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Kenya: U.S. Warns Politicians Against Preaching Violence

[Nation] The United States has expressed concern over the political environment in the country ahead of the repeat presidential poll scheduled for October 26. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: UN, UK, Norway Congratulate Sudan On Lifting of Sanctions

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Sudan, and the United Kingdom and Norway have congratulated Sudan on the recent United States decision to revoke economic sanctions with respect to the country and its government. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Energy and Minerals Docket Now Gets Two Ministers in New Reshuffle

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A thirst for who will replace former Minister of Energy and Minerals, Prof Sospeter Muhongo, who was sacked from office in May this year, has finally been quenched. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Officer Charged With Raping a Minor

[Nation] A police officer accused of raping a 13-year-old child inside a cell in Murang'a was arrested Friday and charged with defilement and committing an indecent act. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Refugees in Kakuma Camp to Skip Meals As Food Rations Halved

[Nation] More than 420,000 refugees at Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County face hunger after the World Food Programme (WFP) halved food rations at the beginning of October. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Hopes High As Farmer Finds Gas in Kajiado

[Nation] Good tidings could be in store for Kajiado County after a farmer discovered a yet to be identified gas while drilling water in his farm. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Five Robbers Shoot and Injure Two Men in Tharaka-Nithi

[Nation] Robbers disguised as policemen shot and injured two people in Tharaka-Nithi County. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Spluttering Greensharks Seek Nakuru Scalp

[Nation] Third-placed Greensharks will be looking for their first win of the second leg of the Kenya Hockey Union (Kenya Hockey Union) men's Premier League when they face hosts Nakuru at the Greensteds School Grounds on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Africa: UN Publishes Pioneering Study on Gap Between Rich and Poor

[UNDP] Cape Town -The widest gaps in income between the rich and the poor in Africa are to be found in five southern African nations, as well as the Comores and the Central African Republic, says a pioneering new study on income inequality on the continent. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Magufuli Set to Relocate to Designate Capital By 2019

[East African] The entire Tanzanian government will have moved to the designate capital of Dodoma by 2019, President John Magufuli has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Govt Seeks Alternative Funding After Aid Cuts

[East African] Kenya is bracing to adopt new ways of financing social services after the United Nations cut development assistance funding. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: President Kiir Seeks Better Working Relationship With UN Troops

[Deutsche Welle] Despite earlier comments which highlighted a distrust between UN forces and state police, President Salva Kiir is now stressing the importance of cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: U.S. to Ease Decades-Old Sanctions Against Govt

[Deutsche Welle] The move will give Sudan access to the global banking system but President al-Bashir remains a war crimes suspect. Sudan stays on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyatta Orders Probe Into Market Fire

[East African] Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for swift and thorough investigations to establish the cause of the fire that gutted part of Nairobi's biggest market, Gikomba, early morning on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Billions Lost After Fire Hits Tyre Firm

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Property worth billions of shillings went up in smoke after a fire razed a warehouse belonging to trailer manufacturers Superdoll in the city on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: US Ends 20 Years of Sanctions on Sudan

[IRIN] The United States has lifted decades-old economic sanctions against Sudan even though it still considers the country a state sponsor of terrorism and despite the fact Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir still faces arrest on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kigali Court Adjourns Rwigaras' Case to Next Week

[East African] A Kigali court has adjourned the pretrial hearing of a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame facing criminal charges. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Opposition Supporters Resume Protests

[Nation] Some supporters of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) on Friday returned to the streets as the opposition stepped up its push for reforms at the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential election. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Looting Anti-Polls Body Demos Turn Ugly in Nyanza

[Nation] Nasa protesters on Friday left a trail of destruction in Kisumu after taking to the streets to push for reforms at the electoral commission. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Leaked - The 'Ocampo Affair'

[Nation] Former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno Ocampo is back on the spot for his alleged behind-the-scenes manoeuvres to help high profile suspects escape trial. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: MP Abiriga in Court Over Public Urinating

[Monitor] Kampala -Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga is expected before City Hall Court this morning to answer to criminal summons in connection with urinating in a public. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Election Body Trains Officials Ahead of Fresh Poll

[Nation] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will today begin a thorough training of its constituency poll officials aimed at righting the wrongs the Supreme Court used to nullify the August 8 presidential poll. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Cost of Repeat Election Soars to U.S.$134 Million

[Nation] The cost of the repeat presidential election set for October 26 has risen to Sh13.8 billion to finance improvements in the digital technology to be employed in the polls, as ordered by the Supreme Court when it nullified the August 8 poll. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Government Moves to Relax Anti-Abortion Law

[New Times] Procuring abortion under specific circumstances is set to be easier if proposed changes to the Penal Code getting the backing of Parliament. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Govt Unveils Mega Sugarcane Production Project

[East African] Two pension schemes in Tanzania have ventured into sugarcane farming to address the current shortage of sugar in the country. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: New Campaign to Promote Solar Lighting Launched

[PR Newswire] Dar es Salaam -Lighting Africa, a joint World Bank-IFC program and innovation, today announced the launch of a two-year consumer education campaign to promote solar off-grid lighting and energy products in rural communities not connected to the grid. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Real Grim World of Domestic Workers

[Citizen] Housemaids are of utmost importance in many families. As many married couples are workers who tend to leave in the morning and come back at dusk, the significance of these domestic workers should not be ignored. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Mwanaspoti Launches New Promotion

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The best-selling sports and entertainment newspaper in Tanzania, Mwanaspoti, which is published by Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) on Friday launched a promotion titled Win Ticket with 'Zali la Mwanaspoti'. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: New Tech to Reduce 'Bodaboda' Deaths

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Motorcycle riders, popularly known as Bodaboda, can no longer avoid wearing helmets in the near future. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Suspected Al-Shabaab Attack in Mozambique Leaves Two Police Officers Dead

[Shabelle] A group of about 30 men attacked three police stations in the coastal district of Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique, in an armed raid on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: President Magufuli Gives 24-Month Dodoma Relocation Ultimatum

[Daily News] Arusha -CENTRAL government employees who are supposed to relocate to Dodoma, but will still be in Dar es Salaam come 2019 should consider themselves jobless, because even the State House will pack its bags in two years. (AllAfrica)