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Haze closes Malaysia schools, sparks fears for Singapore F1

This year’s fires have been worsened by dry weather © AFP / ADEK BERRY KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 18 – Malaysia closed more than 1,000 schools nationwide Wednesday and air quality worsened in Singapore days before the city’s Formula One race, as toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires engulfed the...

Households using small-scale power have a higher quality of life – Report

Off-grid solar is also enabling a third of households to be more economically active, extending business opening hours, giving customers more time for economic activity and helping rural East Africans start new business activities/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 – Households using small scale-solar power in East Africa have been...

Amref unveils autologous transfusion device to aid recovery of lost blood from patients

Amref Health Africa in partnership with Sisu Global Health and Surgipharm on Tuesday introduced the HemafuseTM, an auto transfusion device that will be used in surgery and emergencies, providing an alternative to donor blood/Amref Health Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 – Did you know you can donate blood to...

African CEOs confident about revenue growth, PwC

African CEOs identified operational efficiencies at 80 percent, organic growth at 76 percent and the launch of a new products and services at 58 percent as their primary drivers of revenue growth//FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 – According to the Africa Business Agenda report, a large proportion of African...

Autopsy on Tob Cohen’s body due Wednesday after aborting Tuesday

Lawyer Philip Murgor, Cliff Ombeta and two others at Chiromo Mortuary on Tuesday. /MOSES MUOKI. NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18- The autopsy on the body of Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen was set to be conducted on Wednesday morning after the exercise was postponed when his widow Sarah Wairimu, through lawyer...

Rights group says Bolsonaro gives ‘green light’ to Amazon illegal loggers

Deforestation in the Amazon has been blamed for the sharp increase in fires as land is cleared and burned for cattle grazing or crops © AFP / Joao LAET SAO PAOLO, Sep 18 – Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro of giving a “green light”...

Saudi Arabia says oil output to be restored by end of September

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman gives a press conference in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on September 17, 2019 © AFP JEDDAH, Sep 18 – Saudi Arabia said Tuesday its oil output will return to normal by the end of September, seeking to soothe rattled...

Zuckerberg: new Facebook panel can overrule him

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he won’t be able to overrule a new independent oversight panel on questions of content moderation at the social network © AFP/File / Amy Osborne SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 18 – Facebook said Tuesday it has finalized its charter for its “independent oversight board,” giving...

Wales coach sent home from World Cup over alleged betting breach

Rob Howley (R) was one of Wales boss Warren Gatland’s first coaching appointments. Photo/COURTESY TOKYO, Japan, Sep 18 – Wales backs coach Rob Howley has been sent home from the World Cup for an alleged breach of World Rugby’s laws covering betting and anti-corruption. The 48-year-old’s departure is...

Holders Liverpool fall to Napoli in UCL opener

Sadio Mane (right) attempts to control the ball as Liverpool continued their positive start in southern Italy. Photo/COURTESY NAPLES, Italy, Sep 18 – Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente scored late goals as Napoli defeated holders Liverpool 2-0 in Tuesday’s opening round of Champions League group stage matches. Mertens...

Chelsea pay penalty of Barkley miss in defeat by Valencia

Rodrigo scored the only goal as Valencia beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge © AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 18 – Valencia put a week of turmoil behind them to beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in Frank Lampard’s first Champions League game in charge...

Messi returns as fearless Dortmund frustrate Barcelona

Lionel Messi made a long-awaited return from injury on Tuesday as Barcelona were held to a goalless draw in Dortmund© AFP SASCHA SCHUERMANN DORTMUND, Germany, Sep 18 – Lionel Messi returned from injury to make an innocuous first appearance of the season as Barcelona were held to a...

Owino says police combat vehicles designed for medium firepower  

In a statement sent to Newsrooms on Tuesday evening, Police Spokesperson Charles Owino (pictured) said the said vehicle can only resist specific calibers of ammunition unlike Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, which he said resist mines and rocket propelled grenades/FILE -CFM  NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 – The National Police...

Lukaku’s Inter salvage late draw with Prague in Champions League opener

Nicolo Barella (L) rescued a point for Inter at home to outsiders Slavia Prague in their Champions League opener© AFP Marco Bertorello PARIS, France, Sep 17 – Substitute Nicolo Barella scored in added time to rescue a 1-1 draw for a disappointing Inter Milan in their Champions League...

Suu Kyi ‘culpability’ in Rohingya abuses an ‘open-ended question’: UN investigator

Suu Kyi is a Nobel laureate who spent years in house arrest © AFP/File / YE AUNG THU Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 17 – UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed against...

