Eastern Africa

Full statement by UK,USA govts on South Sudan peace talks

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) commend the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) efforts to drive forward the South Sudan peace process, and take note of the Khartoum Declaration of Agreement Between Parties of the Conflict of South Sudan agreed between President Salva Kiir, Dr. Riek Machar, and […]

Eastern Africa

European Union lauds Kenya’s efforts to fight corruption

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT NAIROBI-European Union (EU) diplomats stationed in Kenya on Wednesday praised the East African country’s efforts in fighting corruption. The 18 envoys including those from Britain, the United States, EU and Germany said they will stand with Kenya in its effort to deal with corruption and also cautioned that the trials be fair. […]

Eastern Africa

Freedom House denounce Kenya’s new cyber law

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT NAIROBI-International democracy and media watchdog organisation, Freedom House, is urging Kenya to review its new Computer and Cybercrimes law saying it’s a step backwards for media freedom. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying. The law imposes stiff fines and […]

Eastern Africa

United Nations official says Africa not suited for western democracy

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT NAIROBI- A senior United Nations official says the western democracy is not suitable for Africa. Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Abdalla Hamdok told Chinese news agency, Xinhua, that Africa needs it’s on democracy that is linked with the history and the countries’ context. He said: “Africa […]

Eastern Africa

Red Cross responds as floods, 210,000 people displaced across Kenya

GENEVA/NAIROBI-The Kenya Red Cross Society is providing emergency relief to thousands of people impacted by rising flood waters that continue to wreak havoc in many parts of Kenya. Since torrential rains started last month, homes and farms have been destroyed, livestock has been lost and roads and other infrastructure have been washed away. More than […]

Eastern Africa

Kenya’s Miguna Miguna expected in Nairobi Monday afternoon

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT NAIROBI-Miguna Miguna Kenyan opposition leader who was deported to Canada in February is expected to land in Nairobi on Monday afternoon. The controversial figure is arriving in Kenya following high court’s decision to reverse his deportation Miguna was deported to Canada on February 6, 2018, after being dramatically arrested for his role […]