By Irene Gaitirira Published March 30, 2018 What would you do if after after four years of primary school 98% of children in your area cannot read a simple sentence in your official language or their first tongue? Yes, you’d do something to solve the problem as literacy is crucial in socio-political and economic transformation
By Khalifa Hemed Published March 23, 2018 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has opened a new bureau in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos as it plans to launch a mentorship and internship scheme for up-and-coming journalists in West Africa. BBC, that broadcasts in English, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba across Nigeria, Says it has created more than
By Kenya Rugby Union Published February 27, 2018 Kenya Cup defending champions KCB has made it to the semifinal stage after beating Kabras Sugar 41-12. The match, that was played at the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka on February 24, 2018, was marked by a frenetic start with both KCB and Kabras squandering try-scoring opportunities.
By Irene Gaitirira Published February 23, 2018 Though agriculture in Africa has traditionally been associated with pain, penury, and poverty, it is a huge wealth-creating sector that is primed to unleash new economic opportunities that will lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), said this
By Ogova Ondego Published February 21, 2018 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has on February 19, 2018 launched services in Yoruba and Igbo in Nigeria. Though funded by the British Government, BBC says the editorial agenda of the new service “will reflect not only balanced impartial news, but also a rich mix of trending topics, sports,
By Iminza Keboge Published February 4, 2018 A digital service that is enabling consumers to purchase medicines and wellness products has by end of 2017 registered more than 30 000 users. MyDAWA, the service that was launched in March 2017, is said to be beneficial to consumers as it has ‘increased transparency, convenience and affordability’.
By Khalifa Hemed Published January 29, 2018 BBC World Service has on January 29, 2018 launched new daily radio services airing Monday-Friday in Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya. BBC says the new radio services–which it says have been available online since September 2017 when websites and Facebook pages in all three languages were launched–‘will provide
By Irene Gaitirira Published January 26, 2018 Africa cannot develop, leave alone implement United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, unless it fights corruption. Giovani Biha, Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says the adverse effect of corruption on the various segments of the population should be recognised and addressed in
By Juergen T Steinmetz Published January 24, 2018 The much anticipated Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) shall be launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 28, 2018 “The launch of the Single African Air Transport Market will spur more opportunities to promote trade, cross-border investments … resulting in the creation of an additional 300
By Iminza Keboge Published January 22, 2018 Thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers face prison if they do not leave Israel by March 31, 2018. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says a new Israeli policy, unless abandoned, “could lead to the indefinite detention of thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese nationals for refusing to leave Israel for