Kenya: Remains of Kenyans Who Died in Ethiopia Crash Headed Home

Families who lost loved ones in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10, 2019 will begin receiving their remains on Monday for burial, the Nation has learnt. The Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-302 crashed in Bishoftu, a few minutes after take-off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. On Sunday, the family of

Tanzania: Academics Call for Introduction of Lessons in Integrity

AS moral decay continues to tear apart the Tanzanian social fabric, voices of decent are now being raised on the importance of introducing lessons of integrity and ethics for the country’s young generation. This call emerged as part of the discussions at the Mwalimu Nyerere Commemorative Conference held at the University of Dar es Salaam

Kenya: Likoni Tragedy – Navy, SA Team Tussle Delayed Recovery Efforts

The 13-day recovery operation to retrieve the bodies of a woman and her daughter whose car slipped off the ramp of the ferry in Likoni Channel was not all rosy. Interviews with team members revealed intrigue and friction, which were blamed for the delays. The bodies of Mariam Kighenda, 35, and Amanda Mutheu, 4, were

Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya

The sailors prepare to throw a rope to the boat, but several men on board shout back, in Arabic: “We don’t want it.” “You don’t want it?” asks one of the sailors. “You’ll die out here!” After several attempts, the sailors manage to throw the rope on to the boat’s bow. A passenger throws it

Uganda: Factbox-Beyond Uganda and Brunei, Eight Countries Rolling Back LGBT+ Rights

New York — Uganda on Thursday announced plans for a bill that would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, following plans announced by Brunei earlier this year to do the same. Same-sex relations are illegal in at least 68 countries around the world, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

Tanzania: Magufuli Blocks Tanapa’s Plans to Kill Hippos

Dar es Salaam — President John Magufuli on Friday, October 11, blocked plans by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (Tanapa) to kill the hippos in Katavi Region, instead he advised the authorities to find alternatives to conserve the animals. This comes after the President learned that the authorities were planning to kill over 50 hippos

Youth activists leave little room for climate inaction, world mayors say

COPENHAGEN, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Young activists demonstrating across the world are driving cities to step up action on climate change, not least because politicians keep coming face-to-face with them while going about their business, mayors at a climate conference heard Friday. As activists from Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to “Extinction Rebellion” movement

Kenya: Lupita Nyong’o Says ‘Colourism Is the Daughter of Racism’

Colourism is not peculiar to the African American community or other black communities in predominantly white spaces. It can also ironically be found firmly on the continent where the population is almost predominately black and brown. Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o weighed in on the issue and her experiences on colourism. Recently Oscar winning

Go home, Tanzanian President tells Burundian refugees

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Refugees in Tanzania must go home, President John Magufuli said on Friday, a week after officials began mass repatriations of Burundians despite concerns that they may face political persecution. Tanzanian officials have said that all repatriations will be voluntary but Magufuli warned in his speech that refugees in

Kenya: Air Afrik to Lay Off 200 Staff, Blames Stanbic on Taking Restructuring Process

Nairobi — Passenger and cargo carrier Air Afrik is set to reduce its work force in Kenya and South Sudan by 80 per cent in November. This means that 200 people working in the organisation will be rendered jobless in the company as from next month after the company announced to go through a restructuring