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The Communication Authority of Kenya gives Equity Bank the go-ahead to roll out the thin SIM technology
A bomb blast near Egypt's foreign ministry kills two police officers and wounds several others
The attack is the most serious in Cairo in almost three months
The operation resembles those carried out by Islamist insurgents seeking to topple the U.S.-backed government
Nigerian health authorities screen thousands of Muslim pilgrims planning to head to Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage.
The pilgrims will be checked again when they arrive in Saudi Arabia and return to Nigeria.
So far none of the pilgrims has tested positive for the virus
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 20:30

Fresh Details over NHIF Payments

Staying with the controversial NHIF health insurance scheme, fresh details continue to emerge over the contracts awarded to Clinix and meridian health facilities. The union of civil servants told the parliamentary health committee yesterday that NHIF allocated health facilities operated by the 2 firms to its members without their involvement. The union said its members were later shocked to discover that the meridian and Clinix facilities allocated to them were either non-existent or under construction. Meanwhile, Clinix managers failed to appear before the parliamentary committee as scheduled, pleading for more time to prepare their answers. Willis Raburu reports on a health insurance scheme civil servants describe as noble, but one they say was also fraught with risks.

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