Author: Gad Oteba

Obado still in trouble over murder and graft charges, to appear in court today

November 15, 2018

  Embattled Migori Governor Okoth Obado was yesterday arrested and taken into custody at Gigiri police cells. He is expected in court today. Obado denied ownership of three guns found at his Lavington home EACC detectives. He was told to record statements with officers from the DCI Serious Crime Unit. According to EACC detectives, the […]

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Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

November 14, 2018

  IN SUMMARY The findings were laid out in the 2018 Climate Vulnerability Index which calculates an overall risk figure from more than 50 separate data sources, including state-of-the-art climate models, socio-economic factors and demographic trends. It found Bangui in the Central African Republic, Liberia’s capital Monrovia and the Congolese city of Mbuji-Mayi to be […]

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US trial of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ gets underway

November 14, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was alternately portrayed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday as a calculating leader of a bloodthirsty smuggling operation that funneled tons of cocaine and other drugs into American cities and a scapegoat for a conspiracy whose actual mastermind bribed […]

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Losing bid for Amazon HQ2 was still a win for Toronto, advocates say

November 14, 2018

Toronto’s failure to land a new Amazon “headquarters” won’t slow the city-shaping tech boom that could still include a major Amazon component, say observers inside and outside the local bid. “This list of 20 finalists was not really a list (of candidate cities) for HQ2,” or a second Amazon headquarters, said Richard Florida, the U […]

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Majority of Calgary voters say ‘no thanks’ to 2026 Olympics

November 14, 2018

  Calgary’s bid to profit from hosting 2026 Olympics grounded in naive optimism rather than hard facts Calgarians vote ‘no’ to 2026 Olympic bid in non-binding plebiscite The strong rejection delivered by Calgary voters on Tuesday night is not the first time that Canada has hoofed the International Olympic Committee squarely in the unmentionables. After […]

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California wildfire survivors leave notes for missing relatives

November 14, 2018

Residents seek answers as statewide death toll climbs to 50, with 228 reported missing in northern blaze. NEWS / US & CANADA   The search for remains of victims in the charred ruins of the northern California town of Paradise was set to expand on Wednesday, while firefighters stepped up efforts to contain the state’s […]

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