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- Kenya: MPs urged not focus on salary increment at the expense of service delivery
- Justine Sija has boosted her business as a fish vendor through access to microcredit
- Pakistan is one of only three countries where polio is endemic
- “One on one” with Tone Winje, The Director of The Arts Festival of North Norway
- Repeating past failures
- In 2001 just 73,000 Burkinabés could access clean water, according to research by Peter Newborne at the Overseas Development Institute,
- Understanding the causes of violent extremism
- Pakistan: Doctors wanted the family to pay a bribe to get into the Intensive Care Unit – corrupt system contribute to unnecessary deaths
Norway: Jo Benkow, former President of the Norwegian Parliament has died leaving behind a memorable legacy
- by KipArapKorir
The trustworthy former president of Norwegian Parliament and Conservative politician Jo Benkow is dead. – As president, he contributed to strengthening Parliament’s role and reputation. With his passing a man of honour in the public debate has been lost, say Parliament President Dag Terje Andersen.
Jo Benkow, born Josef Elias Benkowitz on the 15th of August 1924 died on the 18 May 2013. He was a writer and a focused Norwegian politician. Benkow was a strong personality in the Conservative Party of Norway. He served as the President of the Parliament from 1985 through 1993.
His first election to parliament was in 1965.
In parliament he became a leading figure, and as party leader from 1980 through 1984 and group leader of the Conservative Party in parliament between 1981 and 1985, he excelled to become the President of the Storting (Speaker) on 9 October 1985, a position he held until his retirement on 30th September 1993, after 28 years in parliament.
Benkow was born in Trondheim, Norway but moved to the municipality of Bærum near Oslo the Norwegian capital city together with his family when he was a young child. As a member of the tiny Jewish minority of Norway, he experienced first-hand prejudice while growing up. In 1942, he fled persecution by the Nazis occupying Norway, into Sweden and subsequently the United Kingdom where he served in the Royal Norwegian Air Force. He returned after the war and took up photography as a trade.
Benkow served as president of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, taught international relations at Boston University, and has written books on human rights, modern monarchy in Norway, and other issues. His self-biography Fra Synagogen til Løvebakken (From the synagogue to Løvebakken; Løvebakken refers to a place outside the Parliament) published in 1985 sold 250,000 copies in Norway and earned him the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize. His book Olav – menneske og monark(“Olav – Man and Monarch”), a product of several conversations with his friend King Olav V, was a huge bestseller as well.
He was also a much sought-after lecturer on issues concerning the Middle East and anti-semitism. In recent years he managed to create some controversy when he criticized former prime minister and party colleague Kåre Willoch, calling him “the most biased person in the country,” on account of Willoch’s views on the Middle East and his criticism of Israeli politics.
His death, having clocked 88 years, in a Oslo hospital brings his chapter to a close. READ MORE..
Marrying a white man to elevate status is risky: Swedish man wants his Kenyan ex-wife deported from Sweden without their baby
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 pregnant they decided to get married. After marriage, the two moved to Sweden because the white man’s permit to stay in Kenya was no longer valid.
While in Sweden, it did not take long before their new-found relationship was cut short. They started fighting one another and their relationship has now broken down. The woman, together with the child, is now being housed at the Swedish crisis center for battered women. The man has now used his connections and wants the woman deported without the baby. READ MORE..
The Arts Festival of North Norway is an annual cultural event in Harstad lasting well over a week around Midsummer organized by a foundation of the same name. Director Tone Winje, took over leadership from Birger Carlsen in 2011.
Winje tells African Press International that this year’s festival has many ingredients and she encourages Festival lovers to turn up in large numbers and enjoy the week-long event from 22nd of June ending on the 29th. The Midsummer days is also something to experience, the time when the sun never sets down in the North.
The festival was first held in 1965 with the opening day, the 5th June. The idea for the festival came from Jan Cr. Nilsen (“Nilas”), a journalist in Harstad Tidende. On the 8th of April 1964 a number of representatives of singers and musicians in Harstad met and the idea was turned into action. The meeting took place at the Grand Hotel and an interim board was appointed. The following members of the board, besides inventors, had already important roles in many years: Leif Arne Heløe, Erling Hall Hofsø and Svein Hauan on 22, June 1964 reportedly held a constituent meeting where the foundation that guides the festival and stands to-date was agreed on.
The first festival was almost like a big northern Norwegian song and music competition on a voluntary basis. Jazz (jazz club) was a key ingredient. After a few years, a new important element in the Historical plays at Laugen on Trondenes was included.
For a number of years it was in connection with a North Norwegian Festival Symphony Orchestra, occasionally with world-renowned soloists and pianist Stephen Ash Nase. The orchestra was led by Ernst Glaser.
After a while many different elements into the event. Now the festival consists of; Concerts, Exhibitions (pictures and sculptures), Theatre, including the Historical plays (outdoor), film, Children’s Festival (1967), Festival Artists (composers, performers and (main) Exhibitors) (1985), City Festival, Seminars, Marking Districts, a program introduced in 1974 that gave a Norwegian municipality – one at a time, in the North to demonstrate their cultural qualities during the festival yearly was a success, but this has not been done since 2001 owing to new factors in the region. READ MORE…
Kenya: A Swiss National arrested while making a pornographic movie – girls were having sex with a dog in Mombasa
By Jack Marwa, 11.May 2013 in Kenya
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.
Ruto has told the court that he is a victim of falsehood. This is not far from the truth because those who have come forward to witness against him have been promised incentives – money and high class lifestyles in Western rich countries, on condition they help the prosecution convict Deputy President Ruto. READ MORE..
The court is to decide when his trial will commence. Mr Ruto wants the trial to start in November or thereafter. His trial has been postponed and will now not take place as scheduled from the 28th of this month – May 2013. ReadMore
- Nothing to hide, Nothing to fear: Deputy President William Ruto is in the Hague (ICC) today 14th May 2013 for a Status Conference
This is a very sad affair. Women and men in search of beauty should listen to their doctors.
|Hang Mioku before she injected her facewith coooking oil [left] and after [Photo:Daily Mail|
A plastic surgery addict injected cooking oil into her face when doctors refused to give her any more silicone. Former model Hang Mioku has been left permanently disfigured following the DIY beauty treatment. After injecting an entire bottle of black market silicone into her face, Hang resorted to using cookingoil that left her face severely swollen and scarred. Her plights was featured on Korean television and viewers donated thousands of pounds to pay for corrective surgery. During the first of 10 operations, surgeons removed 60g of silicone, oil and other foreign substances from her face and 200g from her neck. However, Hang is still disfigured and she said she wishes she could have her old face back. Hang had her first procedure aged 28 and then moved to Japan where she had repeated treatments. She quickly became obsessed with having smoother and softer skin. Doctors eventually refused to carry out any more work on her after her face became noticeably enlarged. -Adapted from Daily Mail
Civil Rights Pioneer Charlayne Hunter-Gault joins Arise America to discuss her storied career and the events that transpired at Birmingham 50 years later.
The Party at Slurpen Hall, in the city center of Oslo was in top gear and being enjoyed by many. It, however, ended abruptly when some organised group of youth arrived to disrupt the party, forcing the organizers to seek security help to tame the situation. On police arrival, everything cooled down and party goes were requested to go home, of which everybody obeyed without any serious disagreements.
The place, Slurpen Hall, is known to house many successful parties throughout the year. READ MORE..
