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Kenya’s president proposes fuel VAT cut to 8 per cent

President Uhuru Kenyatta has proposed a fuel tax cut from 16 to eight per cent, meaning the price of petrol will drop from Sh127 to…

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Authorities demolish Taj Mall in Nairobi

The demolition of Taj Mall, which was renamed Airgate Mall, began early on Saturday morning amid government efforts to reclaim restricted land. The mall is…

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Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign new peace agreement in Saudi: UN

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will attend a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to sign a peace agreement “cementing” the relations between the…

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Kenya police get new uniform, command structure

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday unveiled new uniforms for police officers. The uniforms which are blue in colour were paraded at the Kenya School of…

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Nicholas Haysom named as new UN Somalia envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday named South African lawyer Nicholas Haysom as new envoy to Somalia. Mr Haysom, who will take over the…

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Aid agency warns of worsening refugee crisis in Kenya

Cuts in foreign aid have forced a sharp reduction of education, water, and livelihood programmes for refugees in Kenya, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has…

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Ethiopia-Eritrea border set to reopen after 20 years

A key crossing point between one-time bitter enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea is set to reopen after a border war shut it more than 20 years…

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Tanzania’s John Magufuli advises against birth control

President John Magufuli has advised Tanzanian couples to stop using contraceptive methods, saying that the country needs more people, according to local media reports. “Those…

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Gas tanker explosion in northern Nigeria kills dozens

At least 35 people were killed and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa and started a blaze, the…

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A Somali super mum in Sweden

Iman was born in Somalia but has lived in Sweden for much of her life. By day, she works for the municipality. But by night,…

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World Bank launches $9 million infrastructure project in Somalia

The Federal Government of Somalia and the World Bank have launched the flagship infrastructure project in Somalia. The Somali Urban Resilience Project, SURP, worth $…

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At least 19 killed in South Sudan plane crash

At least 19 people died in South Sudan when a small aircraft carrying passengers from Juba International Airport to the city of Yirol crashed on…

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Sudan’s President al-Bashir sacks entire cabinet

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir Sunday sacked the country’s 31-member cabinet and appointed a new prime minister who will form a smaller government to tackle a…

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South Korean special envoy flies to North Korea

A special envoy appointed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in travelled to North Korea by plane Wednesday morning for a one-day visit aimed at booking…

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Court declines to suspend new fuel tax

The High Court on Tuesday declined to suspend the 16 per cent VAT on petroleum products, which took effect last Saturday, despite suits by the…

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The 47 Governors call for review of fuel levy

Governors have warned that the implementation of the 16 per cent tax on fuel is likely to renew the incessant clamour for higher pay by…

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Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of Afghan armed group, dies

The founder of the Haqqani Network, one of Afghanistan’s most effective and feared armed groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates the Afghan…

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China unveils ‘no strings attached’ $60 bn kitty for Africa

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday that his country’s investments in Africa have “no political strings attached” and pledged $60bn in financial support to…

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Voting begins in Pakistan’s presidential election

Pakistani lawmakers headed to the polls on Tuesday to elect the 13th president for the next five years, officials and state-run media reported. The polling…

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Ankara deploys more military vehicles to Syrian border

Turkey deployed more military vehicles to its southeastern province of Kilis near the Syrian border early Tuesday. A total of eight trucks loaded with tanks…

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Kenyans feel pinch of high fuel prices

Matatus operating within the city will from today raise their fares by Sh20 whereas those plying the long distance routes will levy an extra 20…

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Turkish first lady opens cultural center in Kyrgyzstan

Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan inaugurated a cultural center on Sunday, dedicated to late Kyrgyz writer Chinghiz Aitmatov. Speaking at the opening event in the…

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DP pulls a fast one on President Kenyatta

BY Daily Nation Deputy President William Ruto appears to be quietly working to displace President Uhuru Kenyatta as the political kingpin in central Kenya, winning…

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Teachers Service Commission hires 8,000 teachers

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has started posting more than 8,000 new recruits, with most of them set to report to schools today. The 8,090…

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Somalia’s president meets Chinese counterpart in Beijing for bilateral talks

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Friday in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing ahead of his…

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French President Macron slammed for his remarks on Turkey

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Wednesday criticized French President Emmanuel Macron for his remarks targeting Turkey and its EU membership process. During…