[New Times] The government has said that access to electricity will reach 51 per cent by the end of this fiscal year up, from the current 45 per cent.
[East African] Kenyans can expect to pay less for electricity upon the inauguration of the region’s largest solar plant next month, in the northeastern part of the country.
[ISS] Global statistics show that just two years ago, there were about 25 million labour trafficking victims in the world – 3.8 million of whom were forced into the sex trade. In Africa, 3.4 million people had been trafficked into forced labour by 2016.
[Nation] The government has ordered the Nyayo Tea Zones (NTZ) Development Corporation to stop picking or cultivating tea in the 25-kilometre buffer zone even as the Mau Forest saga is scheduled for hearing.
[Guardian] An economist and former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, once said: “Income inequality is troubling because, among other things, it means that many people in our society do not have the opportunities to advance themselves… .No economy can succeed without a high quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalisation and technical change.”
[News24Wire] The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) is blaming its former leaders for the organisation’s liquidation.
[Daily Trust] Propelled by the desire to encourage cross border economic development, Nigeria and the Republic of Niger recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a hydrocarbon pipeline and a petroleum refinery.
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Bukola Saraki, who — as Senate President and third in line to the Presidency — is one of Nigeria’s most powerful politicians. He was elected to the Senate in 2011 after serving two terms as governor of Kwara state
[This Day] There are indications that over 500,000 Nigerians have emigrated from the country since 2016.
[Atlantic Council] Washington, DC -In the predawn hours of July 18, 1918, not far from the medieval cathedral town of Soissons in northeastern France, twenty-four French divisions, including two segregated American infantry divisions (the storied 92nd “Buffalo Soldiers” and the 93rd) under French command, supported by other Allied units–including eight other US divisions of the American Expeditionary Force led by Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing for whom the day would bring one of their first combat operation