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Kenya:Scholar Mzenga Wanyama Faces Deportation After 25 Years in U.S.

[Nation] A relative of Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa is to be deported from the US after his appeal for political asylum was denied. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Govt to Mark Border With Neighbours

[East African] The government of Tanzania will re-demarcate its territorial border with Kenya and Uganda by replacing dilapidated and missing beacons. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Why Children Still Beg On the Streets of Kampala

[Deutsche Welle] They are as young as 4 and Kampala's city authorities have said their numbers are rising. DW reporter Frank Yiga reports on why children end up on the streets of Uganda's capital. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Electoral Processes Questioned

[East African] Tanzania's democratic credentials are in the spotlight as civil society organisations, lawyers and politicians head to the courts and parliament to challenge electoral laws. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga Pledge to Build 'Bridges'

[East African] Nairobi -Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga announced a unity deal just hours before US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's arrival, promising to end the "explosive stalemate" following the contested October 2017 election. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Moscow Eyes Greater Engagement in Ethiopia's Energy Development

[Ethiopian Herald] Addis Ababa -Russia seeks to enhance engagement in the development of nuclear energy facility in Ethiopia and resume daily flight from Addis Ababa to Moscow as part cementing the growing ties between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Replacing the Premier - Urgent, Constitutional, Democratic

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF, the country's ruling coalition, is to choose a new chairperson by next week who would by default assume the premiership (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyatta, Odinga Make Breakthrough After Divisive Elections

[Nation] The meeting and joint unity statement on Friday by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga no doubt caught many by surprise, including the most loyal acolytes within their respective Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance camps. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tillerson Cancels Day's Events in Nairobi Due to Illness

[Nation] US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday cancelled a day of events in Nairobi because of illness, the Associated Press reported. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Parents Sell Children As Kenya's Sex Tourism Normalizes Exploitation

[Global Sisters Report] Malindi -Along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, leaving footprints on Kenya's white sandy beaches, aging white men and women stroll arm in arm with local girls and boys young enough to be their grandchildren. They are retired tourists, many of whom are drawn to the Kenyan coast by the area's reputation as a haven for sex tourism -- especially with children. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Central Bank of Sudan Receives Loan From 'Turkish Company'

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Obeid -A Turkish company will support the Central Bank of Sudan with $ 2 billion. The amount will be used for the import of petroleum products as well as wheat. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Treasury Minister Reveals Govt Can't Fund Projects

[East African] Kenya's Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich has said that the government is facing difficulties financing some of its development projects. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Buliisa Leaders Want Audience With President Museveni Over Oil Impacts

[Oil in Uganda] Ngwedo sub-county leaders voting on a compensation process for their properties during oil developments (AllAfrica)

Kenya:U.S. Lists Shabaab Leaders in Kenya As Global Terrorists

[East African] The United States State Department has listed two Kenyan leaders of Al-Shabaab as "specially designated global terrorists". (AllAfrica)

Africa:Tillerson's Tour Is About China's Influence and War On Terrorism

[Nation] Of the Kenya-Ethiopia-Djibouti-Chad-Nigeria circuit United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is covering in his first official African outing, he is perhaps only familiar with Nigeria, where the company he headed before joining government - ExxonMobil - drills a lot of oil. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:U.S. Slams 'Undemocratic' Jubilee Threats to Press Freedom, Judiciary

[Capital FM] Nairobi -In what some may view as a case of 'do as I say, not as I do', US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday made it abundantly clear the superpower fully expects a respect for the democratic ideals of a free press and independent judiciary - a change of guard at the White House notwithstanding. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Somalia, Turkey Sign Deal to Rebuild Parliament House in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] The speaker of Somali Federal Parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman (Jawari) has signed an agreement to rebuild a parlaiment house in Mogadishu with the Turkish government. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Uhuru and Raila in Surprise Pledge to Heal Poll Divisions

[Nation] Kenya's unpredictable political environment was jolted Friday after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his main political challenger, Mr Raila Odinga, held a surprise meeting whose planning and organisation will go down as one of the best-kept secrets of the recent political developments. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Govt Arrests Critical Blogger Seyoum Teshome

[CPJ] Nairobi -Ethiopian authorities should immediately release Seyoum Teshome, who publishes the Ethiothinktank blog, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Russia to Make Ethiopia Center of Excellence in Science, Technology

[ENA] Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov announced his country's desirous to make Ethiopia center of excellence in science and technology in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:U.S. Lists Al-Shabaab Leaders in Kenya As Global Terrorists

[Nation] The US State Department has listed two Kenyan leaders of Al-Shabaab as "specially designated global terrorists". (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Taiwan National in Court Over 90kgs Shark Fins

[Daily News] ILLEGAL fishing war in Tanzania's deep sea intensified yesterday following the arraignment of a Taiwanese national, Captain Han Ming Chuan, before Mtwara Resident Magistrate's Court, facing four counts, including being found in unlawful possession of 90kg of shark fins. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Govt Welcomes Arab League Statement On Berbera Port Deal

[Shabelle] Somalia's Minister of foreign affairs Ahmed Awad has welcomed the Arab League statement over the controversial tripartite agreement between Somaliland, DP World, and Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Troops Recapture Key Town From Al-Shabaab Militants

[Shabelle] Somali Federal Government forces have retaken control of a strategic town in Middle Shabelle region on Saturday from Al Shabaab militants, authorities said. (AllAfrica)

Africa:JKIA Feted As Most Improved Airport in Africa

[East African] Travellers passing through Kenya's main air transport hub have singled it out as the most improved airport in the continent. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:No Word On Date of Uganda's NRM Film Release

[East African] The cinema fraternity in Uganda is eagerly awaiting the release of 27 Guns, a film on President Yoweri Museveni's life and bush liberation struggle adapted from his autobiography Sowing The Mustard Seed. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Sandra Nankoma Drops New Album

[East African] Ugandan Afro-soul and jazz songstress Sandra Nankoma has released her debut album Ye'nze (It's me) packaged with songs of love, the daily struggles of survival, stigma against dark-skinned women, and poor political leadership in Uganda. (AllAfrica)

East Africa:Ethiopia Will Remain Committed to Its Own, Regional Peace

[Ethiopian Herald] The official visits paid by the foreign affairs ministers of Russia, United States of America and the United Arab Emirates were among the biggest events that made the news locally and abroad. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetang'ula Caught Unprepared

[Nation] The historic and unanticipated closing of ranks by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga, his bitter foe in last year's elections, has caught Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC's Musalia Mudavadi and Ford-K's Moses Wetang'ula flat-footed. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Uhuru and Raila Talks a Step in Right Direction

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga's surprise meeting that was followed by a joint statement on Friday shook the political establishment. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Ranked Among Continent's 3 Least Corrupt Nations

[New Times] Rwanda has for the second year running ranked third least corrupt country in Africa, according to the latest Corruption Perception Index, 2017, released yesterday. (AllAfrica)