Sultan Moulay Ismail ibn Sharif fathered more children than any other man in recorded history

According to the Guinness Book of Records, sultan Moulay Ismail ibn Sharif fathered more children than any other man in recorded history. The exact number remains unknown, but there are reports that his 1171st child was born in 1704, while the Guinness Book of Records notes a slightly lower number – 800 children by 1727. […]

State tracking 53,000 learners out of school in Meru

Administrators in Meru County have intensified tracking of parents whose children are yet to report back to school, as it emerged that more than 53,000 learners are still missing from institutions in the region. Public Service Principal Secretary Mary Kimonye and her Infrastructure counterpart Mwangi Maringa said the government will now resort to use of […]

The killer Lakes of Cameroon

Africa has share of natural disasters, from the most dangerous volcanoes in the world to the most dangerous lakes in the world. Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the northwestern part of Cameroon meaning that the water there poured in long after the incredibly explosive volcanic eruption that made it ended fore more than […]

Covid-19 has killed 36 teachers in Kenya

Thirty-six teachers have died of Covid-19 since the pandemic hit Kenya in March last year, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has said. Kenya’s Teachers Service Commission (TSC) data shows that 209 teachers have recovered from the virus, 92 teachers are on home-based care and nine are hospitalised. “All efforts are being made to ensure that all […]

Parents and teachers faces tough time

More than 15 million learners are expected to return to school tomorrow, some for the first time in nine months, amid uncertainty among teachers and education officials on how to run the institutions during a pandemic. While some have put in place some hygiene facilities, including sanitising points, hand-washing points, thermoguns and extra toilets to […]

More than 300 private schools shut as Covid-19 takes its toll

Without fees during the nine-month closure, many private schools were unable to pay staff, teachers and other workers. Covid-19 has put out of business more than 300 private schools, which means over 56,000 learners must seek admission in new institutions on Monday. According to the Kenya Private Schools Association, 339 academies, majority in densely populated […]

Rwanda’s Kagame laud some achievements including constructing over 22,000 classrooms in 2020

President Kagame of Rwanda laud a number of achievements in 2020. According to Kagame  Rwanda constructed over 22,000 classrooms across the country, which enabled learners to restart learning while observing social distance. Agricultural productivity maintained a good pace in the wake of pandemic period with more than $400 million earned from agricultural exports. Over 5,000 […]

Nearly half of Kenyans earn below Sh30,000

45.9pc of formal workers take home Sh1,000 a day with only 2.9pc of employees earning more than Sh100,000 a month. Nearly half of workers in the formal sector earn less than Sh30,000 per month, reflecting Kenya’s pay inequality and the burden households face in acquiring basic items like rent and food. The Kenya National Bureau […]

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