Kenyan minister re-appoints dead man for high profile post; ghost workers on government payroll

Kenya’s Information and Communication Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru is on the spot after he re-appointed a dead man to occupy a top seat at a film body.

In a gazette notice dated October 16, Mr Mucheru picked the late Robert Kochalle, who died on May 28, 2018, as a board member of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB).

Until his death, Kochalle had had a successful career in public service, with his highest appointment being Tourism and Wildlife assistant minister.


Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Alid Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea///AIWA! NO!

Rwanda Volcanoes Park – Assailants Kill Eight – Police

KIGALI — Unknown assailants killed eight people on Friday night in Rwanda’s northern area near the Volcanoes National Park that is popular with tourists for its mountain gorillas, police said on Saturday.

The attackers, many of them carrying traditional weapons attacked Kinigi sector in Musanze district, a tourist hub where visitors visit the park to view the gorillas, an endangered species.

Uganda: A Cuture Of Fraud And Deceit At The Heart Of The East African Nation’s Baby Adoptions To The U.S.

LONDON/KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -The first time Jaja, a Ugandan woman, saw her one-year-old granddaughter, she was in the arms of an American man who she was told had “bought” the child.

DR Congo: Children sent ‘holiday camp’ to Kinshasa never to come back

A court in Belgium is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction and trafficking of children from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Children were brought to Belgium and adopted by families who had been told they were orphans. Years later, DNA tests have proved that in some cases they were not.

Hundreds of miles north of DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, is the village of Gemena. Most people make a living from agriculture or fishing; others are carpenters or shopkeepers.