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Polls Show Former PM Leading Kenyan Presidential Race

One week before voting, an opinion poll on Kenya’s presidential election shows former prime minister Raila Odinga in front by six percentage points over Deputy President William Ruto.In the survey released Tuesday by the Ipsos group, 47% of respondents...

Swiss Re: Natural Disaster Losses Hit $72 bn in First Half 2022

Total economic losses caused by natural disasters hit an estimated $72 billion in the first half of 2022, fueled by storms and floods, Swiss reinsurance giant Swiss Re estimated Tuesday.Though the figure is lower than the $91 billion estimate for the f...

Al-Shabab Militants Execute 7 by Firing Squad in Somalia

Somali-based militant group al-Shabab has executed seven men in Somalia’s southwestern region of Bay.The execution that was conducted publicly took place in the vicinity of Buula-Fulay in Somalia’s Bay region late Saturday.Six of the executed men were ...

US Envoy Urges Progress on Ethiopia Peace Talks, Aid

The new U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa called Saturday for progress in holding Ethiopian peace talks and for unrestricted aid deliveries to stricken areas of the country.Mike Hammer, who arrived in Addis Ababa Friday, held talks with Ethiopian Deput...

Cameroon Becomes a Go-To Country for Foreign Fishing Vessels

Off the coast of West Africa, the Trondheim is a familiar sight: a soccer field-sized ship, plying the waters from Nigeria to Mauritania as it pulls in tons of mackerel and sardines — and flying the red, yellow and green flag of Cameroon.But aside from...

Pope Says He’ll Slow Down or Retire

Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that he can no longer travel like he used to because of his strained knee ligaments, saying his weeklong Canadian pilgrimage was “a bit of a test” that showed he needs to slow down and one day possibly retire.Speaking...

Botswana hits ‘historic’ UN goal against HIV: report

Botswana has become the second nation in the world, after Eswatini, to reach a landmark UN goal towards eradicating AIDS, researchers said, in what health experts hailed as “stellar results”. The country has met the so-called “95-95-95” target on HIV d...