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September 8, 2017 7:21 PM Play your role on school safety

Secondary school heads have said they lack support from parents and the government in dealing with school fires. The principals said quality assurance officers only seek to address the situation after incidents have occurred. Head teachers who spoke to the Saturday Nation in the wake of the recent fire disasters pointed an accusing finger at the government 12

September 4, 2017 8:32 AM Many students die as disaster report gathers dust

The death of eight students at Moi Girls School Nairobi on Saturday has once again put into sharp focus the safety of students in boarding schools. The incident comes four months after a government led taskforce recommended drastic measures to ensure the safety of students in schools but whose implementation still remains unclear. The report on unrest 3

September 3, 2017 8:28 AM Students die as disaster report gathers dust

The death of eight students at Moi Girls School Nairobi on Saturday has once again put into sharp focus the safety of students in boarding schools. The incident comes four months after a government-led taskforce recommended drastic measures to ensure the safety of students in schools, but whose implementation still remains unclear. The report on unrest

August 31, 2017 10:04 AM Harvey moves inland, leaves trail of destruction in Texas

Tropical Depression Harvey weakened as it moved inland over Louisiana on Thursday, leaving behind record flooding that drove tens of thousands from their homes in Texas. The death toll was rising as bodies were found in receding waters. A new threat came from explosions at a flood-hit chemical plant in Crosby, 30 miles northeast of Houston. The storm 4

August 31, 2017 2:52 AM Residents warned to 'get out or die' as Harvey makes second devastating landfall

The storm once known as Hurricane Harvey made its second landfall Wednesday, dumping record rains and spurring additional flooding in small Texas cities that lie east of now-devastated Houston. Harvey, which had swung out into the Gulf of Mexico again, came ashore at dawn near the Texas-Louisiana border. Its rain bands preceded it, pounding Texas towns

August 23, 2017 11:02 AM The Daily 202: Trump’s penchant for revisionist history on display during Arizona rally

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump’s raucous rally in Phoenix last night was one giant attempt to rewrite history. -- The bigger picture is that the president is in denial. His tendency to gloss over mistakes and pass the buck by recasting history in terms most favorable to himself was on vivid display. Just as the media was showing signs of starting to move on, Trump 6

August 15, 2017 6:54 AM Independence Day 2017 Live: Customary India-China Border Meet Unlikely Amid Doklam Tensions

— People of India stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected due to natural disasters and the tragedy in Gorakhpur. — We have to leave this 'Chalta Hai' attitude. We have to think of 'Badal Sakta Hai', which will help us as a nation. — We have pulled up Rs 800 crore worth benami properties. This nation is for the honest. No place for corruption 4

August 4, 2017 9:04 PM The ball is in IEBC’s court, they must deliver a credible poll

On Tuesday, Kenyans go to the polls to elect politicians that will be in charge of our national and county institutions for the next five years. It is fair to say events leading up to Tuesday have not been ideal. Violence and hateful rhetoric marred the primaries conducted by parties. There has been intrigues around the preparedness of the Independent 4

August 3, 2017 7:57 PM Haitian Activists Protest Anti-LGBTI Bill Passed by Senate

Women demonstrate for LGBTI rights. | Photo: MADRE A Haitian LGBTI group denounced a senate vote Tuesday that passed a bill introducing rigid sanctions against gay marriage and penalizing any public or private parties supporting the union with three years in prison and a fine of US$8,000. Charlot Jeudy, president of Kouraj — a group that defends the rights 4

July 19, 2017 12:25 PM Natural hair is ugly! There, I have said it

It is said that a woman’s beauty is in her hair. Women go to great lengths to achieve gorgeous hair. Some perm and relax their hair. Some spruce up their hair with extensions. Others sport weaves or wigs. And then we have the pompous of them all; the ‘naturalistas’. They believe that nappy is happy. I beg to differ. In my opinion, the eye-appeal of hair is in the length 5