Sunday, July 22, 2018
Elections
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Kenyan political sphere is at its fever pitch with the general elections just under two weeks away. As has been the norm, politicians from various divide are in their vintage best as the quest to leave a mark before the August 8 polls continues. Currently, there are two major political affiliations that enjoy massive following....
The centre of Kigali, Rwanda.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - Rwanda, a small country of about 12 million people that is located in East Africa has risen from the depths of turbulent times forever embedded in history to be a hub of buzzing business, visionary leadership and insatiable quest for progress. The foundation of the current state of affairs has been built on the ashes of...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - There has been widespread unrest in some parts of Kenya following the announcement of the presidential election results, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which essentially granted Uhuru Kenyatta a second term in office. The results announced on Friday night, saw IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declare Kenyatta winner of the August 8 polls with...
Kenya Presidential election result annulled by Supreme Court decision.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Supreme Court of Kenya added a new twist to the election conundrum after nullifying the Kenyan presidential elections held on August 8 during an announcement made on Friday morning in Nairobi. Four judges led by Chief Justice David Maraga, his deputy Philomena Mwilu, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola were on the view that the electoral...
Westgate shopping mall, Kenya.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - September 21, 2013, is a day that is carved into Kenya’s history as one of the darkest moments. The bright and sunny Saturday afternoon gave the bubbly shoppers at the mall and Kenyans alike no inkling that disaster was to strike. Shortly before midday, four heavily armed men affiliated to the militia group Al-Shabaab opened...
Oil production in Pariang district in South Sudan.
JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - Officials are now joining residents in protesting the environmental crisis in South Sudan. The newest cause for concern is the cancer-causing radioactive waste. Plug County is located in the Melut Basin, home to South Sudan’s most productive – and hence polluting - oil fields. In view of this proximity, it is no wonder that Plug...
Ethiopia Renaissance dam
CAIRO, Egypt (Vianews) - The Nile River is the beating heart of all the nations it flows through. It starts in Burundi and finally passes through Egypt to end in the Mediterranean Sea running a total distance of 6,853 km making it the second longest river in the world. Countries have used the river for agriculture, generating electricity, and...
The pipe was repaired, but the contaminant was left in the environment. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.
Trigged by an oil spill and subsequent heavy rainfall, waves of oil and contaminants-soaked mud are rolling over South Sudanese villages and farmlands, reports the Nile Institute of Environmental Health (NIE-Health), one of the country’s leading environmental monitoring and reporting institutions. The oil spill resulted from a bursting in December 2017 of a pipeline connecting Paloch and Adar, home to...
Fisht Olympic stadium
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - African football has been on the ascendancy in the last couple of years with Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the heart of driving that change. In 2018, Africa will set on another course of discovery when its five representatives head to Russia for the FIFA World Cup. Prior to the most prestigious competition in...
South Sudan girls collected water from a recently opened borehole. Water that, if contaminated, may pose a serious health threat. Photo by: Arsenie Coseac.
MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - In May 2018, the United Nation‘s Environment Programme published the South Sudan‘s First State of Environment Report and Outlook. From literally its first page on, the report details what such environmental and human rights organizations as Germany‘s Sign of Hope have been saying for many years. The ruthless and reckless practices engaged in by South Sudan‘s...
NGO Sign of Hope shows, based on scientific research and analysis, that the oil industry in the state of Unity (South Sudan) pollutes the drinking water and people are poisoned with heavy metals. Photo by: Sign of Hope.
MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - VENRO, a group of 120 Germany-based NGOs providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world, produced a report entitled “Uncomfortable partners – from confrontation to cooperation: NGO’S strategies for dealing with companies”. This is an important report because it covers – in-depth – a key subject: how NGOs – the brave Davids of this world...
John Nyanganyi (left) attempts to dribble past Cosmas Asunga during Sports Day at Moi Avenue Primary School on Wednesday. Photo by: Ronnie Evans.
NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - Ruth Chirchir is an educationalist, mentor and leader in her own right. She has taught thousands of Kenyan pupils spread over five counties in the East African nation. Her stellar career, which has spun over 30 years, gives Chichir the pedigree in matters education, life skills and child development. We sat down with the head teacher...

Latest

2018 World Cup match between Portugal and Iran. Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo by: Mahdi Zare/Fars News Agency.

World Cup 2018: Who are the Winners on Social Media

France is still rejoicing its second World Cup title but on the social media game, results were a bit different. According to Primetag, a...

Interview

Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview with Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo...

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and...

Europe

Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.

World Cup 2018: Russian Women are Being Bullied for Getting too Friendly With Foreigners

Moskow, Russia (ViaNews) - Russian women are being accused of disregarding Russian men and “sell themselves” to foreigners. Online haters have been launching bullying campaigns in the social media. They search for photos of...
European Parliament in Strasbourg, Belgium. Photo by: David Iliff.

EU anti-corruption: Conflicts of interest among MEPs earning $41 million in outside income

BRUSSELS, Belgium (ViaNews) - Released today in Brussels, a report showing how in the current EU mandate, Members of Parliament (MEPs) have earned up to 41 million € in outside income. With some MEPs...
Muslim community- in koblenz, Germany. Women wearing hijab. Photo by: Tanveer

What the Muslim Community and Islamic Leaders Think About Women Wearing the Hijab in...

KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) - I went to look for answers at the very heart of Europe, in Germany. Koblenz is a city in central Germany which I know well, so I talked to the...

Business

Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs,...
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

What Everybody Ought to Know About CoWorking in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Over the last ten years, the technology development and the Serbian high unemployment rate helped create new professions and new working habits. Young people kept adopting alternative ways to work, and...
Women in the workforce.

Femininity & the Workforce: What It Means to Be a Woman in the Business...

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - In the wake of campaigns such as the #NoMakeup movement and the social media shattering #MeToo, women’s voices on beauty, harassment, discrimination and double standards are becoming more powerful in the...