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(By Joe Odur)

Kenya Airways (KQ) needs close to US $1Billion to stay afloat says Investment Bank

Kenya’s Standard Investment Bank has said Kenya Airways (KQ) requires up to about  US $ 960 million or Ksh100 billion to stay afloat, Daily Monitor reported Wednesday that the money is required in the form of fresh capital injection to reduce the carrier’s debt burden.

Burundi: Top military general killed Sunday

Burundian officials and witnesses have said a top Burundian general and close aide to president Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, according to AFP.

The National news website reported that Adolphe Nshimirimana was widely considered to be the central African nation’s de facto internal security chief and the regime’s No 2.

Zimbabwe: Authorities push to extradite American killer of Cecil Lion

Zimbabwe’s environment minister Oppah Muchinguri has said his country is working around the clock to have the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion extradited to Zimbabwe.

The announcement made Friday is the first official comment from Zimbabwe following Cecil’s killing which grabbed worldwide attention this week.Muchinguri said Prosecutor General had started the process to have 55-year-old Walter Palmer extradited from the United States. He described Cecil as an exceptional black-maned lion renowned by tourists in the Hwange National Park, as an "iconic attraction".

Cameroon: 2000 Nigerians Sent Home In Fight against Boko Haram

Thousands of illegal Nigerians who have been living illegally in Cameroon have been deported as part of new security initiatives aimed at preventing further attacks by Boko Haram Militants.Regional newspaper L'Oeil du Sahel reported that about 2,500 Nigerians had been "rounded up" in Kousseri, in the far north of Cameroon, and sent back to their country on Thursday.

Uganda: 3 primary school teachers among 238 arrested for early morning alcoholism

Three primary school teachers, a government military officer attached to Bombo Military headquarters at a rank of a lieutenant and secondary school students were among  some 238 people apprehended Wednesday by security operatives in an operation code-named ‘Curtailing early morning alcoholism in  Uganda’s Manafwa District,’ Daily Monitor reported Friday morning.

UK: Coach of Somali-born British athlete Mo Farah innocent in violating anti-doping rules case

According to the latest reports, an initial investigation by UK athletics into allegations made about Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar finds no evidence of wrongdoing, Eurosport reported Thursday.

According to reports, the review followed a BBC documentary last month that alleged Salazar and U.S. Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp had violated anti-doping rules. UK Athletics said in a statement that it had received this week the initial findings of the review by its Performance Oversight Group (POG).

Somalia: No elections in 2016 due to Al-Shabaab says President

Citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency, Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, The New York Times reported Thursday saying opposition parties however charge that that his government is taking advantage of poor security to extend its mandate through postponement of elections.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud whose term expires in August reportedly said in a statement  that  National elections are impossible amid rampant violence orchestrated by the Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.

U.S grants Kenya over U.S $ 90 million in aid to fight against Al-Shabaab

The Kenyan Defence Force will receive approximately Us $ 91.5 million or Sh9.5 billion in aid this financial year to enhance the fight against Al-Shabaab, Daily Monitor said Wednesday adding that money will be used to buy equipment, train soldiers and support the Kenya military in Somalia and the fight against Al-Shabaab.

Out of the total sum, about approximately U.S $ 57 million or Sh5.9 billion will go to Amisom, of which Kenya is a part. The money is for enhancing “manoeuvre and border force, counter-improvised explosive devices, intelligence and logistics”.

U.S: Probe launched for American who paid US$ 50,000 to kill a lion in Zimbabawe

US officials have begun an investigation into the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe but say they have been unable to reach the American involved, BBC reported Thursday

The American tourist and a dentist Walter Palmer is believed to have paid about $50,000 (£32,000) to go on the hunt in Zimbabwe.

According to reports, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it was "deeply concerned" about the "tragic" death of Cecil the lion. Director Dan Ashe said they will "go where facts lead" but efforts to reach Walter Palmer have been unsuccessful.