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Ethiopia elections 2021: Five things to know

The twice-postponed polls will mark the first test of voter support for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. By Aljazeera Ethiopians vote next week in twice-delayed elections overshadowed by warnings of famine and mounting reports of atrocities in the war-hit northern region of Tigray. Some 37 million people of Ethiopia’s about 110 …

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Curfew in 13 counties to start from 7pm to 4am

The National Government has revised the dusk-to-dawn curfew in 13 counties in Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley. The curfew hours have been changed to start from 7pm to 4am beginning Friday, June 18. Before the latest development, the curfew lasted from 10pm to 4am The Ministry of Health says the …

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Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and liberation hero, has died aged 97 at a military hospital in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia, his son Kambarage said on Wednesday. Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the southern African nation won its independence from Britain, until 1991, and afterwards …

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Turkana County Government marks World Environment Day

Lodwar, June 6, 2021 (Governor’s Press Service) There is need for individuals and institutions to prioritize tree growing and other  environmental conservation activities in order to restore the natural ecosystem, Peter Lotethiro the Deputy Governor of Turkana County has said. Speaking during the World’s Environment Day at the Queen of …

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Uhuru blocks Judges Ngugi, Odunga Promotion to the Court of Appeal

President Uhuru Kenyatta has rejected the names of four judges from the list of those whose who were nominated for appointment as Court of Appeal judges. Among the four are two judges who were among a five-judge bench of the High Court that declared the BBI process unconstitutional and blocked …

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President Uhuru Appoints 34 Judges, Rejects Six

President Uhuru Kenyatta has gazetted the appointment of 34 judges and left out six nominees. Seven judges have been appointed to the Court of Appeal and others will serve in the Employment and Labour Relations Court, and the Environment and Land Court. Msagha Amraphael Mbogholi, Omondi Hellen Amollo, Ngugi Grace …

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Pastoralists urged to negotiate on grazing and border areas

Members of the pastoral communities have been urged to coexist and stop pasture conflicts as most parts of their regions continue to be hit hard by drought because of low rainfalls experienced in the last seasons. Speaking at a Garissa hotel, the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council chair Dubat Amey said …

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Conte is closing in on becoming Tottenham’s new manager

Tottenham Hotspur are in advanced talks with former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, with a growing expectation he will be named the club’s new manager. Spurs are still searching for a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in April. There has been mounting speculation chairman Daniel Levy …

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The Netanyahu Era Could Be Over

A coalition of Israeli political parties announced Wednesday night they had agreed ​to a deal to form a new government, paving the way for the exit of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, notified Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that he had …

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