Franchise system dissolved in major SA domestic cricket restructure

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has resolved to accept the recommendations of the David Richardson Task Team to completely restructure the domestic game. This follows months of consultation between CSA and the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) after a roadmap for the process was initially drawn up in February 2020.  

Bensouda and Gicheru lose bid to stop appeal

Efforts by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and a Kenyan accused before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to block an appeal against a single judge hearing the case have been thwarted.

Frank Lampard claims Chelsea ‘got what they deserved’ in limp defeat to Arsenal

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was ‘angry’ at the manner in which the Blues were beaten by Arsenal on Boxing Day, and urged his players to ‘take responsibility’ for the part they played in the 3-1 loss. Lampard’s men were outclassed by the Gunners from the first minute, who took the lead through an Alexandre Lacazette […]

One Million Americans Vaccinated Against COVID-19

“The United States achieved an early but important milestone today — jurisdictions have now reported that more than one million people have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine since administration began 10 days ago,” he said.

Food Culture in Spotlight on UNESCO Heritage List

Cuisine formed a notable portion of the latest inscriptions on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, with hawker food in Singapore and couscous traditions in North Africa being celebrated.

‘Crucial moment’: Hopes of an imminent Brexit trade deal drive markets higher

LONDON — Bond yields and sterling jumped Wednesday on reports that a long-awaited Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union was close.

Officials on both sides have said they are optimistic about the chances of a deal, but some issues remains. Reuters, citing an anonymous source, reported that a trade deal was “imminent,” although CNBC could not independently verify this.

2020: A Yet More Devastating Year Closes With At Least Some Signs Of Hope

ROME, Dec 23 (IPS) – Despite its grim record of multiple natural disasters and a deepening climate crisis, one could be forgiven for looking back on 2019 with a degree of nostalgia. There is no disguising the extent of the calamity wrought this year by COVID-19, yet as we approach the end of 2020 we may also draw strength from positive developments emerging.

Chinese tech companies bet big on India. Now they’re being shut out

Chinese tech companies bet big on India. Now they’re being shut out.
Hong Kong (CNN Business) India and China’s fast-growing tech sectors have been caught in the crossfire of an intense geopolitical standoff this year. While both will suffer from the showdown, Chinese tech companies have more to lose.
Tensions between the two countries have been rising since June, when they engaged in their worst conflict in decades: a bloody clash along a disputed border in the Himalayas that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. In the following weeks and months, Indian officials banned apps from Chinese tech giants Bytedance, Alibaba (BABA) and Tencent (TCEHY), and reportedly restricted embattled telecommunications equipment maker Huawei from participating in India’s 5G network.


DP Ruto today in his Facebook account iterated that “Elected leaders at the national and county levels must ensure that they enact laws that serve the interests and needs of the ordinary people. We laud Parliament for passing the Tea Bill of 2018, drafted by Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot. The Bill seeks to streamline the tea sector and protect tea farmers against exploitation. It promises prompt, uniform and market-driven prices for deliveries, fosters market transparency, rids it of cartels, hence reviving the sector that is a key player in our economic growth” he quoted.


DP Ruto today in his twitter handle stated that “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.” #OneNationKenya

The cultural moments that defined 2020

It was an unusual year marked by unusual events: an unprecedented global pandemic, youth-led protest movements, impassioned Black Lives Matter demonstrations, a divisive US Election. The list goes on.

DP Ruto UNEXPECTED GIFT Leaves Everyone Speechless

DP Ruto UNEXPECTED GIFT Leaves Everyone Speechless.
Ruto intrudes into Raila and Uhuru’s Backyards

Deputy President William Ruto today on Sunday attended his Service at the Catholic Diocese of Maralal, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Maralal Parish, Maralal Town, Samburu County.


On 1st December, 2020 two visitors came to EMCI-HUB TECHNOLOGIES LTD Company (EMCI HUB TECH) for a meeting to discuss modalities of starting Ajira at EMCI-HUB TECH.



