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President Uhuru Kenyatta speech at the AU Summit {FULL VIDEO}

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AU headquarters; Ethiopia – Addis Ababa

President Kenyatta of Kenya speaking at the African Union Summit. His father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was one of the founding fathers of the Union 50 years ago.



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Release Concert by Acharaugo Dancing Group in Norway takes place in Oslo on the 8th of June

Posted by African Press International on May 25, 2013

Nigerian born Juliet Okparaebo in company of  Acharaugo Dancing Group in Norway will have a release concert in Oslo on the 8th of June 2013 starting at 18.00 hours. The release of a new CD album ”URU NNE BARA” (Mother,s Role) – specifically embracing the role of being a mother is something that should be cherished.

The concert is scheduled to take place at Kanonhallen (Peter Møllers vei 2, 0585 Oslo) starting 18.00. Their press release states that there will be a popular DJ by name Emma and Other performing Artiste, namely; African Druming and Dance. - Juliet Okparaebo (4th from Right) with her Acharaugo Dancing group in Norway – Juliet Okparaebo (4th from Right) with her Acharaugo Dancing group in Norway

The formation of the group ADGIN was in response to the vigorous campaign by various bodies—governmental and organizations for integration. For ADGIN cultural dancing was one of the fastest means of integrating with the Norwegian society through social and cultural interaction with other various organizations (Norwegians and foreigners).

The group meets on regular basis for dancing practices and discussions on how best to meet their set goals. At intervals and when the need arises they visit one another. ADGIN on certain conditions accepts invitations from the public to do what they do best—folklore music and dancing. Since 2002, the performing artiste/leader of ADGIN Juliet Okparaebo, has been show-casing  her musical talent in a number of public events.

In 2004 and 2005 for instance, she performed for Oslo “Kommune” (LGA) during some of its annual “Bjerke Mela” at Årvål Samfunnshus and at Slurpen (Mangfold og Integrering) activities,  to mention, but a few. And in January, 2013 she successfully produced her first album “Uru Nne Bara” (mother`s role).

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Kenya: A Swiss National arrested while making a pornographic movie – girls were having sex with a dog in Mombasa

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Twelve women among them a foreigner have been arrested in Nyali, Mombasa after they were found shooting a pornographic movie with a dog.

The women and the foreigner who police identified as a Swiss national were arrested at an apartment in Nyali and cameras used in the shoot were also confiscated from the scene.

Kisauni DCIO Shadrack Juma said the apartment operates as a brothel and police raided the place last night following a tip-off.

He added that the Swiss national arrived in the country as a tourist two days ago and is believed to have been engaging in the pornography business.

He said the eleven women and the foreigner arraigned in court where they will be charged with engaging in unnatural acts.



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Marrying a white man to elevate status is risky: Swedish man wants his Kenyan ex-wife deported from Sweden without their baby

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Many Kenyanwoman, and women from other African countries seem to think marrying a white man is heaven. Most of them end up in misery when the white men take them  to their European countries.

He insists that the baby must remain in Sweden and the baby’s Kenyan mother should be deported. He will take good care of the baby in Sweden, adding that the woman has been very cruel to him during their short-term relationship. He now blames the woman of being a gold digger who only wanted to use him to elevate her life by tricking him by getting pregnant.

A Kenyan women who left her village, and moved to theMombasa where most money-seeking women trick white men who are on holiday into sexual acts in their efforts to enrich themselves. While in Mombasa, she met a Swedish man and courtship  began. On discovering she was…

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The founding of WND by Joseph Farah and his wife Elisabeth.

Posted by African Press International on May 25, 2013

Want to go to war with the ‘mainstream media‘?
A special appeal from Joseph Farah, founder of the world’s
1st independent Internet news agency

Chances are, as a subscriber to WND news alerts, you agree with me that the so-called “mainstream media” is a hopelessly broken institution — devoid of values, morally rudderless, a force for evil as opposed to righteousness, and truly anything but “mainstream.”That’s the very reason I founded WND with my wife, Elizabeth, more than 15 years ago.

I know the truth from the inside: For more than 20 years before starting WND – then called WorldNetDaily – I was a part of the establishment press, running daily newspapers in major markets, serving as an investigative reporter, working as a foreign correspondent and supervising newsrooms in some of the biggest markets in the country.

