Month: June 2019

Sudan police fire tear gas as thousands demand civilian rule

June 30, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARY The planned “million-man” march is being seen as a test for protest organisers whose movement has been hit by a June 3 raid on a Khartoum sit-in and a subsequent internet blackout that has curbed their ability to mobilise support. On Sunday, police fired tear gas in the northern Khartoum district […]

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U.S. federal court delays adoption of healthcare rule on abortion

June 30, 2019

FILE PHOTO – A imaging table inside the Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood St. Louis Region, Missouri’s sole abortion clinic, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its opponents in a California lawsuit agreed on Friday to delay implementing a rule […]

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Police investigate an ‘assassination attempt’ against DP Ruto

June 30, 2019

Deputy President William Ruto By Mkarimu Media IN SUMMARY Detectives investigating the matter are said to be getting increasingly frustrated by the fact that the DP is yet to record a statement despite complaining informally According to The Sunday Nation, since the incident there is a groundswell of tension in the executive arm of government […]

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China asks Uganda, Kenya to work on SGR financing modalities to receive funding

June 30, 2019

Contractors lay railroad tie at Suswa section 6 station on August 1, 2018. Phase 2A of Kenya’s standard gauge railway is now 98 per cent complete.NMG PHOTO By East African IN SUMMARY Before then Uganda had announced that it was revamping its metre gauge line and invested $205 million in restoring it. Kenya then took […]

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Parents defaulting fees to be listed with CRB-CS Magoha

June 30, 2019

Education CS George Magoha and PS Belio Kipsang before the National Assembly Committee on Education on June 27, 2019. Parents of students who leave school with fee arrears should be listed with the Credit Reference Bureau, Education CS George Magoha has proposed. The proposal follows concerns over huge debts former students owe secondary schools. To […]

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Pharaohs, Cranes go for top slot

June 30, 2019

Miya (R) and teammates are pumped up for Mo Salah’s Egypt in Group A’s final fixture. CAIRO. Uganda will add to their own piece of history today if they see out Group A successfully to confirm their last 16 feat in a maiden 24-team Africa Nations Cup tournament. The Cranes face hosts Egypt at Cairo […]

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‘My life is in danger,’ says Kalembe Ndile as rivalry with Governor Mutua intensifies

June 30, 2019

Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua. PHOTOS | COURTESY Former Kibwezi Member of Parliament Kalembe Ndile has recorded a statement over threats on his life as rift between him and Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua continue to widen. In a press conference in Nairobi, the ex-politician said he was accosted by […]

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Sudan braces for ‘millions march’ as defiant protesters regroup

June 30, 2019

The ‘millions march’ is to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Omar al-Bashir’s 1989 coup. Across Sudan, defiant protesters are preparing to return to the streets on Sunday for what social media users are calling a “millions march”. The protesters are demanding power be handed over to a civilian-led government and justice for all lives […]

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Terrifying app that makes woman appear naked shows how tech used to demean, shame

June 29, 2019

Deepnude sexual harassment website By CNN In Summary DeepNude was meant to work on women, specifically. (Vice reported that it would insert a vulva, in place of pants, in a photo of a man.) The website began selling a $50 (Ksh.5000) Windows and Linux application just a few days earlier that could take a photo […]

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U.S. takes up Ksh.440B case over Kenya, Tanzania embassy bombings

June 29, 2019

An injured man is removed from the wreckage after a bomb went off in Nairobi, Kenya, in this file photo from August 7, 1998. REUTERS/Files In Summary The plaintiffs sued in federal court in Washington under the 1976 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which generally bars claims against foreign countries except those designated by the United […]

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