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KeNHA to-install speed limit signs on Thika superhighway

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on Sunday, March 25, began installing speed limit and other directional signs along the Thika Superhighway in a safety awareness initiative. KeNHA Director General Peter Mundinia said the signage will be placed from Museum Hill Interchange to Thika and will conform with the design ...

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Inside Sierra Leone’s maximum security prison for women

The number of female prisoners in Sierra Leone has doubled in the last three years. There are only two separate detention facilities for female prisoners in the country. The largest separate detention facility is the Freetown Female Correctional Centre which holds around 90 female prisoners and their children. Women on ...

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In Full Page Newspaper Ads, Mark Zuckerberg Says “Sorry” To Britons

LONDON: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologised to Britons on Sunday over a “breach of trust”, taking out full page advertisements in British newspapers after a political consultancy got its hands on data on 50 million users. “We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it,” ...

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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont arrested in Germany

Police intercepted Mr Puigdemont near the Danish border as the ousted politician attempted to return to Belgium, according to his lawyer, Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas. Mr Puigdemont “was arrested today at 11:19 am by Schleswig-Holstein’s highway patrol force,” said a German police spokesman. “He is now in police custody”, added the spokesman. ...

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TANZANIA BANS SCHOOL FEES

The Tanzanian government is flexing its muscles in the reform of education. It has warned regional and district leaders not to allow public schools under their jurisdictions to continue collecting money from pupils and students. According to the government, this violates the country’s free education policy. The government had earlier ...

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ZIMBABWEAN LEADER SAYS POLL WILL HOLD IN JULY

The interim leader of Zimbabwe, Ernest Mnangagwa, is in a hurry to confer legitimacy to his government. This is why he has announced that the country’s first presidential and parliamentary elections since the end of the 37-year reign of Robert Mugabe will take place in July. The new leader will ...

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TOGO HOLDS ANOTHER PEACE PARLEY BETWEEN THE OPPOSITION AND THE GOVERNMENT

In the small West African country of Togo, the opposition and the government of President Faure Gnassingbe are currently holding yet another peace talks after months of sustained political protests in virtually all areas of the country. Many observers see the parley which opened on Monday as the last chance ...

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BOKO HARAM RELEASES SOME OF THE ABDUCTED SCHOOL GIRLS IN NIGERIA’S YOBE STATE

Nigerian strategists who believe that it is better to jaw-jaw than to war-war will be getting the thumbs-up now in Abuja. This is because Boko Haram jihadists have released 76 of the 110 schoolgirls who were abducted from the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, last month. In a statement in ...

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