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  • Uganda: Tanzania, Uganda Pledge Strengthening Ties

    October 13, 2017 7:30 AM 7

    Dar es Salaam — Prime Minister KassimMajaliwa on Thursday, October 12, said Tanzania will continue to strengthen its economic and diplomatic cooperation with neighbouring Uganda. He said the two countries have enjoyed good relations for decades and therefore the current government under President John Magufuli will continue strengthening the ties. Mr Majaliwamade

  • GUN ATTACK: Police Shoot Dead Goods Smuggler

    October 13, 2017 1:02 AM 8

    A well-known smuggler of second-hand clothes was last week shot dead by police officers who allegedly mistook him for an armed robber during a midnight ambush at the Cecil Kop Game Park in Mutare. Jivas Masaya (38) of house number 7789 Natview Park died on the spot after one of the bullets hit him in the head. Manicaland police spokesman Inspector Tavhiringwa

  • Trainee journalists graduate from Standard Group programme

    October 12, 2017 9:10 PM 5

    Twelve trainees graduated on Thursday after a nine-month journalism training programme sponsored by the Standard Media Group. The young journalists will be absorbed in the media company to work under various platforms. During the course, the newly inducted journalists, under the Standard Academy programme, went through rigorous training conducted by The Aga Khan University

  • Report: China catching up to US in foreign aid flow

    October 12, 2017 5:07 PM 3

    BEIJING (AP) — China is close to matching the United States as a source of official grants and loans to developing countries, but much of Beijing's financing serves its own economic interests and yields scant benefits for recipients, a multinational group of researchers reported Wednesday. The research by AidData, a lab at the College of William & Mary in Virginia

  • Kenya move one place up in Zimbabwe

    October 12, 2017 2:09 PM 6

    Kenya made a slight improvement, moving to eighth position as South Africa increased their lead to 22 shots in the third round of this year’s Africa Amateur Golf Team Championship at the par 72 Elephant Hills Golf course on Thursday. Leading the day for the Kenyans was Edwin Mudanyi, who shot two over par 74 as team captain Alfred Nandwa and Kibugu Mutahi

  • Kenya’s Political Parody; The Father and Son Case

    October 12, 2017 10:05 AM 6

    After the verdict was passed on the 1st day of September, 2017, Kenya’s election has become an evergreen subject throughout the continent of Africa and the world at large. For some time now, many commentators still cannot find the exact political definition for a country such as Kenya, and the reasons the families of Uhuru Kenyatta and Oginga Jaramogi

  • Kenyan girls brought home after joining ISIS

    October 12, 2017 7:37 AM 3

    The government through concerted efforts of the Kenyan security agencies has brought back three Kenyan girls, who had left to join the infamous terror group ISIS in Libya. The three girls, Firthoza Ali Ahmed, Aisha Mafudh Ashur and Tawfiqa Dahir Adan, were rescued in the streets of Cairo Egypt trying to find their way to the Kenyan Embassy in Egypt

  • There's no crisis in Kenya, MPs tell global counterparts

    October 12, 2017 7:34 AM 7

    A delegation of Kenyan MPs attending a global conference of parliamentarians in Brussels, Belgium, has told their counterparts that there is no constitutional crisis in the country in the wake of recent political developments. The MPs said that with the National Super Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga withdrawing from the race, the country

  • Judgment in the #AhmedTimol inquest to be handed down

    October 12, 2017 5:01 AM 10

    Johannesburg - Judgment in the Ahmed Timol inquest is expected to be handed down in the North Gauteng High Court at 10:00 on Thursday. After months of testimonies and deliberation, South Africans will hear whether someone should be held liable for the death of the anti-apartheid activist, who police alleged jumped out of a window on the 10th floor of John Vorster

  • S. Africa court to rule on activist’s death 46 years on

    October 12, 2017 4:26 AM 9

    By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12 – A South African court will rule Thursday on whether the suspicious 1971 death of an apartheid-era activist in custody was suicide, as police officers claimed, or actually a regime killing. For many, the case — the culmination of a relentless campaign by the activist’s family — has brought back raw memories