The Heartbeat of God

February 28, 2024 1:53 am

Fine issued over revelation of alleged HIV status

By BBC Kenyan local media has reported that a man has been ordered to pay a fine of 850,000 Kenyan shillings (22 million Ugandan shillings) after revealing a friend’s alleged HIV status in a WhatsApp group. The ruling came from the HIV and Aids Tribunal in Kenya, who said that a person’s HIV status should […]

Kenyan opposition blasts ‘insensitive’ US ambassador

By BBC Kenya’s opposition politicians say they are hurt by the United States ambassador’s “insensitive” comment about Kenya being the most stable democracy in Africa. Ambassador Meg Whitman made the remark yesterday, during an address to Kenyan leaders, including President William Ruto. Whitman says Kenya’s 2022 elections was the freest, fairest and most credible election […]

Journalists arrest duck thief in Gulu city

By Christopher Nyeko Journalists at Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC) have arrested 17 year old Samuel Onekalit for stealing a duck and handed him over to security in Gulu city. Allegations indicate that Onekalit is a street child who resides at Kasubi ward in Bardege-Layibi division, Gulu city. Trouble for Onekalit began after he was […]

Kenyan senator arrested over scholarship scandal

By BBC A Kenyan senator has been arrested over a scholarship scandal. Jackson Mandago and three others face 11 charges, including theft and abuse of office. He is accused of involvement in a racket that allegedly conspired to steal a reported 1.1bn Kenyan shillings (28 billion Ugandan shillings) that was meant to fund further education […]

Kenyan regulator wants eyeball scan data protected

By BBC Kenya’s data regulator has asked the high court to protect data collected in the East African nation by Worldcoin. It wants the court to issue an order directing the crypto currency project to preserve data collected from Kenyans between the 19th of April and the 8thof  August. The Office of the Data Protection […]

Ecowas condemns push to try Bazoum for treason

By BBC The West Africa regional bloc, Ecowas, has condemned the push by Niger’s military junta to bring treason charges against ousted President Mohamed Bazoum. The junta took power about three weeks ago, keeping Bazoum in detention in the process. The bloc says the move “represents yet another form of provocation and contradicts the reported […]

Kenya parties begin preliminary talks to resolve row

By BBC The Kenyan government and the opposition have formed technical teams to steer talks aimed at resolving the long-running stand-off that has led to deadly protests in recent months. Representatives of the two sides met for preliminary talks yesterday to decide the way forward on negotiations, which will formally begin on Monday next week. […]

Rwanda welcomes medical students fleeing Sudan war

By BBC A group of medical students from Sudan has been welcomed to Rwanda to continue their studies after a civil war erupted in mid-April. Their campus at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology was overrun and turned into a base by fighters in the capital, Khartoum, where paramilitary forces and the army are […]

Niger coup: France to evacuate citizens after embassy attack

By BBC France is to evacuate its citizens from Niger because of anti-French sentiment following last week’s coup. The coup has prompted demonstrations against the former colonial power, with the French embassy coming under attack. Germany urged its nationals to take up France’s offer to help other Europeans and Italy is also organising a flight. […]

Niger junta detains more government ministers

By BBC The military junta currently in charge of Niger has detained a leading official in the ousted president’s party as well as two more government ministers, the party has said. Five ministers are now being held among a total of 130 party activists detained since Sunday. President Mohamed Bazoum himself has been held since […]

Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini treated for suspected poisoning

By BBC South Africa’s Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini is being treated in hospital for suspected poisoning, his traditional prime minister says. The king sought medical attention in Eswatini as he is uncomfortable with seeking treatment in South Africa, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi adds. Chief Buthelezi says this follows the sudden death of one of his senior […]

Aid workers help free captured Sudan soldiers

African news By BBC The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it has facilitated the release of 125 Sudanese soldiers held by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The ICRC said the troops – many of whom were wounded – had been taken by bus from the capital, Khartoum, to the city of […]

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