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May, 2017

  • 2 May

    South Africa’s Jacob Zuma abandons rally after being booed

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    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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  • 2 May

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

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    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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  • 2 May

    Turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

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    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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  • 2 May

    Jubilee targets workers with 18 pc pay rise

    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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  • 2 May

    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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  • 2 May

    Al Shabaab executes two men accused of rape

    A file photo of an al Shabaab

    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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  • 2 May

    ‘Men in black’ force ODM tribunal to suspend hearings

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    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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  • 2 May

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

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    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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  • 2 May

    Recruits die at hands of Shabaab over espionage claims

    Al-Shabaab militants performing military drills

    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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  • 1 May

    Two dead and six injured after gunman opens fire during pool party

    An injured woman

    Police have shot and killed a 49-year-old man suspected of shooting seven people at a birthday pool party in an apartment complex near the University of California, San Diego, authorities said.   One of the victims, a woman, later died in hospital. Officers received reports of a man shooting people …

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