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August 21, 2017 10:25 AM Marseille bus stop hit by van, one dead and driver arrested

A woman has been killed after a van struck a bus shelter in the southern French city of Marseille, police say. The driver has been arrested. His vehicle had struck another bus shelter in a different district of the city earlier in the morning, seriously injuring one person. French prosecutors say the case is not being treated as a terrorist incident 3

August 21, 2017 7:19 AM Governor Sonko vows to fight City cartels as he outlines agenda for Nairobi

NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Monday promised to deal with cartels that have denied the city revenue to finance most of its operations. During a swearing in ceremony attended by President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President-elect William Ruto and outgoing Governor Evans Kidero, Sonko said it will not be business as usual as his administration 7

August 20, 2017 1:05 PM President Kenyatta to grace inaugurations of Sonko, Laboso as governors

By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will this week attend the inaugurations of the Nairobi Governor-elect Mike Sonko and Bomet Governor-elect Joyce Laboso. State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu says the move is a reassurance of support to the leaders as they begin their journey of service to Kenyans. The two seats 4

August 20, 2017 12:40 PM Hundreds to lose jobs in county governments after elected governors take oath of office

Hundreds of county government officers are set to lose their jobs immediately the elected governors are sworn into office. County Executive Committee members, chiefs of staff and advisors will be the main casualties in the changes to be effected in the 47 counties. Workers on contract that were not hired by the County Public Service Boards will also be affected 1

August 19, 2017 9:00 PM Raila Odinga’s win could have confronted excesses of capitalism

The greatest fear over Raila victory was economic. There was a morbid fear that his regime would dismantle the economic systems that have been gelling in the last 122 years, since 1895 when Kenya became a British protectorate. In that period, economic classes have crystallised, and it seemed Raila would have spent no time dismantling them. The social 3

August 19, 2017 2:46 PM Siberia Stabbing Attack Suspect Fatally Shot After Wounding 7

(MOSCOW) — A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage Saturday in a Siberian city, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State's Aamaq news agency hours later claimed the attacker was "an Islamic State soldier." There was no immediate Russian comment and it was unclear if the IS claim was opportunistic. A statement 4

August 19, 2017 10:30 AM Nigeria leader to fly home after UK treatment

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return home on Saturday after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, his office said. The 74-year-old left for the British capital on May 7 with his prolonged absence causing tensions back home where calls have grown for him to either return or resign. A presidency 3

August 18, 2017 1:07 PM Moi hospital nurses sign deal, call off strike

Nurses at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret ended their strike on Friday after signing a return-to-work agreement. The health workers, who have been on strike for the past two months, will receive their June and July salaries in August. Hospital CEO Dr Wilson Aruasa said the deal was with officials of the Kenya National Union of Nurses 4

August 18, 2017 5:28 AM Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

PARIS- The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. About 3.2 million people succumbed that year to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), caused mainly by smoking and pollution, while 400,000 people died from asthma. COPD is a group 6

August 17, 2017 8:44 PM Argentina Opens for U.S. Pork

Argentina has agreed to allow imports of U.S. pork products for the first time since 1992, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. “Today’s announcement is a big win for American pork producers and proves that President Trump is getting real results for America’s farmers and ranchers,” said Vice President Pence. “After 25 years of discussions 5