Kenya and Spain entangled in a 1.2 billion unpaid debt

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Kenya and the kingdom of Spain are in bitter 1.2 billion debt which Kenya has been owing a Spanish company for the construction Ewaso Nyiro South Dam. The Dam was constructed ten years ago by a Spanish company called TYPSA but has since never been paid. The Spanish embassy have occasionally written to the relevant Kenyan Authorities including the treasury concerning the debt. Kenya has also confirmed that the debt is genuine and needs to be paid up. The debt issue was heavily highlighted in the Kenya Spain joint business…

Gabon Military Coup – what you need to know

Crowds in Gabon Celebrated with soldiers on Wednesday after they claimed to have arrested the recently re-elected president in an attempted coup. “The National and International Community is informed that Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba is being kept under house arrest and he is surrounded by his family and doctors. An investigation will be carried out by the competent authorities and those concerned will answer to their actions,” Announced Army spokesman. “Gabonese people, we are finally on the road to happiness, May God and the hand of our ancestors bless Gabon,”…

Gunmen Storm Mexican Prison, inmates escape

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An incident was reported in which 14 people were left dead when gunmen attacked a prison  in the Mexican border of Juarez on Sunday morning. According to CNN, The Chihuahua state attorney general’s office in a statement said 10 prison warders and 4 prisoners were among those killed in the attack. Gunmen arrived at the prison premises and fired at the prison guards. In the process of the chaos it was reported that 24 prisoners escaped. It is still not clear who were the planners behind the attack. Ciudad Juarez,…

CS Kuria signs deal with 300,000 Dubai Companies

It could mean good days ahead for Kenya as Trade Investment and Industry Cabinet Secretary Moses Kurai announced signed business deals with several Gulf-based companies. The deals are meant to increase trade and investment cooperation between Kenya and the gulf countries. “We agreed on a range of cooperation areas to boost trade and investment exchanges between Kenya business and the 300,000 companies,” The CS posted on his twitter handle. Kuria has recently been leading delegations in touring the middle east and meeting with high profile business individuals. The Board and…

Heartbreaking Revelation: Ugandan maids sold cheap in Saudi Arabia

An undercover investigation by The Times has revealed the heart-rending act of modern slavery in Saudi Arabia. The act of renting and selling maids in the Kingdom. The investigations revealed that maids are advertised on an online marketplace, ‘haraj.sa’, where they are illegally bought and sold to the highest bidder. The app is one of the most visited in the country. Quoted From The Times: “The prices vary by ethnic background. Filipino maids sell fastest and for the highest prices, and Ugandan maids are labeled by some Haraj users as…

Kenya to build a 304 Million Shilling safe house in Saudi Arabia amid cases of mistreatment of Kenyan worker in the gulf country

National Assembly Budgets and Appropriation Committee disclosed that it plan stop finance a Ksh 304 Million safe house in Saudi Arabia to provide refuge amid high cases of mistreatments that Kenyan workers are going through in the gulf country. COTU Secretary Boss Francis Atwoli while addressing the press also compelled the government to look into Labor Migration Bill to address the employment situation in the country. “Poverty is everywhere. It is not just a concept but it is in the real sense and requires a lot of efforts by those…

Monkeypox, the new deadly disease WHO is worried about

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the fast spread if Monkeypox which has so far been identified in 12 countries registering a total of 92 cases as of sunday. WHO now intends to role out mitigation plans for other countries where the disease has not been recorded. Information points that human-to-human transmission is already occuring. The disease is very infectious although mild and endemic in parts of west and Central Africa as reported by VOA. “There are vaccines available but the most important message is you can…

Zimbabwe plans to sale Ivory stock pile to fund country’s conservation

Zimbabwean governmebt has put out a plan to sell some of its Ivory and Rhino horn stockpile to help manage the country’s conservation. The stockpile is estimated to be $600 according to the Herald Newspaper. Zimbabwe leads in the number of elephants worldwide owning 65% of world’s elephant population. According to the convention on trade in endangered species, only in certain circumstances can trade in elephants be allowed. Zimbabwe’s environmental Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu has made the appeal arguing that expensive budget of the country’s conservative was also adversely affected by…

Rihanna gives birth; finally a mom to s baby boy

Credible sources comfirm that the Fenty Beauty founder is now a mother to a baby boy after giving birth on May 13th in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. Rihanna pregnancy became known to the public in January as the singer went out for a walk with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky in Harlem. The celebrated singer initially hid her pregnancy from the public, often wearing baggy clothes but later began exposing her belly while putting on maternity fashion wear. A$AP Rocky whose real name is Rakim Mayers and Rihanna started dating…