Day: October 11, 2018

Egypt sentences 17 to death for Coptic Christian church attacks

October 11, 2018

Seventeen people have been sentenced to death by an Egyptian military court over their involvement in bomb attacks on Coptic Christian churches. A further 19 people were handed life jail terms over the attacks, which took place in 2016 and 2017, state news agency Mena reported on Thursday. The Islamic State (IS) group said its […]

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South Africa joins Kenya and Uganda, ratifies the tripartite free area

October 11, 2018

South Africa has ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement becoming the Fourth member state to do so after Egypt, Uganda and Kenya. This was according to a notification sent early this week, by the South African Government to the Chair of the Tripartite Task Force, Chileshe Kapwepwe, who is the Secretary General of COMESA. “This […]

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Dozens killed in Afghan clashes as election nears

October 11, 2018

At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting continues ahead of this month’s elections, with 21 Taliban killed in an operation in Wardak, west of the capital Kabul. Amruddin Wali, a member of the provincial council in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, said 15 members of […]

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Kenyan marathoner Samuel Kalalei gets four-year doping ban

October 11, 2018

Kenyan marathon runner Samuel Kalalei, who won the Athens marathon last November, has been banned for four years after testing positive for blood-booster EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has said. Kalalei’s urine sample, which was collected after the Rotterdam Marathon in April, had returned positive for EPO. The 23-year-old was provisionally suspended by AIU, […]

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Singapore relaunches world’s longest flight

October 11, 2018

Starting October 11, 2018, passengers on Singapore Airlines’ newest plane, the Airbus A350-900 ULR, for Ultra Long-Range will travel on a record-breaking, globe-spanning flight from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey. The relaunching of the service comes five years after it withdrew because it had become too expensive. SIA launched the first non-stop route between Changi […]

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Death toll in Fort Ternan crash in Kericho climbs to 56

October 11, 2018

The bus was on its way to Kakamega from Nairobi on Wednesday dawn a few kilometres from Fort Ternan. It veered off the road and rolled. Its roof was ripped off. The bus, ‘Home Boyz’ is owned by Western Cross Express Company Ltd. Kericho County Police Commander James Mugera said 50 people died on the […]

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