Kenya’s big-tent government has averted violence, but may stunt growth

LITTLE OVER a year ago, Kenya seemed to be teetering. Swathes of the country refused to recognise Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured, left) as their president. Nearly 100 people had died in political violence after he was declared winner of a brace of elections in late 2017

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Tanzania: High Court Restores Bail for Mbowe, Matiko

[Daily News] CHADEMA National Chairman, Freeman Mbowe and Tarime Urban Member of Parliament, Ester Matiko yesterday got much needed relief when the High Court restored their bail which was canceled by Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam three months ago for violating bond conditions.

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Africa:Sublime Soul Diva Who Demanded Respect, Which Will be Forever Given

[The Conversation Africa] It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin’s celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer in the last stages of her illness were Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson. It is hard to overestimate Franklin’s importance to both music and the civil rights movement — and the presence of one of music’s greatest figures alongside Martin Luther King Jr’s right-hand man at her bedside in the final days of her life is a fitting tribute to one of the true greats o

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Nigeria:Again, Suicide Bombers Attack Borno State, 7 Killed

[This Day] Maiduguri -Barely a week after heavily armed Boko Haram fighters entered Maiduguri, with suicide bombers in their company, killing nine people in Jiddari Polo and High Court areas, four suicide bombers have again attacked two villages in Borno State.

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