The world marks the International Day of the Girl Child on Sunday, during a year in which a global pandemic and subsequent economic downturn has created further challenges for girls. The United Nations, which created the day in 2011 to promote girls’ rights, says difficulties already faced by girls have been exacerbated by the coronavirus health crisis, including in the areas of education, child marriage, domestic violence and economic opportunity. A U.N. website for the…"Pandemic Worsens Challenges Faced by Girls Globally"
YAOUNDE – At least 3,000 Cameroon teachers have refused offers by the central African state’s military to transport teaching staff to schools in the conflict-prone English-speaking regions. The teachers, who fled separatists’ attacks, looting, burning and occupation of their schools in the English-speaking regions, say they are not sure of their safety as some separatist fighters are again threatening to kill teachers and students who go to school. The renewed separatist threats are casting doubts…"Cameroon Teachers Reject Military Convoys to Schools"
The government has been challenged to implement directives by the National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) without discrimination. Director of Ahadi Kenya Trust Dr. Stanley Kamau said all political rallies and early campaigns should be banned across the country. He noted that there should be no favouritism where some individuals could be allowed to hold meetings while others are denied opportunities to do so. He spoke on Friday at Kamacharia dispensary where his organization in partnership…"Government Asked To Implement NSAC Directives Without Discrimination"
Land acquisition issues may hamper the timely completion of a multi-million key Machakos road, the local County Development Implementation and Coordination Committee (CDICC) has been informed. The full tarmacking of the eight-kilometer Mombasa road – Lukenya road is uncertain following the reluctance by two landowners to give authority for the contractor to work on the portions that traverse their land. Briefing the CDICC members during a site visit Thursday, Eng. Musa Murunga of Kenya Urban…"Land Issues Hamper Completion Of Major Road"
Five traders in the border town of Moyale in Marsabit County were yesterday arrested for being in possession of plastic carrier bags. An enforcement team from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) pounced on the traders barely a day after another swoop in Marsabit town netted thousands of the illegal commodity and apprehended three traders. Marsabit County Director of Environment Edward Wawire said the suspects were found with an assortment of 9,366 pieces of both…"The Fight Against Use Of Plastic Paper Bags Intensified In Marsabit County"
The completion of 3km Kanunga-Banana road in Kiambaa Sub-county of Kiambu County is at an advanced stage. Upon completion, the road will reduce the distance between Kiambu Township to Banana trading centre in Kiambaa sub-county by about 10 km. Residents and especially motorists have lauded the National Government for ensuring the completion of the road which stalled briefly because of financial problems. The Sh 78 million project is now 79 per cent complete and is…"Long Awaited Completion Of 3 KM Kanunga-Banana Road"