Africa

Kenyan Runner Kipkorir Collapses, Dies at Mount Cameroon Race

Summary: Kenyan runner Charles Kipsang Kipkorir passed away from a suspected heart attack shortly after collapsing at the finish line of the Mount Cameroon Race, Africa’s oldest international athletics competition Every year, the Mount Cameroon race, also known as the Course de l’Espoir (Race of Hope), challenges runners on arduous …

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Businesses suffer as war destroys Sudan’s economy

Summary: The war has led industries to cease production. Others were destroyed. Businesses and food stocks have been looted. The World Bank in September said “widespread destruction of Sudan’s economic foundations has set the country’s development back by several decades” Before the Sudanese army and paramilitary fighters turned their guns …

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Al-Shabaab: 30 militants killed in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle

Summary: Somali forces, aided by international partners, conducted successful operations against Al-Shabaab militants in Jilib-Marka and Farah-Adan, killing 30 militants including leaders. Mogadishu, (EXAMINER) – The Somali National Army and the international partners conducted operations in Jilib-Marka and killed 30 Al-Shabaab militants including ringleaders early Saturday morning in the Lower …

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Suspected ADF Rebels Kill Eight In DR Congo Attack

Summary Islamic State group have killed eight people in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Suspected militants linked to the Islamic State group have killed eight people in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Tuesday. Rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces …

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Uganda Explores Exclusive Oil Import Deal with Tanzania

Summary: Uganda and Tanzania are poised to leverage their respective strengths and resources to ensure the successful implementation of the envisioned oil import arrangement In a bid to bolster economic ties and streamline its oil import operations, Uganda is currently engaged in discussions with Tanzania to explore the possibility of …

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Malawi Parliament Approves Export of 10,000 Laborers to Israeli Farms

Summary: Despite these challenges, Malawian workers generally reported satisfaction with their working conditions. Malawi’s parliament has given the green light for the government’s initiative to send 10,000 laborers to work on farms and industries in Israel. The decision came after a government delegation visited Israel to assess the conditions of …

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Kenya women demand justice for femicide amid spate of killings

Summary The high-profile murders of 26-year-old Starlet Wahu Mwangi and 20-year-old Rita Waeni in particular, both in Nairobi, has put pressure on the government to rapidly investigate, arrest and prosecute those responsible. In January alone, at least 14 women in Kenya were killed by their intimate partners.   The high-profile …

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Uganda refutes allegations of supporting DR Congo’s M23 rebels

Summary Uganda refutes allegations of supporting M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conflict, denying involvement in internal conflicts unless part of a regional peace effort. Social media rumors fueling the claims have been dismissed by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Ugandan embassy in Kinshasa. …

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