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The East African : Mar 4rth 2017
2 NEWS INSIDE WE STILL STAND WITH SOMALIA, SAYS EU Somalia’s biggest donor, the European Union, has pledged increased support for the new government of President Mohamed Abdullah Farmajo. News, Page 13 WHY SOUTH AFRICA? WHY XENOPHOBIA? WHY NOW? Fredrick Golooba-Mutebi weeps for South Africa, where he once lived and worked, and where he never felt unwelcome. Opinion, Page 19 MO FARAH: Britain’s double Olympic champion has again denied that he broke antidoping rules after a leaked report suggested his American coach may have used drugs to boost the performance of some of his athletes. SALOME KARWAH: The Liberian nursing assistant, who after watching her village swept by Ebola decided to help, and was later named alongside fellow Ebola fighters as Time Magazine 2014 Person of the year, has died TRAVIS KALANICK: The Uber chief executive who was caught on video in a bitter exchange with a driver over fare and the taxi-hailing company’s business model, has apologised, saying he needs leadership help. MARISSA MAYER: The chief executive of Yahoo will not receive a bonus this year, after an internal investigation found that senior executives at Yahoo “mishandled” the company’s security breaches in 2013 and 2014. SALMA KIKWETE: The former First Lady of Tanzania was nominated to parliament in what some describe as a move to reach out to politicians with influence who were seen as drifting away from the president. The EastAfrican MARCH 4-10,2017 FACES IN THE NEWS REGIONAL ROUNDUP Immigration officials bust a beggars’ syndicate involving Tanzanians KENYA: UBER STOLE IDEA FROM US, CLAIMS WAYMO Waymo, the self-driving car business spun out of Google’s parent company, claims Uber stole its intellectual property. Outlook, Page 29 VISION 2020 OR JUST ANOTHER PIPEDREAM? Economists are concerned about what Uganda needs to do to overcome the bumpy stretch on its way to achieving middle-income status. Business, Page 33 earthed a syndicate involved in the influx of beggars from Tanzania who are in the country illegally. The beggars are used by I the syndicate to collect money from the public. Acting on a tip-off, police and Immigration officials rounded up 11 beggars who included disabled men and women aged between 25 and 35 years. The officials who led the crackdown said the beggars, who are Tanzanian nationals, were picked up from Nakuru town’s main street. “There must be someone organising the entry of these beggars into the town centre The officials who led the crackdown said the beggars were picked up from Nakuru town’s main street. Picture: File and it appears that they are being dropped at specific positions very early in the morning and picked up late in the evening,” said the official. Those arrested are said to be from Musoma in Tanzania. Nakuru OCPD Joshua Omu- kata said police are pursuing the ringleaders of the syndi- cate. “The beggars have been staying in the country illegally without the required documents,” said Mr Omukata. Senior resident magistrate Joe Mkutu Omido issued orders allowing the Immigration Department to commence their deportation. Doctor’s strike enters third month KENYA THERE IS still no end in sight to the doctor’s strike which entered its 89th day Friday. In a report presented to the Court of Appeal, the mediators — Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and the Law Society of Kenya — said the talks had achieved a consensus on a number of things, but failed to reach a deal on pay and perks. “Efforts were made what we could term as the best of our ability, but a stalemate remained in relation to the revision of the basic USED VEHICLES PUSH GM OUT OF REGION’S MARKET General Motors has exited the East African market after selling its entire stake to Isuzu Motors Ltd, bringing into focus policies on used vehicle imports. Business, Page 35 NAIROBI ADVERTISING & CIRCULATION Nation Centre, Kimathi Street, P.O. Box 49010, GPO 00100, Nairobi. 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Tel: +250788780848 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nmedia.com mmigration officials in Nakuru, Kenya have un- IN BRIEF KDF kill 57 Al Shabaab fighters, injure several others, in Afmadhow attack KENYA: The Kenya Defence Forces killed 57 Al Shabaab fighters in a Thursday morning attack near Afmadhow in Somalia. The attack came a month after the terror group attacked a KDF military base in Kolbiyow. In the KDF attack, five pick-ups mounted with machine guns and other weapons belonging to Al Shabaab were destroyed, according to Kenya military spokesman Joseph Owuoth. On January 27, Al Shabaab attacked the Kulbiyow Kenya military camp at dawn, prompting a two-hour battle that claimed dozens on both sides. Frequent travel to Dar not for those whose ministries moved to Dodoma TANZANIA: Chief Secretary John Kijazi has directed permanent secretaries of ministries that have already relocated to Dodoma to refrain from frequently travelling to Dar es Salaam. “You should stay in Dodoma and travel to Dar es Salaam only when absolutely necessary,” he said during a meeting with the senior ministry officials. He directed permanent secretaries who had already moved to Dodoma to make sure that officials under their dockets who were still in Dar es Salaam were transferred to Dodoma as soon as possible. Zimbabwe appeals for $100m for thousands affected by floods salaries and aspects of the payable allowances,” the mediation team’s lawyer George Abura said. The mediators asked the court to consider their report interim after the clergy sought a chance to lead the talks. Court of Appeal judges GBM Kariuki, Mar- tha Koome and Fatuma Sichale granted them the request. Doctors have rejected a 40 per cent pay rise offer by the state, demanding fulfilment of a 2013 agreement that would raise their pay and improve working conditions. ZIMBABWE: Floods have killed 246 people and left nearly 2,000 homeless since December, according to the government. The country has appealed to international donors for $100 million to help those affected by the floods, which have washed away some bridges and roads and cut off some communities from surrounding areas. The floods have mainly affected southern Zimbabwe, where the air force has transported some marooned villagers to safety. Dams have also overflowed, raising concerns about communities living downstream. Five bridges on major highways have been swept away nationwide.
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