Month: March 2019

Malindi man jailed for 8 years for bribing police with Ksh.2K

March 31, 2019

A man in Malindi County has been jailed for eight years for allegedly trying to bribe a police officer with Ksh.2,000 after he tried to secure the release of a drug trafficker. Joseph Charo Dzombo was found culpable by the Malindi Senior Principal Magistrate Silvia Wewa who ruled that on January 10 2016, Charo committed […]

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Lion Mama: The woman who fought off, killed daughter’s rapists

March 31, 2019

In Summary • Nokubonga’s first response was to call the police, but there was no answer. • Nokubonga did not stay to find out how badly hurt they were. She took her daughter to a friend’s house nearby.   Nokubonga Qampi became known as the “Lion Mama” in South Africa after she killed one of […]

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Ugandan Uber driver arrested for reportedly raping woman in Boston

March 31, 2019

Uber also said it’s increasing its safety features, and said riders can call 911 directly through the app while sharing their location with their GPS technology. COURTESY PHOTO Police said the alleged victim is an adult female, and she was transported to an area hospital for treatment. An Uber driver of Ugandan origin has been […]

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How to report terrorism: name, but don’t amplify

March 31, 2019

Jacinda Ardern honorably refuses to name the Christchurch suspect, but should this be the case for journalists? By Paul Chadwick One of several impressive acts of leadership, New Zealand’s parliament opened last Tuesday with the Speaker inviting an imam to lead prayers, first in Arabic then English. In Hansard the last of these “verses of […]

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Kenya takes gold after WXC photo finish drama

March 31, 2019

Kenyan Beatrice Chebet had an initial decision to place her third at the IAAF World Country Championships reversed in her favour as she took gold from an incredibly tight Women’s Under-20 race on Saturday. Video reviews of a photo finish showed Chebet had breasted the tape ahead of Alemitu Tariku and Tsigie Gebreselama but the […]

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Israeli fire kills four Palestinians, says Gaza health ministry

March 31, 2019

Three teenage boys among dead and more than 40 others shot as up to 40,000 protest along Israeli border. Israeli forces have killed four Palestinians, including three teenagers, and shot more than 40 othersat gatherings on the Gaza frontier marking the anniversary of the demonstration movement, the territory’s ministry of health said. In an attempt to […]

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Desperate’ situation off Libya as rescued refugees ‘hijack’ ship

March 31, 2019

Concern after Italy vows to keep tanker allegedly hijacked by rescued refugees and migrants out of territorial waters. UN says refugees and migrants in chaos-wracked Libya face trafficking, kidnap, torture and rape [File: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters] An aid group has warned of a “desperate and dangerous situation” in the Mediterranean Sea after authorities in Italy vowed […]

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Some of Khashoggi’s killers received training in US: WaPo report

March 30, 2019

Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2   Some members of the Saudi hit team that killed Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in his country’s consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul received training in the United States, according to a new Washington Post column . Khashoggi, a critic […]

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New Zealand attack: At Memorial, mosque survivor says he forgives attacker

March 30, 2019

In this photo supplied by the New Zealand government, Mosque shooting survivor Farid Ahmed addresses the national remembrance service in Hagley Park for the victims of the March 15 mosques terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 29, 2019. A man who survived New Zealand’s mosque attacks told a crowd of about 20,000 people Friday […]

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Man City go top again after beating misfiring Fulham

March 30, 2019

Top-class goals from Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero took Manchester City back to the top of the Premier League in a 2-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday. By Reuters  City’s seventh successive league victory keeps alive their hopes an unprecedented quadruple of League Cup, Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League trophies […]

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