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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

 

KENYA: Emirates has not suspended flights to Kenya unlike what Social Media is saying

Flights from Nairobi (NBO) to Dubai (DXB)Log in to earn and spend Skywards MilesAdvanced search Departure airport Arrival airport Departing – Returning Passengers Class Fly Emirates to experience our world-class service, award-winning inflight entertainment and gourmet cuisine from Nairobi (NBO) to Dubai (DXB). 14 weekly flights between Nairobi (NBO) and Dubai (DXB) Outbound from Nairobi (NBO) to Dubai (DXB)Departure16:35Nairobi (NBO)Emirates AirlinesFLIGHT NUMBEREK720 TOTAL JOURNEY5h 5mBoeing 777View servicesavailable on EK720Arrival22:40Dubai (DXB)DaysEK720 operates on following daysMondayMoTuesdayTuWednesdayWeThursdayThFridayFrSaturdaySaSundaySuDirect flightDeparture16:50Nairobi (NBO)Emirates AirlinesFLIGHT NUMBEREK720 TOTAL JOURNEY5hBoeing 777View servicesavailable on EK720Arrival22:50Dubai (DXB)DaysEK720 operates on following daysMondayMoTuesdayTuWednesdayWeThursdayThFridayFrSaturdaySaSundaySuDirect flightDeparture22:45NairobiRead More


KENYA: Fault lines slice through Great Rift Valley forcing families to flee

Fault line slices through Kenya’s Rift Valley, families flee MAI MAHIU, Kenya (Reuters) – Eliud Njoroge and his wife were inside their house in Kenya’s Rift Valley when a crack appeared in the cement floor and started spreading. A chasm suspected to have been caused by a heavy downpour along an underground fault-line is seen near the Rift Valley town of Mai Mahiu, Kenya March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya As they raced out they already knew it was more than a construction fault. Other cracks had started to appear onRead More


BOTSWANA: Khama steps down, Masisi takes over

Masisi to Lead Botswana as Khama Steps Down After a Decade BLOOMBERG – Ian Khama, a former army general who’s led Botswana for the past decade, will step down on Sunday, leaving his deputy Mokgweetsi Masisi in charge of the world’s second-biggest diamond producer until next year’s elections.While Masisi, 55, will inherit one of Africa’s wealthiest and best-governed nations, he’ll still have his hands full reducing the economy’s dependence on diamonds, creating jobs for the almost one in five workers who are unemployed and wooing more foreign investment. “A safeRead More


WORDS: History of Puppies, Puppets and Pupils

Three very different words that came from the same place MERRIAM – WEBSTER – For hundreds of years amateur etymologists have looked at words that share some initial group of letters, and based on little more than similarity have decided that they must share some origin. Such hunches are, sadly, frequently not correct. But often words like these which actually do share an origin have today drifted so far from each other in meaning that we no longer think of them as semantically related. As is the case with theRead More


KENYA: @MigunaMiguna hospitalised in Dubai via @UKenyatta killer squad with traitor @RailaOdinga

Dr Miguna Miguna in a Dubai hospital on March 29, 2018. His hand is also swollen after he was allegedly manhandled by police at JKIA, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY Miguna Miguna taken ill and hospitalised in Dubai, UAE DAILY NATION – Medical tests, he said, confirmed that police officers injured him as they bundled him into the plane on Wednesday evening. “I have severe pain on the left side of my chest, my left wrist, my right elbow and my feet,” he said. Lawyer Miguna Miguna has been hospitalised inRead More


DRCONGO: Life President Kabila probes rival Katumbi ahead of poll

AFP – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they are investigating an exiled opposition leader who has vowed to stand in December’s presidential elections. The announcement late Tuesday coincided with a demand by the UN Security Council that the elections — viewed as crucial for the stability of the troubled central African state — be staged with “credibility and inclusivity.” Public Prosecutor Flory Kabange Numbune told reporters the authorities had opened a judicial investigation into Moise Katumbi “so that he can answer for his deeds at theRead More


WORDS: Merrian-Webster word of the day MANTICORE

manticore noun | MAN-tih-kor DefinitioN: a legendary animal with the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a dragon or scorpion Did You Know? A mythical creature of ancient fables, the manticore keeps company with the better-known unicorn, dragon, and griffin. Descriptions of the manticore’s features sometimes differ (some accounts mention porcupine quills or poisonous spikes, for example; others depict the tail as having a serpent’s head), but the animal is by all accounts a dreadful beast. The word manticorecame to English through the GreekRead More


UGANDA: Case of twins with two different fathers per Bukedde TV

Dr. Achilla just shared the following in explanation of what was circulating earlier on Social Media among Ugandans. The link to the explanation is at the bottom. ——- Twins with two fathers are possible with heteroparental superfecundation and heteroparental superfetation. Superfecundation and superfetation are two rare events. Superfecundation or heteroparental superfecundation is the word for twins with separate fathers. Each twin has a separate father. For this to happen, two things have to happen: 1. You have to ovulate twice (dizyogtic). This is actually not so rare an probably happensRead More


DRCONGO: Museveni, Kagame share ideas on looting, plundering and killing in Congo

Museveni, Kagame share ideas on Congo war KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – President Yoweri Museveni over the weekend held bilateral discussions with his visiting Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame at State House, Entebbe. The Rwandan leader who is new African Union (AU) Chairman, was in the country on a one-day day working visit to brief President Museveni on the recent AU Summit in Kigali that resulted in the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area by 44 AU member countries paving the way for the creation of one African market. The otherRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: Japan donates USD $1M for de-mining

Japan donates US $1,000,000 to Mine Action in South Sudan Over the past six years, Japan has contributed over US $14 million to mine action operations in South Sudan JUBA, South Sudan, March 28, 2018/ — The Government of Japan has contributed US $1,000,000 for the mine action project “Enhancing the Humanitarian Mine Action Programme in South Sudan”. Over the past six years, Japan has contributed over US $14 million to mine action operations in South Sudan, enabling the clearance of 3,034,713 sqm of land, the removal of 20,180 explosiveRead More