saa 10:00:10
KPMG's future in SA is questioned by Sars boss

KPMG’s future in SA is questioned by Sars boss

JOHANNESBURG - The very existence of embattled audit firm KPMG on Monday came into question as the commissioner of the SA Revenue Services (Sars) Tom Moyane said he had recommended to the government to blacklist the firm as the fallout over Sars “Rogue unit” report ensued unabated.

19/09/2017 Saa 06:48:49
Philanthropists join forces to fund Africa's cash-strapped health sector

Philanthropists join forces to fund Africa’s cash-strapped health sector

In the 2017 World Happiness Report by Gallup, African countries score poorly. Of the 150 countries on the list, the Central African Republic, Tanzania and Burundi rank as the unhappiest countries in the world.

19/09/2017 Saa 06:37:09
Make money your servant, not your master

Make money your servant, not your master

Sixteenth century philosopher Francis Bacon said "money is a good servant but bad master". Fast forward to the 21st century and those words are still very relevant today.

19/09/2017 Saa 05:39:31
Students forge links in Rwanda and Peru

Students forge links in Rwanda and Peru

RINGWOOD students have been forging links with communities in Peru and Rwanda.

19/09/2017 Saa 04:21:07
Opposition 'takes Mugabe to court' – report

Opposition ’takes Mugabe to court’ – report

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has launched a court challenge against President Robert Mugabe’s recent declaration of voter registration dates, says a report.

13/09/2017 Saa 13:45:16
CAR defense minister sacked amid growing violence

CAR defense minister sacked amid growing violence

Central African Republic president Faustin-Archange Touadera sacked his defence minister on Tuesday evening, according to a state radio broadcast, amid growing violence that threatens to spin the country out of control.

13/09/2017 Saa 05:32:53
Congo's Vicious Kasai War Could Reignite The Great Congo War

Congo’s Vicious Kasai War Could Reignite The Great Congo War

In August 2016, small but violent conflict erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s south-central Kasai region.

13/09/2017 Saa 05:14:52
Three arrested over illegal trade in petroleum products

Three arrested over illegal trade in petroleum products

A Police operation in Muhima Sector of Nyarugenge District, on September 11, arrested three men in connection with illegally dealing in petroleum products

13/09/2017 Saa 04:52:30
Rohingya in Myanmar, 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing': UN human rights chief

Rohingya in Myanmar, ’textbook example of ethnic cleansing’: UN human rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, on Monday said the violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entering, “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

12/09/2017 Saa 10:03:02
Burundi nationals heading to join al Shabaab arrested in Kenya

Burundi nationals heading to join al Shabaab arrested in Kenya

Four Burundi nationals were arrested at Merire area along Isiolo-Marsabit Highway Tuesday.

12/09/2017 Saa 09:35:08
[Rwanda] S&P Global Ratings places economic outlook as stable

[Rwanda] S&P Global Ratings places economic outlook as stable

S&P Global Ratings has affirmed its ’B/B’ long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Rwanda. The outlook is stable.

12/09/2017 Saa 09:23:48
[Rwanda] Weak export prices, drought dip economic growth, World Bank

[Rwanda] Weak export prices, drought dip economic growth, World Bank

Rwanda’s economic growth has been slowing down since mid-2016, resulting in a 6 percent growth in 2016 and in 4.2 percent annualized growth in the first quarter of 2017.

12/09/2017 Saa 09:15:43
Rwanda goalkeeper Evariste Mutuyimana has died

Rwanda goalkeeper Evariste Mutuyimana has died

Amavubi and Rayon Sports goalkeeper Evariste Mutuyimana has died this morning at home aged 26.

12/09/2017 Saa 09:03:23
Togo’s summit cancellation is “victory to African struggle,” says Hamas leader

Togo’s summit cancellation is “victory to African struggle,” says Hamas leader

The postponement of the Africa-Israel Summit, is “a victory for humanitarian values and its defenders,” Hamas political bureau member, Izzat Al-Risheq, said yesterday.

12/09/2017 Saa 04:26:24

"I don’t speak about stupid things" Mourinho

It is understood that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho snubbed Stoke City boss Mark Hughes twice after he tried to shake his hand. This took place after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at the Bet365 Stadium.

11/09/2017 Saa 12:18:10
Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer

Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer

Crystal Palace on Monday sacked manager Frank de Boer after a dismal start to the Premier League season in which they have lost all four of their matches without scoring a single goal.

11/09/2017 Saa 10:02:45
5 East African musicians you need to know

5 East African musicians you need to know

Meeting the artists of Nyege Nyege, a Ugandan festival named after the Luganda word for ‘the feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance’

11/09/2017 Saa 09:25:51
Pope injured in Colombia

Pope injured in Colombia

Pope Francis sustained minor injuries on Sunday when he lost his balance and bumped his head against a vehicle barrier while riding in the popemobile during his visit to Cartagena, Colombia.

11/09/2017 Saa 08:22:16
Al Shabaab storms Somali border town, kills at least 10 military

Al Shabaab storms Somali border town, kills at least 10 military

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after Al Shabaab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there, the spokesman of the al Qaeda-linked group told Reuters.

11/09/2017 Saa 06:04:13
Grace Mugabe at it again...

Grace Mugabe at it again...

Zimbabwe’s controversial First Lady Grace Mugabe was at it again when she called for violence against former ruling Zanu-PF party members during a youth rally addressed by her husband in Bindura on Saturday.

11/09/2017 Saa 05:17:06
Diamonds are funding Zim's political oppression - Global Witness

Diamonds are funding Zim’s political oppression - Global Witness

Zimbabwe’s government is using money earned from diamond exports to fund its Central Intelligence Organisation, blamed for a raft of human-rights abuses as it’s helped to keep President Robert Mugabe in power since 1980, Global Witness said.

11/09/2017 Saa 04:47:03
Road construction engineer arrested over fraud and ghost employee

Road construction engineer arrested over fraud and ghost employee

Police in Burera District has arrested Eng. Thaddée Niyonsabe, a road construction Engineer at the Base, Butaro, Kidaho road construct project (BBK), in connection with fraudulent use and destruction of company’s property.

11/09/2017 Saa 04:20:55
Country star Don Williams dead at 78

Country star Don Williams dead at 78

Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like I Believe in You, has died. He was 78.

9/09/2017 Saa 07:18:18
One half of country duo dies in helicopter crash

One half of country duo dies in helicopter crash

As one half of Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry — who died Friday in a helicopter crash — helped the country music duo become a successful act in the genre, launching countless hits, winning multiple awards and reaching platinum status throughout the 2000s.

9/09/2017 Saa 06:38:03
Good sex? 7 reasons why short men make best husband

Good sex? 7 reasons why short men make best husband

How much caring can he give? If he’s comfortable with you being taller than he is he will likely be comfortable with your ambitions, intellect, career and talents.

9/09/2017 Saa 06:16:42

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