The operator of a Japanese-owned bulk carrier that crashed into a reef in late July, causing a widespread oil spill in Mauritius, will pay at least $9.4 million over several years to fund environmental projects and support local fishing communities. The spill took place near the coastal areas of southeast Mauritius, an area of international importance because of its environmentally protected ecosystems and wetlands. Experts say about 1,000 tons of fuel leaked from the ship…"Japanese Ship Operator to Put $9.4M Toward Mauritius Oil Spill Recovery"
BLANTYRE – Malawi president Lazarus Chakwera is calling for collaborative efforts in the fight against coronavirus, which has so far infected nearly 6,000 Malawians and killed over 170 others. But commentators say the government should also tackle other diseases rather than focusing on COVID-19 alone. In his weekly radio address Saturday, Chakwera said it is worrisome that local transmission has been on the rise despite various efforts to contain the virus. The president said today…"Malawi President Calls for United Front Against COVID-19"
Tucked in the heart of the Eastern Mau area of Molo Constituency is an abandoned arched six-kilometer long underground tunnel constructed by colonial settlers during the Second World War that sticks out prominently. At first sight, the tunnel made up of quarry stones and reinforced with steel and concrete is breathtaking. It is an architectural structure of a colonial era portraying wealth and extravagance. Surprisingly, for years, no government official nor historians appear to have…"Residents Want Historical Mau Tunnel Protected"
A graft case facing Garissa governor Ali Korane and four county officials has been received with mixed reactions by area residents. Korane and the four officials are accused of corrupt practices involving Sh 233 million World Bank-funded Kenya Urban Support Programme (KUSP) project. This is after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji approved charges as recommended by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) following a probe into the matter. Korane, the county’s chief of Finance…"Garissa County Graft Cases Thickens"
A consultant company says the Siaya town planning final report has delayed because a government office it was to collaborate with closed for two months because of Coronavirus outbreak. Horizon Business Solution, was to have the report ready in three months after it was awarded the tender in February 2020. The company director Patrick Idalia, however said they could not beat the deadline because materials testing was to be done at the Ministry of Public…"Covid 19 Pandemic Delays Siaya Town Plans"