William Masvinu

A Zimbabwe man has won his second consecutive Mr. Ugly title.

William Masvinu beat off competition from 11 others to take the trophy as the most aesthetically challenge man in Harare and win a year's worth of school fees for one of his kids.

He told Allafrica.com: "My ugliness comes naturally to me and although I did a bit to prepare for the show, I let them do the rest."

Michael's manager Michael Gumbo added: "A bit of choreography together with his funny clothing helped him on stage but it was all minimum effort."

General Electric will sponsor the first twenty full-time undergraduate students to this year's Kenya Diaspora Conference in Washington, DC. Interested students must be an undergraduate in their fourth year, second semester OR have successfully completed their undergraduate programme in the last six months.

Interested parties MUST meet the following requirements:

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/21/2013 11:59PM -0500
Darren Flowers

Father of three, Darren Flowers, has been forced to leave his Kenyan-born wife Anne and their children in Africa while he drives taxis to raise money to fund their return to Australia.

"The Australian Embassy in Kenya is pretty useless," Mr Flowers told Andrew Schmidt during an interview for ABC999 Broken Hill's Morning Program Outback Outlook.

"They were contacted and someone turned up at court just to make sure I was all right and that was it.

"Then they disappeared.

Parts of Los Angeles International Airport were being evacuated Friday morning after reports of shots being fired there, police said.

Airport officials said a police incident began about 9:30 a.m. at Terminal 3 at LAX, airport spokeswoman Nancy Suey Castles said.

Passenger Robert Perez, who was getting ready to fly Virgin Air, was taking a nap in the terminal when panic erupted, he told CNN affiliate KCAL/CBS.

Kameme FM listeners have come to the rescue of Julius Kangethe Mwangi a.k.a. 'By Law', a renowned Kikuyu musician suffering from a condition that requires urgent medical attention.

K24's reporter has more on how the fortunes of this Mugithi artiste suffering from multiple sclerosis will be rediscovered, thanks to the kindness of fellow Kenyans.

The Independent Electoral and boundaries commission today suspended Mr. James Oswago (CEO/Commission secretary), Mr. Wilson Shollei (Deputy Commission secretary-support services), Mr. Edward Karisa ( Finance and Procurement Director) and Mr. Willy Kamanga (Ag. Procurement Manager) for the charges they are facing in court over corruption claims. This is according to section 62 (1) of the Anti-corruption and Economic crimes Act.

KK Security is seeking Kenyan oil and gas experts in the diaspora to steer its new division that offers specialised services to mining companies.

The regional security company will in coming weeks employ 15 technicians currently working in oil and gas firms in the Middle East to train engineers, technicians and artisans on exploration safety.

The International Criminal Court has excused Deputy President William Ruto from attending trials next week.

A brief statement by the presiding judge Chile Eboe-Osuji said that the decision to grant the request was unanimous.

"The Chamber has deliberated on the Ruto request," Mr Osuji said after a ten-minute adjournment.

"The chamber unanimously grants the request. Reasons will be given on Monday," he said.

Submissions on the excusal application was done in private session.

“A local administrator from a small town in Kenya is making a huge impact through social media.” That’s how @ChiefKariuki was introduced at the annual Google Ideas conference in the US late last week.

The Lanet Umoja administrative chief gave a simple yet practical presentation of how he has been using Twitter to send and receive alerts and messages to residents of the location.

Owners of the matatu Sacco that was involved in an accident involving a train have denied they have links with devil worshippers.

Umoinner Sacco public relations officer Kevin Jevick refuted the claims, terming them hate messages from competitors.

“We are a God-fearing group. Personally, I’m saved and I go to Deliverance church and our chairman is a staunch Catholic,” said Jevick.

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