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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - Two policemen were among four people killed on Wednesday night in Nairobi after a suspicious car that they had intercepted exploded as it was being taken to the Pangani Police Station. Eye witnesses said the blast occurred at about 9pm. Inspector General of Police David...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - As ethnic massacres in South Sudan spiral out of control and politicians lose their grip on rampaging militias, only a concerted international effort stands any chance of ending the four-month-old civil war, analysts say. The past week has been described by a senior UN...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - Kirinyaga Central MP David Gitari found himself in trouble during Wednesday’s National Assembly sitting after his fellow legislators reprimanded him over an explanation he sought from the government over former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s month-long trip to the US. Gitari...
  • GENEVA, Apr 23 - A Chinese dissident who died in detention last month is one of three nominees for an award often dubbed the Nobel prize for human rights, organisers said Wednesday. Cao Shunli, who died in mid-March at the age of 52, was hailed by the Martin Ennals Award organisers as an activist...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - A witness in the case facing four Somalis accused of aiding in the Westgate terror attack told the court on Wednesday that one of the men believed to have carried out the shootings sought to marry in Kenya just two months prior. Abdifatah Ali told Chief Magistrate Daniel...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 23 - Voters in Garissa County are set to go back to the polls after the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Nathif Jama Adan as Governor. Appellate Judges David Maraga, John Mwera and Philomena Muli sitting in Nairobi ruled that the High Court made an error when it failed...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has filed an application in which he wants journalist Walter Barasa to stop dragging his name in a petition seeking to halt the Kenyan cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC). In the application filed on Wednesday by his lawyer Kennedy...
  • KINSHASA, Apr 23 - Dozens of people were killed when a passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, the government said. An investigation is under way into the cause of the crash, government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Wednesday. "Thirty-seven people have...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - As security agencies seek to rid Kenya of aliens, the Mandera County Registrar of Persons Salim Godana and a Mandera chief, Mohamed Omar, were tasked with explaining how Adan Abdikadir Adan, a suspected alien, obtained a Kenyan ID. Adan is one of the four men being tried...
  • JUBA, Apr 23 - The White House has expressed horror at what it called the "abomination" of spiralling violence in South Sudan’s civil war, where rebels have been accused of massacring hundreds of civilians. The rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - Legislators from the Jubilee Coalition have poured scorn on a two-part investigative story aired by KTN which exposed intrigues surrounding last year’s presidential election. Led by the Leader of the Majority Coalition in the National Assembly Aden Duale, the legislators...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 22 - Police now says the Usalama Watch operation will be extended to all areas within Nairobi County including the leafy suburbs where they believe some foreigners might be living without legal documents. Following the operation, Nairobi Police Chief Benson Kibue says the rate of...
  • BANGKOK, Apr 23 - Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra more time to submit her defence against allegations of abuse of power which could see her removed from office. The premier, who has faced a series of legal challenges to her tenure as well as...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - Nairobi County Transport Executive Evans Ondieki says plans to remove him are as a result of him not giving in to County Assembly Members who have been paid by cartels in the transport industry to derail the mass transit bus system, set to be introduced in July. Speaking to...
  • JOHANNESBURG, Apr 23 - Twenty years after the euphoria of South Africa’s first democratic elections swept liberation hero Nelson Mandela to power, the ruling party faces its toughest test at the polls next month. Rampant corruption and a failure to erase apartheid’s enduring legacy of abject...
  • SEOUL, Apr 23 - South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday raided businesses affiliated with the operator of a capsized ferry as part of a widening investigation into a disaster that left more than 300 people missing or dead. The raids focused on 10 affiliates and firms related to the Incheon-based...
  • HARARE, Apr 22 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said he gets by on a modest salary of $4,000 (Sh348,000) a month because of the "hard times" facing the country, state media reported Tuesday. Zimbabwe is still recovering from years of economic collapse attributed mainly to government...
  • PRETORIA, South Africa, Apr 22 - A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday said suggestions that the Paralympian had taken acting lessons ahead of his emotional murder trial testimony were "totally devoid of any truth". We "deny that our client has undergone any ‘acting lessons’ or any form of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22 - A showdown looms on May 1 after the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli insisted that he would not allow the Federation of Public Service Trade Unions (PUSETU) to, ‘hijack’ their plans for the official national Labour Day...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22 - Uncertainty reigned over the official national Labour Day celebration venue on Tuesday, when Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi revealed that the Executive was yet to decide on the matter. Kambi’s revelation came amid reports that the Central Organisation of Trade...
  • JUBA, Apr 22 - South Sudan’s army said on Tuesday it was battling rebels in three key states, as insurgents blamed for massacring hundreds of civilians in attacks last week continued an offensive targeting oil fields. The rebels seized the town of Bentiu last week, unleashing two days of ethnic...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22- A bomb hoax disrupted operations at the Nyahururu Law Courts early on Tuesday after fears that explosives had been planted in the premises. Tension was high as security personnel moved in immediately and cordoned the court precincts and evacuated members of the public, court...
  • MOGADISHU, Apr 22 - Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab said they had assassinated a lawmaker on Tuesday, the second such killing in 24 hours and the latest in a series of attacks in the war-ravaged capital of Mogadishu. Abdiaziz Isak was shot "several times and he died instantly," police officer...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 22 - The Nairobi City County on Tuesday announced that beginning June, it will for the fourth time embark on a project to clean the Nairobi Dam and turn it into a recreational park. Chairman of the Nairobi Dam Restoration Taskforce Bartonjo Chesaina said that their strategy this...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 22 - The Government says it will allocate more resources for the purchase of motorbikes for chiefs and other administrators at the grassroots. Speaking in Kisumu when he met administrators from Kisumu and Siaya Counties, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku said there had...

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