ZAMBIA DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY OVER SEVERE DROUGHT

ZAMBIA DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY OVER SEVERE DROUGHT

Faith  Nyasuguta  Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has declared a national disaster and emergency due to a severe drought, exacerbating challenges already faced by the country recovering from a recent cholera epidemic.  This southern African nation, like its neighbors, is grappling with the impact of the El Niño phenomenon, contributing to harsh weather conditions associated with […]

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 COLON CANCER RATES IN PEOPLE UNDER AGE 50 ON THE RISE BY 2% ANNUALLY

COLON CANCER RATES IN PEOPLE UNDER AGE 50 ON THE RISE BY 2% ANNUALLY

Faith  Nyasuguta  Colorectal cancer, a disease traditionally associated with older adults, is raising concerns among cancer specialists due to its increasing incidence in individuals under the age of 50. This shift in demographics prompts a reassessment of screening guidelines and a heightened focus on early detection and prevention strategies. While effective screening tests, notably colonoscopy, […]

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 WE DON’T NEED AIR CON’: BURKINA FASO’S SCHOOLS BUILT TO STAY COOL IN 40C HEAT

WE DON’T NEED AIR CON’: BURKINA FASO’S SCHOOLS BUILT TO STAY COOL IN 40C HEAT

Faith Nyasuguta If architects are indeed individuals who relish navigating challenges, then constructing schools in Burkina Faso presents an ideal scenario.  The myriad challenges include sweltering temperatures during high seasons, constrained resources, scarcity of materials, electricity, and water, and a client base composed of vulnerable and youthful individuals. The puzzle to solve: how to create […]

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 UN PEACEKEEPING MISSION BEGINS WITHDRAWAL FROM DR CONGO

UN PEACEKEEPING MISSION BEGINS WITHDRAWAL FROM DR CONGO

Faith Nyasuguta The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Monusco, has initiated the withdrawal process after 25 years by transferring the Kamanyola base in the far east of the country to Congolese authorities.  Established in 2005, the base played a crucial role in protecting civilians and maintaining security in […]

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 GHANA PASSES BILL CRIMINALIZING IDENTIFYING AS LGBTQ+

GHANA PASSES BILL CRIMINALIZING IDENTIFYING AS LGBTQ+

Faith Nyasuguta  Ghana’s parliament has recently passed a controversial Anti-LGBTQ+ bill, marking a culmination of about three years of deliberations.  This new legislation introduces severe penalties, including up to three years in prison for those identifying as LGBTQ+ and a maximum five-year jail term for individuals involved in forming or funding LGBTQ+ groups.  Despite attempts […]

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 HAITI’S PRIME MINISTER ARIEL HENRY TO VISIT KENYA REGARDING DELAYED TROOP DEPLOYMENT

HAITI’S PRIME MINISTER ARIEL HENRY TO VISIT KENYA REGARDING DELAYED TROOP DEPLOYMENT

Faith Nyasuguta Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry is set to visit Kenya to address pressing issues that have delayed the deployment of Kenyan police officers to the troubled Caribbean country.  This significant diplomatic move follows the 46th Ordinary Meeting of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of State and Government in Guyana, where Prime Minister Henry […]

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 CLEAN UP BEFORE EXIT: REPORT DEMANDS SHELL SHOULD ADDRESS POLLUTION IN NIGER DELTA

CLEAN UP BEFORE EXIT: REPORT DEMANDS SHELL SHOULD ADDRESS POLLUTION IN NIGER DELTA

Faith Nyasuguta Shell, a major oil firm, faces calls to fulfill its environmental responsibilities and ensure the safe decommissioning of abandoned oil infrastructure in the Niger delta before withdrawing from the region. A report by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (Somo) asserts that Shell must address its toxic legacy of pollution and remain […]

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 BENIN JOINS KENYA, COMMITS 2,000 TROOPS TO SUPPORT HAITI MISSION

BENIN JOINS KENYA, COMMITS 2,000 TROOPS TO SUPPORT HAITI MISSION

Faith  Nyasuguta  Benin has stepped up to support a Kenyan-led international force combating armed gangs in Haiti, pledging 2,000 troops, according to US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield.  The United Nations approved the mission last October, responding to Haiti’s request. The conflict in Haiti, responsible for nearly 5,000 deaths and displacing around 300,000 […]

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