Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
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Photo: Patricia LinarezDespite a heroic series of demonstrations led by the Chicago Teachers Union that involved support from school pupils and community organizations, the Chicago Board of Education and the right-wing, anti-people, anti-Black administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 schools in a decision that took less than two minutes.The May 22 decision means that 27,000 children will have to change schools in the fall school session.CTU President Karen Lewis said this in her statement responding to the closing: “The parents are amazing leaders in their school communities, and because of this administration’s actions we have all become closer and more united. We must resist this neoliberal savagery masquerading as school reform. We must resist racism in all of its forms as well as the escalating attacks on the working class and the poor. Our movement will continue.” (dianeravitch.net, May 22)CTU, which is American Federation of Teachers Local 1, had just reelected Lewis, its popular, struggle-oriented leader who has provided bold leadership in resisting Emanuel’s war on public education and oppressed national communities.Emanuel’s racist attacks on public educationWest Pullman school Chicago.WW photo: Patricia LinarezEmanuel has been waging a war against public education. City Hall and the heads of the Chicago Public Schools system claim that many schools in the city are “underutilized.” They use this as an excuse for their plans to shut these schools down.The truth is that most CPS schools are overcrowded and underfunded. And the schools targeted for closing are almost exclusively located in Black or Latino/a communities.CPS has also waged a war on Black teachers, drastically reducing their numbers ever since the years when Mayor Richard M. Daley ruled the city with an iron hand. Emanuel has continued and expanded Daley’s racist policies, and is in the process of trying to create a two-tiered, apartheid, “separate but equal” school system. That would have underperforming, non-union charter schools for working-class and oppressed nation communities and well-funded magnet schools and private academies for children of the bourgeois brahmins, represented by the Emanuel administration.The Board of Ed is facing a lawsuit, filed by Black parents and the parents of disabled children, charging that the school closings violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Civil Rights Act.‘Hands off our schools’A three-day march began on May 18 at the Jesse Owens Elementary School located on 12450 South State Street. Students, parents, teachers and supporters marched for justice.CTU Recording Secretary Michael Brunson told the demonstration: “We have had enough. For too long there has been an assault on public schools, public services and public properties. We will not let you take our public schools. The mayor and the school board are about to make the largest school closing in the history of this nation.” (chicago.cbslocal.com, May 18)West Pullman elementary school students were present at the march for justice. “Hands off our schools,” they demanded.On May 20, after a morning filled with marches and demonstrations in communities whose schools are targeted to be closed, CTU members and their allies marched on City Hall with chants like “Hey Rahm, let’s face it, school closures are racist!”Adapting a popular slogan from the movement to free Black political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, they chanted, “Brick by brick, wall by wall, no school closings, save them all!”CTU activists and allies delivered a petition to the mayor’s office demanding a moratorium on school closings and then blocked access to ground-floor elevators at City Hall, underlining their commitment to keep the schools open. Some 26 people were arrested in this bold civil disobedience action.The demonstrators, nearly 1,000 strong, then took over the nearby intersection of LaSalle and Washington on their way to the Daley Center for a huge rally, which included many students, parents and teachers.The only way to stop the Emanuel administration and CPS from pushing forward their racist privatization agenda is the path of struggle opened up by Karen Lewis and the CTU.Patricia Linarez contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News Organisation RSF_en News News News Reporters Without Borders condemns the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab’s latest attempt to restrict freedom of information, this time by trying to ban television viewing in the coastal town of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia“This ban’s real target is TV news stations, which annoy Al-Shabaab by showing viewers not only its atrocities but also the progress that the population has made in the regions from which Al-Shabaab has been expelled,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This level of obscurantism