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21 Jul 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Trump administration to allow some 500 Somali immigrants to remain in the US for at least another 18 months.

  • Washington said it arrived at the decision considering the "ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions" in Somalia.

  • Somalis in the US were first deemed eligible for the special status in 1991 when their country erupted into civil war.

By KEVIN J KELLEY

26 Jun 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met in Khartoum to continue their face-to- face talks
  • Sudanese President Omar Bashir on Monday promised to end the war in South Sudan
  • The Sudanese leader is a suspect wanted by the International Criminal Court

By Joseph Oduha

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have finally inked an agreement to end the war.

26 Jun 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • The majority of the refugees fled Zimbabwe at the height of the violent presidential election in 2008
  • The Namibia refugees have vowed to stay put, refusing to return home
  • Botswana is one of Africa’s most stable countries

By ARNALDO VIEIRA

Some of the nearly 700 Zimbabweans residing at the Dukwi Refugee Camp in Botswana have started going back home ahead of the December 31 deadline, the media reported.

20 Jun 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By MANASE OTSIALO

In Summary

  • According to Mr Sheikh, the blood samples sent to Kemri last week were taken from patients who complaint of joint pains, had fever and showed signs of bleeding.

  • Results from the research agency based in Nairobi are expected back on Friday.

Mandera County government has sent five human blood samples to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) for testing of a range of diseases.

15 Jun 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By ARNALDO VIEIRA

Cape Verde is facing its worst drought since 1977, local media reported.

The state-owned Rádio de Cabo Verde quoted Agriculture minister Gilbeto Silva saying the Poilão, the country's largest dam, had dried up.

The Poilão dam on the Santiago Island, was only two years ago overflowing.

“This is one of the worst droughts in the last 40 years,” Mr Silva said, adding the situation was only comparable to those experienced in 1977 and 1947.