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April 30, 2017 12:49 PM Peter Kenneth mulls vying as independent after Sonko defeat

Nairobi governor aspirant Peter Kenneth on Sunday gave the biggest indication yet that he could contest as an independent candidate in the August elections after he lost in the Jubilee Party nominations. He termed the primaries as a “total farce”, saying that the decision of the party on an appeal he has lodged against Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, who was announced

April 30, 2017 8:24 AM Brexit summit Q&A: What was agreed and what happens next?

Nobody wants to see British leave, even though they were EU’s awkward squad since forever European leaders gathered in Brussels to agree the negotiating principles for the European Commission team that will shortly begin discussions with the British Government representatives to agree the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union. The meeting was brief

April 30, 2017 8:03 AM Stray leopard injures five in Maragua

Residents of Ngaa ini village in Maragua gather to see a leopard that was killed after injuring five people. [Boniface Gikandi/Standard] Five people in Ngaa-ini village were injured during an attempt to rescue a resident who had been mauled by a leopard. The five are admitted to Maragua District Hospital. The leopard charged at them after it was chased

April 30, 2017 12:17 AM Murray beaten by Thiem in Barcelona Open semi-finals

BARCELONA: World No. 1 Andy Murray lost to Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the Barcelona Open semifinals on Saturday. Murray's defeat came a week after he exited the third round at Monte Carlo. That loss prompted Murray to enter Barcelona to whip up some form for the French Open following a right elbow injury. Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal

April 30, 2017 12:17 AM Murray loses to Thiem in Barcelona Open semifinals

BARCELONA, Spain — Dominic Thiem upset top-ranked Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to advance to the final against defending champion Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open on Saturday. Nadal beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 after the fourth-seeded Thiem dispatched with Murray in windy conditions at the Real Club de Tenis. Murray’s defeat came a week after

April 29, 2017 9:30 PM Details of how Nasa parties will divide slots

Confidential details on the Nasa power-sharing deal sealed on Thursday afternoon have emerged days after the Opposition settled on ODM leader Raila Odinga as the presidential flag-bearer with his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka as running mate. An agreement seen by the Sunday Nation shows that the five Nasa principals will not only share powerful Cabinet

April 29, 2017 4:06 PM Tanzania fires 10,000 civil servants over ‘fake qualifications’

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Apr 29 – Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked close to 10,000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked their qualifications. Some of the government workers are accused of falsifying exam certificates while others are said to have passed relatives’ qualifications off as their

April 29, 2017 4:31 AM Tanzania sacks 10,000 civil servants over 'fake qualifications'

Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked close to 10,000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked their qualifications. Some of the government workers are accused of falsifying exam certificates while others are said to have passed relatives' qualifications off as their own. A government investigation begun last October

April 28, 2017 6:56 PM Tanzania sacks 9,900 civil servants over 'fake degrees'

Tanzanian President John Magufuli Friday ordered the immediate dismissal of more than 9,900 civil servants after a nationwide verification of academic credentials uncovered workers with forged school and college certificates. The crackdown on fake degree holders comes after another purge launched in March last year discovered more than 19,700 "ghost

April 28, 2017 4:59 PM Americans offer hope, prayer in assessing Trump's 100 days

They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" from Kentucky, a third-generation Mexican-American from Texas, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania, an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles. Some oppose Donald