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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 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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April 1, 2015 - 0 Comments

The heart-breaking photo that has gone viral showing a four-year-old Syrian girl surrendering to a cameraman after mistaking his telephoto lens for a gun is real, BBC reports. Some critics had branded the picture as...

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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 18, 2015 - 0 Comments

VOA News Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party emerged as the clear leader in Israel’s parliamentary elections early Wednesday as he seeks a fourth term in office. With more than 90 percent of precincts...

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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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February 18, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP DOHA,  The chief of Qatar Airways, Akbar al-Baker, has furiously denied claims that its flight attendants are sacked if they get married. Baker told CNN that the claims were untrue and his company’s...

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February 1, 2015 - 0 Comments

By AFP More by this Author The Islamic State group claimed in a video that it has beheaded a second Japanese hostage, drawing international condemnation and outrage from a visibly upset Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,...

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January 25, 2015 - 0 Comments

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) says 10,000 jobs will be on offer initially for Kenyans, subject to conditions to be announced later. This will be the pioneer batch of a 100,000 jobs...

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January 24, 2015 - 0 Comments

VOA News Japan’s government is investigating a video appearing to show that Islamic State militants have killed one of two Japanese hostages they have been holding. The video features a still image of one of...

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January 23, 2015 - 0 Comments

SINGAPORE Oil prices surged on Friday following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, with investors watching to see if his successor will maintain output in the face of a global supply glut that had...

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January 20, 2015 - 0 Comments

The government has secured 100,000 jobs for Kenyans willing to work in the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has said. She said the deal was sealed during President Kenyatta’s trip to...

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January 20, 2015 - 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The militant group Islamic State released an online video on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and threatening to kill them unless it received $200 million in ransom. A black-clad figure with a...

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December 4, 2014 - 0 Comments

By B M J MURIITHI The government has called off a conference for Kenyans living abroad that was set to start on December 18 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). The government cited lack...

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December 1, 2014 - 0 Comments

Many young Kenyans dream of a rosy life working abroad, especially in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. But while many distressed women have narrated their ordeals at the hands of crude Saudi and...

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November 17, 2014 - 0 Comments

A Kenyan woman has died in Lebanon where she had been employed as a househelp. But her body cannot be brought home for burial due to lack of identification documents. Ms Jane Njeri Kamau, 36,...

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