Diaspora Matters

Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president of Nigeria on Thursday flew to the United States of America for the first time in a long while. His inability to travel to the US was reportedly due to a federal summons for his arrest in a corruption case that dates years back to when he was in government. […]

For a populous nation as Ethiopia – on record as Africa’s second biggest only behind Nigeria, imports are as important to its economic growth as are the goods it also exports – chief amongst them, coffee. Ethiopia is, however, landlocked with five neighbours who have access to the sea – Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia and […]

Armed police in Zimbabwe have arrested a political activist at his home on Wednesday, his lawyer said. It comes as protests against fuel price hikes enters day 3 Wednesday. Evan Mawarire, a Harare pastor, rose to prominence as a critic of former leader, Robert Mugabe. Beatrice Mtetwa is lawyer for Evan Mawarire. We have asked […]

Kenyan security forces have neutralised all terrorists involved in the attack on a hotel complex in the capital Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday. Kenyatta said about 700 people had been safely evacuated, vowed to avenge the 14 “innocent” lives lost. “We are a nation that never forgets those who hurt our children. We […]

Two explosions and gunfire were heard at an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday afternoon, said a woman working in a neighbouring building. “We are under attack,” another person in an office inside a complex in the Dusit hotel told Reuters, then hung up. Local television showed smoke rising from […]

Kenya was jolted rudely on Tuesday when Al-Shabaab terrorists run rampage in a gun and explosives attack that targeted a luxury hotel complex located in the Westlands area of the capital, Nairobi. Somali-based insurgents Al-Shabaab have since claimed the attack that has so far killed about fourteen people according to official records. The insurgents put […]

Russian president claims Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa won a landslide victory in June 30, 2018 elections – the first post-Mugabe elections. The Russian leader made the remarks as he welcomed the visiting Zimbabwean president and his entourage at the Kremlin on Tuesday. In his words: Most recently, you won a landslide election victory. The people of […]

Senior diplomats from the Belgian embassy have said that the outsourcing of the Schengen Visa application process is geared towards improving efficiency and service delivery in the application process. Effective today, January 15, 2019, all applicants for the Schengen Visa will have to go through a private company, VFS Global. Benoît Ryelandt, the Belgian Ambassador […]

The Supreme Court today will begin its two-day summary hearing of the age limit appeal that is seeking to quash the judgment of the Constitutional Court that upheld the amendment of the Constitution to scrap the presidential age limit clauses 102(b). A seven-judge panel led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe is expected to hear from […]

Somali lawmakers voted on Monday to allow the president to appoint a foreigner as governor of the central bank of the volatile Horn of Africa nation. Previously only a citizen could be appointed to the role as is the case across much of the continent. The vote was held in the lower house of the […]


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