Month: October 2018

Critics call for cancellation of Munk debate featuring Steve Bannon

October 31, 2018

A debate that will see Steve Bannon, the controversial former strategist for U.S. President Donald Trump, defend the issue of populism in Toronto this week is facing growing backlash, with critics calling for the event to be cancelled. Community groups and some federal and provincial politicians have raised concerns about the Friday event, at which […]

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Pakistan clears Christian woman in landmark blasphemy case

October 31, 2018

  Court frees Aasia Bibi – on death row for nine years – in a case that has become emblematic of fair trial concerns. NEWS / RELIGION Pakistan’s Supreme Court has acquitted a Christian woman convicted for blasphemy, prompting protests by far-right groups that have been demanding her execution for years. Aasia Bibi was cleared […]

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Chiefs ordered to ensure all KCPE candidates transition to Form One

October 31, 2018

Chiefs and their assistants will be held accountable for pupils who do not enrol for Form One next year. Speaking at Mtwapa Primary School in Kilifi early Wednesday morning, Interior CS Fred Matiangi said his ministry “will push the chiefs very hard on the matter.” This, he said, was to guarantee that all KCPE candidates […]

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Ol Kaluo teacher heads to court over drunkenness at KCPE collection centre

October 31, 2018

  Police in Ol Kalou arrested a private school head teacher who went to collect KCPE examination materials while drunk. Nyandarua Central deputy county commissioner Gideon Oyagi said Peter Kamau Ndegwa, 59, was arrested after he caused drama demanding that he be served ahead of other school heads who had arrived way before him. “We […]

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New Brexit vote may hamper independence goal, Scottish lawmaker says

October 31, 2018

  A senior member of the Scottish National Party has questioned his party’s backing for a second vote on European Union membership, arguing that it could undermine its Scottish independence goal. In a rare public sign of dissent Pete Wishart, an SNP lawmaker in Britain’s national parliament, said in a newspaper column that supporting a […]

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A KCPE candidate has given birth while sitting her examinations

October 31, 2018

A 15-year-old girl from Kericho County on Tuesday gave birth shortly before beginning her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination and named her newborn baby after Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. Sarah Nekesa, a pupil at St. Patrick’s Primary school on the outskirts of Kericho town, will now sit her examination at Kericho Nursing […]

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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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Judge brands Jowie as ‘woman eater, male slay queen’

October 31, 2018

The High Court on Tuesday described Joseph Irungu alias ‘Jowie’ as a male version of a “slay queen and a woman eater.” While delivering a ruling Justice James Wakiaga denied Irungu bail and said is a flight risk who is likely to abscond the jurisdiction of the court. Irungu is charged alongside Citizen TV journalist Jacque […]

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Here are the top 5 things Apple just announced at its October launch event (AAPL)

October 31, 2018

Apple held a splashy media event in Brooklyn on Tuesday to unveil its holiday menu of new laptops, iPads and other gadgets. Unlike the big event Apple hosted at its California headquarters in September to show off its new iPhone line-up, Tuesday’s event was focused on computing devices designed for working and creating. Here are […]

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As Rich Nations Close the Door on Refugees, Uganda Welcomes Them

October 31, 2018

  New York Times ARUA, Uganda President Trump is vowing to send the military to stop migrants trudging from Central America. Europe’s leaders are paying African nations to block migrants from crossing the Mediterranean — and detaining the ones who make it in filthy, overcrowded camps. But Solomon Osakan has a very different approach in […]

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