[Photo: Courtesy]Manchester United will go head to head with Manchester City in the summer in a bid to land £50m-rated Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. Boateng left City seven years ago and Blues boss Pep Guardiola is an admirer having coached the centre-half in Munich. [Photo: Courtesy]Meanwhile, Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has been doing extra work on the training ground during the international break, following his criticism from Jose Mourinho. Shaw, 22, has been turning up to Carrington, despite being given time off by the Portuguese coach, reports the Manchester Evening News. Mourinho and Shaw have had a tumultuous relationship since the Portuguese manager arrived at the club with the United boss criticising the young defender publicly on a number of occassions.
March 22, 2018 06:22 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorFREETOWNA key third party in Sierra Leone announced Wednesday it would not ask supporters to back either contender in a March 27 presidential run-off, after police warned violence has plagued campaigning. With the margin between the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples' Party (SLPP) and ruling All Peoples' Congress (APC) on a knife-edge, tensions are high in the West African nation. "Rather, the NGC should concentrate on providing an effective opposition on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone," it added. Sierra Leone, battered by a horrific 1991-2002 civil war, is sharply divided along regional lines that overlap with ethnicity at election time. VOTEOpposition leader Julius Maada Bio, from the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), took 43.3 percent of votes in the first round, while Samura Kamara of the incumbent All Peoples Congress (APC) took 42.7 percent.
March 22, 2018 06:11 UTC
SUMMARY Michael Essien's career has just hit a new low The former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder doesn't have a club at the momentIn the year 2005, history was made after London club Chelsea completed the purchase of Ghanaian international Michael Essien from French outfit Olympique Lyon for 24 million euros. It is almost impossible to forget Essien’s contribution to the Premier League if you have watched football for more than 10 years. He made 168 appearances for Chelsea in the Premier League, finding the back of the net 17 times and assisting 10. Collectively, he played more than 250 games for the Blues before he moved to Real Madrid on loan and later to Italian giants AC Milan in January 2014. More on Essien will follow as the saga develops but for now, he’s still clubless.
March 22, 2018 06:00 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorBUENOS AIRES,An Argentine tax official reportedly made a one-letter change to their name — and legally changed gender from male to female — in a bid to gain another five years of retirement. Sergio, who was a divorced 59-year-old man, became Sergia under a law that allows a legal change of gender without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, the InformaSalta website reported. In Argentina, women can retire at age 60, but men have to wait until they are 65.
It remains to be seen whether the uproar would lead to any significant departures, but the topic was active on social media, including on Facebook itself. It remains to be seen whether the uproar would lead to any significant departures, but the topic was active on social media, including on Facebook itself. "Sure, some people will delete Facebook, but to truly delete Facebook would mean that users would need to delete Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. And longtime Facebook users could face complications on dealing with log-ins and authorisations to other websites and apps through the social network. But Roger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook, said the social network was losing the trust of its users.
By AFPMore by this AuthorPARISFormer French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged with corruption and illegal campaign financing on Wednesday over allegations that the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi helped fund his 2007 election campaign. CHARGESThe combative one-term president, who served from 2007-2012, was charged with corruption, illegal campaign financing and concealment of Libyan public money, the source added. Sarkozy denies the charges, which are the most serious out of the myriad investigations that have dogged him since he left office in 2012. "Friendship and loyal support to Nicolas Sarkozy in this test," the treasurer of his 2007 campaign, Eric Woerth, tweeted. He is not the first former president to be charged with corruption, however.
[Photo: Courtesy]Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to bolster Russia’s image through hosting the World Cup in much the same way as Adolf Hitler used the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany, Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday. Russia is hosting the World Cup this Summer and opposition Member of Parliament Ian Austin said Putin would use the tournament to improve Russia’s image, comparing it to when Hitler’s Germany hosted Olympics. He was concerned however about the safety of English fans and the ability of the British embassy and consular services to protect them. Johnson said applications to go to Russia for the World Cup were about a quarter of what they were at this stage ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “It is up to the Russians to guarantee the safety of England fans going to Russia,” he added.
March 22, 2018 05:48 UTC
SUMMARY Siaya Senator James Orengo has revealed why Raila Odinga was 'alone' during his swearing-in ceremonyOrengo said that they knew the other principals would appear for the grand event only for them to bail out at the 11th hourSiaya Senator and the recently installed Senate Minority leader James Orengo has revealed why NASA leader Raila Odinga was sworn in alone in absence of fellow principals on January 30, 2017. Speaking during an interview with CitizenTV's Hussein Mohammed on Tuesday, Orengo spoke about what led to Odinga taking oath in absence of his fellow principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula. Orengo said that they knew the other principals would appear for the grand event only for them to bail out at the 11th hour. “At the very last moment, when he realized they would not show up, Raila Odinga called them and said he would instead inform the audience that the three had sent their apologies, which he did," he added. The principals have since given varying excuses with Kalonzo saying he had been put under house arrest and later saying that they had agreed to have Mr. Odinga sworn in their absence.
