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Kenyan Owner of Killer Bus Detained As Mass Service Planned for Victims

Kenyan Owner of Killer Bus Detained As Mass Service Planned for Victims

Molo court has detained for 10 days the owner and sacco manager of the Home Boyz bus that crashed on Wednesday at Fort Ternan, Kericho killing 56 people. On Friday, the Molo Chief Magistrate Samuel Wahome said the time sought by the investigating officer, Mr Festus Ondieki, to conclude the investigation is reasonable. In his […]

EU observers say Zimbabwe election ‘fell short’ on fairness

EU observers say Zimbabwe election ‘fell short’ on fairness

Zimbabwe’s first election since the ousting of Robert Mugabe did not meet international standards, European Union observers said Wednesday in a report that raised a series of irregularities in the disputed vote. The July 30 presidential poll saw Mugabe’s successor Emmerson Mnangagwa win with 50.8 percent of the votes, just enough to avoid a second […]

Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ Mohammed Dewji abducted

Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ Mohammed Dewji abducted

The man said to be Africa’s youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania’s main city Dar es Salaam, police say. Mohammed Dewji, 43, was abducted outside a swanky hotel gym where he was going for his routine morning workout. Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident and two of […]

Madagascar Elections – 36 Candidates, 4 (Ex-) Presidents, and a Lot of Money

Madagascar Elections – 36 Candidates, 4 (Ex-) Presidents, and a Lot of Money

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet its elections rank among the most expensive. Back in 2013, when 33 candidates competed in Madagascar’s presidential elections, it was something of a record for the country. In the run-up to that vote, much discussion centred on the sheer logistics of having so many […]

Fake Nails, Eyelashes Banned in Tanzanian Parliament

Fake Nails, Eyelashes Banned in Tanzanian Parliament

Dodoma — Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai said on Monday, that women Members of Parliament (MPs) with false eyelashes and false finger nails will not be allowed to enter the legislative house. “With the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, I now ban all MPs with false eyelashes […]

Deputy Chief Justice Mwilu’s Arrest ‘Shocked Kenyatta’

Deputy Chief Justice Mwilu’s Arrest ‘Shocked Kenyatta’

Opposition politician Kalonzo Musyoka has revealed how he tried to save Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Philomena Mwilu from being prosecuted on claims of corruption. Mr Musyoka, leader of Wiper Democratic Movement, said he sought the intervention of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who had travelled to the US to meet President Donald Trump at the White House. […]

Pay U.S.$100 Billion 1980s Massacres Compensation, Zimbabwe Govt Told

Pay U.S.$100 Billion 1980s Massacres Compensation, Zimbabwe Govt Told

The government must pay the Matebeleland US$100 billion in compensation for Gukurahundi and other outrages perpetrated by successive Zanu PF administrations since 1980, an opposition politician has said. Self-exiled leader of the secessionist Matabeleland Liberation Organisation (MLO), Paul Siwela, the region must not accept President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s offer to apologise until the compensation is paid. […]

Child sexual abuse and exploitation: UN event sheds light on the unthinkable

Child sexual abuse and exploitation: UN event sheds light on the unthinkable

Governments can and must do more to end the daily sexual abuse and exploitation of girls and boys worldwide, an event at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday highlighted, including through a newly launched tool designed to help countries track progress and gaps. “Every day, across all countries and levels of society, millions of […]

ZETDC executives Chinembiri and Dhliwayo arrested for corruption

ZETDC executives Chinembiri and Dhliwayo arrested for corruption

Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution managing director Julian Chinembiri together with his finance director Thoko Dhliwayo have been arrested over a $35 million corruption scandal involving an Indian firm called PME. They were picked by detectives last night and are still in police holding cells while their court papers are still being finalised. Sources close […]

#NigeriaAt58 – No More Shady Oil Deals, Theft of Billions – Buhari

#NigeriaAt58 – No More Shady Oil Deals, Theft of Billions – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is making progress in the fight against corruption as shady oil deals and the brazen theft of billions of Naira are no more. The president stated this in his address to the nation as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary in Abuja on Monday. Buhari also […]

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