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SOMALI ELECTS FORMER LEADER TO THE PRESIDENCY

SOMALI ELECTS FORMER LEADER TO THE PRESIDENCY

The election was decided by 327 members of parliament who voted in an airport hangar fortified against blasts for fear Islamist insurgents would attack. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud served as Somali President between 2012 and 2017.

Somali has elected a new president. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud defeated the current president Mohamed Abudallahi Farmajo by a vote of 214 to 110 votes. The vote was only open to Somali MPs dues to security concerns, and a total of 327 votes decided the outcome. Mohamud, 66, is the former president of Somalia ruling from...

US GREEN CARD LOTTERY RESULTS COMING OUT TODAY

US GREEN CARD LOTTERY RESULTS COMING OUT TODAY

The US Diversity Visa Program awards 50,000 eligible applicants from all over the word to enter a random selection process for an opportunity to become US Permanent Residents, also known as Green Card holders. Winning the Green Card Lottery, however, does not guarantee one would immigrate to the US, an interview process determines final eligibility.

Applicants for the US Diversity Visa Program (DV-23), popularly known by Kenyans as the Green Card Lottery for the 2023 fiscal year, will find out whether they were selected starting today. “DV-2023 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 7, 2022,” the US Department of State...

JURY FINDS SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER BILLY CHEMIRMIR GUILTY; TO SERVE LIFE IN PRISON

JURY FINDS SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER BILLY CHEMIRMIR GUILTY; TO SERVE LIFE IN PRISON

Chemirmir will face life in prison without the possibility of parole. He is expected to face another trial for the murder or another alleged elderly woman. While he has maintained his innocence, police suspect him of killing more than 2 dozen victims.

A Texas Jury on April 28 found Billy Chemirmir guilty of capital murder in the death of Li The Harris, 81, one of his alleged dozens of victims. Chemirmir,49, a Kenyan immigrant from Eldama Ravine, Baringo County, and former home health aide, allegedly targeted elderly women loving in senior homes by posing as a handyman,...

MACRON DEFEATS PUTIN’S PAL MARINE LE PEN

MACRON DEFEATS PUTIN’S PAL MARINE LE PEN

Europe and the world breaths a sigh of relief after Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen, a far right anti-immigrant leader who openly courted the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Europe breathes a sigh of relief as voters in France re-elect Emmanuel Macron to a second 5-year term, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right candidate.  Le Pen, the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, a far-right leader who downplayed the holocaust, openly sought the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin. France 24 reports Macron defeated Le Pen...

LA MARATHON IS ON MARCH 20: THE MAGICAL MILE IS DESIGNATED FOR KENYANS TO CHEER OUR STARS

LA MARATHON IS ON MARCH 20: THE MAGICAL MILE IS DESIGNATED FOR KENYANS TO CHEER OUR STARS

Kenya's John Korir is the men's competition defending champ. Natasha Cockram from Wales, bested Kenya's Antonina Kwamba, to win the 2021 women's title. Kenyans are encouraged to dress up in Kenyan colors and wave the little Kenyan flags.

Mark your calendars. It’s a countdown to LA Marathon 2022, and there are only 5 days to go. On March 20, 2022, Kenyans will converge in the City of Los Angeles, California, to cheer Kenyan marathons stars and thousands of marathoners participating for charity and fun. The event is hosted by The McCourt Foundation (TMF)...

THREE MINNEAPOLIS EX-COPS FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING GEORGE FLOYDS CIVIL RIGHTS

THREE MINNEAPOLIS EX-COPS FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING GEORGE FLOYDS CIVIL RIGHTS

George Floyd's death led to one of the biggest civil rights protests ever witnessed in US history

A jury in Minneapolis has found three former police officers guilty of violating George Floy’s civil rights. Tou Thao, Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane faced charges of denying Floyd his right to life-saving medical care as they watched lead officer Derek Chauvin press his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost 10 minutes, face-down on a...

AHMAUD ARBERY KILLERS USED RACIST LANGUAGE AGAINST BLACKS IN TEXT MESSAGES AND SOCIAL MEDIA

AHMAUD ARBERY KILLERS USED RACIST LANGUAGE AGAINST BLACKS IN TEXT MESSAGES AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Prosecutors argue Ahmaud Arbery would probably be alive if he were a White man jogging around the neighborhood. Arbery was killed on Feb 23, 2020.

Travis McMichael, the youngest of the trio convicted of killing jogger Ahmaud Arbery, had a colorful way of saying he loved his job. “Zero n***ers work with me. They ruin everything. That’s why I love what I do now. Not a n***er in sight.” McMichael said in the message, according to FBI analyst Amy Vaughan,...

DANGOTE STILL AFRICA’S WEALTHIEST PERSON. SOUTH AFRICANS, EGYPTIANS AND NIGERIANS DOMINATE AFRICAN FORBES BILLIONAIRE LIST

DANGOTE STILL AFRICA’S WEALTHIEST PERSON. SOUTH AFRICANS, EGYPTIANS AND NIGERIANS DOMINATE AFRICAN FORBES BILLIONAIRE LIST

No Kenyans made the list, but Kenyan politicians are known to dish out cash in fundraisers and during political campaign seasons.

For the 12th year in a row, Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote is the wealthiest person in Africa. According to Forbes Magazine tracking of billionaires, as of Jan 23, 2022, Dangote’s net worth stood at $13.9 billion, besting the number 2 billionaire on the list, South African Johann Rupert and family by almost $3 billion. The Ruperts...

CASHAPP, PAYPAL, OTHER MOBILE MONEY APPS MUST REPORT $600-PLUS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS TO IRS

CASHAPP, PAYPAL, OTHER MOBILE MONEY APPS MUST REPORT $600-PLUS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS TO IRS

Personal transactions will not be affected by the new reporting requirement. On its website, Zelle says it's not required to report.

Starting Jan 1, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will all third-party payment processors such as CashApp, Venmo, and PayPal to report payments for goods and services totaling $600 or more a year. The change will only affect those using the applications for business transactions such as self-employed gig workers and people with side hustles....

AHMAUD ARBERY’S KILLERS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

AHMAUD ARBERY’S KILLERS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

Father and son, sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, and neighbor who participated in hunting down Arbery and shot the video, is also sentenced to life in prison but will be eligible for parole after 30 years. The judge held a dramatic one-minute moment of silence for Arbery.

After a meandering path to justice, where the first prosecutor stalled for more than two months before arresting his killers, Ahmaud Arbery’s family finally found justice when a judge sentenced three Georgia men to life in prison for killing him. In a powerful moment rarely witnessed in a courtroom, Judge Timothy Walmsley stayed silent for...

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