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Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the first global leader to take the coronavirus vaccine from Covax. The Covax program is the global vaccine-sharing initiative helping poorer countries control the pandemic. After taking his jab, Akufo-Addo said, “It is important that I set the...
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The 279 schoolgirls kidnapped from a boarding school in the north-western Nigerian state of Zamfara have been released. They were taken to the governor’s office in the state capital Gusau for debriefing, according to officials. Initially there were reports of over 300 girls being abducted but...
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Immanuel Gitamo, a Kenyan-born US Army soldier has embarked on a career in space after earning a doctorate in astrophysics. Gitamo, an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator, hopes to change the way humans travel to outer space. He immigrated to the US in 2006 aged 19 to pursue his...
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President Trump’s administration has issued a new travel rule targeting countries whose citizens have higher rates of overstaying visitors and business visas. The new temporary ruled issued on Monday may require nationals from 24 countries, most in Africa, to deposit a bond of up to $15,000 to...
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A newly released report indicates that wealthy Kenyans are hiding a whopping Sh457 billion in offshore accounts. The funds, which are stashed in low tax territories, represent 4.8 percent of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the State of Tax Justice 2020 report released by the...
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A Kenyan family living in Houston, Texas is counting huge losses after their house was destroyed by fire in a suspected case of arson. The house that Simon Muraya and his wife Yvonne Muraya live in along with their one-year baby girl caught fire on Saturday, November 7th around 5pm. All their...
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Josephine Nyakundi, a Kenyan girl who was on the brink of dropping out of school some years ago due to lack of fees has been admitted to an elite US university. When Josephine’s eldest sister joined high school, their parents were ready to sacrifice the education of her other siblings by...
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A Kenyan family from Kisii County is appealing to the government to help them bring home the body of their kin who died in Saudi Arabia last month. 24-year-old Janet Nyamburi left the country on August 29th for Saudi Arabia where she worked as a driver in Al Hofuf State until her passing...
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Oballa Oballa, a former refugee who lived at Kenya’s Daadab Refugee Camp for 10 years, has made history by winning an elective seat in the just-concluded US elections. The 27-year-old Ethiopian-born man clinched a seat at the Austin City Council in the state of Minnesota, becoming the first...
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ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has called on the Kenyan authorities to hand over two other Kenyan nationals wanted by The Hague-based court. The two, Philip Kipkoech Bett and Walter Osapiri Barasa, are accused of interfering with witnesses in the Kenyan cases at the ICC. Bensouda, who...
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A Kenyan woman and her two-month-old daughter are currently stranded in Saudi Arabia due to lack of travel documents. Gladys Bonareri Gekonge traveled to the Middle East nation in February this year and only discovered she was pregnant after arriving. In September, she gave birth to a baby...
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A number of Kenyan-Americans vied for elective positions in the 2020 US elections held on Tuesday but none of them was declared the winner. Among those who unsuccessfully contested for political seats in different US, states include Boni Njenga, Henry Momanyi, Jane Kitui, and Ukasha Dakane...
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