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June 23, 2017 6:54 PM Chaos and fraud part and parcel of Kenya’s political campaigns

This week has been ablaze with the “usual” political intrigue, slurs and accusations that is a mainstay of election campaigning in Kenya. Just within a week, ruling coalition Jubilee has called for the arrest of NASA candidate Raila Odinga for alleged hate speech and the Opposition coalition wants to move to court to block the printing of ballot boxes

June 23, 2017 6:36 PM Uganda: Donors pledge $352 million for refugees

In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled, largely due to an influx of desperate people fleeing violence and instability in South Sudan - from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million - making the East African country host to the world's fastest growing refugee emergency. "Malnutrition rates among refugees are alarming

June 23, 2017 1:34 PM The Energy 202: This Energy Department official has a history of disturbing tweets

"Who is this little arrogant self-hating Jew to tell anyone for whom to vote?” These are some of the questions asked by William C. Bradford on Twitter before he was appointed by the Trump administration to run the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy. In those now-deleted tweets, which The Washington Post reported on late Thursday, Bradford remarked

June 23, 2017 11:40 AM Brexit: What is UK offering EU citizens?

Since the vote to leave the EU a year ago, millions of EU citizens living in the UK, and about a million UK expats in other EU states have been living in a state of uncertainty about their future. On Thursday we were given a glimpse of the UK government's offer to deal with the issue - but the full details have not yet been published. Here is what we know. Mrs May outlined 1

June 23, 2017 1:32 AM When is it? What is it? How to celebrate it in Manchester and more

Muslims all over the planet will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr this weekend. The three-day festival, commonly abbreviated to Eid, marks the end of the month-long fasting during Ramadan, which began on May 27 this year. Last year it began much later on June 18. Because the timing of Eid al-Fitr is based on the Islamic lunar calendar, it can be difficult 2

June 20, 2017 2:23 PM Demystifying Qatar-Iran connection in GCC crisis

Crisis, if persists, will only increase Iran's influence, disrupt U.S. efforts against it, terrorism, spreading radicalism - The writer is an international relations analyst and political adviser. One of the charges used as a pretext to justify actions against Qatar in the recent pre-planned Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis -- in addition to severing 2

June 20, 2017 5:46 AM Wavinya doesn’t stand a chance against Governor Alfred Mutua – Poll

But Wiper is still the most popular party in Machakos county A new opinion poll that was conducted between June 10 and June 15, 2017, involving 3,105 homes across Machakos county, indicates that the incumbent Governor Alfred Mutua will win by a landslide come the General Election scheduled for August 19. When the numbers were finally crunched the poll showed

June 17, 2017 10:42 AM We have a plan B in place: Caf hint at taking Chan rights from Kenya

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has hinted at withdrawing Kenya's hosting rights for next year's African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament. Speaking during a press conference on Saturday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Caf's second vice president Constant Omari, who is leading a team of high ranking officials on a tour to inspect 3

June 17, 2017 7:32 AM Uhuru back to Western to seek share of 1.9 million Luhya votes

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party team will today camp in Kakamega County to woo the Luhya community to support his re-election bid. His tour comes a few days after his visit of Kakamega and Bungoma counties last week, seeking a share of the 1.9 million votes from the region that is considered an Opposition stronghold. In 2013, President

June 16, 2017 5:32 AM U.S. sells Qatar $12B worth of fighter jets days after Trump accuses country of funding terrorism

A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit to Doha by two American warships on Thursday showed the vital military links Washington maintains with a country now in a dispute with several other Arab nations. Qatar remains the home of some 10,000 American troops at a major U.S. military base in the Mideast. So far, the dispute 2