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  • LONDON, Jan 26- WikiLeaks on Monday accused Internet giant Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the US authorities, and not notifying them for almost three years. It was acting on warrants that reveal the US Department of Justice investigation into WikiLeaks...
  • DAKAR, Jan 26- Senegal reopened its land border with Guinea on Monday, pointing to the "significant efforts" of its neighbour in fighting an Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives. People and goods can now "move freely by land between the two countries", the interior ministry said in a...
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan 26 - Notorious former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Monday, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The initial hearing for the Ugandan child soldier-turned-warlord came...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - Igembe South Member of Parliament Mithika Linturi has decried the behaviour of his colleagues in the National Assembly and the Senate who booed him when he sought to address them during a Jubilee MPs retreat in Naivasha over the weekend. Linturi was forced to cut his speech...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - The application by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) challenging the jurisdiction of the Industrial Court to adjudicate over the pay dispute with teachers will now be determined during the arbitration of the pay row whose mention has been set for February 23. In its...
  • Egypt Jan 26 - An Egyptian appeals court on Monday sentenced a doctor to more than two years in jail for performing a female circumcision that killed a teenage girl, overturning an acquittal. A lower court in November had acquitted the doctor and the father of 14-year-old Sohair al-Bataa in the...
  • NAROK, Kenya, Jan 26 - At least two people were feared dead Monday and dozens others wounded in Narok when protests to oust Governor Samuel Tunai turned chaotic. Among those wounded was area police chief Paul Leting and two of his juniors, police said of the protests, which brought Narok town to a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - A Jubilee Alliance Party candidate who lost in the Kajiado Central parliamentary nomination has decamped to the Orange Democratic Movement. Memusi Kanchori says the mini-poll for the newly launched party was marred with irregularities and hopes to clinch the ticket under...
  • LUSAKA, Zambia, Jan 26 - Zambia’s newly-elected President Edgar Lungu dropped vice president Guy Scott - who was briefly Africa’s only white leader - from his administration when he announced his cabinet on Monday. As interim president since the death in office of Michael Sata in October, Scott had...
  • SSudan, Jan 26 - Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan’s state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reported Monday. A convoy carrying the journalists and local officials was ambushed in Raja county...
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan 26 - Notorious former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen faces International Criminal Court judges for the first time on Monday, charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. Once known as the "White Ant" for his brutal command within the Ugandan...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - The defence teams of Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang are set to file a motion of no-case-to-answer as the prosecution prepares to close its case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) by March 2015. But the possibility of halting the trial...
  • UK, Jan 26 - The Church of England ends centuries of male-only leadership Monday when it consecrates its first female bishop in the face of fierce opposition from traditionalists. Libby Lane will become a bishop in a ceremony at York Minster in northern England, six months after the Church voted to...
  • Australia, Jan 26 - The largest glacier in East Antarctica, containing ice equivalent to a six-metre (20-foot) rise in global sea levels, is melting due to warm ocean water, Australian scientists said Monday. The 120-kilometre (74.4 mile) long Totten Glacier, which is more than 30 kilometres wide,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - A protest planned by University of Nairobi students on Monday has been put off, after the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) indicated that funds would be disbursed into affected students’ accounts by Tuesday. In a statement, Chief Executive Officer Charles Ringera pointed...
  • BEIJING, China, Jan 26 - The number of Internet users in China has risen to nearly 650 million, authorities said over the weekend, as the world’s largest online population continues to rise. There were 648 million Internet users in China at the end of 2014, according to the China Internet Network...
  • LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 26 - A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, prompting a review of security procedures, a government spokeswoman said. The caller pretended to be the director of Britain’s electronic spy agency GCHQ...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan 25 - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to boost already large investments as he visited Somalia, a strategic ally offering lucrative rewards for those willing to work in the war-torn nation. Erdogan, on a rare visit by a foreign leader to a capital hit...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25 - Nandi Hills Member of Parliament Alfred Keter on Sunday said the video showing him causing a scene at the Gilgil weighbridge on Saturday night, had been misunderstood. Keter said he was not seeking to, “unduly influence public officers,” as had been stated by the Presidency...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25- State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu has distanced State House officials from allegations by Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter that they wanted a detained vehicle at the Gilgil weighbridge released. In a statement sent to newsrooms, Esipisu says State House supports any legal...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25- Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Sunday suspended all rallies and demonstrations in Narok County with immediate effect, saying there was a risk of such mass action leading to violence. In a statement to Newsrooms, Nkaissery appealed to the area leaders to use...
  • NEW DELHI, Jan 25 - US President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi Sunday for the start of a three-day visit to India, receiving a hug from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he disembarked from Air Force One. Obama, who landed in the overcast capital at around 9:40am (0410 GMT), was accorded a red...
  • TOKYO, Jan 25 - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as "outrageous and unforgivable" and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid growing global revulsion. The apparent beheading of self-employed security contractor...
  • LAGOS, Jan 25 - US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Nigeria Sunday, just weeks away from closely fought elections overshadowed by fears about mounting Boko Haram violence and poll-related unrest. Kerry announced the trip on Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25 – The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has directed the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Director of Criminal Investigations to take immediate action against Nandis Hill Member of Parliament Alfred Keter. This is after a video clip went...

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