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October 23, 2017 6:46 AM Signs he’s about to dump you Akombe-style

On Wednesday Dr Roselyne Akombe resigned as a commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in most dramatic fashion. As expected social media lit up with all manner of analysis and commentary on her behaviour. As a woman, I was a bit disappointed that she exited because she felt the pressure was too much (as if she expected different) 118

September 30, 2017 8:31 PM WAMWERE: If we don’t move to destroy negative ethnicity, it’ll tear our country apart

In 1952, Chief Waruhiu wa Kungu of Kiambu said Kenya was swaying to and fro like a water reed in great wind. Like then, Kenya is today also swaying to and fro like a reed in the wind of negative ethnicity. Though we fought ideology of negative ethnicity to get independence, soon we started using it to fight each other for power and resources. As soon as the election 41

September 25, 2017 1:13 PM Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the center-left Social Democrats not the shut the door on a re-run of their “grand coalition”. Damaged by her decision two years ago to allow more than one million migrants into Germany, Merkel’s 42

September 20, 2017 5:08 PM NANJIRA: The choice of economic development over justice is unjust

As the initial excitement of the Supreme Court ruling starts to wane and as the full decision is published, some people will seek to cope through the familiar cynicism with which they navigate their citizenship. Others still might be propelled by the winds of change that blew on that historic day. All the reactions, as the people in whom they reside 32

September 14, 2017 11:31 AM Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s multiple rivalries and power struggles 56

September 4, 2017 2:16 AM Elections Annulment in Kenya: Scary Lessons, Implications For Liberia?

Monrovia – A decision by the Chief Justice of the Kenyan Supreme Court last Friday is sending shivers across the continent of Africa. In Liberia, on the verge of a historic presidential and legislative election, murmurs of what-ifs and endless possibilities are already being discussed even as the high court here has its hands full of a number of major 29

August 31, 2017 9:00 AM Deadline day transfer news: The latest rumours from Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and all the top teams

Arsenal are interested in signing Julian Draxler from Paris Saint-Germain before Thursday's transfer deadline, according to Sport Bild. The Gunners now look set to lose Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City and have eyed Germany international Draxler as his replacement. PSG are open to selling Draxler, having spent €222 million to land Neymar from Barcelona 178

August 30, 2017 9:04 PM Joyous comeback to Parliament for former bigwigs

As the new legislators line up to be sworn in, about a dozen of them are making a comeback to the august House after some time out in the cold. The legislators, whose political life was resuscitated on August 8, looked a happy lot, re-connecting with old friends at Wednesday's orientation session. But for others, like Kipipiri MP-elect Amos Kimunya 34

August 24, 2017 8:44 PM Privacy a fundamental right, rules Supreme Court

Rejects NDA government’s contention that there was no general or fundamental right to privacy under the Constitution; Congress calls verdict a ‘blow to fascist forces’ In a landmark verdict, the right to privacy was on Thursday declared a fundamental right under the Constitution by the Supreme Court which said “privacy is the constitutional core of human 23

August 23, 2017 8:07 AM Boko Haram sends 83 child bombers to Nigeria

Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have sent out 83 child bombers against Nigerian targets this year, according to a tally by United Nations Children’s Fund. This is four times as many child suicide bombers used in all of 2016, the UNICEF said. This screengrab taken on August 8, 2016 from a Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist 33