Harambee Stars camp in France plans put on hold - Futaa

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has revealed the intended plan to have Harambee Stars camp in France has been put hold after Cameroon was stripped the AFCON 2019 hosting rights. FKF President Nick Mwendwa revealed they chose France since it ...-- https://www.futaa.com/article/168942/harambee-stars-camp-in-france-plans-put-on-hold

John Bolton says he knew in advance Huawei executive would be arrested - The Guardian

National security adviser said US had long been concerned about role of Chinese tech companies in theft of technological knowhow. Julian Borger in Washington and Lily Kuo in Beijing. Thu 6 Dec 2018 18.21 EST Last modified on Thu 6 Dec 2018 18.23 EST.-- https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/06/john-bolton-huawei-cfo-meng-wanzhou-arrest-extradition-us

Why primary teachers' college exam results should worry Kenyans - The Standard

We spend an inordinate amount of time, resources and money looking at how to improve the quality of education in our schools. We are always worried about both the process and the outcome. ALSO READ: CBA in merger talks with rival NIC Bank.-- https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001305313/why-primary-teachers-college-exam-results-should-worry-kenyans

Makueni marks milestone in maternal health - The Star, Kenya

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta talks to a mother at the Makueni Mother and Child Hospital in Wote, Makueni county, yesterday /PSCU. Makueni county has taken a step closer to achieving Universal Health Coverage through its modern mother and child facility.-- https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/12/07/makueni-marks-milestone-in-maternal-health_c1862178

Dashcam footage captures narrow escape for couple from roadside machete attack - NEWS.com.au

Shocking footage shows a group of machete-wielding bandits chasing an American couple on a dusty road in Kenya. Bryant Swenson and his wife Lauren, from Utah, were driving near Mai Mahiu on November 30 when three masked men attacked their car.-- https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/dashcam-footage-captures-narrow-escape-for-couple-from-roadside-machete-attack/news-story/8b01044df79499784c247d1dfe385deb

Stand-off over DPP's appointment of Queens Counsel to lead case against Mwilu - The Standard

State counsel Dorcas Oduor and Queen's Counsel Khawar Qureshi in a Milimani court. [George Njunge, Standard]. The decision by the State to introduce a Queen's Counsel to lead the case against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu prompted a stand-off ...-- https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001305337/stand-off-over-dpp-s-appointment-of-queens-counsel-to-lead-case-against-mwilu

Dow stages comeback from deep losses fueled by uncertainty on US-China trade deal - Washington Post

U.S. stock markets on Thursday spent most of the day deep in the red in an across-the-board rout triggered by the prospect that a U.S.-China trade deal was in jeopardy. Investor angst was fueled by the arrest of a Chinese executive that further ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/dow-extends-deep-losses-triggered-by-uncertainty-on-us-china-trade-deal/2018/12/06/4b946f8e-f95c-11e8-8c9a-860ce2a8148f_story.html

Four al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia air strike - The Star, Kenya

Al Shabaab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishu from their training camp south of the capital in this October 21 photo. /REUTERS. The US military said it killed four militants in an air strike against al Shabaab militants in the ...-- https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/12/06/four-al-shabaab-militants-killed-in-somalia-air-strike_c1861840

UK medical support to largest UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan continues after hospital handover to Vietnam - GOV.UK

As one of the 5 permanent members of the Security Council, the UK has demonstrated its commitment to international security within the United Nations (UN) since its inception in 1945. Financially, the UK is the sixth-largest contributor to both the ...-- https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-medical-support-to-largest-un-peacekeeping-mission-in-south-sudan-continues-after-hospital-handover-to-vietnam

FKF promises Migne huge bonus ahead of Afcon finals - Daily Nation

Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne is set to earn a staggering Sh30 million bonus if his charges win next year's Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in the country's history. The French coach is basking in the glory after guiding Kenya to the ...-- https://www.nation.co.ke/sports/football/windfall-migne-harambee-stars-afcon/1102-4884436-ri1fq9/index.html

Isuzu says has capacity to make 30 mass transit buses monthly - Daily Nation

Isuzu East Africa will assemble up to 30 high-capacity vehicles a month for the planned bus rapid transit system (BRT) in Nairobi, the latest indication that the move to have separate lanes is still on course. The firm's director for manufacturing ...and more »-- https://www.nation.co.ke/business/Isuzu-says-has-capacity-to-make-30-mass-transit-buses-monthly/996-4884700-clgunxz/index.html

