Business & Finance

Cryptocurrency Booming Among Kenyan Farmers

KILIFI, KENYA – Cryptocurrencies make headlines for shaking up the financial world, but they are also gaining ground in less developed countries. In Kenya, an American economist, who introduced blockchain technology for low-income urban customers, has …

Food Aid Remains Out of Reach for Millions in Tigray

Internet Restrictions Hold Back Africa’s Economic Growth, Study Finds

Human Rights

Kenyan Court Lifts Ban on Donkey Slaughter

Kenya’s population of donkeys is under threat after the High Court lifted a 2020 ban on donkey slaughterhouses, allowing them to resume selling the meat and hides to Asian markets.The high price for donkey hides for use in Chinese medicine has led to d…

Kenyan Court Upholds Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

Facebook Shuts Down Ugandan Government-Linked Accounts Ahead of General Election 

General

Kenya’s First Female?Boss of?Prisons?Tapped to Lead Training Initiative

NAIROBI – Wanini Kireri is changing the leadership landscape in the Kenya’s prison system. Kireri oversees both men’s and women’s prisons across the country, where her leadership style has been hailed as firm but humane.Kireri is the first woman in Ken…

Cameroon: Civilians Flee After Deadly Boko Haram Attack

Ethiopia’s Amhara State Rallies Youth to Fight Tigrayans as War Expands

Medical/Health Care

Man Accused of Attempted Assassination of Mali President Dies in Custody

A man accused of attempting to stab Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita last week has died in hospital while in the custody of security services, the government said in a statement on Sunday.Goita, a special forces colonel who orchestrated two coups …

Zimbabwe Receives COVID-19 Vaccines from China Amid Fears of Third Wave

Criminal Probe Sought After Malawi Police Compensate Rape Victims

World Sports

Family of Ugandan Weightlifter Says He Contemplated Suicide After Olympic Disqualification

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Ugandan authorities have detained weightlifter Julius Sekitoleko after he disappeared last week from the Olympic Games in Japan. His case is odd, as Sekitoleko did not qualify for the Ugandan Olympic team, and no one can explain why h…

Guinea Reverses Decision to Pull Out of Tokyo Olympics

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Technology

28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria

Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the more than 120 students who were abducted at the beginning of July from the Bethel Baptist High School in the northern town of Damishi.Church officials returned those children to their parents at the …

Nigerian State Closes Schools After 140 Students Kidnapped

140 Students Abducted in Northwestern Nigeria?

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