Burundi Rwanda relations dragged to a new low

Stormy relations between Great Lakes neighbors have been dragged to new lows by Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza charging that his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame wants to export genocide. The remarks come days before Rwanda marks the twenty second anniversary of the  genocide of 800 000 Tutsis and Hutu moderates. ends intro The allegations by President […]

New Ebola outbreak is not an international medical emergency, says WHO

The World Health Organization says the new Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer qualifies as an international health emergency. It  warns against complacency and cautions that male survivors can infect their sexual partners for up to a year after recovering. ends intro The decision by WHO’s Ebola emergency committee comes following flare-ups that emerged […]

Kenyan exam cheating “all pervasive”

Kenyan authorities have ordered the immediate arrest of nine members of country’s  National Examinations Council. This follows massive cheating in Kenya’s equivalent of the matric exam. ends Kenya’s education cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i has asked for a private session to brief  Parliament’s education committee on the extent of cheating in national examinations. The says the […]

Human rights watchdogs condemn jailing of Angolan book book club members

Human rights watchdog groups have condemned the jailing of  political activists by Angolan authorities claiming they were plotting a coup. Defense for the the rapper and members of a book club now behind bars say they’ll appeal the sentences ranging between two-and-a-half and eight-and-a-half years. ends intro Amnesty International’s Deprose Muchena says the 17 activists […]