Africa: Shalom – the New Kid On the Block

Shalom Nyandiko is evidence that with the right support and encouragement, young people can achieve their dreams. Born in 2005, in Gaborone, Botswana, to Kenyan parents, she has lived in Botswana, Kenya and is currently in South Africa where her family is based. With only four years of acting under her belt, Shalom Mong’ina Nyandiko,

Africa: More Than One in Four Africans See Wife-Beating As Justifiable, Afrobarometer Survey Finds

Accra — About one in four African women – and even more African men – say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence. While a sizeable majority (71%) of Africans say it is “never justified” for a man

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

Africa: Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

Homa Bay — The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease

Kenya: Rastafarianism Is a Religion, Kenya Court Rules

A Kenyan court has ordered schools not to expel students who keep dreadlocks. The High Court decision on Friday indicated that Rastafarianism is a religion just like any other and ought to be respected. While giving his final verdict in a suit in which a father of a girl who was sent away from Olympic

Tanzania: President Magufuli Mourns Zimbabwe’s Founding Father Robert Mugabe

Dar es Salaam — The President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli on Friday September 6 reacted to the death of Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe who passed away at the age of 95 in Singapore where he was receiving treatment. President Magufuli expressed profound sorrow following the passing of Mugabe, saying Africa has lost one

Angola: AU Praises Angola Mediation in Rwanda-Uganda Agreement

Luanda — Angolan president João Lourenço’s effort that led to the recent signing in Luanda, Angola, of the Memorandum of Understanding between Rwanda and Uganda aimed to put an end their political crisis has been highlighted. The recognition is expressed in a press release issued by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African

South Africa: ATCL Plane Seized in South Africa Finally Lands At Julius Nyerere International Airport

Dar es Salaam — Air Tanzania Corporation Limited (ATCL) plane- Airbus A220-300, which was impounded on August 23 following a court order has today September 4, landed at the Julius Nyerere International Airport, in Dar es Salaam The plane was released after the Gauteng Lower Division Court, Johannesburg ordered its release. Initially the same court

Africa: Is Africa Ready for Weapons That Call Their Own Shots?

Robotic weapons that once activated can select and attack targets without any further human intervention are being developed by the United States, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Israel. Often listed as part of the ‘third revolution’ in warfare, after conventional weapons and nuclear weapons, lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) will be unpredictable

Uganda: Luanda Deal – Power Shifts in the Great Lakes

On Wednesday, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and his Rwanda counterpart President Paul Kagame, signed an agreement in Angola, to end months of diplomatic and trade tensions between the two erstwhile allies. The signing in the Angolan capital Luanda was witnessed by the presidents of Angola Joao Lourenco, Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi