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October 19, 2017 8:27 AM Kenya: Malaria Cases Go Up as Over 1,000 Test Positive

More than 1,000 people have tested positive for Malaria in Marsabit, northern Kenya, weeks after the deadly disease killed more than 26 people in the expansive region. A report handed to the country's Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu also showed that the 1,000 were from a sample of 2,500 people who sought treatment from hospitals in the area. While

October 18, 2017 10:07 AM Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is being called the worst in the history of the city, a particularly alarming statistic considering that the capital has regularly been the scene of violent conflict since the collapse

October 17, 2017 8:58 PM KIBET: Curbing grave errors in medical diagnosis

Recent reviews of claims for compensation for malpractices by health practitioners show that diagnostic errors are the most common, most costly and most dangerous medical mistakes both for inpatients and outpatients. Failure to order the appropriate laboratory tests and the application of test results are major contributors to diagnostic errors, together 1

October 17, 2017 1:43 PM KeNHA warns protesters damaging roads with burning tyres

By JEMIMAH MUENI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has warned demonstrators against destroying roads during protests because it impacts negatively on the country’s economy, since it costs up to Sh100 million to repair a kilometer of a road. KeNHA Chairman Erastus Mwongera who spoke with journalists on Tuesday said that those 1

October 17, 2017 6:43 AM Forms 34A, B back in focus as court rules on Chebukati role

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – The Supreme Court will on Tuesday morning render judgement on how the Returning Officer in the presidential election is meant to verify results from the polling station and constituency. It could also choose to send the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chair Wafula Chebukati down to a lower court 3

October 16, 2017 7:13 AM Uganda: Has Museveni Become Uganda's Problem?

Kampala — Once celebrated at home and abroad as one of a new breed of African leaders, President Yoweri Museveni now finds himself the subject of intense criticism. Observers say he faces challenges created by lack of new ideas to revive a stunted economy that might prove fatal to his political survival and that his lack of a plan to smoothly step aside 1

October 16, 2017 1:09 AM Brawls, Arrests, Autocratic Moves Imperil East African Democracy

Ugandan lawmakers brawl over a bill that could create a president-for-life. Tanzania arrests lawmakers and shutters newspapers. And as Kenya tries to rerun a botched election, a ruling party leader says what the country really needs is a benevolent dictator. As unrest and crackdowns plague some of the region’s largest economies, home to various levels 3

October 16, 2017 12:42 AM Kenya’s political ‘Game Theory’

Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out that politics is actually math — or mathematically explainable? Let me explain. Apparently there is a whole math that applies to social interactions. All social relationships are political in one way or the other. In one’s interaction with others, be it with friends, relatives or anyone for that matter, the way one makes 2

October 15, 2017 11:39 PM In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

DAKAR >> Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international 3

October 15, 2017 10:47 AM LGBT activists worry about Trump impact in Africa

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international 3