Djibouti, Djibouti: To mark 30 years since its establishment, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) hosted a Panel Discussion to reflect on its past and envisage the future at the Institute for Diplomatic Studies in Djibouti on Saturday January 16, 2016. The panelists who examined the prospects and challenges of peace, security, economic development and integration in the region, also deliberated on how best IGAD can position itself for higher impact. They included the Minister for…"Reflecting on last 30 years and envisaging the next"
NAIROBI, A stockpile of endangered sandalwood has been recovered at Laikipia Nature Conservancy in western Kenya. The more than 14 tonnes of sandalwood, worth tens of millions of shillings, were recovered in several bomas (homesteads) at the conservancy owned by environmentalist Kuki Gallman, who, acting on a tip-off from members of the public, discovered together with the police the illegal business being run on her ranch. For the last two months, the police and the…"STOCKPILE OF ENDANGERED SANDALWOOD RECOVERED BY KENYAN ENVIRONMENTALIST"
By Eric Biegon THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, The fate of kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and former radio journalist Joshua arap Sang, who face charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) here, is now in the hands of the ICC judges. Ruto and Sang have effectively submitted their motions that they have no case to answer while the office of the ICC Prosecutor and the victims’ representatives has subsequently rebuffed any…"FATE OF KENYAN DEPUTY PRESIDENT IN HANDS OF ICC JUDGES"
By Lynace Mwashigadi NAIROBI, The Kenyan government has been urged to allocate more resources for initiatives aimed at dealing with gender-based violence. The call was made by the Wajir County local assembly’s Woman Representative, Fatuma Ibrahim, who described gender-based violence (GBV) in Kenya as rampant and said many cases were going unreported in the northern part of the country. The Woman Representative lamented that many of the laws passed to curb GBV were not being…"KENYAN GOVT ASKED TO ALLOCATE MORE RESOURCES TO COMBATING GBV"
NAIROBI, President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday evening launched a Sh7.6 billion street lighting project with an assurance that it will be extended to all major towns in the 47 counties. Speaking during the launch of the national public lighting project at Makadara grounds in Mombasa, President Kenyatta disclosed that 24,485 lights have been installed in various counties at a cost of Sh2.5 billion. “Overall, we will be extending this project to cover 52 towns and trading…"KENYAN PRESIDENT LAUNCHES SH7.6 BILLION STREET LIGHTING PROJECT"
Djibouti, Djibouti: Today, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) started the celebrations to mark 30 years since it was founded. IGAD is a regional organization of eight countries of the greater Horn of Africa established in 1986 with the aim of promoting economic cooperation and social development, peace building and human security, as well as environmental protection and food security. Efforts to form a regional organization to address issues of drought and mitigation against the…"IGAD turns 30 years"