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President William Ruto on Thursday dismissed his cabinet and the attorney general, save for the deputy president and the Prime Cabinet Secretary (PCS). In a televised press release, the president directed that in the absence of these cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries would coordinate the ministries until the next cabinet is constituted. According to the president: [...]

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President William Ruto declined to assent on Wednesday to the contentious Finance Bill 2024, sending it back to the National Assembly for reconsideration. This decision came amid ongoing protests led by Kenya’s Gen Z population voicing strong opposition to the bill. According to President Ruto: Taking into consideration the widespread expression of dissatisfaction by members [...]

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The Constitutional Council in Mozambique on Saturday rejected an appeal filed by Ossufo Momade, the presidential candidate of the Renamo Party. Momade had challenged the electoral symbol, a pigeon, used by the Democratic Alliance Coalition (CAD) and its presidential candidate Venancio Mondlane. Momade contended that CAD’s symbol of a pigeon could be readily mistaken with [...]

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The Kenya High Court on Friday ordered that a lawsuit seeking to prevent the government from deploying police to Haiti be served on top government officials, according to Reuters. The court scheduled the case’s hearing for June 12. Thirdway Alliance Kenya leaders Dr. Ekuru Aukot and Miruru Waweru filed the complaint on Thursday to block [...]

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Amnesty  International cautioned Friday against potential threats to indigenous peoples’ rights in the measurement of progress towards the Global Biodiversity Framework. The organization emphasized the imperative for states to engage in consultations with indigenous communities and secure their “free, prior, and informed consent,” in line with the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday accused Kenya’s government of not proactively addressing nationwide flash floods. The rights group called upon the state to fulfill its obligation to safeguard vulnerable groups, including children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and those residing in high-risk areas, from the adverse impacts of the ongoing floods. Citing evidence from [...]

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Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communications urged legislators to regulate the social media platform TikTok rather than ban it outright, the ministry told Reuters on Thursday. According to the ministry, the state should require TikTok to screen content to guarantee it complies with Kenyan laws. The ministry also said the social media company should be [...]

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria (EFCC) filed 26 new charges Friday against former Nigerian Central Bank Chief Godwin Emefiele. The charges concern Emefiele’s alleged abuses of office and corruption The charges include allegations of fraudulent foreign exchange allocations totaling $2 billion without supporting bids, abuse of office and corruption. Emefiele also faces [...]

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) expressed profound concern on Friday over the discovery of 65 migrant bodies in mass graves in Libya’s southwest region. According to the UN migration organization, the migrants may have died while being smuggled across the desert. This grim finding adds to the tally of 3,129 deaths and disappearances recorded [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a statement issued Thursday called on Seychelles to hold fair and open legal processes against former presidential advisor Mukesh Valabhji and other defendants accused of embezzlement and money laundering in addition to unlawful firearm possession and conspiracy to commit terrorism in November 2021. Valabhji and his wife were both implicated [...]

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