Revealed: Britain paid African soldiers less than white soldiers during WW2

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  The British government may soon be slapped with multi-million compensation claims by African countries following revelations that the colonial master underpaid more than half a million soldiers up to three times less than their white counterparts during the second world war. A newly dug up 1945 government document from Britain’s national archives reveals that […]

TSC age limit for job applicants sparks row

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By Nation An advertisement by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) indicating 45 years as the upper age limit for applicants seeking teaching jobs in secondary schools has sparked a legal battle. While TSC seeks to recruit more secondary school teachers, lawyer Soyianka Lempaa, a Kenyatta University-trained teacher, claims the age restriction is discriminatory. Mr Lempaa […]

100 years after end of World War One

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Thousands of soldiers “effectively disappeared” towards the end of the war and “very often no-one knew exactly what had befallen them or precisely when”. By AGENCIES IN SUMMARY Call:French President Emmanuel Macron last week urged dozens of world leaders marking a century since the end of World War I to come together for a joint […]

Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

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  IN SUMMARY The findings were laid out in the 2018 Climate Vulnerability Index which calculates an overall risk figure from more than 50 separate data sources, including state-of-the-art climate models, socio-economic factors and demographic trends. It found Bangui in the Central African Republic, Liberia’s capital Monrovia and the Congolese city of Mbuji-Mayi to be […]