Friday, 12 August, 2022

Topic: Kenya

Kenya and Google join hands to make ‘internet balloons’ — 1,000 users can login from each

A single plastic balloon can provide internet connectivity to an area of about 80 km in diameter and serve about 1,000 users on the ground.

‘Everything is fragile’ — how two refugees see the world during the Covid-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed brutal social inequalities and refugees are worst hit due to food insecurity and limited access to hygiene.

Kenya left with only one white giraffe after poachers kill mother and calf

White giraffes are animals that have leucism, a condition that causes loss of pigmentation.

Somali terror group Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan military base also used by US forces

Al-Shabaab claimed it had taken partial control of Camp Simba in Kenya's coastal Lamu region, while the Kenyan army said the attempted breach was repulsed.

Sushma Swaraj assures help to families of Indians killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj responded to tweets of family members of the deceased, and said embassies in Kenya and Ethiopia will provide assistance.

Brazil, Ethiopia & Kenya: A new wave of unlikely economic reformers

ThePrint takes a look at how some countries are implementing reforms and what the politics behind the agenda is.

Indian tea sales to wilt as Kenyan crop jumps

It's all in the leaves: Kenya delivers good quality tea at a low price, while India’s tea in that category is quite expensive in relative terms.

Why NYT’s photos of dead in Nairobi terror attack failed journalism & dishonoured victims

Terrorists create a theatre of death and destruction to create fear, and New York Times’s use of photographs of the dead plays into this strategic ritual.

‘Censorship’ in Trump’s America and Messi’s tax evasion ‘goal’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Secunderabad to Mumbai, the remarkable captain Chhetri and the fire he lit

Sunil Chhetri’s Twitter plea to fans and the full house in Mumbai only cement his status as the face of Indian football who transcends the sport in this cricket-crazy nation.

On Camera


The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.