[Monitor] It is a global trend now with most developing countries focusing their plan on rural electrification in a bid for the rural communities to catch up in various developments just like their counterparts in urban areas.
WHEN news broke of a deal between Turkey and America over Syria last weekend, it was welcomed as a game-changer. But it has speedily become clear that the agreement is riddled with ambiguity and divergent agendas. That should not come as a surprise: the idea that two countries with such a fraught recent relationship were burying their differences to defeat Islamic State (IS) was always unlikely
Good while it lasts AFTER four and a half years that have ravaged the country and sucked in ever more combatants—the latest being Turkey—Syria’s ghastly civil war seems as intractable as ever.
Facts on the ground THERE was a kind of symmetry last week in two West Bank towns where residents held vigils awaiting the arrival of Israeli bulldozers. One was Beit El, a Jewish settlement near the West Bank’s capital, Ramallah, where two apartment buildings were to be razed.
ON HIS recent foray into east Africa, Barack Obama did not pull his punches. While applauding the “extraordinary progress” of Africa in general, he told its leaders to cut out “the cancer of corruption”. Among other things, he urged his Kenyan cousins to treat their women better
The oubliette BEHIND the bolted doors of Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison an old chalkboard hangs high above the wardens’ offices, keeping count of the inmates inside.
[RFI] Many of the reported 200 detainees released from Gambia’s notorious Mile 2 prison in Banjul are trying to get out of the country as soon as possible in order to avoid being picked up by police again, according to a former Gambian high-ranking official who has had contact with those released.
[Nation] President Barack Obama took a swipe on one of the opposition leaders over double speak on various issues affecting Kenya.
[Deutsche Welle] Following his historic visit to Kenya, the United States president has landed in Ethiopia. Barack Obama is expected to address the African Union and discuss regional conflicts.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -US President Barack Obama has challenged the youth of Kenya to rise up and play their rightful role since the country and Africa are on the move.