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    University of Nairobi ranked top in research publications

    University of Nairobi ranked top in research publications

    The University of Nairobi (UoN) has emerged as Kenya’s higher learning institution that has heavily invested in research, a study by CPS Research International indicates. The study, which was released Tuesday, indicates that UoN leads in the volume of publications, citations and referrals at 39.7 percent, followed by Kenyatta University, Moi University and Jomo Kenyatta […] More

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    Zambians protest introduction of tax on internet calls

    Zambians are protesting the implementation of a 30 Ngwe ($0.1) levy on internet calls over platforms like WhatsApp, Skype and Viber. The resolution to implement the new tariff was passed by Zambia’s cabinet chaired by president Edgar Lungu on Monday. Journalists were told that the new tariff was designed to protect the telecommunications industry and […] More

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    INEC Registers 23 New Political Parties, Extends CVR Exercise

    INEC Registers 23 New Political Parties, Extends CVR Exercise

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it had approved the registration of 23 new political parties, bringing the number of political parties to 91. The commission said it received a total of 144 applications from political associations seeking registration as political parties. The National Commissioner and Member, Voter Education and Publicity Committee, […] More

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    Burundi sets 2020 target to enforce total ban on plastics

    Burundi sets 2020 target to enforce total ban on plastics

    The Burundian government has moved to join fellow East African counterparts on the list of countries that have outlawed the use of plastics. The move will begin in early 2020. An August 13, 2018 decree signed by President Pierre Nkurunziza said the country was prohibiting the “manufacture, import, storage, sale and use of all plastic […] More

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    Police insist detained Premium Times reporter must disclose sources

    The Editor in Chief of Premium Times online Newspaper, Musikilu Mojeed has said the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is detaining one of its reporters, Samuel Ogundipe, insisting he must disclose the source of a published story.

    The Editor in Chief of Premium Times online Newspaper, Musikilu Mojeed has said the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is detaining one of its reporters, Samuel Ogundipe, insisting he must disclose the source of a published story. Ogundipe alongside Mojeed were together detained on Tuesday afternoon, before Mojeed was later released, though they refused to disclose […] More

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    Saudi Arabia rejects 27,000 sheep and goats from Somalia

    Authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have cause to be returned some 27,000 livestock – sheep and goat – to Somalia. Local media reports indicate that the herds of sheep and goats arrived at the Bosaso port on Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the rejection was because of fear of Rift Valley fever. Saudi […] More

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    Ghana’s ruling party thugs sack CEO of teaching hospital, staff strike

    Thugs allegedly affiliated to Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Monday sacked Chief Executive Officer of a teaching hospital located in Tamale, capital of the Northern region. The group known as Kandahar boys went to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) and ordered the facility’s head Dr. David Zaawumya Kolbila to leave his office. A […] More

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    Mali disrupts internet ahead of run-off – Group

    Mali disrupts internet ahead of run-off – Group

    An international digital rights group is reporting that authorities in Mali have restricted internet access on the even of a presidential run-off vote. According to France-based Internet Without Borders, the capacity of the internet had technically been restricted to prevent the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and social networks. The group referred to a […] More

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    South African women protest against gender based violence

    South African women protest against gender based violence

    Thousands of women in South Africa took to the streets of Pretoria on Wednesday to protest against gender based violence. The protest dubbed #TotalShutdown is pushing for change in how the country addresses the issue of violence against women using various methods. Women in the country live in fear of attacks everyday and are saying […] More

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