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  • DJ Avicii ‘could not go on any longer’: family

    Stockholm, Sweden, Apr 26 – Swedish superstar Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who died a week ago aged 28, “wanted peace” and “could not go on any longer”, his family said in an open letter on Thursday. The musician, whose real name was Tim […]

  • Going home to Chernobyl ghost town 32 years on

    Pripyat, Ukraine, Apr 26 – Natalia Shevchuk gazes at the peeling walls inside her old flat and tears run down her cheeks: 32 years after the Chernobyl disaster she is finally revisiting her childhood home in the ghost town of Pripyat. “Come inside: this is Apartment No. 3, we lived here […]

  • Handshake was about unity, not 2022 – Uhuru

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga have defended their newfound relationship and dismissed claims by a section of politicians that it is about 2022 succession politics. The two leaders were speaking at the requiem service of Kenneth Matiba in […]

  • 416 donors to IS identified in France: prosecutor

    Paris, France, Apr 26 – French authorities have identified 416 people who gave money to the Islamic State (IS) group, France’s top anti-terror prosecutor said Thursday, as dozens of ministers met to discuss how to cut off funds for extremists. Francois Molins said that French security […]

  • KNUT wants North Eastern aided to train, recruit its own teachers

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – The Kenya National Union of Teachers wants the Northern Kenya region to be assisted to train and recruit its own teachers. The union’s Secretary General Wilson Sossion on Thursday said it’s unfair to have children out of school for lack of teachers […]

  • Union wants TSC to halt teacher transfers immediately

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion now wants the Teachers Service Commission to stop ongoing teacher transfers with immediate effect, saying the exercise is disruptive and amounts to intimidation. Sossion, who is also a nominated […]

  • Preliminary inquiry shows increasing lethargy among public university…

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – A preliminary inquiry into the state of affairs in public universities has revealed increasing cases of lethargy among lecturers resulting in unattended classes. According to Education Cabinet Secretary Amb Amina Mohammed, a number of lecturers have diverted their […]

  • Matiba’s wife and daughter eulogise him as fearless and generous

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – The late Kenneth Matiba’s second requiem service took place in Murang’a on Thursday and was attended by thousands of mourners- among them President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga. The service is occurred at the […]

  • Ruto takes opposing view to Raila on reorganisation of counties

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – Deputy President William Ruto says there is no need for a 3-tier system of government as proposed by Opposition leader Raila Odinga as devolution is working effectively. While closing the ongoing devolution conference in Kakamega, the Deputy President stated that […]

  • We must be careful not to let idleness, lead our DGs astray: Ruto

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – Deputy President William Ruto has called on governors to keep their deputies constructively engaged to ward off the idleness that could lead them astray. He offered the advice in implicit reference to the Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri whose illicit […]