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  • Pope Francis opened the child protection summit in prayer, later stressing that concrete measures to address the crisis were critical © POOL/AFP / Vincenzo PINTO Vatican City, Vatican City State, Feb 21 – Pope Francis on Thursday opened a landmark Vatican summit on fighting child sex abuse, calling...
  • The Cabinet resolution will also safeguard Kenya’s marine resources including offshore oil and gas exploration acreage in the Indian Ocean/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday chaired a Cabinet meeting at State House, Nairobi, which discussed and agreed on a roadmap for...
  • Sudanese protesters accuse the government of economic mismanagement © AFP/File Khartoum, Sudan, Feb 21 – Sudanese security agents Thursday arrested several opposition leaders and activists as hundreds of anti-government protesters trying to march on the presidential palace were dispersed with tear...
  • The four include Mary Njambi famously known as ‘Mafirifiri’/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – Four Nairobi Members of County Assembly among them Mary Njambi famously known as ‘Mafirifiri’ have been suspended from the Nairobi County Assembly over gross misconduct following an incident last year. The...
  • The sexual abuse of children by figures within the Catholic Church has been repeated across the globe, creating an existential crisis for the centuries-old institution © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / KEVORK DJANSEZIAN Vatican City, Vatican City State, Feb 21 – Survivors of clerical...
  • In 2017, the company provided 45,000 biometric voter authentication kits to 40,000-plus Kenya-wide polling stations enabling them to transmit the 2017 election results/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – Two IDEMIA Group Senior Executives Thursday afternoon appeared before the National Assembly’s Public...
  • Former PR guru Paul Stadlen was known for staunchly defending Najib Razak (C) even as corruption allegations against him multiplied © AFP/File / Mohd RASFAN Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Feb 21 – A controversial British former media adviser to Malaysia’s toppled leader is being sought by authorities for...
  • According to the CS, close to Sh7.2 billion has not been repaid back to the loans board making it hard for other needy students to get the capitation/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed’s announcement that the Higher Education Loans Board will partner with the...
  • Grace was due to give birth to their second baby this month but things turned for the worse on December 18, 2018 when she developed high blood pressure/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21- At one point, his wife and baby – who was born prematurely at seven months – were both at the Intensive Care Unit...
  • Already 75 acres of reclaimed land is under agriculture with different commercial and household crops/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21- A section of the Ifo2 camp within the Dadaab refugee complex is set to be converted into a farm following closure in May last year. Already 75 acres of reclaimed...
  • Harunori Kojima, a former head of the repatriation support office in Japan helped North Korea lure over Koreans living in Japan in the 1950s/AFP NIIGATA, Japan, Feb 21 – Harunori Kojima still remembers the hot tears of joy that warmed his face against the sleet as he watched two Soviet ships set...
  • Disposable diapers pose an environmental nuisance as they are lined with non-biodegradable plastic and use the chemical sodium polyacrylate as an absorbent © AFP/File / JOEL SAGET Wellington, New Zealand, Feb 21 – The Pacific nation of Vanuatu has announced plans to ban disposable diapers in a move...
  • According to the police, the bandits also stole livestock during the early morning incident/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – A police reservist is among four people killed by suspected bandits during an attack in Arabal within Baringo County. According to the police, the bandits also stole livestock...
  • In a statement issued Wednesday evening, the commission’s secretary Prof Mwenda Ntarangwi said the council was working with affected universities to have the guidelines complied with/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – The Commission for University Education (CUE) has denied delisting 133 courses offered...
  • Last week Pope Francis defrocked former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, shown here greeting the pontiff in 2015, over accusations he sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago © POOL/AFP/File / Jonathan NEWTON Vatican City, Vatican City State, Feb 21 – Pope Francis kicks off a red-letter global child...
  • Map of Bangladesh showing the capital where a fire has killed dozens according to officials on Thursday. © AFP DHAKA, Feb 21 – At least 69 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire...
  • Marjan has lamented that due to lack of funds to offset the debt that was accumulated in one of Africa’s most expensive polls in recent years, majority of the services at the commission have been paralysed/file NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission acting Chief...
  • Although hospitals have always denied reports of the existence of management-sanctioned detention policies, dozens of cases have been documented in the media/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – Detention of patients in hospitals for non-payment of medical bills borders on imprisonment without trial, a...
  • In a video posted on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Twitter handle, the boy can be heard referring to one of them as an uncle/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20- Detectives are pursuing two men seen smoking bhang with a child aged below five years. In a video posted on the Directorate of...
  • Appearing before the committee, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma raised concern over the Sh15.5 billion allocated to them for the 2019/2020 financial year saying it is not enough to keep the ministry’s operations running/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 – Members of Parliament from the...
  • The President said a referendum is inevitable because it is what will guarantee inclusivity in Government, in a bid to end perennial frictions during elections/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20- President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated the need to have inclusivity in Government and urged all Kenyans to...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India as part of an Asia tour aimed at boosting his country’s image © AFP / PRAKASH SINGH New Delhi, India, Feb 20 – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Indian leader Narendra Modi vowed Wednesday to increase pressure on countries...
  • Previously, schools were at liberty to buy books from distributors of their choices using government capitation/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – The government is now saving Sh5 billion annually through the direct school textbook policy, which was launched last year by the Education Ministry....
  • Sophia Njoki Mbogo who heads the Eastleigh branch of Diamond Trust Bank was arraigned before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – A bank manager has been charged with aiding last month’s terror attack at the 14 Riverside Drive complex in Nairobi where 21 people were...
  • The resolution was adopted at a retreat for top party officials chaired by Museveni/FILE KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb 20 – Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in office, a party resolution said Wednesday...

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