Kenya: Ruto Allies Jittery Over Matiang’i Elevation As DP Calls for Patience

[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto hosted a close-knit team of trusted allies late on Thursday night to discuss the political implications of the move by President Uhuru Kenyatta to assign Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i a powerful role, elevating him to the level of a “chief minister”, the Sunday Nation has learnt.

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Egypt prepares to open its grand new capital

From city victorious to city vacant CAIRO IS KNOWN as the city of a thousand minarets. Its replacement started with just four, the spindly white towers of the Fattah al-Aleem mosque (pictured), a showpiece project in the new purpose-built capital rising in the desert 49km east of Cairo. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the president, unveiled the mosque this month.

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