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September 20, 2017 9:34 AM Kenya Supreme Court criticizes election board in verdict on polls

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters demonstrating near the Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges began to deliver a detailed ruling that criticized the election board for its performance in last month’s annulled presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds or whether

September 20, 2017 8:49 AM Sri Lankan fugitive faces Sh2 billion theft charge

Moshin Ranatunga, who entered Kenya on a 90-day visa, was charged last year with stealing Sh2 billion from his employer, Ranfer Teas Kenya, between July 2012 and September 2015. Assistant Deputy Public Prosecutor Alexander Muteti applied to have Ranatunga's Sh1 million bond cancelled, arguing that he was a flight risk. Muteti told the court that Mr Ranatunga

September 20, 2017 8:17 AM Kenya tightens security as country waits for Supreme Court verdict

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police sealed off roads near Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges prepared to deliver a detailed ruling laying out their reasons for annulling last month’s presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds -- the court has already said in its brief Sept. 1 ruling that some tallying

September 19, 2017 6:54 PM Past 'sins' haunt Raila in ICT firm Morpho fiasco

Nasa leader Raila Odinga is at the center of a political storm after Jubilee MPs implicated him in the direct sourcing of French-based technology firm OT-Morpho in 2012. The legislators said Mr Odinga, who is against the firm providing the result transmission system for the repeat presidential poll, was actively engaged in the controversial government-to-government

September 19, 2017 3:46 PM SA absence from Maputo early childhood development workshop a concern – Unicef

The organisation says it has no idea why SA, which already has pre-primary education known as ‘Grade R’, was not attending the five-day workshop. South Africa is not represented at the ongoing Unicef early childhood development workshop in Mozambique even though the economic powerhouse was invited and several reminders sent to relevant officials

September 19, 2017 7:07 AM Aung San Suu Kyi sidesteps atrocity allegations in first address on Rohingya crisis

RANGOON, Burma — In her first major speech Tuesday on the worsening Rohingya crisis, Burma’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, sidestepped allegations of atrocities committed against the stateless Muslim minority and cast the conflict as just one of many problems ailing the country. Appearing to cast doubt on claims that the military has burned homes

September 18, 2017 10:32 PM Developing Zambia through contract management, administration

The country is thirsty for development and has embarked on numerous socio-economic infrastructure developments. Let us collectively and closely review some selected projects which have the potential to fundamentally lift the face of Zambia if well-managed; upgrading of Lusaka-Ndola and the Ndola-Kasumbalesa roads to dual carriage ways, Kasomeno-Mwenda

September 18, 2017 9:54 AM KCB focuses on Kenyans abroad as diaspora remittances become top forex earner

Diaspora remittances to Kenya stood at Sh92 billion in the first half of 2017, a four per cent increase from the Sh88.3 billion reported in June last year. Monthly data released by the Central Bank shows a steady growth in the remittances, which are now the single largest foreign exchange source for Kenya. A Ministry of Foreign Affairs report showed 1

September 18, 2017 9:22 AM In DR Congo's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace

After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the vast region of Kasai, the authorities are now starting to register voters -- an outwardly banal operation that is nonetheless key to securing the country's stability. "It's telling proof that peace has returned to the greater 1

September 18, 2017 7:36 AM IFC releases Ksh 3.6B to fund Britam strategic projects

Britam’s strategic projects have received a shot in the arm following the release of Ksh 3.6 billion to the company by the International Finance Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank. The move has received approval from the shareholders of the company, the Central Bank of Kenya, the Insurance Regulatory Authority and the Capital Markets Authority 1