Kenya Bans Morning & Evening Classes to allow Learners have Rest.

By Kioko Nyamasyo Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu, on Monday, January 30, banned teachers from conducting early morning and evening classes for all students. The CS decried that teachers were overburdening students leaving them with little or no time to rest. Machogu warned schools against forcing students to report before the break of dawn…

TZ President Samia lifts ban on political rallies

Follow us on Social Media , just type “HICGI News Agency” Dar es Salaam. President Samia Suluhu Hassan has lifted the ban on political rallies, a demand that opposition parties have been calling for. The ban on political party rallies was imposed by the late President Magufuli in 2015 in his first address to Parliament…

Serve Kenya Diligently, President Urges New High Court Judges

President William Ruto has challenged the 20 newly appointed High Court judges to serve the people of Kenya with unfailing integrity and commitment. Ruto has called on the judicial officers to apply the law with equity as enshrined in the Constitution. He further stated that serving in a state office is a demanding undertaking underwritten by high public expectations….

Third round of DRC conflict talks open in Nairobi

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” The third round of talks on the conflict in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo started in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Monday. Among those attending the dialogue were the Presidents of Kenya, Burundi and DR Congo, and former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is…

Rwanda holds tourism week to boost sector recovery

The Rwanda Chamber of Tourism launched the 2022 edition of the Rwanda Tourism Week on Saturday, which officials said was expected to help boost the sector’s recovery. The weeklong event, which runs from November 26 to December 3, will be marked under the theme “Adopting Innovative Approaches to Boost Intra-Africa Travel as a drive for…

Burundi needs more support to give returnees and refugees a fresh start

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” Increased funding is needed to support more than 200,000 Burundian former refugees who have returned home in the last five years, as well as nearly 90,000 refugees hosted in the country. By Cedric Kalonji in Nyankanda refugee camp, Burundi “Since my return, I have had…

Kenya marks five years since single use plastic bag ban

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” A ban on single-use plastic carrier bags has been in place in Kenya for slightly over five years now. It has led to a cleaner environment, as plastic bags were clogging drains, filling dumpsites, and endangering the lives of livestock that consumed them. However, one…

Tanzania sees 32 percent reduction in TB infections

By Halligan Agade Tuberculosis (TB) infections in Tanzania have gone down from 306 patients out of 100,000 people in 2015 to 208 patients out of 100,000 people in 2021, a senior official said on Friday. “The reduction of infections of TB is about 32 percent,” said Catherine Joachim, Head of the Health Sector Resource Secretariat…

2 killed in second Kenya building collapse

A multi-story building under construction collapsed on a neighbouring home in a Nairobi, Kenya suburb, killing two people on Thursday, authorities said. Rescuers attend the scene of a building collapse in Ruaka, on the outskirts of the capital Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. The collapse of the building under construction is the second such…

The perils of starvation and flooding in South Sudan

Follow us on Social media , just type “HICGI News Agency” South Sudan is facing record-breaking rains and floods for a fourth consecutive year. As the climate crisis accelerates, South Sudanese fear worse is yet to come. A large part of the population is at risk of starvation due to destroyed crops from flooding in…