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November 2, 2017 12:11 PM Uganda MPs reject 'bribe' linked to age-limit bill

Some Ugandan MPs have rejected the cash released by Parliament to facilitate consultations on a bill seeking to scrap presidential age limit. So far, 10 lawmakers have rejected the millions of shillings, with the latest one being Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza. Ms Kiiza, the Kasese Woman MP, on Thursday returned USh29 million to Parliament 34

November 2, 2017 9:54 AM Two Kenya Airway crewmen arrested with narcotic drugs at JKIA

Nairobi, Kenya: Two Kenya Airways staff were Thursday arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with close to 20 kilograms of substance believed to be narcotics. The cabin crew were about to board their flight to Cotonou, Benin when they were intercepted. Head of Anti- Narcotic Police Unit Hamisi Masa said the two men were arrested early Thursday 31

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 23

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 2

November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Eritrea opposition: Security forces kill 28 protesters

Groups raise alarm as security forces open fire on protesting students after government crackdown on Islamic school. Security forces killed at least 28 people in rare protests in the Eritrean capital, an opposition group has claimed, raising concerns from human rights groups and activists. The violence witnessed in demonstrations in Asmara on Tuesday 19

November 1, 2017 4:25 PM Togo, Guinea leaders mediate deepening Liberia election dispute

Vice-President Boakai was due to face former international footballer Weah in the November 7 runoff vote. The presidents of Guinea and Togo held mediation talks Wednesday with all sides involved in Liberia's disputed election, following a Supreme Court announcement it would summon the country's electoral commission to explain alleged fraud and irregularities 7

November 1, 2017 3:05 PM Liberia court orders temporary halt to runoff election prep

Monrovia - Liberia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week's runoff presidential election as it awaits a hearing on complaints alleging voting irregularities. Representatives of the National Election Commission and those who filed complaints should appear before the court on Thursday, the court said in a statement 17

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM Results for this year’s KCPE could be announced this month

The results for this year’ Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination could be announced this month, the Kenya National Examinations Council has said. George Magoha, the chairman of the council, said Knec had procured 20 machines at a cost of Sh100 million to enhance marking of scripts. According to Prof Magoha, acquisition of the automated Optical 8

October 31, 2017 8:18 PM 52-year-old church leader joins fight for KCPE certificate

As the head of his Yahweh Restoration Assembly church, Rev John Rutere Mugo is a financially stable and respected community leader in his Gikuuri village in Embu County. The counsel of the 52-year-old father of two is frequently sought and revered by the worshippers and the community in general. But the man who dropped out of school in Standard Six 32 years 12

October 31, 2017 4:39 PM Bishop Korir: Peacemaker par excellence

Two weeks before last Thursday's repeat presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa alliances to soften their hard-line stands to help ease the political tensions that were rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee 21