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Sunflower farming blooms in Kenya after khat export ban

Some farmers are growing sunflowers to boost their incomes after a ban on exports of the khat plant.

Nairobi - the centre of East Africa's thriving arts scene

Artists from across East Africa have converged on Kenya's capital, creating a vibrant scene.

The women fighting infertility stigma in Nigeria

Three Nigerian women confront the prejudice they have faced on their fertility journeys.

South Africa 27-9 British and Irish Lions: Springboks level series in fiery encounter

The British and Irish Lions' series with South Africa will go to a decider after the Springboks win a fiery second Test 27-9 at Cape Town Stadium.

Tokyo Olympics: Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou storms into Olympic 100m final

Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou qualifies for the women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics but Ivory Coast men's football team are knocked out.

Mauritius: Britam Commission Report - How Bhushan Domah came to agree with Dawood Rawat...

[L'Express] The report of the commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Bhushan Domah looking into the sale of Britam Kenya shares seems in large measure to agree with former BAI head Dawood Rawat's explanations as to what happened in that deal. The sale of Britam Kenya - an asset held by the ex-BAI Group that collapsed in 2015 - was supposed to be used to reimburse policyholders and investors.

Nigeria: Kwara Governor Appoints New Lafiagi Emir

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -- IlorinThe Kwara State Government has appointed Mohammed Kudu Kawu as the 14th Emir of Lafiagi in Edu Local Government Area of the state, ending days of intense lobbying by top indigenes of the community.

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Infections Surge in Nigeria, As NCDC Records 1,683 Cases in 3 Days

[Daily Trust] There is a COVID-19 infections surge in Nigeria after the country recorded more than 500 COVID-19 cases in daily figures for the third time on Friday.

Nigeria: Flood Cuts Off Bauchi-Kano Highway, Kills 3

[Daily Trust] Three people reportedly drowned while the road linking Bauchi to Kano was cut off after a heavy downpour that flooded the Kwanar Mulka bridge in Ningi Local Government of Bauchi State.

Kenya: Dutchman Widow Denies Murder Charge

[Nation] Riziki Cherono Ali, the widow of Herman Rouwenhorst will have to wait till September 16 for her bond ruling after she was charged with the double murder of two people.

Uganda: Cheptegei Expected Gold

[Monitor] Joshua Cheptegei is one of the biggest sports personalities in the world presently. He is expected to win every race he competes in.

Uganda: Global Media Stunned By Cheptegei 'Failure'

[Monitor] There was a lot to celebrate yesterday as Uganda won her first medals at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo clinched Silver and Bronze respectively in the 10,000m final.

Uganda: Govt Eases Covid Curbs As Admissions Fall

[Nation] The Ugandan government on Friday partially relaxed the Covid-19 restrictions it imposed on June 18, citing a "consistent reduction" in the rate of infection.

Nigeria: Nigeria's d'Tigers Fall to Italy, Crash Out of Olympics

[Daily Trust] Nigeria men's basketball team, D'Tigers, on Saturday morning, lose their third Group B game in the men's basketball event of the Tokyo Olympics 71-80 to Italy.

Kenya: Be My Running Mate, Kalonzo Asks Raila

[Nation] Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has asked ODM leader Raila Odinga to join him as his presidential running mate in next year's General Election.

Southern Africa: Lake Victoria Fishers' Worst Nightmare Not Hippos but Uganda, Tanzania Police

[Nation] Edwin Osundwa and his colleagues normally set sail across Lake Victoria on a fishing expedition that takes at least eight hours.

Rwanda: President Samia Suluhu Expected in Kigali

[Nation] Tanzanian President Samia Suhulu will on Monday arrive in Kigali for her first visit state to Rwanda. During the two-day visit, she is expected to hold private talks with President Paul Kagame.

Africa: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Notebook - Day 20

[Nation] Coffee protests at Olympic Stadium media centre

Kenya: Marathoner Cherono Primed for 'Race of a Lifetime' in Japan

[Nation] Upon being named in Team Kenya men's marathon squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Lawrence Cherono was beside himself with joy.

Ethiopia: U.S. Announces U.S.$149 Million More for Tigray

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ahead of the planned visit by Samantha Power, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, the US has announced additional $149 million to support the humanitarian response in Tigray state, where the UN said more than 90% of the population are in need of emergency food assistance.