Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tullow sends home 20 percent of its employees

By Macharia Kamau 
A general view shows an oil rig used in drilling at the Ngamia-1 well on Block 10BB, in the Lokichar basin TURKANA, KENYA: Tullow Oil has over the last one year substantially reduced its number of employees in Kenya. This has been through failure to renew contracts that were up for renewal in the course of the year as well as actual layoffs, where employees were sent home after being given a send-off package.

Fact-Checker: Kenyans do not send more texts than US citizens

Information Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru (PHOTO: Standard)  By Frankline Sunday |
NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya has often been hailed as a country that stands out in sub-Saharan Africa in terms of mobile connectivity and usage. This has largely been attributed to the runaway success of M-Pesa and the mobile money service that has developed around the country’s high adoption of ...

Countries launch single African air transport market

By Joe Ombuor 
A general view shows the headquarters of the African Union (AU) building in Ethiopia. [Photo: Courtesy] Twenty-three African countries have launched the single African air transport market. The move is seen as a crucial step towards the full liberalisation of African skies.
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... Dar rolls out East African e-passport

TANZANIA has officially launched a new East African e-passport making it the third country in the region to issue its citizens with the document after Burundi and Kenya.
President John Magufuli became the first Tanzanian to get the document at a ceremony when he launched the new EA e-passport at the immigration headquarters in Dar es Salaam.

E-immigration comes to life. . . Government salvages 374bn/- from the project

THE government has saved taxpayers’ money amounting to over 374bn/- in an e-immigration project that was officially launched by President John Magufuli in Dar es Salaam, yesterday.
The first phase of the 57.82 million US dollars (128.5bn/-) project reached its climax yesterday by launching the East African epassport. Other phases, according to Dr Magufuli, will include




Don outlines main values of a hero

By: Nasra Bishumba
The Chairperson, Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour, Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, addresses the media as the Minister for Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, looks on ahead of this year's Heroes' Day celebrations. Sam Ngendahimana.
Rwandans will today mark National Heroes Day for the 24th time. While there is criteria for one to be officially recognised as a hero, there are also values that one must adhere to.

Holocaust mourners urge world to learn from past

By: Nasra Bishumba
Israel Embassy's Charge of Affair Tal Ben Ben-Ari Yaloon and the Ambassador of Germany to Rwanda Dr. Peter Woeste pay tribute to the victims of Genocide against the Tutsi at Kigali Genocide memorial. Nadege Imbabazi.
German and Israeli communities in Rwanda were yesterday joined by Rwandans for the 73rd anniversary of the Holocaust with a collective message that focused on the value of remembering and learning from the past.
The ‘International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust’ ceremony took place at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.

Rwanda:Tax authority targets Rwf1.2 trillion by June

By: Collins Mwai
Tushabe speaks to the media yesterday. Sam Ngendahimana.
Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) is aiming at collecting about Rwf1.22 trillion in tax revenues by June this year.
In their half year performance period, between July to December, the tax authority collected Rwf582.7 billion, surpassing their target by about 10 per cent.