• Historic commitment from African heads of state to advance immunization

    Source: African Union, World Health Organization Country: Ethiopia, WorldOne in five children in Africa still does not receive basic life-saving vaccines and, as a result, vaccine-preventable diseases continue to claim too many lives.31 January 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Today, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on ...

  • Amina loses African Union Commission chair vote to Chad's Mahamat

    Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed has lost the election for African Union Commission chairperson to Chad’s Moussa Mahamat. Amina, 56, lost to Mahamat after heads of state voted in the seventh round. Kenya garnered 27 votes and Chad 26, while one country abstained in the fifth round In the sixth ...

  • Costa, Payet absent but Chelsea, West Ham still both win 3-0

    Top-scorer Diego Costa wasn't missed by English Premier League leader Chelsea.Dimitri Payet's absence wasn't felt by West Ham.Both teams won their games 3-0 despite missing their talisman on Saturday, but uncertainties linger about the future of the duo in English football.West Ham, which beat Crystal Palace, went public with Payet's ...

  • Riek Machar 'under house arrest' in South Africa

    South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled to Democratic Republic of Congo in August after fierce fighting, is being held in South Africa to stop him stirring up trouble, diplomatic and political sources said on Tuesday. Removing Machar from circulation would be a blow to his rebel SPLA-IO faction ...

  • Southern Africa enters peak of lean season after worst El Niño-induced drought in decades

    Source: Regional Interagency Standing Committee, Southern Africa Country: Madagascar, Malawi, ZimbabweHumanitarian agencies of the Regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee (RIASCO) today launched a revised Action Plan, outlining the deteriorating humanitarian conditions as well as the response in the region. Johannesburg, 6 December 2016: Southern Africa is now entering the peak of the lean ...

  • Needs continue to grow in southern Africa as lean season set to peak

    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Madagascar, Malawi, World, ZimbabweWith food stocks largely depleted due to poor or failed harvests across the region, estimates of people in need of humanitarian assistance have increased by more than one million to 13.8 million.Johannesburg, 6 December 2016: Southern Africa is ...

  • Jubilee blows away Sh14 billion public cash

    President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee administration has wasted over Sh14 billion, a new audit report indicates, detailing massive plunder within key ministries and government departments. The report by Auditor General Edward Ouko also reveals that the government could not support expenditure of over Sh7.3 billion. The report adds onto the graft and accountability crisis in ...

  • Two Nigerians in R2 million drug bust

    Two Nigerian nationals were arrested by the South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) on Wednesday for dealing in drugs worth an estimated value of R2 million in Bryanston‚ north of Johannesburg. The men were arrested after Hawks members received a tip off about an illegal business at the suspects’ dwelling ...

  • Two women lead race to succeed Issack at IEBC

    Management of next year's general elections may be spearheaded by a woman after two women and three men were shortlisted by the IEBC selection panel. Though all five have at least 15 years' legal experience, the two women have the advantage of serving on commissions. Gender is a plus. President ...

  • Shaken and stirred

    IN THE SPRING thaw of 1992 a KGB archivist called Vasili Mitrokhin walked into the British embassy in Riga. Stashed at the bottom of his bag, beneath some sausages, were copies of Soviet intelligence files that he had smuggled out of Russia. Before the year was out MI6, Britain’s foreign-intelligence ...

  • The Asian contribution to Kenya’s politics and economic development

    I was called to Bar here in London just over 55 years ago. June 16, 1959, to be precise by Lincoln’s Inn. A few weeks later I returned to Kenya. The big law firms then were all European and before independence it was their stated policy not to accept Asian ...