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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 2 - The National Assembly on Tuesday began vetting nominees for the positions of Director General of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in addition to 20 Ambassadors and High Commissioners. The vetting at the County Hall Chambers is being undertaken by the Defence and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 2 - Senators are now demanding over Sh4.2 million each monthly for offices, staffing and allowances to operate in their counties saying they have been discriminated against. If a report by the Task Force on Senators’ Welfare chaired by Murang’a Senator Kembi Gitura is adopted...
  • AMERLI, Sep 2 - Iraqi forces made more progress Tuesday in their fightback against jihadists, even as anger boiled over in Baghdad where protesters stormed parliament over the fate of missing soldiers who surrendered in June. After breaking a months long jihadist siege of the Shiite Turkmen...
  • MOSCOW, Sep 2 - Moscow declared NATO a "threat" to its security Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of Russia’s alleged stocking of war in Ukraine. Moscow’s surprise declaration of a shift in its military doctrine came just...
  • DAKAR, Sep 2 - International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries. MSF told a UN briefing in New York that world leaders were failing to address the...
  • RIYADH, Sep 2 - Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 suspected extremists, more than half of them ex-Qaeda detainees who had previously been released, the interior ministry announced on Tuesday. The arrests come as part of the kingdom’s drive to "punish" those "belonging to or supporting" groups classified...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 2 - Counties will soon have much awaited funding after the Senate passed the County Allocation of Revenue Bill. Initially, counties would have to wait 14 days before monies can be disbursed but, an amendment by the National Assembly reduced the time by seven days, which means...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 2 - Lack of a collective approach in dealing with terrorism has increased the continent’s vulnerability, according to leaders who attended the African Union Peace and Security Summit in Nairobi on Tuesday. Various leaders noted that lack of a clear criminal justice system which...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 2 - The prosecution in the ICC case against Deputy President William Ruto wants initial statements of witnesses who declined to testify before being compelled to do so admitted as evidence, even as the trial adjourned prematurely on Tuesday. Trial Attorney Anton Steynberg told...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 2 - The Okoa Kenya referendum push has hit the 1.4 million signature mark, according to a statement by the movement’s secretariat. The secretariat which is coordinating the signature collection says it is targeting to collect five million signatures despite the fact that the...
  • KINSHASA, Sep 2 - An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote northwestern region, UN the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. "There are now 31 deaths," Eugene Kambambi, the WHO’s head of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 2 - Former TV Queen Esther Arunga’s husband, Quincy Timberlake, has been charged with murder by an Australian court after the death of their three-year-old son in June this year. According to Australia’s Courier Mail, Quincy Timberlake was arrested on Tuesday morning from his...
  • WELLINGTON, Sept 2 - UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas. Figueres, in Samoa for a UN conference on small island states, said the impact of...
  • BERLIN, Sep 2  - Germany will inaugurate the first national memorial to the estimated 300,000 ill and disabled people systematically murdered by the Nazis on Tuesday, at a ceremony with victims’ relatives. The site next to the Tiergarten park is the fourth and likely final major memorial in Berlin’...
  • SUVA, Sep 2  - Fiji revealed for the first time Tuesday the demands being made by Al-Qaeda linked Syria rebels who took more than 40 UN peacekeepers hostage in the Golan Heights last week. Fiji army chief Mosese Tikoitoga said the rebels wanted their organisation, the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra...
  • SYDNEY, Sep 2 - An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said Tuesday, the second case in as many months to ignite debate about commercial surrogacy. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said the Thai mother of the children, Siriwan...
  • MOGADISHU, Sept 2 - US military forces launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab, the government said Tuesday, but gave no details if the attack was successful. "The Americans carried out a major air strike targeting a gathering by senior Al-Shabaab officials,...
  • MASERU, Sept 2 - Gunfire and power cuts rekindled tensions in Lesotho’s capital Maseru overnight, as the mountain nation awaited the possible return of its exiled prime minister following an apparent coup. An aide to Tom Thabane told AFP the 75-year-old could return to the country Tuesday, after...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - International Criminal Court (ICC) judges on Monday ordered the 22nd witness in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and former broadcaster Joshua arap Sang to undergo a medical examination. This was after the prosecution, Witness and Victims Unit (WVU) and his...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - The National Land Commission (NLC) Taskforce on Historical Land Injustices on Monday pledged to have the final word on the matter. Taskforce Chairman Samuel Tororei said they would provide the "closure" that previous bodies constituted over the injustices did not. He...
  • MOSCOW, September 1 - Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine over the past two months, and at least several hundred have apparently died in combat there, rights groups exposing army abuses told AFP on Monday. Moscow denies that it has deployed regular troops to Ukraine to prop up...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - Kenya will host the Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism, to be attended by a number of Heads of State and Government from the continent on Tuesday. Already, six presidents have confirmed attendance at the one-day summit among them the leaders of Chad...
  • GENEVA, September 1 - The UN Human Rights Council on Monday debated whether to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate suspected "crimes against humanity" by the Islamic State, as Baghdad called the jihadists an "imminent threat" to the world. "This terrorist organisation must be...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - A mechanic was arraigned in a Nakuru Court on Monday over the theft of a BMW which was linked to State House in media reports. The mechanic, Aggrey Odhiambo, was charged with involvement in the theft of the vehicle - which State House has denied was part of the presidential...
  • BEIJING, September 1 - Three top Chinese universities have vowed to tighten "ideological" control over students and teachers, as a wider clampdown on free expression in the country intensifies. The comments came from the Communist Party committees of Peking University, Shanghai’s Fudan University,...

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