The Cutting Edge

[Nation] Lost billions. Kenya Revenue Authority’s tax amnesty to Kenyans with money in offshore accounts to bring it back home is commendable, says Mahendra Shah. However, he fears, it might not yield much because of the rot in the banking industry. On…

[Nation] Lost billions. Kenya Revenue Authority's tax amnesty to Kenyans with money in offshore accounts to bring it back home is commendable, says Mahendra Shah. However, he fears, it might not yield much because of the rot in the banking industry. One, he explains, is due to cybercrime in which depositors have lost billions of shillings. Police have made some head way by arresting some suspects, but Mahendra remains sceptical. "How many will be convicted and jailed? History shows that no one goes to jail. After a

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Power Cuts Blamed for Baby’s Death

[Observer] Eighteen-year-old Sandra Adyeero rummages through her belongings as she weeps silently outside the maternity ward unit at Gulu regional referral hospital.

[Observer] Eighteen-year-old Sandra Adyeero rummages through her belongings as she weeps silently outside the maternity ward unit at Gulu regional referral hospital.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Is There More Than Meets the Eye in Laikipia Land Conflicts?

[Nation] One of the big fallacies about pastoralist communities is that they cannot be trusted with protecting wildlife, and hence the need to create conservancies where the animals can be guarded against marauding herders and their livestock.

[Nation] One of the big fallacies about pastoralist communities is that they cannot be trusted with protecting wildlife, and hence the need to create conservancies where the animals can be guarded against marauding herders and their livestock.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

12 Points for the New AU Commission Chair

[ICG] Africa is experiencing the highest number of humanitarian crises since the 1990s. As the new chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes office, International Crisis Group suggests how he can strengthen the organisation’s re…

[ICG] Africa is experiencing the highest number of humanitarian crises since the 1990s. As the new chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes office, International Crisis Group suggests how he can strengthen the organisation's response to threats to continental peace and security.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Teachers’ Union to Call for Strike If No New Teachers

[Nation] The Kenya National Union of Teachers will call its members to go on strike in May if the government fails to amend its budget, due next month, and factor in the employment of 5,000 more teachers.

[Nation] The Kenya National Union of Teachers will call its members to go on strike in May if the government fails to amend its budget, due next month, and factor in the employment of 5,000 more teachers.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya