President Uhuru Kenyatta‘s second term in office has been rocked by a series of corruption scandal exposés in various ministries. Already five mega scandals have been unearthed bringing to the fore the extent to which corruption has permeated the highest levels of government. The latest being Oil Spillage scandal in Kenya pipeline company where 11 million of […]
Despite the overwhelming public rejection to the contents of the report of the Committee of Individual Liberties and Equality, the Ministerial Council approved at the request of Baji Qaid Es-Sibsi on the draft Basic Law on the equality of inheritance between women and men, and all its appendices and annexes which it seeks to pass […]
Addressing the opening sitting of the 34th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice in Khartoum, on Thursday, 22 November 2018, Al-Bashir said that the siege imposed on his country because of its designation as a state sponsor of terrorism is “unfair” as it is baseless and has no evidence… Pointing out that […]
Amid cheers, Takbeers and chants (it is for Allah… it is for Allah), the Sudanese parliament passed on Wednesday, 21st November 2018, the Elections Law for the year 2018 with a majority (430) members and the withdrawal of 71 members representing about 34 political parties… This law had been in the corridors of the parliament […]
Tanzanian as well as international media outlets have reported on the issue of campaign of anti-gayism (anti-homosexuality) in the city of Dar es Salaam founded by the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner that briefly thrived, then died a sudden death after the central government declared that it would not partake in such movements.
Addressing the celebrations of the 29th anniversary of the Popular Defense Forces (PDF) in the White Nile State on Tuesday 13/11/2018, President al-Bashir said: “Sudan will not pledge its decision to anyone because it believes that livelihoods are in the hands of Allah alone.” Adding, “Let them hold their coffers and warehouses, and we say […]
Somalia for almost three decades was not eligible for World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) funds because it owes the bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over $800m as part of a $5.5bn debt most of it interest and penalties owed to multilateral and bilateral creditors incurred in the 1980s. With America leading the […]
On Tuesday 16th October 2018, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed named a 20 member cabinet with women taking up an equal number of slots with their male colleagues. (The Star, 16/10/2018). Two days later on Thursday, 18th October 2018, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame named a 26 member cabinet with Women make up 50 per cent […]
Since the first minutes from the bombing operation on Monday, which targeted the security patrol in the center of the capital, and before waiting for any investigation to find out its motives and who is behind it, a battalion of media personnel and those who make a living out of politics engaged in cheap exploitation […]
Question: A reconciliation agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia was signed in Asmara in July 2018. The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Meles, confirmed that the Asmara agreement recently signed with Eritrea was by the will of both countries without mediation from any third party. To what extent is this true? Was it free of international and […]
Tanzanian and international media outlets reported on the abduction of the said African youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji (43) outside a high profile hotel gym where he was going for his routine morning exercise.
During the Francophonie Summit held in Armenia on Thursday 11th October 2018, French President Macron could not hide his hostility against Islam and the Muslims. In a passionate war speech, Macron praised the president of Tunisia, Essebsi, and blessed his campaign against the rules of the Qur’an and his battle against those whom he called […]
The level of neglect of the health and environmental situation in Tunisia has reached its lowest, and the spread of various kinds of mosquitoes, insects, and stray dogs has become common in all cities. The country has been threatened with epidemics and contagious illnesses, which are not usually see except in ravaged countries due to […]
It is reported that Somalia has fully met all the 27 requirements of global funds of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that was conditioned in order to relieve from its withstanding debt (Radio Dalsan, 22/09/2018). Furthermore, World Bank has approved $80 million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms, marking the first disbursement to the […]
The capital city of Kassala has been hit with a deadly viral infection called Chikungunya or the kankasha illness, as the locals call it. The government, as usual, has remained silent at the beginning of this deadly illness until activists raised awareness about this illness through social media platforms and the media, which forced the […]
Tanzanian media outlets reported on the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania Mrs. Samia Suluhu Hassan’s statement urging religious leaders to mould youths on good morals, since many of them have been embraced western values which leads to moral deterioration.
It is known that the military Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who did not receive the high school “Baccalaureate” but “his makers” interceded for him and got him admitted to the military college, despite him being a middle school graduate, had overthrown, in a military coup on 6 August 2008, the first elected president in Mauritania […]
President Bashir announced the dissolution of the national reconciliation government and the institution of the presidency, the appointment of a new prime minister, the reduction of the number of ministries to 21 ministries, after previously being 31 ministries, as well as the reduction of ministers of the state by 50%. Bashir said that the aim […]
African leaders gather for a two-day summit in Beijing focused on economic ties with China amid increasing criticism of its debt-laden approach to aid in the developing world. President Xi Jinping hosts leaders from more than 50 African countries for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation starting on Monday.
The people of Kenya are paying a 16% Value Added Tax on all petroleum products in a move that defied parliamentary vote to delay the tax for two years. The implementation of the contentious 16% fuel VAT contained in the Finance Bill 2018 comes into effect after a five-year grace period that commenced on 2013. […]
British Prime Minister Theresa May concluded her African trip with a visit to Kenya on Thursday, 30 August 2018. Before her arrival in Kenya, she had visited South Africa on Tuesday and Nigeria on Wednesday. Her visit was the first in five years in sub-Saharan Africa and second in 30-years to Kenya by a British […]
On Monday 27 August 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta will hold talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Washington. In a statement released by the US Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, President Trump invited President Kenyatta for a meeting in the White House to discuss growing trade between the two countries and finding a lasting solution […]
In the past few days, the transport crisis in the capital city of Khartoum has worsened, as large stations became empty of public transport, and became overcrowded by people, men, women and children, leaving people between one of two options: either working by feet or holding expensive deals with owners of private vehicles to transport […]
In recent months, media outlets have been reporting on a high wave of defections, where a number of opposition politicians quit their parties and joined ruling party (CCM). The latest is a defection of Chadema Party MP from among prominent city constituency, a high level Civic United Front (CUF) leader, and other opposition MPs and […]
In a heart-rending incident, 22 students and a woman drowned on Wednesday morning in the Beheira district of Nile River State when their boat capsized while they were on their way to the Kabnah basic schools on the other side of the river. The boat was carrying about 40 students, including a group of brothers, […]
Beji Caid Essebsi, on Monday, 13 August 2018, chose to comply with the decisions of the European Union issued on 14/09/2016, and to seek the imposition of Western laws on the equality of inheritance between men and women, despite the overwhelming popular opposition to these laws in which imams and professors of Al-Zaytuna participated.
On Monday, 13/8/2018, Al-Akhbar Newspaper reported that a man has stabbed three people with a knife causing them serious bodily harm in a row in Omdurman, Salha district. This is because one man jumped the queue to get the bread on the backdrop of the bread crisis. The newspaper reported that a large number of […]
On Sunday, August 5, 2018, the opposing factions in the South of Sudan signed an agreement for dividing the power and the levels of ruling. This agreement was signed by the government of the South of Sudan represented by the party of Salva Kiir Mayardit and the People’s Opposition Movement of Riek Machar. In addition, […]
The Government has launched an operation to evict over 40,000 people from Mau Forest the largest drainage basin in Kenya with an area of 273,300 hectares (675,000 acres). The Forest is the prime source of numerous rivers which feed Lake Victoria the source of the Nile river, Africa’s longest river. In what is becoming a […]
On Saturday, 28/07/2018, a loan agreement between the Tunisian State and the World Bank to finance the budget support program, which will allow the government to obtain 1.280 billion dinars with a RIBA-based interest rate of 0.7% was approved by the Chamber of Deputies. Ziyad al-Athari, Minister of Development and Investment, claimed that Tunisia had […]