AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Monthly Stipend for Drought-Stricken Families, Not Food Aid
| | | | | | | | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Monthly Stipend for Drought-Stricken Families, Not Food Aid

Nairobi — The government will no longer distribute food to families in drought-stricken areas, but will instead provide them with Sh3,000 monthly stipend. The new policy shift announced by the government on Monday by Margret Kobia, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service and Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes, was made public by Margret Kobia.…

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Marsabit County Named Most Suitable For Spaceport
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Marsabit County Named Most Suitable For Spaceport

Nairobi — Marsabit County was named the most appropriate County to establish a Spaceport. It’s been named by Viwanda Africa Group and Longshot Space Technology. A team of student engineers from Kenyatta universities examined the feasibility of setting up a Spaceport in Kenya. Marsabit was the winner of a competition that included 7 key competitors,…

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Police Investigate the Death of a BBC Journalist in Nairobi Hotel Room
| | | | | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Police Investigate the Death of a BBC Journalist in Nairobi Hotel Room

Detectives is investigating the death BBC journalist Kate Mitchelle, whose body was discovered in her Nairobi hotel room Friday. Preliminary investigation suggests that the journalist might have been strangled by a man with whom she was acquainted at the hotel. The two are said to have been involved in an argument which escalated into an…

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Kenya Fish Traders Stuck Amid Row With Uganda
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Kenya Fish Traders Stuck Amid Row With Uganda

Kenyan fish traders say they are stuck with at least 300 tonnes of fish destined for export due to ongoing row between Kampala and Nairobi. Five Kenyan trucks containing fish destined for DR Congo were taken into custody by officials of the Fisheries Protection Unit, (FPU), at the Mpondwe Border in Kasese. A fish exporter…

(***) (**)Farhia Hassan, A Dutch National Faces Charges For Participating In A Terror Financing Ring
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

(***) (**)Farhia Hassan, A Dutch National Faces Charges For Participating In A Terror Financing Ring

After more than seven years of extradition proceedings in the Netherlands, a Dutch woman brought by the FBI to the United States yesterday made her initial appearance today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to face charges stemming from her alleged participation in a terrorist financing ring in support of…

BUSINESS: Indie Novelist Wins Ten Book Awards in Two Years
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

BUSINESS: Indie Novelist Wins Ten Book Awards in Two Years

The 2021 NYC Big Book Award has just awarded Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner to Gerald Everett Jones as a Distinguished Fan. This was in the highly competitive category General Fiction. This is Jones’ third award for the novel. He also received the second for the literary fiction and two mystery-thrillers at the NYC Big Book…

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: University of Nairobi student found dead in her room
| | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: University of Nairobi student found dead in her room

A University of Nairobi student died in unspecified circumstances in her room. The fifth-year veterinary medicine student has apparently committed suicide. On Friday, her body was found hanging from a scarf tied to the front door. Her classmates claimed that she was happy before her death. Upper Kabete students were shocked to hear about her…

BUSINESS: Marony Travels Ltd participates in the Dubai Expo 2020 along with a 65-man Kenyan delegation.
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

BUSINESS: Marony Travels Ltd participates in the Dubai Expo 2020 along with a 65-man Kenyan delegation.

The Dubai Expo 2020, was finally open on October 1, after eight years of planning. The event, billed to be the world’s biggest in-person event this year, outside the Olympic Games is already attracting visitors and global attention to the once desert country. For the first time ever in World Expo history, each participating country…

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

OPINION: Cameroon: Sham Trial For Kumba School Massacre

(Nairobi) – A military tribunal in Cameroon has sentenced four people to death, in a trial marked by procedural irregularities, for an attack on a school in Kumba, the South-West region, one year ago. The attack killed seven children and injured at least 13 others. The 12 defendants, on trial before the Buea military court…

AFRICA NEWS: Rwanda: Media Intensifying, Opposition Cracked Down
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: Rwanda: Media Intensifying, Opposition Cracked Down

Nairobi – Space to Dissent Closes Human Rights Watch stated that nine people were arrested by Rwandan authorities in connection to an opposition party and one journalist over the past week as they intensify their crackdown against critics and opponents. The crackdown appears connected to an event, “Ingabire Day,” organized by the unregistered opposition party…

