Kenya: Nearly 1700 Shona Get Nationality

Kenya: Nearly 1700 Shona Get Nationality

NAIROBI, 28 July 2021 – Some 1,670 members of the Shona community who moved from Zimbabwe to Kenya prior to 1963 have been granted Kenyan nationality.. The move provides a country the Shona can call their own after generations of previous Shona have to self-identify...
Uganda: Weightlifter Released from Detention

Uganda: Weightlifter Released from Detention

KAMPALA, 28 July 2021 – The Ugandan weightlifter deported from Japan last week after going missing has been released from detention. Police in Uganda released Julius Ssekitoleko, Tuesday on a police bond, pending further investigation. The weightlifter had traveled to...
South Sudan: UN Concerned Over Executions

South Sudan: UN Concerned Over Executions

JUBA, 28 July 2021 – The UN Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS) has expressed deep concern over a spike of extrajudicial executions in Africa’s youngest nation. People accused of crimes must have a right to have their day in court before any punishment can be meted out...
Senegal: Hospitals Overwhelmed with COVID Patients

Senegal: Hospitals Overwhelmed with COVID Patients

DAKAR, 28 July 2021 – A spike in COVID-19 infections in Senegal has hospitals running at full capacity or close to being overwhelmed, officials warned Monday. Over the last month, daily cases of confirmed infections have risen from a few dozen a day to nearly 2,000...
Sao Tome & Principe: Presidential Runoff August 8

Sao Tome & Principe: Presidential Runoff August 8

SAO TOME, 28 July 2021 – A presidential runoff will be needed to determine the next president of Sao Tome & Principe, the country’s electoral commission has said. The runoff will see a former infrastructure minister, Carlos Vila Nova, face off with a former...
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