The report says the way land resources – soil, water and biodiversity – are currently mismanaged and misused threatens the health and survival of many species on Earth. PHOTO/UNCCD By PATRICK MAYOYO pmayoyo@gmail.com Up to 40 percent of the planet’s land is degraded, directly affects half of humanity and threatens roughly half...
Kenya Association of Private Employment Agencies (KAPEA) chairman David Njoroge and other KAPEA officials addressing the media. PHOTO/COURTESY By JAMES KARIUKI More than 20,000 applications for new passports for Kenyans set to travel to Gulf States for employment are being held by the Immigration Department since October, officials of the Kenya...
Kenya Association of Private Employment Agencies (KAPEA) officials led by chairman David Njoroge, addressing a press conference. PHOTO/COURTESY By OUR CORRESPONDENT More than 1,000 migrant workers recruitment agencies in Kenya have asked the Government to revoke licenses of health facilities testing workers going to work in Gulf States for breach of...
Kenya Editor’s Guild President Churchill Otieno. PHOTO/COURTESY By JIMMY MWANGI The Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ), Kenya Editor’s Guild (KEG) and Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) have voiced their displeasure over plans to regulate vernacular political debates. KEG termed the appointment of a task force to oversee localised political debates by the ICT and...
President Samia Suluhu Hassan, of Tanzania, with African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, during the laying of the foundation stone of the outer ring road of Dodoma. PHOTO/ADB By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been named the 2022 winner of the Africa Road Builders–Babacar Ndiaye Trophy. The prize...
Russia has been accused of war crimes in Bucha, near Kyiv. PHOTO/DREAMSTIME By PATRICK MAYOYO and AGENCIES Russian soldiers have been accused of committing atrocities in Bucha one of the town's in Ukraine before retreating. Some of the alleged survivors of the Russian atrocities have recounted their ordeals as security analysts say the...
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chair Hoesung Lee. PHOTO/UN By PATRICK MAYOYO Policies in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as of December 2020 would lead the planet to 3.2 degrees Celsius of warming, more than double the 1.5 degrees limit that scientists say is essential for avoiding the worst impacts of...
World Bank has launched the “Rhino Bond,” to conserve the endangered species in South Africa. PHOTO/SHUTTERSTOCK By PATRICK MAYOYO The World Bank has launched the Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB) in support of South Africa’s efforts to conserve endangered species a move described as a first-of--its-kind in the capital markets. Also known as...
Journalist Maria Ressa the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner and co-founder Rappler, an online news site wants to hold the tech platforms accountable over fake news. PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/via GETTY IMAGES By JULIA ANGWIN Journalists are under attack around the world. Last year, the number of journalists who were jailed for their...
President Vladimir Putin of Russia. His country is notorious for using chemical weapons to silence journalists and critics. PHOTO/DREAMTIME By PATRICK MAYOYO Authoritarian regimes are now using chemical weapons, biological warfare and digital surveillance to harass and silence journalists and critics studies indicate. The Russian government has been identified as among countries...