CBA in merger talks with rival NIC Bank - The Standard

The Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) which is associated with the Kenyatta family has started talks that will see it merge with NIC Group in what promises to be the corporate buyout of the year. In a joint statement late yesterday, the two lenders said ...-- https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001305303/cba-in-merger-talks-with-rival-nic-bank

Kenya Airways has postponed launch of direct flights to Mogadishu - The Standard

Kenya airways has halted plans of direct flights to Mogadishu that was expected to begin on December 5, for the second time now. The airline through a statement, said that the decision was arrived at due to delays in getting additional airline well as ...-- https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001305221/kenya-airways-has-postponed-launch-of-direct-flights-to-mogadishu

Al-Shabab-Daesh rivalry erupts in Somalia - The Daily Star

NAIROBI: A bloody rivalry has emerged between extremist groups in Somalia as the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab hunts upstart fighters allied to Daesh (ISIS) who have begun demanding protection payments from major businesses, officials tell the Associated ...-- http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2018/Dec-07/471146-al-shabab-daesh-rivalry-erupts-in-somalia.ashx

Dow stages comeback from deep losses fueled by uncertainty on US-China trade deal - Washington Post

U.S. stock markets on Thursday spent most of the day deep in the red in an across-the-board rout triggered by the prospect that a U.S.-China trade deal was in jeopardy. Investor angst was fueled by the arrest of a Chinese executive that further ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/dow-extends-deep-losses-triggered-by-uncertainty-on-us-china-trade-deal/2018/12/06/4b946f8e-f95c-11e8-8c9a-860ce2a8148f_story.html

Four al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia air strike - The Star, Kenya

Al Shabaab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishu from their training camp south of the capital in this October 21 photo. /REUTERS. The US military said it killed four militants in an air strike against al Shabaab militants in the ...-- https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/12/06/four-al-shabaab-militants-killed-in-somalia-air-strike_c1861840

Kenya among 50 middle-income nations employing 16 million migrants - ILO - The Star, Kenya

Kenya has been grouped among 50 lower middle income countries in the world that have employed 16.6 million migrants, majority of them men. The latest International Labour Organisation report released on Wednesday reveals the number of migrants ...-- https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/12/06/kenya-among-50-middle-income-nations-employing-16-million-migrants-ilo_c1862228

Cameroon separatist leader goes on trial for terrorism - The Punch

A separatist leader from the anglophone west of Cameroon went on trial on Thursday on charges of “terrorism” and “secession” over unrest that has claimed hundreds of lives. Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, president of the self-declared “Republic of Ambazonia ...-- https://punchng.com/cameroon-separatist-leader-goes-on-trial-for-terrorism/

Liberia electricity crisis: 'About 60 per cent of power stolen' - The Star, Kenya

People are stealing about 60 per cent of the electricity generated in Liberia annually by making illegal connections to their homes and businesses, the state-owned power utility has said. The theft caused annual losses of about $35m (£27m), Liberia ...and more »-- https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/12/06/liberia-electricity-crisis-about-60-per-cent-of-power-stolen_c1861860

Poll: Majority of voters worried about climate change - Politico

A new poll shows most voters side with elements of the federal government that sounded the alarm last month in a dire report on climate change rather than with the head of that government — and the nation's leading climate-change denier — President ...-- https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/06/morning-consult-poll-voters-climate-change-1046063

South Sudan army, rebels mend ties via face-to-face meetings - Xinhua

File photo shows South Sudan's military band performs music during peace celebrations in Juba, capital of South Sudan, on Oct. 31, 2018. (Xinhua/Wang Teng). JUBA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ongoing face-to-face meetings between South Sudan's rival armed ...-- http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/06/c_137655552.htm

Sunshine and highs in lower-30s Thursday in Topeka - The Topeka Capital-Journal

Look for mostly sunny skies with a high around 33 degrees Thursday in Topeka. More sunshine and highs in the mid-30s are in the forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here is the seven-day outlook from the National Weather Service: • Today: A slight ...-- https://www.cjonline.com/news/20181206/sunshine-and-highs-in-lower-30s-thursday-in-topeka

Bandits ambush, kill Turkana officials in renewed attacks - Daily Nation

Two Turkana County government officials have been shot dead by suspected bandits from West Pokot as deadly fights recur on the Turkana-West Pokot border. The suspected retaliatory attack came hours after a seven-year-old boy was shot and killed at ...and more »-- https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/turkana/Bandits-kill-2-Turkana-County-officials-/1183330-4883722-ba5ity/index.html

