Author: Rachel Kaburi

Militant Attack On A Moyale Raha Bus In Mandera County, Kenya

On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020, a Moyale Raha bus heading to Nairobi from Mandera was attacked by suspected Al-Shabaab militants. At least three passengers were killed in the attack, which took place in the Sarman area in Mandera North County. The bus was sprayed with bullets on its way to

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Covid-19 In Africa

Nigeria reported its first case of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) on February 25th, 2020. The patient was an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and flew to Lagos from Milan, a city badly hit by the outbreak after China. This is the first confirmed case in Sub-Sahara Africa. Authorities

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The Solution To The Locust Invasion In East Africa

In its fight against the locust invasion, Uganda has approved 1.8 million dollars towards fighting this epidemic. This was approved by the Ugandan cabinet after it was brought to light that 3 million dollars out of the 4 million dollars released before, had been used to offset membership arrears to

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Locust Invasion In East Africa

According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Horn of Africa is undergoing its worst locust invasion in 25 years. FAO further adds that this is an unprecedented threat to food security in the region, where more than 19 million people experience food insecurity. A desert locust

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Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage, While Kenya Nullifies It

Friday, May 17th, 2019, saw history made in Taiwan, as it became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages, while the same day saw a rule upheld that criminalized same-sex marriages in Kenya. They are two countries on different continents but faced with the same issue of LGBT community.

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Venezuela’s Political Crisis

Since the demise of Venezuela’s late president Hugo Chávez in 2013, Venezuela that was once among Latin America’s richest countries has been on a downward spiral and it seems it has hit rock bottom. This is a country that has more oil than Saudi Arabia but with higher poverty rates

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Kenya-Somali Maritime Border Wars

Recent happenings surrounding the Kenya-Somali border war, saw Kenya recall its Ambassador to Somali-Lt. General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo- after Somali auctioned oil blocks in the disputed border area. The ambassador was recalled for urgent consultations following Somalia’s move to auction oil and gas in the disputed maritime area. In the

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Pipeline Explosion In Nigeria Leaves Over 50 Missing

A explosion caused by a leaking pipeline in Nembe kingdom of Bayelsa state in Southern Nigeria has led to a stampede, in which 50 people are yet to be accounted for. According to Chief Nengi James Eriworio, a member of the Nembe Chiefs Council, the blast caused a massive oil spillage.

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