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Uber drivers march to Parliament, demand new rules, revised rates

The Star, Kenya - ‎5 hours ago‎
Uber drivers marched to Parliament on Thursday in a demand for rules for fair operation and the revision of rates. They said they would camp outside Parliament buildings to present a petition to the National Assembly.

New Somali prime minister named

Daily Mail - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Hassan Ali Kheyre, a former aid worker and oil executive, was named prime minister of Somalia on Thursday by the country's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Aviation authority paid eight times cost of building wall, auditor-general says

Daily Nation - ‎18 hours ago‎
Auditor-General Edward Ouko (left) with Deputy Auditor-General David Gichana at Nairobi Serena Hotel in September, 2016. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

Sector worsens as health workers strike

KDRTV - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Health workers in Mombasa have downed their tools, demanding allowances, resolution of salary discrepancies and an end to discrimination.

NASA team retreats to hammer out rules on joint presidential candidate

The Star, Kenya - ‎19 hours ago‎
National Super Alliance Coalition principals Raila Odinga (L) of ODM and Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper Party at Okoa Kenya Offices during the signing of their agreement that they will use to face the Jubilee Party on February 22, 2017.

Matiang'i, KNEC 'colluded to fail' 2016 KCSE candidates, Sossion tells MPs

The Star, Kenya - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A file photo of KNUT secretary general Wilson Sossion before the National Assembly Education Committee. /HEZRON NJOROGE. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email.

EU clarifies its role in Kenya elections

Daily Nation - ‎9 hours ago‎
Four young men have been found strangled and dumped in a vehicle at a garage in Gitaru, Kikuyu, Kiambu County. Police say the vehicle, which was parked at the garage on Wednesday morning, spent the whole day there without mechanics inspecting its ...

Nairobi campaign rules: No voter listing banners or mother tongue use at rallies

The Star, Kenya - ‎1 hour ago‎
John Ntoiti, City Hall chief administration officer, during an interview at his office, February 23, 2017. /JULIUS OTIENO. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email.

Nigeria's ruling politicians jostle for power in Buhari's absence

Financial Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
President Muhammadu Buhari's five-week absence from Nigeria has triggered political jockeying within his ruling party as concerns grow about his health and capacity to lead.

South Africa plans drive against illegal foreign workers

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
South African officials will inspect workplaces to see if firms are employing undocumented foreigners, the home affairs minister says.

Named and shamed: The streets where Cape Town is cracking down on water guzzlers

Times LIVE - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Thirty-six fines were issued this week to consumers who contravened water restrictions in Cape Town. Save & Share. Tweet · Email · Print.

Save SA urges SA to reject Molefe's appointment to Parly

Eyewitness News - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The civil society group has called on the public to reject and protest against the appointment of Brain Molefe to Parliament. FILE: Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Cut in two: travels along the US-Mexico border – a photo essay

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Borderproject2017 aims to document life on both sides of the US/Mexico border. Three AFP photographers, Jim Watson, Yuri Cortez, and Guillermo Arias, spent ten days travelling along the 2,000 mile frontier from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Kanu will support Uhuru re-election, Salat says after NEC meeting

The Star, Kenya - ‎4 hours ago‎
Kanu secretary general Nick Salat with party leader Gideon Moi after their meeting at Lake Nakuru Lodge, February 23, 2017. /STEVE WAMBUGU.

Want to fly directly from Kenya to the US? Book your tickets

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog) - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 - Long awaited direct flights between Kenya and the United States inched closer as the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport attained Category One status.

Kenya: Legal Ailment for Doctors' Talks After Revelations By Ex-PS - ‎9 hours ago‎
Nairobi - Negotiations to end the 80-day doctors' strike suffered a major setback after its legality was brought into question when former Public Health and Sanitation Principal Secretary Mark Bor confirmed that he signed the controversial Collective ...

Report recommends Safaricom should be broken up - Business Daily

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
NAIROBI A report commissioned by Kenya's telecoms regulator recommends breaking Safaricom up into separate telecoms and financial services businesses because the firm is too dominant, Kenya's Business Daily newspaper said on Thursday.

This Water Man In Kenya Drives Hours To Save Countless Thirsty Animals

TopYaps - ‎2 hours ago‎
To save the Kenyan wildlife from severe drought, a Kenyan farmer named Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua has become a friend for the wild animals in Kenya's Tsavo West National Park.

Nissan Savior Ghosn Hands Keys to New CEO to Focus on Alliance

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
Carlos Ghosn, one of the auto industry's most celebrated turnaround artists, is relinquishing his CEO role at Nissan Motor Co.

Hotel booking firm expands to flight order placement

The Star, Kenya - ‎4 hours ago‎
Online hotel booking company Jumia Travel has launched flight services for local and international travellers across the world. This development has coincided with the second forum of the Africa Aviation Summit, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda.

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

Laredo Morning Times - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1.

The Paris Agreement is bigger than Trump ... isn't it?

CNN - ‎Feb 22, 2017‎
John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion who focuses on climate change and social justice. Follow him on Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to his email newsletter.

Meitu's new T8 phone gave me baby skin

The Verge - ‎20 hours ago‎
Meitu, the Chinese company behind the viral selfie app, has released phones in China since 2013. These devices come in a variety of funky colors, are instantly recognizable by their signature hexagonal shape, and always prominently feature the camera.

Google fights online trolls with new tool - ‎35 minutes ago‎
The Internet can be an ugly place - one where the mere act of expressing an opinion can result in a barrage of name-calling, harassment and sometimes threats of violence.

I cheated to save my marriage, says pregnant Jackline Mwende

Daily Nation - ‎Feb 21, 2017‎
Jackline Mwende during the interview at her new home in Kathama village, Machakos County, on February 21, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

Singer Akothee pregnant with baby number six?

SDE Entertainment News (satire) (press release) (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
If her post is anything to go by then flamboyant songstress singer Akothee is pregnant. The mother of five sometime in late August 2016 lost her twins after collapsing at a train station in Geneva.

Sarah Hassan throws a lavish bride-to-be party in Nairobi before her big wedding

Ghafla!Kenya - ‎8 hours ago‎
Former Tahidi High actress Sarah Hassan is back in the country and judging from the way things are going…the lass is back to get married to her man.

Samir Nasri: Arsenal's players are to blame, not Arsene Wenger

ESPN FC - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The FC crew debate whether or not pressure will be deflected from Arsene Wenger should he lead Arsenal to the FA Cup title. Former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has defended under-fire Gunners manager Arsene Wenger, saying the club's lack of success ...

KPL: Fans air concerns over league kick-off delay - ‎9 hours ago‎
Football fans have joined fray to exhibit their discontent following the delay in kick-off date for Kenyan Premier League 2017 season.

Manny Pacquiao vs Amir Khan will be THE fight of 2017

Manchester Evening News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amir Khan is within touching distance of the superfight he's craved all of his career. And if his May showdown with Manny Pacquiao goes ahead, it will be the must-see clash of the year.

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

Long-term stress might make you fat, study says

Binghamton Homepage - ‎44 minutes ago‎
To find out, English researchers compared stress levels and body weight of more than 2,500 men and women over age 54 who participated in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Achievers In Class Are Likely To Smoke Pot And Drink: Study

Tech Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
In a new study, bright children at age 11 tended to have a lower risk of smoking but a higher likelihood of smoking pot and drinking than their less academically gifted peers.

Longevity in rich countries

The Economist (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
POPULATION forecasting is not simple. Demographers use mortality data—information about when people die and why—to estimate the likely life expectancy of people still alive.