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U.S. to Kenyan politicians: ”we’re monitoring what you’re saying, doing”

The U.S has expressed concerns over the heated electoral process in Kenya, saying it is monitoring the development and what politicians are doing. Heather Nauert, the Spokesperson U S. Department of State in a statement blamed actors on both sides for stoking tension ahead of the Oct. 26 polls. The major contenders in the poll are incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta ...

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Egypt conducts anal exams on suspected gay men

Egyptian youths, charged with "practicing debauchery with men", cover their faces as they walk into court in Cairo 19 Septmeber 2001. The defendants, mostly in their 20's were arrested 11 May, on a Nile riverboat nightclub. The court, whose verdict cannot be appealed, could sentence them to as much as five years in prison if convicted.   (Film)   AFP PHOTO/Amr MAHMOUD   / AFP PHOTO / AMR MAHMOUD

Authorities in Egypt recently carried out anal examinations on men suspected to be gay in order to determine whether they have had anal sex. In the last few weeks, Egyptian policemen have arrested about 22 people as part of a crackdown on gays after a rainbow flag was raised at an indie concert, say human rights activists. While at least ...

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Stop PDP from expelling me, Kashamu begs court

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Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, has begged the Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the disciplinary decisions taken by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, against him. He said all disciplinary steps, including the query dated September 7, 2017 issued to him and his referral to the Disciplinary Committee of the party, were in violation of ...

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Trump annuls mandatory Obamacare contraception coverage

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US President Donald Trump’s administration annulled on Friday an Obamacare provision that obliged employer health plans to pay for contraception. The move extends to all commercial enterprises an exemption already given to religious institutions. It expands “exemptions to protect moral convictions for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage” under Obamacare, a ...

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Spain’s Gas Natural moves headquarters out of Catalonia

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Spanish utility company Gas Natural said Friday it will move its legal headquarters from Barcelona to Madrid, the latest firm to leave Catalonia after the regional leaders threatened to declare independence. The energy company said it was making the move because of the “legal uncertainty” provoked by “the social and political events that have taken place in recent weeks in ...

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Deadly storm Nate hit Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras – kills 22

Nicaragua and Honduras

Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America with torrential rains that forced thousands from their homes, uprooted trees, knocked out bridges and turned roads into rivers, officials said Thursday. Forecasters predicted it will strengthen into a hurricane headed for Mexico and the United States. The country hardest hit by the storm that began Wednesday was ...

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Nnamdi Kanu has no means of livelihood – army

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The Nigerian Army has said the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has no means of livelihood, but used “propaganda” to make people believe him. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, stated this in Abuja, while rounding off a two-day media conference on the military’s enhancement of human rights. The army spokesman, who stressed ...

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