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Africa

May 21, 2024

Kenyans blast President Ruto over charter of $1.5 million RoyalJet luxury plane

The ‘tax collector’ president’s decision has sparked anger among Kenyans even though the government has defended the cost of Mr Ruto’s trip to the U.S.

Photo of President William Ruto alighting from a plane used to illustrate this story (Credit: The Informer, Kenya)
May 21, 2024

Over 1,000 patients died in Mozambique amid health workers’ strike: Union

Over 50,000 union members have been in negotiations with the Mozambique government for three weeks since the strike started.

A hospital used to illustrate this story (Credit: X)
May 21, 2024

41-year-old professor jailed two years for criticising Mali junta

The Mali junta has faced criticism for reneging on agreed timelines for transitioning to democratic civilian rule.

Col. Assimi Goita
May 21, 2024

UN vows to help Somalia develop aviation sector

On Tuesday, the United Nations Support Office in Somalia vowed to galvanise efforts to develop the country’s aviation sector.

Somalis
May 21, 2024

Kenya’s Ruto gets first state visit by African leader since 2008 for stepping up globally: U.S. Govt

“We see a lot of complementarities in terms of what we’re trying to do on climate, what we’re trying to do on debt for the developing world, and on security issues,” said the

President William Ruto at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia
May 21, 2024

Zambian president seeks solution to southern Africa drought

Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe have declared states of disaster and emergency and appealed for support to tackle the negative impact of the drought.

Drought
May 20, 2024

UNICEF rehabilitates medical centres in Libya’s floods-hit Derna

In September 2023, Mediterranean storm Daniel triggered the largest and worst floods in Libya in decades.

UNICEF
May 20, 2024

Days to election, South African court bars former President Zuma from contesting

The South African apex court has barred former President Jacob Zuma from running for parliament seat days before the country’s election.

Jacob Zuma
May 20, 2024

U.S. promises to cooperate over Americans’ involvement in DR Congo coup

The U.S. Embassy also issued a security alert warning of gunfire and “ongoing activity by DRC security elements.”

Biden and DRC leader