Author: Linda Amiani

Linda Amiani is a seasoned Multimedia Journalist and Editor, boasting over 5 years of experience in Digital Journalism.

A Chinese ultranationalist vlogger raised eyebrows when he discovered red circular stickers with the words “Happy 2024” on the glass doors of a shopping mall in Nanjing. Claiming these seemingly innocent New Year decorations were nationalistic Japanese motifs resembling the rising sun in Japan’s flag, the vlogger confronted mall staff, leading to police intervention and the removal of the decorations. The episode sparked a debate on Chinese social media, with netizens highlighting the potential absurdity of banning all red circular objects, including iconic symbols like Huawei’s logo, Mao Zedong posters, and even traffic lights. China’s state-run CCTV criticized the vlogger,…

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Harambee Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (Sacco) is strengthening its Millionaires’ Club (MC) to allow more of its members to meet and network with local, regional and international entrepreneurs. The opportunity will enable members to exchange ideas and learn how other businessmen deal with challenges in their areas. The Sacco’s chairman Mr Macleod Malonza further announced that the Millionaires Club has embarked on a series of countrywide tours organizing seminars where members are taught on the necessary skills to run a business effectively so that they become better placed at making well-informed decisions. To be eligible for Millionaires Club’s membership,…

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The Court of Appeal in Mombasa Friday overturned a High Court decision that acquitted 25 former Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) servicemen who had challenged their convictions by the court martial. The 25 former KDF servicemen had been charged by the court martial with the offence of desertion, contrary to Section 74(1) (a) of the Kenya Defence Forces Act 2012. They all pleaded not guilty, and after the trial, the Court Martial found them guilty and sentenced them to life imprisonment. Dissatisfied with the conviction and the sentence, the former KDF officers filed an appeal at the High Court. The High…

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Popular Lang’ata Road nightclub 1824 was Friday demolished two months after it was shut down and later reopened. Bulldozers ravaged through the iconic entertainment joint as debris scattered across the place where it previously stood. Members of the public ventured to the area to grab valuables as the bulldozers flattened the structure. Crates filled with alcohol were seen arranged outside as onlookers stood at a distance watching. The demolition comes the High Court last month declined to lift orders freezing assets worth Sh643.2 million belonging to 1824 owner Wilson Nahashon Kanani. Also Read: Popular Nightclub 1824 Raided, Valuables Carted Away in…

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A university student was killed and another seriously injured by stray bullets as a gunman shot dead two men in a parked car on a busy street near the centre of the South African city of Johannesburg, police say. The students were hit when their bus was passing the scene of the shooting. No arrests have so far been made. Gun crime claims dozens of lives every day in South Africa but witnesses to these killings in broad daylight said they were shocked by what happened. “Both the men in the vehicle and one student were declared dead while the…

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A dire hunger crisis in the besieged Gaza Strip has escalated as Israeli troops opened fire on hundreds of Palestinians waiting for food aid southwest of Gaza City in a tragic turn of events, a. The incident, described by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry as a cold-blooded “massacre,” resulted in at least 70 fatalities and 250 injuries. The citizens had gathered at al-Rashid Street in anticipation of aid trucks carrying essential supplies, including flour. Shocking footage verified by Al Jazeera showed bodies of the dead and wounded being loaded onto trucks, as ambulances were unable to reach the area due to…

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Chelsea managed to secure their spot in the FA Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 victory over second-tier Leeds United in a thrilling encounter on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/ChelseaFC/status/1762952541279527104 The decisive moment came in the 90th minute when Conor Gallagher scored the winning goal, relieving the pressure on coach Mauricio Pochettino. The London side, currently struggling in mid-table in the Premier League, faced disappointment in the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on Sunday. With the FA Cup now representing their last realistic chance for silverware this season, Chelsea showcased resilience and determination against Leeds. Coach Pochettino expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance,…

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Manchester United secured a spot in the FA Cup quarterfinals with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, thanks to a late 89th-minute goal from Brazilian midfielder Casemiro. https://twitter.com/ManUtd/status/1762956271408320932 The 32-year-old veteran headed in a low bouncing free kick delivered by Bruno Fernandes, sealing the win and keeping United’s hopes alive in a challenging season. Manager Erik ten Hag expressed his satisfaction with the crucial victory, highlighting the importance of scoring at the right moment. The goal, reminiscent of Mark Robins’ iconic header in 1989, was confirmed after a VAR check for offside, bringing relief and joy to the United…

