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Spotlight: 'Our Ethiopia' Video Contest Promoting Tolerance Through Open & Constructive ...

5 hours 22 min ago
New York (TADIAS) — A timely video contest is underway in Ethiopia giving young people a chance to imagine a more tolerant and peaceful future country. Open to all Ethiopians and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa the short film competition challenges both established and ...
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U19 Cricket World Cup: Kenya to play Sri Lanka in Plate contest

6 hours 7 min ago
A see-sawing first-innings contest between West Indies and Kenya yesterday ended with the Full Member side decidedly on top thanks to a superb Alick Athanaze hundred before Bhaskar Yadram and Jeavor Royal rammed home their advantage, securing victory by 222 runs. Kenya, fourth-placed in ...
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Unanimous Supreme Court judgement that left most governors shaken

6 hours 18 min ago
Embu Governor Martin Wambora when he appeared before the Senate Special Committee on Monday February 11, 2014 over his impeachment. [Boniface Okendo|Standard]. Governors will now live in perpetual fear of their county assemblies after the Supreme Court barred courts from interfering with ...
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TSC now removes Sossion, Milemba from teachers roll

6 hours 18 min ago
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has de-registered top officials of the teachers' unions who have joined politics. The Commission this week wrote to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General Wilson Sossion and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) ...
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Family of abducted pilots plead with Government to intervene

6 hours 18 min ago
The fate of two Kenyan pilots abducted in South Sudan lies in the hands exiled former Vice President, Riek Machar. The governor of Akobo, a region under the control of Sudan People's Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) allied to Machar, told The Saturday Standard that Captain Frank Njoroge ...
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Kenya humble hosts India to reach final: Nikki Ngugi opened the score sheet

6 hours 18 min ago
Kenya humbled India Polo Association (IPA) 9-3 in the semis to glide into the final of Third Statehood Day Women's Polo Tournament in Manipur, India, on Friday evening. Kenya will battle United States of America (USA), who edged out tournament favourites Australia 3-2 in the second semis, in a do or ...
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Revealed: Undercover walk insider KNH reveals telling reality

6 hours 18 min ago
Kenya's largest referral hospital has been in the cross fires over the past few days with allegations of sexual harassment within its maternity wing grabbing the headlines and taking hospital's heads into a spin. The social media posts alleged that the commute between the institution's maternity wing and ...
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State hoped to enable consumers access relatively low priced power

6 hours 18 min ago
When the Jubilee administration came to power in 2013, one of its key promises was bringing down the cost of electricity. Through investments in power infrastructure, the Government hoped to enable consumers and industry access relatively low priced power and at the same time get more people ...
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Ethiopia Should Release All Political Detainees, UN Says

7 hours 14 min ago
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says it welcomes Ethiopia's decision this week to release 115 detainees, including several leading political figures. But it says the government should free all those imprisoned for holding opposing opinions. One of those freed Wednesday was ...
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Rwanda, Tanzania to jointly mobilise funds for SGR

7 hours 16 min ago
Ministers for Infrastructure of Rwanda and Tanzania yesterday met in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to consider implementation of the countries' joint 521kilometre Isaka-Kigali Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project which is estimated to cost $2.5 billion. Besides adoption of feasibility studies already ...
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Mounting Political Tensions Around Eritrea – At Home and Abroad

7 hours 25 min ago
BRUSSELS (IDN) – The political situation around Eritrea is evolving rapidly, in the Horn of Africa as well as in Europe. Sudan closed the border with Eritrea and deployed troops amid rising tensions in the Horn. In the Netherlands, the top diplomat of Eritrea has been declared 'persona non grata' over ...
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Zambians not barred from entering Tanzania-Malanji

10 hours 3 min ago
Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Malanji says reports circulating on social media that Zambians have been barred from entering Tanzania following the outbreak of Cholera in the country are false. Mr. Malanji explained that both Zambians and Tanzanians are freely crossing the border between the two ...
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How Kenya have maintained domination in long-distance running

10 hours 37 min ago
Kenyan runners often take to the sport at a young age. The prospect of a better life also spurs them to put in the hard yards. other sports Updated: Jan 20, 2018 22:16 IST. Bihan Sengupta Hindustan Times, Mumbai. Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the gold medal in Marathon at the 2016 Olympics.
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Ethiopia's PM supports establishing Egyptian industrial zone in Ethiopia

10 hours 39 min ago
CAIRO – 20 January 2018: Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has agreed to support the request of Ahmed el-Sewedy, head of the Egyptian-Ethiopian Business Council, to set up an Egyptian industrial zone in Ethiopia, head of the SME association AISME Alaa el-Sakty said Saturday.
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Tata Mumbai Marathon: Ethiopia's Solomon Deksisa leads a strong men's field

10 hours 59 min ago
Ethiopia's Solomon Deksisa leads a strong men's field for the Tata Mumbai Marathon, while Bornes Kitur will defend her title at the IAAF Silver Label road race on Sunday (21). Four men who have run faster than 2:07:00 and six women who have gone faster than 2:29:00 will be on the start line. Deksisa ...
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One Take on Djibouti: 'World War III Will Start Here'

11 hours 10 min ago
In this photo provided by the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and U.S. Air Force, U.S. Airmen from the 449th Air Expeditionary Group load pallets of medical and humanitarian aid supplies, to... (Staff Sgt. Gustavo Castillo/U.S. Air Force via AP). (Newser) – The US has a single full-scale military ...
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Ethiopia Premier League: Dedebit to face St George in early title showdown

11 hours 44 min ago
Week 12 fixtures of the Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) are to be staged over the weekend across the country. Title contenders Dedebit (the Blues) will face defending champions St. George, while Ethiopia Coffee are to take on Hawassa City at Addis Ababa Stadium. Marred by inconsistences, EPL ...
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NASA MPs have up to Monday to sign affidavit

11 hours 55 min ago
Fifty-four NASA MPs have up to Monday to sign the swearing-in affidavit or find themselves in a list of shame to be published next week. Only 100 MPs had signed the affidavit by Friday out of NASA's 154 lawmakers in both Houses of Parliament. Kakamega Senator Cleopa Malala, who is spearheading ...
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Kenya thrashes Nigeria 5-0 in Hockey championships

13 hours 3 min ago
Reigning African champions Telkom began well the defense of their title by thrashing Yobe Desert Queens of Nigeria 5-0 in the Africa cup for club championships which kicked off Saturday in Accra, Ghana. Audrey Omaido and Lucy Wangeci were among the scorers for the holders who are looking to ...
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Swimmers representing Kenya in Dubai championship picked

13 hours 3 min ago
Matthew Michuki, Wanjiru Ng'ang'a and Thaila Davies are some of the swimmers who booked a ticket to represent Kenya in the upcoming Dubai international swimming championship. The three swimmers emerged victorious in their respective categories as the Nairobi qualifiers entered day one at ...
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