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April 24, 2017 6:32 AM Churchill comedians’ final tribute to Ayeiya -VIDEO

Comedians on Sunday gave their final tribute to the late Emmanuel Makori alias AKA during the Churchill show. Dozens of entertainers turned up for the candle-lit tribute session with a serenade from musicians Amos and Josh. Comedians wept during the moment of silence eliciting reactions from the audience as well. They then staged a series of his jokes 1

April 16, 2017 4:22 PM Lloyds eyes Berlin for post-Brexit push

Lloyds Banking Group has decided to set up a European base in Germany after the UK leaves the EU, the BBC understands. Lloyds has decided to convert its Berlin branch into a European hub, in order to maintain a presence inside the EU, sources told the BBC. Several British financial institutions are putting plans in place to protect their EU operations 1

April 11, 2017 8:59 PM Qatar, S Africa firm up strategic partnership QNA

Qatari-South African ties are based on strong pillars of fruitful strategic partnership, mutual trust and diverse co-operation to serve bilateral relations between the two countries and the interests of Africa and the Arab region, culminating in an economic diplomacy that plays a constructive role in boosting ties of common concern. HH the Emir Sheikh 3

April 8, 2017 9:23 PM Professionals to manage Uhuru's comeback strategy

President Kenyatta has enlisted a team of wealthy businessmen, professionals and government officials to drive his re-election campaign in regions perceived to be Nasa strongholds. Members of this team have been specifically deployed to their home regions, mainly in Kisii, Nyamira, Narok, Kilgoris, Makueni, Kitui, Machakos, Kakamega and West Pokot, to sell President 2

April 3, 2017 7:19 AM Ecuador election: Leftist Moreno wins in runoff, opponent cries foul

QUITO, Ecuador – Leftist candidate Lenin Moreno appeared on the verge of victory in Ecuador's presidential election but his opposition rival refused to recognize the results, calling on his supporters to take to the streets to guard against "fraud." Sunday's second-round runoff in the Andean nation of 16 million was being watched closely as a barometer 1

April 3, 2017 5:17 AM Leftist Moreno heading to disputed win in Ecuador election

Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno looked headed to victory in Ecuador's presidential runoff Sunday but his rival refused to recognize the results, claiming he was the victim of fraud in what could set the stage for protests. The election in the small Andean nation of 16 million was being watched closely for whether it marked a comeback for leftist 1

March 29, 2017 1:29 PM Swedish hotel will give couples a refund who divorce following the stay

One Swedish hotel chain is so sure your stay will reignite romance, it’s banking on it. This isn't just a crazy promotional stunt, spokesperson Anna Madsen told The Standard. It's an opportunity for "more people to understand the degree to which it is important to invest in one's relationship before it's too late." To qualify for the refund, married 1

March 24, 2017 5:50 PM Pope Francis To Offer Birthday Counsel To Troubled EU

Vatican City: European Union leaders will receive guidance from Pope Francis Friday, on the eve of the troubled bloc's 60th anniversary celebrations in Rome. On past form, the Argentine pontiff is unlikely to pull his punches in a Friday evening audience with 27 heads of state or government tasked with charting a "common future" for a union soon to lose Britain 2

March 22, 2017 7:33 PM CBK rejects bankers’ mobile money transfer

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has directed banks to cut by half the time Kenyans take to transact on the lenders’ mobile money transfer platform, PesaLink, from the current 20 seconds before launch. CBK governor Patrick Njoroge said the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), representing 43 lenders, had initially pegged their mobile money transaction time at 40 seconds 2

March 22, 2017 3:54 PM Scottish Parliament to vote on calls for a second independence referendum

Sturgeon, the leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party, dropped a bombshell earlier this month when she said that she would seek a new independence referendum. In 2014, Scotland voted 55 percent in favor of staying in the United Kingdom. At the time, Scottish leaders said it was a "once in a generation" vote. But Sturgeon has argued that last year's 1