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09 Feb 2012 description

WAM Mogadishu, Feb 09th, 2012 (WAM)--Emirates Humanitarian Mobile Hospital has concluded its 6-month long medical mission at the Somali - Kenyan Borders.

The services of hospital come within the world humanitarian initiative to treat one million child and elderly worldwide. The programme was launched under the patronage of H. H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of the General Women's Union, and of the Family Development Foundation, and under supervision of Emirati medical team to provide humanitarian assistance to the refugees at the camps in Horn of Africa.

26 Jan 2012 description

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Nearly US$ 50 million was raised by the African Union (AU) to assist the countries in the Horn of Africa, threatened by famine, the AU Commissioner for the rural economy and agriculture, Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, announced Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

03 Oct 2009 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Four days after Kenya's former anti-corruption Czar, Aar on Ringera, quit as director of the country's anti-corruption Commission (KACC) following intense public pressure over his re-appointment by President Mwai Kibaki , the Commission now faces the threat of being disbanded.

This follows a gazette, published here Friday, of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes (repeal) Bill, 2009, that proposes to repeal the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act of 2003 (that created the KACC), effectively ending the existence of the Body and its advisory …

14 Sep 2009 description

By Kennedy Abwao, PANA Correspondent

Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - African education ministers kicked off a three-day meeting in Kenya's seaside resort of Mombasa Monday with a plea to the world's richest economies to dedicate at least one percent of their US$1.4 trillion military expenditure to help fight illiteracy in Africa, blamed for fueling conflicts.

Kenya's Education Minister, Prof. Sam Ongeri, told African education ministers meeting here 14-16 Sept.

13 Sep 2009 description

By Fred Cawanda, PANA Correspondent

Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - Delegates from several African countries in conflict or post-conflict situation started jetting into Kenya's southeastern seaport city of Mombasa Sunday evening for a 14-16 Sept.

25 Jul 2009 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union's Panel of Eminent Personalities, which has been spearheading the reconciliation efforts in Kenya, Friday welcomed the appointment of a Truth, Jus tice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) to lead peace efforts in the country.

The panel, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, congratulated Kenya's Coalition Government on the appointment of the members of the TJRC.

"The Panel hopes that the early operationalisation of the TJRC will help promote peace, justice, national unity, healing and reconciliation among the people of …

30 Nov 2008 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga was confronted by angry supporters during a visit to his constituents at the weekend, as they demanded that food be made affordable.

Odinga, who had gone to thank his supporters following his appointment as Prime Minister after the country's political crisis earlier in the year, was told at the Joseph Kangethe grounds in Nairobi 's Kibera slum that the government should to re-introduce price controls, which were scrapped in early 1990s, as a way of bringing down food prices.

The Prime Minister, who was …

09 Nov 2008 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - No fewer than 14 people died in massive landslides in West Pokot District of western Kenya as rains pounded central and western parts of the country over the weekend.

The victims, mostly school children, were caught unawares at night as their houses were swept by mudslides in Cheptulel village.

According to area leaders, ten children from the same clan and a woman were buried alive in mudslide following the all-night downpour.

Eight of the children who were pupils at Annet primary school were reading in a hut while two others were toddlers when the tragedy …

01 Nov 2006 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has launched a Sector Wide Approach to Planning (SWAP) process targeting 14 million people who do not have access to safe drinking water and an extra six million who do not have access to hygienic sanitation facilities.

The process will entail the pooling of local resources to support a harmonised national programme of development under government management, as an alternative to projects funded and developed by development partners, an official announced here Wednesday.

Water and irrigation minister Mutua Katuku, who launched the SWAP process, said …

13 Jul 2005 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan authorities have dispatched army and police personnel backed by three helicopters in an operation against 400 heavily armed bandits who killed dozens of people in Turbi village of Marbasit District in northern Kenya on Tuesday.

The bandit attacks were believed to have left an estimated 80 people dead, according to locals. But police said the number of the dead was 45 people, in the third such incident this year.

12 Oct 2004 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Women from seven countries in the Eastern Africa and the Great Lake region have resolved to create a women's network as their instrument for conflict resolution.

Meantime, women from the Great Lakes region, who recently met in Kigali, want more representation on peace processes in the region, according to a press release from the office of the special representative of the UN Secretary General for the Great Lakes region obtained Tuesday by PANA.

The women, drawn from Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda -- seven of the 11 core …

07 Nov 2003 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Officials at Kenya's drought early warning system have sounded an alert over looming drought in parts of Kajiado bordering Tanzania, following a prolonged dry spell in the largely arid and semi-arid district.

03 Apr 2003 description

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Outbreaks of six communicable diseases were reported in 31 of the 46 countries in the African Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the first quarter of this year, according to statistics released in Brazzaville by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO).

23 Mar 2003 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - While Kenya participated in the observance of World Water Day on Saturday, Kenyans continue to grapple with acute water shortages in most towns, with barely 647 cubic meters of water per capita for the country against the global benchmark of 1000 cubic meters.

11 Mar 2003 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Water Development Ministry said it would implement several water projects in parts of the country's North Eastern Province and Turkana District in the north-west to bring the precious commodity closer to inhabitants of the drought-prone areas.

03 Jan 2003 description

Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Cattle rustlers believed to be Kenya's Pokot warriors have killed eight Uganda Karamojong people in a raid the latter lost 700 heads of cattle to the raiders, local officials said Friday.

19 Nov 2002 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Two days after a dam burst its banks in Kenya's central province, residents are still counting their losses amid tears and distress with hundreds of families displaced.

16 Aug 2002 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Peasant farmers in western Kenya thronged the Lake Victoria township of Ugunja earlier Wednesday for a field day that brought together hundreds of farmers and agricultural experts from both the private and the public sectors.

19 Jul 2002 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan parliamentarians have launched an initiative for active participation in conflict resolution in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region.

20 May 2002 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Floods have made schools inaccessible to hundreds of pupils in Kenya's parts of Lake Victoria basin a fortnight after they re-opened for a second term.