Kenya moves to rein in solar cowboys

The East African

By MAINA WARURU

In Summary

The government knows that if it is going to motivate more Kenyans to install solar-energy systems in their homes and businesses, it not only needs to increase the number of trained technicians but also make it harder for untrained installers to undercut them.
The government knows that if it is going to motivate more Kenyans to install solar-energy systems in their homes and businesses, it not only needs to increase the number of trained technicians but also make it harder for untrained installers to undercut them.

According to Pavel Oimeke, the ERC’s director for renewable energy, by mid-2015 the country should have around 580 certified technicians, including those trained by the government and others who have gotten qualified on their own. That number should grow to about 1,000 by 2016, he said. Continue reading Kenya moves to rein in solar cowboys

Kenyan Police arrest 109 in new raids on Mombasa mosques

The East African

By TEA CORRESPONDENT

Police in Mombasa display items allegedly recovered following Tuesday night raids on two mosques in Kisauni on Wednesday November 19. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Police in Mombasa display items allegedly recovered following Tuesday night raids on two mosques in Kisauni on Wednesday November 19. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Police in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa raided two mosques and arrested more than 100 people about a day after taking 251 people into custody during a swoop on two other mosques in the port city.
Continue reading Kenyan Police arrest 109 in new raids on Mombasa mosques

South Sudan’s first female mayor murdered, bishops plead for peace

The Tablet

Ellen Teague, Fredrick Nzwili

Armed herder near Juba. Photo: CNS/Reuters
Armed herder near Juba. Photo: CNS/Reuters

South Sudan armed pastoralism Yei Diocese in South Sudan has condemned the brutal murder of the first female mayor of Yei City. Fr Zachariah Angutuwa Sebit, Vicar General of Yei Diocese, said it was an act against the people. Cecilia Oba Tito, who was killed on 9 November near Juba, participated in drafting the Constitution of South Sudan and in 2013 was elected mayor of Yei, a post she stepped down from in September. She was an active Christian, especially championing women’s access to education. Continue reading South Sudan’s first female mayor murdered, bishops plead for peace

DR Congo: Police Operation Kills 51 Youth Suspend Commander of Anti-Crime Campaign

The Congolese government launched Operation Likofi on November 15, 2013, following a public commitment by President Joseph Kabila to end gang crime in Kinshasa.

By NewsfromAfrica

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo summarily killed at least 51 youth and forcibly disappeared 33 others during an anti-crime campaign that began a year ago, Human Rights Watch said in a report released November 18. Continue reading DR Congo: Police Operation Kills 51 Youth Suspend Commander of Anti-Crime Campaign

A Game-Changing Week on Climate Change

By Joel Jaeger

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 2014 (IPS) – – In recent days, two major developments have injected new life into international action on climate change.

“While the figures might sound big, they pale in comparison to the actual needs on the ground and to what developed countries spend in other areas – for instance, the U.S. spends tens of billions of dollars every year on fossil fuel subsidies.” — Brandon Wu of ActionAid USA Continue reading A Game-Changing Week on Climate Change

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