- Bangladesh garment factory collapse
- Kenya: Presidential election petition – Supreme Court Judges ruled against Raila Odinga who wanted Uhuru Kenyatta’s election as President nullified
- African Political Parties Form Continental Council, Elect Zambian as Chair
- President Kenyatta opens World Press Freedom Day 2013 – Convention in Kenya:
- Public Service Commission of Kenya: Applicants for the post of Principal Secretary
- Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto are being persecuted: Information to be made public in the next few months will clear them
- Reports that ICC’s Bensouda wants to use Satellite images in President Kenyatta’s, and Deputy President Ruto’s case is abuse of the court process in the highest order
- Norway condemns the recent killing of UN staff in South Sudan
- A Key Report on Darfur by UN Panel of Experts Consigned to Oblivion
Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto has nominated members of his cabinet. Those nominated now wait for vetting by Parliament. The Kenyatta – Ruto government will have 18 ministries including two that fall under the offices of the president and the deputy president. President Uhuru Kenyatta will be in-charge of the National Government while Deputy President William Ruto will be in-charge of the Devolved units. The two men are determined to have a lean government. The constitution allows the appointment of not less than 14 and not more tan 22 cabinet secretaries but they opted to have 18. This is avery good sign of things to come because by reducing the number to 18, they are thinking economics – the burden to the tax payer.
Here below are the nominees as cabinet secretaries:
- Fred Matiang’i (Information, Communication and Technology)
- Henry K. Rotich (The National Treasury)
- James Wainaina Macharia (Health)
- Amb Amina Mohamed (Foreign Affairs)
- Adan Mohammed (Industrialisation)……….. READ MORE….
Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years by the apartheid regime of South Africa. He survived the prison life. On his release, he was elected the country’s president. He ruled for one term and retired. His life history is amazing.
Now at 94 years old, he has been admitted to hospital a number of times this year. He is now back home from the hospital. He is still receiving medical attention. READ—
- by Edith Waringa
Africa In Western Media
Imagine Africa contributing AID for one of the richest countries on the planet, Norway? Freezing Cold kills, as much as hunger killing whenever a country does not take care of her people. If all you saw in the news about the western country Norway was the freezing people you would think that it is so all the year round. Just the same as alarming stories about Africa by western media. Africa is rich of resources and the story must be told objectively. This video is made by students at the university of Oslo with financial AID from the Norwegian government to send a message to the world that Africa should be covered objectively by western media.
This is a very enlightening piece of information to those interested in seeing Africa with the African eyes and in a positive way with emphasis of the good things in the continent. READ MORE…
Oslo the 26th April 2013: Tanzanian’s Celebrated UNION Day – Their ambassador to the Nordic countries attended the Occassion
The name “Tanzania” derives from the names of the two states, Tanganyika and Zanzibar, that united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
The President is Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, elected in 2005. The country changed its capital from Dar es Salaam in 1996, moving it to Dodoma, where the country’s parliament and some government offices are located. … READ MORE….
African Press International and Sudan Deputy Ambassador to Norway H.E. Onour Ahmed Onour discuss the political situation in his country, the insecurity within the border between South Sudan and Sudan, the insecurity and killings in Darfur, the International Criminal Court‘s indictment of President Al Bashir.. READ MORE…
African Press International: “One on One” with H.E Ambassador Bol Wek Agoth, Republic of South Sudan. He is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary based in Oslo Norway, representing his country in the Nordic Countries. The Ambassador discussing with African Press International corruption in his country South Sudan and the volatile situation in Jonglei area where 4 Kenyans, 5 Indians and three South Sudanese from the region working with the United Nations were murdered on Tuesday. Nine others were seriously injured when the UN convoy in the area was ambushed by over 200 people said to be loyal to a Morle tribe theologian-turned rebel leader David Yau Yau.
Bodies of Kenyans killed in South Sudan arrive in Kenya
The bodies of two Kenyans killed in South Sudan on Tuesday arrived in Kitale in readiness for their burial. The two were among four kenyans killed by some 200 militants who attacked a convoy of the united nations in southern sudan. The bodies were brought via road to Kitale in Trans Nzoia county even as the family called on the government to address the plight of kenyans working in other states and to beef up security for its citizens in south sudan.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has signed a historic agreement with the African Union (AU). “We hope this strategic partnership agreement will strengthen both NRC’s and the AU’s efforts towards helping displaced people in Africa”, says Toril Brekke, Acting Secretary General of Norwegian Refugee Council.
