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October 29, 2017 9:56 AM DR Congo's Kasai conflict: 'Millions face starvation without aid'

The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai. David Beasley told the BBC that more than three million people were now at risk of starvation. He warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die in the coming months if aid was not delivered. Violence flared 38

October 28, 2017 11:03 AM Police hunting for politician accused of planning, financing Kawangware violence

By JOSEPH MURAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 28 – Police are pursuing a Nairobi based politician accused of financing and funding gangs to cause violence in the informal sector of Kawangware, around Congo and Area 56. The politician, according to detectives has been holding night meetings with the leaders of the gangs in one of the posh estates in Nairobi 22

October 25, 2017 11:09 PM Nonprofit works with veterinarians and farmers to protect rhinos from poachers in South Africa

Christine Romo/ABC News(SOUTH AFRICA) — It may seem like a jarring scene — a rhinoceros, sedated, as veterinary staff saw off its horn — but this is now becoming increasingly common across South Africa as farmers and others desperately try to save the animals from extinction. “It’s the lesser of two evils. Do you leave the horn and let someone poach 55

October 24, 2017 10:01 AM Seedstars open applications for Botswana leg of world competition

Seedstars announced on Tuesday 24 October 2017 that applications for the Botswana leg of the Seedstars World competition in now open. The startups who will make up the participants of the competition will battle it out for the chance to earn up to US$1 million in equity investment at next year’s global final. This competition in Botswana will form part of the preliminary 34

October 24, 2017 4:24 AM Vero was on a job hunting mission when chopper crashed in lake – family

The female occupant in the ill-fated chopper that crashed in Lake Nakuru on Saturday was a fresh graduate from Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology. Veronica Muthoni, 22, had finished a certificate course in Catering in 2016 and was on a job hunting mission in Nakuru town before she met her death, according to her family. The details emerged 21

October 24, 2017 12:25 AM Ugandan girls forced into child marriage because they can't afford sanitary pads

LONDON, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12. Auma's story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda drop out of education when they begin menstruating because their schools lack proper 28

October 21, 2017 10:38 AM Continued instability likely to force more South Sudanese to seek safety elsewhere

Projected influx would swell the ranks of the two million South Sudanese already in exile in the region - bringing the total number of refugees closer the three million mark. NAIROBI, Kenya — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the humanitarian agencies is warning that without an imminent resolution in sight for the crises in South Sudan, more South Sudanese 26

October 20, 2017 3:43 PM KCSE candidates falling flat in maths and sciences

Nearly 90 per cent of students scored below grade C in Mathematics last year In a troubling trend, performance in Mathematics and sciences in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE) examination has been declining for the last three years, a Nation Newsplex review of national examination data reveals. As candidates prepare to sit the 2017 KSCE starting 11

October 18, 2017 1:46 PM USAID-funded farmers program creates 4,000 jobs

Access to capital and low levels of skills remains key challenges for a majority of those in the agricultural value chain in Kenya. Feed the Future Initiative, a USAID-funded program, says offering targeted financial support and tailored technical assistance could help small scale farmers as well as those in the value chain realize their full potential 23

October 16, 2017 11:30 AM Police net firearms linked to prominent businessman

Security personnel in Malindi Sunday night raided a villa believed to be owned by controversial prominent businessman and recovered a cache of firearms. The raid was conducted by a multi-Agency team of security personnel at the villa located along Ngowe road in the posh estates bordering Mtangani area and lasted over 10 hours. The top billionaire businessman 14