Day: February 6, 2019

Climate change: World heading for warmest decade

February 6, 2019

The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850, says the Met Office. It’s forecasting that temperatures for each of the next five years are likely to be at or above 1C compared to pre-industrial levels. There’s also a small chance that one […]

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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o:Stop punishing children for speaking mother tongue in school

February 6, 2019

Renowned author Ngugi wa Thiong’o has criticised teachers for punishing students who speak their mother tongue in school. “The culture of teachers punishing their students for speaking their mother tongue must stop. In fact, we should encourage them to express themselves in their mother tongue,” he said. The United States-based Kenyan writer was “Speaking and […]

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West Ham investigate alleged racism against Salah

February 6, 2019

West Ham United are investigating allegations of racist abuse aimed towards Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah during Monday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at the London Stadium. A video emerged on social media in which audible racial slurs are directed at the 26-year-old Egypt international as he was taking a corner. The user who posted the video […]

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Ouma Oluga elected president of all health workers in the world

February 6, 2019

KMPDU secretary general Ouma Oluga has been elected president of all health workers in the world. Dr Oluga will now lead the global coalition of medical workers for two years, beginning this week. The Health Workers 4 All Coalition is a global coalition of health workers formed during the 71st World Health Assembly last year. […]

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Uganda to use curvy, sexy women to promote tourism

February 6, 2019

The Ugandan government on Wednesday launched a competition that seeks to promote the country’s culture and tourism potential to the rest of the world using their most heavily endowed women. Through the Ministry of Tourism, President Yoweri Museveni’s government officially flagged off a competition dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ that seeks to “tell our story.” Speaking […]

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Foreign firm copyrights Kenyan National Anthem

February 6, 2019

The Kenyan National anthem has been copyrighted by an international company called De Wolfe. 2nacheki, one of the biggest African channels on YouTube, reported that one of their videos received a copyright strike, which alerted them. “We wondered why it had copyright issues yet it is a Kenyan property. We posted a video mentioning the […]

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‘Bandits’ kill 26 in North West Nigeria

February 6, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARY Last month, Information Minister Lai Mohammed claimed that bandits were mobilised to carry out attacks and “provoke massive chaos before, during and after the elections”. Gunmen killed 26 people in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state, police said on Tuesday, in the latest violence to hit the troubled region. The attacks happened late […]

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State of the Union: What Trump said on wall, economy, Venezuela

February 6, 2019

At a critical moment in his two-year presidency, Trump delivers prime-time address calling for cross-party cooperation. NEWS / UNITED STATES This year’s State of the Union was delayed by a week due to the shutdown. After two years of bitter partisanship and personal attacks on opponents, President Donald Trump called for unity and cross-party cooperation […]

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What to expect from Trump’s State of the Union address 2019

February 6, 2019

Trump is expected to renew his border wall demand, touch on ISIL, and address talks with North Korea and China.  Slated to deliver the annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, US President Donald Trump will renew calls for a wall on the US-Mexico border, less than two weeks after he suffered a […]

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Homeless Kenyan man in England appeals for help to enable him return home to Machakos

February 6, 2019

One of the misconceptions many Africans, especially Kenyans, have is that, travelling oversees automatically equates to better, luxurious life with very little hard work. Well for some, through hard work and sacrifices, these dreams are achieved but unfortunately for others, it becomes a nightmare and end up wishing they could come back home. One of […]

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