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  • KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct 23 - A regional conference on education aimed at finding ways of harnessing innovation potential to drive social economic development in East Africa got underway in Rwanda’s capital Kigali on Thursday as part of Africa’s spirited attempt to become self-reliant in years to come....
  • HONG KONG, October 23- Hong Kong civil servants have taken to Facebook to anonymously voice support for ongoing democracy protests on a public page that points to unease among some of those working at the heart of the city’s government. Bureaucrats from a myriad of departments — including the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 - Former Moyale Member of Parliament Guyo Halake was shot dead by unknown assailants at his home in Moyale Town on Wednesday night. According to police, the attackers escaped without stealing anything from the deceased’s home which is about four kilometres from Moyale Town....
  • TUNIS, October 23- Tunisian police were exchanging gunfire Thursday with armed "terrorists" who had taken refuge in a town a few kilometres (miles) from the capital, the interior ministry said. "Security forces have surrounded a house in Oued Ellil harbouring terrorists and exchanges of gunfire are...
  • MANILA, October 23- Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights group said Thursday. Human Rights Watch called on the UAE to reform a restrictive visa...
  • KISUMU, Kenya, Oct 23 - The Kisumu County Assembly has now advertised the position of the Speaker in the local dailies following the removal of Ann Atieno Adul from office on Tuesday. Interim Clerk Owen Ojuok indicated in an advertisement that the assembly wishes to recruit a competent and...
  • KANO, October 23- A bomb blast at a bus station in a north Nigeria area previously targeted by Boko Haram killed five people, police said Thursday, in what appeared to be the latest crack in the government’s purported ceasefire with the Islamists. Police in Bauchi state confirmed overnight witness...
  • GENEVA, October 23 - The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace. The UN’s public health body said 9,936 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — the three countries at the epicentre of the...
  • DR. Congo 23 - Medical sleuths are deep in the jungle of the DR Congo trying to track down the origins of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country. It is a different strain than the one that has swept three west African countries this year, killing nearly 4,900, and its toll of 49 so […] It is a...
  • MEXICO CITY, October 23 - Mexico has ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging they masterminded last month’s attack that left six students dead and 43 missing. Carrying torches and candles, tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City to...
  • HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct 23 - The Zimbabwe students’ union on Thursday made war not love over a new code of conduct banning students from kissing on campus at the country’s top university. In a circular displayed at halls of residence, authorities at the University of Zimbabwe said students "caught in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 - Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli’s effort to expel his deputy George Muchai has been blocked after the Registrar of Trade Unions rejected the bid. The Registrar of Trade Unions Elizabeth Gicheha said contrary to Atwoli’s claims...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 - Samsung Electronics Company Ltd has announced that the company - through its global headquarters in Seoul, Korea - will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about $1 million to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. The smartphones, to be donated through the United Nations...
  • OTTAWA, Canada, Oct 23 - A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list killed a soldier and attempted to storm Canada’s parliament Wednesday before the assembly’s sergeant-at-arms shot him dead. The attack - the second this week targeting Canadian military personnel - came as Canadian jets were to...
  • KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct 23 - A campaign for Rwandan President Paul Kagame to seek a third term has begun with allies suggesting a constitutional change to allow him to run in 2017. Kagame, whose Rwandan Patriotic Front or RPF - a former rebel army that helped end the 1994 genocide and is now the major...
  • SYDNEY, October 22- An Australian man caught in a global sting which used a virtual girl to trap child sex predators has become the first person convicted from the operation, the child rights group behind it said Wednesday. Dutch charitable organisation Terre des Hommes said in November last year...
  • OCTOBER 22- A contingent of 83 doctors and nurses departed Cuba late Tuesday for Guinea and Liberia, bringing to 256 the number of medical workers sent by Havana to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The state-run Granma newspaper reported on Wednesday that the plane carrying the "heroic" medical...
  • LE CAIRE, October 22- An Egyptian court jailed 25 men Wednesday for from seven years to life for planning "terrorist attacks" on state institutions during the presidency of Islamist Mohamed Morsi. The accused, members of the so called "Nasr City Cell," were arrested in 2012 after an exchange of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 - Lack of space for wildlife is slowly emerging as the major challenge in conservation according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Acting Director William Kiprono. Kiprono said as the country continues to witness major infrastructure development like the Standard Gauge...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - Lamu County leaders have protested Tuesday’s order by the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to extend a dusk to dawn curfew in the area by one month to November 23. The leaders led by Governor Issa Timamy claim the local security team was misleading the government...
  • Ottawa, Canada, Oct 22- Heavily-armed Canadian police backed by armored vehicles and surrounded parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday after at least one gunman shot a soldier guarding a nearby monument. Witnesses said they saw a man armed with a rifle running to the parliament building after the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 - The government says it will now seek intervention of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties to have the cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto dismissed. National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and his Senate counterpart...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – Controversy over the location of Konza Techno City rages as some government agencies contradicted each other when they appeared before a Senate committee. The Director of Survey Cesare Mbaria and Director of Physical Planning Augustine Masinde told the Senate lands...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday supported President Uhuru Kenyatta’s objection to Cabinet Secretaries appearing on the floor of the National Assembly to take questions. Odinga said requiring Secretaries to do so would go against the doctrine of separation of...
  • JUBA, South Sudan, Oct 22 - Regional leaders Wednesday met in South Sudan’s capital, Juba in a move that appears to herald a breakthrough in the country’s peace process. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ethiopian Premier Hailemariam Desalegn and Uganda’s Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda were briefed by the...

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