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November 1, 2017 8:20 PM Liberia's Supreme Court halts election preparation over fraud accusations

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia’s Supreme Court has halted preparations for next week’s presidential run-off vote between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who alleged fraud. The decision casts further doubt on the Oct. 10 poll that losing parties say was marred 65

October 31, 2017 5:24 PM GITAU: In defence of a misunderstood profession

“It has wasted valuable time engaging in public relations exercises intended to create the illusion of motion without any movement.” By so doing, Mr Odinga joined a host of politicians, particularly, from the opposition, who have consistently accused the government of engaging in “meaningless public relations exercises”. Unfortunately, politicians are not alone 39

October 31, 2017 3:23 AM Global Voices Summit 2017: Countdown to Sri Lanka! · Global Voices

Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines 46

October 30, 2017 6:53 PM ‘Skilling Uganda initiative finally takes big strides’

In November, ALEX KAKOOZA will mark one year in the job of permanent secretary, ministry of Education and Sports. He talked to Yudaya Nangonzi about his view of the sector. We have made some modest achievements. First, we are moving as a team together with the political leadership headed by our minister, state ministers and technical staff – all focused 39

October 30, 2017 1:45 PM Bus company stops services in Kisumu and Kakamega over post election insecurity

The chaos that was witnessed in Kisumu in protest of the repeat election is still being felt in Kisumu after a renown bus company withdrew its services. Mash East Africa has terminated its operations in several counties in Western and Nyanza region, has learnt. Among the areas that have been blacklisted by the Bus company include Kisumu, Mumias 147

October 29, 2017 7:34 AM Has the West abandoned Raila for calling street protests?

Diplomats, including British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and EU president Jean-Claude Juncker, urged the NASA leader to rejoin the race but he refused to budge. The last two weeks have been a diplomatic nightmare for National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga as he seemed to lose his allies in the West. But the writing has been on the wall since 32

October 27, 2017 8:20 AM Jubilee plea to have Supreme Court hold Raila in contempt due for mention

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – The Supreme Court will Friday morning hear an application by Jubilee seeking to hold NASA leader Raila Odinga in contempt following his withdrawal from the Presidential race and alleged obstruction of the party’s local agents from training, specifically in Siaya and Kisumu Counties. According to Jubilee Party 11

October 27, 2017 7:18 AM TALES OF COURAGE: From street boy to MP

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age-American Actress, Sophia Loren. 29-year-old South Mugirango MP, Sylvanus Osoro has defeated age and stereotypes to achieve success in politics. His life is a perfect 81

October 26, 2017 12:19 PM Police disperse anti-repeat election protesters in Mathare

Voting in Mathare Constituency started well at 6am but with low turnout. The Standard witnessed poor turnouts at Kiboro Primary School and Mathare Special Training Centre. Rains disturbed the voting as few eager voters braced the cold and mud to vote. According to the Mathare Constituency Returning Officer Japheth Mwololo, turnout was very low and by, it was 20 in the Opposition 22

October 25, 2017 9:04 PM Nine hurt in Nyanza anti-IEBC protests

Nine people were seriously injured as police and anti-IEBC demonstrators engaged in running battles across Nyanza. A nurse at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital's casualty department, Henry Ondieki, said those injured suffered gunshot wounds and injuries from blunt objects. He said they were aged between 18 and 30. One of the victims 20