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  • ETHIOPIA, Jul 28 - Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union on Tuesday, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights. After visiting Kenya, the country of his father’s birth, Obama is in the Ethiopian...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 27 - Former CEO of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) James Oswago has dismissed the Auditor General’s special report which has accused him mismanaging the procurement of electronic voter kits. Oswago told the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - In true Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) fashion a hashtag, #SomeoneTellCNN, preceded his arrival and a hashtag, #NowThatObamaIsGone marked his exit. And again in typical KOT fashion, it was a mix of humour and more serious fare. @AKenyanJourno for instance wanted to know, "Where...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - Opposition leaders on Monday said they will continue to advocate for good governance following talks with US President Barack Obama. Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka said the Opposition will continue keeping the government accountable on corruption. "And this is what we are...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jul 27- US President Barack Obama on Monday praised recent advances by Somali and African Union troops against Shabaab militants, but said it was important to keep up the pressure. Speaking in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Obama said the Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend a multilateral meeting on South Sudan and regional counter terrorism. The meeting will be will be addressed by US President Barack Obama, who is the first US President to address the African Union....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - Opposition leaders Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula and Martha Karua have previously criticised the US government involvement in Kenya’s internal affairs when in power. In 2009, Wetangula lashed out at Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson and former...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jul 27 - Somalia’s president on Monday gave a defiant warning to Shabaab insurgents a day after they killed at least 13 people in a bomb attack on a hotel that houses several diplomatic missions. The suicide vehicle attack, the latest in a string of bomb blasts and killings in...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jul 27 - Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents killed at least 13 people Sunday in a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu, a security official said Monday, updating an earlier death toll. "The devastation was huge, and so far 13 people, all of them innocent civilians,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - Business is back to normal after the visit of US President Barack Obama who jetted out of the country to Ethiopia Sunday evening. Nairobi Traffic Commandant Edward Mwamburi told Capital FM News that there was an increasing number of vehicles on Monday morning on the roads...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The Nairobi County Government says the beautification which has been going on around the city will continue despite the end of US President Barack Obama’s visit. Environment County executive Evans Ondieki told Capital FM News that the initiative was a long term process...
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  • BEIJING, Jul 27 - A woman was killed after she plunged through flooring over an escalator in a Chinese department store, reports said Monday, thrusting her toddler to safety as she fell to her death. Xiang Liujuan, 30, was holding her son in front of her as they went up the stairway on Saturday,...
  • LOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 27 - Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of pop legend Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday aged 22, six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home. "She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone...
  • MOGADISHU, Jul 27  - Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents killed at least six people in a huge car bomb attack on a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu that is also home to several diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack, the latest in a string of bomb blasts and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - The historic visit by United States President Barack Obama in his father’s country came to an end on Sunday afternoon. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto bade farewell to President Obama at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where he departed...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - US President Barack Obama has told Capital FM that he would love to visit the Maasai Mara and climb Mt Kilimanjaro on leaving office. In an exclusive interview with Capital FM’s Olive Burrows at the conclusion of his visit to Kenya on Sunday afternoon, Obama said he would...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 -US President Barack Obama has called on Kenyans abandon retrogressive cultural practices that continue to down grade the dignity and rights of women. Speaking during a public lecture at the Safaricom Arena, Kasarani, Obama passionately emphasised that some of these...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 26 - United States President Barack Obama has noted Kenya’s efforts towards achieving democracy saying this is vital to ensure good governance. During his final address to Kenyans prior to his departure to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he will speak at an African Union summit,...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jul 26 - At least six people were killed Sunday when a suspected car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu housing diplomatic missions and frequented by government officials and international workers. "We have seen around six people killed,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - US President Barack Obama has challenged the youth of Kenya to rise up and play their rightful role since the country and Africa are on the move. In his address to the nation Sunday, President Obama cautioned Kenyan youths against being weighed down by old ways. "I want to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - US President Barack Obama on Sunday ended a landmark visit to Kenya, urging the east African nation and birthplace of his father to renounce corruption, tribalism and inequality. Speaking to a raucous crowd in an indoor arena in the capital Nairobi, Obama said Kenya needed...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - President Barack Obama has taken a jibe at the Opposition, saying he found it odd that they would want the US to interfere with Kenya’s internal affairs, but took the opposite stand when in power. Speaking at a forum with the civil society, Obama said he met with the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Kenya to renounce corruption and tribalism, delivering a rousing speech at the end of a landmark visit to the East African nation and birthplace of his father. Speaking to a raucous crowd in an indoor arena in the capital Nairobi...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - US President Barack Obama addressed Kenyans at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Kasarani on Sunday morning beginning with a moving account of how he traced his Kenyan roots to Kogelo and achievements made in Kenya so far. Obama remembered well the first day he landed in Kenya...

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