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protests Featured image for Family seeks truth in mysterious death of university student Cullen Maina
Mon 15 Jul, 2024 20:29
Family seeks truth in mysterious death of university student Cullen Maina
Featured image for Family seeks truth in mysterious death of university student Cullen Maina

Gathoni also mentioned that they could only identify her brother through his hands and feet due to the condition of his body.


National Featured image for Mother demands justice after teenager shot dead during anti-state demos in Migori
Wed 03 Jul, 2024 12:58
Mother demands justice after teenager shot dead during anti-state demos in Migori
Featured image for Mother demands justice after teenager shot dead during anti-state demos in Migori

Seventeen-year-old Anthony Macharia, a Form Four student who had been preparing to return to school for the rest of the second term, was the son of Miriam Ikwabe.


Sudan Featured image for RSF's Hemedti claims Sudan army withdrew from peace talks over extremists' pressure
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 16:05
RSF's Hemedti claims Sudan army withdrew from peace talks over extremists' pressure
Featured image for RSF's Hemedti claims Sudan army withdrew from peace talks over extremists' pressure

Hemedti also claimed that the army apologised for their absence, citing pressure from extremists, which he alleged controls the army's decisions.


Hanifa Adan Featured image for Ethiopia's council of ministers approves key banking reforms
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 13:09
Ethiopia's council of ministers approves key banking reforms
Featured image for Ethiopia's council of ministers approves key banking reforms

These legislations represent a significant step in laying a strong foundation for growth and enhancing the credibility, accountability, transparency, and governance of the National Bank of Ethiopia.


Rwanda Featured image for Rwanda's stringent gun laws elicit debate
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 12:20
Rwanda's stringent gun laws elicit debate
Featured image for Rwanda's stringent gun laws elicit debate

Former lawmaker Eugene Barikana was fined Rwf 500,000 by the Nyarugenge Primary Court earlier this month after being found guilty of possessing an AK47 rifle's magazine without a valid licence


Royal Academy of Engineering Featured image for Kenyan innovator Esther Kimani wins Sh8.1 million Africa prize for AI-powered farming
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 12:50
Kenyan innovator Esther Kimani wins Sh8.1 million Africa prize for AI-powered farming
Featured image for Kenyan innovator Esther Kimani wins Sh8.1 million Africa prize for AI-powered farming

Kimani is the third woman in Africa and the second in Kenya to win this esteemed award, after Edmund Wessels and Anatoli Kirigwajjo from South Africa, who were joint winners in 2023.


Sudan war Featured image for Sudanese army thwarts major RSF Attack on al-Fashir, kill senior commander
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 12:27
Sudanese army thwarts major RSF Attack on al-Fashir, kill senior commander
Featured image for Sudanese army thwarts major RSF Attack on al-Fashir, kill senior commander

Ali Yagoub was a leading commander for the RSF in al-Fashir, the last major city in Darfur that was not under the RSF's control. 


Health Featured image for Public vaccination of presidents can boost uptake, study finds
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 11:51
Public vaccination of presidents can boost uptake, study finds
Featured image for Public vaccination of presidents can boost uptake, study finds

The study conducted in the DRC highlights the potential of leaders to act as effective vaccine ambassadors but notes that this strategy only works under specific conditions.


Ramadan Featured image for The generosity, love and sacrifice brought by Eid ul-Adha
Sat 15 Jun, 2024 09:33
The generosity, love and sacrifice brought by Eid ul-Adha
Featured image for The generosity, love and sacrifice brought by Eid ul-Adha

This division of meat is not merely a ritual; it embodies the core Islamic values of generosity and charity.


Hanifa Adan Featured image for Fano leader Eskinder Nega maintains stance on peace talks amid tensions in Amhara, Ethiopia
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 22:56
Fano leader Eskinder Nega maintains stance on peace talks amid tensions in Amhara, Ethiopia
Featured image for Fano leader Eskinder Nega maintains stance on peace talks amid tensions in Amhara, Ethiopia

Reflecting on Africa's history, he noted that after much loss of life and property destruction, conflicting parties often return to negotiations.


