Nation Centre, the headquarters of Nation Media Group (NMG). PHOTO/FILE By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Nation Media Group has become the first media house in Kenya to reject government advertising made through its insert published in local newspapers called “My Gov” as part of its efforts to break away from the emerging global...
#CoalNiSumu (Coal is Poison) demonstrations against the planned development of  coal projects in Lamu and Kitui counties. PHOTO/PAWA254 By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke America’s digital industrial giant General Electric plans to buy a Sh 40 billion ($400 million) stake in a Chinese funded coal plant on Lamu Island in Kenya. Lamu Island is a...
Ugandan troops mount a guard of honour  for the Uganda Chief of Defense Forces (CDF), Gen David Muhoozi during a past in Mogadishu, Somalia. PHOTO/AMISOM By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) forces are set to start being withdrawn progressively and their responsibilities transferred to the federal government...
State-of-the-art equipments installed at the customs houses in Armenia allow full customs control. Drivers crossing the border are not forced into hours of customs checks. PHOTO/VIGEN SARGSYAN/WORLD BANK By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on...
Winners during the 2016 Africa Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards. PHOTO/COURTESY By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Environmental journalists across Africa have an opportunity to showcase their work during this year’s Africa Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards. The 2018 ACCER awards contest with the theme “Changing the Narrative on Environmental Challenges in...
President Salva Kiir confers honours to South Sudanese military officers. PHOTO/COURTESY By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The US Government has slapped sanctions against former Sudan People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff General Paul Malong Awan Anei. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in consultation with the Department...
Ryan (a.k.a. Ryan ToysReview) is pulling in $11 million or Sh 1.1 billion from his Ryan Toys Review You Tube channel. PHOTO/YOU TUBE By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Ryan who goes by the name Ryan ToysReview on his You Tube channel is among 2018 Time Magazine’s most influential people on the Internet made more...
A tea picker in a plantation in Kericho County. PHOTO/ALAMY By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The tea sector value chain requires restructuring to make it more efficient and transparent undertaken by the secretariat of Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) says. The FAO report of the Kenya Tea Value Chain Technical...
Fifa World Cup 2018 in Russia. PHOTO/BEST VPN Investigative journalist Nikolai Andrushchenko who co-founded the Saint Petersburg based Novy Peterburg weekly, died in hospital on 19 April after he was found unconscious in the street on the night of 9 March after setting off to see a news source in connection with a...
Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo who has sponsored the Kenya Tea Development Authority Bill 2018. PHOTO/FACEBOOK By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ek The Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA) is likely to revert to its old status as an industry regulator if a new Bill aimed at reforming the tea sector and give farmers more say...