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President Uhuru Kenyatta during a meeting with Kirinyaga County leaders at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a meeting with Kirinyaga County leaders at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County

Africa, East Africa
SAGANA, NYERI COUNTY, 18th October 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kirinyaga leaders led by Governor Anne Waiguru to unite and work together as a team so as to achieve faster development and prosperity for their County.   At the same time, the President cautioned the leaders against politics of deceit and empty rhetoric saying good leadership emphasizes peace, cohesion and unity of the people as enablers of development.   President Kenyatta spoke on Monday afternoon at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County at a meeting with Kirinyaga County leaders ahead of Wednesday's Mashujaa Day celebrations at Wang'uru Stadium in Mwea.   He said the various multi-billion development projects being implemented by the Government in Kirinyaga, among them the S...
Burkina Faso: Trial to know who killed Thomas Sankara opens

Burkina Faso: Trial to know who killed Thomas Sankara opens

Africa, LifeStyle
A military court in Ouagadougou on Monday began the long-awaited trial of 14 men, including the former president, accused in the assassination of Burkina Faso’s left-wing leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago The slaying of Sankara, a pan-Africanist icon, has for years cast a shadow over the poor Sahel state, fuelling its reputation for turbulence and bloodshed. Sankara and 12 others were riddled with bullets by a hit squad on October 15, 1987 during a putsch that brought his friend and comrade-in-arms Blaise Compaore to power. Compaore, the chief accused, announced through his lawyers last week that he would boycott the trial He ruled the country for 27 years before being deposed by a popular uprising in 2014 and fleeing to neighbouring Ivory Coast, which granted him citizenship....
Libya: Migrants demand deportation to a safe place

Libya: Migrants demand deportation to a safe place

Africa, East Africa
Libya-Africa: Migrants in Libyan capital, Tripoli, demand immediate deportation to a safe location due to r living conditions in detention centres and ill-treatment by Libyan authorities. Dozens of migrants protested Saturday outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) headquarters in the Libyan capital, Tripoli where protesters held banners. Sudanese migrant Omar Idris claimed that they have been beaten, detained and imprisoned by the authorities. “Of course, we came here to immigrate; we registered with the commission (UNHCR). We lived in Gargaresh (town 12 kilometres west of Tripoli). We were beaten and taken to jail, and as you can see, now we are all here; some of us came out from jail yesterday. We have women and children here, and also sick and inju...
Uganda Vs Rwanda: Iguma Warns Against Complacency As BIDCO Celebrates Independence Day With Cranes Players

Uganda Vs Rwanda: Iguma Warns Against Complacency As BIDCO Celebrates Independence Day With Cranes Players

Africa, East Africa, Sports, Uganda
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers (Group E): Match Day 4: 10th October 2021 -Uganda Cranes Vs Rwanda Amavubi Stars St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende (4 PM, EAT) The Uganda Cranes conducted their final training session on Saturday evening at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende as the team prepared for the return leg of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier match against neighbours Rwanda. The match will be played on Sunday 10th October, 2021. Uganda won the first leg encounter 1-0 thanks to Aziz Fahad Bayo’s goal at the Stade De Kigali, Nyamirambo on Thursday. L-R Moses Waiswa and Isaac Muleme smile as they carry their hampers from BIDCO Uganda Limited Forward Steven Desse Mukwala carries the hamper from BIDCO Uganda Limited It was all smiles on the players’ faces when the manu...
Africa Investment Forum roundtable event showcases agribusiness investment opportunities ahead of 2021 Market Days

Africa Investment Forum roundtable event showcases agribusiness investment opportunities ahead of 2021 Market Days

Africa, East Africa
During the roundtable, members of the AIF team presented an outline of the deals to investors ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 10, 2021/ -- The  Africa Investment Forum held a roundtable event to preview two agribusiness deals worth nearly $400 million as part of the lead-in to its upcoming 2021 Market Days. The investment opportunities, drawn from the Africa Investment Forum’s pipeline, will be presented in full during the Market Days, to be held from December 1-3 in Abidjan. The virtual roundtable, organized by the Atlantic Council, took place on Thursday 7 October, 2021. During the roundtable, members of the AIF team presented an outline of the deals to investors. The first one, which requires $345 million in capital, entails construction and operation of a food market that wil...
2022 World Cup: Ghana clinch vital win as Morocco and Senegal extend perfect starts

2022 World Cup: Ghana clinch vital win as Morocco and Senegal extend perfect starts

Africa, Sports
The Black Stars, who lost to Group G rivals South Africa last month, won 3-1 in Cape Coast thanks to goals from Mohammed Kudus, Thomas Partey and Andre Ayew. Ghana are on six points, one behind leaders South Africa after Bafana Bafana beat Ethiopia earlier on Saturday. Elsewhere, Senegal and Morocco extended their 100% starts to strengthen their positions in Group H and Group I respectively. Only the 10 group winners progress to next March's play-offs to decide the continent's five representatives in Qatar. Black Stars keep pace with Bafana Bafana Rajevac led Ghana to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup and the Serb started his second stint with a vital three points following his re-appointment last month on a one-year contract. Kudus put the Black Stars in front with a ...