How to protect yourself against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the CEO Africa website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: Wash your hands frequently Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and…

African Legal Support Facility launches new handbook on sovereign debt at 10th anniversary

The handbook discusses the fundamentals of sovereign debt, including the technical, financial and legal aspects of debt instruments and the markets in which they are traded. The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has launched a handbook on sovereign debt aimed at improving users’ understanding of the subject and offering development and implementation strategies and tips to avoid over-indebtedness. The Handbook on Sovereign Debt, produced by the ALSF in collaboration with 11 prominent debt professionals, was officially launched February 27 in Abidjan, on the first day of a High-Level Forum, convened…

Google.org announces a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children

Google.org, has announced a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children, young people and families in Africa. The organization, which is Google’s philanthropic arm, says the grant will support training by non-profit and social enterprises focusing on privacy, trust and safety in Africa. Charles Murito, Country Director for Google Kenya says the fund will be administered by a third-party partner, on behalf of Google.org. In addition to providing organizations with funds to help support the online safety efforts for children, Google is also looking at expanding programs…

Rice importers charged with Ksh1.5 billion Tax Evasion

Two businessmen of Pakistani Nationality were today charged before Mombasa Chief Magistrate Ms Edna Nyaloti for evading tax worth Ksh1.5 billion. The traders, Rahim Qasim and Rameez Gulzar Ali alongside their firm Jhulay Lal Commodities limited were found to have been importing rice into the country while deliberately failing to pay Income Tax. According to investigations, it was established that for the period covering January 2015 and December 2018, the suspects imported rice worth Ksh1.68 Billion. They sold the rice and banked the proceeds in their various companies’ accounts. The…

Students across the World to join hands in the fight against modern-day slavery

This year’s #MyFreedomDay will be held on Wednesday, March 11 with schools and communities around the world coming together to raise awareness of human trafficking. Now in its fourth year, thousands of students in more than 100 countries across six continents have pledged to take part in the day of action to shine a light on the 40-million people currently trapped in slavery. CNN is asking the question ‘What does freedom mean to you?’ and encouraging students to share their responses on social media using the #MyFreedomDay hashtag. On March 11, that…

EXCLUSIVE: How sickness turned into Passion to support people with bleeding disorder

By Lynda Kiyeng 1) Tell us a little about you?  I was born here in Nairobi in February 17 1993, at Nairobi hospital. I went to primary school at st Georges school and later st Nicholas school there after transitioned to high school in Kitusuru boys in form one later transferred to Pumwani boys then finished at Nairobi Pentecostal church senior school, after which I passed and joined university of Nairobi law school. I graduated with honors in 2016 and later did my post graduate diploma at the Kenya school…

African council of NGOS, UN voted sonko rescue team the most resilient group in eastern Africa

By John Papanoo The Sonko Rescue Team, a non-profit organisation founded by Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, has been awarded a certificate of recognition for it exemplary role in community services, and outstanding contribution towards the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organisers singled out the SRT for their role alleviating poverty, provision of water and medical emergency services to the needy, while contributing immensely in conserving the environment. Upon receiving the award, the Nairobi Governor, who also doubles up as the Founder and Patron of…

Oserian Development Company grants scholarships to top candidates within its farm

Oserian Development Company will offer full secondary school scholarships to eight top candidates from two primary schools within its farm.  The eight, six boys and two girls studied at the Oserian Primary school, a public institution and the private wing, Hilltop Primary. It was the first time in the history of the schools to produce a top candidate nationally, a fete that threw the firm’s community into a frenzy. The good performance comes in the wake of the launch, early this year, of a school feeding program to which the…

Leaders Condemn the Rising Trend of Violence against women

By Mourice Seretta A section of women leaders under the umbrella Women Agenda have condemned at the escalating trends of violence against women and children citing that in the recent past, the country has witnessed horrific murders including that of a mother and her two children in Laikipia. The women leaders also said they are also saddened by the dismembering of a lady in Bungoma, the rape and killing of a university student in Kasarani and many more incidences of femicide adding that they were deeply concerned at the rising…

Peter Tabichi : A Franciscan brother who gives away 80% of his income

Peter Tabichi, 36, a maths and physics teacher at Keriko secondary school in Pwani Village, in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley, won the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019. At Keriko Secondary School in Central Kenya, host Arit Okpo meets Peter Tabichi, a science teacher who received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019. As well as the title of the world’s best teacher, Tabichi received a $1 million prize and secured meetings with top dignitaries including the President of the United States. Tabichi is a member…