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A prominent model and actress, Alexia Mupende, 35, was Tuesday evening killed at her father’s home in Nyarugunga Sector, Kicukiro District.  Her sudden death first circulated on social media at around 9 p.m., Tuesday, with a message calling on members of the public to help arrest her alleged killer, a 23-year old domestic worker who […]

Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidential election, the electoral commission announced early Thursday, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging.  Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes or 38 percent, had not been widely considered the leading candidate. Some observers have suggested that President Joseph Kabila’s government […]

Zimbabwe’s government has started the process of compensating white commercial farmers displaced from their properties during the country’s land reform in the early 2000s. But farmers say the $53 million set aside for the purpose will not go far.  Zimbabwe’s Commercial Farmers’ Union says it is waiting for details from the government on how it […]

Alibaba founder Jack Ma signed three agreements with the Rwandan government to create an online platform for exporters to China, as well as facilitate tourism and e-commerce.  Under the three agreements, Alibaba will work with the Rwanda Development Board to support SMEs.  On Wednesday, Mr Ma and President Paul Kagame launched the Electronic World Trade […]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that Ecuador is seeking to end his asylum in its London embassy and hand him over to the United States, but a judge rejected his lawsuit over embassy living conditions.   Assange spoke from the embassy via teleconference at a hearing in Quito of a lawsuit challenging the Ecuadorean […]

Germany’s Angela Merkel says she will not seek a fifth term as chancellor in 2021.  In an announcement on Monday, Merkel also said she would step down as leader of her conservative Christian Democratic Union, or CDU party, in December.   Merkel, who is 64, has served as chancellor since 2005. She has led the CDU […]


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