http://www.africanpress.me/ – Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Dlamini Zuma and Toril Brekke, Acting Secretary General of NRC, concluded an agreement between AU and NRC at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday 19th of April. Here they are photographed together with Commissioner of Political Affairs Dr. Aisha Abdullahi (to the left) and Hassan Khaire, Regional Director for NRC Horn of Africa (to the right). Photo: Erik Abild, NRC
“We are very pleased to enter into this strategic partnership with the AU. This enables us to increase our activities in conflict-affected areas in Africa and to distribute humanitarian aid even more effectively”, says Brekke…….READ MORE….
The residents of Bondo District of Siaya County have been told to educate girl child just like the boy child to enable them have a bright future.
Surveys done by API on girl child education shows that most of the girls are not given ample times to study as compared to boys thereby making their life miserable. . READ MORE….
One on One with Ambassador Beryl Sisulu discussing Female Genital Mutilation
One on One with American Mr Ward Wilson who is working for abolishment of Nuclear weapons while on a visit to Oslo
He warns of the danger it poses to the world. In this brief interview, he tells our viewers of the need to have leaders whose countries have the weapons to understand the dangers and be participants in making the world a much safer place to live in. He has written a book funded by the Norwegian government where he discusses the dangers of having nuclear weapons. His book titled “Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons” is very comprehensive. He plans to publish one more book in the very near future, also funded by the Norwegians.
Ezinne Okparaebo has been the Norwegian 100 and 200 meters champion since 2005 to this day.
This is a man who has tried on and on to get to top as the president of the Republic of Kenya. He never reached the top. There is no way he can ascend to power again after the failure to be elected president this year. The next elections will come when he is 73 years old.
Raila Odinga’s thirst for power saw him struggle many times to be elected Kenya’s president. He tried to get the presidency 3 times but failed. During the recent inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta who defeated him in the presidential elections, Raila chose to be absent. Instead, he flew to South Africa two days before inauguration of Uhuru to nurse the wounds of losing the elections.
President Uhuru Kenyatta‘s inauguration speech
SPEECH BY H.E. HON. UHURU KENYATTA,C.G.H., PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA DURING HIS INAUGURATION AND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY ON TUESDAY, 9 TH APRIL 2013AT THE MOI INTERNATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX, NAIROBI.
On behalf of the Kenyan people, I welcome all of you to Kenya. Karibuni Sana!
Let me also acknowledge with gratitude and respect the distinguished service of my predecessors.
Wiliam Ruto’s day with the people of Kenya
Check out this article published August last year 2012 and see what is happening with the said cases now:
After the announcement by the Supreme Court that Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the Presidential elections over Raila Odinga, those who lost were very saddened.
Raila Odinga has not conceded defeat. Listen to the video and make your own judgement.
While congratulating Uhuru, without conceding, he also decided not to congratulate deputy president William Ruto.
The notoriously amorous Kisumu based Asian business magnate,was ultimately caught red handed in a man’s house having “good time” with an African woman wife and beaten close to death, by the husband, in one of the estates bordering Moi stadium.
It all started when the youthful husband, who too, is of an African descent and a renowned businessman in the lakeside city, started receiving scanty information late last year over the illicit affair and consequently mounted a well oiled intelligence network, to bust and nab the newfound lovebirds. READ MORE…
May her soul rest in peace. And may justice be done in the courts of law, after getting the killer to answer rape and murder charges. It is the wish and a right of every parent who loses a beloved child that justice must be done. Norwegian Martine Vik Magnussen who was studying in London was lured into a trap, raped and murdered. The British police have a suspect in the name of Farouk Abdulhak, who is a Yemeni national. He is tied to the murder as the only suspect because he was the last person seen with Martine as they both left a night club in London on the 14th of March 2008, the same day she died. Farouk reportedly escaped to Yemen the same day Martine was murdered and has since refused to return to London where he was schooling. The family led by Odd Petter Magnussen is working hard to ensure that their daughter gets the justice she deserves.
All parents should pray for this case so that the guilty may soon face the law.
- The Search for Justice: Martine Vik Magnussen did not have to meet a cruel death in the hands of a monster killer!
- Norway: Former Norwegian Prime Minister Bondevik on Kenya politics and Martine Magnussen’s case
Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik is the former Norwegian Prime Minister who is presently the President of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights. His center has been working closely with Kenya political parties before the just concluded General elections. Here he talks about the disputed results after the 4th March elections whereby Raila Odinga has refused to concede defeat by Uhuru Kenyatta. The case is being dealt with by the Supreme Court who will determine the way forward by the 30th of this month March 2013.
Bondevik talks also about the case of Norwegian young lady the late Martine Vik Magnussen who was murdered in London while undergoing her studies there. The British police say the suspect is a Yemeni man Farouk Abdulhak who was the last man seen with her the day she died. The suspect is holed up in his country after escaping the capture by the British police.
The Search for Justice: Martine Vik Magnussen did not have to meet a cruel death in the hands of a monster killer!
Joining hands for Martine’s sake – the search for justice and the thirst for the truth to know what happened that fateful day in her London flat. The late Martine was a charm and a good-hearted young lady. She deserves justice. Yemeni authorities must act in order to redeem their reputation of being unnecessarily influenced by wealthy individuals whose actions are the extension of promoting injustice.
Watch the video and listen to Mr Magnussen’s loss after his beloved daughter Martine was murdered in London: This video may be shared – permission granted.
Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen who was only 23 years old when she met her death in the cruel hands of a rapist and monster killer. The incident took place on the 14th of March 2008. years. READ MORE..
African Press International: Social Educator and artist Juliet Okparaebo to launch her CD in Oslo. She will launch her CD in Oslo in June this year 2013. On this slides roll she shows to our viewers a ready CD waiting to hit the road. During the discussions with Juliet, here seated in her family home looking forward to the launcing date. is her daughter Ezinne Okparaebo who is 200 and 100 meters Norwegian champion since 2005 to this day and onwards hopefully…….
Acharaugo Dancing Group” (ADGIN) Historical Background: Their musical genre is basically cultural/folklore. The music can be danced by both males and females, but “Acharaugo Dancing Group” (ADGIN) is made up of some of the Nigerian women living in Norway and membership is open to women of 18 years old and above. ADGIN officially became registered in Norway in 2012, but prior to its registration, the founder and leader (performing artiste), Juliet Okparaebo began her musical career since 2002.
LISTEN TO HER LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
The formation of ADGIN was in response to the vigorous campaign by various bodies—governmental and organizations for integration. READ MORE–
The Mfangano Island residents in Homabay County, Nyanza Region have been urged to use treated water to curb the rampant waterborne diseases in the area. According to health statistics in Suba district, there have been many cases of cholera, bilharzias, diarrhea, dysentery, amoeba and typhoid among others that has claimed many lives in the region. Read more…
African Press International: Bill Gates and Prime Minister Stoltenberg. Part 1
African Press International: Bill Gates and Prime Minister Stoltenberg. Part 2:
African Press International: Bill Gates and Prime Minister Stoltenberg. Part 3:
Redefining the Art Hotel - READ MORE—–
The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize this year 2012 for creating a peaceful atmosphere among the Nations of Europe.
“ONE on ONE” with Mr Bondevik, President – The Oslo Center
Kjell Magne Bondevik -President Oslo peace center
Susanne Øvergaard, a Norwegian, is a homosexual and lesbian rights defender in Norway. She is the head of an organization called Skeiv Verden that supports and works for homosexual and lesbian rights, mainly assisting those from minority groups living in the country. “Read more—
ENSLAVING YOUNG GIRLS:
Young girls suffer in the hands of young men called morans.
The beading should be criminalised, As I listened to the story being narrated, I couldn’t stop shedding tears in sympathy with the young innocent girls.
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