44TH US President Barrack Obama in Kenya

Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya Sunday, the country of his father’s birth, his first visit to this East African country since leaving office. Mr. Obama is in Kenya to help launch the sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama, through her foundation Sauti Kuu. In Nairobi, Mr. Obama met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence, according to Kenyatta’s twitter account. Mr. Obama is also expected to meet Raila Odinga, the opposition leader now working with Kenyatta’s government. Odinga and Kenyatta on March 9 pledged…

UNICEF: South Sudan Kids known nothing but war

Malnutrition rates are at critical levels. More than 1 million children are malnourished, including 300,000 severely so and at risk of death Out of 3.4 million babies born in South Sudan since it became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million have been born in war, UNICEF said on the eve of South Sudan’s independence. Conflict and underdevelopment have plagued South Sudan for decades, leaving its children out of school, malnourished and vulnerable to disease, abuse and exploitation. The prospect of a better future following the country’s independence in…

Repression Persists in DRC towards Election Deadline

President Kabila Should Ensure Credible Vote, Abide by Constitution Government repression in the Democratic Republic of Congo six months before scheduled elections has heightened concerns of widespread political violence, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 23, 2018, the Catholic Church’s Lay Coordination Committee (CLC) said in a letter to the African Union that it was preparing new protests and described a “total crisis of confidence” in the electoral process and the risks of “a certain and generalized chaos.” Concerned governments and regional bodies should increase pressure on President Joseph…

South Africa condemns Ethiopia Attack

H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia following an attack against civilians at a rally in Addis Ababa on Saturday, 23 June 2018, which was held in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reform agenda. President Ramaphosa has expressed shock and dismay at the grenade explosion that struck the rally of supporters, killing at least one person and wounding scores, with many…

Political change boosts risk-reward score

Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa among the top ten African economies improving the reward while reducing the risks for investors Broad political change has led to an improvement of the risk-reward score in many Southern African economies, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks  and Oxford Economics. Zimbabwe, leading with the largest positive change, Mozambique and South Africa saw economic and social reforms after leadership changes in 2017 and early 2018, positively impacting the business environment and investor confidence. George Nicholls, Senior Partner for Southern Africa at…

Western Mps’ calls for Sugar Baron Arrest

STATEMENT from Honorable members from sugar cane growing areas It is in public domain that about 148,000 metric tonnes of poisonous sugar which is said to contain mercury and copper was imported into the country by both named and unnamed sugar barons. Then distributed and stored in different emporiums like; Nakuru Blanket and Raiply, West Kenya Sugar, Timsales, Webuye Sukari distributors, Ndhiwa, JP Maina in Mombasa among others. The perpetrators have also imported the sugar using five companies’ well-orchestrated move by “one person to kill the genuine milling companies such…