Deputy President William on Monday endured jeers at the Bomas of Kenya during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative report.
His speech had an anti-climax with the crowd chanting, “Respect the President”.


Raila Odinga “Baba” Participated In A Jerusalem Dance. Indeed friendship is the key to success. The best friends we have, make us move to our dream levels as long as they are the people of our best choices and share common goals. Raila in his tweet “I let loose and shook a leg with the […]

Election 2021: The four key takeaways in maps and charts

Data journalism by Daniel Dunford, John Walton, Will Dahlgreen, Ed Lowther, Christine Jeavans ,Becky Dale, Maryam Ahmed, Wesley Stephenson and Alison Benjamin. Design by Debie Loizou, Prina Shah and Gerry Fletcher. Development by Marcos Gurgel, Scott Jarvis, Catriona Morrison, Becky Rush, Steven Connor, Toby Cox, Shilpa Saraf, Adam Allen and Sally Morales EMCI-HUB TECHNOLOGIES LTD […]

Uhuru visits Juja as campaigns intensify ahead of May 18 polls

Billboard of aspirant Susan Njeri Waititu in Juja on April 25, 2021. [David Gichuru,Standard] < p class=”card-text”>The two main political parties have pitched tent in Juja for the last-minute hunt for votes ahead of the May 18 by-election.  The seat fell vacant following the death of Juja MP Francis Waititu, popularly known as “Wakapee”. Waititu […]

Nicola Sturgeon says referendum row ‘unlikely to end up in court’

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Senior Immigration officer shot dead in Turkana while on morning run

A senior immigration officer was on Sunday morning shot dead by unknown gunmen at the Lokichoggio border town in Turkana West. Confirming the incident, area Assistant County Commissioner Kennedy Omollo said the killers murdered Philip Sitienei, 43, while he was on his morning run on the Lokichoggio –Nadapal highway. “The deceased was murdered after assailants ambushed him and shot […]

Road carnage claims 14 lives in two days

The wreckage of a car involved in an accident with a trailer at Soysambu along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway on May 7, 2021. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] A family of five was killed in a road accident that left more than 14 travellers dead. Erick Omondi his wife Ester and their three children, 7-month-old Biden, Judith, 5 and Mary, 10 died […]

Mother’s Day: Who will celebrate those who can’t conceive?

Joyce has been married and separated from her partner three different times, all of which she has been sent away for not being able to conceive. [Courtesy.] Mother’s Day is a day set aside to honour motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence a mother has in society. But for Joyce Kago, it is no unique […]

Photos: June Ruto engaged to Nigerian university professor

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday hosted visitors from Nigeria at his Karen home seeking his daughter June’s hand in marriage. June’s future husband Alexander Ezenagu is an assistant Law Professor at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University. Assistant Law Professor Alexander Ezenagu. The college further describes him as an international tax expert, who specializes in […]

Politics of deceit: Anatomy of MoUs built on backstabbing, empty words

Voters queue at NSSF grounds in Nairobi during the General Elections in 2017. [Stafford Ondego, Standard] The future of Kenya does not lie in hands of the Wanjikus. It is in the hands of our political elite. Recently, political “restaurant caucuses” have increased in frequency and intensity, as politicians explore and sound each other, in political bargaining, elite-pacting and alliance-making. New […]

Is Orengo charting his path away from Raila?

Opposition leader Raila Odinga with Siaya Senator James Orengo during the burial of Mama Eva Donde in Gem Siaya county on August 17, 2019. (Collins Oduor, Standard) The day before March 9, 2018 Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the latter had a long meeting with Senator James Orengo and businessman Jimmy Wanjigi. […]

Ian Cunningham: ‘I’m 80 years old and still playing rugby’

At 80 years old, Northern Ireland man Ian Cunningham is one of the oldest walking rugby players in the UK. His love of rugby began more than 60 years ago when he played as a boy at Royal School Dungannon, County Tyrone. He then went onto play for Coleraine Rugby club for a number of […]