Tag: Kenya

Mar 26

Franciscan wins Global Teacher Prize

Brother Peter Tabichi accepts the Global Teacher Prize from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The BBC reports a Franciscan friar from rural Kenya has won the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019. The award was set up by Indian entrepreneur Sunny Varkey to promote excellence in teaching. It is worth $1m and is paid in installments. 2109 winner Peter Tabichi teaches maths and science at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary …

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Jul 18

US election meddling; Russia or the UK?

Presidents Trump & Putin at the news conference following their historic summit.

So President Donald Trump mixed up his ‘would’ and his ‘wouldn’t’? Apparently it happened in the press conference after his summit meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. No collusion, but hacking According to the BBC, Mr Trump insisted there was ‘no collusion at all’ between his campaign and Russia. Mr Putin laughed at the suggestion. …

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Apr 25

Tom Daley and Dustin are not ‘having a baby’ – as Commonwealth says ‘No’ to gay rights

Tom Daley (Left) and Dustin Lance Black (right) held a 'baby shower' party last weekend.

Failed Olympic Diver Tom Daley and American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black are not ‘having a baby together.’ According to the Metro newspaper, the two held a ‘baby shower’ over the weekend.  That’s when you invite your friends around, feed them and receive gifts for your baby. And in this case, you wear the sort of …

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Sep 24

Muslim terrorism strikes Nairobi

A 4-day siege in a Nairobi shopping mall appears to be drawing to an end. Muslim terrorists associated with Somalia- based Al Shabab (Arabic for ‘The Youth’) stormed the Westgate Centre in Nairobi’s up-market Westlands area on Saturday at noon local time.  At least 62 people are dead with more than 170 injured.  The dead …

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