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  • Kakuya on her part thanked all those that supported her through her primary education encouraging those with disabilities not to give up/JEMIMAH MUENI NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Top Kenya Certificate of Primary Education student Goldalyn Kakuya a pupil with albinism who emerged top after scoring 455...
  • The authorization is in response to a request for an additional Sh7.7 billion to cater for salaries of public university staff under the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement within the 2017/18 Financial Year/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – The government is spending Sh5.2 billion in the current...
  • Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir met with Vladimir Putin in Russia © SPUTNIK/AFP / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV Sochi, Russian Federation, Nov 23 – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes, on Thursday asked Russia’s Vladimir Putin to...
  • “We cannot continue with politics, we can’t feed on politics. Wananchi have made their choice and now it’s time to join hands and develop our great nation,” said President Kenyatta/PSCU KIRINYAGA, Kenya, Nov 23 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have urged Kenyans to join...
  • She said it’s regrettable that criminals take advantage of legitimate protests to cause mayhem and destroy property, a move she acknowledged has caused a toll on Kisumu’s economy/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Kisumu Woman Representative Rosa Buyu has supported calls by Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o to...
  • Government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe said the list of those expected to grace the event was likely to increase saying the government had dispatched invites to various Heads of Government/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 23 – Over 20 Heads of State have confirmed their attendance in next week’s President...
  • Zimbabweans’ future under incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa is uncertain, but the disappearance of corrupt traffic police has so far been a cause to celebrate © AFP / MARCO LONGARI Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov 23 – As Robert Mugabe’s regime tottered and fell, one immediate benefit that Zimbabweans...
  • In a special gazette notice, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi stated that this is in accord with the provisions of section 12 of the Assumption of office of the President Act 2012/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – The government has gazetted next Tuesday as a public holiday to allow for the...
  • Government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe says the initiative by the Raila -led National Super Alliance lacks legal backing, saying MCAs who have passed those motions should be surcharged for spending public resources to discuss private affairs/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – The government has...
  • In a statement, the Governor stated that other than being comfortable, “train rides are timely and not in any way affected by traffic/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, has called on residents of Nairobi to optimize the use of the train within the city, in a bid to reduce...
  • One lane along Uhuru Highway will be closed while traffic between Railways Club and Railways Golf Club will be diverted to processional Way through Uhuru Park/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Major roads in Nairobi will this weekend be closed due to the Standard Chartered marathon set to take place on...
  • Governor Nyong’o has banned any demonstrations in the city unless called by NASA saying Kisumu has been targeted by a group of young people who take advantage of demonstrations to destroy and loot property/FILE KISUMU, Kenya, Nov 23 – Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o has moved in to stall any...
  • Protesting Laikipia University students block Nakuru-Nairobi highway after their colleague was killed by a matatu/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Motorists using the Nakuru-Nairobi highway have been urged to exercise caution when approaching Laikipia University’s Nakuru campus following unrest by...
  • The US Supreme Court is to begin a hearing on December 5 into the case of a baker who was sued by a same-sex couple for refusing to make a wedding cake for them, citing his Christian beliefs © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / MARK WILSON Washington, United States, Nov 23 – When Dave Mullins and...
  • A child and a woman break rocks extracted from a cobalt mine at a copper quarry and cobalt pit in DR Congo © AFP/File / Junior Kannah Beijing, China, Nov 23 – A Chinese metal trading firm said Thursday it is investigating whether children are toiling in Congolese mines that supply it with cobalt, a...
  • Catholic devotees pray in front of a statue of Jesus at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Hpa-an, Myanmar’s Karen State © AFP / Ye Aung THU Kawkareik, Myanmar, Nov 23 – Father William’s 16-strong flock on Myanmar’s eastern border is one of the Catholic Church’s tiniest outposts, but next week...
  • Basil Read construction firm Namibian born environmental manager Annina Van Neel Hayes looks at a plaque commemorating the burial place of the remains of some liberated African slaves found during the construction of a power plant, on October 18, 2017, at the graveyard of Saint Paul’s Cathedral,...
  • LED lights are more efficient because they need far less electricity to provide the same amount of light, but then people might install more and more lights in a behavior called the “rebound effect” © Getty/AFP/File / SCOTT OLSON Miami, United States, Nov 23 – They were supposed to bring about an...
  • Car-hailing app Uber admitted that hackers stole the personal data of 57 million riders and drivers © AFP/File / Andrew Caballero-Reynolds Paris, France, Nov 23 – The theft of the personal data of 57 million Uber riders and drivers highlights how vulnerable we make ourselves when we install apps on...
  • Asdrubal Chavez (right) held the critical oil ministry portfolio from 2014-2015 © AFP/File / FEDERICO PARRA Caracas, Venezuela, Nov 23 – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday named Asdrubal Chavez — a cousin of late leader Hugo Chavez — to lead Citgo, the state oil company’s US affiliate...
  • Chebukati stated that officers in the electoral body are in office by virtue of constitutional provisions and clear guidelines and stressed that they did a commendable job in presiding over the two elections in three months/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Independent Electoral and Boundaries...
  • Around 600 Ivorian migrants are being flown home from Libya this week with the first tranche of 150 arriving in Abidjan on Monday/AFP ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Nov 22 – Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a “total hell” that they wouldn’t wish on their “worst enemy” as global outrage...
  • Up to 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred in Srebrenica in 1995 © AFP/File / Dimitar DILKOFF Belgrade, Serbia, Nov 22 – After a UN court found former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide and war crimes, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts that...
  • Silvio Berlusconi seen here last month during the Forza Italia party’s convention © AFP/File / Eliano IMPERATO Strasbourg, France, Nov 22 – Italy’s scandal-plagued former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi took his comeback bid to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Wednesday, asking...
  • They were planning to demonstrate to the Office of the President at Harambee House but police say they had to be dispersed because President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta is operating from his city centre office/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – Herders from the Maasai and Samburu communities were tear gassed...

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