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Tanzania Issues Biggest Ever Down Payment For Rufiji Hydro Power Project

Leaked IMF Report Paints A Winning Mood on Magufuli’s Anti Graft War

Dig for gold in Ghana at your own risk, Chinese miners warned after arrests

Ghana is cracking down on Chinese gold miners working illegally  Chinese citizens who work at gold mines in Ghana will not be protected by their home country if they get snared in a crackdown on illegal mining, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned after some Chinese nationals were detained for working in the African nation. Although Ghana allows licensed companies to do small-scale gold mining, “it’s still illegal for foreigners” to work in the sector, “and they will not be protected by Ghanaian laws”, the ministry said on Monday on the Chinese social media app WeChat. Some Chinese citizens had been detained “in recent days” for working at Ghanaian gold mines illegally, it said, without providing details.

China’s embassy in Ghana alerted miners at the start of the new year that they faced the possibility of being arrested as the local government stepped up its crackdown on foreign operations.

An official from the embassy’s consular affairs department, who declined to …
Burundi refugee held at Nairobi Women's Hospital over Sh1 million bill Ndayi Zaniye Ejide.
Image: DELANNIE LUCHINA  September 18, 2018, is a day that will remain etched in the memory of Ndayi Zaniye Ejide.
It's a day that not only left Ndayi-a Burundi refugee to Kenya-almost paralysed but also lost her daughter in a road accident.

He was travelling with his family to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) headquarters in Westlands before the accident along Uhuru Highway.

However, the pain and agony of this day still remain fresh on his head seven months later as he remains detained in hospital.

October 2018, was the month that Ejide, the family breadwinner was meant to be walking out of the hospital to join his family and continue with his recovery process from home but due to an accumulated bill of Sh1.1 million has since then not been released from the hospital.

The family of seven was initially admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital, they were …

Kenya needs to keenly watch Somalia's latest moves

President Farmajo (L) with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) ahead of his swearing in Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Image: PSCU  On March 22, 2019, media reports indicated that a rather high profile visit by American government officials had taken place in Mogadishu. The US Envoy to Somalia Donald Yamamoto together with the commander of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) General Thomas Waldhauser had held talks with Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and senior military and government officials.

The talks bordered on security partnerships in the region with a particular emphasis on the US Africa Command’s interest in the development of the Danab Advanced Infantry Brigade in Somalia.

The brigade described, as the most advanced infantry units on Somalia will have five battalions and a brigade headquarters at Baledogle Military Airfield. The US officials observed that Somalia was critical to the security situation and the long-term stability of the …

Magufuli’s Rufiji Hydropower Project Gets the Much Awaited Bank Guarantee

After Suisse Bank, Japan Is Magufuli’s Next Scorecard