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My latest in @thecontinent_ looks at the inability of some African politicians to present their academic credentials as required by law and what it means.
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From today’s column for @thecontinent_ (it’s a Formula 1 theme & yes I did use the phrase “someone stappen him”)— a round up of events from the African continent this week- read.. here:…
I wld like to thank my friends, family & unresolved trauma, which has helped to make me the sarcastic & witty person I am today. A shout out to Govts particularly the dictators - without u - there is no me (U cld step down & test that theory). Also my editor @mattduplessis ❤️…
Such a stunning cover - catch my column alongside brilliant stories from across the African continent, in this week’s issue - follow @thecontinent_ for more.…
Sudan woman faces death by stoning for adultery in first case for a decade A woman in Sudan has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, the first known case in the country for almost a decade.…
This is so true—- losing weight was a walk in the park for me compared to current journey around building muscle. Luckily lifting weights has a load of other benefits which help you stick to it.. but wueh building muscle requires a ton of patience.…
President Kenyatta & President Mohamud have directed immediate market access of fish from Somalia to Kenya and vice versa + resumption of trade in Khat from Kenya to Somalia. Kenya Airways flights to Mogadishu to resume based on the existing Bilateral Air Service Agreement:
Kenya: Supreme Court rules that impeachment of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was in compliance with the law
President Hage Geingob of Namibia announces removal of all Covid-19 restrictions. (Those travelling to Namibia will still be required to present vaccine certificates at points of entry)
“Federal agents identified a Ugandan minor who was approximately 14-years-old in March 2019 when Tuininga had sex with her” Should the charge not be rape?
Horrendous. Court in the USA has sentenced a pastor from Georgia to 10 years in jail after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Ugandan girl while conducting missionary work in Uganda.
On Wildlife Conservation, Kenya Needs a New Approach (in which ⁦@samirasawlani⁩ writes about problematic and unsustainable conservation practices that many times ignore the agency and input of local communities)…
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Kenyan government tablets meant for grade one pupils have been spotted on sale in Uganda’s black market:…
Govt of Mali say rotations of military &police contingent of UN Peacekeeping Mission to Mali to be suspended- cite national security. Soldiers from Ivory Coast arriving in Bamako were arrested this wk, Mali branded them mercenaries, Ivorian govt say they were part of UN mission
Ladies, how bad do you think times have to be for you to turn to cow dung for sanitary wear? Last week I was in rural Domboshava to cover the story of Constance, her sisters and millions of impoverished girls in Zimbabwe…
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‘Everything is dry’: Kenya droughts put herding cultures at risk via @AJEnglish
@PatrickHeinisc1 @samirasawlani The story is different for Somali passport holders who have to pay $300 to get their visas approved.
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International Court of Justice to deliver ruling next week re: Myanmar’s objections against case accusing it of Genocide, which was brought to the court by Gambia
How The Daughter Of José Eduardo Dos Santos Looted Angola’s Riches The former president of Angola died Friday,but financial impact of his rule lingers on. Forbes’ story on how his daughter Isabel banked $3 billion in a country where many live on $2 a day…
Govt of Ivory Coast has released a statement demanding the release of the soldiers.…
‘Sexual abuse is normalised’: Uganda struggles with #MeToo…
Govt of Mali announce arrest of 49 soldiers from Ivory Coast which it has branded “mercenaries”. 1/2
Also if you’re resuming travel/taking trips following events of the last few years- I cannot recommend Kenya enough. Lots to do & see- nature, mountains, beaches, wildlife, history, art & culture. No PCR required (unless not vaxxed) etc.
I submitted my Kenyan visa application at 7pm on Sunday-My visa was issued by 3pm Monday. While acknowledge my passport privilege - I also want to acknowledge how quick and efficient the process is & also not dehumanising - something western embassies cld learn about.
Following the #NairobiGubernatorialDebate - while the jabs being exchanged are amusing — still waiting to hear exactly what these guys have planned for Nairobi.
Uber made big promises in Kenya. Drivers say it's ruined their lives. "When you have a family to feed, kids to pay school fees for, rents to pay, a loan to pay and your work is too much and exploitative, what happens?" a driver said.…
International Monetary Fund Executive Board Approves US$638 million Extended Fund Facility and Extended Credit Facility for Benin
Another incredible raceeeeeee Lewis and Leclerc on the podium ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Kenya is known around the world for wildlife conservation. But on the ground, activists say the reality is very different, writes @samirasawlani.…
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Wueh Daughter demands postmortem after death of Angola’s former president: Welwitschia “Tchize” dos Santos, on Friday filed a legal case against her father’s current wife and his personal physician for attempted murder, police and her lawyers said.…
Eid Mubarak/ Ciid Wanaagsan to all those celebrating! (Images: Vincent Kessler)
From Boricidal Tories to more serious coups, @samirasawlani wonders how much more we have to bend before the arc of justice breaks ⬇️…
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This quote from my latest column for @thecontinent_ - which you can read here:…
The risk is mounting that Cyril Ramaphosa could be headed the same way as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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Former president of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos, has passed away. Statement from Angola’s Presidency
Ahead of 10th July legislative elections in Congo Republic, authorities announce a range of measures including - ban on holding of markets, opening of bars, night clubs etc. These rules will remain in place 6am-6pm across the country.
In Kenya as prices surge, debt mounts and parts of the country suffer the worst drought in 40 years, the president and his deputy are engaged in a bitter war of words ahead of elections:… via @business
Kenya: 11th July 2022 declared public holiday marking Eid-al-Adha
.@advocatemahere -The Zimbabwean political figure fighting for her country’s future ‘The solution to the broken health system is not to fly abroad for medical care- The solution is to ensure we properly fund our healthcare sector…’…
Burkina Faso’s former President Blaise Compaoré has arrived in the country today- reportedly to meet junta leader, Lt-Colonel Damiba. Magistrates Union have called for his arrest-he was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for his role in assassination of Thomas Sankara
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