Consecutive Droughts Spell Disaster and Hunger for Kenya in 2018

[IRIN] Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans in need of food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since a major drought scorched the …

[IRIN] Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans in need of food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It's the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since a major drought scorched the Horn of African region in 2011, and an emergency likely to persist well into 2018 and beyond.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mongu ‘Fakebook’ Dr Gets 3yrs for Defaming Lungu

[Times of Zambia] A MEDICAL doctor of Luampa Mission Hospital in Mongu has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for defaming President Edgar Lungu and threatening to murder another doctor using a fake Facebook page.

[Times of Zambia] A MEDICAL doctor of Luampa Mission Hospital in Mongu has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for defaming President Edgar Lungu and threatening to murder another doctor using a fake Facebook page.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Human Cost of Cuts to the Peacekeeping Mission in Congo

[IRIN] Washington -Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo took a turn for the worse in 2017 and the New Year is unlikely to bring much relief to Congolese civilians.

[IRIN] Washington -Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo took a turn for the worse in 2017 and the New Year is unlikely to bring much relief to Congolese civilians.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Mass Vaccination Begins in Lusaka

[Times of Zambia] AS a vaccination exercise against cholera got underway in Lusaka yesterday, targeting 2 million people, the Copperbelt was preparing its own mass-action to keep the epidemic at bay.

[Times of Zambia] AS a vaccination exercise against cholera got underway in Lusaka yesterday, targeting 2 million people, the Copperbelt was preparing its own mass-action to keep the epidemic at bay.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

ZRU Settles On 10-Team Top Flight League

[Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) has set up a 10-team top flight league structure for 2018, two sides more than the last time the Zambian rugby league had two divisions.

[Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) has set up a 10-team top flight league structure for 2018, two sides more than the last time the Zambian rugby league had two divisions.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Pregnant Women with Albinism Loses Arm in Suspected Ritual Attack

[Times of Zambia] A 20-YEAR-OLD pregnant albino woman of Muchinga Province has survived a horrific attack in which unknown assailants cut off her right arm and made off with it for suspected rituals.

[Times of Zambia] A 20-YEAR-OLD pregnant albino woman of Muchinga Province has survived a horrific attack in which unknown assailants cut off her right arm and made off with it for suspected rituals.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

To Lead, Ramaphosa Must Balance Populism and Pragmatism

[The Conversation Africa] Maiden speeches are tricky. They only come once. The one delivered in South Africa by newly-elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa required extraordinary ingenuity.

[The Conversation Africa] Maiden speeches are tricky. They only come once. The one delivered in South Africa by newly-elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa required extraordinary ingenuity.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ex-PCEA Boss Fails to Settle Sh40m Theft Case Out of Court

[Nation] Former Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) moderator Ritho Gathanju and four former church employees have failed to reach an out-of-court settlement with the church over the theft of Sh40 million.

[Nation] Former Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) moderator Ritho Gathanju and four former church employees have failed to reach an out-of-court settlement with the church over the theft of Sh40 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya