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  • European Union observers say poll was more transparent

    November 1, 2017 9:05 PM 182

    Any election dispute should be presented in court, election observers from the European Union have said. The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) also said an initial analysis of result forms for the October 26 repeat presidential poll had shown improvement in transparency and accuracy compared to the annulled August 8 vote. "Grievances

  • New exam scanners to mark KCPE in record time

    November 1, 2017 8:30 PM 179

    This year’s Standard Eight candidates should expect to get their results earlier than usual — thanks to 20 new scanning machines which the examiner has bought at a cost of Sh90 million and which will be used to process the test quickly. The new optical mark reader machines have replaced 20 old scanners bought more than 17 years ago. “All details of the 1,003,556 candidates

  • Liberia's Supreme Court halts election preparation over fraud accusations

    November 1, 2017 8:20 PM 194

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia’s Supreme Court has halted preparations for next week’s presidential run-off vote between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who alleged fraud. The decision casts further doubt on the Oct. 10 poll that losing parties say was marred

  • Eritrea opposition: Security forces kill 28 protesters

    November 1, 2017 5:29 PM 230

    Groups raise alarm as security forces open fire on protesting students after government crackdown on Islamic school. Security forces killed at least 28 people in rare protests in the Eritrean capital, an opposition group has claimed, raising concerns from human rights groups and activists. The violence witnessed in demonstrations in Asmara on Tuesday

  • Togo, Guinea leaders mediate deepening Liberia election dispute

    November 1, 2017 4:25 PM 204

    Vice-President Boakai was due to face former international footballer Weah in the November 7 runoff vote. The presidents of Guinea and Togo held mediation talks Wednesday with all sides involved in Liberia's disputed election, following a Supreme Court announcement it would summon the country's electoral commission to explain alleged fraud and irregularities

  • It Is Official! StarTimes Subscribers Can Now Pay As They Watch

    November 1, 2017 3:23 PM 210

    On October 19th, StarTimes announced that it would start pay per day beginning today November 1. This simply mean that all StarTimes subscribers can now watch their favourite channels with just N60 per day and N300 a week on the Nova bouquet. Basic bouquet subscribers are not lft out as they will also enjoy subscription rates as low as N90 per day and N450 per week while

  • Disposable Diapers Market Segmentation And Analysis By Recent Trends, Development And Growth By Trending Regions 2017

    November 1, 2017 3:16 PM 189

    The “Disposable Diapers Market Report” gives a clear understanding of the current market situation which includes of antique and projected upcoming market size based on technological growth, value and volume, projecting cost-effective and leading fundamentals in the Disposable Diapers market. The “Disposable Diapers Market Report” further describes detailed

  • Liberia court orders temporary halt to runoff election prep

    November 1, 2017 3:05 PM 207

    Monrovia - Liberia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week's runoff presidential election as it awaits a hearing on complaints alleging voting irregularities. Representatives of the National Election Commission and those who filed complaints should appear before the court on Thursday, the court said in a statement

  • Gunfire as rare protests hit streets of Eritrea's capital

    November 1, 2017 2:00 PM 195

    Addis Ababa - The United States embassy in Asmara has issued a warning about protests and gunfire in the Eritrean capital, though details of the rare bout of unrest remain unclear. Eritrea is one of the world's most repressive countries and demonstrations are uncommon, but the embassy had on Tuesday issued a statement about "gunfire at several locations

  • Lecturers’ in crisis meeting over impending strike

    November 1, 2017 10:51 AM 155

    Officials of the University’s Academic Staff Union (UASU) are currently held up in a closed door meeting to deliberate on the way forward following their move to call for a nationwide strike in all public universities over delayed implementation of the 2014/2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The lecturers are accusing the government of being non-committal