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Kenya’s Presidential Elections Moved to October 26

  Kenya’s electoral commission says it has moved the date of the country’s repeat presidential elections to October 26. The commission said in a statement on Thursday that plans to hold the vote on October 17 had to be scrapped because it needs more time to meet the requirements set by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. In its ruling,…

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Kenya Elections 2017: A massive fraud by the genius of evil, with international participation

What is now being praised as a “peaceful” election was in fact the connivance of racist global capital against the Kenyan people. The so-called victory of Uhuru Kenyatta is a victory of private business. Kenyans should expect the collapse of public institutions in the next few years and increased militarization to keep the people in…

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Acacia Mining and the ‘Bulldozer’: A Reflection

President John Magufuli of Tanzania aka the Bulldozer has embarked on a campaign to end the abusive exploitation of the country’s natural resources by greedy multinational extractivists. Caught in Magufuli’s cross hairs is the Canadian mining group Barrick Gold whose record globally is a litany of human, economic and environmental abuses. “If I am dreaming,…

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Thousands Rally for Release of Protest Leader Zefzafi

Several thousand people took to the streets of Morocco’s northern Rif region to demand the release of the leader of a protest movement. Nasser Zefzafi, 39, who had been on the run since Friday, was taken into custody on Monday “along with other individuals” and transferred to Casablanca. His arrest was ordered after he allegedly interrupted…

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America’s War-fighting Footprint in Africa

A set of previously secret documents, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, offers clear evidence of a remarkable, far-ranging and expanding network of outposts strung across the continent. In official plans for operations in 2015 that were drafted and issued the year before, Africa Command lists 36 U.S. outposts scattered across 24 African countries….

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Kenya’s Impending Ban on Plastic Bags

A regional ban on plastic bags is likely to come into effect after Kenya, which had been adamant, outlawed the paper bags effective September this year. Kenya’s Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu announced the ban on Tuesday. “The CS for Environment and Natural Resources has with effect from six months from date…

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