Mama Margaret Uhuru Hospital Featured image for Clashes erupt during opening of Mama Margaret Uhuru Hospital
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 21:21
Clashes erupt during opening of Mama Margaret Uhuru Hospital
Featured image for Clashes erupt during opening of Mama Margaret Uhuru Hospital

Sakaja assured the community of continued high-quality services, dismissing concerns that the transfer might negatively affect the hospital's performance.


Public Holiday Featured image for CS Kindiki declares Monday, June 17 as public holiday for Eid Ul Adha celebration
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 09:12
CS Kindiki declares Monday, June 17 as public holiday for Eid Ul Adha celebration
Featured image for CS Kindiki declares Monday, June 17 as public holiday for Eid Ul Adha celebration

Eid Ul Adha, also known as the "Festival of Sacrifice," is one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar.


Somalia Featured image for Somali government appeals for $230 Million in aid following devastating floods
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 22:53
Somali government appeals for $230 Million in aid following devastating floods
Featured image for Somali government appeals for $230 Million in aid following devastating floods

The floods, which affected over 2.5 million people, caused staggering losses totalling $176 million and claimed the lives of 188 individuals.


National Featured image for Cabinet greenlights aviation policy, JKIA Investment Plan to boost efficiency 
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 19:39
Cabinet greenlights aviation policy, JKIA Investment Plan to boost efficiency 
Featured image for Cabinet greenlights aviation policy, JKIA Investment Plan to boost efficiency 

The newly approved policy endeavours to harness the full potential of the aviation sector in propelling Kenya's economic growth.


somali businesswomen Featured image for Against all odds: Single mothers thrive at male-dominated Kiamaiko goat market
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 18:21
Against all odds: Single mothers thrive at male-dominated Kiamaiko goat market
Featured image for Against all odds: Single mothers thrive at male-dominated Kiamaiko goat market

Each of these women has faced significant personal and societal challenges but has managed to turn her circumstances around through sheer willpower and hard work, securing her family's well-being. 


Sharjah Airport Featured image for Kenya Airways explains aircraft incident that forced closure of JKIA runway
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 17:32
Kenya Airways explains aircraft incident that forced closure of JKIA runway
Featured image for Kenya Airways explains aircraft incident that forced closure of JKIA runway

The closure was prompted by an incident involving one of the airline's Boeing 737 Freighter aircraft, which was diverted to Nairobi after tyre debris was found on the runway at Sharjah Airport.


Uraia platform Featured image for Civic educators train Kamukunji residents how to analyse Nairobi County's budget estimates
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 18:54
Civic educators train Kamukunji residents how to analyse Nairobi County's budget estimates
Featured image for Civic educators train Kamukunji residents how to analyse Nairobi County's budget estimates

Participants were guided through the intricacies of the budget proposals, focusing on where allocations are made and the transparency of information sharing at the county level.


Hanifa Adan Featured image for Amhara region's education sector battered by militarised conflict
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 11:29
Amhara region's education sector battered by militarised conflict
Featured image for Amhara region's education sector battered by militarised conflict

Only 577 students are expected to take the 12th-grade national examination in two rounds, marking a sharp decrease from the anticipated 19,657 students.


social media Featured image for NPS urges compliance with social media rules for police officers
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 11:15
NPS urges compliance with social media rules for police officers
Featured image for NPS urges compliance with social media rules for police officers

Police officers are prohibited from making official comments on incidents, policies, or procedures without clearance. 


somalis education Featured image for Somali parents champion daughters' pursuit of higher education, breaking tradition
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 20:36
Somali parents champion daughters' pursuit of higher education, breaking tradition
Featured image for Somali parents champion daughters' pursuit of higher education, breaking tradition

Community leaders and organisations are increasingly advocating for women's education, and understanding its long-term benefits for community development and economic empowerment.


tigray war Featured image for Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Axum town in Tigray after three years
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 17:33
Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Axum town in Tigray after three years
Featured image for Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Axum town in Tigray after three years

The Atse Yohannes IV Airport in Axumtown had been out of service due to damages sustained during the two-year war in the Tigray region.