But I could see the fatal flaws of the Big Media – and the damage already being done to America.

So I started WND with one thought in mind – doing journalism the old-fashioned way: American-style watchdog reporting that recognized the central role of a free press in a free society is to expose corruption, fraud, waste and abuse in government and other powerful institutions.

Well, I’m sorry to say that while we have more alternative news sources today, the “establishment press,” as I call it, has only gotten worse – much worse!

In fact, I think it’s time for all-out war on the Big Media.

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The answer is to support the competition, which you already do – believe it or not – as a subscriber to WND’s news alerts.

You have no idea how much that one action helps us.

The fact that more than half a million of you subscribe brings WND credibility, ad revenues, additional traffic on big breaking stories and helps us do battle for the truth in a world hostile to it.

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President Obama’s White House Update

Posted by African Press International on May 25, 2013

This week, President Obama responded to the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. He is scheduled to travel to the Oklahoma City area on Sunday, May 26th and continues to receive updates and provide all available resources to support state and local partners.

Along with Vice President Biden, Valerie Jarrett, and Cecilia Munoz, President Obama met with young immigrants, also known as DREAMers, as well as with the siblings and spouses of undocumented immigrants in the Oval Office. The meeting was an important opportunity for them to hear directly from people whose families are impacted by our nation’s broken immigration system.

Also this week, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a concert in the East Room honoring singer-songwriter Carole King, the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

The President also announced that he will award a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Dr. Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut to travel to space.

As the President said, “We remember Sally Ride not just as a national hero, but as a role model to generations of young women.” You can read the President’s full statement below.

Best wishes to all for a safe Memorial Day Weekend with friends and family. We extend our deepest thanks to all of you who serve, or have friends and family who serve in our armed forces. Thank you so much for all that you do, each and every day, for our country.


President Obama Responds to the Tornadoes in Oklahoma

POTUS receives briefing on Oklahoma tornado devastation  in Oval 5.21.13

President Barack Obama receives a briefing on the ongoing response to the devastating tornadoes and severe weather that impacted Oklahoma, in the Oval Office May 21, 2013. The President meets with, from left: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Richard Serino, FEMA Deputy Administrator; Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama continues to receive updates on the response to the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, and continues to direct his team to provide all available resources to support state and local partners leading the response.

More than 400 federal personnel remain on the ground in the impacted area, including teams that are working directly with families and individuals who were affected by the tornadoes. As of last night, more than 2,200 individuals impacted by the tornadoes had registered with FEMA for direct assistance available through the major disaster declaration provided Monday night. (For those in affected areas, find out how to apply for assistance here or learn about other resources available to you)

According to FEMA, since Monday night, the national Urban Search and Rescue teams completed searches of more than 1,200 structures in the affected area.

FEMA and federal partners have established an Incident Support Base to stage commodities. More than 127,000 liters of water and nearly 30,000 meals have been delivered to the state to support response efforts.


President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Katherine Archuleta as Director of the Office of Personnel Management

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Katherine Archuleta as Director of the Office of Personnel Management:

“Katherine brings to the Office of Personnel Management broad experience and a deep commitment to recruiting and retaining a world-class workforce for the American people. I am grateful Katherine has agreed to serve, and I look forward to working with her in the coming years.”


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Kenya: Egypt rebuilds its Energy sector after Turmoil

Posted by African Press International on May 25, 2013

  • By Thomas Ochieng API Kenya 15/5/2013

Citadel Capital (CCAP.CA on the EGX), the leading investment company in Africa and the Middle East, establishes core platform company Mashreq Petroleum has signed a 25-year concession agreement with the East Port Said Port Authority. The agreement is extendable by up to five years based on a 90% achievement rate of operational targets and will allow Mashreq to build the first independent tank terminal in Egypt.

“Coming on the heels of Cabinet-level approval for the project, the concession agreement between Mashreq and the Port Said Port Authority clears the way for the fast-tracking of this critical project, which stands as a backup to Egypt’s national energy security,” said Mashreq Petroleum Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Tamer Abubakr.

Mashreq Petroleum is a core platform company of Citadel Capital established in 2004 to build and operate the first tank terminal and logistics hub of its kind in the region. The original contract for Mashreq was signed on December 10th, 2005 under law number 8 of 1997.The EGP 3 billion facility will have capacity for up to 800,000 metric tons of product, including liquid bulk (fuel oil, gasoil, naphtha and jet fuel) and bunker fuels. Mashreq will have an annual storage capacity of 10 million metric tons per year and an annual bunkering capacity of 2-3 million tons with three berths that will accommodate tankers up to 120,000 DWT and four berths for bunkering barges. The project will be completed in several phases.

The facility will primarily serve the liquid bulk market in the Far East, the Middle East and the broader Mediterranean region. Mashreq will also provide fuel bunkering services for ships transiting the Suez Canal, to capitalize on the unique location of the world’s busiest maritime route, with more than 20,000 vessels transiting annually. Total traffic through the Canal represents 10% of global maritime transport and approximately 22% of container trade worldwide.

Mashreq’s growth prospects in the storage market are based on both the fast-rising rate at which petroleum products are transiting the Suez Canal as well as the Middle East and Mediterranean regions’ status as deficit markets for diesel and gasoil. Transportation of petroleum products through the Canal reached an estimated 110 million tons in 2012, growing at a rate of around 19% annually over the previous eight years, while there remains a notable shortage in bunkering services in the region.The concession is based on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) system for 25 years, extendable by one year for every five years during which the project achieves at least 90% of its operational targets. In total this will result in a 30-year concession in addition to a three-year grace period for construction.

This strategically vital fuel bunkering and storage facility in Port Said Port supports the Suez Canal as the world’s leading maritime trade route for both commodities and petroleum products. The project is expected to help attract global companies and large shipping lines to operate at the port and simultaneously help ease the nation’s shortage of refined products by facilitating imports. In cooperation with EGPC, the facility will be linked to the national petroleum pipeline grid at a junction point located 17 kilometers south of the project.

Mashreq will also help stimulate the growth of additional sectors in East Port Said, including the planned establishment of new power generation facilities and an industrial zone.All necessary regulatory and governmental approvals have been obtained, including approved environmental impact assessment reports. Mashreq has also completed the design of its tank farm.Energy is one of Citadel Capital’s five core industries of focus alongside transportation, agrifoods, mining and cement. Citadel Capital holds a 25% ownership stake in Mashreq.



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Kenya to Venture in Sports Tourism

Posted by African Press International on May 25, 2013

  • By Thomas Ochieng API Kenya 21/5/2013

Kenya is in pursuit of harnessing sport tourism and the honor of underscoring this initiative has been bestowed on the Sotokoto Safari Marathon. The 21-Half Marathon the brainchild of the Olympic Medalist Douglas Wakiihuri in conjunction with the Japan-based media and environmental company, Sotokoto,hence the name Sotokoto Marathon, is set to herald a new beginning in Kenyan sporting calendar.

The Sotokoto Half Marathon is a Kenya-based organization founded in 2009 to develop African athletics talent through the biggest and richest 21k half marathon in Kenya. It has consistently held this race attracting 5,000 runners. Over 200 foreign sports tourists travel to Kenya annually for the last four years to run in the Sotokoto Safari Marathon and extend their stay to visit other interesting sports locations including facilities and training camps in other parts of the country.

The importance of this race was manifested in the newly appointed Kenya’s Sport Secretary Dr.Hassan Wario gracing the launch of this year’s Marathon in Nairobi. The Sports Secretary gave the organizers of the Marathon of total Government’s support towards the Race. “The new constitution and indeed the new administration sees sports not only as a game but an income generating activity which has to be fully supported by the relevant state organs” Said Dr.Wario adding that the newly enacted sports Act will be adhered to the latter to make sure sports such as the marathons are properly managed by the real stake holders leaving no room for short-circuiting the sportsmen and women in Kenya. His sentiments were as a direct request from the Permanent secretary of sports Mr.James Waweru who called upon the newly appointed sports Secretary to be firm and stand by the sportsmen and women in the country.

This Year’s race which will be held in July 7 2013 at the Landmark Uhuru Gardens will see a record 100 Japanese national compete in the Sotokoto Safari Half Marathon. They will be joined by nationals from Britain, Brazil and, Russia, Poland, Bahamas and China. London (Britain) and Rio (Brazil) are back to back hosts of the Olympic Games while Russia, Poland, Bahamas and China will host the world championships on the track and cross country in the next two years


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