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June 24, 2017 9:00 PM President Uhuru outlines his achievements as he woos Mt Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto address residents of Meru county at Maua stadium during a rally. (Photo: DPPS) The Jubilee Government has taken unprecedented measures by upgrading miraa to a cash crop and making billions of shillings available to cushion farmers, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday. The President said his administration 1

June 24, 2017 6:57 PM Russia's Confed Cup showing doesn't suggest future World Cup success

KAZAN, Russia -- One of the few positives to emerge from Russia's Confederations Cup exit for Stanislav Cherchesov is that he has managed to get the country behind his team once again. Whether the same can be said for the domestic media is another matter, judging by the first question thrown the coach's way in the post-match news conference after Mexico's

June 24, 2017 4:15 PM Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine military on Saturday declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced by the fighting, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto

June 24, 2017 4:04 PM Terror leader wanted by FBI 'goes on the run' in the Philippines

Isnilon Hapilon, who is wanted over the kidnapping of three Americans, appears to be on the run after a battle in the Philippines. The fight against Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi began with an attempt to capture Isnilon Hapilon on 23 May. That triggered a rampage by the militants - backed by some foreign fighters - and parts of the mainly

June 24, 2017 2:45 PM President Kenyatta touts steps taken by Government to boost miraa farming

President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday said the Jubilee Government has taken unprecedented measures by upgrading miraa to a cash crop and making available billions of Shillings to cushion farmers. He said his Administration has for the first time given miraa farmers the attention and State support denied them by previous administrations. The President dismissed 1

June 24, 2017 9:55 AM World Taekwondo Federation changes name because of previous acronym

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has changed its name to World Taekwondo because of the "negative connotations" associated with its previous acronym. The organisation had used the previous name since it was established in 1973. However, it felt in the "digital age" the slang of the old abbreviation was "unrelated to our organisation and so it was important 7

June 24, 2017 8:11 AM Colombia's ELN frees two Dutch journalists

Officials say Derk Bolt and Eugenio Marie, abducted earlier this week, released in rural area in Norte de Santander. Colombia's Marxist ELN fighters have released two Dutch journalists they had captured earlier this week, according to officials. The ombudsman office, which handles human-rights-related issues, wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the ELN, or the National 4

June 24, 2017 8:04 AM Tanzania outrage at pregnant schoolgirl ban

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday that: “After getting 1

June 24, 2017 6:59 AM WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its name to World Taekwondo after becoming uncomfortable with the "negative connotations" of its acronym, WTF. The body has been named World Taekwondo Federation since 1973, but it has been considering a change since the slang abbreviation 'WTF' gained currency on social media. "In the digital age, the acronym 2

June 24, 2017 6:22 AM NASA is dividing country along tribal lines, says President Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused the National Super Alliance (NASA) of seeking to divide the country along tribal lines. Speaking at roadside rallies in Meru County, the President said NASA had demonstrated its main concern were the 10 million voters it claims are supporting the Opposition and not the whole population of 45 million Kenyans. He said NASA leader 2