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“Hillary for Prison” comment haunts Trump’s nominee as ambassador to Kenya

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accusing a senator of blocking President Donald Trump’s nominees to key diplomatic posts, including ambassador to Kenya.

Kyle McCarter, a Trump ally and director of a Christian ministry in Kenya, was named nearly seven months ago as the proposed replacement for Mr Robert Godec, who has held the US envoy post since 2012.

Mr McCarter’s appointment remains in limbo due to Democratic senators’ objections to his political views, including his suggestion that Hillary Clinton should be imprisoned.

Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee grilled Mr McCarter at a July 31 hearing on his nomination.

They criticised his opposition to same-sex marriage and Obama administration refugee policies, as well as his Twitter posting on the night of Mr Trump’s 2016 election victory.

“Hillary for Prison. No, really,” Mr McCarter had tweeted in regard to the defeated Democratic presidential nominee.

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Mr McCarter indirectly apologised for that posting after being rebuked at the hearing by Senator Tom Kaine, Mrs Clinton’s running mate in 2016.

“How does a thought like that come into the brain of someone?” Senator Kaine asked Mr McCarter. “It seems so contrary to the values of a democratic society.”

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Mr McCarter responded: “It is one of those tweets you’d like to reel in but can’t.”

Secretary of State Pompeo last week singled out Robert Menendez, the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as chiefly to blame for delays in confirming Mr McCarter and dozens of other Trump nominees for positions in the State Department and in US embassies.

“These outstanding candidates remain unconfirmed because Senator Menendez and some of his colleagues are using our nominees as a political football,” Mr Pompeo declared. “This is unacceptable.”

Senator Menendez fired back, charging that “a slew of nominees have track records of deeply offensive public statements unbefitting of an official representative of the United States.”

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The Democratic senator from the state of New Jersey added that a State Department spokeswoman had erred in recently including Mr McCarter in a group of ambassadorial nominees who have held US Foreign Service posts.

“The nominee for Kenya is not a Foreign Service Officer, rather a political appointee who has publicly advocated for the imprisonment of Donald Trump’s political opponents,” Senator Menendez said.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee must clear a president’s ambassadorial nominees before they face a required confirmation vote by the 100-member Senate.

Members of Mr Trump’s Republican Party control both the committee and the full Senate, but congressional protocol gives minority-party members the ability to delay confirmations.

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‘I have been living with HIV/Aids for 10 years’ Narrates rape survivor Nikita

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A South African woman identified as Nikita has won the admiration of many for publicly speaking about her journey with HIV/Aids.

Sharing her experience via her twitter account she says

‘I have survived raped twice by my uncle and a unknown man,I have survived abuse from my mom.

I grew up in a orphanage, I was conceived via rape,I got diagnosed at 18 with a CD4 of below 100.

10 years later Im stil here thanks to my arvz #Covered24_7′

Nikita, who has been living with HIV for 10 years.

In another tweet Niqita said she was once sexually once abused while expectant by someone who should have protected her.

‘Ever had to be sexually abused while pregnant simply because you needed accommodation yep that was me. It made my strong.’

Describing herself, the mother of three said that HIV does not define her.

In the recent past more and more people are sharing their HIV stories. Among the most public cases are Asumpta Wagura, the late Binyavanga Wainaina,Phenny Awiti and Doreen Moraa.

Phenny Awiti was born with the virus but only found out when she was in high school.

Doreen Moraa has been living with the disease for 20 years.

By Mpasho.co.ke

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Top 3 robotics process automation (RPA) tools you can train on to become a highly paid consultant

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BY BOB MWITI

If you are an IT enthusiast or you are someone who want to make a career change, there is a wide range of cutting edge technologies in the tech industry right now, that you can train on to become a highly paid consultant.

One of those technologies is Robotics Process Automation (RPA). This is a relatively new technology that is blowing up right now! There is so much demand by companies to automate business processes and yet not many people have the skills needed to implement such a complex project.

In this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I breakdown the top RPA tools that you can train on, to become a highly paid consultant. If you like my work, kindly subscribe to my YouTube channel.

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

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My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

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I have not left my wife: Ex-president Jakaya Kikwete

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Former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has denied allegations that he has parted way with his wife Salma. Addressing a Chama Cha Mapenduzi (CCM) rally in Arusha on September 9 ahead of the October 28 General Elections, Mr Kiwete sought to put to rest the rumours propagated on social media.

“Should I, or should I not say?” Mr Kikwete posed to the crowd which cheered him on.

“I’ve heard that people were saying that ‘this lady has been dumped and that’s why she wants to become a Member of Parliament’. Do you want to take my wife from me? I have not left her,” said a laughing Mr Kiwete.

Making history

Mama Salma, as she’s popularly referred to by Tanzanians made history in 2017 after becoming the first former first lady to become MP after being nominated by President John Magufuli. Mrs Kikwete’s nomination was, however, viewed as a move to reach out to politicians with a big influence within CCM, as they were seen to be drifting away from the president.

After Mr Kikwete stepped down in 2015 after serving 10 years as president as per the constitution limit, Mrs Kikwete vigorously campaigned for Mr Bernard Membe, a close family friend to clinch the CCM seat and succeed her husband.

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Soon after clinching the seat, rumours started swirling that President Magufuli’s crackdown on tax evasion at the Port of Dar es Salaam put him at odds with the Kikwete family as firms they were in business with were under investigation.

However, Mr Kikwete and President Magufuli both dismissed the allegations as a mudslinging campaign.

Women empowerment

During her tenure as First Lady, Mama Salma was hailed for being at the forefront of empowering women. She founded the Wanawake na Maendeleo (Wama), a non-profit dealing with women empowerment. She also founded Wama Secondary School, an institution that enrols bright but disadvantaged girls.

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