Groove Award Winners – Where Are They Now?

[Nation] The 12th Groove Awards ceremony will go down this Thursday at the KICC, Nairobi. This year’s nominees include Daddy Owen, Eko Dydda, Guardian Angel, Alice Kimanzi, Evelyn Wanjiru, Mercy Masika, Kelele Takatifu and Kambua. They were on a Groove…

[Nation] The 12th Groove Awards ceremony will go down this Thursday at the KICC, Nairobi. This year's nominees include Daddy Owen, Eko Dydda, Guardian Angel, Alice Kimanzi, Evelyn Wanjiru, Mercy Masika, Kelele Takatifu and Kambua. They were on a Groove tour from May 14 until last weekend, performing in different towns such as Machakos, Eldoret and Karatina. And as they approach the D-day , we take a look at previous winners, specifically artistes of the year, where they are now and what they are currently up to.

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Special Budget – The three priorities of the Budget more jobs, decent jobs and smart jobs

[L’Express] In a series of articles to be published in the wake of the upcoming Budget, Dr Rama Sithanen, economist and former Minister of Finance, argues that the credibility of the 2017-2018 Budget will be inescapably eroded if the Prime Minister Pra…

[L'Express] In a series of articles to be published in the wake of the upcoming Budget, Dr Rama Sithanen, economist and former Minister of Finance, argues that the credibility of the 2017-2018 Budget will be inescapably eroded if the Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth continues to announce a plethora of measures that he knows fully well will not or cannot be implemented as amply evidenced by the last two Budgets. T

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Workers Bid to Sue Mining Firm Flops

[The Herald] An attempt by over 900 SMM Holdings non-managerial workers’ to file a claim against the firm for salaries and benefits dating back to eight years ago has failed at the High Court.The company shut down its mining operations, Shabanie and Ma…

[The Herald] An attempt by over 900 SMM Holdings non-managerial workers' to file a claim against the firm for salaries and benefits dating back to eight years ago has failed at the High Court.The company shut down its mining operations, Shabanie and Mashava Mines in 2004 after Government annexed the assets from businessman Mr Mutumwa Mawere through a reconstruction order, alleging the company was State-indebted and insolvent.

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President Sirleaf Makes New Appointments in Govt

[Govt of Liberia] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made new appointments in government affecting the Liberia Intellectual Property Office, Liberia Broadcasting System, Grand Gedeh Community College and the Ministry of Internal Affairs(Local official…

[Govt of Liberia] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made new appointments in government affecting the Liberia Intellectual Property Office, Liberia Broadcasting System, Grand Gedeh Community College and the Ministry of Internal Affairs(Local officials). Those appointed are:

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Militiamen Force Youths to Have Haircuts in Khartoum, Omdurman

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Young travellers at El Soug El Shaabi bus station in Omdurman, and shoppers at the market in Khartoum North, were beaten and forced to submit to haircuts by members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Young travellers at El Soug El Shaabi bus station in Omdurman, and shoppers at the market in Khartoum North, were beaten and forced to submit to haircuts by members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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35 Children Raped in South Darfur in April, May – A-G

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -The South Darfur child prosecutor’s agency received 35 reports of rape against children in the state in April and May, according to a statement by the Ministry of Justice.

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -The South Darfur child prosecutor's agency received 35 reports of rape against children in the state in April and May, according to a statement by the Ministry of Justice.

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JEM Downplays Senior Leaders’ Return to Khartoum

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Yesterday senior leaders of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), led by Abubakar Hamid Nour and Suleiman Jamous returned to Khartoum but the Movement’s headquarters has downplayed the significance of their return.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Yesterday senior leaders of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), led by Abubakar Hamid Nour and Suleiman Jamous returned to Khartoum but the Movement's headquarters has downplayed the significance of their return.

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Call for Arab Tribes ‘Not to Participate in Sudan’s Divide-and-Rule Policy’

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Revolutionary Awakening Council in Sudan, led by Mousa Hilal, has called on “all Arab tribes in Darfur, Kordofan, and Blue Nile state to disobey the government’s military orders and refrain from participating in its war co…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Revolutionary Awakening Council in Sudan, led by Mousa Hilal, has called on "all Arab tribes in Darfur, Kordofan, and Blue Nile state to disobey the government's military orders and refrain from participating in its war convoys".

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UN Humanitarian Coordinator Announces Launch of Multi-Year Plan for Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i. Abdullah Fadil, today announced the launch of the Multi-Year Humanitarian Strategy 2017-2019 and the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i. Abdullah Fadil, today announced the launch of the Multi-Year Humanitarian Strategy 2017-2019 and the Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017.

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