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Andrew Garfield is headed to the battlefield once again, EW has confirmed. Two months after scoring his first Oscar nod for leading the cast of Mel Gibson’s WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, Garfield will again enter dangerous territory, this time playing...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Joey Nolfi | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This year marks the third birthday of the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Academy Award winner Geena Davis with a mission to champion women and diverse voices. The 2017 festival, which runs from May 2-7 in Bentonville, Arkansas, unveiled its...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Sara Vilkomerson | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its 3rd annual celebration of women in cinema, and “3 Generations,” a transgender drama starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon, has been selected as the opening...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeremy Fuster | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Now in its third year, the Arkansas festival continues to champion diverse voices....
From: Indiewire | By: Kate Erbland | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Stuck in an East African prison camp in 1943, Italian POW Felice Benuzzi needed a challenge to regain his sense of purpose. He made a plan that seemed crazy -- to break out of the camp, climb Mount Kenya, and break back in. In this week's episode of...
From: Boing Boing | By: Futility Closet | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In the investigative journalism space: Africa Uncensored is an independent media house set up by Kenya’s finest investigative journalists. Our goal is to investigate, expose and empower....
From: Africa Unchained | By: Emeka Okafor | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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In Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, potential famines could threaten the lives of nearly 16 million people within months The post Massive humanitarian crisis strikes in Africa as Trump plans aid cuts appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Pack your bags!
From: With Leather | By: Zachary Johnston | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Kenya Moore claims to be a strong and powerful woman, who can take care of herself. And she wants to show this on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. However, even a strong and confident woman can get caught up in some drama with a man, and this is exactly...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Mary Jane | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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'What's being done to prepare this unique population for re-entry into society?'
From: Time | By: Eric Rosand | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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"Economic nationalist" Trump adviser blasts people foolish enough to believe in "Free Minds and Free Markets."
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Kenya’s largest supermarkets have become the bane of suppliers through withholding payments for goods delivered for as long as two years, a new report shows.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Mobile money has had the biggest impact on closing the gender gap in access to financial services in Kenya.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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US tech giant Facebook has launched its low-cost internet service in Kenya.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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In an era of polarization and distrust, these local innovators—from a team of urban planners to a kids’ baseball coach—show that individuals can still better their communities.
From: The Atlantic | By: Ronald Brownstein | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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The Premier League is back with a bang this weekend and Betin Kenya has the best odds to lock in your profits from all the key matches
From: The Sporting News | By: Sporting News | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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[The Conversation Africa] The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security.
From: All Africa | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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[Innovation in Africa] Two African online hotel booking companies have merged and will use their increased size to raise Series A funding for more expansion. Russell Southwood spoke to Savanna Sunrise co-founder Havar Bauck about what each party brings...
From: All Africa | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Clifton Miheso has filed his case with world's football governing body, World Players' Union FIFPro have confirmed
From: The Sporting News | By: Sporting News | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Firm is owned by humble welder who has complex ties at the Kenya Pipeline Company head office.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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MALL for Africa, an international e-commerce payments platform, in line with its drive to support tech start-ups, growth and innovation across countries in Africa, has lent its support to the Geeks-On-A Plane initiative, powered by 500 start-ups. The...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Nwafor Polycarp | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at why Kenya insists that its senior political leaders must hold a university degree.
From: BBC | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A Kenyan woman was attacked Wednesday, Indian police said, in the same northern city where a mob had assaulted African students following the death of a local teenager from a suspected drug overdose. The post African woman targeted in fresh mob violence...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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It’s hard to ignore the fact that Hollywood is notorious for whitewashing pretty much everything, so just in case you’re wondering or need reassurance that people of color do exist onscreen, here are 21 shows that actually have a diverse cast.  ...
From: The Wrap | By: Rasha Ali | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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This story first appeared on National Geographic Voices. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump took his most concrete step thus far to unravel his predecessor's legacy on climate change, with a wide-ranging executive order that dismantles several Obama-era...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Concerned non-governmental organisations, NGOs, and rights activists have raised alarm over what they described as “the hidden dangers” in the Convention on the Elimi-nation of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW, and the Comprehensive Sexuality...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Okogba | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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March 29, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan's armed opposition (SPLM/SPLA(IO) leader, Riek Machar has expressed “dismay” and profound “disappointment” on the position taken by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on the resolution...
