Chicago celebrates teen who joined university at 10, at 17 years earned PhD from Arizona State

Chicago celebrates teen who joined university at 10, at 17 years earned PhD from Arizona State

Tillman earned a bachelor’s in humanities from New York’s Excelsior College in 2018. About two years later, she earned her master’s of science from Unity College in Maine before being accepted in 2021 into Arizona State’s Behavioural Health Management Programme.

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Politics or banditry: Speculation rife as Kenya’s military chief dies in suspect helicopter crash

Politics or banditry: Speculation rife as Kenya’s military chief dies in suspect helicopter crash

Gen Ogolla, 61, was on a tour of the country’s troubled western region that has seen frequent attacks by local bandits. He was appointed Kenya’s Chief of Defence Forces in April last year after Gen Robert Kibochi retired.

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Explainer: How UN food security agency uses deaths and malnutrition to declare famine

Explainer: How UN food security agency uses deaths and malnutrition to declare famine

In the 21st century, climate-related famines have largely been averted thanks to an innovative tool to track acute hunger, developed during the crisis in Somalia in 2004 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and now used by humanitarian agencies worldwide. This initiative is called the Integrated Security Phase Classification or IPC.

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Police in Nairobi drop probe into allegations Worldcoin illegally obtained Kenyans’ data

Police in Nairobi drop probe into allegations Worldcoin illegally obtained Kenyans’ data

Worldcoin is being rolled out by Tools for Humanity, a company co-founded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. Its website says it has signed up 5.7 million users across more than 160 countries.

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Somalia wants withdrawal of African peacekeepers delayed further as fears Islamist resurgence rise

Somalia wants withdrawal of African peacekeepers delayed further as fears Islamist resurgence rise

The European Union and United States, the top funders of the AU force in Somalia, have sought to reduce the peacekeeping operation due to concerns about long-term financing and sustainability, four diplomatic sources and a senior Ugandan official said.

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Over 4,000 die of snakebites, 7,000 are paralysed every year as it is hard to find cure in Kenya

Over 4,000 die of snakebites, 7,000 are paralysed every year as it is hard to find cure in Kenya

Kenya imports antivenom from Mexico and India, but antivenom is usually region-specific, meaning a treatment in one region might not effectively treat snakebites in another. Part of the work of Maranga and colleague Fredrick Angotte is extracting venom from one of Africa’s most dangerous snakes, the black mamba. The venom can help produce the next generation of antivenom.

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Police fire teargas, water cannons at tax protesters in Nairobi as demos sweep Kenya

Police fire teargas, water cannons at tax protesters in Nairobi as demos sweep Kenya

Protesters say the tax rises will hurt the economy and raise the cost of living for Kenyans who are already struggling to make ends meet. A parliamentary panel urged the government on Tuesday to scrap some new taxes proposed in its finance bill, including new ones on car ownership, bread, cooking oil and financial transactions. The panel also recommended that a fuel tax towards road maintenance be increased.

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India lays out plans for increased trade and medical technology cooperation with Kenya

India lays out plans for increased trade and medical technology cooperation with Kenya

Rohit Vadhwana revealed that very soon of some of the biggest hospitals in India would set base in Kenya triggering more investments of the Asian country. He said there was need for a roundtable between Kenya and India to explore more areas business cooperation particularly in the healthcare sector noting that India was the largest investor in Kenya and a systemic approach would enhance trade between the two countries.

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My beef with Uganda’s ‘educated fools’: University professors steal and thievery thrives in highest institutions of learning

My beef with Uganda’s ‘educated fools’: University professors steal and thievery thrives in highest institutions of learning

If we are to be effective in dealing with the educated looters and/or educated thieves, we must embrace Bet Kamya’s (IGG’s) or Singapore’s successful method of fighting corruption: the Life Style Approach, which matches legitimate income to the riches of the educated looter or educated thief. Later will be too late. Anything else may relapse into pettifoggery in the courtrooms, with most educated looters and educated thieves cleared of any wrong doing even if there is overwhelming evidence that what they have is not commensurate with their legitimate income, and must have been accumulated only by taking what is not theirs by virtue of their offices.

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Conflict-related sexual violence is the only crime for which society is more apt to blame victims than perpetrators

Conflict-related sexual violence is the only crime for which society is more apt to blame victims than perpetrators

It’s very hard to talk about the actual prevalence of conflict-related sexual violence. Just to give you one example, last year in my report to the Secretary-General, I highlighted less than 1,000 cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for 2022. When I saw the data from UNICEF talking about 32,000 cases and the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, with 38,000 cases for the same year, I really panicked. So, I had to go to the DRC to update my data and to explain the context, the security and access challenges faced in documenting these cases.

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Palestinian medics report Israeli tanks pushing deeper into Rafah, where they killed eight people

Palestinian medics report Israeli tanks pushing deeper into Rafah, where they killed eight people

Israeli forces have laid waste to much of Gaza and seized most of the Palestinian territory but have yet to achieve Israel’s stated goal of wiping out Hamas and freeing Israeli hostages. Medics and Hamas media said eight Palestinians were killed in Al-Mawasi and many families fled north in panic. They did not identify the fatalities, and the Israeli military said it was looking into the report.

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Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in for second and last term as South African president

Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in for second and last term as South African president

Dignitaries attending the inauguration included King Mswati III of Eswatini, Nigeria President Bola Tinubu, Zimbabwe President Emerson Mnangagwa and former Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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Sudan accuses UAE of fuelling war with weapons to paramilitary rivals, but the Gulf state denies allegations

Sudan accuses UAE of fuelling war with weapons to paramilitary rivals, but the Gulf state denies allegations

Sudanese Ambassador Al-Harith Mohamed accused the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces of “destructively launching” its war with the Sudanese military and attacking civilians, aided by weapons from the UAE.

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