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June 7, 2015 - 0 Comments

Kenyans abroad have snubbed an invitation by the electoral commission to take part in a survey that would make it possible for them to vote in 2017. According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission...

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May 21, 2015 - 0 Comments

The lawyer of the family of the Kenyan woman facing execution in China for drug trafficking has said that it was “highly unlikely” she would be executed. Speaking to the Nation on Thursday, advocate Okweh Achiando said...

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May 18, 2015 - 0 Comments

 The government has begun negotiations with the Chinese government to secure the release of a Kenyan national sentenced to death for drug trafficking. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery revealed on Monday that the government was...

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May 18, 2015 - 0 Comments

An attempt by North Korea to establish a diplomatic mission in Nairobi has been turned down. The rebuff projects the view that Kenya does not want to be seen to be warming up to the...

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May 15, 2015 - 0 Comments

Kenyans on social media have launched a campaign to rescue Ms Floviance Razan Owino who is set to be hanged in China after she was convicted of a drug-related offence. Using the hash tag #FreeMSOwino...

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May 13, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP SEOUL North Korean Defence Minister Hyon Yong-Chol has been executed by anti-aircraft fire for disloyalty and showing disrespect to leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea’s intelligence agency said Wednesday. Hundreds of officials watched Hyon’s...

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May 12, 2015 - 0 Comments

  By AFP Ariana Miyamoto entered the Miss Universe Japan beauty contest after a mixed-race friend committed suicide. And she endured abuse after winning the crown because of her skin colour. Far from being put...

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May 7, 2015 - 0 Comments

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7 – Kenyans living in the Diaspora will have to wait longer to be able to fully participate in local elections. Presently, they can only vote in the presidential election and referendum...

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April 28, 2015 - 0 Comments

In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduces the new messenger platform at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California. Facebook was rolling out a donation button Monday for contributions to...

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April 19, 2015 - 0 Comments

DALLAS, TEXAS The Kenyan passport has been ranked among the 50 most powerful in the world. The rankings released by Financial Advisory firm Arton Capital on their tool passport index are based on how many...

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March 26, 2015 - 0 Comments

Revenge will be on the minds of Kenya Sevens players on Friday as they open their campaign at the Hong Kong Sevens against Mike Friday’s USA from 2:38pm. Kenya will then wrap up their Pool...

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March 25, 2015 - 0 Comments

A woman who lives in the United States says she has had enough of relatives and friends back in Africa who always look for the slightest excuse to call and ask for money. “First of...

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March 23, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP Singapore was plunged into mourning and world leaders united in tribute Monday after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the iron-fisted politician who transformed a colonial backwater into a world financial centre. His...

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March 16, 2015 - 0 Comments

BY BMJ MURIITHI President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday met with Kenyans living in Japan at Okura Hotel in the nation’s capital, Tokyo. Mr Kenyatta challenged Kenyans in the diaspora who have skills unavailable in their...

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February 20, 2015 - 0 Comments

Kenyans abroad will vote in the next general election following formation of a task force to look in the modalities of actualizing the exercise. In a gazette notice, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has...

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January 18, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP JAKARTA Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed six convicted drugs offenders by firing squad, including two of their citizens....

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December 30, 2014 - 0 Comments

PANGKALAN BUN, INDONESIA The hunt for a missing AirAsia passenger plane appeared over on Tuesday as wreckage and dozens of bodies were spotted at sea off Indonesia, prompting raw scenes of emotion from sobbing relatives...

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December 28, 2014 - 0 Comments

By AFP KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian airline AirAsia said a search and rescue operation was underway Sunday for flight QZ8501 which went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore. The Airbus A320-200 with 162 people on...

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