Kenya

Growing African mangrove forests aim to combat climate woes 

In a bid to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, African nations are increasingly turning to mangrove restoration projects, with Mozambique becoming the latest addition to the growing list of countries with large scale mangrove initiatives. 

Breegan Jane shares her heart in every home on HGTV reboot of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Interior design expert, Breegan Jane has been chosen to be part of the life changing design squad for the HGTV reboot of “Extreme Makeover: Home edition.”  New episodes started to air February 16.  Breegan reflected on her personal ties with watching the past “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” when it first aired back in 2003. It inspired her to always live for a greater purpose; to share her gift of visual creativity with the world. As she described her excitement of the reboot, Breegan Jane goes through the emotional rollercoaster each day of transformation for families in need of a fresh start. Breegan shared her appreciation of the role, “Words will never be able to accurately relay my excitement, my gratitude, my shock when I found out that I was chosen.” -BreeganeJane.com 

Congressional Black Caucus Congratulates Ethiopian Prime Minister on Nobel Peace Prize

Last Friday, 10/11/19, Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his relentless pursuit of democratic reforms and regional peacemaking efforts that ultimately led to the end of a standoff with Eritrea. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus(CBC) issued the following statement on behalf of the CBC: 

Kenya on the Hook for Millions in National Worst Corruption Case

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.

Study Finds Most of the World Failing at Gender Equality

“This report should serve as a wakeup call to the world. We won’t meet the 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.

Kenya ‘Hanging At The Edge Of A Debt Trap,’ Observers Say

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.