recalls the worst period of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and just reinforces Al-Shabaab’s image as a predator of freedom of information that tries to turn the areas it controls into news black holes.” Al-Shabaab announced the ban on 28 October, giving the inhabitants of Barawe five days to hand in their TV sets and satellite dishes at the Barawe municipal office for collection by Al-Shabaab representatives.Residents immediately voiced outrage about the ban. The Sabahi news website quoted one man as saying: “The only channels my family and I watch are the Somali channels, such as Universal TV, Horn Cable TV and Somali Channel TV, so that we can stay informed on global news.”The ban comes just weeks after US Navy SEALs staged a nighttime raid on the Al-Shabaab compound in Barawe.Last month, Al-Shabaab reportedly imposed a similar TV ban in the nearby town of Bulomarer.The product of a merger of several Somali Islamist groups, Al-Shabaab was formed in the first half of the past decade, began growing in strength in 2006 and managed to control part of Mogadishu in 2009. Its goal is the creation of an Islamic state based on the Sharia throughout Somalia.Since being driven out of Mogadishu in August 2011, Al-Shabaab has concentrated on terrorist actions in Somalia and abroad, including suicide bombings, summary executions, and, most recently, the gruesome attack against the Westgate mall in Kenya. Journalists are often the victims of its terror campaign.Somalia is ranked 175th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.More information about Somalia.Photo : Sabahi/Dahir Jibril RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists March 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts January 8, 2021 Find out more to go further November 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Shabaab bans TV in southern town of Barawe SomaliaAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica
RSF_en In the three years since Bigirimana disappeared on 22 July 2016, the investigation has been marked by an absence of transparency and inaction. He was last seen in the custody of members of the National Intelligence Service (SNR) in Muramvya, 45 km east of the capital, Bujumbura. So far, the best clues to his fate have come from the investigation that his Iwacu colleagues managed to carry out although the authorities did their best to intimidate and obstruct them. A few weeks after his disappearance, they found two badly decomposed bodies in a river near to where he was seen for the last time. One had no head.After recovering the bodies, the authorities summoned Bigirimana’s wife but she was unable to identify either as her husband’s body. The two bodies were then quickly buried without any DNA tests being conducted.“It is unacceptable that, three years after Jean Bigirimana’s disappearance, the investigation has ground to a complete halt although there is at least one serious lead that has not been fully explored,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The few minutes that his wife spent trying to identify the two discovered bodies did not suffice to rule out the possibility that one of them was Bigirimana’s. They were in a very bad state and one had been beheaded. We urge the Burundian authorities to order a formal identification of the bodies using forensic methods. Only DNA tests will be able to establish with certainty whether or not one of them is Bigirimana’s.”One of the few independent media outlets to have survived the crackdown that followed a coup attempt in May 2015, Iwacu is often harassed by the authorities and its editor was forced to flee abroad for safety reasons. Access to the website was blocked in October 2017, and was only unblocked after RSF intervened.Just two weeks ago, Iwacu was accused by Burundi’s media regulator of publishing unbalanced information and slander, suggesting that it could be sanctioned in the near future. With a year to go to the next presidential election, most of Burundi’s independent media are either threatened or already sanctioned.Burundi is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists News October 21, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa July 23, 2019 Three years after Burundian journalist’s disappearance, RSF calls for DNA tests BurundiAfrica Protecting journalists DisappearancesImpunity BurundiAfrica Protecting journalists DisappearancesImpunity News June 5, 2020 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Burundi to go further News Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention Crédit : Iwacu Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts The Burundian authorities continue to show no interest in solving the disappearance of Jean Bigirimana, an investigative reporter for the independent news website Iwacu who went missing exactly three years ago. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges them to carry out DNA tests on two bodies that were found shortly after his disappearance.
