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Pope Francis replaces Zacchaeus Okoth with Philip Anyolo as Kisumu Archbishop

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Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Homa Bay Philip Anyolo as Archbishop of Kisumu Catholic Diocese.



The news of Anyolo’s appointment was officially published in L’Osservatore Romano in Rome on Thursday.

Anyolo, who is also the chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be taking over from Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth.

Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth has attained the retirement age for bishops having served in the post since May 21, 1990.

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Anyolo was born on May 18, 1956 in Tongaren, Bungoma. He was ordained priest for the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret in 1983.

Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of Kericho on December 6, 1995, and was consecrated as bishop of Kericho on February 3, 1996.

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On February 20, 2002, Pope John appointed him as Apostolic Administrator of Homa Bay upon the resignation of Rt. Rev. Linus Okok Okwach.

He was appointed bishop of Homa Bay on March 22, 2003, and installed as bishop on May 23, 2003.

He was elected Chairman of KCCB in October 2013, and is currently serving his second term. Previously, he served as the KCCB vice chairman.

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Thailand pick March 24 for first general election

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Thailand Election Commission has confirmed its readiness to carryout their first election on March 24, chairman Ittiporn Boonprakong told the  newsmen.



The commission admitted that the elections would have been held on Feb. 24, but the military government expressed concern that election-related events would clash with early preparations for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, scheduled for May 4-6.

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In a statement, the Office of the Prime Minister said it would be inappropriate for election events to “unnecessarily coincide with the scheduling of the Coronation Ceremony.

The junta has pushed back the election several times for various reasons after overthrowing the democratically elected government of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2014,

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duo the delay has lead to street protests for months, but he said that there is need for everybody to maintain peace in-order to protect the image of  country.

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Former communication minister arrested over corruption in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia’s former Communication Minister, Bereket Simon, has been arrested by the federal government at his residence in the capital, Addis Ababa, multiple news sources, state and private, have reported.



Simon is also a founding member of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. Multiple local mdia channels are reporting that his arrest is in connection with corruption.

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Another arrested official is Tadesse Kassa, a former top civil servant. Simon was a member of the Amhara regional bloc in the EPRDF.

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His party, now the Amhara Democratic Party ousted him from executive committee membership.

Bereket resigned his position in government in October 2017 at the time as an advisor in charge of Policy Studies and Research to ex Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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