March 22, 2018 05:48 UTC
According to accounts from the White House and the Kremlin, Trump did neither. DISCLOSUREAccording to accounts from the White House and the Kremlin, Trump did neither. The White House waited for days before condemning the attack, which London has pinned squarely on the Kremlin and Moscow has denied. For critics, Trump's call offered Putin legitimacy while giving him a wedge to drive between Western allies and within the White House itself. But Republicans also lined up behind the president in anger about the latest leak from the White House.
March 22, 2018 05:48 UTC
But competition is stiff - and to attract passengers, matatu owners can invest thousands of dollars in fancy artwork, custom spoilers, flashing lights, heavy base speakers and even on-board entertainment such as flat-screen televisions. But the testosterone-driven sector is almost totally void of women - with matatu owners, drivers, conductors, mechanics and even designers virtually all men. Mumbi has since designed more than 15 matatus – earning between 100,000 to 400,000 Kenyan shillings ($991 to $3,964) per vehicle. "Some matatu owners take advantage. Yet Mumbi remains undeterred and says girls often come up to her and tell her that they too want to work in the matatu industry.
March 22, 2018 05:37 UTC
"I do not want to be an obstacle, for the country to continue suffering with the uncertainty of these recent times," said the president, who survived a previous impeachment vote in December. ALLEGATIONSPressure built on Kuczynski to resign throughout Wednesday after the opposition alleged the embattled president was trying to buy votes ahead of the impeachment ballot. Keiko Fujimori tweeted, using the president's initials. The videos, dating from December, were filmed ahead of the previous impeachment vote, which Kuczynski survived with Kenji Fujimori's help. SCANDALThe scandal, which has dogged the president over the past six months, finally became too much for the elderly politician when it became increasingly clear he could not survive the impeachment vote.
March 22, 2018 05:26 UTC
By GLORIA MWANIGAMore by this AuthorRegina Timothy lives in a picturesque village in Kenya where she enjoys amazing landscapes, exotic wildlife and beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Regina spoke to www.nation.co.ke about her book and literature in general. The second book I love is The River and the Source by Margaret Ogola. Do you think book festivals, literary prizes and writing workshops are important to a writer’s growth? The book follows sixteen-year-old Starr Carter, a young woman who witnesses the shooting of her unarmed friend Khalil by the police.
March 22, 2018 05:26 UTC
Normally, a missing tile, broken roof tile or iron sheet means your house is exposed to harsh weather. “Do not hesitate to use water proof paints on wooden walls to prevent water from seeping into the walls and corroding it,” advises Mr Gichuhi. “Rain water from the roof has the tendency to collect at the ground creating run off that is likely to cause a drainage problem in the homestead. If you can stop the water from draining from the roof to the ground, then your problem will be half solved. “For walls, a minimum of 200mm nine inch thick stone wall should be used for the external walls to prevent moisture from percolating through the stone.
March 22, 2018 05:15 UTC
| Published Thu, March 22nd 2018 at 08:03, Updated March 22nd 2018 at 11:42 GMT +3Dan Muresan’s death in a Nairobi hotel was until yesterday just another case of a man dying in a foreign land. “I did not know this at the time when I joined, but my predecessor was just found dead in a hotel room. He died in his hotel room,” Wylie said. No information was made available about Muresan’s death at the time or his specific role in shaping the upcoming political contest. According to Romania ambassador to Nairobi, Julia Pataki, Muresan’s family opted to keep the cause of his death private.
March 22, 2018 05:14 UTC
SUMMARY Deputy President William Ruto is most likely to succeed President Uhuru in 2022DP Ruto seems like the politician who will benefit the most from the Uhuru-Raila handshakeCeteris paribus, the Deputy President William Kipchirchir Samoei Ruto will easily succeed Uhuru Kenyatta at Statehouse in 2022. Known for his political bravery, Ruto seems to be the biggest beneficiary of the golden handshake of Mr. Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga that happened barely two weeks ago. While other plausible players for the 2022 presidency, Raila's co-principals included, claimed of having being shortchanged by Raila after meeting the president without their know-how. Mr. Ruto embraced the meeting through a tweet on his official Twitter handle minutes after the duo— Uhuru and Raila— addressed the media outside Harambee House. Digressing, Mr. Ruto is a political power fighter, charismatic, articulate, ambitious, hardworking and a rumbustious man.
March 22, 2018 05:03 UTC