Follow the news on Russia Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information August 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down in capital of Dagestan Organisation RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 21, 2021 Find out more News to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Magomedvagif Sultanmagomedov, a Muslim scholar who was the head of Makhachkala TV and the Nurul Irshad (Light of Truth) publishing house, in Dagestan, in the Russian Caucasus, on 11 August.Sultanmagomedov was fatally injured when unidentified gunmen fired on him as he was driving his car in the centre of Makhachkala, Dagestan’s capital, and died a few hours later in a hospital.Colleagues believe that his murder was the result of his journalistic activities. Human rights activists have raised their concerns with the judicial authorities. Like them, Reporters Without Borders hopes that the authorities will do everything they can to identify the killers.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Sultanmagomedov had opposed Wahhabi-inspired Islamic groups like the previous head of Makhachkala TV, Abdullah Alishayev, who was gunned down on 2 September 2008. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption
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ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major coastal storm will bring heavy rain, strong winds, coastal flooding and some mountain snow from the Carolinas to Maine from Friday into this weekend.Already the storm is developing in the Gulf Coast and Florida, where up to half a foot of rain fell just south of Daytona Beach on Thursday. More than 4 inches of rain fell in southern Alabama with this storm.The storm system is just north of Panama City, Florida, on Friday morning, and is moving east and north into the Carolinas.Heavy rain is already spreading into the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee.As the low moves into the Carolinas, strong to severe storms are possible along the coast — with damaging winds and even a few tornadoes.Gusty winds and heavy rain will reach the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to New York City, as well as southern New England, Friday night into early Saturday morning.Winds could gust 40 to 50 mph, with isolated gusts on the coast to 60 mph.These onshore winds will produce coastal flooding and beach erosion from New Jersey into New England.The heavy rain should be moving into northern New England Saturday afternoon and tapering to showers in the mid-Atlantic and New York City.Snow, freezing rain and sleet is expected in northern New England.Many areas will see 1 to 3 inches of rain in just 24 hours, which could cause urban street flooding in major cities such as Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; New York City; and Boston. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Willowpix/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — South Dakota and New York are separated by hundreds of miles.But when it comes to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, they could be seen as worlds apart.The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting health policies have resulted in a vastly contrasting narrative in different parts of the country and have also led to tensions between officials struggling to tamp down the virus and those eager to get back to business in May.The result, instead of a unified national experience and response, has been a hodgepodge of localities and states at odds with each other and the federal government in some cases, both in terms of stay-at-home measures and the timetable for reopening businesses.In New York there have been more than 304,000 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 — more than any other country except the U.S., according to data from the state and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Despite strict social distancing guidelines and closing all nonessential businesses, hundreds of residents are perishing daily and more than 18,000 have died since the pandemic began. Most of the cases and fatalities in the state have been in New York City and its suburbs — a stark contrast to upstate counties, some of which have seen only a handful of cases, according to state data.In South Dakota, one of the few states never to issue a shelter-in-place order, the total number of cases is currently under 3,000 (since its first on March 10), and 11 recorded deaths, the majority of which took place in its largest city, Sioux Falls, according to the most recent data. Some counties there don’t have a single case, according to the data.Public health and political experts say stark differences in outcomes between the states despite their policies aren’t surprising, given the demographics, density and community practices, such as modes of transportation, in each location. But they also say that the way the pandemic unfolded, striking densely populated cities hard first, allowed other portions of the country to better prepare and capitalize on the natural advantage of lower density.Troy Tassier, an associate professor of economics who specializes in economic epidemiology and is studying COVID-19 data by counties, compared the situation to lightning starting a forest fire.“Every county, think of them as individual forests. A lightning bolt strikes that forest and then it burns until there are no trees left,” he told ABC News. “The strikes are attracted to those locations with the most trees first. It takes a while for the lightning to strike in areas like South Dakota and Arizona.”Tassier and other experts, however, warned that the data does not mean that state and local governments that have lax restrictions should take their overall low numbers for granted and should be extra cautious while the pandemic continues to spread.Swapna Reddy, a clinical assistant professor at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions, told ABC News that while New York’s policies, which include the closure of nonessential businesses, strict social distancing guidelines, and more recently, required face coverings under a number of circumstances, would have been more effective in combating the outbreak if were enacted earlier. The state had its first recorded case on March 1 but Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t issue the New York “PAUSE” order until 21 days later.Reddy noted in California, which had its first confirmed case at the end of January and currently has 46,500 cases, mayors of local towns, including London Breed from San Francisco, rapidly issued regulations that limited large gatherings in first affected areas before the state issued its shelter-in-place order on March 19.