Friday, May 20, 2022




UN Scribe Hails Release of 21 Abducted Chibok Girls

The outgoing United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the reported release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls, following more than two years of...

President Zuma's Visit Produces No Visa Deal

The news of South African President Jacob Zuma visiting Nairobi had Kenyans upbeat that finally, his country's restrictive visa regime would be eased.

Kenya Pushes for Review of Cet Rates On Sensitive Goods

Kenya is lobbying for strict enforcement of duties on sensitive products imported into the East African Community, saying frequent exemptions threaten the survival...

President to Commission Road Tarmacking in Kitui

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to commission the tarmacking of Kitui-Kibwezi road in the next three weeks, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich...

US non-government worker seized in Niger

A US non-government organisation worker is reported to have been kidnapped in western Niger and taken towards the border with Mali.

Back from Boko Haram

Observers in Nigeria say it is unlikely that Boko Haram freed 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls while getting nothing in return, writes Martin Patience.

Climate change: ‘Monumental’ deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases

  More than 150 countries have reached a deal described as "monumental" to phase out gases that are making global warming worse. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are widely...

Exam sharks

In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu, a former high-school teacher, examines the measures the Kenyan government has put in place...

Nigeria’s President Buhari: My wife belongs in kitchen

  Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to criticism from his wife by saying she belongs in his kitchen. On a visit to Germany, he said:...

Are EU trawlers taking too many Mauritanian fish?

Fishermen in Mauritania are complaining that huge trawlers are taking too many fish, putting their livelihoods at risk.

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