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Uganda And Kenya In Race To Connect Rail Infrastructure To Juba

AFRICANGLOBE - According to independent sources, there is a quiet race between Kampala and Nairobi to develop rail connection to Juba because whoever achieves it first, effectively defers development of the other.

Gay Rights A ‘Non-Issue’, Says Kenyan President

AFRICANGLOBE - “That is a non-issue to the people of this country, and it is definitely not on our agenda at all,” Kenyatta said in response to question about gay rights. “We as a country, as a continent, are faced with much more serious issues which we would want to engage the US and all our partners with.”

Kenya Launches Africa’s Biggest Wind Power Project

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta broke the ground on Thursday to kick-off the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power project at Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya. The project is expected to cost the East African country some $700 million and is backed by a large number of investors from around the world.

Meet The Man Voted Africa’s ‘President Of The Year’

AFRICANGLOBE - The Head of State was picked for the prestigious Africa Education and Leadership Awards for his ability to build consensus locally and abroad and his efforts to change policies for the better and supervise solutions that address pressing issues.

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta Urges Africa To Give Up Foreign Aid

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged fellow African leaders to stop receiving foreign aid, saying it is not an acceptable basis for prosperity. "Dependency on giving that only appears to be charitable must end," he said in a tweet ahead of this weekend's African Union summit in South Africa.

The Wealthiest African Leaders Of 2015

AFRICANGLOBE - Dos Santos has been the President of Angola for 36 years and holds major stakes in government assets, especially oil. His daughter, Isabel Dos Santos, is famous for being one of the richest women in Africa and is herself worth more than $3 billion.

John Kerry In Kenya To Mend Relations

AFRICANGLOBE - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kenya yesterday for talks on security co-operation ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to his late father’s home country. The trip is the first high-level visit to Kenya since 2012, and comes after a year of tension surrounding President Uhuru Kenyatta being falsely charged by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

CIA Agents Want ‘Total Control’ Of Kenya’s Security Prep For Obama...

AFRICANGLOBE - President Obama has reiterated that he will be in Kenya in July as planned but owing to security fears, local security personnel will work under US Secret Service. The US Secret Service seeks to have a total control of the security arrangements in July.

Pioneer Move By Kenya Makes e-Government A Reality For African States

AFRICANGLOBE - This move by the largest east African economy is sure to set the pace for the rest of Africa, leading to a further adoption of digital solutions in everyday processes.

Work On Kenya’s $3.3bn Lamu Port To Start In March

AFRICANGLOBE - Construction of the Lamu Port, Kenya’s long-awaited second seaport, will finally begin next month, two years after the ground-breaking ceremony. It is intended to ease the movement of goods in various parts of Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia and reduce congestion at the port of Mombasa.

Uhuru Kenyatta: African “Person Of The Year”

AFRICANGLOBE - Love him or loathe him, there’s no questioning his influence: last year, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has done more than any other African to shape the destiny of both his country and his continent. Studying Uhuru Kenyatta, one gets the sense that he was never really in charge of his own destiny.

51 Years Since Independence, Kenya Invokes Terror Threat

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya on Friday marked 51 years since it gained independence from Britain in 1963. A ceremony on Friday marking the occasion was attended by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama. Kenyatta, for his part, used the occasion to reflect on a string of attacks in the country that had left more than 300 people dead since last year.

ICC Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Kenyan President

AFRICANGLOBE - Prosecutors dropped charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyattaon Friday, marking a failure for the International Criminal Court in the highest-profile case in its 11-year history.

How Uhuru Kenyatta Scored Big Against The ICC

AFRICANGLOBE - The case against Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court could have been his downfall. Instead, through clever politics, it could be the making of the Kenyan presiden.

Kenyatta And The Hague: How To Bet And Win Against The...

AFRICANGLOBE - The Kenyan state – or more precisely Kenyatta and Ruto — have always managed to stay one step ahead of the ICC. From the early days of the legal proceedings against Kenyatta and Ruto, the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor has been playing catch up with these guys, who have demonstrated that you can work within the international legal system and outsmart it at the same time.

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.