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February, 2018

  • 23 February

    Could Zuma’s Departure Stimulate Economic Recovery in South Africa?

    Could Zuma’s Departure Stimulate Economic Recovery in South Africa?

    Image via World Economic Forum/Wikimedia South Africa has had a turbulent few months, most recently with the departure of the president, Jacob Zuma. During his 9 years in power, Zuma has overseen a tumultuous economic period, and many blame him for the dire straits which the country now finds itself …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwe KPCS compliant: MMCZ

    Zimbabwe KPCS compliant: MMCZ

    Herald ReportersZimbabwe is still compliant with the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) requirements for the marketing of its diamonds and is willing to have its compliance reviewed to maintain that status. This was said by Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) acting general manager Mr Masimba Chandavengerwa when he appeared …

  • 23 February

    South African Gets Death Penalty in South Sudan

    South African Gets Death Penalty in South Sudan

    JUBA / WASHINGTON —  A judge in South Sudan has sentenced South African citizen William John Endley to death by hanging, after he was charged with spying, illegal entry to South Sudan and conspiracy to overthrow President Salva Kiir’s government. Endley worked for rebel leader Riek Machar as a security …

  • 23 February

    Nigeria mass girl kidnaps a

    Nigeria mass girl kidnaps a

    Image copyright Yobe government Image caption Parents have expressed their anger over the government’s handling of the attack Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called the suspected kidnapping of dozens of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants a “national disaster”. Jihadists stormed the school in the town of Dapchi in the north …

  • 23 February

    NDII: Why IMF, CBK haven’t been telling Kenyans the truth about

    NDII: Why IMF, CBK haven't been telling Kenyans the truth about

    By DAVID NDIIMore by this Author Four years ago, this column called out the Jubilee administration for fanning a public wage bill hysteria with lies.  Many Kenyans seemed genuinely bewildered by the government’s position on something that could be easily verified from its own published accounts. Even now, it continues to …

  • 23 February

    Why food crisis remains a thorn in flesh for Kenya

    Why food crisis remains a thorn in flesh for Kenya

    By GERALD ANDAEMore by this Author By JACQUELINE KUBANIAMore by this Author Kenya’s food situation is worsening despite intervention by the government. A myriad of problems ranging from corruption, weak policies, armyworm invasion, cartels, post-harvest wastage, outdated farming practices and declining soil fertility are to blame for the country’s perpetual …

  • 23 February

    Kenya power net profit down 30.3 per cent on increased financing cost

    Kenya power net profit down 30.3 per cent on increased financing cost

    Kenya power has posted a 30.3 per cent drop in its net profit to Sh2.97 billion compared to sh4.2 billion recorded during the same period in 2016. In a notice to the press, the power distributor attributed the fall in profits to the general slowdown of the economy and an …

  • 23 February

    State releases Sh3.8bn to fight hunger until April

    State releases Sh3.8bn to fight hunger until April

    The government has released Sh3.8 billion to help more than 3.4 million Kenyans starving in 15 counties. Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, however, said no deaths have been reported as a result of the drought. He said the money will be used to manage the situation until end of April, but …

  • 23 February

    Zuma’s disgrace, South Africa’s democratic glory

    Zuma’s disgrace, South Africa’s democratic glory

    The resignation earlier this month of South African President Jacob Zuma reminded me — a once student of politics and now an occasional instructor of the same — of the often unheralded success story of South Africa’s transition from a colonial apartheid state to a resilient democracy. It is a …

  • 23 February

    LYNCH: Devolution has changed Kenyan politics

    LYNCH: Devolution has changed Kenyan politics

    By GABRIELLE LYNCHMore by this Author Kenya’s 2010 Constitution and the devolution of power to 47 new county governments was meant to reduce competition for the country’s top seat and help address Kenya’s chronic ethnic conflicts. In the words of Migai Akech, “The new Constitution establishes national values and principles …

  • 23 February

    Kenya Power profit down on fuel costs

    Kenya Power profit down on fuel costs

    Low water levels at Sondu Miriu hydroelectric station in Nyakach, Kisumu County. Drought has led to low volumes in most power generation dams. [Collins Oduor, Standard] Kenya Power’s fuel costs have nearly doubled, cutting the company’s profits by a third to Sh2.9 billion in six months ended December 2017. The …

  • 23 February

    Shock as children grope in the dark in search of knowledge

    Shock as children grope in the dark in search of knowledge

    A round up on the safety of school children waking up at dawn in Eastlands, Nairobi to go their various schools on Thursday, Feb 15th,2018. [Elvis Ogina.Standard] Bus number 10 of Riara Primary School in Nairobi snaked its way from a virtually empty Mombasa Road to the Eastern Bypass before …

  • 23 February

    LSK election overshadowed by political intrigues and boycott

    LSK election overshadowed by political intrigues and boycott

    Newly elected president of Law society of Kenya Allen Gichuhi (Right) flanked by his deputy Harriett Chiggai (Left) follow transmission election results at Law society of Kenya headquarter office in Lavington on 22nd February 2018 .[Edward Kiplimo] Allen Gichuhi is the new Law Society of Kenya (LSK) president after emerging …

  • 23 February

    Iranian terror suspects won’t fly out of Kenya soon

    Iranian terror suspects won’t fly out of Kenya soon

    Iranian nationals Sayed Mansour Mousavi (centre) and Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad at the Supreme Court , the two are accused of plotting a terror attack against Israel Embassy . [George Njunge / Standard]   Two Iranians accused of plotting to attack Israeli’s embassy five years ago will not leave the country …

  • 23 February

    ?Editorial: Kenyans deserve to know why another Eurobond and its use

    ?Editorial: Kenyans deserve to know why another Eurobond and its use

    Thursday’s report that Kenya has successfully priced a new $2 billion (Sh203 billion) Eurobond issue at the London Stock Exchange should not just get the government excited without addressing the concerns of Kenyans. ALSO READ: Kenyans deserve to know why another Eurobond and its use Using his twitter handle, President …

  • 23 February

    Lupita Nyong'o to star in Trevor Noah's book

    Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o will star in a movie adaptation of “Born A Crime,” the bestselling autobiography by TV host and comedian Trevor Noah. Source link Click Here – Powered by the Only Free Internet

  • 23 February

    South Africa today is not China in 1979

    South Africa today is not China in 1979

    © Reuters Sir, I agree with Michael Power (“How to end South Africa’s economic crisis”, February 17) that priority should be given on the economy over tackling corruption. Where I beg to differ is that South Africa today is not China in 1979. Creating export processing zones is a good …

  • 23 February

    NGWIRI: Why Kenya remains a hunting ground for recruits to

    NGWIRI: Why Kenya remains a hunting ground for recruits to

    By MAGESHA NGWIRIMore by this Author A strange silence has descended on Kenyans at a time when they should be utterly horrified at the news that greeted them on Monday this week: That a bunch of terrorists had been planning to strike at targets in the capital city by detonating …

  • 23 February

    Girls still missing after 'Boko Haram attack'

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  • 23 February

    Geothermal Energy Grows in Kenya

    Geothermal Energy Grows in Kenya

    Across all of East Africa, there’s potential for some 20,000 megawatts of geothermal energy, according to a report from agencies including the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa and the United Nations Environment Program. But Kenya and the surrounding region face many challenges to harnessing its full geothermal potential. Lack of funding …