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Africa’s Health and Wellness Sector Has Potential To Create Millions Of Jobs

Africa’s Health and Wellness Sector Has Potential To Create Millions Of Jobs

 Africa should stop exporting much-needed jobs to other continents and invest in its pharmaceutical industry, in particular, to provide for its people and create jobs for its unemployed youth, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said Tuesday. Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms. Songwe said Africa could create […]

Three Killed, Several Others Injured In Homa Bay Road Crash, Kenya

Three Killed, Several Others Injured In Homa Bay Road Crash, Kenya

Three people died while several others sustained serious injuries in a road accident on the Rodi Kopany-Sori road on Monday evening. Two of the victims died on the spot while the other casualty, a student, succumbed to his injuries while being taken to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital for treatment. Those who died included two […]

Mbegu Fund : Youth, Women To Benefit From Sh30m Loans

Mbegu Fund : Youth, Women To Benefit From Sh30m Loans

Youth, women and disabled people in Kilifi County will now get business loans after Governor Amason Kingi officially launched a Sh30 million microfinance fund. The governor said on Thursday that the aim of the kitty, also known as Mbegu Fund, is to empower those operating small and medium sized enterprises who are registered with the […]

‘Rescue Community’ Launches Attack Against Female Genital Mutilation And Child Marriage In Kenya

‘Rescue Community’ Launches Attack Against Female Genital Mutilation And Child Marriage In Kenya

Almost one in four girls in Kenya are married before they reach the legal age of 18, says the United Nations. The rare rescue of a 12-year-old Kenyan girl forced to marry and have sex with a man almost three times her age shows community policing is key to ending child marriage, campaigners said on […]

Explosions, Gunfire As Officers Engage Suspected Terrorists In Nairobi

Explosions, Gunfire As Officers Engage Suspected Terrorists In Nairobi

Explosions and heavy gunfire heard as security officers engage suspected terrorists on Wednesday morning inside Grosvenor Hotel in the Dusit office complex. This comes after more than 50 survivors of the attack were successfully rescued and reunited with families who had been camping outside for more than 10 hours. Most of the rescued were hiding […]

Dowry Is A Debt Enforceable By Law

Dowry Is A Debt Enforceable By Law

In the past year, courts all over the world made judgments in cases that will have far-reaching consequences for countries. In some cases, the monumental decisions will have effects beyond national borders, and will turn hitherto established social structures on their heads. In Kenya, a magistrate’s court made a decision that may turn the essence […]

Nairobi Ranked Among World’s Top 10 Most Dynamic Cities

Nairobi Ranked Among World’s Top 10 Most Dynamic Cities

Nairobi city has been ranked as the most dynamic city in Africa and is the only city outside of Asia Pacific that ranks in the top 20 most dynamic cities in the world. According to the JLL’s City Momentum Index, Nairobi is projected to have one of the fastest-growing populations in the world over the […]

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Rejects Pregnancy And FGM Tests For School Girls

Teachers in Narok County have dismissed the directive by Commissioner George Natembeya for all upper primary and secondary school girls checks for pregnancy and female genital mutilation. The tests are demeaning and a violation of rights, said Charles Ng’eno, the county’s secretary-general of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet). RIGHTS Mr Ng’eno […]

Lamu’s Pate Village In Kenya Opens First High School For Girls

Lamu’s Pate Village In Kenya Opens First High School For Girls

The Bajuni community in Pate village in Lamu East is upbeat that the recent opening of the first ever girls’ secondary school in the region will improve the welfare of girls in the area. On December 18, 2018, Deputy President William Ruto, accompanied by other Coast leaders opened Pate Girls High School which was built […]

Civil Servants In Kenya Ordered To Publish Daily Duties On Whatsapp

Civil Servants In Kenya Ordered To Publish Daily Duties On Whatsapp

Civil servants working in various national government agencies and departments in Makueni County are now required to publish their daily activities on WhatsApp. County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim said move is meant to address absenteeism and general sleaze. The directive is expected to take effect in 2019. All heads of departments are required to publish the […]