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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 370

October 31, 2017 10:34 AM Black Princesses host Kenya in World Cup qualifier on Sunday| News

The Black Princesses will host their Kenyan counterparts in the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup match at the Cape Coast Stadium this weekend. The game will be played at 3pm (local time) on Sunday, November 5 at the Cape Coast stadium. A delegation made up of 18 players and the technical team are expected to arrive in Cape Coast for the match. Ghana made it to this stage 51

October 31, 2017 10:13 AM This is why recent political events should worry all of you

Over the weekend a group of women came out in support of Kandara MP Alice Wahome after she was seen on tape assaulting a returning officer. The women claimed she was being unfairly targeted by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and insisted that the election official was the one who had broken the law. Led by Kigumo MP Ruth Wangari they MPs, they were strident 44

October 31, 2017 9:05 AM Ladies of the night also feel pinch of economic dip

NAIROBI, KENYA: Economists, the high priests of social sciences, are known for using big terms to explain simple things. A good example is gross domestic product (GDP) which in simple terms is the monetary value of all goods and services produced in a given country in a given year. If this value goes up the following year or quarter, we say the economy 69

October 31, 2017 6:01 AM Bright Start for Local Pros in Rwanda Tennis Open

Rwandan men and women professional tennis players cruised to a bright start in the elite category of Rwanda Tennis Open which started on Monday at Amahoro National Stadium tennis court. Professional players from Uganda, Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya and hosts Rwanda are participating in a week-long tournament set to climax on Sunday. On Monday, Rwanda’s Olivier 30

October 30, 2017 3:46 AM Trinidad Express Newspapers: Sports

Tonya Nero put an exclamation mark on her status as the First Lady of Caribbean road running with a dominant showing in yesterday's First Citizens UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon. Unchallenged in the women's race, Nero took on the clock and 700-plus men. The Trinidad and Tobago runner was equal to the task, returning a time of one hour, 16 minutes 34

October 29, 2017 11:53 PM Medway Village Church to host missionaries

MEDWAY — Medway Village Church, 170 Village St., announced that missionaries Mark and Lois Shaw, who serve with Africa Inland Mission, will attend for adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Nov. 5., and the morning worship service at 10 a.m. Mark is on the faculty of Africa International University in Nairobi, Kenya and directs its Centre for World Christianity 26

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM Electoral commission wants MP Alice Wahome prosecuted

Police have summoned Kandara MP Alice Wahome for questioning over claims of assault. The summons came as women leaders in Central region demanded investigations of an elections returning officer over an electoral offence. The argument was sparked by a disputed entry of presidential election results for polling station two at Kiiri Primary School in Kandara 39

October 29, 2017 12:44 PM If DPP wants to arrest Alice Wahome then he better come for all of us, say Jubilee women MPs

A group of Jubilee women Members of Parliament (MPs) have defended Kandara MP Alice Wahome of what they are terming as unjustified persecution by the DPP. Speaking at a Nairobi hotel led by Kigumo MP Ruth Wangari, they said the directive by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that wahome should be arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting a returning 16

October 29, 2017 10:20 AM Raila condemns killings in Kawangware

National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga has denounced the violence in Nairobi's Kawangware. Speaking at Gatina PAG Church on Sunday, Mr Odinga claimed that Kenyan politics have been militarised. On Friday, at least three people were killed and others injured after two rival groups clashed, alleging that outlawed sect Mungiki was to blame. He added 40