Connect with us
//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Featured

Somalia embraces change with election of New President

Published

on

In an unconventional election shrouded with distrust and corruption accusations, Somali-US National Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is selected as the new President of Somalia.

ON THE streets of Eastleigh, a suburb of Nairobi that is home to a large part of the city’s Somali population, the celebrations went on through the night. Young men threw firecrackers; cars hooted their horns as they moved slowly through the revelry. In Mogadishu, gunfire rang out—for once not in anger but in joy. The celebration was of the unexpected victory in Somalia’s long-delayed presidential race of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known by his nickname “Farmaajo” (the Somali word for cheese, from the Italian formaggio).

The “election” was not a conventional one. The United Nations and Somalia’s Western backers, who have overseen much of the process, abandoned the idea of holding a one-man, one-vote contest years ago because it would have been impossible to organise. Instead, some 14,000 electors, picked on the basis of clan, voted in members of parliament. The MPs then, on February 8th, trooped into the heavily fortified compound at Mogadishu airport—the only place safe enough—to pick a president.

Read More Here >>

Facebook Comments

Advertisement //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Featured

😲 If You Are A Tanzania Female MP Who Does One Of These Things, You Will Be Banned Says Speaker of Parliament

Published

on

Job Ndugai

Tanzania Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai banned some women Members of Parliament (MPs) from stepping into parliament.  He said on September 10th that women with false eyelashes and false fingernails will not be allowed to enter the legislative house.

“With the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, I now ban all MPs with false eyelashes and false fingernails from stepping into Parliament,” he said.

He said he was also consulting with experts before deciding on whether or not to ban those MPs who make use of make-ups excessively from entering the august House.

Mr Ndugai announced the ban shortly after the Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile, told the House that women with false eyelashes and false fingernails face several health complications that cost the country dearly.

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

Business and Development

Tallest Tower in East and Central Africa Opens for Business

Published

on


Britam Tower, a 31-storey office complex in Upper Hill, Nairobi, was officially opened to the public on Friday, overtaking the nearby UAP Old Mutual Tower as Kenya’s tallest skyscraper.

The Sh7 billion tower, which sits on 1.5 acres on Hospital Road, comprises two separate buildings: a 32-storey office tower and a 15-storey parking silo with an interlinking bridge at the top floor which offers alternative means of evacuation during emergencies.

The building has a total lettable space of 350,000 square feet with 1,000 parking bays and is ready for occupation by diplomatic missions, multinationals, and financial institutions.

Britam Tower, whose construction started in early 2013 and ended in September 2017, boasts a prismic shape and at its widest it looks like a black pyramid with the top corner missing and from other views it is a more slender black prism.

The unusual design is achieved by having a footprint with four corners and then a roof with only two. The corners are crossed diagonally on the building to the upper levels as it tapers.

At 195 metres, Britam Tower is now the tallest building in East and Central Africa – and the third tallest in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“We have eight high-speed lifts to travel from the ground floor to the top floor in less than 30 seconds. These are the fastest in any building in Africa,” Britam Group managing director Benson Wairegi told journalists who toured the building on Friday.

Mr Wairegi added that the building will target diplomatic missions, multinationals, and financial institutions among other high-profile tenants.

“We are really looking for institutional tenants as opposed to individual tenants,” he said.

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

Feature

Here Is The Speech From The 2018 National Security Symposium In Rwanda That Has Everyone Talking

Published

on


Kenyan Professor P.L.O Lumumba is known for his thought provoking speeches so it comes as no surprise that he did not hold back his assessment of Africa’s predicament.

The three-day National Security Symposium opened at the Rwanda Defense Force Command and Staff College in Musanze District with contemporary security challenges in Africa on the agenda.

The symposium brings together 45 students from 10 countries namely: Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

All participants hold ranks from Major to Lieutenant Colonel. Organised in collaboration with University of Rwanda, the symposium features academics, national security experts, researchers among others, and it is part of a one-year senior officers’ course offered at the college.

THESE MIGHT INTEREST YOU


Facebook Comments

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Popular Posts