Kenya: The Implications of the New Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Bill, 2019, is officially a law! The president of the Republic of Kenya, HE Uhuru Kenyatta signed the bill into law on the 8th November 2019, marking a milestone into Kenya Data handling and processing. The purpose of the Act is to among other things, regulate the collection and processing of data

Tanzania: How Red Ribbon Fashion Gala Marked World Aids Day in Style

Today, December 1, the world commemorates World Aids Day. Across the globe, different activities take place to mark the importance of this day and also recognize efforts being made to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS. The theme for this year’s commemoration is; “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”. It highlights the role of communities

Uganda: No Foreigner Will Develop Uganda for You – Envoy

Ugandans should work hard and develop their country because no foreigner is going to do it for them, a diplomat has advised. Mr Mohammed Reza Ghezelsofla, the Cultural chancellor at the Iranian Embassy in Uganda noted that poor time management coupled with work inefficiency are to blame for the high poverty levels among many households

Kenya: BBI Report Opens Fresh Ruto, Odinga Battlefront

The launch of the Building Bridges Initiative task force report at the Bomas of Kenya was largely seen as a success and an opportunity for feuding political factions to put on displays of amity. The image of President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga linking hands on the podium, and

Somalia Deserves Peace –

President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that Kenyan troops in Somalia are not coming back home soon. Of course this is somewhat disappointing as calls for withdrawal have been mounting lately. The military campaign deep inside Somalia, which saw Kenyan troops capture the port city of Kismayu from Al-Shabaab insurgents, was in response to grave threats

Kenya: Meet University Student ‘Counting Dead Women’ Around the Country

When she is not at university, Audrey Mugeni is updating her spreadsheet. Every month, she adds more names. In one column, a grim question needs answering: ‘What killed this woman?’ “You have to write ‘she was raped’ or ‘she was bashed in the head’,” explains the Master of Arts (Gender) student. “It’s constant, and it

Kenya: KCB, Kabras Clash in Blockbuster Weekend

It’s perhaps the battle that will determine whether Kenya Cup rugby league final will once again head to the Forest in Kakamega or return to the Den, Ruaraka, Thika Road. Excitement has been building up coupled with heavy banter from rivals fans on social media for the last one week as champions Kenya Commercial Bank

Tanzania: Diamond’s Mum is Stingy, Says Her Ben 10

By now you are well aware that bongo flava star Diamond Platinumz, 48-year-old mother Bi Sandra aka Mama Dangote has been married to her young lover for about two years now. Well the narrative has been that Rally Jones nicknamed ‘Ben 10’ or Uncle Shamte, is with Mama Dangote for the money. However, the two

Uganda: Government Creates 20 New Constituencies

The government has altered boundaries, creating more than 20 constituencies in the newly created cities and municipalities. The changes have been presented to Parliament by the Minister of Local Government, Mr Tom Butime, for approval. In the changes, each new city will have two constituencies. Recently, the Cabinet announced a decision that will see creation

Kenyatta Hits Tangatanga’s Raw Nerve With Joke on Kibra By-Election Goodies

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday took a swipe at his Deputy William Ruto’s side of Jubilee government following the events that unfolded in the just concluded Kibra by-election. Mr Kenyatta touched on the political dynamics that were being played out by the parties who had favourable candidates at the contest. “Kutoka tushikane mkono na Baba,