East Africa: Let Egypt Be Fair Over Nile

The importance of the River Nile to Egypt’s survival cannot be gainsaid. Unfortunately for the giant north African state, the river originates from and stretches across several other sovereign jurisdictions, which renders it untenable for Cairo to dictate its use. About 160 million people rely on the Nile waters. Egypt is at the tail end

Kenya: ICJ Agrees to Delay Kenya-Somalia Maritime Case

The International Court of Justice has agreed to Kenya’s request to delay the public hearing in its maritime boundary case with Somalia. In a statement issued on Thursday night, the Hague-based court said the decision was reached after Mogadishu and Nairobi agreed to send legal teams on the new agreed dates. “The court has duly

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

Kenya: Farmers Mix Tradition With Tech to Protect Drying Mara River

Ilula — Using a new digital system, farmers can report violations of water use – and get an idea what might lie ahead for river levels Anyone hearing the loud singing coming from Isaac Chereger’s farm would be forgiven for thinking it was a particularly enthusiastic church gathering. Instead, it was a group of women

Kenya: Blue Economy Key to Kenya’s Development, President Kenyatta Says

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya is prioritizing the implementation of sustainable blue economy programs because of the sector’s potential to accelerate the country’s development. The President said the shrinking land-based resources won’t be adequate to sustain a rising world population in the long run hence the need for countries to factor the blue economy

Kenya-Somalia Maritime Dispute Case to Commence in November

The International Court of Justice on Wednesday announced closure date for the public hearings of the Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute. In a statement, the Hague based court said the hearing should end on November 8, 2019. “… the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will hold public hearings in the case concerning Maritime Delimitation in

Kenya: Nema Shuts Down Four Firms for Polluting Nairobi River

National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has shut down four companies in Nairobi’s Industrial Area for discharging life-threatening waste into Nairobi River. The companies shut include Modern Lithographic (K) Ltd, Apex Limited that manufactures paints, Thorlite Kenya Ltd and Kamongo Paper Recycling Company. POLLUTION According to Nema Director General Mamo B. Mamo, Kamongo Company does not

Malawi and Tanzania Launch $829m Songwe River Basin Agreement

Malawi and Tanzania have launched the $829 million joint Songwe River Basin Commission in the Tanzanian border town of Keyla. The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development, Joseph Mwanamveka officially launched the commission which will oversee the management of the project together with the Tanzanian Deputy Minister of Water, Jumaah Aweso. Mwanamvekha said it