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Aubameyang chasing Arsenal move - Capital Sports
Dancila named as Romania’s first woman PM
Bitcoin slides to below $10,000
France, Britain to unveil ‘new treaty’ on migrants
Kenya lose second match in U19 Cricket WCup - Capital Sports
Kenya's financial markets ranked fifth in Africa - Capital Business
Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate - Capital Lifestyle
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Aubameyang chasing Arsenal move - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 23:42:35 Borussia Dortmund want-away star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly close to signing for Premier League side Arsenal — with the German club in turn hoping to recruit Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea. German daily Bild says Dortmund want 70 million euros ($85.6m) for Aubameyang, the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals. Bild says Aubameyang’s father and agent Pierre is in London discussing a possible transfer with Arsenal with the Gunners reportedly considering selling Chile striker Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United   Read More ...
Let's Ask The Men - Relationship Talk! | Our2Cents
2018-01-17 19:02:52 In this impromtu episode, we try to find out what exactly the men are looking for when it comes to relationships! They're a crazy bunch so prepare for loads of laughter in between nuggets of wisdom. Special thanks to Charles, Soulo, Marto and Charles for coming on to the show! Credit: Sharon Mundia - @thisisess Susan Wong - @susanluckywong Francis Mbatha - @francombatha   Read More ...
Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile
2018-01-17 17:44:28 Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets. The Argentine-born pontiff was shining the spotlight on the simmering conflict between the state and the Mapuche people, who centuries ago controlled vast areas of Chile but have since been marginalized   Read More ...
Greece, Macedonia in new UN bid to solve name dispute
2018-01-17 17:44:24 Greece and Macedonia returned to the United Nations on Wednesday hoping to reach a compromise that could end a 27-year dispute over the former Yugoslav republic’s name. Greece’s objections to the use of the name Macedonia since the Balkan country’s independence in 1991 has hampered the tiny nation’s bid to join the European Union and NATO. UN envoy Matthew Nimetz sat down with diplomats from the two countries at UN headquarters after their governments showed a new willingness to end the row   Read More ...
Britons go to Dutch court over EU rights after Brexit
2018-01-17 17:44:20 A group of British citizens living in the Netherlands launched a potentially far-reaching court challenge Wednesday over their rights as European citizens, currently being negotiated between Brussels and London in Brexit talks. The five British claimants, including a director of a US firm who has lived in the lowlands country for the past 24 years, are arguing that they have independent rights as EU citizens over and above being citizens of any specific EU member country   Read More ...
Dancila named as Romania’s first woman PM
2018-01-17 17:44:17 Romania’s president named on Wednesday European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dancila as the EU country’s third prime minister in seven months, and also its first female premier. Late Monday her predecessor Mihai Tudose resigned after a power struggle with the head of the ruling Social Democrats (PSD), Liviu Dragnea. Dancila, 54, who is seen as close to Dragnea, still has to be approved by parliament but this is seen as a formality with the PSD-led government enjoying a majority of seats   Read More ...
PSVs night travel ban to be lifted ‘selectively’ in February
2018-01-17 16:44:22 The Ministry of Transport and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Tuesday announced the night travel ban imposed on long distance Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) will be lifted in February. Transport Principal Secretary Paul Mwangi said the ban which was imposed in December following a spate of fatal accidents on the country’s highways will be lifted selectively depending on compliance and safety approvals from the respective SACCOs   Read More ...
Man who wiped out family in Juja desperately wanted to meet his mother
2018-01-17 16:44:19 The man who killed his entire family in Kiambu County and then set his house on fire wanted to meet his mother a day before he committed the heinous act. His mother Cecilia Karuiru says her son had insisted on meeting her on Monday but did not divulge more details, but due to other commitments, she wanted to visit him on Tuesday   Read More ...
Bitcoin slides to below $10,000
2018-01-17 16:05:59 Bitcoin, the dominant digital currency, extended a slump Wednesday following a recent surge to trade below $10,000 for the first time since the start of December. Around 1410 GMT, bitcoin stood at $9,807.56 to record its lowest value since December 1 and a plunge of almost 50 percent since reaching a record high on December 18, according to data compiled by Bloomberg   Read More ...
