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Protest demonstrations in Hong Kong despite the rise of the government | news

Hong Kong, China – Despite the city government's decision to suspend a controversial change in legislation that, according to critics, would undermine the much-vaunted autonomy of the city, thousands of residents gather in Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon. The planned march comes just one day after Carrie Lam, the head of Hong Kong, has taken a staggering turn by permanently …

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Papua New Guinea wants to become the "richest black nation"

By AFP More from this author Papua New Guinea's new Prime Minister has the ambitious goal of making one of the world's poorest countries the "richest black man" on earth in just a decade If national economies were like football teams, Papua New Guinea would be at the bottom of the table fighting to avoid a relegation battle. Violent crime …

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Production Costs and Global Duties – Main Challenges of the Key Sector: The Standard

Corruption has been the biggest challenge for sugar cane farmers in Kenya over the years, with high production costs being the other major problem that has never been addressed. In countries such as Mauritius, South Africa and Ethiopia, the answer to cutting costs was the development of early maturing varieties through research and development strategies. Farmers were unsure what roles …

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Ten officers killed in attack: The Standard

Garrisa County, United Kingdom on May 16, 2017. [File, Standard] Al-Shabaab attacks at Wajir East after their vehicle what blown up by an explosive yesterday morning.  Northeastern Regional Commissioner Mohamed Birik confirmed the attack, but said they could not ascertain the number of casualties due to network challenges in the area. Sunday Standard on the phone. "1945-1910" on the phone. …

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African child's day, which was classified as a child in times of violations: the standard

A boy asks drivers on the Uhuru Highway in Nairobi . [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Kenya today is associated with other countries, while Africa is reminiscent of the African child's day. This year's theme – Humanitarian Aid in Africa, Children's Rights First, aims to highlight the impact of humanitarian crises on children and their vulnerability. On the ground, children are still …

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The universities are staring at job losses, mergers in reforms: the standard

Grandaunts at Maseno University in 2018. Rotich sends the strongest indication that the government wants to shut down some colleges. [File, Standard] Panic has hit staff and administrators at public universities after the National Treasury Department gave strong indications of higher education reform This reinforces the recent firm decision of Education Secretary George Magoha. The implications of the announcement by …

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Car bomb kills eight near the Somali parliament: The Standard

AFP 15 June 2019 20:28:25 GMT +0300 Al Qaeda-linked Shabaab have been fighting for more than a decade to overthrow the Somali government and continue to wage guerilla warfare against the authorities [19659003] Close to the Somali parliament, a car bomb exploded on Saturday killing eight people, rescue workers said hours after the militia executed nine civilians of a clan …

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Ousted Sudan president to be referred for trial: prosecutor: The Standard

Reuters 15th Jun 2019 17:09:01 GMT +0300 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir delivers a speech inside Parliament in Khartoum, Sudan April 1, 2019. Sudan's chief prosecutor said on Saturday Ousted President Omar al-Bashir wants to be referred for trial soon after a period for objections expires.  Alwaleed Sayed Ahmed Mahmoud thus told a news conference in Khartoum that criminal cases related …

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Listening to music can relieve the pain of cancer patients: the standard

Reuters 15 June 2019 17:41:14 GMT +0300 Music at home, according to Taiwanese research, can relieve the pain and fatigue of cancer patients and alleviate symptoms such as loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating. In the study, breast cancer patients who listened to 30 minutes of music five times a week had "noticeably" reduced the side effects of cancer and …

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Call to stop sand mining on Lake Victoria's shore: The Standard

Delegates attending a regional meeting in East Africa in Kisumu called for urgent steps to stop the sand harvest on Lake Victoria. The delegates speaking at the Lake Victoria Local Authorities Co-operation meeting at Tom Mboya Labor College, Kisumu, said that Sandernte transformed fish landing beaches into deep gorges. They appealed to the governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to …

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