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Ugandan Trump supporters arrested outside US embassy

Two supporters of US presidential candidate Donald Trump have been arrested while campaigning for the Republican Party leader outside the US embassy in Kampala. Ugandan news sites reported on Tuesday that the group, from the Uganda Young Democrats, had tried to storm the embassy in the Nsambya suburb of Kampala …

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Kenya Airways troubles lead to flight cancellations

Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways cancelled several flights and delayed several others on Sunday after outsourced workers downed tools. The national carrier said in a statement staff had stayed away from work since Friday due to issues with their employer. “Some of our outsourced staff, including cabin crew, have stayed …

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Kenya death penalty public debate enters final leg

The second and final leg of the Kenyan national public debate on capital punishment began. The debate is to solicit views from Kenyans on the administration of capital punishment and management of capital offences or what is popularly known as the death penalty. The public discussion being spearheaded by the …

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This Insane DNC Is the Convention the Internet Made

Marcia Fudge never stood a chance. Though party officials had just named her chair of the Democratic National Convention the day before, the Ohio congress member looked more like an exasperated public school principal, patience already worn thin mere hours into the first day of school. As Fudge addressed the …

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10 alleged rhino poachers arrested in six days

Five alleged rhino poachers are due to appear in KwaMbonambi Magistrate Court in Kwazulu-Natal on Thursday to face charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, trespassing in a national park and illegal hunting, police said. Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the five suspects whose ages ranged from 31 …

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Zimbabwe’s unemployed graduates plan demonstration

As the wave of protests continues in Zimbabwe, a group of unemployed graduates calling themselves the Zimbabwe Coalition for Unemployed Graduates are planning a demonstration on August 5 to express their displeasure at the current rate of unemployment in the country. Leader of the group, Rodwell Tendai Nyika, said the …

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Zimbabwe’s #ThisFlag pastor released, charges dropped

Pastor Evan Mawarire

Zimbabwe’s #ThisFlag campaign leader Pastor Evan Mawarire was released on Wednesday evening after the Harare Magistrate’s Court found that his arrest was unconstitutional. Mawarire, who is behind last week’s stayaway, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly inciting violence and disturbing the peace. Prosecutors tried to change the charge in court …

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Arrest Mugabe and Chinamasa says Biti

If there was anyone to be arrested for inciting public violence in Zimbabwe, then it should be President Robert Mugabe and Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, and not activists who were being persecuted by the government, opposition PDP leader Tendai Biti said Tuesday. Biti was responding to the arrest on allegations …

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