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Cuban speaker in Kenya over fate of abducted doctors

Cuba's parliament speaker is visiting Nairobi in a bid to uncover the fate of two Cuban doctors abducted in Kenya by Somalia-based jihadists almost five years ago, its foreign ministry said. The mission by Esteban Lazo comes after Al-Shabaab claimed in a statement that the two doctors had been killed in a US air strike in Somalia last week. Lazo "has travelled to Kenya in order to engage in urgent […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024


China’s demand for Africa’s donkeys is rising. Why it’s time to control the trade

Women walk with their donkeys in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. Buena Vista Images/GettyImages Lauren Johnston, South African Institute of International Affairs In recent years, there’s been a huge, rising demand for donkey hides in China, where they are used to make an ancient health-related product called ejiao. Ejiao is made from collagen that’s been extracted from donkey hides mixed with herbs and other ingredients to create medicinal and health consumer products. […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024 1


Uganda revamps oil imports

Uganda is seeking to revamp its oil import procedures by shifting to Tanzania as its primary import hub.  As it stands Ugandan fuel companies acquire 90 percent of their supplies through Kenyan companies. Daniel Kijo reports from Dar es Salaam.

todayFebruary 19, 2024


Tech-savvy Africans are hedging against inflation by going digital

    By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency   The recent announcement by Opera MiniPay that it had signed up over one million users in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana just five months after its launch is the clearest indication yet of the rising popularity of decentralised finance, or DeFi tools, across the continent. “MiniPay makes it easier and more affordable for individuals across Africa to acquire, send and receive Mento […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 1


This popular floating restaurant was on the rocks until Frida Njeri took over

    By Velma Pamela, bird story agency   There are no land rates for this bar and restaurant that floats on the sea waters of the Lamu Island in Kenya. People have lived here for over 700 years. Lamu Old Town is older than Zanzibar, and other settlements in East Africa where Bantu, Arabic, Persian, Indian, and European influences fused into the Swahili culture. The town, with its relatively […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024


Enyakwa loku lotaka moKenya, Kelvin Kiptum ota fudikwa mo 24 February.

Enyakwa loku lotoka mo Kenya olo kwa lopotelwe laxulifa oshivike shadjako moshiponga shotuwa okwa fanekwa lika kale lafudikwa mo lomakaya lo 24 February. Eelopota doikundaneki oku dja koshilongo osho odati , okwa tulwa koshivalo shokuningilwa efudiko lopapangelo onga enyakwa kwali loshilongo. Kiptum ota ka holekwa komukunda wavo oko adile mo  Chepsamo,  tauhangwa popepi na  Eldoret, mondingandinga ya Kenya. Omunambelewa omukulunhu elilepo ocommitee yomaudano moshilongo osho Barnabas Korir, ta lombwele oikundaneki […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 5 4


Mungiki, Kenya’s violent youth gang, serves many purposes: how identity, politics and crime keep it alive

    By Bodil Folke Frederiksen, Roskilde University   Kenya has scores of youth gangs known for their violence and links to the politically powerful. None is more infamous than the Mungiki movement, with a past membership estimated to be at least a million. Though banned, it’s constantly in the news as a tool or target of big political players. Bodil Folke Frederiksen, who has studied Mungiki as part of […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 1


Ex-Tokyo marathon winner Chepchirchir banned eight years for doping

    Sarah Chepchirchir became the latest Kenyan athlete to be banned for doping, receiving an eight-year suspension on Wednesday after she tested positive for a banned substance for the second time. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement the 39-year-old 2017 Tokyo marathon champion had tested positive for testosterone in a sample after she finished second in the Chonburi Marathon in Thailand last November. Chepchirchir failed to […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 1


bird TenX: 10 African projects that show the power and versatility of blockchain technology

    By Okwi Okoh, bird story agency   1. Catch of the Day (Senegal) The Bleu comme la mer platform connects fishermen and customers directly, eliminating brokers and financial gatekeepers. Payments for seafood can be made in Bitcoin, Ether and Tezos. Details like species, location, and dates are recorded by fishermen and shared with buyers on the blockchain as an attempt to reduce overfishing and waste. 2. Private Property […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024