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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday nominated the Principal Secretary for Interior, Monica Juma, to the position of Secretary to the Cabinet replacing Francis Kimemia. Ambassador Juma has served as an expert with numerous Governments and Inter-Governmental Organizations,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - General Samson Mwathethe is the new Chief of Defence Forces. Mwathethe replaces General Julius Karangi who has retired after serving in the military for more than four decades. President Uhuru Kenyatta has also appointed Lieutenant-General Joseph Kasaon the vice Chief of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - Lobbyists led by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) now says they have put in place stringent measures to ensure Monday’s police recruitment is above board. The eight human rights organisation say they will have representatives in various recruiting...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - Forty MPs from Northern Kenya have expressed support for National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and said they will produce names of those with terror links in their own time, not necessarily in 30 days. The MPs led by Garissa County Senator Yusuf Haji and Senate...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - The Commission on Administrative Justice has launched investigations into the Garissa University College terror attack that took place a fortnight ago leaving 148 people dead to determine if there were any lapses in the government’s response. In a statement, the commission...
  • Johannesburg, Apr 17 - Twelve people were arrested overnight as anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa spread to parts of downtown Johannesburg, police said Friday. "Twelve suspects were arrested for trying to break into foreign-owned shops," said police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini...
  • Jakarta, Apr 17 - A passenger plane in Indonesia was forced to make an emergency landing Friday after air traffic control received a bomb threat, an official said, though police later confirmed it was a false alarm. The bomb squad started examining the Batik Air plane after it landed in South...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - The row over the new Basic Education Regulations 2015, which give the Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi direct powers over head teachers took a new twist on Thursday with a Parliamentary Committee saying the gazette notice is null and void. The National Assembly...
  • COLOGNE, Germany, Apr 17- Germany will hold a memorial service Friday to mourn the victims of the Germanwings crash, blamed on a depressed co-pilot believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a mountain. Flags will fly at half-mast nationwide for the 150 victims as political and religious...
  • Hanoi, Apr 17 - Vietnamese customs have seized elephant tusks and rhino horns worth millions of dollars on the black market from a flight arriving from France, officials said Friday. The haul weighed around 65 kilogrammes (143 pounds) and included 18 pieces of elephant tusk and three rhino horns,...
  • China, Apr 17 - A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, a rights group and media said, the second such protest reported against Beijing’s policies in the region in two weeks. Nei Kyab, believed to be in his 40s, set himself ablaze on Wednesday in a Tibetan-populated area of Sichuan...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - Runyenjes MP Cecily Mbarire has differed with her former chairman Ababu Namwamba on the decision to dissolve the Public Accounts Committee. Mbarire who addressed journalists after appearing before Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives on Thursday said the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - The death toll from a bus that was swept by flash floods in Mandera rose to five as rescue operations resumed on Friday. This was after the body of a child was recovered on being spotted by a Kenya Red Cross air surveillance team along River Gadudia. Despite the number […]...
  • BEIJING, Apr 17 - A Chinese court on Friday convicted a 71-year-old journalist of leaking state secrets and jailed her for seven years, it said, in a case seen by rights groups as part of a crackdown on government critics. Gao Yu — named one of the International Press Institute’s 50 "world press...
  • ABUJA, Nigeria, Apr 17 - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday told the United Nations his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram. The outgoing leader said in a statement he wanted the UN to focus instead on helping to rebuild...
  • CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Apr 16 - South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed for the end of attacks on immigrants as a wave of violence that has left at least six people dead threatened to spread across the country. In the past two weeks, shops and homes owned by Somalis, Ethiopians,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - At least four people drowned when a Public Service Vehicle attempted to cross a seasonal river in Mandera. Four others were still reported as missing when the rescue mission was called off on Thursday evening for security reasons given previous terror attacks by the Al...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Apr 16 - The Senate has come under fire from County Speakers who are accusing the institution of abandoning them. The County Assemblies narrated the trouble they have undergone in their attempts to perform their role, with Embu Speaker Kariuki Mate telling the Senate they had lost...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 16 - National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale says he will not give in to public pressure to step aside after claiming to know suspects and sympathisers of the Al-Shabaab terrorists. Duale told off those behind the campaign saying they should not personalise the war against...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - Hundreds of Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero’s supporters accompanied him on Thursday to the Integrity Centre where he was grilled for more than six hours over corruption allegations he’s facing. The supporters were chanting praise songs about Governor Kidero while declaring...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - The National Police Service recruitment scheduled for April 20 will be held in the 290 constituencies, as opposed to the district level. According to the regulations which have been approved by the House Committee on National Security and Administration, the recruitment of...
  • BRUSSLES, April 16- Major world powers and Iran will hold fresh talks in Vienna on April 22-23 to build on the framework accord reached on Tehran’s contested nuclear programme, the EU announced Thursday. The two sides "will continue work towards a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue...
  • SANAA, April 16- The UN envoy to Yemen has resigned after failing to avert large-scale violence, dealing a blow to hopes of a diplomatic solution to the conflict between rebels and Saudi-backed government forces. The announcement from the United Nations came as a Saudi led coalition pressed its air...
  • SEOUL, April 16- A South Korean activist said Thursday he had launched thousands of copies of the Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon, after police blocked a previous attempt last week. The unpublicised launch was carried out around midnight Wednesday in Gimpo, close to the...
  • Lagos, Apr 16 - A strike by air traffic controllers grounded all domestic flights in Nigeria on Thursday leaving passengers stranded at terminals across the country, an official said. "For now domestic flights are not taking place as only skeleton services are going on," Yakubu Dati of the Federal...

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