In Kenya, East Africa’s richest economy per capita, Uber competes with Estonian ride-hailing firm Taxify, Nairobi-based Mondo Ride and Little, which has a partnership with telecoms operator Safaricom.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has presented a report requested by the General Assembly in response to a surge of violence in Gaza.
Israeli police closed all the Al Aqsa Mosque compound gates barring the public from entering, following an alleged knife attack .
Soumaila Cisse lost in a landslide to incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, picking up just 33 percent of the vote in an election in which only 34 percent of a politics-weary electorate voted.
Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests, medics said.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was re-elected with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday.
The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, said it will open its schools in the Middle East as scheduled this month despite a deficit caused by a US funding cut.
The announcement came after Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani held lunchtime talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill would restrict smoking in public places, introduce plain packaging, ban point-of-sale advertising and displays, and scrap the sale of single cigarettes.
Families and teachers are worried about whether schools will open at the end of August as the UNRWA has run out of money since the United States cut its funding.
It's been five years since the Rabaa Square massacre in which more than 800 people, who were demanding the return of deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, were killed. One of those arrested for reporting on the massacre is photojournalist Shawkan.
Global rights groups seek investigation into the killings of at least 900 protesters in 2013 by security forces in Cairo's Rabaa al Adawiya square, where demonstrators had rallied against the ouster of democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi.
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