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Tanzania crowned 2016 CECAFA Women’s Championship winners

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Tanzania women’s national football team [Kilimanjaro Queens] have won the inaugural edition of CECAFA women’s championship after beating Kenya’s Harambee Starlets 1-2 in a tightly-competed final match on Tuesday. Mwanahamisi Omari [No 7] and Stumai Abdalla [No 8] scored the golden goals for Tanzania in the 26th and 44th minutes of the match ending […]

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Tanzania and Kenya sail to CECAFA women’s cup final

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Harambee Starlets of Kenya have made their way to the final of the ongoing 2016 CECAFA Women’s championship, after beating Ethiopia’s Lucy 3-2 in their semi-final clash on Sunday. The Ethiopians who played short passes took the lead of the match during the first half when striker Losa Abera [No 7] scored a goal […]

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Mandera court allows police to hold terror suspect for 14 more days

By   /  September 15, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen A Mandera court has allowed the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) to hold a terror suspect for 14 days before charging him. In a sworn affidavit, Police Inspector Simon Kariuki told the court that they needed time to investigate Simon Karuga Gitau from Kirinyaga. Gitau was arrested on September 11, 2016 about eight kilometres inside […]

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Somali teens enjoy first ever youth soccer league

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia has officially inaugurated the first ever football league for children under the age of 15 who have gained the opportunity to enjoy a domestic football league of their own. “Thanks to FIFA for helping us to introduce such a beautiful football tournament for our children” Somali Football Federation president, Abdiqani Said Arab, said […]

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Three women killed in attack on police station in Kenya’s Mombasa

By   /  September 11, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen Three robed women tricked their way into a Mombasa police station where they stabbed one officer and set fire to the building with a petrol bomb before being shot dead, an officer and a witness said on Sunday. The city of Mombasa, with a large Muslim population on the coast of Kenya, has been […]

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Ethiopia protests: Fire and gunshots reported at jail

By   /  September 4, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen A prison in Ethiopia where high-profile politicians are held has caught fire and gunshots were later heard there, according to media and opposition activists in a country gripped by a wave of protests. The jail, Qilinti, is on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa and is used to imprison leaders of the Oromo […]

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Aden Duale to make announcement on seat

By   /  September 3, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is expected to decide on a constituency seat for next year’s General Election. Mr Duale, whose stature has grown since he was made Majority Leader, told colleagues in the National Assembly he would make the announcement on Saturday. “I will decide whether it is Balambala or Garissa Town, […]

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Burundi: Panel Set to Submit Findings to Parliament

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Africa, East Africa, News  /  No Comments

Listen A Burundian panel tasked with finding ways to resolve the nation’s political and security crisis says it will soon present its findings to parliament, which will include a proposal to remove term limits for the head of state from the constitution. Analysts say debate on the removal of term limits is likely to begin […]

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UNDP chief vows support to development in Somalia

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen The UN Development Programme (UNDP) will support Somalia’s development, peace-building and state-building, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said during her visit to the country on Wednesday. Among the topics of her discussions with Somali leaders were Somalia’s 2016 electoral process and the upcoming launch of the country’s first national development plan in more than three […]

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Kerry in Kenya for Talks on South Sudan

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  Africa, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Nairobi, Kenya, for talks with East African foreign ministers on ways to stop neighboring South Sudan from sliding back into civil war. Kerry met Monday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta before he planned to join the other ministers for talks on how to make sure peace […]

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