Kenya: Businessmen, ex-officials charged for fraud and abuse of office
A Kenyan court charged 12 businessmen and officials for fraud and abuse of office on Wednesday over a multimillion dollar scandal that involved highly inflated contracts allegedly being awarded to phantom companies, charge sheets said.
A fatwa from a Qatari-owned online portal has been widely circulated by Egyptian press this week after it called for the destruction of pharanoic monuments on the grounds that they are contrary to Islam.
Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organisation funding appeal
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday.
In an attempt to reduce the skyrocketing electricity costs, Beledweyne, a town in central Somalia has launched a solar-power system on Wednesday, deploying solar panels across the city which sees a new progress through the new initiative.