“We saw a different experience,” she told ABC News.While New York City is by far the most densely populated city in the country, according to the Census, with about 27,000 people per square mile, San Francisco is not far behind — about 17,000. Yet San Francisco had less than 1,500 confirmed COVID cases as of April 30.Ramayya Krishnan, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, said the slow spread of the virus to locations outside of the hard-hit New York area and other hotspots gave them more time to prepare and heed the evolving guidance from federal officials. In other words, residents may have taken caution on their own after seeing the effects of the pandemic elsewhere, despite what their state or local governments ordered or did not, according to Krishnan.He added that locations in the Midwest and Southwest have populations so spread out that they were already effectively practicing social distancing or taking precautions like wearing face coverings before the pandemic hit their towns.“In some places, you might have farms where employees are social distancing already or restaurants where the owner would only seat at half capacity,” he told ABC News.The experts said density differences between states and, more importantly, between counties show more nuance. Reddy said Arizona has a stay-at-home order instead of a shelter-in-place, and residents are allowed to work and visit more essential businesses than in other places. She noted that poorer communities in Arizona are being hit harder than more affluent ones.While the state currently has 6,955 cases, there are higher pockets of patients in places like Navajo and Apache counties, which have a tighter concentration of residents and are poorer. Maricopa County, which contains Phoenix, had 3,578 cases as of Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins.“It seems to be the type of density matters a whole lot. It’s the difference between rich density and poor density,” Reddy said. For instance, in New York, wealthier Manhattan has a higher population density but lower number of COVID-19 cases than other boroughs.Tassier said the density differences between localities would be a big factor as the virus spreads, even in a sparsely populated state like South Dakota. In Minnehaha, South Dakota, the county that has 83% of the state’s 2,313 cases, the number of infected residents has been rising, particularly with factory workers at a Smithfield pork processing plant in Sioux Falls.Tassier’s analysis of COVID-19 data found that Minnehaha ranked 55 among counties with the highest number of cases per million people, 9,599.55, putting it higher than several New York counties including Dutchess and Putnam, which had rates of 9,275.44 per million and 9,194.47 per million respectively.“The low density is helping them,” he said of South Dakota generally. “But we have to remember the cases have seen exponential growth in other places across the country. They could see more cases coming.”The experts said while federal policies would help mitigate any surge in cases informally, it is up to the state and local governments to come up with the best plan to protect residents as several states begin to reopen their economy over the next couple of weeks.Reddy said many rural regions could have better results with lenient rules on social distancing, but leaders need to be able to alter their policies at a moment’s notice.“If we say the policy has to be led by science, then we must remember that science evolves,” she said. “We’re learning every day and policies need to be guided by that data.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Mayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,Gov. Murphy announced this week that gyms in New Jersey can reopen starting Sept. 1 at 25 percent capacity. Our Aquatic and Fitness Center weight and exercise rooms will open on Tuesday. Members can reserve a time slot one day in advance by calling 609-398-6900, starting on Monday. See more detail on guidelines.Free paper-shredding service will be available to Ocean City residents 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Residents will be able to drive to the Shelter Road Recycling Center to drop off documents to be shredded.Further information will be available as the event gets closer. We are also planning to go forward with our annual 9-11 ceremony on Sept. 11 outside the Fire Department headquarters on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue.Beach replenishment work is now expected to be complete by Tuesday — weather permitting. The Army Corps of Engineers’ contractor is approaching the final section of beach at Seaspray Road and leaving behind more than two miles of elevated, wide and healthy beach.All pipeline sections and equipment will be removed before Labor Day Weekend. Work for dune crossovers remains to be completed, and dune grass will be planted later in the fall.Starting sometime next week, workers will be in the Merion Park and Four Seasons neighborhoods near 34th Street installing equipment that will monitor groundwater elevations.These gauges will help us to better understand how groundwater, tidal waters and rain water interact during flooding events.This information will be used in the design of future flood mitigation measures in the neighborhood and throughout Ocean City. The equipment (piezometers) are essentially PVC pipe with a small data-collection device inside. They should have no visual or other impact on the neighborhood.We are planning a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 that will give local property owners a chance to make sure their homes are being rated accurately for flood insurance.Insurance agents, engineers and our floodplain manager will be on hand to review your documentation. If you are interested, mark your calendars now and details on how to meeting will be made available in advance of Oct. 14. See more information.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian