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Just resign, Raila tells Uhuru, claims IEBC officials in danger

Just resign, Raila tells Uhuru, claims IEBC officials in danger

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to resign following the "sham election" on August 8.

8/09/2017 Saa 07:31:19
Geopolitics allows Myanmar to cover up Rohingya massacre

Geopolitics allows Myanmar to cover up Rohingya massacre

A humanitarian crisis of near genocidal proportions is taking place in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, yet the world’s reaction is confined to mere condemnation instead of sanctions or direct intervention.

8/09/2017 Saa 05:50:02
Rwanda genocide suspect to face trial in Stockholm

Rwanda genocide suspect to face trial in Stockholm

A Swedish national is to face trial in September in Stockholm for his alleged role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.

7/09/2017 Saa 13:10:28
I'm 94 years old, I fought in the Second World War and I have a serious warning about where 2017 is headed

I’m 94 years old, I fought in the Second World War and I have a serious warning about where 2017 is headed

I am an old man in the apogee of my days and that’s why I know we are on the cusp of war – if not in North Korea then somewhere else – simply because of the way we have allowed society to become. As a young man in uniform, I witnessed destruction, and I can’t stand impotently by while it happens again

7/09/2017 Saa 09:44:01
Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to homeland

Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to homeland

Grace has returned to homeland after the South African government granted her diplomatic immunity, helping her escape prosecution over allegations of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg.

21/08/2017 Saa 07:27:39
Congo Landslide Death Toll Likely to Rise over 200

Congo Landslide Death Toll Likely to Rise over 200

The vice governor of Ituri province Pacifique Keta announced on Friday that the landslide in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged.

19/08/2017 Saa 08:16:53
I hit her to protect myself - Grace Mugabe

I hit her to protect myself - Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe claims she hit 20-year-old Gabriella Engels with an extension cord in an act of self-defence.

19/08/2017 Saa 07:36:43
Kenyan Opposition Files Petition to Overturn Election Result at the Supreme Court

Kenyan Opposition Files Petition to Overturn Election Result at the Supreme Court

Kenya’s opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged.

19/08/2017 Saa 06:49:31
'Red alert' for Grace Mugabe at SA borders - Minister

’Red alert’ for Grace Mugabe at SA borders - Minister

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday said that police have put out a "red alert" at South African borders for Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, in case she attempted to leave the country.

17/08/2017 Saa 10:31:24
Africa's richest man to invest up to $50bn in US, Europe

Africa’s richest man to invest up to $50bn in US, Europe

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $20bn to $50bn in the US and Europe by 2025, in industries including renewable energy and petrochemicals.

17/08/2017 Saa 06:12:04
South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now number 1 million: UN

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now number 1 million: UN

The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached one million, the United Nations says, marking a grim milestone for what has become the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.

17/08/2017 Saa 05:57:14
Mission to Africa

Mission to Africa

Egypt is trying to consolidate its relations with crucial African capitals

16/08/2017 Saa 10:50:45
Zambia opposition leader freed in treason case

Zambia opposition leader freed in treason case

Hakainde Hichilema, 5 others released as prosecution dropped at last minute

16/08/2017 Saa 10:10:11
Fears for 600 still missing in Sierra Leone floods

Fears for 600 still missing in Sierra Leone floods

Concern shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as aid groups scrambled to coordinate a response.

16/08/2017 Saa 09:54:37
'People are digging by hand' - Goal's country director on rescue effort in aftermath of Sierra Leone flooding

’People are digging by hand’ - Goal’s country director on rescue effort in aftermath of Sierra Leone flooding

Hundreds have died as a result of mudslides and flooding in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.

16/08/2017 Saa 09:01:53
White supremacists carry torches and chant Nazi slogans at rally in Virginia

White supremacists carry torches and chant Nazi slogans at rally in Virginia

Hundreds of white supremacists carrying burning torches and chanting Nazi-era slogans rallied in Virginia on Friday night before violently clashing with counter-protesters.

12/08/2017 Saa 09:25:07
FaceBook, Google lose $123m to swindler

FaceBook, Google lose $123m to swindler

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has decided to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian scam artist identified as Evaldas Rimasauskas, who conned $123 million out of FaceBook and Google by sending fake emails.

12/08/2017 Saa 08:33:11
DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi's body to be repatriated: family

DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi’s body to be repatriated: family

An agreement has been struck with Kinshasa for the repatriation of the body of veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died aged 84 in Belgium in February, his family and political party told AFP Friday.

12/08/2017 Saa 07:16:33
At least two dead in fresh Kenya poll protests

At least two dead in fresh Kenya poll protests

At least two people were shot dead in Kenya during overnight protests against the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta by opposition supporters who believe the vote was rigged, according to police and a health official.

12/08/2017 Saa 06:41:57
Uhuru Kenyatta Defeats Ralia Odinga, Re-elected for a Second Term

Uhuru Kenyatta Defeats Ralia Odinga, Re-elected for a Second Term

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected in Kenya, defeating veteran opposition leader and longtime rival Raila Odinga in a tense contest.

