Recently Tanzania through the Ministry of Labor, Youth, Employment and the Disabled, announced new Pension Benefit Code for retirees which will start operating in July 2022. Comment: Introduction of the new code is the result of agreement between the government, social security sector stakeholders including the Trade Union Confederation (TUCTA) and the Tanzania Employers’ Union […]
Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on Thursday took the mantle of power for the second time, vowing to reconcile his country’s divided political groups, as well as relations with neighbours following years of bickering. Mr. Mohamud, who took over from Mr. Mohamed Farmaajo, said his country will remain neutral in the international space, while befriending […]
Headlines: Tunisia’s New Constitution to Remove Reference to Islam Pakistan needs $41bn in next 12 months Imran Khan: Pakistan May Break-up
Ethiopian authorities have detained at least 19 journalists over the last week in what activists said was a “shocking and unprecedented” new crackdown on the press and independent media organisations. The latest wave of arrests began on May 19 when authorities detained at least 11 journalists and media workers in Amhara region and in the […]
On May 08 May 2022, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan launched the Royal Tour Film at Dar es Salaam, following the initial launch in New York on April 18, Los Angeles on April 21, Arusha on April 28, and Zanzibar on May 07.
Kenya: Mandera County leads with the highest fertility rate of 8, followed by Marsabit County at 7, Wajir at 6.7, Turkana at 6.4, West Pokot at 5.6, Samburu at 4.9 percent. On the other hand, Nairobi County leads with the lowest fertility rate of 2.5, followed by Nyamira, Kirinyaga and Kiambu Counties all three each […]
The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine seems to divide Africa as which party should Africa support and why? Many of the African leaders have decided to remain neutral while few have openly showed their side. Despite countries stances, the African Union (AU) condemned Moscow’s invasion and called for an “immediate ceasefire.” President Macky Sall […]
It has been a week of crises in East Africa, characterised by shortages of fuel and rising prices of consumer goods, as the region continued to shake off Covid-19 blues to revive state economies. Many areas have recently experienced biting fuel shortages and, where the commodity is available, the price has risen to prohibitive levels.
Headlines: • Britain Plans to Send Migrants to Rwanda under Tougher Asylum Policy • Pakistan to Seek Deepening of ‘Important’ Ties with US • Pakistan to Name Miftah Ismail as Finance Chief before IMF Talks Britain Plans to Send Migrants to Rwanda Under Tougher Asylum Policy Britain could send tens of thousands of asylum seekers […]
The Supreme Court has sounded the death knell for the Building Bridges Initiative but opened a window for the handshake brigade to initiate fresh constitutional amendments. In the landmark ruling, the seven-judge bench on Thursday 31st March, 2022, overturned five of the seven grounds the Court of Appeal had used to annul the BBI-driven law change. Among […]
Kenya is Sh1 trillion shy of hitting the Sh9.1 trillion debt ceiling. The latest National Treasury debt registry shows the country’s gross public debt stood at Sh8.2 trillion by last December. Total external loan was Sh4.174 trillion with multilateral loans standing at Sh1.782 trillion, commercial Sh1.208 trillion and bilateral Sh1.17 trillion. Kenya might have to […]
Media outlets report an ongoing hot national debate on issue of conservation of Ngorongoro Crater by which was discussed in Parliament and President Samia Suluhu Hassan has issued instructions to Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa to resolve problems of Crater facing the conservation authority vs. pastoralists.
American President Joe Biden on Wednesday, 9 February 2022 issued a statement entitled, “Statement by President Biden on the Introduction of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022.” He ended his statement by saying that, “Combatting domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking should not be a Democratic issue or Republican issue. […]
In the capital of Mali, Bamako, hundreds of citizens held a protest action demanding the withdrawal of the French military contingent from the territory of the country. Demonstrators gathered near the Africa Tower, one of the symbols of Bamako, and chanted slogans demanding the withdrawal from the country of French troops stationed in Mali since […]
At least 20 dead bodies have been retrieved from a river in Western Kenya in recent weeks. Human rights group, Haki Africa, says most of the bodies recovered from River Yala, which flows into Lake Victoria, were found in sacks, with some tied up and others damaged signifying that the victims had gone through torture […]
Details: Ukraine President Accuses America of Exaggerating Crisis Coup in Burkina Faso Ukraine President Accuses America of Exaggerating Crisis America continues to intensify tensions over Ukraine. The top American military official, General Mark Milley, who serves as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned in a press conference on Friday that Russia “has […]
The Speaker of Tanzania’s National Assembly, Job Ndugai has on Thursday 06/01/2022 resigned from the position as a result of his recent public criticism to the President regarding the loans and growing national debt.
