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Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

FAO intensifies desert locust control measures in Kenya’s county

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said Saturday it has intensified the desert locust control measures in Turkana County in...

Oscars rules change in consideration of COVID-19 pandemic

Movies will no longer be required to have a seven-day theatrical run in Los Angeles County to be eligible for Oscars consideration due to...
African Center for Economic Transformation

Kenya to pursue strategy of county economic blocs to boost competitiveness

Kenya plans to spur strategy of regional county economic blocs in order to boost competitiveness, a senior government official said Monday. ...
climate change

Kenyan county governors’ spouses renew pledge to advance green agenda

The wives of governors from Kenya's 47 counties on Monday renewed the commitment to advance green agenda through policy reforms, public education and promotion...
Garlic. (Photo by People’s Daily Online)

China’s ‘Garlic Town’ Has Bright Business Future

China’s “garlic town” sees bright business prospects after successfully standardizing production, optimizing the industrial chain, and introducing an insurance system. China is home to...

HelpAge International distributes cash and livestock to drought-hit older people in Turkana County

HelpAge International has began providing assistance to vulnerable older people and their families most affected by the devastating drought in Kenya’s Turkana County. ...

Kenya’s Turkana residents demand fair share of oil windfall

In the past three years, there have been numerous protests in the vast and semi-arid region as locals demand jobs and monetary compensation. ...

Kenyan farmers tackle hunger with drought tolerant arrowroot

The farmers from the agricultural area of Ndundori, north of Nakuru town, have come together under the identity-4Brothers group-and assist farmers in planting the...
Lulama Xingwana

South Africa and Ghana to reinforce economic relationship

She made the remarks when she paid a working visit to AngloGold Ashanti Aduapriem Mine at Tarkwa in the Western Region. Her Excellency...
Portable drinking water

High amounts of chlorine in water has affected some thousand UK families

Water company Severn Trent Water issued a warning to its customers on Friday that higher than normal levels of chlorine at one of...

Kenyan youths eradicate open defecation in Nakuru slums

But overtime, things have changed in these areas located on the western side of Nakuru town, about 160 km northwest of the capital city...

U.S. records its first locally transmitted Zika virus case

Dallas County Health and Human Services said in a statement that the patient was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an...

Kenya’s curio traders seek more visits from foreign tourists

According to Kimonyi Muthini, the chair of the umbrella association of the curio traders in Nakuru town, the volumes of their sales have remained...
A young man surfs the internet. Social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp are being used to market pornography. (File)

Internet browsing new pastime for rural Kenya youth

By: Bedah Mengo Radio was his best friend as the 28-year-old would not put it down even as he went about his business that...
motor traffic accidents

10 die in central Kenya road accident

Traffic Commandant Jacinta Kinyua said the deceased, including four children, died after the over-loaded vehicle they were traveling in rolled and plunged into...
Accra floods

Flash floods kill 7 in Western Kenya

Homa Bay County police commander John Omusanga said Saturday the commuter mini bus was washed away by flood when its driver attempted to cross...

One killed, 6 injured in suspected Al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

Hulugho Sub-county Commissioner Duncan Okwatch said the soldier succumbed to injuries he had sustained after their vehicle was hit by a landmine in...

County Armagh and Right to Dream Academy game ended in draw

Right to Dream County Armagh?s Junior players produced a memorable 0-0 draw against free-scoring Right To Dream in Coleraine. The visitors from Ghana entered the...

Uasin Gishu County to benefit more from dairy and beef farm

Kerio Valley Development Authority Managing Director David Kimosop (right) explains a point to Italian investors Maurizio Ruggeri (second right), Guiseppe Volta (second left)...

Edward Ouko raise question marks over iregular insurance cover

Auditor General Edward Ouko The contract was awarded to the highest bidder at Sh16.2 million against the lowest bidder of Sh3.6 million. The assembly...

Nairobi County halts pay rise and recruitment

Presenting the Sh30.8 billion Budget for 2015/16, the County Executive in charge of Finance and Economic Planning Gregory Mwakanongo said the devolved unit will...

D. A. drops case against P. Diddy clearing him off felony charges

Los Angeles County District Attorney rejected on Thursday, June 2, to file a felony case against Sean ?P. Diddy? Combs for his physical encounter...

Newport County signs two Ghanaian defenders

Ghanaian defender Seth Nana Twumasi Ghanaian defender Seth Nana Twumasi has joined English League Two side Newport County after being released by Yeovil Town. Newport...

England?s economy to be spun by Sheep County

England's most northerly county, Cumbria is a world-wide destination as tourists head to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Lake District. It's also the...

Cecily Mbarire Leads Campaign For Affirmative Action In Kenya

Runyenjes MP Cecily Mbarire In a move that would balloon the country?s wage bill, Mbarire is proposing that Kenyans should elect an extra woman MP...

Kwesi Appiah scores maiden goal for Reading

Kwesi Appiah celebrates his goal with team-mate Jack Stacey By El Akyereko Frimpong Follow the writer on Twitter: @AkyerekOfficial Ghana forward Kwesi Appiah netted his first...

Tarique Fosu Henry mark his debut for Reading FC

Tarique Fosu in action against Derby By El Akyereko Frimpong Follow the writer on Twitter: @AkyerekOfficial English-born Ghanaian starlet Tarique Fosu Henry came off the bench...

Kwesi Appiah will feature against Derby County

Kwesi Appiah is set to start for Reading Reading boss Steve Clarke has handed a starting spot to Ghana striker in his side to face...
kenya shilling

Okoa Kenya approach to increase funding to counties in single year

The Kenyan office of the International Budget Partnership said the proposal under the Okoa Kenya initiative to have 45 per cent of revenues of...

CIC: Governors can exercise their powers too

Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) chairman Charles Nyachae But CIC warned that these powers are not unlimited when it comes to Cabinet...