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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Kieni MP Kanini Keega on Monday distanced himself from calls within the Jubilee Alliance advising President Uhuru Kenyatta against honouring summons issued by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In a statement, Keega said President Kenyatta should attend the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - A man suffered a seizure, lost control of his vehicle at the main entrance of the Galleria Shopping mall in Karen and rammed into another car on Monday afternoon. The Galleria Shopping Mall management said the man went over a flower bed before colliding with the other car,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Council of Governors Chairman Isaac Ruto is now blaming the government for failing to dialogue with them to avert the referendum which they are agitating for. Ruto admits that most of the issues they are raising do not necessarily require a referendum to resolve, “but they...
  • HONG KONG, Sep 22 - Hong Kong students on Monday began a week-long boycott of classes, gathering in their thousands for what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against China’s refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy. Student activists crowded onto a campus...
  • BEIJING, Sept 22 - China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) saw their profit growth slow in the first eight months of 2014 amid softening growth momentum in the broader economy, showed data released by the Ministry of Finance on Monday. The combined profits of China’s SOEs rose 8 percent year on year...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Even though the International Criminal Court has indicated that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s attendance will be required at a status conference on October 8, the judges did not specify the mode of ‘presence.’ An official at the court says an accused can appear either...
  • TEHRAN, Iran, Sep 22 - Eleven Iranians accused of sending insulting SMS text messages about Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini have been arrested in the southern province of Shiraz, a newspaper reported on Monday. "After monitoring social network applications on mobile phones like...
  • KAMPALA, Uganda, Sep 22 - Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was blocked from staying at a hotel in Texas due to a campaign by gay rights activists, his office said Monday. The president faced international condemnation after the Ugandan parliament passed a bill earlier this year that would see...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Kenyan police said on Monday that two Iranians arrested in Nairobi last week carrying fake Israeli passports are being treated as illegal migrants. "They will be charged by the immigration authorities for being in the possession of forged passports," John Mulaulu, acting...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Sep 22 - President Barack Obama will seek to galvanise international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy. Obama has warned that failure to...
  • When the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutes people suspected of committing grave crimes, the adversarial format is familiar - prosecution pitted against defence, each with its own witnesses. What sets this court in The Hague apart from others is that the victims of crimes in each case...
  • NYERI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Deputy President William Ruto has said there is no competition between the national and county governments on service delivery as the two are complementing each other in the development of the country. Ruto warned leaders that competition between the two levels of government...
  • BEIJING, China, Sep 22 - Two people were killed and "many" injured by multiple explosions in China’s Xinjiang, the local government said Monday. The blasts struck at least three locations in Luntai County in the region’s south on Sunday, including a shopping area, the Xinjiang government’s Tianshan...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Patrick Karanja lost his mother to cervical cancer in June this year. Though his mother is gone, he says, he has picked important lessons that he would beg everyone to learn from. He painfully recalls the emotional ache and the financial strain that engulfed their family...
  • KAMPALA, Uganda, Sep 22 - As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku’s arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple’s fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent. "She said she’s going and I have struggled in vain, that no-one has...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 21 – The East African Community (EAC) has reached a common position on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which it intends to sign with the European Union. The agreement was reached following a two-day Ministerial meeting held in Arusha on Friday and Saturday, according...
  • WASHINGTON, September 21- The United States marked the anniversary Sunday of the Westgate Mall attack that killed 67 people in Nairobi, pledging to help Kenya fight extremist groups like the Shebab. "As a strong and enduring partner, we will continue to support the Kenyan people in their efforts to...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Sept 21- It was an emotional moment in Karura forest when hundreds of Westgate victims and family members converged on Sunday to commemorate the first anniversary of the Westgate terror attack. Tears flowed freely when the family members were given a chance to recall the last...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 21 – They came to light candles to recall the fateful day when lives of their loved ones were shattered by terrorists’ bullets. They came to lay down red and white roses outside the Westgate mall where they sang and shed tears freely. And Queen Kere, a Customer Care Officer...
  • NAKURU, Kenya Sept 21 - Victims of the 2007/8 post election violence in Nakuru are now urging the International Criminal Court (ICC) to support them get back to their normal lives, instead of spending too much money on witnesses who now recanting their evidence. The victims who addressed a press...
  • WASHINGTON, September 21- The US Secret Service is reviewing its security measures after a man claiming to be an Iraq war veteran jumped over a White House fence and entered the presidential mansion with a knife. The White House — the president’s workplace and home — is generally regarded as one of...
  • FREETOWN, September 21- Sierra Leone wrapped up its 72 hour shutdown on Sunday, with authorities reporting that the action aimed at containing the Ebola epidemic had uncovered up to 70 dead bodies in and around the capital. Most of the west African country’s six million people were confined to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 20 — It was a blue sky, sun shiny sort of day; the kind perfect for a spot of shopping or meeting a friend at a café; and by extension, a busy day for those who would man those counters. And so it was at the Westgate mall. A young couple shopped […] A young couple shopped for...
  • KIEV, September 20- Ukrainian forces and pro Russian militias were due Saturday to pull back their troops from a demilitarised zone created under a new peace plan agreed in marathon overnight talks. A nine point agreement thrashed out in the early hours of Saturday in the Belarussian capital Minsk...
  • SURUC, September 21- As many as 70,000 Syrian Kurds have poured into Turkey since Friday fleeing an offensive by Islamic State jihadists in northeastern Syria, the UN’s refugee agency said Sunday. The UNHCR "is stepping up its response to help Turkey come to the aid of an estimated 70,000 Syrians...

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