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  • DAKAR, April 16- Judges in Senegal were deliberating Wednesday on the fate of former president Abdoulaye Wade’s son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1 billion. The anti corruption court in Dakar is expected to announce on Thursday...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 16 - The National Steering Committee on Media Monitoring has revealed that it has written to four prominent lawyers warning them against hate speech over the ongoing anti-terror crackdown. The committee accuses the lawyers of fuelling hatred amongst Kenyans. Briefing journalists...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, April 16 - Former Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Ludeki Chweya has been appointed the Director General of the Kenya School of Government (KSG). He takes over from Elijah Wachira who was in an acting position for two years and Prof Margret Kobia who lastly held the position. Chweya...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - The Court of Appeal has upheld the nomination of Naisula Lesuuda as a nominated Senator for The National Alliance (TNA). Judges GBM Kariuki, Erastus Githinji, Mohamed Warsame, Daniel Musinga and Kathurima M’Inoti dismissed an appeal by Lucy Mathia on grounds that...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - The Chairperson of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) Sarah Serem on Wednesday maintained that Members of County Assemblies (MCAs) would not get car grants. This is despite the Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale stating in Parliament that...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - Some 225 illegal immigrants are set to be deported to various countries in the ongoing crackdown following increased terror threats. Administration Police Spokesperson Masoud Mwinyi says 412 refugees found to have strayed will be sent back to camps. He said all refugees...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - The Government will not relent in the war against corruption and will use all means to contain the vice, the Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua has said. Speaking in the Office of the President during a meeting with 18 envoys who recently penned an...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) on Wednesday raised the alarm over what it said was failure by County Executives and Assemblies to foster public participation in the formulation of their laws. LSK chairman Eric Mutua said lack of public participation not only contravened...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday held a meeting with 25 Members of Parliament where it was agreed that police operations being carried out will be in accordance with the law. The meeting was also attended by Internal Security Principal...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - The President and other State officers will continue to take their oaths of office using the Bible after the High Court dismissed a petition challenging the practice. David Gitahi, the Chairman of the Othaya Residents’ Foundation, had sought to stop the use of the Bible for...
  • MAIDUGURI, April 16,- Desperate Nigerian parents pleaded Wednesday for an end to their "nightmare" after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in the embattled northeast. The mass abduction by heavily armed insurgents from the Chibok area of Borno state late...
  • BOSTON, April 16,- Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation. Vice President Joe Biden led an emotionally charged tribute at the Hynes...
  • SEOUL, Apr 16 - South Korean rescue teams,...Read more
  • BUJUMBURA, Apr 16 - Burundi’s government has demanded the United Nations provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters, amid renewed concerns over political violence. Local media have been quoting from a puportedly leaked internal UN report that...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, April 16 - Kenya has started a programme to eliminate worm-infestations among school going children. On Tuesday, the Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia on Tuesday gave details of Kenya’s National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP), the first large scale effort of its...
  • SEOUL, Apr 16 - South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying Wednesday that it threatened family values in a country where marital infidelity is a crime. The Korean site of the Canada-based company — slogan: "Life is short....
  • SEOUL, Apr 16 - South Korea’s coastguard said Wednesday one person had been killed as it struggled to rescue 476 people — mostly high school students — aboard a ferry that ran aground and sank off the southern coast. Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice minister of security and public administration, told a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 - Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko (DPP) on Tuesday raised concern that poor budgetary allocations to the criminal justice system will hamper equality and the fight against crime in Kenya. Speaking during the 2nd Annual...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 - The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) says it has secured venues in most towns in the country in readiness for Labour Day celebrations, in a move aimed at locking out the newly launched Federation of Public Service Trade Unions (PUSETU). COTU executive board...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 - South Africa will send officials of the African National Congress (ANC) to South Sudan to help resolve the conflict in the country. South African special envoy to South Sudan, Cyril Ramaphosa, said ANC will assist SPLM to resolve internal party problems. ANC’s main task...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 - The Government in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross plans to grow 10 billion trees come 2030 across 47 counties in the country, through the Sustainable Environment and Restoration program. The program is set to increase the country’s forest cover which is below the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 - The government has directed all secondary schools to ensure that they immediately formulate student councils to replace the prefecture system. According to Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi, schools with councils have managed to instil order and better...
  • DHAKA, Apr 15 - Bangladesh police said...Read more
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 - Water is a basic...Read more
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