Daily Archives: October 27, 2017

Kenyan Wins $100,000 Grant for Device to Help Expectant Mothers

A Kenyan university student has won a $100,000 research grant for an idea aimed at decreasing maternal and infant deaths among cattle-raising families on the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

Dahabo Adi Galgalo secured the 2017 innovation award from AESA, Alliance for Accelerating …

GIGABA: SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS REFORMS TO RETURN TO GROWTH PATH

CAPE TOWN, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says the government needs to fast-track reform and make difficult, bold decisions in order to return the South African economy to a desirable growth path.

Briefing a joint sitting of the parliamentary Select and …

Analysts Fear Low Voter Turnout Will Undercut Kenya Election Results

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Kenya’s electoral commission has called for patience and calm as it tallies the results of Thursday’s re-run presidential election. However, some analysts already fear that the low turnout � just 35 percent compared to nearly 80 percent in …

SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTERS REVEAL DIFFERENCES OVER NUCLEAR ENERGY

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa’s finance and energy ministers have revealed their differences over the development of nuclear power plans after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said the country cannot afford any new nuclear power project because of the weak economy.

Energy Minister …

Al-Shabab Stones Somali Mother of 8 to Death

Al-Shabab militants in Somalia have stoned a mother of eight to death for allegedly committing adultery.

Hundreds of residents gathered at a public square in the town of Saakow, about 400 kilometers south of Mogadishu, to watch the execution on …