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  • Deputy President William Ruto’s Twitter Account has been hacked, barely days after the same action on the military’s account. The account was taken over by hackers anonymous group which is now posting offensive messages. There has been no statement from the Deputy President’s office on the matter....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 - Police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have seized a huge consignment of ivory which was destined for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 260 kilograms consignment valued at Sh33.8 million was packed in 12 boxes when it was discovered at the airport’s cargo section....
  • LONDON, July 25 - Rupert Murdoch’s media empire 21st Century Fox has struck a mega deal with British satellite television group BSkyB to create a pan-European pay-TV giant, the two companies announced on Friday. BSkyB, 39-percent owned by 21st Century Fox, said it had agreed to buy Fox’s 100-...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 - Authorities in Mombasa now say they have evidence linking Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement party to the recent Likoni attacks in which four people were killed. Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa said investigators are in possession of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 - It was gloves off again between the Central Organisation of Trade Unions Kenya (COTU-K) and the Federation of Public Service Trade Unions (PUSETU) on Friday as they both staked a claim to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). COTU however held that PUSETU had no...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 - The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has slammed statements by Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa blaming the party for the recent gun attack in Likoni that left four people dead. ODM Secretary-General Anyang’ Nyong’o termed the remarks made on Friday as a sustained...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 - The driver of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been charged with robbery with violence and sexual assault at the Kisumu High Court. During the court proceedings Erick Ominde however denied the charges and was released on a bond of Sh500,000 or a Sh300,000 cash bail....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 - County governments will now receive fifty percent of their respective budget estimates following a consent between, county speakers, the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) and the Controller of Budget. The agreement was reached before High Court Judge Isaac Lenaola...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 - The United States has suspended its Peace Corps programme in Kenya due to increased insecurity. The State Department further revealed that more than 50 volunteers have been pulled out of the country due to the security concerns. In a statement, it pointed out that the...
  • OUAGADOUGOU, July 24 - The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said. "We have found the Algerian plane. The wreck has been located … 50 kilometres (30 miles)...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 24 - The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) on Thursday began its ‘purge’ on errant members when it de-whipped Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro as its Minority Whip in the National Assembly. Through a letter dated July 23 to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 24 - Governors have warned of a looming crisis in counties over delay by the central government to release funding amounting to Sh226 billion through the passing of the required Bills. Council of Governors Chairman Isaac Ruto says no county has received funding this financial...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 24 -The National Assembly Committee on Administration and National Security has recommended that the House approves the Integrated Public Safety Communication and Surveillance System for the National Police Service awarded to Safaricom. Committee Asman Kamama submitted...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 24 - Kamau on Thursday had been to the Kiambu District Hospital twice over a wound; he had to bring his own bandage to get it dressed. Others sat outside Kiambu Governor William Kabogo’s office hoping for a handout, unable to purchase for themselves the supplies needed to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 24 - Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph ole Lenku has warned that signatures to be used for CORD’s referendum push are being collected from Kenyans under pretext they will be allocated land. In a statement sent to newsrooms on Thursday, Lenku said preliminary investigations...
  • KIGALI, July 24- Rwandan President Paul Kagame named a fresh government Thursday, one day after appointing a new prime minister, reshuffling some posts but maintaining key ministers. Under Rwanda’s constitution, new ministers must be chosen or old ones reappointed after a new prime minister is...
  • MAGONG, July 24 Rescuers said Thursday they had recovered black boxes from the Taiwanese aircraft which crashed in torrential rain killing 48 people, as angry relatives blamed authorities for the worst air disaster in a decade. The discovery of the black boxes — which record cockpit voice and other...
  • CAIRO, July 24- Egypt said Thursday that foreign intelligence services were prime suspects in an attack last week that killed 22 soldiers near its border with restive Libya. Unidentified militants firing rocket propelled grenades and machine-guns attacked a checkpoint in Egypt’s western desert last...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 24 - Members of County Assemblies (MCAs) on Thursday made good their threat to move to court over their 2014/15 budget stalemate with the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) and Controller of Budget. In a suit filed by Speakers of all 47 County Assemblies on behalf of their...
  • PARIS, July 24 - An Air Algerie jet that went missing over Mali Thursday has probably crashed and there has been no trace of the plane yet, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. Fabius said there were 51 French nationals aboard the flight from the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou to Algiers...
  • GENEVA, Jul 24 - Jihadists in Iraq have...Read more
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  • HYDERABAD, July 24- A passenger train rammed into...Read more
  • ALGIERS, Jul 24 -Air Algerie said it lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday bound for Algiers. A company source told AFP that the missing aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and that some 110 people of various nationalities are...
  • ROME, July 24- A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, then acquitted after intense international pressure on Khartoum, arrived on Thursday in Rome with her family en route to the United States. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was greeted on the tarmac by Italian...

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