Getting paid to play: Kenya’s esports boom
25 July 2021 | 12:55 pm
Digital games in Kenya now seem more of a sure bet than real life sporting activities in the East African nation. Esports have also become a huge money-spinner for young Kenyans.
23 Aug 2021
A Kenyan USB cable and mobile charger manufacturing company produced a ‘’made in Kenya’’ USB Cable. The company was set up in 2019 by Muthungu Anthony.
5 Sep 2021
Taita-Taveta is known for producing food for other neighboring counties in southern Kenya. Banana farming has become a business that ensures the livelihood of several families in the region and increases the flow of trade on the border with Tanzania.
2 Sep 2021
Residents in Beijing react to a drastic move in the country to cut down online gaming time for under-18s to just three hours a week during term time. The move is the latest in a broad crackdown on tech giants in the world's biggest gaming market.
10 Sep 2021
Argentina football fans share their excitement over watching their national team and star Lionel Messi play against Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier.
11 Sep 2021
Visitors come from all over the world to fish in Kenya's highland rivers and alpine lakes. The country has an old and tiny fly-fishing tradition, but enthusiasts have plans to expand.
3 Oct 2021
A rescue center in southern Kenya is a haven for elderly people accused of witchcraft. The residents have often had to run for their lives to escape being killed by their families.
23 Sep 2021
The Tunisian army has remained apolitical throughout its modern history. But now, some locals fear the military is getting too close to President Kais Saied's increasingly unconstitutional regime.
14 Oct 2021
2 million Kenyans face severe drought, with many at risk of starvation as a crippling drought stalks northern counties. Already many domestic livestock and wild animals have succumbed to thirst and hunger.
9 Oct 2021
In Madagascar, some of the country's highest authorities are accused of bankrolling teams to create fake profiles on Facebook which then share biased or false information for political gain. These fake Facebook accounts stir up controversy, sing the praises of President Andry Rajoelina and criticise journalists and opposition politicians. The communications minister, accused of playing a key role, denies any wrongdoing. Our correspondents report.
10 Oct 2021
University students in Kenya have developed an indoor purifier and air monitor. They're hoping their low-cost invention will allow more families to breath clean air at home.
17 Oct 2021
Somalia comes out on top in its long-running sea border row with Kenya. The two nations disagree over where the line should be drawn, in a part of the Indian Ocean believed to be rich in oil and gas. The UN's top court has awarded Somalia control of the disputed area. Also, the first paragliding wheelchair is now in use in Cape Town. Our reporters take you along for the ride.
24 Oct 2021
In northern Kenya, the ribs of dead sheep and donkeys stretch towards the blazing sun as parched herders trudge past, a day's march from water. The value of their skinny goats is falling as fast as the prices scrawled on the sacks in the market are shooting up. "Goats are unsellable, cows are even worse to sell and our children are starving," Moses Loloju, an Isiolo herder who volunteered to help distribute food donations from the county government. More than 465,000 children under five and over 93,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women are malnourished in the northern region, the U.N. says.
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The World Health Organization will open its annual health assembly, bringing together 194 member states in Geneva. Russia's attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine will be center stage during the meeting.
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Russia says it is using a new laser weapon in the Ukraine war: What would such a weapon be capable of, and is there any evidence it exists?
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A video claiming that voter fraud targeted far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has gained traction abroad. Users claim that Le Pen voter ballots were destroyed. In fact, unions were denouncing a €9 million loan that Marine Le Pen's RN party (FN at the time) borrowed from a Russia-based bank. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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The CST-100 traveled for 26 hours carrying cargo and crew supplies after multiple delays. Boeing plans to use the spacecraft to transport crew members in the future.
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A Rwandan government official has said the first 50 asylum seekers, sent from the UK under a controversial scheme, could arrive by the end of the May.