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  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24 - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is to resign on Monday, a senior official told reporters, after criticism of the campaigns in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State group. The 68-year-old former senator and Vietnam war veteran was to join President Barack Obama at the White...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – A funeral service for Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang is to be held on Wednesday at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park, the funeral committee announced on Monday. Speaking during a media briefing on the progress of the late Senator’s burial arrangements, Chairman of the Coordinating...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 - Nairobi County Senator Mike Mbuvi alias Sonko now claims his Twitter account has been hacked by malicious individuals who have posted vulgar tweets since Sunday. Sonko cried foul following the vile tweets on his @MikeSonko Twitter handle targeted at the government after the...
  • MURANGA, Kenya, Nov 24 – An Administration Police officer is behind bars after he was caught allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Kiharu, Muranga county. The girl’s mother caught the officer following days of suspicion that he had been luring the daughter who recently sat for the Kenya...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 - Africa has been urged to make stronger commitments to human rights issues if the continent is to make economic and democratic advances and benefit from its positive spin-offs. According to the President of the African Court for Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) Justice...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 - Opposition leader Raila Odinga wants top security chiefs to resign, accusing them of failing to protect Kenyans in the wake of the Mandera attack that killed 28 people. Odinga who spoke at the Chiromo mortuary where he went to console affected family members accused the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 - Attorney General Githu Muigai has reiterated the need for all Kenyans to be involved in the fight against corruption in a bid to root out the vice in society. Speaking during the inauguration of the National Anti-Corruption Steering Committee on Monday, the AG described it...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya Nov 24 - The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has joined called by the national teachers union and advised all its members to vacate the North Eastern region over insecurity. KMPDU acting National Secretary-General Abidan Mwachi told members working in Garrisa,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 - Two men, including an Administration Police officer were on Monday morning arraigned before court and charged for allegedly stripping a woman in Nairobi’s Kayole estate. The officer, Christopher Gatera, and his co accused Samuel Maina were paraded before Chief magistrate...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – The postmortem of the 28 people killed by Al Shabaab militia in Mandera will be conducted on Monday at the Chiromo Mortuary. Their families will thereafter be allowed to pick up the bodies for burial. Most of the victims were teachers and healthcare workers who were making...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 - Three people were killed and three others injured in an accident that occurred at Valley Arcade in Nairobi early Monday morning. According to the Nairobi Traffic Commandant Edward Mwamburi, the accident occurred when a mini bus collided with a matatu shortly after 6 am. Two...
  • St. Louis, Nov 24 - More than 100 protesters marched through St Louis, stepping up pressure on a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old high school graduate planning to go to technical college, was shot at least six...
  • London, Nov 24 - British police have foiled four or five suspected terror plots this year, the country’s most senior police officer said ahead of a week-long campaign to enlist the public’s help in countering the threat. "We’ve said on average over the last few years it’s been about one (plot) a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) on Sunday directed its members stationed in northern Kenya not to go back in any professional capacity. KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion also directed those still in the north despite schools being closed - and not native to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 - They sat huddled in groups outside the Chiromo mortuary; here to identify the bodies of their loved ones. Some came the night before but due to the lateness of the hour, they were unable to do so. Now when the Kenya Red Cross calls for them, they surge forward, pushing […]...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 - Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday said over 100 Al Shabaab militants and sympathisers had been killed in two operations in Somalia by the Kenya Defence Forces. Ruto said the operations were undertaken in response to the killing of 28 Kenyans by Al Shabaab on Saturday...
  • RENNES, France, Nov 23 - Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a huge British bomb from World War II was defused. The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city’s town hall during the building of a new metro line...
  • MOSCOW, Nov 23 - Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering running for a fourth Kremlin term in 2018, which would see him stay in power until 2024, the TASS news agency reported Sunday. "Yes, the possibility exists of my standing as a candidate again. Whether or not it will happen, I don’t...
  • KANO, Nigeria, Nov 23 - Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria’s restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told AFP on Sunday. "Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing village of Doron Baga...
  • SYDNEY, Nov 23 - Australian police were questioning a mother Sunday after passing cyclists who had heard crying found her new-born son abandoned in a 2.5-metre-deep (8.2-feet) drain in Sydney. New South Wales police said a group of cyclists were riding on a bike track along a highway in western...
  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack on a commuter bus in northern Kenya that left at least 28 people dead, hoping that "those responsible for today’s attack will be brought to justice swiftly." "The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist...
  • CHENGDU, Nov 23 - The death toll of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake which hit Kangding County in southwest China’s Sichuan Province had risen to four as of 11:30am Sunday. The quake struck at 4:55pm Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong Town, Kangding, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, about 37...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 - Twenty five victims of Saturday’s attack in Mandera have been identified at the Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi. Three of the bodies are yet to be identified. Families of the deceased were being counselled by Kenya Red Cross personnel before they are allowed to view the bodies...
  • NEW DELHI, India, Nov 23 - Angry workers have hacked to death the owner of a tea plantation in eastern India over a payment dispute, police said on Sunday, underscoring festering labour unrest in the region. Rajesh Jhunjhunwala, 45, was dragged out in the middle of discussions and attacked by the...
  • WASHINGTON, Nov 23 - Facebook’s move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal "newspaper" for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. The huge social network has become a key source of news for many users, as part of a dramatic shift in how people get...

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