Larry Madowo Eats Mouse From Street Vendor

Exploring cultures in the country of Malawi on Thursday, BBC Africa Business Editor Larry Madowo  ate a mouse from a street vendor. While covering the elections in Malawi, the journalist and his crew took some time to interact with the local culture and stopped by the road to engage a hawker selling mice. The mice were presented on wooden skewers, a replica of the familiar beef delicacy mshikaki.  SEE ALSO: Gang Abducts 7-Year-Old From Posh City Estate Admitting it was his first time to try out the meal, Madowo noted, “I ate a…

WhatsApp Discovers ‘Targeted’ Surveillance Attack

WhatsApp discovers targeted surveillance attack. Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users, and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber actor”. SEE ALSO: Microsoft To Launch Center in Kenya A fix was rolled out on Friday. The attack was developed by Israeli security firm NSO Group, according to a report in the Financial Times. On Monday WhatsApp urged all of…

Microsoft To Launch Center in Kenya

American Technology giants, Microsoft Corporation, declared their master plan to put up a center in Kenya, with only 6 such centers existing across the world. The announcement was made following a lengthy closed-door meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta held at State House Nairobi on Monday. SEE ALSO: Drug-Resistant Cholera Strain in Kenya Dubbed Microsoft’s Africa Development Centre, the Kenyan government announced that upon the completion, the center will employ 100 local engineers. “Microsoft’s Africa Development Centre, which will be a premier hub of engineering for the company and its affiliates,…

2 Saudi Tankers Damaged in ‘Sabotage Attack’ off UAE

2 Saudi oil tankers were damaged in a “sabotage attack” off the United Arab Emirates coast, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, quoting the Saudi energy minister. “Two Saudi oil tankers were subjected to a sabotage attack in the exclusive economic zone of the United Arab Emirates, off the coast of the Emirate of Fujairah, while on their way to cross into the Arabian Gulf,” SPA cited Khalid al-Falih as saying. The UAE said on Sunday that four commercial vessels of various nationalities had been targeted by acts…

Elon Musk: Any other car than a Tesla in 3 years will be like ‘owning a horse’

Elon Musk — known for making bold, and by some measures outlandish statements — threw down the gauntlet to other automakers. “The fundamental message that consumers should be taking today is that it’s financially insane to buy anything other than a Tesla, ” the CEO of the electric auto maker said after Monday’s robotaxi announcement. “It would be like owning a horse in three years. I mean, fine if you want to own a horse. But you should go into it with that expectation.” On stage at the Tesla Autonomy…

Raila leaves Kenya for China

African union envoy Raila Odinga on Tuesday evening left the country for China to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. In a statement to newsrooms, Mr. Odinga – through his spokesperson Dennis Onyango – said the forum is set to be held between April 25 and April 27, 2019 in Beijing, China’s capital. “Mr. Odinga, who is the High Representative for Infrastructure Development for the African Union, will be seeking to put the case for the promotion of practical international cooperation in the areas of roads,…

Kenyan Government Warns Over Toxic Peanut Butter

The government has confirmed the presence of aflatoxin, a poisonous substance, in peanut butter brand Nuteez, making it unfit for human consumption. Government Chemist Francis Maina said that the peanut butter was found to be containing 24.08ppb aflatoxin, 14.08ppb more than the required limit. SEE ALSO: 5 Habits That Keep Your Brain Young “It is true that they had high levels of aflatoxin and therefore unfit for human consumption,” he said. Jetlak Foods, who produce Nuteez, however issued a statement saying that they had not received any letter or correspondence…

Twin bombings at church kill at least 21

Twin bombings during a church service in the southern Philippines killed at least 21 people and wounded 71, security officials said, days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming “yes” vote. The first explosion went off inside the cathedral in Jolo, on the island province of Sulu, and was followed by a second blast in the car park outside, killing military and civilians, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. SEE ALSO: DP Ruto Convenes Meeting to Discuss Matiang’i While Uhuru Is…

Britain to award special forces soldier who saved many during DusitD2 attack

Britain is set to award a brave Special Air Service (SAS) soldier who hit headlines for his contribution to neutralising terrorists at DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi alongside Kenyan security agents on Tuesday, January 15. The trooper who was a conspicuous during the attack and was captured launching counter attacks and evacuating civilians to safety has received much praise from his countrymen and Kenyans for his bravery. The Telegraph reported that the soldier was in line to receive the George Cross award for his bravery acts of saving dozens of…