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: New Route Announced for Stanchart Nairobi Meet
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: New Route Announced for Stanchart Nairobi Meet

The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon organisers Monday announced a new route for the event slated for October 31. At the same time, the meet which enters its 18th edition, received a sponsorship boost of Sh15 million. In a departure from tradition, the race will be held around the Southern bypass. The start and finish will…

AFRICA NEWS: East Africa: UN Court Decision A Fresh Test for Kenya-Somalia Ties
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: East Africa: UN Court Decision A Fresh Test for Kenya-Somalia Ties

The International Court of Justice on 12 October handed down a decision mostly upholding Somalia’s claims in a long-running maritime border dispute with Kenya. This Q&A is by Crisis Group expert Meron Elas . It examines the possible impact on relations between these two countries. What is the result of the court decision? After seven…

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Table Banking Helps Women in Kenya Put Food on the Table
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: Kenya: Table Banking Helps Women in Kenya Put Food on the Table

Nairobi — Pascaline Chemutai’s five acres of land located in the country’s breadbasket region of Rift Valley recently produced 115 bags of maize, each weighing 90 kilograms. She tells IPS that of these, 110 bags will be transported to traders in Nairobi and neighbouring Kiambu County at a negotiated price of $23 per bag. In…

AFRICA NEWS: South Africa: Covid-19 Assistance in Africa is Short
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

AFRICA NEWS: South Africa: Covid-19 Assistance in Africa is Short

Nairobi — The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for African governments to strengthen social protection systems and fulfill people’s rights to social security and an adequate standard of living, Human Rights Watch said today. In response to rising poverty and hunger caused by the pandemic many African governments implemented cash transfers and food assistance,…

RELIGION: Kenyan Methodists defy ban on campaigning at church, saying ‘humans are political’
| | | | | | | | |

RELIGION: Kenyan Methodists defy ban on campaigning at church, saying ‘humans are political’

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Some churches in Kenya have barred politicians from addressing their congregations, saying campaigning during services disrespects the sanctity of worship. The national Anglican, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches have all issued bans, as many of the politicians begin early stumping for next year’s general elections. The Methodist Church, however, is keeping…

BUSINESS: CGTN:24 Hopefuls In CGTN Media Challengers Campaign Face Final Competition
| | | | | | | | | |

BUSINESS: CGTN:24 Hopefuls In CGTN Media Challengers Campaign Face Final Competition

Searching for your content… BEIJING, Sept. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The final 24 candidates in “The Media Challengers” campaign – a global campaign organized by CGTN – were officially announced on Friday. After repeated rounds of selection, 24 young people from all over the world were chosen from thousands of outstanding applicants from more than 130…

OPINION: Burundi: Allegations Of Killings, Disappearances, Torture
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

OPINION: Burundi: Allegations Of Killings, Disappearances, Torture

(Nairobi) – Grave human rights violations have persisted in a context of insecurity in the 15 months since Évariste Ndayishimiye became president of Burundi, Human Rights Watch said. Until Burundian authorities address the root causes of the 2015 crisis and continuing impunity, the United Nations Human Rights Council, meeting in Geneva, should ensure that investigations…

OPINION: Ethiopia: Eritrean Refugees Targeted In Tigray
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

OPINION: Ethiopia: Eritrean Refugees Targeted In Tigray

(Nairobi) – Eritrean government forces and Tigrayan militias have committed killings, rape, and other grave abuses against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Human Rights Watch said today. All warring parties should cease attacks against refugees, stay out of refugee camps, and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid. Between November 2020 and January 2021, belligerent…

OPINION: Guinea: Leaders Should Respect Fundamental Rights
| | | | | | | | | | | | |

OPINION: Guinea: Leaders Should Respect Fundamental Rights

(Nairobi) – Military forces responsible for a coup d’état in Guinea should immediately restore fundamental human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. They should ensure respect for rights within the security forces and ensure the lawful and humane treatment of former President Alpha Condé and any others in custody. All detainees should be brought before…

FRONT PAGE NEWS: FRONT PAGE: Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

FRONT PAGE NEWS: FRONT PAGE: Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of 10 million or more account for one-third to one-half of their gross domestic product. Many analysts and policymakers think this trend is here to stay. The rise of big data analytics and mobile technology should spur development,…

End of content

End of content