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Al-Shabab claims responsibility for Somali blast

– – Militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The explosion killed at least eight people, including school children as emergency workers continue search for more victims. 17 others are reported to have been wounded, according to police spokesman Abdifatah Adam Hassan. “We counted eight dead people and 17 others including 13 students injured,” Hassan told Reuters news agency. The blast happened during the morning rush hour near the busy Kilometre Four junction., according to eyewitnesses. This is a tragedy. The…

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Kenya’s government to deny services to unvaccinated citizens

– – From next month, Kenyans who haven’t been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be prevented from accessing government services. The move is aimed at increasing the population of Kenyans who have been vaccinated against covid-19. According to the country’s Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe, unvaccinated people would be banned from public transport, local airlines and train services. He said in a statement that “The current decline in the number of new infections may be attributed to a build-up of immunity both through natural exposure to the disease and the ongoing vaccination exercise. Nonetheless…

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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict triggers concerns over possible war crimes

– – The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission have said in a report that serious human rights violations and violence have been committed in the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. A joint investigation by the two groups found reasonable grounds to believe that all parties to the conflict in Tigray have, to varying degrees, committed violations of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law, some of which may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. The report published on…

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East Africa 

Tanzania clears its capital arrears in Shelter Afrique

The payment of USD 3.1 million (TSh6.907 billion) by the Tanzania Government between September and October 2021 has enabled the country to clear all capital arrears, increasing her stake in Shelter Afrique to 1.72%! Nairobi: October 27, 2021- The Government of Tanzania has cleared its capital arrears in Shelter Afrique after paying the outstanding amount of USD407,284.97, the pan-African housing development financier has disclosed. The move now takes Tanzania’s shareholding in the Company to 1.72% up from 1.54% held previously. In September Tanzania paid USD2.7 million capital contribution, significantly increasing…

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Kenya to Host ‘25th Africa Energy Forum’ in June 2023

– – Under the theme ‘Africa for Africa’ EnergyNet confirms Nairobi, Kenya to host the 25th Africa Energy Forum. The much anticipated announcement was agreed at the height of the pandemic lock-down with African Development Bank VP Kevin Kariuki, who Chairs the 2021 Forum as it arrives in London, UK next Month. EnergyNet’s Simon Gosling said; “Lockdown impacted people across the continent significantly and it was the response of organisations like the AfDB, CDC Group, ABSA and more who put forward human-led capital solutions that inspired me to discuss the…

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Africa East Africa Featured World 

Kenyan serial killer lynched after escaping from custody

Bungoma’s police commander, Musyoki Mutung told local media that “We are not sure how he managed to travel all the way from Nairobi to his rural home.” – – He added that “It is the curious villagers who first identified him and went ahead to kill him even before the police could be informed.” The suspect was arrested in July this year and he took the police to burial sites of his victims where bodies were recovered. Sourced from Africa Feeds

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Pandora Papers expose African leaders’ offshore secrets

– – The Pandora Papers are a massive trove of nearly 12 million confidential documents that were leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The tax documents expose secretive offshore financial structures and trusts in tax havens, thereby casting a light on the shadowy financial tactics of the world’s powerful, including those in Africa. Which African leaders and families are implicated? The ICIJ investigation found that nearly 50 politicians and public officials from 18 African countries had connections to offshore entities. The most important include: Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya Denis…

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Kenyan activists welcome court ruling for payment of housewives

– – Kenyan gender activists have hailed a court verdict that being a housewife must be considered as a full- time job. The High Court has offered an in-depth explanation on factors to consider while presiding over matrimonial property disputes and declared that housewives should be paid. Justice Teresiah Matheka, while presiding over a similar case, stated that it is unfair for courts to rule that housewives did not contribute anything to the financial progress of the family. The Judge noted that being a housewife is a full-time job that should…

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Innovation in the remote learning methods of Kenyan schools

– – During March last year, schools across Kenya had to close due to COVID-19. Because of this, roughly 10 million primary school children have had to rely on alternative learning methods to continue their education. While other countries quickly transitioned to online learning methods, adjusting to remote learning proved trickier in Kenya where Internet penetration is just 40%, according to Data Reportal. However, this hasn’t dampened Kenyans’ dedication to pursuing education, as state and private organisations instead offered innovative remote learning solutions. Organisations turn to alternative means of digital penetration…

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Africa East Africa Tourism World 

Sport has the power to boost conservation efforts in Kenya

– – Kenya’s wildlife is amongst the richest and most diverse on the African continent. Each year, the country’s national parks attract millions of domestic and international tourists. Kenya is home to not only Africa’s big five, which includes lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, and black rhino but also to thousands of other species. The country is also where the world’s largest migration of wildlife takes place with millions of wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra and gazelle traveling from Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the south…

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