12/08/2017 Saa 06:16:55
DIGP Marizamunda tour RNP peacekeeping units in CAR

DIGP Marizamunda tour RNP peacekeeping units in CAR

The Deputy Inspector of Police in charge of Administration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda, on August 10, toured various Rwanda National Police (RNP) peacekeeping units serving under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and urged them to stay focused and maintain their readiness on their mission.

12/08/2017 Saa 05:57:51
Africa mobilises money

Africa mobilises money

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 140 mobile money services across 39 countries, accounting for over half of the 277 such mobile deployments globally, and there are now seven markets in the region – Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe – where more than 40% of adults are active mobile money users, according to the GSMA.

11/08/2017 Saa 11:53:08
Kenya braced for violence before election announcement

Kenya braced for violence before election announcement

Sitting president Uhuru Kenyatta is ahead by a wide margin but opposition leaders repeat their claims of fraud

11/08/2017 Saa 11:17:34
Catholic church in Somaliland reopens, then closes

Catholic church in Somaliland reopens, then closes

A Catholic church in Somaliland reopened after 30 years on July 29 but was closed a week later under pressure from the local Muslim population.

11/08/2017 Saa 10:36:37
IEBC to announce president tomorrow

IEBC to announce president tomorrow

IEBC will announce final results from the presidential race ton Friday, chairman Wafula Chebukati has said.

10/08/2017 Saa 10:30:18
Zuma’s Ouster Would Be Best for South Africa, Communist Party Says

Zuma’s Ouster Would Be Best for South Africa, Communist Party Says

Removing Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa is the “best thing” that could happen to the country, the Communist Party said before lawmakers vote in a motion of no confidence against the leader.

8/08/2017 Saa 10:29:23
Uhuru, Raila positive, sure of winning after voting

Uhuru, Raila positive, sure of winning after voting

Presidential candidates Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have cast their votes and are both sure they will be declared winners after Tuesday’s general election.

8/08/2017 Saa 09:28:20

"Syria crimes worse than in Yugoslavia or Rwanda"-Carla Del Ponte

Dissatisfied with the work of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, its member and a former chief Hague Tribunal prosecutor has announced her resignation.

8/08/2017 Saa 08:59:59
Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones

Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones

The threat of controversy and unrest looms over Kenya’s elections, which will be held on 8 August. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is ahead by a whisker in the most recent opinion poll. His main challenger, Raila Odinga, has repeatedly alleged that Kenyatta plans to rig the elections.

7/08/2017 Saa 11:57:04
Pope Francis 'deeply saddened' by Nigeria church attack

Pope Francis ’deeply saddened’ by Nigeria church attack

The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis was "deeply saddened" by Sunday’s gun attack on a church in southern Nigeria in which at least 11 people were killed.

7/08/2017 Saa 11:11:01
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos sends greetings to Rwanda

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos sends greetings to Rwanda

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to President Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda on the occasion of re-electing him as a president of the republic.

7/08/2017 Saa 06:50:57
Regional Protection Force Arrives Juba

Regional Protection Force Arrives Juba

A unit of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) has arrived South Sudan according to the Spokesperson of United Nations Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS.

7/08/2017 Saa 06:44:03
Statement by the spokesperson following the Presidential elections in Rwanda

Statement by the spokesperson following the Presidential elections in Rwanda

Statement by the spokesperson following the Presidential elections in Rwanda

7/08/2017 Saa 06:42:35
Facebook offers tool to combat fake news in Kenya

Facebook offers tool to combat fake news in Kenya

Facebook rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.

5/08/2017 Saa 06:38:46
Al-Shabab Militants Retake Strategic Town in Western Somalia

Al-Shabab Militants Retake Strategic Town in Western Somalia

Al-Shabab militants have retaken a strategic town linking Somalia’s capital to the western regions of the country.

5/08/2017 Saa 06:21:07
Married man with four children stabbed to death by sex worker in hotel

Married man with four children stabbed to death by sex worker in hotel

The Police in Delta have arrested a commercial sex worker who allegedly stabbed her client to death during an argument at Destar Hotel, Asaba, Delta

4/08/2017 Saa 10:48:20
Russia wants to restore Gaddafi-era economic links with Libya

Russia wants to restore Gaddafi-era economic links with Libya

Russia plans to resume contracts with Libya agreed by former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The infrastructure projects have been frozen since Gaddafi’s assassination and the breakout of civil war.

4/08/2017 Saa 10:35:43
Violence and arson breaks out at biggest South Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan

Violence and arson breaks out at biggest South Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan

Violence and arson broke out on Thursday at the biggest South Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan, which houses tens of thousands of people, a security official said

4/08/2017 Saa 09:09:25
White House row over Statue of Liberty

White House row over Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was the focus of a monumental exchange between a White House adviser and a reporter after Donald Trump backed an immigration policy favouring the better-educated.

3/08/2017 Saa 08:51:54
Kenya: 'brutal' murder of election official raises fears over voter safety

Kenya: ’brutal’ murder of election official raises fears over voter safety

“This brutal murder has sent a chill down the spine of many Kenyans and raised the spectre of violence” - Muthoni Wanyeki

Kenyan government officials threaten journalists to prevent broadcasting of live election results

Concrete measures must be taken to address climate of fear

3/08/2017 Saa 08:22:04

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