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Kenya’s ruling party dismisses calls for constitutional amendments to create new posts

By Diana Rose Wairumbi Kenya’s ruling Party has dismissed muted calls for the amendment of the Constitution to create new positions in the executive. The Jubilee Party’s Secretary-General Raphael Tuju on Thursday said the proposal is...

UK re-opens investigation into alleged Genocide criminals

The U.K. has re-opened investigations into five key suspects from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The fresh police inquiries follow a week of official mourning in Rwanda, during which the remains of 50 genocide victims...

Burundi’s lawmakers pass bill allowing search without warrant

Burundi’s National Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to allow the police to conduct random searches in residential areas without a search warrant. The police will be allowed to conduct the searches in localities...

King Mswati III changes his kingdom’s name from Swaziland to eSwatini

The landlocked southern African monarch of Swaziland has had its name changed to Kingdom of eSwatini. King Mswati III made the announcement on Thursday during celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence. The celebrations also...

Buhari under fire for latest criticism of Nigerian youth

Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said many young people in Nigeria are lazy and simply want to take advantage of the country's oil wealth. "More than...

Ethiopia’s PM cabinet list ratified by parliament

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister on Thursday presented part of his new ministerial cabinet during his first appearance in parliament since his swearing-in, Reuters news agency reports. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed named a new defence minister...

Plans to aid Africa cocoa farmers facing multiple hurdles

Global chocolate makers are buying more cocoa sourced through schemes aimed at stamping out poverty. For many chocolate producers the rush is on to make their supply chains more ethical ahead of self-imposed 2020...

Syrian-born German linked to 9/11 attacks arrested

A Syrian-born German linked to the 11 September 2001 U.S. attack has reportedly been arrested by Kurdish fighters and is being held in northern Syria. According to AFP a commander of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic...

New round of South Sudan peace talks delayed

Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation. The talks were meant to resume next week in neighbouring Ethiopia, mediated by a regional bloc. The discussions have sought...

Ethiopia’s parliament appoints Muferiat Kamil as new speaker

Muferiat Kamil, a former Minister of Women’s Affairs has been chosen by the Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives as its new speaker, state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate reports. Muferiat replaces Abadula Gemeda resigned from his position...