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  • Ram Nath Kovind (C) was elected India’s new president, the second time since independence a head of state has been chosen from the bottom of the Hindu caste system © AFP/File / Prakash Singh NEW DELHI, India, Jul 20 – India elected a new president from the bottom of the Hindu caste system Thursday...
  • Portland and GeoPoll hosted a panel discussion on the reality of fake news in Kenya on Wednesday/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes,” a quote attributed to Mark Twain accurately describes the dilemma of “fake news”...
  • The censured have three days to comply with IEBC’s directives/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Vihiga’s Governor Moses Akaranga and Ndiritu Muriithi, vying for the governor’s seat in Laikipia County, are among the candidates who were on Thursday censured by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries...
  • More than 3.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes in South Sudan where tens of thousands have been killed in a civil war since independence six years ago © AFP/File / Albert Gonzalez Farran United Nations, United States, Jul 20 – The United States warned Thursday that a new regional...
  • O.J. Simpson (R) participated in his parole hearing via videolink from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada © POOL/AFP / Jason Bean Los Angeles, United States, Jul 20 – Disgraced former American football star O.J. Simpson argued for his release from prison on Thursday after serving nearly...
  • “If another person’s loses in this election, it will not be the end of the world. There is a Kenya tomorrow and there is another opportunity,” he said/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 -“It is not a matter of life and death. We have won before; we have lost before. Uhuru Kenyatta lost in 2002, we...
  • Speaking to Capital FM News, Owino said that the police cannot gamble with peace during the election period/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Police spokesman Charles Owino has affirmed that WhatsApp group administrators will be charged if information deemed to be hate speech is posted in their groups...
  • Ann Waiguru who is vying on a Jubilee ticket would win with 55 per cent followed by Martha Karua of NARC Kenya at 35 per cent while Ndathi trails at 3 per cent/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – If elections were held in Nairobi today, Governor Evans Kidero (ODM) and Mike Sonko (Jubilee) would tie at 44...
  • The firm headed by an American pollster, author and public speaker, John Zogby, has had an average percentage error of 1.3 with a similar bias including in the 2012 US presidential election polls/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – It has emerged that Zogby, an opinion firm contracted by the National...
  • Saudi King Salman, pictured here in July 2017, issued an arrest warrant for a prince accused of abusing members of the public in videos that surfaced online © Saudi Royal Palace/AFP/File / BANDAR AL-JALOUD Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jul 20 – A Saudi prince was arrested Thursday on King Salman’s order, a...
  • O.J. Simpson, shown here at his 2008 sentencing hearing, could soon go free if a Nevada parole board rules in his favor on Thursday © POOL/AFP/File / Isaac Brekken LOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 20 – Disgraced American football star O.J. Simpson — who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her...
  • Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke is currently on bail in London after being arrested in connection with a British probe into international corruption and money laundering/AFP-File LAGOS, Nigeria, Jul 20 – A Nigerian court has ordered the temporary forfeiture a $37.5 million...
  • Crew members looking out the cockpit windows of a RNZAF P3 Orion during search operations for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean/AFP-File SYDNEY, Australia, Jul 20 – The painstaking search for missing flight MH370 has uncovered a previously...
  • “Just like in any other election, there will be people that will be unhappy, while others will be happy. But as I have said, we are ready for whatever comes up after voting day,” he stated/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Police officers have received specialised training on how to deal with any...
  • Speaking during a one-on-one interview with Capital in the Morning Presenter Renee Ngamau, Ruto said he is sure of a second term because the Opposition is ill-prepared and asked them to come to terms with the imminent loss/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Deputy President William Ruto has once...
  • “Now we’re being told if you do not show up for the debate, we’re going to give your competitor one and a half hours of free airtime to hammer you,” he told Renee Ngamau, a co-host of Capital in the Morning, at the Karen residence/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Deputy President William Ruto...
  • US President Donald Trump speaks alongside US Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Sessions was sworn in as Attorney General, at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, in February 2017 © AFP/File / SAUL LOEB Washington, United States, Jul 20 – US President Donald Trump said Wednesday...
  • “The trial court erred when it imposed requirement for public participation, the judges ruled.”/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision of the High Court ordering the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to re-tender printing of presidential...
  • At a meeting with an AU elections observer team led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki, President Kenyatta spoke of a pattern of actions by Opposition leaders that demonstrated their resolve to sabotage the elections/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has told the...
  • Cattle herders in Kenya’s central Laikipia highlands say they invade private land simply out of the need to graze their cattle. © AFP Crocodile Jaw Bridge, Kenya, Jul 20 – Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya’s central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the...
  • The matter is before a five judge bench/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – The Court of Appeal will on Thursday determine if indeed “the sky will fall” if Dubai firm Al Ghurair is not allowed to move forward with the printing of presidential ballots. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission...
  • Bangkok, Thailand, Jul 20 – A Thai court charged a disgraced former monk Thursday with the rape of an underage girl, fraud and money laundering, after he was extradited from the United States. Thailand is an overwhelmingly Buddhist nation with around 300,000 men in orange robes, but the clergy are...
  • The Supreme Court’s latest ruling on President Donald Trump’s travel ban was both a setback and a partial victory for the White House © AFP/File / Brendan Smialowski Washington, United States, Jul 19 – The Supreme Court dealt President Donald Trump’s government a fresh setback Wednesday, saying its...
  • Zion Harvey is now able to write, feed and dress himself, as doctors declared his double hand transplant a success © Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/AFP Washington, United States, Jul 19 – The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant is now able to write, feed and dress...
  • Violent crime has been on the rise in China in recent decades © AFP/File / FREDERIC J. BROWN Beijing, China, Jul 19 – A man admitted killing 19 people, including his parents and three children, when he went on trial in southwest China on Wednesday, the court said. After returning to his home...

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