On Lake Victoria, hyacinth spreads across Africa’s blue heart

Kenyan fishermen in the Lake Victoria region are seeing a decrease in the size of their catches. One reason for this is the invasion of a thick green carpet of water hyacinth in Kisumu bay. This vegetation is blocking Kenya’s main entry to Africa’s largest lake, hitting the local economy hard as fishermen struggle to get out on the water.

Hawaii, the hemp capital of the world?

For eight years, the Hawaii Farmers Union United Convention has been a key knowledge bank for farmers from Australia to Singapore, Kenya to Britain. Now, hemp and cannabis are working into the model.
Doug Fine was there in the mountains farm country of Maui, Hawaii, and brings us this report about the role hemp and cannabis play in that vital playbook for humanity’s future.

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Families of Nairobi terror victims bury their loved ones

Families of two Kenyans killed in a Nairobi hotel attack that killed 21 people bury their loved ones. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that all five gunmen behind the attack are now dead. The attack has been claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab, which has targeted Kenya since it sent its army into Somalia in October 2011 to fight the jihadist group.

Parents of American killed in Kenya mourn son

(16 Jan 2019) The parents of the American killed in the attack in Kenya’s capital say their son worked in the complex and often ate at a cafe in the luxury hotel targeted by the gunmen. (Jan. 16)

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Kenya terror attack: death toll rises to 21

The Kenyan Chief of Police reveals that the death toll from the Nairobi hotel complex terrorist attack has risen to 21. The attack has been claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab, which has targeted Kenya since it sent its army into Somalia in October 2011 to fight the jihadist group.

In Nairobi al-Shabab claims role in deadly attack

(15 Jan 2019) Extremists attacked a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex and black smoke rose over the scene. A witness reported seeing at least two bodies. (Jan. 15)

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Kenya where a US NGO has been trialling a campaign that offers villagers a cash income to help alleviate poverty, and we meet 78-year-old Hatifari Munongi, the oldest Zimbabwean to earn a university degree, who has built a replica traditional homestead at her home in Harare.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLYFOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Corruption case resumes against Kenya’s Deputy chief justice

In Nairobi, the corruption case resumes against Kenya’s Deputy chief justice, Philomena Mwilu. The prosecution have appointed the Queen’s Counsel, Khawar Qureshi, to lead their team.

DR Congo: Tshisekedi and Kamerhe form join ticket

DR Congo opposition politician Vital Kamerhe announces that he will support Felix Tshisekedi and act as his running mate for elections on December 23rd. The announcement of the joint ticket comes at a press conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITE

Gunmen kidnap Italian woman in Kenya

An armed gang has abducted an Italian woman from a village in southeast Kenya, shooting and wounding five residents in the raid, police say.