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Uganda -Kenya Mark One- year Border Peace Anniversary

Uganda -Kenya Mark One- year Border Peace Anniversary

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Kenyan leaders last week converged in West-Pokot to celebrate one year since a peace deal signed between Kenya and Uganda. According to locals, the peace initiative signed last year in Moroto has brought joy and reprieve among many families living along the border of the two East African neighbours putting an end to the perennial animosity as they share the gains achieved from signing the MOU. Leaders drawn from the Kenyan side converged at the Nasal area in Kacheliba constituency West Pokot County to celebrate the gains of peaceful co-existence 12 months down the line. Residents say they have started reaping the fruits of relative calm, with the commissioning of the Nasal water project one of the peace pact project to provide water to over 3000 families leaving along the border. Sp...
UN Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund For Poor Families In Africa, Urges Gov’ts To Distribute Money To Each Household

UN Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund For Poor Families In Africa, Urges Gov’ts To Distribute Money To Each Household

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By Elite News Reporter Introducing a temporary basic income for the world's poorest people will not only give them the means to buy food and medicine, but could also help stop the spread of the coronavirus, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) stresses in a new report released on Thursday. The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries, advocates for a time-bound and unconditional cash transfer to serve as a minimum income guarantee for 2.7 billion people living under or near the poverty line in 132 developing countries. The Temporary Basic Income, or TBI, is estimated to cost from $199bn to $465bn a month depending on how it is structured, and can last nine to 12 months - or longer if needed - as governments get to gr...