The battle of Adwa, when Ethiopians defeated Italians

Ethiopians do joke about other countries in Africa that, “while you celebrate liberation or Independence Day, we Ethiopians celebrate victory day. ” During the wake of scrambling and partition of Africa, sections of communites and kingdoms resisted the occupation and eventual colonisation by European powers. With knowledge of superior weapons the Europeans possessed, and need […]

Jumba la Mtwana

Jumba la Mtwana is a Kiswahili word meaning “the large house of the slaves .” The site is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, close to Mtwapa Creek, at Malindi in Kilifi county 15 kilometres north of Mombasa. There are four mosques and four houses in the area that have survived the test […]

480 pupils being schooled under trees

Schools from across the country in Kenya resumed their studies on January this year, not all learners were advantaged as some had to learn under the trees as schools fight to maintain Covid-19 protocols of social distancing. Kenyan Cabinet Secretary was quoted saying teachers should be innovative in accommodating all learners, he defended this situation […]

The Great Zimbabwe

The Great Zimbabwe is an ancient City that flourished around 12th to mid 15th centuries in Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. The Kingdom which the city served as headquarter is subject to controversy. The city is believed to have served as Royal Palace for the local monarch. The city was constructed […]

There will be no boarding schools, KSCE and KCPE examinations in Kenya with new proposals

Parents should now prepare to have their children at home as an education task force proposes scrapping of boarding in secondary schools. Boarding facilities will be reserved for a few institutions that will admit learners across the country to pursue various pathways in senior secondary schools as envisioned under the new 2-6-3-3-3 education system. The […]

Mosi-oa-Tunya-The Victoria Falls fun facts

Mosi-oa-Tunya (From the Kololo or Lozi language) that is the name known to locals, can be translated as smoke that thunders. British explorer and missionary David Livingston was the first European to view it and named it Victoria Falls after the then queen of England The Zambezi river that falls as Victoria Falls is the […]

Deal reached to increase fees for varsity students in Kenya

Fees for all government-sponsored students in public and private universities is expected to rise after a parliamentary committee on education agreed with institutions’ management to gradually increase it. The National Assembly Committee on Education said the current fees of Sh16,000 has not been adjusted since 1989 despite the rise in cost of running tertiary institutions. […]

Rhino poaching in South Africa down 33 percent during lockdown

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa 2020 dropped by 33% ,official figures showed partly coronavirus lockdown severely limited poachers’ movements. The gains were marginally reversed when movement restrictions were loosened. At least 394 rhinos were slaughtered in 2020, down from the 594 recorded in the previous year, Environment Minister Barbara Creecy said in […]

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