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October 8, 2018 6:42 AM Former Nigerian minister and Chibok girls champion to vie for presidency in 2019

Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, announced on Sunday that she will run for president next year. Ezekwesili, 55, a former vice president for Africa at the World Bank, said she would run as the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria 119

October 2, 2018 1:03 PM Myanmar is the new illegal ivory market for African elephants, says report

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand is now the new growing market for ivory trade. This is according to a new report by ivory trade specialists Lucy Vigne and the late Esmond Martin, which shows that one town in particular in Myanmar, Mong La - a frontier town in the notorious 121

November 2, 2017 8:47 AM Two KQ staff nabbed at JKIA for drug trafficking

Two members of Kenya Airways (KQ) cabin crew have been arrested for allegedly carrying drugs out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The suspects, both men of Kenyan nationality were arrested fifteen minutes to take-off at 7.45am with a substance believed to be cocaine while en-route to Cotonou, Benin. Earlier in the month, a police multi-agency 552

November 2, 2017 4:38 AM Nasa supporters see Raila as a 'messiah'

In some parts of Nyanza, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. "He's our messiah," nods Gordon Ochieng' sitting in the back row of a church in Nyalenda slum in Kisumu. The city was the epicentre of violent opposition protests against last week's deeply divisive 305

November 1, 2017 10:21 AM My Mao suits are custom made on order from Hong Kong- Lawyer PLO

One of Kenya's finest legal minds spoke to The Nairobian. His office has the pictures of the most influential people in his life: Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and Julius Nyerere. Is your admiration of Congolese freedom fighter Patrice Lumumba the source of your name? Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba is my name. Remember Patrice Emerile Lumumba was an active 101

November 1, 2017 9:43 AM Kilifi MP defends push for secession

Kilifi North MP Owen Baya has defended his push for Coast secession, saying it is not meant to divide locals. In an interview on Wednesday, the ODM legislator refuted claims by Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu that he was dividing Kilifi people with his call for secession. He said the county is more united under Governor Amason Kingi than before 94

November 1, 2017 5:44 AM Search mission at Lake Nakuru remains a mystery

A mission to recover bodies and debris of the helicopter that crashed in Lake Nakuru is yet to yield any fruit despite the involvement of experts. Sonar machines from the Kenya Navy and a magnetometer from the Ministry of Mining have not been able to locate the wreckage. Six geologists from the ministry, working closely with divers, have not been able to recover 67

October 31, 2017 10:29 PM Paris agreement targets leave 'alarming gap' to slow climate change: UN report

Canada has no immediate plans to raise emission cutting targets, despite UN pressure Canada has no immediate plans to raise its targets for cutting emissions, despite pressure from the United Nations to step it up or risk the failure of the Paris climate change agreement. In the 2015 Paris accord, 196 countries, including Canada, agreed to set national 83

October 31, 2017 10:13 AM This is why recent political events should worry all of you

Over the weekend a group of women came out in support of Kandara MP Alice Wahome after she was seen on tape assaulting a returning officer. The women claimed she was being unfairly targeted by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and insisted that the election official was the one who had broken the law. Led by Kigumo MP Ruth Wangari they MPs, they were strident 78

October 31, 2017 6:01 AM Bright Start for Local Pros in Rwanda Tennis Open

Rwandan men and women professional tennis players cruised to a bright start in the elite category of Rwanda Tennis Open which started on Monday at Amahoro National Stadium tennis court. Professional players from Uganda, Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya and hosts Rwanda are participating in a week-long tournament set to climax on Sunday. On Monday, Rwanda’s Olivier 64