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Africa Is No Longer A Continent That Begs For Aid, Uhuru

AFRICANGLOBE - Speaking last evening when he hosted a state banquet in honour of the visiting United States leader, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Africa is no longer a continent which begs for aid but rather which seeks support and empowerment to achieve economic prosperity.

Promotion Of Homosexuality Cast Shadow Over Obama’s Kenya Visit

AFRICANGLOBE - US President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya yesterday on a weekend visit that will include talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta focused on trade and investment, counter-terrorism, democracy and human rights issues.

Africa Moves On Without US

AFRICANGLOBE - It may seem counter-intuitive to imagine that Africa could make contractual demands on the United States. Yet, there is evidence that in recent times Africa has become more assertive with a new-found confidence. In fact, it appears the continent is at a point in history where it no longer needs the begging bowl whenever its leaders visit Western capitals.

Kenya Opens World’s Largest Geothermal Plant

AFRICANGLOBE - The cost of electricity in Kenya is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world's largest geothermal power plant. The Olkaria IV power plant commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Naivasha.

China’s Designs On Africa In Dispute

AFRICANGLOBE - Separating myth from fact is a far from easy task when examining China’s dealings with African countries. Earlier this month, Kenyan officials let it be known that 5,000 Chinese workers would travel almost 10,000kms to Africa to build the first phase of a railway on which President Uhuru Kenyatta had staked a huge chunk of his legacy.

Terrorism: Africa’s New Game Changer?

AFRICANGLOBE - Is terrorism on the continent the latest threat to Africa’s growth and development, and how does Africa hope to fight this new enemy? Does Africa have the capacity to fight the war on terror, which major Western powers are dismally losing despite pouring in large amounts of resources?

The Reason Why Obama Invited Uhuru Kenyatta To USA

AFRICANGLOBE - The White House yesterday said President Obama would invite Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to Washington for a summit in August. Uhuru is still technically an ICC indictee although there is widespread speculation that his delayed trial at the Hague is about to collapse.

Historic Milestone As Kenya Launches Mega $13.8bn Railway Project

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya has launched a $13.8bn flagship railway project linking the port city of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi and is eventually hoped to extend onwards to neighbouring Uganda.

International Criminal Court A Threat To East African Stability

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya said the International Criminal Court's case against its two highest elected officials risked destabilizing the entire east African region at a meeting of the court's member states on Thursday.

All Eyes On S. Sudan as Kenya, Uganda Push East Africa...

AFRICANGLOBE - East Africa’s ambitious plan to boost its oil supply infrastructure enters a critical phase this week as Kenya and Uganda float a design tender, while South Sudan decides whether to build a pipeline through Kenya or Djibouti.

Kenya Parliament Votes to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya's parliament has voted to back a call for the government to pull out of the International Criminal Court, where the country's president and his deputy are facing trial for crimes against humanity.

Kenya Discuss Plans to Pull Out of the International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - Members of Kenya's Parliament has been recalled to parliament to discuss the International Criminal Court (ICC) cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang.

Kenya President’s Talks With China to Boost Economy?

Kenya's key advantage is that it is the geopolitical pivot for this region. We are the transit state and have a gatekeeper status to world markets for a number of landlocked countries. In order to retain this advantage, we need now to leapfrog the infrastructure gap

ICC Motion May Exonerate Uhuru Kenyatta

AFRICANGLOBE - ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has argued for the introduction of a motion which might create an opportunity for the early dismissal of the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya Files Complaint Against ICC Prosecutor

AFRICANGLOBE - The Government of Kenya has written to the ICC to complain about the conduct of Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. In his submissions, Kenya's Attorney General Githu Muigai says Bensouda has disgraced the Kenyan government by repeatedly claiming that it was not cooperating fully with her office.