WATCH: Moment panga-wielding thugs attempted to rob American couple - Nairobi News

A video has been shared online capturing the moment an American couple narrowly escaped machete-wielding thugs last Friday on an earth road in Mai Mahiu. The dashcam video shows Bryant Swenson and his wife Lauren driving down the road when ...-- https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/watch-moment-panga-wielding-thugs-attempted-to-rob-american-couple/

Uganda's ban on porn sites takes effect - Daily Nation

Uganda internet service providers finally blocked pornography websites in fulfilment of a directive issued by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). Pornhub, Xvideos and Youporn are among 25 of the 27 banned websites that cannot be accessed ...and more »-- https://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Uganda-blocks-porn-sites/1066-4883420-kw0gbtz/index.html

Rebel ODM MPs Dori and Jumwa seek Raila pardon - nation.co.ke

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday asked members of the party to avoid 2022 succession politics, a day after the party recommended the expulsion of two vocal MPs for backing Deputy President William Ruto's State ...-- https://mobile.nation.co.ke/news/politics/Jumwa-seeks-Raila-pardon/3126390-4883158-eth18m/index.html

Burundi asks UNHRC to leave country - The Standard

The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP. The government on Wednesday sent a verbal note to resident UN coordinator Garry ...-- https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001305286/burundi-asks-unhrc-to-leave-country

Wanavuta Bhangi kupindukia! Samburu residents protest over violent children smoking weed and terrorizing them - Ghafla!

As much as some may want it legalized, Samburu residents would rather not. Samburu East Sub County residents on Wednesday staged protests against rampant selling and consumption of marijuana in Wamba town which has led to increased crime rates.and more »-- http://www.ghafla.com/ke/wanavuta-bhangi-kupindukia-samburu-residents-protest-over-violent-children-smoking-weed-and-terrorizing-them/

Four al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia air strike - The Star, Kenya

Al Shabaab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishu from their training camp south of the capital in this October 21 photo. /REUTERS. The US military said it killed four militants in an air strike against al Shabaab militants in the ...-- https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/12/06/four-al-shabaab-militants-killed-in-somalia-air-strike_c1861840

Kenya beaches voted among world's best - Daily Nation

Five of the country's beaches — Diani, Mombasa, Watamu, Chale Island and Shela — featured in the Top 50 African Beaches Category by Flightnetwork.com, an online travel publication. The publication ranked 400 of the world's top beaches with the help ...and more »-- https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Kenya-beaches-voted-among-world-best/1056-4883176-8ymwe6/index.html

Earth needs climate 'reality check', space pioneer warns - Daily Nation

The world needs a "reality check" on the threat posed by climate change, NASA astronaut Mae Jemison said Tuesday at a UN summit to chart mankind's path away from runaway global warming. Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, brought a ...and more »-- https://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/health/Earth-needs-climate-reality-check/1954202-4883258-7e5bnbz/index.html

JUST BRENDA: My girlfriend has blocked all my numbers - Daily Nation

Hi Brenda,. I'm a 26-year-old man. For close to two months, I was in a relationship with a woman aged 25. We are both working – she works as a secretary in a school, and I work as a teacher in a different school but in the same neighbourhood. In the ...and more »-- https://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/family/My-girlfriend-has-blocked-all-my-numbers/1954198-4883398-s03ycs/index.html

Kenya seeks to leverage on China's industrial technology to boost exports - China Knowledge

Dec 06, 2018 (China Knowledge) - Vice chairman of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) has voiced out the interest of the Kenya's business community in leveraging on the Chinese industrial technology to boost exports amidst stiff ...and more »-- https://www.chinaknowledge.com/News/DetailNews/83170/Kenya-seeks-to-leverage-on-China%25E2%2580%2599s-industrial-technology-to-boost-exports

FTSE 100 hits two-year low as Huawei arrest rattles markets – business live - The Guardian

Ouch! Britain's FTSE 100 has fallen by over 80 points at the start of trading, a drop of 1.2%. That takes the blue-chip index of top shares in the City down to 6840 points, its lowest level in two years. The FTSE 100 since December 2016 Photograph: ...-- https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2018/dec/06/huawei-arrest-markets-meng-wanzhou-opec-oil-production-business-live