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4-year-old children are abusing drugs – NACADA report reveals

School children as young as four years old are abusing drugs, the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) has revealed. In a report released on Wednesday and which is likely to cause worry among parents, NACADA says at least 17% of pupils in...

UEFA reject appeal to overturn Neymar ban

Paris St Germain forward Neymar’s appeal against a three-match Champions League ban for insulting match officials following the French side’s elimination from the competition last season has been rejected, UEFA said on Wednesday. Neymar had labelled the video assistant referee system a “disgrace” after Manchester United were awarded a...

Trump says immigration roundup will start next week

U.S. President Donald Trump repeated on Tuesday that immigration authorities would next week target migrants in the country illegally in large-scale arrests, but still gave no details about the planned action. “They’re going to start next week, and with people coming to our country, and they come in...

Champs Kwale wary of Saints at Mombasa Games

East African champions Kwale Girls have identified St John’s of Kaloleni as chief candidates likely to rival them for the Mombasa County championship. Head coach Mukasa Amboko, who guided Kwale during their unprecedented success last year, says St John’s are a huge threat to her side owing to their...

YouTuber buys U.S. town and renames it Gay Hell

YouTube star Elijah Daniel has bought the town of Hell and renamed it Gay Hell, only allowing Pride flags to fly in protest at President Donald Trump’s administration’s refusal to allow U.S. embassies to hoist the flag for LGBT+ Pride month. The California-based comedian and rapper – who...

Acakoro eyeing glory at Safaricom Chapa Dimba Finals

Acakoro head coach Pauline Awuor said her charges are ready to go all the way ahead of the nationals of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom tournament in Meru County. Acakoro from Nairobi will face Nyanza Region’s NCOED in the quarter-finals that kick off on Thursday with seven girls’ and...

Mexican president pitches universal internet in chat with Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, inviting the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal internet access in Mexico. Lopez Obrador posted on both Facebook and Twitter a short clip of his...

Scholes fined, warned by FA for betting breaches

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been fined £8,000 and warned about his future conduct after he admitted a misconduct charge in relation to betting, the English Football Association (FA) said here on Wednesday. It was alleged the 44-year-old former England international had placed 140 bets on soccer...

London named Europe’s top ‘tech for good’ hotspot

From mobile food sharing to 3D-printed splints, London has been named the best European city for developing technology to solve environmental and social problems, according to E.U.-funded research unveiled on Tuesday. London had a “significant lead” over other cities for nurturing “tech for good” ventures, with Amsterdam ranked...

Gor ‘unsure’ they are cleared for Kagame Cup

Gor Mahia FC have said they are uncertain they will participate at the 2019 Cecafa Kagame Cup after it emerged the suspension imposed on them last year has yet to be lifted. Gor were handed a two-year ban for skipping the medal ceremony during the previous edition held in...

‘Female’ intern at Moi Hospital discovered to be a man

Police in Eldoret are holding a 26-year-old man who was caught impersonating a female intern at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. The suspect was presented in court on Tuesday where the prosecution sought for more time to conclude investigations. Investigating officer Victor Omondi told the court the suspect...

Mounie hat-trick sends Benin to AFCON on a high

Steve Mounie scored a hat-trick as Benin completed their African Cup of Nations preparations with a 3-1 win over fellow finalists Mauritania on Tuesday but despite the confidence-boosting victory coach Michel Dussuyer is keeping expectations low. Mounie’s goals in Marrakech came in the 38th, 66th and 75th minutes. The...

Trump launches re-election campaign, presents himself as outsider and victim

President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who is now a victim of an attempted ouster by Democrats. At a packed rally at an arena in...

Nzioka chases historic medal at Africa Beach Games

Kenya’s sole kite boarder John Koyiet Nzioka will take to the freezing Atlantic ocean water on Wednesday and Thursday in the Kite boarding competition at the inaugural Africa beach games in Sal, Cape Verde. Nzioka was forced to hire equipment in Sal and started his practice sessions on Monday...

15yr old boy survives 10-inch knife lodged in face

When Dr. Koji Ebersole laid eyes on the boy whose face was impaled on a 10-inch knife, the neurosurgeon thought, “here we go again.” Eli Gregg, 15, of Bourbon County, Kansas, is recovering from the freak accident after going home from the hospital on Monday. In a rare...

