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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Lydia Smith
A woman accused of raping a man may be spared from prison. Lestina Marie Smith, from Saginaw, Michigan, was 17 when she allegedly raped a 19-year-old man inside his car and threatened him with a knife.
The victim said the couple had been dating for around two months in 2016, several months before the incident took place. But he insisted they had split up after Ms Smith hit him.
He said he was attacked by Ms Smith on January 11, after she asked to meet up with him. Ms Smith …

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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Rodney Muhumuza
Ugandan Police last Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters and arrested dozens of people opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime President to extend his rule.
In a chaotic session in Parliament, during which many lawmakers heckled and threatened each other, the House Speaker said the contentious bill is likely to be introduced next week.
Uganda’s Constitution bars anyone over the age of 75 from seeking the Presidency.
President Yoweri Museveni, 73, is ineligible to run again in 2021 if the age restriction remains. His critics …

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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Kenya President slams annulled poll as Judicial ‘coup’

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said last Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his election victory on September 1, 2017 was a “coup” that stole democracy from the people.In an angry televised address, Kenyatta railed against “a coup in Kenya carried out by four people in the Court.”
Speaking mostly in Swahili, the President said the Supreme Court, which issued its full judgment recently, had undermined democracy by arguing that “numbers don’t matter, it is processes that matter.”
“The judgment of a few people has reversed all the gains we have made …

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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo and Paul Wallace
The High Court of Abuja in Nigeria has ordered the banning of a group campaigning for an independent State of Biafra in the nation’s South Eastern Region and designated it as a terrorist organization, the ruling All Progressives Congress party said last week in a post on Twitter.
The Court issued the order in Abuja, the capital, after the Attorney General submitted an application following a proclamation by President Muhammadu Buhari before his departure to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“Before the President …

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[19 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Google sued over sex discrimination | ]

Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work.
The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it. It comes as companies in Silicon Valley face growing scrutiny over gender relations.
Google is also under investigation by the US Department of Labour over its pay practices.
“It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech,” said Kelly Ellis, a former software engineer at Google and one of the …

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[19 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on French Supplier of Kenya vote system says being scapegoated | ]
French Supplier of Kenya vote system says being scapegoated

By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura
A French digital-security company whose equipment was used in Kenya’s Presidential Election reiterated that its systems weren’t tampered with to rig the outcome, calling the accusations an attempt to shift blame for a vote the nation’s Supreme Court nullified.
OT-Morpho said an internal audit of its equipment conducted after the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 Presidential Election found no foul play. The company provided two electronic systems that identified Kenyan voters and transmitted election results from almost 41,000 polling stations to a central tallying center.
The opposition National Super …

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[19 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on North Korea launches missile over Japan | ]

The launch is the second to fly over Japan in less than a month, and the first since North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and new United Nations sanctions on the country.
Speaking after the launch, the first since North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch was “totally unacceptable” and went against “the international community’s strong, united will for a peaceful solution.”
Friday’s missile test follows the release of a statement Wednesday, in which the North Korean state news agency KCNA threatened the “four islands of the …

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[19 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Prince Mokoko hands school needs | ]
Prince Mokoko hands school needs

A giant size Crocodile has killed a Financial Times Journalist Paul McClean, Sri Lankan Police said Friday. McClean was reported missing following a crocodile attack Thursday before his corpse was found by divers in the mud of a lagoon in the coastal village of Panama, East of capital Colombo. “There were six or seven wounds on his right leg,” a Police official said, Channel News Asia reported. “The body was stuck in mud at about the same place where he was seen last by others who were with him.”
Eyewitnesses said …

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[19 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Commonwealth S.G.expected in Cameroon by November | ]
Commonwealth S.G.expected in Cameroon by November

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations Rt. Hon. Baroness Patricia Scotland is expected in Cameroon for an official visit in November. During her visit, she will amongst other things accompany Cameroon in the implementation of a strategy of national governance, based on the values of peace, tolerance, respect and understanding, she told BBC radio. She is also expected to meet with several stakeholders to discuss amongst other things the Anglophone crisis in an indefatigable effort to bringing lasting peace to the troubled nation.
Guest of the Focus on Africa …

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[5 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on U.S.A.: Five dead as Houston Harvey catastrophic floods ravage City | ]
U.S.A.: Five dead as Houston Harvey catastrophic floods ravage City

Five people have been reported killed after Harvey tropical storm pummeled Houston and the surrounding Region, bringing catastrophic flooding that have covered vehicles, houses and other property. At least five deaths and more than a dozen injuries have been reported in the aftermath of Harvey, the hurricane that tore across the Gulf Coast of Texas over the weekend.
Last Sunday the powerful system, now a tropical storm, pounded the region with torrential rains that were expected to continue for days, causing catastrophic floods, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The public hospital …