Sudan Crisis Featured image for IGAD condemns Wad al Noura massacre as Sudan crisis deepens
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 14:01
IGAD condemns Wad al Noura massacre as Sudan crisis deepens
Featured image for IGAD condemns Wad al Noura massacre as Sudan crisis deepens

On June 5, 2024, at least 150 civilians, including 35 children, lost their lives in the brutal attack.


Somalia Featured image for Somali soldiers kill 47 Al-Shabaab terrorists in attack on El-Dheer town
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 00:12
Somali soldiers kill 47 Al-Shabaab terrorists in attack on El-Dheer town
Featured image for Somali soldiers kill 47 Al-Shabaab terrorists in attack on El-Dheer town

The Somali soldiers continues to pursue the fleeing militants, some of whom are reportedly wounded.


World Bank Featured image for Djibouti minister criticises World Bank port ranking
Sat 08 Jun, 2024 20:59
Djibouti minister criticises World Bank port ranking
Featured image for Djibouti minister criticises World Bank port ranking

The Djibouti government also accused the World Bank of bias in its assessment, calling the ranking unjustified and unacceptable.


xenophobia kenya Featured image for Opinion: Pastor's anti-Somali comments calls for urgent action against ethnic profiling in Kenya
Sat 08 Jun, 2024 18:03
Opinion: Pastor's anti-Somali comments calls for urgent action against ethnic profiling in Kenya
Featured image for Opinion: Pastor's anti-Somali comments calls for urgent action against ethnic profiling in Kenya

The government, civil society, and media have critical roles to play in curbing this dangerous trend. Legal frameworks must be enforced to combat hate speech, and those who propagate xenophobia should...


Headlines Featured image for Urgent agricultural aid needed in Ethiopia to tame food crisis - FAO
Sat 08 Jun, 2024 13:19
Urgent agricultural aid needed in Ethiopia to tame food crisis - FAO
Featured image for Urgent agricultural aid needed in Ethiopia to tame food crisis - FAO

The FAO has issued a report that notes that 21.4 million people need humanitarian assistance while 13 million require urgent agricultural support, as the crises have exacerbated food insecurity.


Wajir South MP Mohammed Adow Featured image for ODPP orders probe after pastor's remarks spark furore over xenophobia against Somalis
Sat 08 Jun, 2024 10:30
ODPP orders probe after pastor's remarks spark furore over xenophobia against Somalis
Featured image for ODPP orders probe after pastor's remarks spark furore over xenophobia against Somalis

An unidentified pastor is captured issuing remarks about Somalis in Kenya, which several leaders from the community have described as hateful, baseless, and reminiscent of historical propagand used to...


Talanta Hela initiative Featured image for Creatives voice concerns over Finance Bill 2024, seek amendments
Fri 07 Jun, 2024 21:16
Creatives voice concerns over Finance Bill 2024, seek amendments
Featured image for Creatives voice concerns over Finance Bill 2024, seek amendments

The organisations hope that by addressing these concerns, the National Assembly will help ensure the continued growth and success of Kenya's vibrant creative sector.


Sudan Featured image for AUC's Moussa Faki condemns massacre of at least 150 civilians in Sudan
Fri 07 Jun, 2024 19:07
AUC's Moussa Faki condemns massacre of at least 150 civilians in Sudan
Featured image for AUC's Moussa Faki condemns massacre of at least 150 civilians in Sudan

Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, in response, vowed to deliver a "harsh response" to the attack after it was accused of failing to respond to pleas for help. 


Nairobi River Featured image for Kamukunji property owners share tales of loss following demolitions along Nairobi River
Fri 07 Jun, 2024 16:25
Kamukunji property owners share tales of loss following demolitions along Nairobi River
Featured image for Kamukunji property owners share tales of loss following demolitions along Nairobi River

The demolition along the Nairobi River has not only left physical scars but also deep emotional and financial wounds on the affected residents.


m23 Featured image for African Union sounds alarm on escalating conflicts, governance crisis in Africa
Tue 04 Jun, 2024 17:26
African Union sounds alarm on escalating conflicts, governance crisis in Africa
Featured image for African Union sounds alarm on escalating conflicts, governance crisis in Africa

The meeting, held in Addis Ababa, brought together key stakeholders and leaders to deliberate on strategic measures to address the current security landscape


Oromo Federalist Congress Featured image for No transitional government in Ethiopia, says PM Abiy Ahmed
Tue 04 Jun, 2024 12:46
No transitional government in Ethiopia, says PM Abiy Ahmed
Featured image for No transitional government in Ethiopia, says PM Abiy Ahmed

Abiy accused the forces behind the calls for a transitional government of wanting to divide Ethiopians.


