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  • 79 Million And Counting: Yemi Alade’s ‘Johnny’ Is The Most Viewed Nigerian Music Video On YouTube

    November 2, 2017 12:37 PM 549

    Earlier this year, Yemi Alade’s 2014 smash hit Johnny was announced the most watched video by a female African on YouTube with about 72 million views. A few months later, Johnny has surpassed that record to become the most watch Nigerian music video ever on YouTube with to 79 million views- and counting. The title for the most viewed Nigerian music video

  • Uganda MPs reject 'bribe' linked to age-limit bill

    November 2, 2017 12:11 PM 480

    Some Ugandan MPs have rejected the cash released by Parliament to facilitate consultations on a bill seeking to scrap presidential age limit. So far, 10 lawmakers have rejected the millions of shillings, with the latest one being Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza. Ms Kiiza, the Kasese Woman MP, on Thursday returned USh29 million to Parliament

  • Black Death WARNING: Now there are THREE types of killer Plague as bodycount rises to 127

    November 2, 2017 12:02 PM 513

    DOCTORS are battling three forms of Black Death on plague-hit Madagascar where the death toll from the killer virus has climbed to 127. Medical experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have revealed cases of bubonic, septicaemic and pneumonic plague have all been found on the Indian Ocean island which is at the centre of a global epidemic alert

  • Microsoft enhances paternity leave to six-weeks

    November 2, 2017 11:03 AM 510

    NAIROBI, KENYA: Microsoft has announced a five-month paid maternity leave for female employees in its Kenya office, a new arrangement that almost doubles what many local companies offer. In most Kenyan companies, a female employee is entitled to three-month paid maternity leave while male employees do get two-week off to bond with newborn babies

  • O'Hanlon becomes Irish marathon champion after Sittuk is stripped of title

    November 2, 2017 10:46 AM 487

    Gary O'Hanlon from Dundalk has been declared Irish Marathon champion - three days after thinking he has lost out to Freddy Sittuk in Dublin. Sittuk was stripped of the title after it emerged he did did meet the criteria to qualify under the residency rule. The Kenyan has been declared eligible for the national title by his club Raheny Shamrock AC. But it was later

  • Two Kenya Airway crewmen arrested with narcotic drugs at JKIA

    November 2, 2017 9:54 AM 451

    Nairobi, Kenya: Two Kenya Airways staff were Thursday arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with close to 20 kilograms of substance believed to be narcotics. The cabin crew were about to board their flight to Cotonou, Benin when they were intercepted. Head of Anti- Narcotic Police Unit Hamisi Masa said the two men were arrested early Thursday

  • Kenyan shilling steady, helped by tight market liquidity

    November 2, 2017 9:21 AM 550

    At 0838 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 103.65/85 per dollar, little changed from Wednesday's close of 103.60/80. ...........................Shilling spot rates .....................Shilling forward rates .......................Cross rates ..................................Local contributors .......................Central Bank of Kenya Index

  • Two KQ staff nabbed at JKIA for drug trafficking

    November 2, 2017 8:47 AM 495

    Two members of Kenya Airways (KQ) cabin crew have been arrested for allegedly carrying drugs out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The suspects, both men of Kenyan nationality were arrested fifteen minutes to take-off at 7.45am with a substance believed to be cocaine while en-route to Cotonou, Benin. Earlier in the month, a police multi-agency

  • NHIF members will no longer choose outpatient hospitals

    November 2, 2017 8:35 AM 457

    Kenyans can now get out-patient treatment in any facility from all designated health facilities provided by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) countrywide. NHIF members were previously required to select hospitals that they can easily access for outpatient services. According to the national insurer, the changes allow for portability of services

  • Kenyan international star injured in Zambia

    November 2, 2017 8:04 AM 451

    Jesse Were’s ambition of lifting Zambian Super League Golden Boot suffered a major blow after picking an injury in his side's win against Kabwe Warriors. The on-form Kenyan striker, who notched one goal and an assist during Zesco United's 4-1 win against City of Lusaka last weekend, was stretched off in mid second half after sustaining a knock