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  1. 10 African startups that rocked 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | CNN

    Snapscan is a mobile payments system that works using QR codes. The South Africa based startup won MTN App of the Year in 2013 and used the prize money to set up all of Cape Town's Big Issue magazine vendors with "snapcodes" so that they can accept payments via the app.

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  2. Judge dismisses immigration lawsuit against ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    A federal judge on Tuesday night rejected an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. The judge, Beryl Howell, pointed out that this is politics and should involve the legislative and the executive branches, not the judicial "Judge Howell's decision today confirms what the Department of Justice and scholars throughout the country have been saying all along: the president's executive actions on immigration are lawful," Schultz said.

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  3. Kenya beefs up security ahead of Christmas holidayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Newstime Africa

    Kenya has deployed extra police officers in the resort city of Mombasa ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays amid fears of possible attacks by Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group. "We have increased the number of officers.

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  4. East Africa waives tourism visa fee for foreign studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Ubwenge

    Three East African Community states under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative, have waived visa fees for foreign residents in order to allow them easier access to the region's diverse offering. The waiver agreement is part of the Joint Communique that Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and YoweriMuseveni of Uganda signed at the just concluded 8th Northern Corridor Integration Summit held in Nairobi last week.

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  5. Ethiopia says ready to boost Somalia troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | New Vision

    Ethiopia has said it was ready to boost its troop levels in Somalia to replace soldiers from Sierra Leone, which has been forced to withdraw its forces from the mission over Ebola fears. A contingent of 850 soldiers from Sierra Leone, who were part of the African Union's 22,000-strong AMISOM force, began departing Somalia on the weekend after a 20-month posting in the war-torn country.

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  6. Five Gifts for Your Favorite Faithful FeministRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Sojourners

    With Christmas less than a week away, the time for last-minute gift shopping is now. Sojourners' Just Giving Guide has detailed a variety of ways to shop in a socially-conscious manner.

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  7. Nairobi by SujimotoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | In-depth Africa

    I braced myself for the worst owing to the unpleasant flight experience courtesy of a humid flight induced by the worn out aircraft to Kenya. I have never been in an aeroplane where I feel like I'm in a bakery in Badagry! For a second I thought I was in a flying "danfo" , but arriving at the Kenyatta international airport blew my mind.

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  8. All of the lights: Kenyan refugee teaches fellow refugees about American ChristmasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 21 | Greeley Tribune

    Abdirashid Noor, a community navigator at the center, said volunteers can work as long as they're able, and every bit helps. In particular, he said, volunteers are needed to play with and watch over children while their parents are taking English lessons.

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  9. Kenya: Kenya's Top Searches On Google in 2014 Ebola, World Cup Among Trending SearchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | AllAfrica.com

    Google has released the annual Year in Search 2014, which highlights unique searches that grabbed attention of Kenyans throughout the year. Every year, Google reflects on the moments that made the world laugh, smile or kept people gripped to their screens through the annual Zeitgeist .

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  10. Kenya: Italian Filmmaker Partners With Dandora Youth GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | AllAfrica.com

    Great Potential African Youth , a Kenyan slum-based community organisation at Dandora, has signed a cooperation agreement with Associazione Culturale Cinemadamare of Italy, a leading international festival for upcoming filmmakers. Through the MoU, Cinemadamare has committed to assist the Kenyan youth organisation get exposure in the Italian media and in their booklets.

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  11. Uganda fears visa issue could prevent African teams from again being in Little League World SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | PennLive.com

    There is concern now that no African country again will appear in a Little League baseball or softball world series and it has nothing to do with the teams' ability on the playing field. Players on an 11-12-year-old Ugandan team, described as stronger than the one that made it to the series in 2012, were unable to obtain visas this year to play in Kutno, Poland.

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  12. PCB promoting junior cricket with zeal as Under-19 squad sparkles in KenyaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Daily Times

    LAHORE: Raw talent has many times been touted as the lifeblood of Pakistan cricket. Stories abound of young Pakistan players being plucked out of obscurity and thrust into the international limelight who have later set the world stage alight with their performances.

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  13. Kenyan shilling holds steady, cushioned by remittance inflowsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Reuters

    Kenya's shilling held steady against the dollar on Tuesday, with remittances from Kenyans abroad offsetting dollar demand from corporates. "We've been seeing more corporate demand as companies make final orders ahead of the Christmas break.

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  14. Stop undermining efforts in the spirit of integrationRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Daily Monitor

    I refer to two articles of November 27, 2014 regarding President Museveni's intention to block Kenyan goods once they do not open their market to Ugandan goods and the other on November 28, 2014 where in his opinion, Dr Othieno Delango, a veterinary expert at the President's farm, thinks the statements made by the President could not have come from the bottom of the President's heart! Kenya has been Uganda's leading trade partner until recently when the tables have turned with Kenya looking more to USA for its imports - including food imports. The spirit of EAC has always been that we grow and promote regional trade and investments.

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  15. Eye Doctor Entrepreneur: Preventing Blindness One App At A TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Forbes.com

    I'm a London-based journalist telling stories about entrepreneurs, current affairs, tech, food and travel. I'm fascinated by the intersection of modern culture, societal trends, world events and great ideas or concepts.

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  16. UPDATE 1-Kenyan shilling seen firmer on remittances, shares fallRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Reuters

    At close of trade at 1300 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling slightly weaker at 90.60/70 to the dollar compared with Thursday's close of 90.55/65. Kenyan markets were closed on Friday for a national holiday.

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  17. Redhill boy cycles through Africa for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Surrey Advertiser

    Proud father explains how 12-year-old Oliver Brown "exceeded everyone's expectations" as he never once fell back from group Oliver Brown, 12, who attends Lingfield Notre Dam school, cycled 220km through the Rift Valley, and across the Massi Mara in Kenya, sleeping in a tent under the stars. The final destination was to the Enelerai school in south Narok, Kenya, where they gave children bicycles in order to travel long distances to get to school.

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  18. Amersham fundraiser completes A 1 a day eating challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

    Tom Staite set himself the task of getting through a week with a food budget of just A 1 a day, being sponsored for his ordeal to raise money for a project that helps people in the poverty-stricken African nation. The 22-year-old will travel to Nakuru in Kenya in the new year for ten weeks to work as a volunteer with the International Citizen Service Entrepreneur programme to tackle some of the problems facing people.

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  19. Kenya: Treu's Troubled Reign Ends in Bowl DefeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | AllAfrica.com

    Paul Treu's inglorious reign ended with a 24-5 defeat to Canada at the Bowl finals of the Nelson Mandela Bay 7s on Sunday in Port Elizabeth. Canada proved to be Kenya's waterloo with the hat-trick after defeating Kenya 19-12 in the Shield final in Dubai last week that followed a 40-7 mauling at the same stage during the HSBC World Sevens Series opener in Gold Coast, Australia.

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  20. Lasting moments at Mombasa's South CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Daily Monitor

    Waking up to an email invitation for a weeklong tour of some of Kenya's most inviting places was a dream come true for Edgar R. Batte who toured the beaches of Mombasa. There are times in this trade when you feel the need to blow off some steam.

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