Category Archives: E-alerts

Kenyan freedom of the press praised in new report

According to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, Kenya has established itself as a model of free press among its African and European counterparts. The report noted that the number of African journalists who flee their home countries due to government suppression and censorship is on the increase. However, this trend has not carried over into Kenya. … Read More

Kenya Electricity signs $1.3 billion geothermal deal

Kenya Electricity Generating Co., the East African nation’s biggest power producer, signed a contract worth more than $1.3 billion for Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd. to be consultants for the construction of facilities to provide 280 megawatts of geothermal power from underground hot springs. “The scope of the project includes four 70-megawatt power generating machines, steam-gathering systems, substations, transmission lines … Read More

Kenya researcher receives top environmental award, praises Kenya's commitment to conservation

A Kenyan researcher and conservationist has been awarded the prestigious World Ecology Award, highlighting the country’s longstanding commitment to the environment. Dr. David Western, a former Kenya Wildlife Service director and founder of the African Conservation Center in Kenya, will receive the 2010 World Ecology Award from the Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The award … Read More