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August 21, 2017 6:04 PM U.S. and South Korea start military drills amid heightened tension with North Korea

A mock war erupts on the Korean peninsula each year, largely in secret, with thousands of military troops and their commanders tracking and repelling a North Korean attack. It’s all a drill, a large-scale theoretical exercise aimed at protecting democratic South Korea, a U.S. ally. The military exercises — known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian — have been in the works

August 21, 2017 5:27 PM 3 Reasons You Shouldn't Buy an iPhone Right Now

If you're tempted to go out and buy an Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus right now, then I have some advice for you: Don't do it! Of course, if you absolutely need to buy a new smartphone right now, and waiting just isn't an option, then either the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus is great and will serve you well; the iPhone 7 Plus is the best smartphone

August 21, 2017 1:12 PM China to again have one of the world’s fastest bullet trains

BEIJING — After cutting back the speed of the Beijing to Shanghai bullet train following a deadly crash, China is set to again make it one of the world’s fastest. New generation trains will service the route starting next month, making the 1,250-kilometer (777-mile) journey from the capital to Shanghai in just 4 hours, 30 minutes. The latest trains were unveiled 3

August 21, 2017 9:26 AM Kenya plans to rollout e-passport in September

Kenya plans to roll out secure e-passports from next month paving way for the phasing out of current passports by August 2019. The e-passport will have an electronic chip holding the same information as the old model passport, alongside a biometric identifier, digital photograph of the holder and security features to prevent unauthorized use and forgery 5

August 21, 2017 6:38 AM Police arrest suspect behind murder of two tourists in Mombasa

Police have arrested one suspect behind the murder of two foreigners now confirmed as Swiss nationals found dumped by the roadside in Mombasa at Nguu Tatu area of Kiembeni, Mombasa County. Kisauni police boss Christopher Rotich says two other suspects, a caretaker and night guard, are on the run. Rotich says the elderly couple Werner Borner Paul and Marrianne 5

August 21, 2017 5:58 AM South Korea and U.S. Begin Drills as North Warns of Rising Tensions

If North Korea uses the drills this week as a reason to launch missiles around Guam or elsewhere, it could set off a new cycle of escalation. “We have no intention of raising military tensions on the Korean Peninsula,” President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Monday during a meeting with his staff. “North Korea should not use this as a pretext for provocation 5

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 9:00 PM Key economic indicators blink red as Kenya shifts from polls

As the country got lost in the hubbub of the General Election, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics released its Leading Economic Indicators for June 2017. And if the leading presidential candidates cared to look at the report, they would have realised that a number of indicators were actually blinking red. This is where President Uhuru Kenyatta - if the Supreme 2

August 19, 2017 11:45 AM South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month. Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge. On Saturday, a brief statement from President Jacob Zuma's office said he had accepted Mr Manana's resignation, and thanked him for "his contribution 3

August 19, 2017 10:54 AM Life and times of IEBC's Chris Msando

The late IEBC ICT Manger Christopher Msando will be buried today in Lifunga Kobiero village, Ugenya, Siaya County after his brutal killing last month. Many Kenyans don’t know about Msando’s history, a man that has been described by colleagues at the electoral commission and friends as a ‘smart worker’ who was dedicated fully to his job. Christopher Chege 5