Malawi’s president H.E. Lazarus Chakwera sworn in, promises to serve and not to rule

Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday was declared the winner of a re-run presidential election, a dramatic reversal of incumbent Peter Mutharika’s discredited win 13 months earlier in a process that analysts viewed as a triumph for democracy in Africa. Chakwera, 65, secured the required majority, with 58.57% of the vote on Tuesday, More...

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By admin On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Kenya elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council

KENYA was elected to the UN Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti for a seat designated for African countries. The run-off took place one day after elections to select five new non-permanent members More...

By admin On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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China to cancel debt of ‘relevant’ African countries due in 2020.

China hopes that the international community, especially developed countries and multilateral financial institutions, will act more forcefully on debt relief and suspension for Africa, President Xi Jinping said More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza dead

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but on Monday More...

By admin On Friday, May 15th, 2020
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Kenya eschews G20 debt relief initiative over restrictive terms

Kenya will not seek a suspension of debt payments under a G20 initiative aimed at helping poor countries weather the COVID-19 pandemic, its finance minister said on Friday, saying the terms of the deal were too More...

By admin On Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Kenya bears the brunt as floods devastate east Africa

Torrential rains have triggered devastating floods and landslides across East Africa in recent weeks, aggravating an already challenging situation as countries in the region battle the coronavirus pandemic. The More...

By admin On Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Moody’s Changes Outlook on Kenya’s Rating to Negative from Stable

FAR Moody’s Investors Service, on Thursday changed the outlook on the Government of Kenya’s ratings to negative from stable. Concurrently, Moody’s has affirmed Kenya’s B2 issuer and senior unsecured More...

By admin On Thursday, May 7th, 2020
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IMF approves $739 million emergency loan for Kenya

AFP The IMF on Wednesday approved a $739 million emergency loan for Kenya and $491.5 million for Uganda, as the East African countries deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Both face severe economic shocks amid efforts More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Africa China relationship – A moment of reflection and re evaluation.

China has spent the last few days trying to manage a damaging story about how local authorities in the city of Guangzhou have been targeting black African migrants for eviction and forced coronavirus testing. The More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Reactions from Trump’s WHO funding with drawing

Africa briefing: US President Donald Trump has instructed his administration to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump said the WHO ‘failed More...

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