Nairobi’s street names reveal what those in power want to remember, or forget

The recent global events of civil and political unrest that started in the US have brought to the fore the complex dynamics of urban memorialisation. The protests have, in some places, led to renewed scrutiny of certain urban symbols such as commemorative statues – what they represent and how they are perceived and interpreted. Unlike monuments and statues, place names (toponyms) are intangible, and less imposing, but nevertheless, an indispensable part of the urban symbolic…

"Nairobi’s street names reveal what those in power want to remember, or forget"

Why the African Union has failed to ‘silence the guns’. And some solutions

Seven years ago African leaders committed themselves to working towards an end to armed conflict. As they marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the African Union they swore to ensure lasting peace on the continent. They pledged not to bequeath the burden of conflicts to the next generation of Africans. The pledge was followed by the adoption in 2016 of the Lusaka Road Map to end conflict by 2020. The document outlined 54…

"Why the African Union has failed to ‘silence the guns’. And some solutions"

JKUAT Wins Bid for Phase II of Digital Literacy Programme

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has entered into a framework contract with the government to supply laptops to public primary schools under the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) for a period of three years. This follows the University’s successful bid after an open tender for “Supply, Deliver, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Goods and Services for the Digital Literacy Programme in Public Primary Schools in Kenya” that was floated on November 26, 2019. Unlike…

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Swarms of locusts devastate parts of northern Kenya

TURKANA (Kenya), The branches on trees around Kenya’s northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of voracious young locusts. Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019, exacerbated by atypical weather patterns amplified by climate change. Swarms of insects flew west from Yemen, and this year reached Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. The new generation has hatched in Turkana, Kenya’s poorest…

"Swarms of locusts devastate parts of northern Kenya"

UNODC and GIZ to continue countering trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in the Horn of Africa

Nairobi (Kenya), 1 July 2020 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) recently signed a funding agreement to the value of EUR 6,5 million for UNODC to continue as implementing partner of the second phase of the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme from 2020-2022. This follows the successful implementation of phase 1 of the BMM programme between 2016-2019. More than 10 million people in and…

"UNODC and GIZ to continue countering trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in the Horn of Africa"

Government Putting In Place Measures To Strengthen Coffee Farmers

The Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS), Peter Munya has assured coffee farmers countrywide that the government was putting in place measures to revive the coffee industry so that farmers can reap maximum profit from their sweat. While addressing Chairmen of 23 Coffee Societies in Kiambu County who assembled at the Governor’s office, compound on Monday, Munya said the government was currently mapping out all the coffee societies in the country affiliated to the new Kenya Coffee…

"Government Putting In Place Measures To Strengthen Coffee Farmers"