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Freelance Journalist, Writer, Columnist,Analyst on East Africa|Eye on the rest of the continent| also love fashion,fitness & fiction. | samirasawlani3@gmail.com

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14 days ago
My column for @thecontinent_ Facebook, insta & WhatsApp being down last week zucked.. so we thought abt playing l games to pass the time.. & realised that after the Pandora papers leak- if the AU HQ held a huge game of hide & seek.. some leaders wld def do better than others..
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Sudan Doctors Union reports military forces prevented employees of the blood bank from carrying out their duties & helping protesters. #sudanCoup #الردة_مستحيلة
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“I wanted this film to be 100% Somali” Film director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed on The Gravedigger’s Wife - which premiered at the Cannes film festival’s Critics’ Week, & has made headlines as the first film from Somalia to be put forward for the Oscars.
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(I’ve filled out a lot of visa applications in my time and today want to give a shout-out to the govt of Kenya e-visa site which actually saves your application form so you can come back and finish it off rather than having to start again)
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Govt of Mali has declared ECOWAS Special Representative Hamidou Boly, as ‘persona non-grata’ for “acts incompatible with his status”. According to a govt statement, Mr Boly ha has 72 hours to leave the country,
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African Union Commission has released a statement re: events in Sudan - reaffirm that “dialogue and consensus is only relevant path to save the country and its democratic transition”
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Thomas Sankara’s murder trial is set to resume in Burkina Faso today. Trial began 11th October, proceedings were suspended as defence lawyers requested more time. Former president Blaise Compaoré, who is the main defendant alongside 13 others, is boycotting proceedings
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Kenya Front Pages
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Somali film The Gravedigger’s Wife, named winner of the prestigious l’Etalon d’or de Yennenga/ Stallion of Yennenga prize at the Pan-African film festival (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso. The film is written and directed by Somali-Finnish director Khadar Ahmed
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a day ago
Catching up on events in Guinea- transitional president Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya sent a delegation to a mosque in Bambeto where they issued an apology for “crimes committed under the alpha Condé regime” (referring to ppl killed in anti-govt protests)- met with families etc
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a day ago
“Issues”
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Jane Marriott
a day ago
The conduct of the UK military here is incredibly important to us. They do a lot of good in Nanyuki, for the economy and the community. But where there are issues, we have and will address them. @BATUKOfficial 4/5
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Govt of Mali has denied media reports that it is set to open talks with leaders of an Al-Qaeda affiliated group. The country’s ministry for religious affairs had been quoted as saying religious leaders had been approached to open talks
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‘Kill them all, don’t spare anyone’: A massacre in Burkina Faso Attacks by armed groups on civilians are increasing in the West African country. A survivor of deadly violence in the town of Solhan gives a harrowing account of the bloodshed.
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Nanjala Nyabola
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If you're even loosely interested in how fraught identity issues have become in India, you should tune into the SRK situation.
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This from last month: Nine years ago Agnes Wanjiru was found dead in a septic tank in Kenya. The young mother vanished after British troops enjoyed a debauched night out in a hotel. Now detectives want to question the soldiers who were there
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This. A British soldier accused of murdering a 21-year-old woman in Kenya 9 years ago has been named by army comrades. They reported him to officers at the time but the crime was ‘covered up’.
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Police in #Uganda say at least one person was fally wounded, and 7 others sustained serious injuries when a blast went off at a bar/restaurant in Komamboga, just outside Kampala. Officers investigating cause of the explosion.
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