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In 2023, the European Union witnessed a significant surge in asylum applications, reaching over 1.14 million, as revealed in a recent report by the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA). This marks an 18 percent increase from the previous year, placing the EU under heightened strain due to escalating conflicts near its borders. Germany retained its position as the top destination for asylum seekers in 2023, with Syrians continuing to lead in application numbers, followed by Afghans. Despite the figures falling below the peak observed during the 2015-16 refugee crisis, the report underscored the impact of heightened violence and warfare…

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China has emphasized its enduring friendship with Russia in a recent diplomatic move, urging both nations to take on a more significant role in maintaining security, stability, and development in the Asia-Pacific region. The call for enhanced cooperation came following a visit by Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong to Moscow, where he highlighted the historically strong relations under the strategic guidance of Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. Despite concerns from the West about the growing alliance between Moscow and Beijing, particularly in trade and defense, China has refrained from condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine. This has led to sustained…

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President Joe Biden secured a victory in the latest democratic primary results from Michigan, according to media projections. However, early counts revealed a significant challenge as Democratic voters, particularly in Michigan’s Arab-American community, expressed dissatisfaction with Biden’s stance on Israel’s war in Gaza. The Michigan primary saw a unique protest as Democratic voters were encouraged to mark their ballots as “uncommitted” in objection to Biden’s Gaza policy. With 25 percent of the votes counted, Biden had 80 percent support, while the “uncommitted” option garnered 14.5 percent, surpassing the organizers’ goal of 10,000 protest votes. On the Republican side, former President…

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Two youths were shot dead Monday in Conakry as Guinea’s capital was paralysed on the first day of an open-ended general strike against the military government that seized power in 2021 stands accused of stifling dissent. A confederation of the main unions has urged public and private sectors to strike for the release of a prominent media activist, lower food prices, and an end to media censorship. Schools, shops, markets, and roads were empty early Monday in Conakry and hospitals only offered skeletal services as youths set up barricades on arterial thoroughfares. Sporadic clashes broke out in some outskirts and…

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An Italian court has issued a ruling preventing the return of refugees and migrants to Libya in a significant development. This decision has been warmly received by the refugees and migrants gathered outside the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Tunis, many of whom have experienced firsthand the harsh conditions in Libya. Libya has been under the control of armed gangs and militias since the aftermath of the 2011 revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. These groups now wield considerable influence over human trafficking networks, exploiting vulnerable individuals who attempt the perilous journey from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe. The militias, reportedly…

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U.S. President Joe Biden in a recent revelation, announced that Israel has committed to a temporary cessation of military activities in Gaza during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The move comes as Hamas reviews a draft proposal outlining a potential truce, encompassing a pause in hostilities and a suggested exchange of prisoners and hostages. This draft proposal, regarded as a significant effort to address the ongoing conflict that ignited in October last year, primarily focuses on critical humanitarian concerns. A senior source close to the truce talks in Paris disclosed that the proposal includes provisions for the repair…

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Speaking at the “Ukraine. Year 2024” forum in Kyiv, Zelenskyy said that “each of these losses is a great sacrifice” for Ukraine. He added that “tens of thousands of civilians” had been killed in occupied areas of Ukraine, but said that no exact figures would be available until the war was over. It’s the first time that Kyiv has confirmed the number of its losses since the start of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine on…

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UNRWA’s chief Philippe Lazzarini has highlighted the dire circumstances facing the region in a stark assessment of the situation in Gaza, emphasizing the urgent need for humanitarian aid. https://twitter.com/UNLazzarini/status/1761787532730040719 Lazzarini’s remarks come amidst escalating tensions and ongoing violence, with the latest developments underscoring the severity of the crisis. According to Lazzarini, UNRWA’s ability to deliver aid to northern Gaza has been severely constrained, with the last successful delivery dating back to January 23. The situation has been exacerbated by what Lazzarini describes as a “man-made disaster,” referring to the looming famine that threatens to engulf the region if immediate action…

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