Gikuyu Bulletin: April 2022 news highlights in Africa

Get the latest information on the political landscape, entertainment updates, and health sector in Africa with this Gikuyu Bulletin news highlight for April! The latest news in Africa that you need to know are the following:

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Tanzania launches new scheme to assist elderly

The government of Tanzania has launched a new scheme to assist elderly people in the country. The program, called ‘Oldies’, will help older people who are unable to support themselves. The program will offer a number of benefits, including food rations, free health care, as well as other services.

Rwanda’s parliament backs new constitution

The parliament of Rwanda has approved a new constitution, which will replace the current one. The new constitution will take effect in July, when the current one expires. The new constitution will guarantee the rights of all Rwandans, including women, and will guarantee that all citizens have the right to health care.

A group of activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling for the resignation of President Joseph Kabila. The activists are demanding that Kabila step down, and that a new election be held. The protesters are calling on the government to make public all of the information regarding the death of former Congolese leader Laurent-Desire Kabila, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011.

Former President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir is in court, where he is facing charges of genocide.

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President Mugabe to step down: Former president Robert Mugabe is stepping down after nearly four decades in power, according to the president’s office. The Zimbabwean leader will be succeeded by his former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is seen as a close ally. Mnangagwa was recently sworn in as president after Mugabe fired his longtime ally and vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was vice president since 2009. His wife, Grace Mugabe, is also reportedly being removed from the government. The country’s former leader Mugabe will be replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president, who was sworn in as president last week.

In other news:

Vaccine update: The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the global stockpile of vaccines against Ebola is enough to cover more than a third of the population. The WHO’s Emergency Committee on Ebola reported that there are more than 20 million doses of vaccines available, which is enough to cover a third of the population in the worst-hit countries. The WHO said the vaccines are “safe and effective” and the best way to stop the spread of the disease.

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