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Kenya on the Hook for Millions in National Worst Corruption Case
July 11, 2019
You’re in for a wild ride when your favorite news show begins like this: “The Dams, the Scums, the Hyenas and the Thieves and that’s just the beginning.” That was the voice of Francis Gachuri, anchor person for a lively news show on Citizen TV in Kenya. The topic was deadly serious – billions of shillings designated for the construction of two hydroelectric dams had gone missing and the company that took the money – CMC di Ravenna – just declared bankruptcy. ... read more »
Study Finds Most of the World Failing at Gender Equality
June 13, 2019
“This report should serve as a wakeup call to the world. We won’t meet the [Sustainable Development Goals] SDGs with 40% of girls and women living in countries that are failing on gender equality,” said Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ... read more »
Kenya ‘Hanging At The Edge Of A Debt Trap,’ Observers Say
June 7, 2019
The Central Bank, which is the government’s banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) all say Kenya’s debt position is getting to dangerous levels and the country must engage a lower gear before it is too late. ... read more »
Mandela’s Widow, Graca Machel: ‘Child Hunger Must Be Priority in Africa’
June 7, 2019
Economic growth in Africa has been impressive, but a sad reality remains: However prosperous, the results have had little impact on child nutrition. ... read more »
Judge Orders Kenyan Former President To Pay $10 Million For Stolen Widow’s Land
June 7, 2019
According to the court, the ex-president falsely claimed ownership of 64 acres of land which actually belonged to Susan Cheburet Chelugi, the widow of a local chief. Because arap Moi was unable to provide any evidence that he was the actual owner, the judge recognized the 85 year old Mrs. Cheburet Chelugi as the rightful owner. ... read more »
Mandela’s Widow, Graca Machel: “Child Hunger Must Be Priority in Africa”
June 6, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa is also a hotbed of chronic hunger due to extreme poverty ... read more »
Not Yet Uhuru, Freedom Interrupted: African Liberation Delayed But Not Defeated
May 30, 2019
And on this day of memory and marking, May 25th, set aside in 1963 at Addis Ababa by the Organization of African Unity as African Liberation Day, we remember first and pay rightful homage to our ancestors. For they are the way-openers, the path-finders, the original freedom fighters, the layers of the foundations on which we strive to build in good and righteous ways. It is they who lifted up the light that lasts, the spiritual and moral visions and values by which we understand and assert ourselves at our best in the world. And in rightful homage to them, we in the Maatian ethical tradition, as written in the Husia, humbly ask of them every day “Ancestors, give us your hand, for we are bearers of dignity and divinity who came into being through you.” ... read more »
Kenya’s Cherono Wins Men’s Boston Marathon in Sprint to Tape
April 15, 2019
BOSTON (AP) — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight. ... read more »
Kenyan Science Teacher Scoops Million Dollar Education Prize
March 29, 2019
Wearing the plain, floor-length brown robe of a Franciscan brother, Kenyan science teacher Peter Mokaya Tabichi could barely contain his joy upon being named winner of the annual Global Teacher Prize of one million dollars for his work in a rural school with disadvantaged children. ... read more »
Thousands Gather in Nairobi to Clean Up the Earth
March 15, 2019
Heads of state, government ministers, business leaders, senior UN officials and grassroots activists are gathering in Nairobi this week for the fourth UN Environment Assembly - the world’s top body on the environment. ... read more »
NBA and FIBA Announce Plan To Launch Professional Basketball League In Africa
March 8, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced on Saturday their plan to launch the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa. ... read more »
Kenyan Grassroots Activist Tapped For Major Humanitarian Prize
November 20, 2018
Kennedy Odede started SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities) as a teenager in 2004 with 20 cents and a soccer ball. Growing up in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, he experienced extreme poverty, violence, lack of opportunity, and deep gender inequality. Odede also dreamed of transforming urban slums, from the inside-out. ... read more »
Who’s to Blame in Latest Ferry Disaster?
September 28, 2018
Tanzanian President John Magufuli took action this week against a ferry captain and all of the crew as the number of bodies pulled from Lake Victoria in the latest maritime disaster topped 200. ... read more »
Kenyan Runner Sets New World Record
September 21, 2018
Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kimetto by a massive one minutes and 16 seconds, clocking 2 hours, 01 minute and 39 seconds , setting a new world record and cutting his own personal best by well over a minute. The 33-year-old had won twice before in Berlin. ... read more »
Nation Faced with Rising Suicides Among Young and Old
September 14, 2018
Mayosi was a world class cardiologist who focused his research on bettering the lives of Africans. In 2014, he presented the first data set tracking rheumatic heart disease in Africa, the most common cause of heart disease among schoolchildren in Africa. ... read more »
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