Bishop Ssebagala made the following directive on Saturday at St Paul Church Kanjuki in Kayunga District while bidding farewell to Christians ahead of his retirement this year. “All head teachers, I want to tell you that we shall not allow pregnant or breastfeeding girls in class. When all girls turn up, carry out the usual medical […]
Presidential aspirants Raila Odinga of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and William Ruto of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) are roaming the country in the 2022 election campaigns with both promising the electorates: stemming out corruption! Addressing 500 delegates in Turkana Odinga said: “The biggest problem affecting Kenya is corruption. People have embezzled public funds. When they […]
Details: Germany Cuts Nuclear Plants Increasing Energy Vulnerability Illegal Jewish entity Attacks Syria again Anti-Coup Protests in Sudan Under Internal Pressure, Putin Condemns Insulting the Prophet (SAW)
Headlines: US Passes New Defence Bill US-Iran Negotiations Continue Libya’s Elections Called Off
Headlines: Pakistan Running out of Gas Trouble in the Balkans Libya’s Elections Postponed? Pakistan Running out of Gas Pakistan faces a severe shortage of gas this coming winter and the government is already rolling out its excuses. Chaudary Fawad Hussain, Pakistan’s erstwhile information minister bleats that Pakistan is fast depleting its gas reserves which are […]
Ministry of Home Affairs in Tanzania released the new statistics on child abuse in the country from January to September 2021. According to the ministry, a total of 6,168 children were abused, among them 3,524 were raped.
Governments across the world are currently embroiled in cutthroat initiatives to curb the spread of the latest variant of Coronavirus Disease 2019 named Omicron.
Headlines: Tunisian President Extends Suspension Ann San Sui Kui Given Sentence Virtual Conference to Save Democracy Tunisian President Extends Suspension Tunisian President Kais has revealed the extension of the suspension of the country’s parliament, announcing that a referendum on constitutional reform will be held in July 2022, followed by parliamentary elections in December. In a speech […]
The Kimberley Process is an inter-governmental initiative, which started when Southern African diamond-producing states met in Kimberley, South Africa. The multi-stakeholder meeting between governments, the industry and NGOs aimed to discuss ways to stop the trade in ‘conflict diamonds’ and ensure that diamond purchases were not financing violence by rebel movements and their allies who […]
Kenyans borrowed Sh1.32 billion daily from Safaricom’s overdraft facility Fuliza between April and September this year, underlining increasing reliance on loans for household use. This was revealed by Safaricom on Wednesday, which posted a Sh37.055 billion net profit for the half year to September 30 boosted by higher M-Pesa revenue. Safaricom’s financial results show that […]
The subject of Blood Diamonds garnered international attention at the beginning of the 21st century, following the civil wars in African countries like Angola and Sierra Leone. However, the fact that this was the time when people started to pay attention doesn’t mean that it’s when the problems in Africa started- nor does it mean […]
Headlines: • Déjà vu Sudan • Pakistan Turns to IMF Again • New Bill to Remove British Citizenship Déjà vu Sudan After being removed in a coup a month ago Abdalla Hamdok has reinstated by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan after signing a political agreement. Twelve cabinet ministers submitted their resignation in protest against the political […]
Headlines: • China-US Virtual Summit • The Battle for Libya • Afghanistan on the Brink of Economic Collapse China-US Virtual Summit The US president and Chinese premier Xi Jinping held a virtual summit on 16 November 2021. There was no joint press conference or a press statement after the virtual conference. This is because expectations […]