Sunday, July 22, 2018
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...
Miguna Miguna is a Kenyan author and columnist. Photo by: Miguna Miguna. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Miguna_Miguna.jpg
NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - Miguna Miguna, the highly vocal aide to Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga is expected to return to Kenya on Monday at a time when the country’s political clout has taken an unexpected turn. Miguna, who orchestrated Odinga’s swearing-in ceremony as the ‘people’s president’ in February, was inexplicably deported to Canada by the Kenyan government after he...
Jacob Zuma, Presdent of South Africa, at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2009. Photo by World Economic Forum / Eric Miller.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - A South African judge has ruled the country’s legislature must now set out rules of impeachment for President Jacob Zuma. The Constitutional Court judge said lawmakers “did not hold the president to account and must put in place a mechanism that could be used for the removal of the president from office,” according to the UPI. Zuma, 75,...
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....
South Africa voting station sign.
Port Shepstone, South Africa (ViaNews) - Metsimaholo Municipality is in South Africa’s Free State province. This was the sovereign homeland of Afrikaner farmers from 1837 until Britain annexed it during the Anglo Boer War. The province continued under Afrikaner control after Union, until the birth of the new South African Republic in 1994. But the nation was still deeply...
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...
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...
Raila Odinga. Photo by: Chatham House
NAIAROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Kenyan elections debacle is set for another twist following the decision by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to defy the government's warning and proceed with the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga set for Tuesday in Nairobi. Kenyan presidential election comments Odinga, who was a...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on April 20, 2016. Photo by: US State Department (Public Domain)
CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - As the deadline for applying to become a presidential candidate approaches, current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi barely has any competition. There were three other potential contenders for the presidency but one by one they all dropped out of the race. The first strong potential candidate was Ahmed Shafik: a former military man and a very successful...
Kenyan Paul Kibiwott Kurgat. Photo by Kremlin.ru
NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has been thrown into a frenzy following the recent resignation of three commissioners who were at the helm of operations at the body mandated to oversee electoral processes in Kenya. The trio of Consolata Maina, Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat resigned on April 16 following what emerged as an unsuccessful...
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...
Sudan People's Liberation Army near South Sudan capital, Juba. Photo by: Jason Patinkin.
LONDON (ViaNews) - The UN protection site in Malakal, South Sudan, was established for the sole purpose of protecting civilians from the country’s vicious civil war but in February 2016 it failed. Heavily armed militants faced little resistance as they stormed through the site and shot dead dozens of civilians, including two workers from the aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières...

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Business

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