Month: November 2018

1.5 million children in Central Africa need emergency aid, says UN

November 30, 2018

By AFP IN SUMMARY The archbishop of the capital Bangui, Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga, said this week that atrocities since November 15 have included the immolation of children and the elderly.   Two-thirds of all children in Central African Republic need emergency aid, the UN said Friday, sounding an alarm about the impoverished country’s worsening “neglected” […]

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Harambee Stars nominated for CAF Team of the Year award

November 30, 2018

Kenya’s national team Harambee Stars has been nominated for the men’s national team of the year award by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Stars, who are on the brink of qualifying for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon, has been nominated alongside Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. This follows […]

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May plans to raise Khashoggi, Yemen issue with MBS

November 30, 2018

Nineteen leaders of the world’s biggest economies and a representative of the European Union are set to meet on Friday and Saturday in Buenos Aries, Argentina as part of the Group of 20 summit. British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to raise the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and the situation in Yemen with Saudi Arabia’s […]

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Lawmaker reveals to parliament he is HIV positive

November 30, 2018

By Reuters for Mkarimu Media A British lawmaker revealed he was HIV positive during an emotional speech to parliament on Thursday to mark the upcoming World AIDS day. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 32, told his fellow lawmakers that he had been diagnosed HIV positive when he was aged 22. “Next year I will be marking an anniversary […]

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Moscow’s new cable car closed by cyberattack

November 30, 2018

Moscow’s latest tourist attraction, a cable car over the Moskva River, has been shut the day after it opened because of what the operator said was a cyber attack. The gondola takes passengers from the Sparrow Hills overlooking the Russian capital to the Luzhniki sports stadium where the soccer World Cup final was held this […]

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State withdraws security detail of West Pokot Governor after roadblock drama

November 30, 2018

Government has withdrawn the security detail attached to West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo. The officers were recalled following Wednesday’s incident where the governor stormed a police roadblock to free a boda boda rider. The incident occurred at Chepararia on allegations that police, while enforcing Michuki rules, are harassing motorists. County commandant Mathews Kuto said the […]

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Six Trans Nzoia voters sue Khaemba, three others over ‘theft’ of county funds

November 30, 2018

Six voters have sought court orders stopping cash withdrawals from Trans Nzoia county government accounts. Citing grounds of theft of funds, the six, through lawyer Jackson Wekesa, accuses the county leaders of conspiring to steal public money. Lawyer Wekesa has named Governor Patrick Khaemba, ex-finance executive Maurice Lokwaliwa, ex-chief officer Ben Wanjala, head of treasury […]

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Despite sanctions South Sudan stays armed for war

November 30, 2018

By AFP IN SUMMARY Efforts by Machar in early 2014 to seek delivery of a “shopping list” including 43 million rounds of ammunition, mortars, rockets, rifles and surface-to-air missiles failed. CAR found that, while Chinese ammunition had previously accounted for “less than two percent” of bullets in circulation in South Sudan, once the shipments arrived […]

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CS Mucheru orders CA to filter pornographic sites to protect children

November 30, 2018

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has directed the Communication Authority to filter pornographic sites to help protect children. Mucheru on Thursday said the increased access to the sites by young people has largely contributed to early pregnancies. “Our children are our future. Let’s close the sites first, then have a debate on when to open […]

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City Hall announces new matatu termini, bans PSVs from CBD effective December 3

November 30, 2018

Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) will be barred from accessing the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) from Monday December 3, 2018. Through a notice published in the dailies on Thursday, the county government revoked all previous gazette notices allocating picking and dropping points within the CBD. “The operators are required to take note that the above […]

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