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President Kenyatta, Ethiopia PM, present as Kenya flaunts air power in lastest show

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It was a classic case of “if you have got it, flaunt it” as Kenya held an air show in its capital Nairobi to showcase a batch of military and civilian aircraft.

The East African powerhouse on Saturday displayed its achievements in aviation at the Uhuru Gardens, along Lang’ata Road in Nairobi. The garden is Kenya’s largest Memorial Park.

President Uhuru Kenyatta alongside the Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed witnessed the show with thousands of Kenyans for the thrilling Museum Air Show

According to Kenya’s Defence Ministry report on the event, in attendance were Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Robert Kibochi, Vice Chief of Defence Forces (VCDF) Lieutenant General Francis Ogolla, Service Commanders, Serving and Retired General Officers, Senior Officers, Service Members, families and members of the public.

The air show was jointly held by the Kenya Defense Forces and Aero Club of East Africa.

Kenya Wildlife Service also conducted an anti-poaching drill to demonstrate know-how in saving wildlife from poachers at the event.

One of the locals at the sight of the show, Steven, who was quoted in the media, said that “it has been quite an amazing one. They had quite remarkable skills. It let also our children realize that they can achieve their goals and their dreams because they get to see whatever is happening”

Paratroopers of the Kenyan Air Force performed thrilling parachuting from helicopters for a simulated hostage rescue operation.

In addition, a variety of dazzling aerobatic flights were performed, wowing throngs of spectators.

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Weeks after justices protest, Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Tanko Muhammad resigns

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Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned.

Sources confirmed that Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.

Hint of potential crises in Nigeria’s judiciary played out last week when fourteen Justices of the Supreme Court wrote to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, lamenting the parlous state of affairs in the court.

The petition is the first-of-its-kind in the 58-year history of the apex court, the justices chronicled the operational challenges that have almost crippled the efficient adjudication of cases at the court.

Arrangements are said to be ongoing to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 suspended Justice Tanko’s predecessor Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen, 15 days after allegations of impropriety were lodged against the most senior judge in the country. It was the first time that Nigeria’s head of state had sacked a chief justice since 1975, when the country was under military rule.

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18 years after suspension, Zimbabwe lobbys for readmission into Commonwealth

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Southern African Zimbabwe has continued with lobbying for readmission 18 years after it was thrown out of the body over allegations of human rights abuses.

The country made its latest move to be readmitted at the ongoing Commonwealth summit in Rwanda.

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Rwanda Charity Manyeruke, who is attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali as an observer alongside other top government officials, told newsmen that the country’s participation at the summit was a “positive development.”

“Zimbabwe is excited to be participating in Commonwealth forums as this presents opportunities to network with the international community taking into account the government of Zimbabwe’s policy of engagement and reengagement,” Ms Manyeruke said.

“The Commonwealth meeting in Kigali has provided opportunities for our Zimbabwean diaspora across the globe, who are participating as panellists, facilitators and as delegates in the forums.

Zimbabwe was first suspended from the councils of the Commonwealth for one year, after international observers condemned disputed presidential election as unfairly tilted toward Robert Mugabe in 2022.

One year after the suspension, Mr Mugabe revealed that he did not accept a Commonwealth decision to prolong Zimbabwe’s suspension from the group until the country mended its ways.

“Accordingly, Zimbabwe has withdrawn its membership from the Commonwealth with immediate effect,” said a government statement.

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs deputy minister David Musabayana said he had held meetings with influential people to discuss the country’s potential readmission.

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