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Australia:Pilot falls asleep and misses destination by nearly 50km

November 28, 2018

By Agency A dozy pilot could soon find himself in hot water as an investigation has been launched after he fell asleep during a chartered flight and missed his landing by 46 kilometers. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) opened the probe following the alleged incident of “pilot incapacitation” which took place on a flight […]

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Pushing man out of moving matatu over Sh10 change earns conductor 30 years in jail

November 27, 2018

By Standard A matatu conductor has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for pushing a passenger to his death over Sh10 change. Roman Oduor who has been serving a death sentence for the crime he reportedly committed in 1995 had made an application for re-sentencing. Justice Fred Ochieng ruled that the accused serve 30 […]

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100 years after end of World War One

November 22, 2018

Thousands of soldiers “effectively disappeared” towards the end of the war and “very often no-one knew exactly what had befallen them or precisely when”. By AGENCIES IN SUMMARY Call:French President Emmanuel Macron last week urged dozens of world leaders marking a century since the end of World War I to come together for a joint […]

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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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Study finds ‘huge’ fall in FGM rates among African girls

November 10, 2018

Rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) have fallen dramatically among girls in Africa in the last two decades, according to new research. The study, published in BMJ Global Health, cited a “huge and significant decline” among under-14s. The practice involves removing all or part of a girl or woman’s external genitalia, including the clitoris. Some […]

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South Sudan’s rebel leader Machar to attend peace ceremony in Juba

October 31, 2018

IN SUMMARY Several ceasefires and peace agreements have so far failed to end the fighting that has killed an estimated 380,000 people, uprooted a third of the population, forced nearly two-and-a-half million into exile as refugees and triggered bouts of deadly famine. South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar will return to the capital Juba this […]

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