A Kenyan court has ruled that opposition Lawyer and politician Miguna Miguna is a Kenyan citizen saying his birthright cannot be changed. In his ruling, Justice Chacha Mwita further awarded Miguna 70K USD for what the court found to be violation of his human rights. “…The government’s deduction to cancel Miguna Miguna’s passport...
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has vowed to bring human rights violators to justice as part of the ongoing large-scale crackdown on human rights abuses. Ahmed, in a press statement issued by his office late Wednesday, stressed that the ongoing reform in the east African country has an ultimate goal...
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived on Thursday for his first-ever visit to Somalia, Eritrea’s information minister said, in another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region following Eritrea’s rapprochement with one-time foe Ethiopia. Isaias landed in Mogadishu and headed to the Somali president’s office, Reuters witnesses. Security was tight...
Ugandan Members of Parliament has urged the ministry of Health to increase the stock of condoms in the country ahead of the festival season. The call was made by Mbale municipality legislator Jack Wamanga Wamai during a plenary session chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. Wamai told parliament that a red flag...
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has slammed opposition parties for focusing on petty issues rather than critical issues such as prosperity of Ugandans and strategic security and the future of Africa. He said this on Wednesday during the Inter Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit at the Speke Report, Munyonyo. The opposition...
Uganda's ministry of health on Tuesday launched the third Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) that will provide the latest statistics on the prevalence and transmission patterns of disease as well as its prevention countrywide. According to the ministry statement, the two-month survey will run under the theme: "Counting the milestones in...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has made a historic visit to the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to launch the new generation coins. He also received a symbolic cheque of dividends on behalf of the government. The visit was the first since President Uhuru Kenyatta took power in 2013 and most...
Somalia was plunged into fresh political problems after a motion to impeach President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed for alleged abuse of office cleared a key hurdle. Parliament speaker Mohamed Mursal agreed late Sunday to accept the motion, signed by 92 out of 275 legislators. The document accuses the president, commonly known as...
Dr. Stella Nyanzi, the embattled Makerere University researcher, was arraigned before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court and charged with two counts of Cyber Harassment and Offensive Communication. This was the second time she was being charged with similar offences in regard to indecent communication against President Yoweri Museveni. According to the...
South Sudan is set to vaccinate healthcare workers operating in high-risk states bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Ebola virus disease (EVD). The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Monday that the vaccination exercise will start in the capital, Juba on Dec. 19. WHO said at...