PSVs ordered to install anti-rolling bars by May 22 – NTSA
2018-01-17 15:43:37 All Public Service Vehicles are required to install anti-rolling body bars to prevent breakup in case of an accident by May. This is according to the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Director-General Francis Meja, who told a parliamentary committee that the move is aimed at ensuring that in case of an accident, vehicles that roll will maintain their shape, keeping passengers who have their safety belts on safe from major injuries   Read More ...
France, Britain to unveil ‘new treaty’ on migrants
2018-01-17 15:43:34 France and Britain plan to announce Thursday a new treaty on how to handle the thousands of migrants hoping to cross the English Channel from the northern French coast, as the two countries look to bolster relations as Brexit looms. The new deal will “amend” the 2003 Le Touquet accord and which effectively put Britain’s border on French soil at Calais, which has since become a sore point in relations between the two countries   Read More ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta petitioned over illicit liquor racket
2018-01-17 15:03:22 The office of the president has formally received a petition by a local lobby group to act on an intricate web of illicit alcoholic drinks racket involved in ethanol smuggling and use of fake Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) stamps to evade tax. Futa Magendo Action Network (FMAN) told President Uhuru Kenyatta unscrupulous traders are importing illicit ethanol through the Kenya-Tanzania border   Read More ...
Kenya lose second match in U19 Cricket WCup - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 14:44:49 Kenya lost its second consecutive match at the ongoing Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Christchurch New Zealand, going down by 243 runs to the hosts on Wednesday. The Kenyan boys scored 193-4 in their allotted 50 overs with Aman Gandhi top scoring with 63 from 106 balls opening the innings while all-rounder Thomas Ochieng managed 39 off 47 balls. Kenya won the toss and elected to bowl first, a decision that would come to haunt them as the New Zealanders setting a high target of 436-4 in their allotted 50 overs   Read More ...
Accept your leaders and allow them to work, says Kenyan born Australia Senator
2018-01-17 14:44:46 Australian Senator Lucy Gichuhi has urged fellow Kenyans to allow elected leaders time to work and fulfil their pledges saying that its time the country moves on. Speaking during a courtesy call on Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka Wednesday, Gichuhi emphasized that it’s only through Kenyans accepting their leaders that development will occur. “Kenyans need to give their leaders time to lead otherwise the country is going to be in the mode of negotiation forever derailing any progress on development   Read More ...
Maasai lion lights: Keeping the peace
2018-01-17 14:44:42 Every sunset brings a new set of challenges for the Maasai pastoralists in Kenya. This is the time when their main source of livelihood, livestock, is at risk from predation by lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs or jackals. Mzee Michael Ole Ntete, a resident of Oletipis village in Kajiado County is a victim of the predators, and in his own words, narrates his personal experience: “In the dead of the night, especially when it is raining, they (predators) attack and kill livestock   Read More ...
Liverpool's Flanagan sentenced for assault - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 14:04:30 Liverpool defender John Flanagan was sentenced to rehabilitation and 40 hours of unpaid work on Wednesday, having pleaded guilty to attacking his girlfriend. The 25-year-old full-back admitted an offence of common assault by beating at a hearing on January 2. Liverpool Crown Court heard that he kicked his partner Rachael Wall in a central street in the northwest English city in the early hours of December 22   Read More ...
Kenya's financial markets ranked fifth in Africa - Capital Business
2018-01-17 13:44:34 , NAIROBI, Kenya, 17 Jan – The Kenya financial market has been ranked fifth in Africa with a score of 59 percent in the Africa Financial Markets Index. South Africa, with a score of 92 percent is first in the index followed by Mauritius, Botswana and Namibia. The index by Barclays Africa and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) measures six pillars of financial markets namely; depth and breadth of financial instruments, access to foreign exchange and market transparency and regulation   Read More ...
Patience has paid off, says Cheche after Sweden move - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 13:44:31 Harambee Stars defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng would have put his feet into the Swedish top tier in 2016 when he almost signed for IF Djugardens, but a last minute hitch saw the move tumble off. Ochieng had trained with the Stockholm based club for two weeks alongside striker Michael Olunga and was destined to pen a deal, but all that came tumbling down like a pack of cards   Read More ...
Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate - Capital Lifestyle
2018-01-17 12:12:15 Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate. “She is here! We’re so in love,” Kardashian, 37, wrote in a post on her website which she then shared with her 58.3 million Twitter followers. In a brief message, she wrote that their “healthy, beautiful” daughter was born Monday at 12:47 AM local time, weighing 7   Read More ...
Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands - Capital Business
2018-01-17 12:12:09 There’s nothing covert about Roxy — a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world’s poorest continent. Located in the bustling Adjame quarter of Ivory Coast’s main city and commercial hub, the haven for fake medicine has been targeted time and again by authorities and stockpiles burnt   Read More ...
Wale drops some saucy lines on SZA's "The Weekend" remix - Capital Campus
2018-01-17 11:44:34 Olubowale Victor Akintimehin also known as Wale has tried his hand at a “The Weekend” remix, and he did not disappoint. The Nigerian -American rapper known for tracks such as “Lotus Flower Bomb” and “Bad” delivers sensual lines with an uptempo flow. The remix kicks off with a heavy spoken word verse where Wale declares he wants to “bask in your the afterglow of your black girl magic… eat your like gold and go home   Read More ...
Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info
2018-01-17 11:05:47 US authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies. Lee, a naturalized US citizen also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested late Monday after he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York. The Department of Justice said Lee, 53, grew up in the United States and served in the US Army before joining the Central Intelligence Agency as a case officer in 1994   Read More ...
Bannon says under White House orders not to answer House committee
2018-01-17 11:05:39 Former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon Tuesday refused to answer questions from a congressional committee probing the president’s campaign links to Russia, saying he was under orders from the White House not to. Bannon was quizzed voluntarily behind closed doors by the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, the first time he has testified in the probe investigating whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in its bid to influence the 2016 US elections   Read More ...
Mourinho set to sign new Manchester United contract - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 10:44:28 Jose Mourinho is on the verge of signing a contract extension that will keep him at Manchester United until 2021. Mourinho is currently midway through the three-year deal he signed when he succeeded Louis van Gaal in May 2016. That contract expires in June 2019. It is believed talks between Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes and United’s hierarchy over a new contract began in October   Read More ...
Protest over Mavoko fire engines stalls traffic on Mombasa Road
2018-01-17 10:44:21 Police were Tuesday morning forced to lobby teargas canisters to disperse demonstrators at Mlolongo in Machakos County. The locals in their hundreds had barricaded the busy Nairobi-Mombasa Highway at the town causing a heavy traffic snarl up. They were protesting against unfunctional fire engines in Mavoko Sub-County after fire guttered down residential houses and business premises in the town a few metres from Peter Mullei Supermarket within the town   Read More ...
KNEC cancels results for 1,205 candidates for cheating
2018-01-17 10:05:55 The Kenya National Examinations Council has cancelled the results of 1,205 candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations for cheating. KNEC Chairman George Magoha says nine examination centres have been affected by cancellations and will suffer consequences where there was collusion between students and the management. Magoha however says the affected students have the opportunity to register to sit for the examinations afresh this year before the portal is closed next month   Read More ...
#NewMusic: Nigerian musician Skales releases “Kpete Wicked” - Capital Lifestyle
2018-01-17 09:45:15 After delivering mega performances in Uganda and Kenya last December, Top Nigerian Afro Beats artiste, Skales, releases another hit record “KPETE WICKED” t A global lifestyle platform for digital storytelling, premiering exclusive daily content. We are a curated destination for the culturally curious, a point of reference for leaders in media and style, and a platform committed to all things ‘living   Read More ...
France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports
2018-01-17 09:44:59 The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announced the proposed loan of the tapestry, which depicts the Norman Conquest of England, during a visit to Britain on Thursday, according to The Times   Read More ...
Three gunned down by police in Kariobangi, Industrial Area
2018-01-17 09:07:00 Shares. According to officers, two of them were killed in Kariobangi and a gun stolen from an officer last year, recovered. Another suspect, was gunned down in Industrial Area in a botched robbery attempt. The suspect’s accomplices escaped on foot and no arrests have been made. Shares   Read More ...
Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands » Capital News
2018-01-17 09:06:55 There’s nothing covert about Roxy — a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world’s poorest continent. Located in the bustling Adjame quarter of Ivory Coast’s main city and commercial hub, the haven for fake medicine has been targeted time and again by authorities and stockpiles burnt   Read More ...
