New York City is the most populous city in the United States. PHOTO/COURTESY By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world by 2050, according to a United Nations report. The West African nation is projected to surpass the 300 million people mark...
The newly-discovered rock inscriptions show, from right to left, a bull's head on a pole, two storks back to back and an ibis in between them. PHOTO/YALE UNIVERSITY By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium have discovered an ancient Egyptian "billboard" that...
Bamburi Beach Hotel in Mombasa. PHOTO/COURTESY By ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent's economic problems, showing a 13% increase in 2017, according to the annual survey by W Hospitality Group. The ninth edition of its Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa has...
A few people idle on the streets of   Bamenda. PHOTO/ARISON TAMFU Schools in English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been paralysed by months of unrest, but it is the young girls who are paying the greatest price. Investigative reporter ARISON TAMFU visited the volatile area and brings you the details. By ARISON...
President Uhuru Kenyattaat the United Nations Complex in Gigiri, Nairobi, where he opened the 26th Session of the Governing Council of the UN-Habitat. PSCU (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the need to reform the UN-Habitat to create smart towns and cities that are economically viable, socially livable, environmentally...
Former Botswana President Festus Mogae Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on South Sudan. PHOTO/COURTESY By DAK BUOTH It is an opportune time for former President Festus Mogae, the Chair of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on South Sudan, to pack and go back where he...
The city of Addis Ababa. PHOTO/COURTESY By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a city of at least 3.4 million residents, is poised to build the first bus rapid transit line in east Africa. Construction is currently estimated to start later this year after a planning process that began in 2015. According to...
Some of the cash found in a Lagos apartment. PHOTO/COURTESY By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke After recent claims by the National Super Alliance (NASA) that the country’s spy agency was bankrolling a scheme to foil their attempt to back a single opposition candidate against President Uhuru Kenyatta see what has transpired in Nigeria. The...
UNFPA’s Chief of Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts Branch, Ms Ugochi Daniels. PHOTO/COURTESY By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The ravaging drought in Somalia poses a major health risk to more than 600,000 pregnant women who may require urgent care a humanitarian agency has warned. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) of the 6.2...
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and his Kenyan counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO/FILE By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has declared the country is in a state of war with the terror group Al-Shabaab. And President Farmaajo has asked the Somali people to stand with the country’s security agencies in...