Shocked family outside a mosque in Christchurch district in New Zealand after the terrorist attack. PHOTO/AAP By AGENCIES The shooter, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, who is suspected to have carried out at least one of the New Zealand mosque attacks is an Australian citizen. The 28-year-old is from Grafton, 500 kilometres north of...
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should not oppose journalist Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe's appeal of a year-long prison sentence for insulting a provincial governor, the Committee to Protect Journalists has said. Iwewe, a reporter at the privately owned broadcaster Radio Television Sarah, was convicted on March 1 in...
Kiru Tea Factory Company director Geoffrey Chege Kirundi he has received threats over a matter before court. PHOTO/FILE By DAVID KAMAU Police are holding a man pending investigations after he allegedly sent Kiru Tea Factory Company director Geoffrey Chege Kirundi threatening messages that he risked being killed if he did not...
The multi-coloured traditional dhow popularly known as Flipflopi, the first dhow made entirely of recycled plastic, resting serenely on the grass at UN Environment headquarters in Nairobi where it was on display during the Fourth UN Environment Assembly. PHOTO/UN ENVIRONMENT By PATRICK MAYOYO Did you know that streaming a film online, or...
A past session of the UN Environment Assembly. PHOTO/COURTESY Over 4,700 people gather to consider new policies, technologies and innovative solutions for achieving sustainable consumption and production. Outcomes from the meeting will set the global environmental agenda and boost chances of success in the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda. ...
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema. PHOTO/FACEBOOK By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN The Committee to Protect Journalists CPJ) has expressed grave concern about threats and harassment against veteran South African journalist Karima Brown--allegedly by supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). This is after her phone number was published on Twitter by EFF leader Julius...
Kenya Tea Development Agency CEO Lerionka Tiampati was found guilty of contempt of court. PHOTO/KTDA By OUR CORRESPONDENT Six directors of the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) have asked the Court of Appeal to review a decision citing them for contempt of court. The six who were found guilty for disobeying an...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli. The Committee to Protect Journalists has asked the Tanzanian government to lift a seven-day publication ban on Mwananchi Ltd publications. PHOTO/ABC By SPECIAL: CORRESPONDENT Authorities in Tanzania should lift a seven-day publication ban on the privately owned newspaper The Citizen and allow journalists to report on matters of public...
Maj. Gen. Charles Tai Gituai, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Deputy Force Commander in charge of Operations and Plans, inspects a guard of honor mounted by AMISOM soldiers at Kismayo Airport on 15 December 2018. Maj. PHOTO/AMISOM By MERESSA DESSU and DAWIT YOHANNES The African Union Mission in Somalia...
Kathryn Bigelow, centre, is the only woman to have won best director, in 2010, for The Hurt Locker. EPA/PAUL BUCK By CLAIRE JENKINS Another year, another Oscars Ceremony. Red-carpeted self-congratulations, the popping of flashes and the anticipation of the popping of corks at the many after parties for the rich and...