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Kenya: Soldiers drop guns to compete in the East Africa military games

Kenyan soldiers are fired up to retain the title as winners of the East African Community (EAC) military games and cultural events to be hosted by Burundi. The annual event is being held for the second time in the Burundian capital Bujumbura starting this weekend. All the countries in the …

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Retina scan may detect onset of Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms emerge


Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis could help sufferers access the appropriate medical and support services sooner. Researchers have discovered that a retina scan could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease years before other symptoms start to emerge. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It’s a debilitating, progressive condition that affects around …

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Popular Somali referee gunned down outside his home in Mogadishu

A prominent Somali referee Osman Jama Dirah was gunned down Thursday night by unknown assailants outside his home in the capital Mogadishu. He was shot multiple times on his way from a neighbouring mosque by two men armed with pistols, a friend of the deceased and former national footballer Anas …

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Zambia threatens to shut down private centers over compulsory HIV testing policy

The Zambian health ministry has threatened to shut down private health centres that refuse to implement a recently announced government policy of compulsory HIV and Aids testing, says a report. According to the state-owned Daily Mail, the move had angered some human rights campaigners. This came a day after President Edgar Lungu …

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Ethiopia: Poverty the heart of instability in Horn of Africa region – PM

Hailemariam Desalegn, the Ethiopian Prime Minister has identified poverty as the main underlying factor of instability in the Horn of Africa region. He added that economic integration was a sure means to secure the region. The 52-year-old Premier who just ended a three-day official visit to Sudan was addressing Khartoum-based …

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Grace Mugabe assault: Prosecutor Gerrie Nel represents victim

Gerrie Nel, a former top prosecutor for the South African government has been confirmed as the legal representative of the 20-year-old model allegedly assaulted by the Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe. Nel in january this year resigned from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to join private firm AfriForum. Nel during …

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