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November 2, 2017 11:03 AM Microsoft enhances paternity leave to six-weeks

NAIROBI, KENYA: Microsoft has announced a five-month paid maternity leave for female employees in its Kenya office, a new arrangement that almost doubles what many local companies offer. In most Kenyan companies, a female employee is entitled to three-month paid maternity leave while male employees do get two-week off to bond with newborn babies 356

November 2, 2017 8:04 AM Kenyan international star injured in Zambia

Jesse Were’s ambition of lifting Zambian Super League Golden Boot suffered a major blow after picking an injury in his side's win against Kabwe Warriors. The on-form Kenyan striker, who notched one goal and an assist during Zesco United's 4-1 win against City of Lusaka last weekend, was stretched off in mid second half after sustaining a knock 313

November 2, 2017 7:46 AM Burundi bans women from playing traditional drums

Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has introduced strict controls over the country's renowned drumming rituals, banning female drummers and limiting the sacred tradition to official events. It says the "entire population of Burundi recognizes it as a fundamental part of its heritage and identity". Today, the drums are played for entertainment: but for centuries 302

November 2, 2017 5:43 AM Akombe heads back to work at UN

Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe returned to work at United Nations Headquarters in New York City two weeks after she resigned from the electoral agency. Dr Akombe, who shocked many by resigning from the electoral commission less than a week to the repeat presidential election confirmed to the Nation that she had indeed resumed her job at the UN but with a caveat 221

November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 194

November 2, 2017 3:20 AM Alli shines as Tottenham stun champions Real

LONDON - Dele Alli condemned Champions League holders Real Madrid to a horrendous Wembley debut with two goals as Tottenham Hotspur reached the last 16 with a stunning 3-1 victory on Wednesday. The 21-year-old England midfielder, making his first appearance in this year’s competition after serving a three-game ban, scored either side of halftime on a memorable 69

November 1, 2017 11:36 PM Tottenham answer Mauricio Pochettino challenge to come of age with Real Madrid success

Tottenham rose to their manager's challenge in the most emphatic fashion by storming to a famous victory over Real Madrid and sealing qualification for the Champions League knockout stages, writes Pete Hall. Having achieved so much progress in his short time at Tottenham, it is easy to forget that Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham project is still very much in its infancy 56

November 1, 2017 9:46 PM Tottenham beat holders Real to reach last 16

LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 1 – Dele Alli fired Tottenham Hotspur into the Champions League last 16 as his brace inspired a swaggering 3-1 win over Real Madrid that condemned the troubled holders to their first group-stage defeat in five years. Alli put Tottenham ahead from close range in the first half and the England midfielder doubled their lead with a fine solo effort 59

November 1, 2017 9:42 PM Okumbi names 28-man squad for Zambia friendly

Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi has named a provisional squad of 28 local-based players for the friendly against Zambia. Goalkeepers: Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Gabriel Andika (AFC Leopards), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers). Defenders: Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Wellington Ochieng (Gor Mahia), Dennis Sikhayi (AFC Leopards), Jockins Atudo (Posta 63

November 1, 2017 2:00 PM Gunfire as rare protests hit streets of Eritrea's capital

Addis Ababa - The United States embassy in Asmara has issued a warning about protests and gunfire in the Eritrean capital, though details of the rare bout of unrest remain unclear. Eritrea is one of the world's most repressive countries and demonstrations are uncommon, but the embassy had on Tuesday issued a statement about "gunfire at several locations 81