April 23

  • Improved Agriculture Can Lift Nigerians Out of Poverty [document]

    State Department

    Through a program called MARKETS II, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) gives farmers in Nigeria who live on less than $1.25 a day the tools they need to improve... Read more »

  • Minister Bala Jahumpa Injured in Convoy Accident

    The Point

    The Point can confirm, after receiving the information from good sources, that roads and transport minister Bala Garba Jahumpa was admitted at the Edward Francis Small Teaching... Read more »

  • Sugar Research Fund Aims to Offset End of Quota System

    SciDev.Net

    Nearly US$20 million is available for research on sugar to scientists in the member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in a bid to ensure the... Read more »

  • USAID to Help Restore Power to Gbarnga City

    Heritage

    Bong County authorities are working closely with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other partners to restore electricity to Gbarnga, Bong County. Read more »

  • A 16-Year-Old Domestic Worker in Harare

    RNW Africa

    It's not uncommon for poverty-stricken youth in rural Zimbabwe to find work as housemaids and gardeners in the city. While urban households thrive on the affordable services, these... Read more »

  • Insecurity - Stock Market Loses N392 Billion in Four Months

    Leadership

    The stock market has lost a total of N392billion since the beginning of the year partly in response to growing insecurity in the country, a review of the performance of the market... Read more »

  • Three Women Die, One Injured While Mining Clay

    Malawi News Agency

    Three women died and one has been hospitalized after a huge chunk of soil fell on them while mining clay in Dowa on Tuesday. Read more »

  • The Focus On Agriculture Is Right

    The Point

    Looking at our front-page report on the prospects for a $1 trillion African agribusiness, one could see where African leaders are coming from, when they exhort us to look to... Read more »

  • Safaricom Increases Market Share As Airtel, Essar Tumble

    CIO

    Safaricom and Telkom Kenya recorded growths in market share as other mobile network providers tumbled in the recently released communications commission of Kenya statistics. Read more »

  • Two Die in Road Accident

    The Star

    Two people died on the spot this morning after a trailer they were traveling in was involved in a grisly road accident along the Narok-Mai Mahiu highway. Narok Police Commander... Read more »

  • U.S.$800,000 for Teacher Training in Liberia

    New Dawn

    Liberian education authorities say the country intends to use the UNESCO-China Funds-in-Trust Project on enhancing teacher education for bridging the quality gap in Africa funding... Read more »

  • Somalia Drive Road Project Begins At Last

    Inquirer

    The long-awaited construction and expansion of the Somalia Drive road has finally begun. The project kicked up in the Battery Factory community. Read more »

  • Tiaty, Baringo North Agree On Location of Mining Plant

    The Star

    Leaders in Baringo North and Tiaty subcounties have reached an agreement on the location of a proposed diatomite plant. MCAs from the two subcounties held a meeting on Monday amid... Read more »

  • Create Employment to Fight Terrorism

    The Star

    Bullet for bullet is a fair strategy to deal with terrorism. But on its own it is an ineffective reaction to this hydra-headed challenge. The war against al Shabaab copycats could... Read more »

  • Lazy Security Chiefs to Be Sacked - Lenku

    The Star

    THE government has directed security chiefs in the country to intensify security patrols or face the sack. Interior Secretary Joseph ole Lenku yesterday told the Provincial... Read more »

  • Job Seekers Tipped On Cons

    The Star

    KISII county Public Service Board chaiman David Kombo yesterday warned job seekers to be wary of conmen operating in the county. He said the cartel operates at entrances of various... Read more »

  • Simiyu Accident Toll Rises to 15

    Daily News

    THE death toll from the road accident that involved a bus christened Lehuye Express Bus on the Tarime-Mwanza Highway on Monday has increased to 15, with the number of those injured... Read more »

  • Diamond Trust Is the Odd One Out As Banks Rise

    The Star

    The Nairobi all share firmed 0.11 points to set a fresh all time closing high of 148.22. Read more »

  • New Mineral Bill Excludes Counties From Control

    The Star

    THE government is seeking to exclusively control mineral wealth in Kenya. The Mining Bill 2014, which was introduced at the National Assembly yesterday, provides for the ownership... Read more »

  • State Told to Curb Sale of Fake Seeds

    The Star

    KITUTU Masaba MP Timothy Bosire has asked the government to crackdown on unscrupulous traders who sell fake farm inputs in Nyamira county. He said fake seeds and fertilisers are to... Read more »

  • Ranguma Told to Seek Investors

    The Star

    FIVE lawmakers from Kisumu county have asked Governor Jack Ranguma to diversify development projects to attract foreign investors into the county. Read more »

  • Rumukia Sacco Burnt 'Over Audit'

    The Star

    PROPERTY worth millions of shillings was razed when suspected arsonists burnt down offices of Rumukia Coffee Cooperative Society in Mukurwe-ini town. The arsonists are alleged to... Read more »

  • Used Car Imports Bleed Economy

    The Herald

    Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has expressed misgivings on allowing the unregulated importation of second-hand vehicles, saying the country was losing a lot of foreign currency... Read more »

  • 20 Matatus Impounded in Mumias

    The Star

    MORE than 20 Public Service Vehicles have been impounded in Mumias town. The vehicles were nabbed in a crackdown conducted by regional traffic police and the National Transport and... Read more »

  • Salt Companies 'Grabbing Land'

    The Star

    A group of Human Rights activists in Magarini have started pushing for justice for people forcefully evicted from their land. Malindi Rights Forum said the locals have been... Read more »

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