Akon has entered into a US$50-million partnership agreement with the Machel Fidus Association for a rural electrification project in Mozambique part of the “Akon Lighting Africa” initiative.
Kenya’s failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in Malindi, south-east of the country, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania.
“If my mother had one goal, it was to free my mind,” Trevor Noah writes in his memoir Born A Crime which has won him the Thurber prize for American Humor.
British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson is facing growing backlash inside Libya for his remarks that the city of Sirte might become a new Dubai once “the dead bodies” are removed. Johnson defended his remarks on Sirte saying he was making a point about the need for optimism in Libya.
The sexual health of queer women is difficult to discuss when there is such minimal information to share and even fewer protection options but the topic is even more important.
The family of South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is taking legal action against cable channel Lifetime over “Blade Runner Killer” a film about the athlete’s murder of his late girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The movie was made without the consultation of the Steenkamp and Pistorius families. Pistorius was convicted of murder and sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for the crime.
Semi-permanent homes or thatched houses are a staple in African villages but leave dwellers open to the elements and without necessary amenities, Rwanda’s model villages seeks to change that. Rwanda’s Vision 2020, says at least 70 per cent of Rwandans in rural areas will be living in planned settlements by the year 2020.
The Kenyan Judiciary is confronting Jubilee and National Super Alliance politicians over their frequent criticism of judges as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) seeks to create transparency with the help of the Media Owners Association.
Blind Ethiopian lawyer and activist Yetnebersh Nigussie 2017’s joint winner of the Right Livelihood Award is a force for inclusion, saying: ‘If I can excel…bring about my own change, I can help others.” She was honoured for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities. The award is also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.