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Questions still remain over the scheduled Kenyan re-election

Questions still remain over the scheduled Kenyan re-election

In an unprecedented move, the Kenyan supreme court overturned the August 8th election results and called for fresh elections within sixty (60) days of the announcement. This was declared citing irregularities and illegalities harming the integrity of the election. Suffice to say there are as many people happy as there are sad about this verdict […]

African legislators advocate for a model law on natural resource management for the continent

African legislators advocate for a model law on natural resource management for the continent

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: There is renewed interest by academics, civil society and legislators over the continent’s extractive sector and want a common mining law. The legislators are concerned over natural resource governance and economic development on the African continent and are pushing for legislation that addresses issues of transparency and accountability by the governments and mining […]

South African president Jacob Zuma survives impeachment vote

South African president Jacob Zuma survives impeachment vote

The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has survived an attempt to impeach him after the African National Congress party gave him its backing. But his long-term future is still in doubt after a string of influential figures called on him to step down. The motion to unseat the president was launched by opposition MPs after […]

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research. Even outside of these hotspots, three-quarters of the 1.7bn population – particularly those farming in the Ganges and Indus valleys – will be exposed to a […]

Kenya’s electoral ICT boss Chris Msando found dead days after he went missing

Kenya’s electoral ICT boss Chris Msando found dead days after he went missing

Missing IEBC ICT manager Chris Musando has been found dead with one of his arms cut off. Police said the deputy director’s body was found in Kikuyu and taken to City Mortuary in Nairobi on Sunday. His family members have identified it and are at the facility. After announcing Musando’s disappearance, the commission’s chairman Wafula […]

Rwandese in Uganda to vote for Presidential elections on 3rd August

Rwandese in Uganda to vote for Presidential elections on 3rd August

The government of Rwanda has confirmed that Rwandese in Ugandan will cast their presidential votes on the same day of August 3rd with other Diaspora communities. Addressing the media at Rwandan High Commission in Kampala, the Rwandan High Commissioner to Uganda, Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage, says they expect a total of between 400,000 to 450,000 […]

Late Sam Owori dedicated his life to serve humanity

Late Sam Owori dedicated his life to serve humanity

Last Friday evening was one of the darkest days to the Ugandans and World of Rotary International following news of the death of the late Samuel Frobisher Owori, a Ugandan who was months away from becoming the second African to head one of the most successful humanitarian movements- Rotary International. Owori had on October 1, […]

Manifestos and the children of Kenya

Manifestos and the children of Kenya

With the Kenyan general elections less than a month away and campaigns in full gear, the eight presidential candidates have prepared manifestos outlining their agendas for the next five years. The candidates are hoping to convince the people to stand by them and assure them a victory in the August 8th elections. Two of these […]

Gambia’s Barrow to be given instruments of power from neighboring Senegal

Gambia’s Barrow to be given instruments of power from neighboring Senegal

Gambia’s President-elect , Adama Barrow is set to be sworn in later today at country’s embassy in neighboring Senegal. In message, posted on twitter earlier today, 19th January 2017, Adama Barrow’s, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch efforts by regional leaders to convince President Yahya Jammeh to step down as president failed […]

Communities for the future

Communities for the future

Everyone grows up dreaming of a better life than they have; a better situation; a better future. For children born and raised in East African slums this too is a dream they have. Residents of Kibera slum, Nairobi, hope for and hold on to these dreams; for them, their dream is just across the road […]

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