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December 17, 2018 12:39 PM Dikembe Mutombo flies 8-Year-Old boy to US for life-saving surgery

Retired NBA star Dikembe Mutombo flew an 8-year-old boy from Congo to the United States so doctors could remove a large tumor from his face. Mutombo, who had reportedly paid for the young boy’s flight from Congo and arranged for the doctors at the Osborne Head & Neck Institute to operate on him for free, told TMZ that he met Matadi earlier this year at a hospital 136

December 17, 2018 11:37 AM Champions League last-16 draw results are out

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will take on French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool were drawn against fellow five-time winners Bayern Munich in Nyon on Monday. Holders Real Madrid will face Ajax as the Spaniards attempt to lift the trophy for the fifth time in six seasons, while Lionel Messi and Barcelona 115

December 16, 2018 9:00 PM KPL: It’s song and dance after Bandari bag vital KPL victory

Bandari picked a crucial 2-1 victory over Sofapaka yesterday in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match at Machakos Stadium. Kepha Aswani opened the scores for Sofapaka with perhaps one of the fastest goals of the league as he scored within the first minute of the match. The goal originated from the midfield where Dennis Odhiambo picked out Cliff Kasuti 102

October 8, 2018 12:51 PM Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel's help

The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says. In fact, the pope is so convinced that Satan is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis and deep divisions racking the Church that he has asked Catholics around the world to recite a special prayer every day in October to try to beat him back. “(The Church 195

October 8, 2018 9:55 AM Erdogan says closely following case of missing Saudi journalist, murdered at a Saudi consolate in Instanbul

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he was closely following the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Turkish officials said they believed he had been killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan told reporters that authorities were examining camera footage and airport records as part of their investigation into the disappearance 190

October 2, 2018 12:02 PM US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa

Melania Trump on Tuesday arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden, solo tour of Africa that has been billed as a chance to carve her own diplomatic path. The US first lady stepped off an overnight flight from Andrews Airforce Base near Washington and onto a red carpet at Accra's Kotoka International Airport. She was met by her Ghanaian counterpart 171

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 647

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 518

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 510

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 340