From: Sudan Tribune | By: SudanTribube.com | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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In February 2015, four months before Donald Trump announced his bid for the White House, the National Enquirer correctly predicted the winner of the 2016 election: “NEW POLL: DONALD TRUMP’S THE ONE!” the tabloid proclaimed in all-caps. The story...
From: The Wrap | By: Itay Hod | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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1.  The National Enquirer‘s latest headline proclaims: “Trump Catches White House Spy!“ Those who pick up a copy at the supermarket checkout line may be surprised to read that the Russian White House mole is Trump’s former National Security...
From: The Wrap | By: Itay Hod | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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NAIROBI, Kenya — The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report Wednesday. Chinese demand for tusks has been driving African...
From: New York Post | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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When he was growing up in Hyderabad, India, Ravindra Sunku, 52, could see and smell the burning kerosene and wood his neighbors used to cook. It stuck in his memory people he knew might have suffered from lung disease caused from what they inhaled by...
From: Voice of America | By: Michelle Quinn | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Bridge is a renowned low-cost private international academy with schools in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, India and Liberia.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Kenyan women routinely walk while balancing 60-80% of their body weight in loads on their heads. Some bioengineers in Kenya wanted to know how they could do this so easily. One thing they discovered is that, when standing on a treadmill, the women showed...
From: MetaFilter | By: MovableBookLady | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan herdsmen burnt down a luxury safari lodge owned by a white conservationist on Wednesday, a neighbouring ranch owner said, the latest attack to take place in the drought-stricken Laikipia area.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Mrs Martina Claus, Head of Market Development, German Engineering Federation, on Wednesday said Nigeria ranked fourth globally in the volume of soft drink sales recorded in 2016. The post Nigeria ranks 4th in soft drinks sales in 2016 globally – Research...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Urowayino Warami | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The property markets in Isiolo and neighbouring Meru County expect to flourish following the Sh2.7 billion upgrade of Isiolo Airport.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report Wednesday. Chinese demand for tusks has been driving...
From: NewsOK | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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[Nation] Kenya should come up with policies that will secure the sovereignty of her seeds in a bid to enhance food security and conserve the indigenous seeds variety.
From: All Africa | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Universal Basic Income (UBI) has received a great deal of attention in efforts to resolve workplace displacement, but UBI schemes raise an important question -- who controls the means of production? Self-managed job guarantee programs, on the other hand,...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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On the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton's comment that he "didn't inhale" marijuana, here's a brief history of U.S. presidents and drugs...
From: Time | By: Olivia B. Waxman | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Somalia on Wednesday relaunched direct ...
From: Famagusta Gazette | By: FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE CYPRUS | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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[Nation] Besieged Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has recorded a statement with criminal investigators in Mombasa after being accused of faking his Form Four papers.
From: All Africa | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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On Monday's The View on ABC, as the group discussed Ted Koppel's recent interview with Sean Hannity in which he accused the conservative FNC host of being bad for the country, liberal co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, and Joy Behar all wrongly...
From: NewsBusters | By: Brad Wilmouth | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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“I had five abortions but decided to keep one pregnancy to have a deal with God The post After 5 abortions, I kept the 6th, says post-abortion counsellor appeared first on Vanguard News....
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Nwafor Polycarp | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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[Nation] The High Court has ordered Parliament and the Attorney-General to ensure legislation of the two-thirds gender rule within 60 days.
From: All Africa | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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[Shabelle] Somalia has re-launched direct flights from Mogadishu to Nairobi on Wednesday morning following an agreement between the leaders of the two countries last week.
From: All Africa | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report Wednesday....
From: CNS News | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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[Nation] Security has been beefed up at the Coast Provincial Police Headquarters where Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho is expected to record a statement over his alleged forgery of his his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam certificate....
From: All Africa | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Country’s official reserves are now worth Sh798bn, equivalent to 5.1 months of import cover
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leading elephant conservation group says the price of ivory in China has dropped as the country moves toward a ban on the legal trade of ivory this year. Experts say Chinese demand for tusks has been driving elephants toward...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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