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Kenya:Atheists Protest Ban On Commercial Sex Work in Nairobi

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Atheists in Kenya (AIK) now want the Nairobi County Assembly to repeal a law it passed last week prohibiting commercial sex work in the Kenyan capital. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Shooting Scare At Outspoken MP's Home

[Citizen] Arusha -Police here are investigating reports of a shooting at the residence of outspoken Arumeru East MP (Chadema) Joshua Nassari on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Contracts of National Ranch Corporation Investors Revoked

[Citizen] Morogoro -Livestock and Fisheries Development minister Luhaga Mpina has directed the National Ranch Corporation (Narco) to revoke contracts with three investors owning 68,000 hectares of land. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Anxiety Grips Locals Following Decision to Demolish Houses

[Citizen] Residents of Dodoma Region have been gripped by anxiety after Reli Assets Holding Company (Rahaco) announced a demolition exercise to over 1,000 traders, who have constructed business facilities and make-shift structurers in a railway reserve area. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Will Opposition Coalition Oust Govt in Upcoming 2020 Election?

[SudaNow] Despite the caveat that accompanied the call by Malik Agar Chairman of SPLM-N faction on opposition forces to use the upcoming 2020 election as a mean to dismantle the current regime and replace it peacefully represents a major political development. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Nicol Declares Dividend Payment for First Time

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -National Investments Company Limited (Nicol) has declared a dividend of 25 per share to its shareholders for the first time since its inception. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Three Killed in Baringo Road Crash

[Nation] Three people died on Friday evening while nine others were injured after their matatu rolled at Radat on the Nakuru-Marigat road. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Model Considering Fresh Child Support Suit Against Diamond Platinumz

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian model Hamisa Mobetto is considering suing Bongo flava crooner Diamond Platinumz afresh for child support after the court threw out the original suit. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Meet the Transformed Little Girl Who Ruto Adopted

[Nairobi News] Remember the little girl who Deputy President William Ruto adopted two years ago? Well, she seems to have undergone a complete transformation as the youngest member of the DP's family. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Inside Bank Heist Inspired by Ocean's Eleven

[Nation] It is exactly two weeks since robbers entered the strongroom of a Kenya Commercial Bank branch in Thika and stole over Sh52 million. However, the circumstances under which the heist was executed still remain a mystery. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:11 People From Two Families Perish in Road Accident

[Monitor] Mpigi -Police in Katonga region have confirmed 11 people were killed in an accident that occurred at Bboza trading center in Mpigi town council along Mpigi - Butambala road which is under construction. The accident happened on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Youth Advocate Wins Top African Humanitarian Award

[Nairobi News] Kenya's youth advocate, Raphael Obonyo, has clinched the 2017 Pan African Humanitarian Award. Mr Obonyo was awarded the coveted prize last week at the Pan African Humanitarian Summit, in Dar es Salaam. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:'Iron Fist' Zarika Defends Belt Against Zambian

[Nation] History-making Fatuma "Iron Fist" Zarika from Kenya defends her World Boxing Council (WBC) super-bantamweight title against Zambia's Catherine Phiri in a Bigger Than Life Entertainment Mac Series fight at the Carnivore, Nairobi Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Defilement Case Suspect and Victim Go Missing

[Nation] A suspect and a victim in a defilement case in Nakuru have been reported missing. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:President Kenyatta Commends Police for Work During Election

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended police officers for being "firm" during the electioneering period. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea:Fight Not Flight - Youths Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

[African Arguments] The student protest in Asmara last month was rare and unique, but not unprecedented. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Striking Kenya Airways Engineers to Sue Over Dismissal

[Nation] Striking technicians and engineers of national carrier Kenya Airways will move to court to protest their dismissal. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Somali National Jailed for 30 Years for Spying for Al-Shabaab

[Nation] A Mandera court has jailed for 30 years a Somalia national accused of spying for Al-Shabaab terror group. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Zanzibar Police Arrest Businessman at Airport, Find 8kg in Gold

[Daily News] Zanzibar -Police here have launched an investigation following the arrest of a prominent businessman, Mr Naushad Mohamed Suleiman, nabbed with eight kilogrammes of gold at Zanzibar International Airport on Wednesday night. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Former Minister Urges Journalists to Fight for Release of Colleagues

[Monitor] Lira -Former minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daniel Omara Atubo, has said the closure of Red Pepper publications ltd plus the eventual arrest of its eight senior staff raise fundamental questions about press freedom in Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Age Limit Bill - Ruling Party Beefs Up Numbers on Committee

[Observer] Following demands by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi for the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee to be reconstituted, the government chief whip has added six new ruling party members - probably to ensure that if it comes to a vote on the 'age limit bill' the 'ayes' will have it. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:New Cholera Cases Reported in Kwale County

[Nation] Two new cases of cholera have been reported in Kwale County, health officials say. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya Airways Fires 140 Striking Engineers

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Airways has fired 140 Engineers and Aircraft technical maintenance team for participating in an illegal strike since Tuesday, 28 November. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Bank of Kigali Records Over U.S.$20 Million Profit

[New Times] Bank of Kigali, the country's largest lender by total assets, saw a profit of Rwf17.7 billion in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 7.3 per cent year-on-year, according to the bank's latest performance report released yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Celeb Confessions - Daniel Ndambuki AKA Churchill

[Nation] Popular comedian Churchill recently celebrated his 40th birthday in a grand ceremony attended by political and entertainment heavyweights. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Tours Baidoa

[Dalsan Radio] Sheikh Mukhtar Robow today reached Baidoa in Bay region and was welcomed well. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Alshabab Attack in Gubad Galole

[Dalsan Radio] Reports emerged to say that last night, a heavy war broke out between Alshabab and security forces of the local administration at Gubad Galole which is a small town near Hudur in Bakol Region. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:A Somali National Sentenced in Kenya

[Dalsan Radio] A court of law in Mandera County, North Eastern Kenya has sentenced a Somali National by the name Abdirahman Abdi Takow to 30 years of imprisonment. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Severe Drought, Conflict Displace 32,000 in October - UN

[Shabelle] About 32,000 people have been displaced by conflict and severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia in October, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Why Elections Don't Always Equal Democracy - the Case of Kenya

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's transition to a multiparty democracy in 1991 was one of the most promising cases of political change in Africa. Before then, the Kenya National Union Party (KANU) had monopolised power since outlawing political opposition in 1982. The transition from a single to a multiparty state was a truly significant event. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Opposition's Besigye 'Reinforces' Car to Fend Off Attacks

[Nairobi News] Uganda opposition leader Kiiza Besigye has modified his car as deterrence measure against brute police force that he been often been subjected to in the past. (AllAfrica)