Africa East Africa World 

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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Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania probes gun attack near French embassy after 5 deaths

– – Tanzania’s president on Wednesday ordered investigations into the gun attack that took place near the French embassy in Dar es Salaam. Five people died in the incident, including three police officers and a soldier when a gunman opened fire near the Embassy. According to Tanzania’s head of police operations, Liberatus Sabas the gunman attacked two police officers, took their guns and then “began shooting sporadically towards the French Embassy.” “He then took cover at a structure next to the French Embassy where he continued shooting,” Sabas said. Police…

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Africa East Africa World 

Nairobi bans spitting in public, blowing nose without handkerchief

– – It is now an offence to spit in public and blow your nose without a handkerchief in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The latest bans are part of new measures approved by the city’s governor which also covers the playing of loud music in public spaces. The Nairobi authorities consider all these acts public nuisance and want to prohibit them. The sweeping measures are meant to bring sanity to the city and also keep it clean and attractive. Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu said the city must be “clean…

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Africa East Africa World 

Al-shabab Islamist militants hail Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan

– – Somali-based media outlets affiliated to the Islamist militant group al-Shabab have hailed the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan. The outlets cheered the collapse of Western-backed government in Afghanistan and the Taliban’s seizure of the country. Pro-Shabab websites Calamada and Somali Memo said in their headlines “God is great: the city of Kabul falls to the forces of the Islamic Emirate.” “Celebrations began across the country, with the flag of monotheism being hoisted in Kabul’s main squares and images released by the Islamic Emirate showing the mujahideen patrolling the neighbourhoods of…

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Africa East Africa Sports World 

1xBet offers an impressive list of sports betting options

– – Uganda is a country with many sports enthusiasts. They support a variety of individuals and teams competing in a variety of sports. All kinds of sports betting Uganda on 1xBet, whether it’s football, tennis, eSports, or anything else, are available at www.1xbet.ug/. Before using any of the fantastic betting options offered by the platform, it is necessary to create an account. However, this is fairly simple, mostly because there are four different ways to join. They include: their own one-click method; via phone number; using an e-mail address;…

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Development East Africa 

What does education look like in Kenya’s Samburu tribe?

The Samburu people, who live in the north-central region of Kenya, are a sub-tribe of the Maasai. They lead a traditional, semi-nomadic lifestyle. Traditionally they would move from one place to another every few months. In recent years, however, they began to permanently settle in areas where educational facilities can be found. That has been the case with the Samburu community living right next to Samburu National Reserve. There tens of Samburu people have built their houses around the only school in the village. The Samburu tribe aims to preserve…

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Africa Madagascar World 

Madagascar: Generals arrested for alleged plot to kill President

– – Five generals are among 21 people arrested in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina. The generals are part of a total of 12 military personnel arrested over the attempted coup, a senior prosecutor said. Six people including a French citizen were also arrested last month for their roles in the plot with officials saying this was unraveled as a months-long investigation. Berthine Razafiarivony, of the Antananarivo court of appeal said on Sunday that four retired foreigners and five civilians were also arrested.…

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Africa East Africa Sports World 

Kenyan gamers putting country on eSports map

– – In the last five years, the realm of eSports has transformed the world of gaming. Historically, gamers competed in organized tournaments. One of the first was the 1997 Quake competition, which had 2,000 entrants. Many consider this to be the first eSports tournament, where remote players gathered together to crown a champion. The move online changed the world of video gaming in the early 2000s. With stronger internet connectivity, players could compete against one another in console-hosted groups for multiplayer games. Then came Twitch and Steam, which allowed…

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Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania: Opposition leader Mbowe charged with terrorism

– – Tanzania’s opposition leader, Freeman Mbowe has been charged with terrorism-related offenses during a court hearing on Monday. The leader of the main opposition party, Chadema was arrested last week together with other members ahead of a planned conference to demand constitutional reform. Mbowe and 15 Chadema members were arrested in the northwestern port city of Mwanza, an action that drew international concern and criticism. State prosecutor Ester Martin said the opposition leader and the 15 others were charged with two counts of “economic sabotage”. “These are terrorism financing…

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