Mikel Arteta’s Gunners said to have settled on confirmed assassin with the ammo to spill opposition blood

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners said to have settled on confirmed assassin with the ammo to spill opposition blood

Arsenal are expected to install a Premier League hitman as their top striker target, and the attributes he would bring would fit Mikel Arteta’s system like a glove, according to a report in The Sun. The Gunners are poised to experience a mini overhaul in their forward ranks over the...

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Ronaldo may’ve brought Man United 600m new followers on social media, but has killed style and flair

Ronaldo may’ve brought Man United 600m new followers on social media, but has killed style and flair

Take one look at Manchester United’s Twitter account these days and supporters could be forgiven for thinking Cristiano Ronaldo’s public relations team had staged a permanent takeover. United’s social media team are capitalising on the return of the most followed footballer on earth, with Ronaldo bringing goals and 600million loyal...

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Wobbly: Economy hurting as Kenya’s president and deputy trade accusations of graft in energy sector

Wobbly: Economy hurting as Kenya’s president and deputy trade accusations of graft in energy sector

With no elections at stake to lose, Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has trained his eyes on cartels in the energy industry said to be fleecing consumers through hefty electricity and fuel rates. His targets, Deputy President William Ruto and allies have been on the receiving for end allegedly fronting companies...

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Fuelled graft: Energy minister’s suspect appointments that were met with Kenya president’s cabinet reshuffle

Fuelled graft: Energy minister’s suspect appointments that were met with Kenya president’s cabinet reshuffle

A flurry of correspondence that question the manner in which Director General of Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) Daniel Kiptoo Bargoria rose to the helm of the strategic state agency can help shed light on what transpired prior to President Uhuru Kenyatta moved three cabinet secretaries and a select...

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Sanctions on Afghanistan: ‘There should be no excuse for a repeat of the errors from previous embargoes’

Sanctions on Afghanistan: ‘There should be no excuse for a repeat of the errors from previous embargoes’

The international community is waiting to see what a Taliban-led government will mean for Afghanistan and its people. But one thing is certain: new sanctions are on the horizon, and they will be broad, hard-hitting, and long-lasting. They will be imposed when political incentives or economic levers fail to deliver...

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Kenya’s President Kenyatta and Gabon’s President Bongo top list of African leaders with stolen assets in offshore tax havens

Kenya’s President Kenyatta and Gabon’s President Bongo top list of African leaders with stolen assets in offshore tax havens

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ali Bongo of Gabon top the list of African leaders named in the Pandora Papers investigation as hiding assets in offshore tax havens. Incidentally, the two are friends, with President having visited Nairobi in 2016 in a show of solidarity. Kenya’s President Kenyatta is known...

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Pork barrel politics: It’s guaranteed Kenya’s deputy president will control national resources and wealth

Pork barrel politics: It’s guaranteed Kenya’s deputy president will control national resources and wealth

A closer scrutiny of Kenya Deputy President William Ruto’s activities, says ruling Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, reveals a pattern of corruption activities and politically-motivated scams amounting to billions of dollars. Mr Tuju alleged in a recent statement and press conference that Mr Ruto’s excesses threaten the East African...

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Infighting in presidency offers rare peek into fiercely defended economic crimes by Kenya’s power barons

Infighting in presidency offers rare peek into fiercely defended economic crimes by Kenya’s power barons

Kenya Deputy President William is increasingly coming under fire for his alleged involvement in corruption and related economic crimes that run into billions of dollars. After nearly two years of running a campaign that was premised on hoisting the poor and downtrodden to economic glory via “Hustler Nation” slogan he...

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Islamic States militia taking advantage of ethnic hostilities to fan atrocities in Niger Delta – reports

Islamic States militia taking advantage of ethnic hostilities to fan atrocities in Niger Delta – reports

Niger government officials have sought to downplay the ethnic colouration of recent massacres in Niger Delta. Although Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) has recruited mostly from Fulani groups, officials point out that ethnic Zarma and members of other communities have also joined them. Still, local analysts and residents...

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As extremism deepens, Americans consider ‘ranked-choice reforms’ to make politics less toxic

As extremism deepens, Americans consider ‘ranked-choice reforms’ to make politics less toxic

It is arguably the most important single question in US politics today: How can the United States halt its downward spiral into extremism, gridlock and cross-partisan hatred? For many advocates, a critical piece of the answer is the electoral reform known as ranked-choice voting. “It reduces the incentive to be...

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