Monday, January 17, 2022
Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election is set to affect Africa’s 1.3 billion people on issues ranging from climate change and immigration to women’s health and human rights, according to academics and analysts. Under the Trump administration,...
It’s not easy to get a sitting president to leave office. In some cases, corruption, violence, and institutional inertia have conspired to keep some African presidents in office for decades. In other cases, the sheer weight of going up against...
Over a week ago, Kenyan authorities deported Jamaican-born Muslim cleric Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips, invariably demonised by the media as a “radical”. The Qatar-based preacher was scheduled to meet Muslim leaders and address an education conference in Nairobi. He...
Friday morning March 18 found The Standard senior political writer Juma Kwayera seated at his desk doing a story. He was busy interviewing a source by telephone when his mobile phone rang. The number looked vaguely familiar, but he...
Why war on hate speech is hard to win. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission says last year it received two to three complaints a day about hate speech. Police, on the other hand, say they get more alerts. Following...
‘The Latin Americans, while conscious of their different historical experience, soon became aware that the practical issues for them were remarkably similar to those of the Africans and Asians’…..Gary MacEoin. Just as in the case of Africa, the Latin American...
By: Son Gyoh -Development practitioner Now that the euphoria of the US political revolution is settling in and the enigma, Barack is poised to take charge, it is time for deep reflections, for those of us who this victory means...
The world we live in is hastily changing before our very own eyes yet many of us are blinded by the things around us that have been designed to do exactly that, and that has got to stop. The...

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Kenya Suspends All Passenger Flights from Dubai

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Gunmen Kill 140 People in Nigeria

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Portugal National Arrested Smuggling 100Kg of Gold through Kenya

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11 Arrested Over Selling Human Meat in Nigeria

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9 People Killed in Capsized Boat in Pemba

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Kenya to Expose Billionaires Hiding Wealth Abroad

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Congolese Singer Gen Defao is Dead

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