Platini freed after Qatar World Cup probe

Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was freed in the early hours of Wednesday after having been questioned over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar. A Reuters photographer saw Platini leave a local police station, where he had been detained...

Kiambu Judge disqualifies herself from hearing lawyer Assa Nyakundi’s case

Kiambu High Court Judge Christine Meoli on Wednesday disqualified herself from hearing a case where city lawyer Assa Nyakundi is suspected of shooting and killing his son. While refferring the case to Milimani law court, Justice Meoli cited conflict on interest since the accused was a classmate. The...

Ruto joins FBI group for a dance and Facebook erupts

Deputy President Dr William Ruto hosted FBI dance group at his Karen residence ahead of the group’s departure to Arizona, USA, for a global Hip Hop dance competition.The DP posted pictures of himself dancing with the group on Tuesday, a gesture that has elicited thousands of reactions on his...

IAAF claims Caster Semenya is ‘biologically male’

Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has accused the global athletics governing body of using her as a human guinea pig as it emerged that the IAAF had sought to have her declared a “biological male” in proceedings before sport’s highest court. The South African was reacting to the...

Many stranded in Nairobi as Eastlands Matatu operators protest ‘police harassment’

Hundreds of commuters were on Wednesday left stranded, after public service vehicle operators in Nairobi’s Eastlands area downed their tools. Passengers in Kayole, Eastleigh and Dandora were the worst affected, with commuters being forced to walk to work. The matatu operators have cited constant harrassment and extortion by...

Crushing Central rebellion, Uhuru planned tour after outburst

Even as State House on Tuesday denied a split in the Presidency, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s vicious outburst directed at a section of Central Kenya MPs loyal to his Deputy William Ruto continue to elicit reactions from the Mount Kenya region and beyond. Days after his tirade, the President...

Women’s sex toy maker sues New York City subway, calls ad ban sexist

A new lawsuit asks why New York City’s subway accepts advertisements depicting erectile dysfunction, bare buttocks, inflatable plastic breasts, “Kyng”-sized condoms and cactuses shaped like phalluses, but is refusing ads for women’s sex toys. Dame Products, a women-owned startup that promises to “close the pleasure gap” for women...

Migrant deaths rise among Venezuelans, Central Americans: U.N.

At least 380 Latin American migrants have died on their journeys this year, many of them Venezuelans drowning in the Caribbean or Central Americans perishing while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday. The toll, 50 percent more than the 241 recorded...

Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signaled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. In a closely watched press conference, Lam apologized for...

German interior minister warns of far-right threat after politician’s murder

The murder of a prominent politician by a suspected right-wing radical is an assault on Germany’s democratic system and should serve as a wake-up call, the interior minister said on Tuesday, pledging to combat all forms of extremism. The arrest of a right-winger over the shooting two weeks...

Uhuru signs into law Bill to release Ksh.161B for Gov’t expenditure

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday evening signed into law the Supplementary Appropriation Bill to release funds for Government expenditure for the financial year that is ending June 30, 2019. The law mandates the National Treasury to release Ksh.161 billion from the Consolidated Fund to various Government departments. The...

Ethiopia has been offline, and nobody really knows why

Internet outages that prevented many Ethiopians from accessing online services have entered a seventh day, sparking anger and frustration among citizens. Access to social media platforms like Whatsapp and Telegram have been restricted since June 11, according to internet monitoring service Netblocks. In the capital of Addis Ababa, business...

Kenyan immigrant spends a decade fighting deportation

Sylvester Owino is a small business owner in San Diego, California. His family owns Rafikiz Foodz — an authentic African food vendor offering “Kenyan food for your soul,” using fresh ingredients from the local farmers market. Those who encounter Owino’s welcoming personality are not aware what happens once...

Prisoner dies after alleged beating, torture for ‘not queuing properly’

An inmate serving a life sentence at the Naivasha Maximum Prison on Thursday last week succumbed to his injuries after allegedly being beaten and tortured by prison warders. According to reports, the prisoner – Samuel Gitahi – was allegedly pulled from the food queue and beaten for not...

8 foreigners arraigned over work permits in Kisumu

Eight foreigners were on Tuesday arraigned before a Kisumu court and charged with working in the country without work permits. The suspects – 3 Russians and 5 Ukrainians – have reportedly been working in various capacities at a community based organization in Dunga area, Kisumu County. Appearing before...
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