Day: October 25, 2018

Governors back referendum, task team to create questions for poll

October 25, 2018

Governors have backed calls for a referendum to change the Constitution on condition it shall translate to an increase in allocation of cash to counties. The Council of Governors has, therefore, formed a special committee to help come up with proposals on how to go about the vote. Chairman Josphat Nanok on Thursday said the […]

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In First, Woman Gets Ceremonial Role as Ethiopia’s President

October 25, 2018

Ethiopia’s parliament appointed the nation’s first female president, about a week after the government was reorganized to give women half of all cabinet posts. The ascension of Sahle-Work Zewde, a former ambassador and United Nations special representative, to the largely ceremonial role makes her Africa’s only current woman president. It’s the latest change since Prime […]

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South Sudan frees five political detainees: intelligence agency

October 25, 2018

  South Sudan freed five political detainees and prisoners of war on Thursday, although none appeared to be senior rebel officials, a category of captive whose release is required by a peace deal signed last month. South Sudan plunged into war two years after independence from Sudan in 2011 when a dispute between Kiir and […]

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New pot, impaired driving penalties could bar newcomers from Canada

October 25, 2018

OTTAWA The federal government is warning newcomers that stiffer impaired driving and cannabis-related penalties could lead to their removal from Canada, the Canadian Press has reported. The measures are part of the sweeping package of changes taking place as Canada becomes the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis use. The Cannabis Act includes penalties […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro accommodates interest groups behind his rise

October 25, 2018

With victory in sight in Brazil’s presidential race, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro is facing pressure from interest groups that backed him to deliver on his promises and drop plans to merge ministries. Conservative caucuses ranging from evangelicals to farmers and pro-gun lawmakers have visited the front-runner at his home this week to make sure their […]

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Political activist Joan Muthoni stabbed to death

October 25, 2018

A political activist based in Nyeri was on Wednesday night stabbed to death by her business partner in unclear circumstances. According to Police Ms Joan Muthoni, was stabbed on the thigh by a man who alleges to be her husband. He later surrendered himself at Nyeri Central Police Station. Nyeri Central OCPD Paul Kuria confirmed […]

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IMF:Kenya’s chances of defaulting on loans increase

October 25, 2018

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned Kenya risks defaulting on international loans as it falls by two steps. In a report released on Tuesday, the IMF noted that the country’s risk of defaulting on debt repayment had increased from low to moderate. Imminent repayment of a huge external debt, including part of the 2015 Eurobond, […]

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Nairobi:Police give early notice on major roads closure ahead of Sunday Standard Chartered Marathon

October 25, 2018

  There will be major traffic interruptions in Nairobi on Sunday as key roads will be closed for the Standard Chartered Marathon. Police gave a notice on Thursday that the roads will be closed from Sunday midnight – 4 am. Motorists coming to the City Centre from Mombasa Road will be diverted to Lusaka roundabout […]

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FBI confirms two more suspicious packages addressed to Democratic Rep Rep. Maxine Waters

October 25, 2018

  Two more suspicious packages, similar to those intercepted before reaching U.S. President Barack Obama and other high-profile Democrats, were found addressed to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the FBI said on Wednesday. The FBI is confirming that two additional suspicious packages, addressed to Waters, have been intercepted that are similar in appearance to five others […]

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U.S.-bound Central American migrants on the move in Mexico

October 25, 2018

Honduran migrants take part in a caravan heading to the US, in the outskirts of Tapachula, on their way to Huixtla, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 22, 2018/Getty Images MAPASTEPEC, MEXICO Central American migrants clustered for the night on Wednesday in a southern Mexico town after advancing on their trek toward the United States, despite […]

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