Cagliari avoid sanctions for Lukaku monkey chants

Romelu Lukaku scored the winner for Inter Milan despite racist chanting in Cagliari © AFP / Miguel MEDINA MILAN, Italy, Sep 17 – Cagliari have escaped punishment for the racist chanting their fans aimed at Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku in a Serie A match earlier this month,...

Cohen autopsy deferred to Wednesday as widow’s counsel rejects duty pathologist

Lawyers Cliff Ombeta (right), Phillip Murgor (centre), pathologist Andrew Gachie (left) outside Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi on Tuesday, September 17/CFM – Joseph Muraya NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 – The autopsy on the body of Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen aborted on Tuesday after his widow Sarah Wairimu, through lawyer Phillip...

Gender and geography stack the deck for or against you – Goalkeepers Report

Gates Foundation Report Spotlights New Data on Global Inequality, Calls to Prioritize Those Being Left Behind/Courtesy SEATTLE, United States, Sept 17 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its third annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which features new data showing that while progress on health and development continues...

Uhuru challenges new Director-General to transform NYS

Matilda Sakwa and President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. /PSCU. NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 17 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the new National Youth Service (NYS) Director-General Matilda Pamela Aleyo Sakwa to transform the agency into a training institution that effectively delivers on its mandate. The...

Okumbi sets sights on CECAFA U20 title

The Kenya U20 National Team players cool off during their final training session ahead of their departure to Uganda for the upcoming CECAFA Championships. Photo/FKF NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18 – The Kenya Under-20 football team, the Rising Stars, held its final training session on Tuesday at the Gems...

Governor Nyong’o signs into law Sh11.8bn budget, says spending plan well-balanced

For the first time, Governor Nyong’o (pictured) signed the Bill into law in the presence of the Assembly leadership signaling better relatives between the Executive and the Assembly/FILE – Kisumu County Governor’s Press KISUMU, Kenya, Sep 17 –Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o on Tuesday signed into law the 2019/20 Budget...

Air Transport supports more than 400,000 jobs in Kenya – IATA

Spending by foreign tourists supports a further US $1.6 billion of the country’s GDP, totaling to US $3.2 billion or Sh332.5 billion/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 18 – A total of 410,000 jobs are supported by the air transport sector in Kenya and tourists arriving by air, a report by...

Kenyatta assents to Division of Revenue Bill 2019, calls on Counties to prioritize settlement of pending bills

President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past event. Photo/PSCU-FILE. NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 paving the way for the release of funds to counties. The new law allocates Sh378.1 billion to county governments for the 2019/20 financial...

Telcos face pressure to reduce data price – report

Statistically, 42 percent of respondents of the 2019 Global Consumer Survey say they would change their current mobile operator in the future due to price of data/FILEMOB NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 – Mobile operators are likely to face pressure to reduce the price of data to remain price competitive....

Iran leader rules out US talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks

Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since May last year when US President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal and began reimposing crippling sanctions © Iranian Supreme Leader’s Website/AFP / STRINGER Tehran, Iran, Sep 17 – Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the...

World Rugby chief ‘concerned’ by Sh 38bn Six Nations deal

Former Formula One owners CVC are reported to have agreed a deal with the Six Nations to purchase 15 percent of their commercial arm for £300 million ($370 million) © AFP / Paul ELLIS TOKYO, Japan, Sep 17 – World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper said Tuesday he...

Kenya Power Set to Implement Energy Loss Reduction Programme

The Company says it has developed a strategic medium-term Loss Reduction Initiative Programme, geared at lowering technical and commercial losses in transmission of electricity, from 21 percent to less than 15 percent in line with global operating benchmarks/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 – Kenya Power has confirmed ongoing initiatives...

Police clear major migrant camp in northern France

Some 800 migrants pitched tents around the gymnasium where around 170 people had been sheltering © AFP / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI FRANCE, Sep 17 – French police began clearing around 1,000 migrants from a gymnasium near the northern port of Dunkirk on Tuesday after a court ruled it was...

Missing Kenyan children featured in Roma social media campaign found

Missing Kenyan children featured in Roma social media campaign found. Photo/BBC NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – Two Kenyan children who featured in a missing child social media campaign launched by Roma have been found and returned to their families. The Italian club featured a picture of each child...

Autopsy results on Tob Cohen due later Tuesday as examination gets underway

Those present when the examination got underway included lawyer Cliff Ombeta who will be presenting Cohen’s family, lawyer Phillip Murgor for the widow Susan Wairimu, the investigating officer and a team from the Government Chemist/CFM – Joseph Muraya NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – Lawyers, detectives and pathologists arrived at...
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