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President Magufuli shuts down another outlet for dissent

The essentials: Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s campaign to restrict critics or even potential critics of his administration has continued with his efforts to...

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Lupita Nyong’o Was Slow to Realize ‘Star Wars’ Phenomenon

The actress shares on ‘The Daily Show’ that she grew up watching ‘Star Wars’ during public holidays in Kenya, but was unaware of just how popular...

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Rwanda: Delusions of Grandeur?

Analysis By David Himbara Rwanda has acquired a reputation of a rags-to-riches nation. Internationally, President Paul Kagame’s claim to have turned Rwanda into an...

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Has Africa’s goal to grow got its biggest backing yet? Qatar Airways plans majority stake in Kigali’s under-construction Bugesera International airport

Africa holds a lot of promise for air travel. Qatar Airways certain believes so and has signed an agreement with Rwanda’s Government to acquire a 60% stake in...

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Rwanda scraps tax on sanitary pads to aid poor girls

Rwanda announced Wednesday it was scrapping an 18 per cent value-added tax on sanitary pads to make them cheaper for girls who are often forced to skip school during...

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Israel heading for unprecedented third election in a year

Isreal will hold an election on March 2, its third in less than a year, parliament decided on Dec. 12 after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival failed...

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Jose Mourinho sends Champions League warning to last-16 rivals

Tottenham finished second to Bayern Munich in their Champions League group and will be in the hat on Monday as the draw for the last-16 is made. Jose Mourinho has...

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Tiger Woods rejects invite to Saudi International event

Tiger Woods has rejected an offer to feature in the upcoming Saudi International but will not criticise those who play. The American, who has enjoyed a resurgence in...

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Brad Pitt finally addresses all those dating rumours

Brad Pitt is shutting down dating rumours and denies being involved with any of the women he’s been linked to since his 2016 split from Angelina Jolie (44). In a...

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Official Charts Company reveals 30 biggest songs of the decade

Several artists made more than one appearance on the list, while others were one-hit wonders The Official Charts Company has revealed the 100 biggest songs of the...

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Loon signs Overflight Agreement with Uganda

Loon, the company that is preparing to launch balloon-powered internet connectivity in Kenya has announced that it has reached an agreement with the government of Uganda...

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Uganda’s Central bank warns Politicians on defaced currency

The Country’s Central Bank (Bank of Uganda (BoU) appealed to the public to only accept notes with features designed by it and not any other person or institution. This...

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Johnson on track to win UK election and ‘get Brexit done’

If you believe the polls, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going to comfortably win a majority of seats when Britain goes to the polls on Thursday, finally...

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Push for a corruption-free world

Qatar has been playing a major role in improving the lives of people, establishing justice and fighting everything that hinders or weaken the world through innumerable...

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Tanzania-Rwanda Trade Strategies Pay Off

FOUR years of President John Magufuli’s regime has witnessed a surge in trading volume between Tanzania and Rwanda, largely stimulated by improved business...

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Shango power station will facilitate access to regional electricity market

The African Development Bank (AfDB), Embassy of Germany in Rwanda and the KfW Development Bank have joined the government of Rwanda to launch Shango power substation in...

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Ebola J&J Vaccination Campaign launched jointly by Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo

Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo launched jointly a vaccination campaign for Ebola prevention named Johnson and Johnson Vaccine (J&J). This important event...

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Jennifer Lopez ‘humbled’ by first Golden Globe nod in 20 years

Jennifer Lopez is squealing in delight after scoring her first Golden Globe nomination in more than 20 years for her stripper movie Hustlers. The superstar was...

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UAE Embassy in Rwanda distributes wheelchairs to people of determination

The UAE Embassy in Rwanda distributed wheelchairs to people of determination in Nyarugenge District, Kigali, under the supervision of Hazza Mohammed Al Qahtani, UAE...

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Pablo Escobar’s brother released a foldable smartphone that he claims can only be destroyed by fire

For years, Pablo Escobar’s brother worked as an accountant in the brutal Medellín Cartel as it reinvented the global cocaine trade. Now, he’s got his eyes...

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