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The world’s oldest pupil dies in Kenya

– – The world oldest pupil has died in Kenya. Priscilla Sitienei died peacefully at home at the age of 100, her family said. “Gogo”, which means grandmother in the local Kalenjin language, was what Ms Sitienei was affectionately called by many. Her grandson Sammy Chepsiror, told Kenya’s The Standard newspaper “She died peacefully in the presence of some family… Read More
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Opinion: Unity of purpose, unity in deed called for in Africa

By Janet Karim I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected completed into one, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and have loved them, just as You have loved Me.  — John.17.23 If there is one thing among all the other natural endowments that Africa has plenty of, it… Read More
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Kenya Airways strike disrupts flights as passengers get stranded

– – Thousands of flights have been disrupted and passengers stranded following pilots strike at Kenya Airways. Kenya airways is one of Africa’s biggest carriers but has been facing some challenges forcing Saturday’s strike, despite the government urging them to call it off. The pilots union have called the strike over a dispute on pensions contributions and settlement of deferred… Read More
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WHO switches to one dose of cholera vaccine as outbreaks surge

– – The World Health Organization is moving to replace its standard two-dose vaccination regimen for cholera with a single dose due to vaccine shortages and rising outbreaks worldwide. The one-dose strategy is effective as a response to cholera outbreaks but the duration of protection is limited and appears to be much lower in children, the agency said. Countries like… Read More
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Uganda: President’s son loses army post after Twitter spree

– – The Ugandan president’s son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has lost his position as the commander of the country’s land forces after going on a twitter spree on Monday. On Monday, Gen Kainerugaba tweeted that it would take him and his army just two weeks to take over Kenya’s capital Nairobi. He then said on Tuesday morning that he had spoken… Read More
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Kenya gives green light for cultivation of GM crops

– – The Kenyan government has given the green light for the cultivation and importation of genetically modified crops and animal feeds. The decision ends a decade-long ban that had been imposed due to health fears. It comes as the country is experiencing a devastating drought – the worst drought in 40 years which has left millions facing hunger. President… Read More
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William Ruto sworn in as Kenya’s fifth president

On Tuesday Mr. Ruto who was previously the former deputy president was handed a copy of Kenya’s constitution and a sword to represent the transfer of power from his former boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta. – – There was a handshake between the two who fell out before the election, a gesture that was cheered by those gathered at the ceremony… Read More
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Kenya: Local media oppose exclusion from Ruto’s inauguration coverage

– – The local media in Kenya are up in arms against organizers of Tuesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony over arrangements for coverage. The communications team of Kenya’s President-elect William Ruto has barred local media from covering the presidential inauguration, offering exclusive broadcast rights to Multichoice Kenya Ltd, an affiliate of a South African pay-TV group. Local broadcasters have been asked… Read More
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Kenyans await Supreme Court verdict on disputed presidential election

– – Kenyans are anxiously waiting for the country’s Supreme Court to deliver its verdict on Monday on a presidential election petition. The court will rule whether to uphold or nullify the result of last month’s presidential election. The ruling will be delivered by a seven-member panel chaired by a female Chief Justice Martha Koome. Opposition leader Raila Odinga who… Read More
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Kenya’s top court begins hearing presidential election petition

– – The presidential election petition challenging the outcome of Kenya’s August 9 presidential poll results has started. The full hearing opened on Wednesday with lawyers representing opposition presidential candidates Raila Odinga first presenting their case. The lawyers are seeking to nullify the declaration of William Ruto as president-elect. The judges gave them six hours to argue their case. Mr… Read More