Mama Ngina Secondary School receives Sh100mn grant to relocate
2018-01-17 09:06:50 The government has provided a Sh100 million infrastructure grant to Mama Ngina Girls Secondary School in Mombasa to relocate it to Shimo La Tewa area. In a letter, Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang informed the school administration that the move would allow expansion. “You are however instructed to insure that government procurement procedures are strictly adhered to,” the letter reads. Speaking during the issuance of the grant, Acting Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi stated that the relocation will enable the school accommodate more students by January next year   Read More ...
1970s comic "Black Lightning" chronicles life in the hood - Capital Campus
2018-01-17 09:06:45 The new show “Black Lightning” aired its first episode yesterday 16th January on the CW network. The show which focuses on the life of a local teacher and retired superhero is an action-packed series filled with relatable situations and real-life issues. The show centers around Cress Williams who plays the character, Jefferson Pierce, in this DC Comics live action series. The family man Jefferson Pierce, returns to take on the role of hero after the local gang terrorizes the community   Read More ...
Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half: study - Capital Lifestyle
2018-01-17 09:06:27 Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a A global lifestyle platform for digital storytelling, premiering exclusive daily content. We are a curated destination for the culturally curious, a point of reference for leaders in media and style, and a platform committed to all things ‘living   Read More ...
DR Congo revises mining code to make most of battery-driven cobalt boom
2018-01-17 09:06:21 As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal. DR Congo is the world’s leading producer of cobalt, where authorities consider the previous mining code to favour foreign investors at the expense of the economy. The central African country is also the top African producer of copper, currently trading on the London Metal Exchange at more than $7,000 a tonne for the first time in three and a half years   Read More ...
Prize money increase for Barclays Kenya Open - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 09:06:16 Organisers of the 2018 Kenya Open Golf Championship have increased the prize money kitty to Sh62.5m (Euros 500,000) to make the lucrative event on the European Challenge Tour calendar more attractive. Making the announcement, the Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) Chairman, Peter Kanyago said that this increase followed a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 2017 tournament, and is representative of the growth in stature of the event   Read More ...
Kyrgios fined for colourful language at Open - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 08:42:38 MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 17Australia’s volatile Nick Kyrgios has been fined for a colourful directive to the rowdy crowd during his opening round win at the Australian Open. The 22-year-old was slapped with a Sh300,000 penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct early in his 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in a night match on Hisense Arena on Monday. The Australian was among six players fined a total $15,000 for indiscretions in qualifying and the main draw’s first phase at the year’s opening Grand Slam   Read More ...
Wozniacki, Svitolina survive scares as new star born - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 08:42:35 Title contenders Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina survived big scares at the Australian Open Wednesday, as a new teen star was born at the first major of the year. World number two Wozniacki produced a great escape against little-known Croat Jana Fett, saving two match points and rallying from 5-1 down in an epic third set to keep her dream of a first Grand Slam title alive   Read More ...
YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos get ads - Capital Lifestyle
2018-01-17 08:42:31 YouTube on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns by brands about being paired with troublesome content. “There’s no denying 2017 was a difficult year, with several issues affecting our community and our advertising partners,” YouTube vice president of display, video and analytics Paul Muret said in a blog post   Read More ...
British MPs to vote on landmark Brexit bill
2018-01-17 08:42:28 British MPs will vote Wednesday on a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, and which still faces stiff opposition in the upper house. The House of Commons is expected to pass the bill, which will incorporate thousands of pieces of EU legislation into the British statute books and repeal the legislation enshrining Britain’s EU membership   Read More ...
Peterhansel closes gap to leader Sainz - Capital Sports
2018-01-17 08:42:24 BELEN, Argentina, Jan 17Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel moved up to second overall by winning the 10th special at the Dakar Rally on Tuesday. The 52-year-old Frenchman — the record 13-time race winner across car and motorbike categories — cut Peugeot team-mate Carlos Sainz’s lead to 50 minutes 35 seconds. Spaniard Sainz, himself the Dakar winner in 2010, rode a conservative stage as he started with a lead of almost an hour over 2015 champion Nasser Al-Attiyah   Read More ...