Africa

Photos: 1.2 billion shillings bridge collapses in Kenya

A section of a bridge that is being constructed at a cost of 1.2 billion shillings in Budalang’i constituency in the county of Busia, Kenya,  has collapsed. Sigiri bridge which is being constructed by a Chinese company was expected to link several rural areas, markets, schools and hospitals within the constituency. The bridge, one of the […]

International

Queen of England to receive £6m pay increase from public funds

The Queen is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate’s profits rose by £24m. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of her household, official travel and upkeep of palaces, is to increase by more than £6m in 2018/19. It comes as accounts revealed the Queen’s official […]

Politics & Policy

Meet Macdella Cooper, Former Refugee & Liberia’s Only Female Presidential Candidate

Macdella Cooper, the former refugee who wants to become the next President of Liberia. As the race to succeed the current Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf intensifies, more than 20 presidential candidates have come out to contend for the top office ahead of the October 10th election. Among these presidential hopefuls — of which the […]

Business & Economy

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

The world’s first commercial drone delivery service operates from a hill almost smack dab in the middle of Rwanda. A barbed wire fence surrounds a field, a white tent, and a control tower. From here, Zipline, a San Francisco-based robotics company, delivers blood by drone to almost half of all Rwanda’s blood transfusion centers. Orders […]

Sport

FIFA bans Ghanaian footballer, Samuel Inkoom for one year

Ghanaian defender, Samuel Inkoom who currently plays for Bulgarian club FC Vereya, has been banned by FIFA for one year for failing to settle the total outstanding amount owed to his former agent Andy Evans. Following a contractual dispute between both parties, the 28-year-old was ordered by the Bureau of the Players’ Status Committee on […]

Success Stories

Meet Kenya’s First Female Marine Pilot Elizabeth Marami

The maritime industry is ripe with opportunity for women. According to the International Labour Organization, women account for only 2% of the total workforce in the industry, and this has led to the unprecedented awareness about work opportunities for women. Former African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma called for greater participation of women in maritime industries, […]

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