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October 8, 2018 6:42 AM Former Nigerian minister and Chibok girls champion to vie for presidency in 2019

Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, announced on Sunday that she will run for president next year. Ezekwesili, 55, a former vice president for Africa at the World Bank, said she would run as the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria 19

November 2, 2017 10:46 AM O'Hanlon becomes Irish marathon champion after Sittuk is stripped of title

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 487

October 31, 2017 3:37 PM NCCK: Create office for opposition leader

Protestant churches have called for a change in law to create the positions of the office of the official leader of opposition, as well as that of a prime minister and two deputies. The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) on Tuesday said the additional positions – to be created through Parliament or a referendum – will help promote inclusivity 60

October 29, 2017 12:56 PM Cheruiyot bags gold in her maiden career Marathon in Frankfurt

Olympic 5,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot claimed convincing victory in windy conditions at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road race on Sunday. Cheruiyot, 34, timed 2hours 23 minutes 35 seconds to lower her previous best time she registered at her on her debut in London Marathon in April. Vivian was followed by a contingent of Ethiopian 48

October 28, 2017 10:05 AM NZ govt urges pay equality for rugby women

Wellington - New Zealand's new government has moved swiftly to target pay equality in rugby union, criticising the salary gap between top men and women players in the country's most popular pastime. Pay parity was a campaign policy of the Labour Party, which formed a three-way coalition government just days ago, and sports minister Grant Robertson on Saturday 70

October 26, 2017 4:28 AM Five things to know about Iceland

Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil North Atlantic island of 335,000 people, where police patrol unarmed and homicides are extremely rare. As a result, the brutal January 2017 murder of 20-year-old Birna Brjansdottir shook Iceland. A Greenlandic sailor was convicted of strangling the young woman and throwing 64

October 23, 2017 5:29 PM Baryan clinches 2017 African Rally title

Baryan, who won four out of the seven rounds of the series, was declared winner of the 2017 ARC series after winning the Zambia Rally over the weekend. Though, he only needed to start the last round of the series in Lusaka, to be guaranteed the championship at the expense of Zambia’s Leroy Gomes, the Kenyan driver made double sure by winning the event 53

October 22, 2017 9:17 PM Kenya's Philemon Rono sets new record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Marathon champion defended his title and set 3 records with time of 2:06:51 Kenyan runner Philemon Rono ran a historic Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, crossing the finish line at 2:06:51 — winning the race and setting a new record for the fastest marathon run on Canadian soil. The previous all-comers record, which is the fastest performance 173

October 20, 2017 2:36 AM NSW teacher shot dead during Kenya robbery

Kenyan authorities are hunting the bandits who shot and killed an Australian teacher in Nairobi while her family and friends in NSW reel from the loss. Gabrielle Maina was shot dead in the exclusive Nairobi suburb of Karen on Thursday during a botched robbery reportedly involving assailants on motorbikes. It's believed Ms Maina, originally from Armidale 34

October 19, 2017 9:05 AM Sharapova in shock Kremlin Cup exit

MOSCOW (AFP) – Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova crashed out in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday, losing in straight sets to Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova. Rybarikova, seeded eighth, overcame the former world number one 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 in one hour, 53 minutes to level her head-to-head record with Sharapova 40