[The Conversation Africa] The political upheaval that Ethiopians have become accustomed to seems to be a thing of the past – for now. Many have praised the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in April 2018, for restoring calm to much of the country.
[Nation] The total closure of three extensive refugee camps in Dadaab may not happen soon as numbers of those returning to their countries of origin voluntary have reduced while others have vowed never to return to their homes.
[Nation] Maize infected with aflatoxin could soon find its way into the market after an internal audit on the Sh1.9 billion maize saga revealed that National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) bought maize that was infected.
[Nation] Some MPs have questioned the practicality of implementation of this year’s budget, arguing it is too ambitious.
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday announced that the the government will conduct a lifestyle audit of all public officers.
[Nation] Dozens of families in Murang’a County have been left homeless after their houses and farms were destroyed by mudslides and fault lines triggered by the ongoing rains.
[East African] Interest levels on debts owed by 11 African countries that were part of the World Bank’s Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) Initiative of the early 1990s are now back at pre-crisis levels.
[Nation] Moi Girls High School, Nairobi has been closed for a week a day after a student was raped in one of the hostels.
[Nation] The New Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) is modernising its factories at a cost of Sh1 billion in a bid to improve production and increase its regional and local market control share.
[Nation] The omission of high profile public officials, bank managers, a cabinet secretary and directors of some companies that were paid in excess of Sh1 billion in the latest scandal to rock the National Youth Service has raised fears of selective prosecution.