ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ADVOCATES FOR PEACE IN TIGRAY

ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ADVOCATES FOR PEACE IN TIGRAY

Renson Mwakandana The annual Meskel Festival was observed by thousands of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians in the nation’s capital, Addis Ababa. The day honors the so-called “True Cross,” which is said to be where Jesus was supposedly crucified, being found in the fourth century by the Roman Empress St. Helena. The continuing fighting in the northern Tigray […]

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 TANZANIAN CATHOLIC PRIEST CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS

TANZANIAN CATHOLIC PRIEST CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS

Renson Mwakandana A Catholic priest was charged with raping and sexually abusing more than ten minors on Monday before the Resident Magistrate’s Court in Moshi. Police have been holding him since September 20th this year. He was charged with providing Tsh3,000 ($1.29) and Tsh5,000 ($2.14) to students in Standard Six and Form One, respectively, in exchange for […]

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 EBOLA INFECTIONS AND DEATHS ON THE RISE IN UGANDA

EBOLA INFECTIONS AND DEATHS ON THE RISE IN UGANDA

Renson Mwakandana According to data from the Ministry of Health, the number of confirmed Ebola cases in Uganda has increased to 16, while the death toll from the disease has risen to four. Apart from the four confirmed deaths, 17 other fatalities are likely Ebola cases, according to ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona. In Uganda, there […]

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 HOPE FOR WHITE RHINOS IN RWANDA

HOPE FOR WHITE RHINOS IN RWANDA

Renson Mwakandana Despite a 12% decline in the species’ global population over the previous four years, the number of white rhinos that were transported to a sanctuary in Rwanda last year is growing. The 30 white rhinos were sent from South Africa to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, where they became the first of their […]

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 WHY AFRICAN CURRENCIES ARE FALTERING

WHY AFRICAN CURRENCIES ARE FALTERING

Grace Ossongo – Yaounde, Cameroon One indication is rising as the world economy descends into yet another crisis: the US dollar’s worth seems to keep rising. Due to the fact that over half of all international trade is invoiced in US dollars, consumers using dollars to pay for imports all across the world, including in […]

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 NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES CONCERNED OVER OUT OF CONTROL FLOODS

NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES CONCERNED OVER OUT OF CONTROL FLOODS

Grace Ossongo – Yaounde, Cameroon More than 300 people will die from Nigeria’s worst floods in ten years, including at least 20 this week, according to authorities, who claim that the situation is “beyond our control.” According to Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency, half a million people have been impacted by the floods in 27 […]

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