Young Urban Movement Featured image for Nasra Nanda: Promoting social justice and sustainable urban development
Tue 04 Jun, 2024 06:30
Nasra Nanda: Promoting social justice and sustainable urban development
Featured image for Nasra Nanda: Promoting social justice and sustainable urban development

Her career began in the public sector, where she worked at the Mombasa governor’s office, immersing herself in policy development and implementation.


somalia rains Featured image for Humanitarian efforts continue as Somalia grapples with effects of Gu rains
Mon 03 Jun, 2024 18:52
Humanitarian efforts continue as Somalia grapples with effects of Gu rains
Featured image for Humanitarian efforts continue as Somalia grapples with effects of Gu rains

At least 201,000 people in 36 districts have been reached with unconditional cash transfers, food and non-food items, cholera prevention and awareness messages, health services, protection, and water,...


News Featured image for Rwanda to develop national digital currency by 2026
Mon 03 Jun, 2024 16:26
Rwanda to develop national digital currency by 2026
Featured image for Rwanda to develop national digital currency by 2026

Soraya Hakuziyaremye, Deputy Governor of Rwanda's Central Bank, outlined the critical steps and anticipated benefits of the proposed digital currency, referred to as the Rwandan digital franc.


News Featured image for Public hearing on Finance Bill, 2024 scheduled for June 10 at KICC
Mon 03 Jun, 2024 12:44
Public hearing on Finance Bill, 2024 scheduled for June 10 at KICC
Featured image for Public hearing on Finance Bill, 2024 scheduled for June 10 at KICC

Among the key proposals generating interest and concern are the introduction of a 2.5 per cent motor vehicle tax, the reclassification of VAT from zero-rated to vatable at 16 per cent, and the amendme...


Videos Featured image for North Eastern leaders call for nationwide muguka ban
Sun 02 Jun, 2024 19:18
North Eastern leaders call for nationwide muguka ban
Featured image for North Eastern leaders call for nationwide muguka ban

Defence Cabinet Secretary Adan Duale and Mandera Governor Mohamed Adan Khalif stressed that the fight against drug abuse should be comprehensive and non-selective, covering all of the country's region...


News Featured image for Kenya voices support for Qatar-Egypt-US initiative to halt Israeli-Hamas conflict
Sun 02 Jun, 2024 14:23
Kenya voices support for Qatar-Egypt-US initiative to halt Israeli-Hamas conflict
Featured image for Kenya voices support for Qatar-Egypt-US initiative to halt Israeli-Hamas conflict

Kenya's Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs Korir Sing'Oei on Saturday aligned Kenya with the initiative that seeks an end to the conflict.


Somalia Featured image for Post-ATMIS: Somalia to expel Ethiopian troops by December 2024
Sun 02 Jun, 2024 13:34
Post-ATMIS: Somalia to expel Ethiopian troops by December 2024
Featured image for Post-ATMIS: Somalia to expel Ethiopian troops by December 2024

Ethiopian forces will not be included in the African Union-led contingent set to operate in Somalia once the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) concludes.


UNSOM Featured image for Somali President, US Secretary of State discuss post-ATMIS security plans
Sun 02 Jun, 2024 12:45
Somali President, US Secretary of State discuss post-ATMIS security plans
Featured image for Somali President, US Secretary of State discuss post-ATMIS security plans

The talks centred on the ongoing fight against terrorist groups and the Somali government's strategic plans following the drawdown of the ATMIS forces.


