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  • 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...
  • RIYADH, Jan 25 - The normally gridlocked streets of the Saudi capital were quiet on Sunday after King Salman declared a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah, and more foreign leaders made their way to the kingdom. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was travelling to offer condolences to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25 - Patrick Ole Tutui will contest in the Kajiado Central by-election slated for March under the newly formed Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP). Tutui won the party’s nominations in results declared early on Sunday morning after garnering 10,502 of 25,256 valid votes cast. Elijah...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 - Unity talks dominated the last day of a Jubilee legislators retreat in Naivasha amid some murmurs of rebellion following the formation of the Jubilee Alliance Party. Legislators who spoke on condition of anonymity say President Uhuru Kenyatta who chaired the meeting...
  • MAIDUGURI, Jan 24- Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the city which is the epicentre of the Islamist group’s six-year insurgency and where President Goodluck Jonathan is to launch his re-election campaign Saturday. The killings near the embattled city took place Friday,...
  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 24- Calm returned to Soweto streets on Saturday after a week on looting and violence against foreign shopkeepers in South Africa’s iconic township, police said. Residents of the populous township southwest of Johannesburg had gone on a rampage after a foreign businessman shot dead...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 - Airport View Housing Limited on Saturday defended itself against accusations of grabbing public school land in Lang’ata. In a paid newspaper advert, the company said it has been unfairly tried in the court of public opinion and asked that the legal processes initiated to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 - Voting for the Jubilee Alliance Party primaries to pick a candidate for the upcoming Kajiado Central by-election kicked off on Saturday morning. The party which seeks to nominate a popular candidate did not restrict the voting to delegates but used the Independent Electoral...
  • NYERI, Kenya, Jan 24 - The public hearings on the Public Benefits Organisations Act, 2013 (PBO) has kicked off with public participation proceedings in Nyeri and Meru Counties successively. The public participation forums are being conducted by the PBO Task Force that was formed by the Cabinet...
  • KINSHASA, Jan 24- Forty people have died in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo against President Joseph Kabila, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday, accusing security forces of using excessive force and then trying to remove evidence. The number of people who have died in DR Congo over...
  • TOKYO, Jan 24- Japan on Saturday vowed to "never give up" its struggle to save two Japanese hostages held captive by Islamic State militants after the deadline to pay their ransom passed in agonising silence. Whether freelance journalist Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, the self-employed contractor he...
  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 24- A US court jailed a "radicalized" Colorado teenager intercepted by the FBI when she attempted to join her fiance in the Islamic State (IS) group to fight in Syria. Shannon Conley, 19, will serve four years in prison for providing and attempting to provide material support and...
  • PORT AU PRINCE, Jan 24- United Nations Security Council members arrived in Haiti for a three day visit to urge the government to hold long-delayed elections in order to stem a mounting political crisis. Envoys from the 15 member states of the international peace and security body met with President...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 - A concerned citizen is now changeling the decision by Parliament to amend the National Police Service Act, which has accorded the President the mandate to hire and fire the Inspector General of Police. Human rights activist Okiyah Omtatah is contesting the move by the...
  • MAGU, Jan 23- It was a hyena that killed the boy, but four elderly women got the blame. Villagers slashed them with machetes then set fire to their bodies for casting spells on the wild animal. "They cut her with machetes," said Sufia Shadrack, the daughter of one of the murdered women in her small...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 23 - The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board has reversed its earlier decision of declaring 13 magistrates unfit to continue serving in the Judiciary in the ongoing screening process. Board chairman Sharad Rao said they have forwarded the cases to the Judicial Service...
  • GENEVA, Jan 23- A new round of peace talks between Libya’s warring factions will possibly take place in Geneva next week, the United Nations said Friday. There is no confirmation yet where or when the next round of Libyan peace talks will take place, but "there is a possibility that they come back...
  • FREETOWN, Jan 23- Sierra Leone on Friday lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on movement put in place at the height of the Ebola crisis, amid signs that the deadly epidemic was retreating. The nation of six million had restricted travel for around half its population, sealing off six of its 14...

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