Some dead, at least 50 taken to hospital, as fire engulfs #Grenfell tower block

Fire engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday, killing some people, injuring at least 50 more and trapping some residents asleep inside the towering inferno. Flames licked up the sides of the block in the north Kensington area as 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought the blaze for hours. Plumes of black and More...

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By admin On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Visa-free travel in Africa remains far off

BY 2063, according to the African Union’s (AU) rather long-range prediction, Africa will be “a continent of seamless borders”. People, capital, goods and services will flow freely from South Africa to Tunisia More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Kenya Commercial Bank takeover bid for National Bank

Bloomberg: Kenya’s biggest bank by assets offered to buy a state-owned lender as the industry struggles to cope with interest-rate caps that have cut profits and curbed lending. Kenya’s biggest bank by assets More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Can the cost of Kenya’s Standard gauge railway (SGR) be justified ? – Ongea Africa discuss

Kenya’s governing Jubilee coalition recently inaugurated the start of operations of the first phase of a multi-billion $ Chinese financed (over 90% financing) cargo and passenger Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), More...

By admin On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Paris Agreement on climate change : One year on, how is Africa fairing ?

Environment Paris Agreement on climate change: One year later, how is Africa faring? Several African countries have begun implementing climate resilience activities By Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi Since December More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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#Machester Arena Attack: Suicide bomber kills at least 22 at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

A suicide bomber has killed 22 people – including children – in an explosion at an Ariana Grande pop concert at the Manchester Arena At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 were More...

By admin On Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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Europeans Who Don’t Like African Migrants Should Thank Drought. It Has Dramatically Slowed Down Their Flight

IT’S often assumed that the African migrants who now make up the majority of those taking boats across the Mediterranean to Europe are fleeing grinding poverty back home. But, in a curious development, an article More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Kenya Elections : Chaotic party Nominations maybe a harbinger of upheaval for August Polls

Kenya’s ruling Jubilee Party and main opposition party ODM re attempt  to select candidates for August elections after abandoning a chaotic process last week that analysts said may be a harbinger of upheaval More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Kenya’s only Northern White Male Rhino joins Tinder

Reuters: Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he’s the world’s last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate. “I don’t More...

By admin On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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How Kenya’s Drought Has Turned Into Violence

Nairobi, Kenya (AP) — The shooting of a novelist and conservationist in Kenya has drawn attention to the violent tensions between landowners and herders who are trying to keep their animals alive in a widespread More...

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