Thursday, November 15, 2018
A snippet of the names of NCPB officials and other stakeholders who are persons of interest in the Ksh.468 million maize scandal. Photo by: ViaNews.
NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - Eight National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) suspects have been arraigned in court and charged in relations to the scandal involving hundreds of millions of taxpayers money. This is part of a vicious crackdown protocol initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta earlier this year in a bid to change the landscape of the country. Under his administration,...
Country leaders joined in grieving with the family of the former World Champion, Nicholas Bett, who lost his life in a tragic road accident. Photo by: @TeamWiliamRuto.
NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - On Thursday, Kenya is set to lay at rest one of her sporting heroes after another untimely death of an Olympian, a champion, and a history maker. The careers of this budding athlete had reached the pinnacle and he could only dare to strive for more. On August 8, 2018, the world woke up to the...
South Sudan oil workers attempting to contain the spill. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.
JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - For failure to report on oil pollution's devastation of the country, the South Sudanese Parliament issues summons to country's Minister of Petroleum and Mining and acknowledged that oil pollution has caused flight of more than 500,000 people in Upper Nile region alone. The Petroleum Committee of South Sudan's National Legislative Assembly has issued a summons...
Bunia's General Hospital, Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ituri province. Photo by: UNHCR/Natalia Micevic
GENEVA, Switzerland (ViaNews) - After months of conflict between the Hema and Lendu ethnic groups in eastern DR Congo’s Ituri region, UNHCR is sounding the alarm. “We really sounded the alarm last week. People are finding pieces of neighbors bodies. The barbaric acts of ISIS are surpassed here. ISIS were using guns. In Ituri they are using blunt instruments,” said...
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...
South Sudan oil workers attempting to contain the spill. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.
MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - Professor Fritz Pragst of Berlin's Institute for Forensic Medicine is one of the leading forensic toxicologists in the world. Read: Briefing on Big Oil’s Contamination of South Sudan Professor Pragst headed a team of scientists that produced in 2017 the definitive study on the levels of lead, barium and other health-endangering substances in the hairs of people...
Klaus Stieglitz, Sign of Hope vice chairman in South Sudan. Photo by: Sign of Hope.
MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - The contamination of South Sudan‘s water can potentially condemn an estimated number of more than 600,000 South Sudanese to painful lives and early and horrible deaths, said Klaus Stieglitz, the vice chairman of the German NGO, Sign of Hope, as reported by the German publication, Deutsche Welle. Among them, the alleged many horribly deformed babies,...
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...
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...
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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