It Is Time for Kenyans to Stop Celebrating Madaraka Day

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya’s national holidays have gone through interesting twists and turns since the country attained its independence in 1963, and became a republic in 1964.

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's national holidays have gone through interesting twists and turns since the country attained its independence in 1963, and became a republic in 1964.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Drought Insurance ‘An Experiment That Failed’ – Report

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A policy taken out by Malawi cost the country $5 million but failed to deliver timely assistance to more than 6.5 million people affected by drought in 2016, says ActionAid

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A policy taken out by Malawi cost the country $5 million but failed to deliver timely assistance to more than 6.5 million people affected by drought in 2016, says ActionAid

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon Allege Abandonment By Govt

[Vanguard] Abuja -Tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon have decried their living conditions in camps in Cameroon, lamenting that the federal government has abandoned them.

[Vanguard] Abuja -Tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon have decried their living conditions in camps in Cameroon, lamenting that the federal government has abandoned them.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

EU Adds Voice to New Appeal for Human Rights in Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Brussels -The European Union (EU) has issued a statement echoing the concerns of the UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, who concluded an 11-day mission to Sudan on 21 May. It highlights th…

[Radio Dabanga] Brussels -The European Union (EU) has issued a statement echoing the concerns of the UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, who concluded an 11-day mission to Sudan on 21 May. It highlights the plight of detainees such as Dr Mudawi Ibrahim.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

AfDB Mission to Supervise Education and Health Projects

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A mission from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) arrived in Sudan on Monday to supervise the Inclusive Health Service Delivery Project and the Capacity Building for Improved Quality of Education Project.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A mission from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) arrived in Sudan on Monday to supervise the Inclusive Health Service Delivery Project and the Capacity Building for Improved Quality of Education Project.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Deadly Rebel Reprisal for North Darfur Village Attacks

[Radio Dabanga] Ein Siro -The opposition Transitional Council of Nimir leadership (SLM-TC) claims that it repulsed an attack yesterday by the government forces and militias against civilians in Ein Siro area in North Darfur.

[Radio Dabanga] Ein Siro -The opposition Transitional Council of Nimir leadership (SLM-TC) claims that it repulsed an attack yesterday by the government forces and militias against civilians in Ein Siro area in North Darfur.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

No Tobacco Day – ‘Two Patients Out of Five Are Hospitalized Over Tobacco’

[Iwacu] “I don’t care about the tobacco consequences”, says a smoker for ten years. He says that he tries to avoid smoking in the public spaces not to smoke others. “I know that it is smelly for some people. I tried to avoid it”, he says. However, says…

[Iwacu] "I don't care about the tobacco consequences", says a smoker for ten years. He says that he tries to avoid smoking in the public spaces not to smoke others. "I know that it is smelly for some people. I tried to avoid it", he says. However, says another smoker, it is not easy to give up smoking. " I spent over twenty years and I am not sure that I will abandon it", he says.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Barclays Bank Acquisition Finalised

[The Herald] FIRST Merchant Bank of Malawi finalised the acquisition of the majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe from its parent company, Barclays plc amid reports the signing was pushed forward by a week to ward off several objections and inter…

[The Herald] FIRST Merchant Bank of Malawi finalised the acquisition of the majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe from its parent company, Barclays plc amid reports the signing was pushed forward by a week to ward off several objections and interdicts. FMB, a financial institution created in 1995, is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange, while it also has equity interests in banking operations in Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. Barclays Bank Zimbabwe was established in 1912, and has operated continuously since.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Journalist Chiko Lawi Ruins Damian Marley’s Arrival in City

[Nation] A Kenyan journalist has been blasted for his unethical conduct after he spew expletives at Damian Marley at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday.

[Nation] A Kenyan journalist has been blasted for his unethical conduct after he spew expletives at Damian Marley at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya