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Italy’s ‘Ape Jibe’ Politician Hails Citizenship Bill

She suffered virulent racist attacks during her brief tenure as Italy’s integration minister, but two years on from that tumultuous summer, Cécile Kyenge is feeling jubilant. It was a groundbreaking moment when Kyenge was appointed Italy’s first black minister by former premier Enrico Letta’s government in April 2013 – a message to the world that […]

Italy has become the latest country to sign deals with Kenya as part of efforts to combat terrorism, cybercrimes and wildlife trafficking. The new set of deals — Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance agreements— were signed in Milan on Wednesday by Attorney- General Githu Muigai and Italy’s Minister for Justice Andrea Orlando. Under the deals […]

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched Kenya’s new international brand at the Milan Expo 2015, a rare opportunity to market the country at the international arena. The seven-day event and celebration started with President Kenyatta’s toured various stands with cultural troupes belting Kenyan music. The President said the exposition accorded Kenya a chance to showcase emerging […]

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is Tuesday expected to deliver a public lecture at the University of Nairobi’s Taifa Hall as part of his tour of the country. Mr Renzi, who will be making his maiden visit to the country, will deliver a speech titled “Challenges for Development: Building Bridges to Combat Extremism.” Among bilateral […]

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Italy’s deputy Senate president describing a black minister as an “orangutan” does not amount to racism, senators have decided.   Roberto Calderoli sparked outrage in July 2013 with his comments about Cecile Kyenge, then Italy’s integration minister: He said: “When I see Kyenge I can’t help but think of an orangutan.” A member of the […]

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