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Kenya appoints 91-year-old former vice president into sport board

The Kenyan government, on Tuesday, announced the appointment of 91-year-old former vice president, Moody Awori, into the oversight board to manage the Sports, Art and Social Development Fund.
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Chinese charged over Kenya ‘railway scam’

Three Chinese nationals have been charged with attempting to bribe investigators working on an alleged ticketing scam in a massive Kenyan railway project.
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Kenya lawmakers debate giving women a third of parliament seats

Kenyan parliamentarians on Tuesday debated a bill that would allocate a third of all seats in parliament to women, with campaigners optimistic that it would pass in spite of previous failures.

Muhammadu Buhari salutes Goodluck Jonathan at 61

The president, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Monday, joined Nigerians in sending warm greetings to the former President.

Judge sentences two police officers to death for murder

The decision is a fresh sign that authorities are getting tough on police brutality after years in which civilians and human rights groups accused the police of excessive force.
French President Emmanuel Macron at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris last year. France marks 100 years since end of World War 1

History, modern-day tensions to mix at Paris WWI commemorations

World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, but modern-day tensions will be bubbling under the surface at the remembrances in Paris.
China's President Xi Jinping is seen on a big screen in the media centre as he speaks at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on November 5, 2018. - President Xi Jinping vowed on November 5 to open access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to the Trump administration, as he kicked off an import fair amid growing foreign accusations that his government was backtracking on reform pledges. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

Xi pledges to open China’s markets wider to an impatient world

President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to widen access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to Trumpism, as he kicked off an import expo amid foreign accusations that he has backtracked on promises to play fair on trade.

Kenya to launch health coverage pilot programme December 1

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will launch the Universal Health Coverage pilot programme on Dec. 1 and 3.2 million people were expected to benefit from the programme, the presidency said on Tuesday.

East Africa spends 8 percent of revenue to service debt

East African countries are now spending almost eight per cent of their revenues to service $29.42 billion loans borrowed in the past 10 years.

Kenya officials charged in Olympic corruption inquiry

Seven senior Kenyan officials will be charged over alleged corruption surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games, the country's chief prosecutor said.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC prosecutors urge judges to continue Ivory Coast trial

International Criminal Court prosecutors urged judges on Monday to continue the trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a government ex-minister on trial for their alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.
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Melania Trump to tour Africa next month

US First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday announced that she would visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt next week, kicking off her first major international solo trip to promote child welfare and education.

Kenyan president proposes tax hike on money transfer

Kenya’s president has proposed hiking taxes on mobile and other money transfer services, documents sent to parliament this month showed.

IMF pledges support to Kenya as $990 million standby deal expires

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it would continue to support its reform efforts in Kenya although a stand-by $989.8 million loan deal to the country had expired.

President Kenyatta proposes to cut fuel tax to 8%

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on Friday said a new and unpopular tax on petroleum products was necessary but that he wanted to cut it to eight per cent from 16 per cent.
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Kenya police detain another Chinese journalist: embassy

Kenyan police on Friday briefly detained a Chinese journalist, just days after a raid on another Chinese broadcaster, as part of an immigration crackdown that has frustrated Beijing embassy officials.

Kenyan police apologises over Chinese journalists arrest

Kenyan police apologised on Thursday for briefly arresting journalists from Chinese state television’s international English channel China Global Television Network (CGTN).
Chinese national Liu Jiaqi after he was arrested on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Chinese national arrested after calling Kenya’s president a ‘monkey’

Kenya has arrested a Chinese businessman after a video of him making a string of racist remarks was widely shared on social media, the government said on Thursday.

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