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Proposed Constitutional Amendments in Burundi

Proposed Constitutional Amendments in Burundi

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of AmericaThe United States is concerned with the May 17, referendum aimed at amending the constitution of Burundi through a non-transparent process. "We are especially concerned that the amendments to the constitution will be interpreted as resetting presidential term limits and run counter to the Arusha Agreement. Such efforts by incumbents to enact constitutional changes to remain in power beyond term limits weaken democratic institutions." said the US The US denounces the numerous instances of violence, intimidation, and harassment committed against perceived opponents of the referendum. "We call on the government to respect Burundi’s international legal obligations regarding the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and asso
Somalia’s Deputy Mayor donates to IDPs living in Camps

Somalia’s Deputy Mayor donates to IDPs living in Camps

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MOGADISHU, Somalia High officials of the Benadir Regional Administration have  donated some of the camps in the capital to hundreds of vulnerable populations. They expressed their concern over their condition, calling for urgent action to be taken. The donation sites include the camps in Kaahta and Garasbaaley, where they are disturbed to rainy and cold weather during rainy seasons. "IDPs living in the outskirts of the capital need a generous response and emergency response to the time needed." said Mohamed Marwo Basmo Caamir Ahmed,Deputy Mayor of Benadir Regional Administration Ms. Basmo called on the Somali people and international aid organizations to come to the displaced as many of them are in danger of their lives, adding that they will take these people for a lon
Uganda Government selects Consortium comprising YAATRA, BHGE, LionWorks, and Saipem to develop, finance, construct and operate a greenfield Oil Refinery in Hoima District, Uganda

Uganda Government selects Consortium comprising YAATRA, BHGE, LionWorks, and Saipem to develop, finance, construct and operate a greenfield Oil Refinery in Hoima District, Uganda

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD, UGANDA
KAMPALA, UgandaFollowing the favourable evaluation of its private sector led offer by the Uganda Government, the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC) comprised of YAATRA Ventures, Baker Hughes, a GE company , LionWorks Group ) and Saipem, signed a project framework agreement confirming its selection for the realization of a 60,000 barrels per day capacity refinery with a project estimated value of around $3 billion. YAATRA Africa is an infrastructure development and financing company which provides innovative infrastructure solutions on the continent. LionWorks is a private equity company focused exclusively on pan-African infrastructure opportunities. Other companies involved are Saipem, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction and installation, as wel...
President Kenyatta meets ACP-EU legislators

President Kenyatta meets ACP-EU legislators

AFRICA, KENYA, REST OF THE WORLD, UGANDA
Kenya, Nairobi Kenya's President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta has emphasized the need for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries to be accorded increased access to the European Union (EU) market. The President said such arrangements like the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) should recognize each country’s level of development so that no country feels disadvantaged. He observed that " ACP countries are at different levels of development and they can only reap maximum benefit from the EPA's if their individual levels of economic development are taken into consideration." The President said this while speaking at State House, Nairobi, when he met a delegation of ACP-EU led by Mr Joseph Owona Kono, the President of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly who doubles as the
Gambians head to the polls tomorrow

Gambians head to the polls tomorrow

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast A total of 886,578 Gambian registered voters will head to the polls tomorrow 13th, April, 2018 to cast their ballots in the Local Government elections. According to IEC sources, a total of 409 candidates got nominated, while two went on unopposed namely, Sainey Jarjou, a candidate for the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction for Kasumai Ward in the West Coast Region and Tumani BM Trawally, a candidate for the United Democratic Party for Kachang Ward in the North Bank Region. "113 are contesting under UDP ticket, 82 GDC, 63 APRC, 32 PDOIS, 32 PPP, 26 NRP, 17 GPDP, 14 GMC, 5 NCP and 25 as Independent candidates. " reads the statement from the IEC The ward councilors are expected to serve a period of four years. The current Pr...
US relationship with Russia at peak

US relationship with Russia at peak

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At Kmaupdates, we are retweeting some of Donald Trump's tweets that are making headlines 1) Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race? 2) Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it! 3) Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most confli
5 Victims of Mismanagement of State funds summoned to appear before court

5 Victims of Mismanagement of State funds summoned to appear before court

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa South Africa's committee has cancelled the meeting after  five people reprimanded in the mismanagement of state funds in state owned enterprises have been summoned to to appear before the Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises. These are Ms Dudu Myeni, Mr Ajay Gupta, Mr Atul Gupta, Mr Rajesh Gupta and Mr Duduzane Zuma The summons were duly issued by the Secretary to Parliament in terms of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, 2004. On 4 April 2018, the Sheriff attempted to serve the summonses on Mr Ajay Gupta, Mr Atul Gupta, Mr Rajesh Gupta and Mr Duduzane Zuma at their respective last known places of residence. With regard to the Guptas, the Sheriff could not serve the summonses at their residen
Chadian Refugees Return Home

Chadian Refugees Return Home

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, REST OF THE WORLD, SOUTH SUDAN
KHARTOUM, Sudan After more than 10 years of hosting Chadian refugees in Central Darfur, Mukjar refugee camp in Central Darfur is set to close, as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) assisted the last refugees to return to their home country. On Friday 6 April 2018, over 500 Chadian refugees still living in Mukjar camp were provided with return packages and transportation to a reception center in Eastern Chad, where UNHCR and the Government of Chad will provide further assistance for reintegration. UNHCR and COR are now making the final arrangements to hand over the land and camp facilities to local authorities and the host community. UNHCR extends its appreciation to the Government of Sudan and residents of Darfur for welcoming and hosting...