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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 - President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto didn’t take to the stage to sing a hymn but there were some laughs all the same despite the solemn nature of this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. A time for quiet self-reflection, the organisers explained. "If you...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 28 - A leading figure in the Somali-based Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab movement has died in Somalia, the Islamic militant group said Thursday. In a death announcement and obituary carried by jihadist media, the Shabaab said Sheikh Hassan Abdulahi Turki, known as Hassan Turki...
  • INDIA, May 28 - Hospitals in India were struggling Thursday to cope with an influx of victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives in just over a week. Hundreds of people — mainly from the poorest sections of society — die at the height of summer every year in India, but...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 - Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia has connected Machakos Police station, in Kenya to the Internet for free. The connection will allow the officers at the station connect to relevant online...
  • BUJUMBURA,May 28 - Burundi’s influential Catholic Church on Thursday said it was withdrawing its support for upcoming elections in the crisis-hit central African nation. A statement from Burundi’s bishops said that "after considering the manner in which the elections have been organised and the way...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, MAY 28 - Burundi’s main opposition parties said it was now "impossible" to hold free and fair elections next week and that the result should not be recognised if they take place. The opposition said the plans for polls to go ahead despite widespread civil unrest in the capital...
  • ECUADOR, May 28 - Ecuador seized around 200,000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers at the country’s main fishing port, the government said Wednesday. Interior Minister Jose Serrano announced the seizure on Twitter, posting pictures of rows, piles and bags of the dark-colored shark...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has admitted that she has insufficient incriminating evidence against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang. In her application to ICC judges she argued that five witnesses who had...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again called on the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy to move on from their loss in the last General Election. This followed an apology from the CORD elected Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua for disparaging remarks made against the Head of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - The Senate has triumphed in the stalemate on the Division of Revenue Bill after the National Assembly gave in to their demands to increase the allocation to counties by Sh3.3 billion bringing the total shareable revenue to Sh287billion. The mediation committees formed after...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - The Senate has bowed to pressure and agreed to reduce its proposed additional allocation to the Division of Revenue Bill from Sh7.7 billion to Sh3.3 billion as proposed by the Parliamentary Budget Office. The office intervened in a bid to end the standoff which if not...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trust among Kenyans has declined in the latest opinion poll by IPSOS, compared to December last year. In December, 67 percent of Kenyans had trust in President Kenyatta while in the latest poll only 48 percent have trust in him. However, he is...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - Members of the County Assemblies are accusing the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) and the Controller of Budget (COB) for being a stumbling block in their capability to conduct their functions. Under the umbrella of the...
  • SINGAPORE, May 27 - A Singapore Airlines Airbus with 182 passengers and 12 crew on board lost power to both engines en route to Shanghai — reportedly falling 13,000 feet — the airline said Wednesday as it announced an investigation into the incident. The Airbus A330-300 flight on May 23 "...
  • KINSHASA, May 27 - Greenpeace on Tuesday called on the United States, Europe and China to launch probes into companies selling lumber from the Democratic Republic of Congo where illegal logging is damaging the country’s forests. "Authorities must use every route open to them, including human rights...
  • INDIA, May 27 - More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue. Southern India has borne the brunt of the hot, dry conditions and many of the victims are construction workers, elderly or...
  • HOUSTON, United States, May 26 - Torrential rain left large parts of Houston submerged Tuesday and trapped fans at an NBA basketball game, in savage weather that has killed nearly 20 people in the United States and Mexico. The southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma, and northern Mexico, have...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 - All the 59 police officers caught up in an Al Shabaab ambush in Yumbis village in Garissa County on Monday night have been accounted for. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said in a statement one officers succumbed to injuries while four others are currently...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Tuesday halted construction of another building on Mbagathi Way that is built along a river bank. According to Kidero, the building worth Sh1 billion is constructed close to the river which is likely to cause obstruction or collapse in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 - Bobasi MP Stephen Manoti is likely to lose millions of shillings if the County of Nairobi implements its plan to bring down his five-storey building near the T-Mall roundabout. According to Executive Committee Member in Charge of Urban Development and Planning Tom Odongo...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 - Attempts to resolve the Division of Revenue Bill stalemate have failed once again after members of the mediation committee maintained their hard-line positions. According to a source within the committee, the Parliamentary Budget Committee has since intervened in the...
  • MAPUTO, May 26 - Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US based Wildlife Conservation Society said Tuesday. A Mozambique government-backed survey showed a dramatic 48 percent decline in elephant numbers from just over 20,000 to an...
  • BEIJING, China, May 26 - Firefighters in southwestern China have taken heat for snapping photos of themselves while responding to an emergency, state media reported Tuesday. A local fire house released a statement saying that two of its personnel had been fired while a third was given a warning...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 - One of the police officers wounded in Monday night’s attack at Yumbis in Garissa succumbed to the injuries on Tuesday afternoon. Administration Police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said the officer and four others had been flown to Nairobi where they were undergoing treatment....
  • VOI, Kenya, May 26 - The government has started negotiations with the company building the Standard Gauge Railway for the extension of the line from Nairobi to Naivasha after they complete construction from Mombasa to the capital city. This was revealed Tuesday at a meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta...

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