Month: December 2018

Wounded City ready to fight Liverpool, insists Kompany

December 31, 2018

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany admitted the Premier League champions’ pride has been wounded by a recent shock run of three defeats in four Premier League games to fall seven points behind league leaders Liverpool. But ahead of the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s men to the Etihad on Thursday, Kompany issued a rallying cry to […]

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Raila calls for unity in war on corruption, impunity

December 31, 2018

ODM leader Raila Odinga addresses the press after a meeting with Western leaders on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. /EVANS OUMAOpposition chief Raila Odinga yesterday singled out corruption, divisions among Kenyans and impunity among the issues that must be tackled in the New Year to guarantee prosperity for all. In his goodwill message, the former Prime […]

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Mayweather beats Japan’s Nasukawa by technical knockout

December 31, 2018

Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday in the first round of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement. Mayweather floored Nasukawa, a kickboxer less than half his age, three times in the first round of the three-round contest before […]

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More work to do on Brexit assurances, says May’s spokeswoman

December 31, 2018

Britain still has work to do to get the assurances from the European Union it needs over its Brexit agreement, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman said on Monday, adding that May had spoken to other EU leaders over the Christmas holiday. “There’s still more work to do. The PM is absolutely focused on doing that […]

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Congo opposition, ruling coalition both say they’ve won chaotic election

December 31, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition said on Monday it expected one of its candidates to win the presidential election based on early vote tallies, but the ruling coalition said it was confident its candidate had won the chaotic contest. The competing claims followed a disorderly election day on Sunday in which many Congolese were unable […]

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Mudavadi calls for dissolution of IEBC before referendum

December 31, 2018

ANC leader has expressed his mistrust to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct  referendum. According to Mudavadi Kenyans have lost confidence with the commission to conduct a free and fair elections hence should be dissolved. He spoke on Monday at Mikaye Restaurant in Nyali Constituency where he gave his New Year message to […]

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DR Congo awaits result after volatile presidential election

December 31, 2018

By AFP IN SUMMARY Many voters said they were exhilarated at taking part in the first elections after the nearly 18-year Kabila era. Almost the size of continental western Europe, the DRC is rich in gold, uranium, copper, cobalt and other minerals, but little wealth trickles down to the poor. Around 1.25 million people in […]

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Lion kills worker at US wildlife park

December 31, 2018

A lion attacked and killed a young American black woman who had just started working at the facility where it was kept, the center said Sunday. A lion attacked and killed a young American woman who had just started working at the facility where it was kept, the center said Sunday. Alexandra Black, 22, was […]

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White House chief: Trump not building a ‘wall’

December 31, 2018

BY AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE Outgoing White House chief John Kelly said in an interview published Sunday that he had “nothing but compassion” for undocumented migrants crossing into the US, and undercut President Donald Trump’s claims to be building a “wall” at the Mexico border. As a partial government shutdown entered a ninth day due to […]

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Video shows bags believed to contain Khashoggi’s remains: report

December 31, 2018

By Al Jazeera Video footage leaked to Turkish media shows a Saudi hit team in Istanbul carrying bags said to contain the remains of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , whose killing sparked international outcry and jeopardised the kingdom’s relations with its Western allies. The video shows the arrival of some of the members of […]

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