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

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

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

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

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

Kenya: Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda Inflation Rates Down, Says NBS

THE annual headline inflation rates for Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda for the month of September, 2019 dropped compared to the corresponding period in August, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. Addressing a press conference in Dodoma, NBS Acting Director of Population, Census and Social Statistics Ruth Davison said Tanzania’s annual headline inflation rate

Kenya: Collaboration Is Key to Battling Fraud in Banking Sector

Owing to the technological advancements the Kenya has made, the rise of fraud levels has escalated, leading to diverse initiatives being deployed to combat this recurring menace, says Mr. Lanre Bamisebi, Group CIO at Equity Bank limited. According to Bamisebi, one of the largest drawbacks towards the fourth industrial revolution is fraud. As the industry

Kenya: Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi Returns to Her Office After 13 Months

Embattled Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi has returned to her office on Wednesday morning 13 months after her dramatic eviction. Ms Elachi, who was escorted by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ward representatives and some Jubilee MCAs, her return will “bring back sanity” in the House. She made her grand entrance some minutes before

Tanzania: JPM Praised for Improved Health Services

KARAGWE District residents have thanked President John Magufuli for his tireless efforts in improving social services, including healthcare. Mr Clement Nsherenguzi (83), who is also the chairman of Saidia Wazee Karagwe (Sawaka), noted that the construction of a district hospital would facilitate development. “A few years ago, Kagera Region was among the regions with the