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  • ETHIOPIA, October 22- East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ugandan Prime Minister...
  • KAMPALA, October 22- A Ugandan judge dismissed the case Wednesday of two men accused of having homosexual sex, the first since tough laws were repealed, their lawyer said. Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa, who have rejected all the accusations since their arrest in January, celebrated as they left...
  • DAMAS, October 22- Syria’s armed forces, including its aircraft, have been providing military support to Kurdish fighters defending the town of Kobane besieged by jihadists, the information minister said. "The state with its military forces and planes has been providing military and logistical...
  • PHILADELPHIA, October 22-  Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan. Yousafzai won the annual prize from the National Constitution Center for her...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 - CORD leaders are on Wednesday morning expected to appear before the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) to present evidence on claims they made about the disputed Karen land. This follows a request by the Commission for Senators Johnston Muthama, James Orengo and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country Wednesday morning for a one day official visit to Juba, South Sudan, where he will attend an IGAD Summit. The plane carrying the President and his delegation departed the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 9:00 am. At...
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct 22 - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday ordered the interim release of four suspects in former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba’s case to avoid their pre-trial detention becoming "disproportionate". The four men are accused with Bemba of presenting...
  • KISUMU, Kenya, Oct 22 - Kisumu County Assembly Speaker Ann Atieno Adul has been impeached by the assembly over alleged gross misconduct. Thirty nine MCAs voted to have her impeached, three voted to keep her in office while six others abstained from voting. Among the accusations levelled against the...
  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 - A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the Middle East, Liu Jieyi, China’s permanent representative to the UN, urged Israel to...
  • Washington, Oct 22 - A US photojournalist said he was grateful to be alive after the hospital treating him declared him free of Ebola, in a minor victory over the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people. Ashoka Mukpo, who was working as a freelance cameraman for NBC News in Monrovia, Liberia...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 22 - A US photojournalist joined a Spanish nurse in being declared free of Ebola on Tuesday, as the United States tightened restrictions on travelers from the West African countries at the epicenter of the outbreak. And in West Africa, medical charity MSF, at the...
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 21 - The microblogging site Twitter popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is nothing more than "a source of lies" and evil, the kingdom’s top Muslim cleric said. "If it were used correctly, it could be of real benefit, but unfortunately it’s...
  • ACAPULCO, October 21- Mexico’s government announced a $110,000 reward for information on the disappearance of 43 students in a case of alleged collusion between a drug gang and police. The reward was announced in national newspapers and featured black and white photos of the 43 students, who went...
  • MURSITPINAR, October 21- Kurdish fighters in the battleground Syrian town of Kobane weathered an onslaught by Islamic State group militants on Tuesday as they awaited promised reinforcements. The Kurdish militia faced a fierce attack by IS fighters, including suicide bombers, late on Monday, that...
  • KAMPALA, October 21- Ugandan health officials said Tuesday that all suspected cases of the Ebola like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation released. A 30 year old medical technician died from Marburg on September 28, 11 days after falling ill in a Kampala hospital where he...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - The International Criminal Court has warned the Kenyan government against leaking classified filings to the media in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Trial Chamber V (b) says it regards seriously any allegation that confidential or under-seal information has been...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - The Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo on Tuesday ignored threats by the Law Society of Kenya to sue him if he extended Lamu County curfew past October 22. The IG extended the curfew to November 23 from 6.30pm to 6.30am daily. Kimaiyo also affirmed that the expansive...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Oct 21 - The Governors of Kajiado, Kiambu, Nairobi and Muranga counties on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pave way for the formation of a Nairobi Metropolitan Transport Authority. The authority is meant to oversee the implementation of the mass rapid transit system...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - The Senate is torn over how to handle court injunctions targeted at them. This came up at an informal meeting called by Speaker Ekwee Ethuro after Senators failed to agree on whether to go ahead and form a special committee to probe Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s...
  • South Africa, Oct 21 - South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrived on Tuesday at Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru prison, where he will begin a maximum five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "He is already accommodated at Kgosi Mampuru," correctional services spokesman...
  • DR Congo, Oct 21 - "You sent...Read more
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - Over 400,000 Kenya...Read more
  • Sudan, Oct 21 - Sudan’s ruling party...Read more
  • JOHANNESBURG, SA, Oct 21 - At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. His sprint around the 400m track was the first time in history that a double-amputee had raced at the Olympic...
  • PRETORIA, SA, Oct 21 - South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax. Pistorius, who had vomited and wept at times during the trial, stood stock-still in...

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