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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma abandons rally after being booed

South Africa’s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation.   Scuffles broke out between Mr Zuma’s supporters and opponents, resulting in all speeches being cancelled. The main labour federation, Cosatu, called on Mr Zuma to step down last …

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France election: Le Pen and Macron spar ahead of run-off

The two rivals in France’s presidential race have traded accusations at the start of the last week of campaigning.   Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen lambasted pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron as a “candidate of continuity”. Mr Macron said he would fight “until the last second” against Ms Le Pen’s ideas …

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Turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

At least 27 people were hurt when an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok hit a patch of severe turbulence.   No injuries were life-threatening, but several passengers suffered broken bones and three needed surgery, Russian officials said. A passenger described being “hurled” up to the ceiling, trying to cling …

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Jubilee targets workers with 18 pc pay rise

President Uhuru Kenyatta went full-throttle in his campaign for re-election, asking Kenyan workers to vote for him in the August General Election as he increased their minimum wage by 18 per cent. Saying he had worked hard for them in his first term in office, the President added that aside …

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Millions hit the streets in worldwide May Day rallies

People across the world participate in demonstrations to mark the May 1 International Workers’ Day.   Workers and activists marked International Workers’ Day, or May Day, around the world with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions.   Let’s take a view from what happened across the …

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Al Shabaab executes two men accused of rape

Al Shabaab militants said they publicly stoned one man to death and shot dead another on Monday after both were accused of raping a girl in central Somalia. A senior militant spokesman said the group had picked up both men in the town of Beledweyne, where the rape occurred. Both …

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‘Men in black’ force ODM tribunal to suspend hearings

ODM Appeals Tribunal was forced to suspend its Monday sittings after suspected goons stormed their meeting at Marsh Park hotel on Ngong road. The men dressed in black stormed the premises when the tribunal was hearing a complaint lodged by aspirants from Nyakach constituency where Aduma Owuor won the primaries. …

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Wavinya crushes Kiala with 299,312 votes for Machakos governor ticket

Wiper governor nominee Wavinya Ndeti has extended an olive branch to her competitor Bernard Kiala in the just concluded party primaries. Wavinya won the ticket for the Machakos governor seat with 299,312 votes against Kiala’s 4,663. Kiala had obtained a court order barring Wiper from conducting the primaries since Wiper …

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Al-Shabaab militants performing military drills

Recruits die at hands of Shabaab over espionage claims

Kenyans who had been recruited into Al-Shabaab are being killed in a worrying manner, the government says. Operation Linda Boni director James ole Seriani revealed that Kenyan recruits are no longer trusted by the militants in Somalia and are suspected to be government spies. Addressing journalists at the Mwana Arafa …

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NASA Coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga

Why Raila will never set foot as tenant in State House

THE unveiling of Raila Odinga as the NASA presidential flag bearer and Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate is no news at all. It is something we in Jubilee expected. It has zero impact. It was just a confirmation of the obvious. Raila has made several attempts to become the …

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Esther Passaris

Passaris, Babu Owino secure ODM tickets for August polls

Sonu leader Babu Owino and businesswoman Esther Passaris have secured ODM tickets in the just concluded Nairobi primaries. Owino garnered 6,093 votes for the Embakasi East MP ticket, while Passaris beat five opponents to get 65,104 votes for the Nairobi woman representative ticket. Beatrice Kwamboka came second with 11,296 votes, …

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NASA principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang'ula, Isaac Rutto, Musalia Mudavadi and presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga

Raila crafts new election strategy

BARELY four days after the National Supper Alliance lineup was unveiled, its five principals have embarked on a mission to put their house in order and lay strategies to see them win on Election Day August 8. On Thursday, Raila Odinga was announced the NASA torchbearer, Kalonzo Musyoka his running …

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