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Why Kenya’s President Urges Citizens to Embrace the Tax Collector

President William Ruto claims Kenyans pay fewer taxes than citizens in some other African nations. Kenyans are realizing the truth in the old saying that taxes—like death—are life’s only certainties. President William Ruto is nudging them to fork over more of their hard-earned cash, arguing that they are, if anything, under-taxed. Ruto recently contended that Kenyans have been led to believe they pay the highest taxes, when in reality, their overall tax burden is lower compared to some other countries in Africa and…

Demand for Somalia to Enforce Strong Measures against Officials Violating Citizens’ Rights

Somalia Urged to Take Firm Action Against Officials Violating Citizens' Rights A UN human rights expert urged Somalia to tackle serious security challenges. During a visit, Isha Dyfan emphasized the impact on civilians, particularly women and children, targeted by Al-Shabaab terrorists. The expert condemned the ongoing deadly attacks by Al-Shabaab and called for the government to ensure civilian protection and hold armed groups accountable under international law. She also stressed the need for the government to prosecute…

Arrest of Kenyan Citizens at Mumbai Airport for Smuggling $305K Worth of Gold

Nairobi (AX) — Authorities at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport detained three Kenyan citizens over the weekend for trying to sneak gold into India. Samira Abdi (37), Feiza Hassan (25), and Fardowsa Abdi (30) were caught upon their arrival from Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airlines flight. They headed for the red channel counter at Terminal 2, claiming to possess 2.540 kilograms of gold. However, a thorough inspection uncovered a total of 3 kilograms, surpassing their declared amount by 460 grams. Upon…

Devastation and Brutality: The Impact of Floods on Kenya’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

Winnie Makinda weeps as she recounts the tragic death of her son, Ian Otieno, due to a bulldozer in Nairobi on May 8, 2024. The Kenyan government recently ordered the destruction of buildings that are within 30 meters of rivers. In Nairobi, Kenya, Winnie Makinda, 35, expresses her distress over the government's handling of floods that devastated her community. Raging floods and mudslides wreaked havoc, claiming hundreds of lives and affecting thousands of people due to heavy rain during Kenya's rainy season. Vulnerable…

Disappearance of Mauritanian citizens in Mali:

A Mauritanian delegation of ministers traveled to the Mali border on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 March. Under the leadership of the Minister of the Interior, the delegation also included the Minister of Defense and the commanders of the army and security forces.…

France is urging its citizens to leave Afghanistan

France on Tuesday urged all its citizens in Afghanistan to leave the country due to security concerns, the French embassy in Kabul said, as the Taliban continued a blowing offensive while foreign forces completed their withdrawal. "The government will set up a special flight on the morning of July 17, departing from Kabul, to…

Citizen’s Broom is filing a complaint against

The Balai civil movement lodged a complaint with the prosecutor of the tribunal de grande instance in Ouagadougou against the current Burkinabè government for "non-assistance to anyone in danger" following the attack on the rural municipality of Solhan and defense and security forces without intervention. . According to the Citizen Balai, this attack is a sign of the government's inability to ensure…

Ethiopia strives to vaccinate 20 p.c. Via electorate in opposition to coronavirus

Ethiopia strives to vaccinate 20 percent. By citizens against coronavirus ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's Minister of Health, Dr. Lia Tadesse, said Ethiopia is working to vaccinate 20 percent of its citizens against coronavirus. A wide range of activities are well under way to gain access to newly released COVID 19 vaccinations and get 20% of the population vaccinated, she noted. Efforts are being made to…

a citizens’ debate on the priorities of the state budget

The text, which was adopted last week by the National Assembly, provoked strong reactions from the opposition and civil society. The latter had condemned "a budget voted in a hurry and contrary to the needs and challenges of the people". Yesterday afternoon, the Rohy movement, which brings together associations across the country, organized a citizens' debate in the capital Antananarivo to better…

tensions over holding a “citizens’ forum” banned by the government

Chadian police raided the premises of the private radio station FM Liberté on Friday, November 27 in N'Djaména. According to the police, 70 people were arrested. They were released, for the majority, Friday night, but three civil society activists were brought before the prosecutor, still according to police. This intervention was strongly condemned by several organizations outraged by the tense…

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