President William Ruto Featured image for Mixed reactions as Kenya marks 61st Madaraka Day celebrations
Sat 01 Jun, 2024 17:35
Mixed reactions as Kenya marks 61st Madaraka Day celebrations
Featured image for Mixed reactions as Kenya marks 61st Madaraka Day celebrations

While the day holds historical significance, the varied reactions from Kenyans highlight the complex socio-economic landscape that continues to influence their everyday lives.


Sudan Featured image for Sudan faces imminent famine and humanitarian crisis - report
Sat 01 Jun, 2024 17:04
Sudan faces imminent famine and humanitarian crisis - report
Featured image for Sudan faces imminent famine and humanitarian crisis - report

In Al Fasher, over 800,000 civilians are bracing for a large-scale attack, which could have catastrophic humanitarian consequences across Darfur.


South African National Defence Force Featured image for South African troops battle M23 rebels in DRC, casualties reported
Fri 31 May, 2024 21:49
South African troops battle M23 rebels in DRC, casualties reported
Featured image for South African troops battle M23 rebels in DRC, casualties reported

M23 fighters captured several villages near Rutshuru, leading to a surge in displacement as villagers fled to escape the violence.


Sustainable Development Goals Featured image for African economies resilient despite structural challenges and severe shocks - report
Fri 31 May, 2024 13:33
African economies resilient despite structural challenges and severe shocks - report
Featured image for African economies resilient despite structural challenges and severe shocks - report

This anticipated rebound in growth is expected to be supported by improvements in global economic conditions and effective policy measures.


World Featured image for Israeli air strikes in Rafah camp: UN experts demand international action to end bloodshed
Fri 31 May, 2024 11:27
Israeli air strikes in Rafah camp: UN experts demand international action to end bloodshed
Featured image for Israeli air strikes in Rafah camp: UN experts demand international action to end bloodshed

In addition to the 46 fatalities in Tal al-Sultan, hundreds more were treated for severe burns. Another attack on Tuesday in al-Mawasi, Western Rafah, reportedly killed 21 Palestinians, including 13 w...


world no tobacco day Featured image for World No Tobacco Day: How tobacco industry targets youths to sustain profits
Fri 31 May, 2024 10:07
World No Tobacco Day: How tobacco industry targets youths to sustain profits
Featured image for World No Tobacco Day: How tobacco industry targets youths to sustain profits

The industry has accelerated the introduction and marketing of flavoured products, with research confirming that flavour is a primary reason why youth try e-cigarettes and other nicotine products.


Vincent Ombati Featured image for Health hazard: Eastleigh residents, traders protest persistent roadside dumping of garbage
Thu 30 May, 2024 07:43
Health hazard: Eastleigh residents, traders protest persistent roadside dumping of garbage
Featured image for Health hazard: Eastleigh residents, traders protest persistent roadside dumping of garbage

Hibrahim Otieno, Nairobi County's chief officer for the environment, defended the practice, explaining that wet waste from drains is left to dry before collection to facilitate easier handling.


sudan schools closed Featured image for Sudan sees sharp rise in violent school attacks amid war
Wed 29 May, 2024 12:02
Sudan sees sharp rise in violent school attacks amid war
Featured image for Sudan sees sharp rise in violent school attacks amid war

Incidents include airstrikes on schools, which have resulted in student and teacher casualties, torture, killings, abductions of educators, and sexual violence against students.


World Featured image for "We'll show up in Haiti the same way we've done in other countries," Ruto declares
Wed 29 May, 2024 09:54
"We'll show up in Haiti the same way we've done in other countries," Ruto declares
Featured image for "We'll show up in Haiti the same way we've done in other countries," Ruto declares

President Ruto stated that all necessary legal and international protocols had been adhered to.


Youth Alive Kenya Featured image for Menstrual Hygiene Day: Kamukunji residents call for free sanitary towels
Tue 28 May, 2024 18:55
Menstrual Hygiene Day: Kamukunji residents call for free sanitary towels
Featured image for Menstrual Hygiene Day: Kamukunji residents call for free sanitary towels

PS Mary Muthoni emphasised the significance of the day in promoting proper menstrual practices, aligning with this year's theme, "Making Kenya Period-Friendly".


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