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  • OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 28 - Burkina Faso will ask Morocco to extradite ousted leader Blaise Compaore, interim prime minister Isaac Zida told reporters on Thursday after the new government’s first meeting. "We will ask Morocco… to place president Compaore at the disposal of Burkinabe justice," Zida said...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 - The government has suspended the licence of Nazigi Sacco after two of its crew members were charged for stripping a woman on the Thika highway. NTSA Director General Francis Meja has given the sacco two weeks to present all their 243 vehicles for inspection. Traffic...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 28 - A matatu crew in whose vehicle a woman was stripped on the Githurai route were Friday arraigned before the Milimani Chief Magistrate’s Court. Nicholas Chege Mwangi and Meschack Mburu Mwangi however did not plead to the criminal charges after the prosecution asked the court...
  • WINDHOEK, Nov 28 - Voting began Friday in Namibia’s presidential and legislative elections, in a vote that is expected to see liberation party the South West People’s Organisation (SWAPO) retain power. Voters at Katutura township, outside the capital Windhoek, formed long lines before daybreak,...
  • CHINA, Nov 28 - Two prominent Chinese political activists went on trial Friday for helping to organise small-scale protests against censorship, their lawyer said, the latest prosecution in a deepening government crackdown on dissent. Guo Feixong and Sun Desheng both face possible five year prison...
  • China, Nov 28 - Lawyers in China fear a proposal to make insulting or defaming court personnel a crime will restrict their freedom to defend their clients, a prominent advocate said Friday, weeks after the Communist Party pledged to ensure the "rule of law". The revision to the criminal law, which...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 - The Makueni County Assembly now wants to be given powers to access and manage funds sent to the county, after it impeached Governor Kivutha Kibwana. In a petition forwarded to the Senate, the MCAs want the assembly allowed to operate an account into which the National...
  • Cameroon, Nov 28 - As the West fights to keep its youth from the grip of jihadists, Cameroon’s Muslim leaders are struggling to respond to a recruitment drive by Nigeria’s deadly Boko Haram. In this remote northeast corner of Cameroon, some 450 young locals from the town of Kolofata alone joined up...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 - The government has warned matatu drivers and conductors involved in stripping women over claims of indecent dressing that they will lose their licenses. The National Transport Safety Authority has also agreed with the Matatu Owners Association that vehicles of crew involved...
  • London, Nov 28 - The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded £337 million ($530 million, 425 million euros) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court. Details of the payment to US-born Jamie Cooper-Hohn, 49, emerged after a draft judgement was given to...
  • London, Nov 28 - British supermodel Naomi Campbell launched a pop-up fashion shop in east London to raise awareness of the spread of Ebola on Thursday. Sporting a thick fringe and wearing a plunging grey dress, Campbell showed off party dresses, glittery high heels and other pieces donated by...
  • HOMA BAY, Kenya, Nov 28 - The funeral service for the late Homabay Senator Gerald Otieno Kajwang’ got underway Friday morning at his rural Waondo home, in Mbita constituency. Thousands of mourners among them leaders and members of the public thronged the home with numbers expected to increase as...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 - A section of Muslim Members of Parliament are now demanding that the government lifts the night-time curfew imposed on the residents of Lamu County. Lamu Woman Representative Shakila Abdalla said the 6pm to 6am curfew has greatly affected businesses hampering development in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 27 - Embattled East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker Margaret Zziwa says she’s still in office as she termed Wednesday’s attempts by MPs to suspend her as an illegality. She told a news conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi that...
  • HARARE, November 27- Zimbabwe’s ruling party will amend its constitution to allow President Robert Mugabe to personally appoint his deputies, state media reported Thursday, in a move that would consolidate the veteran ruler’s iron-grip on power. Citing party sources, The Herald newspaper said ZANU-...
  • Pékin, November 27- China’s defence ministry said Thursday that the country has no military bases overseas, despite speculation that its armed forces seek to eventually establish facilities abroad. "Currently, China has constructed no military base overseas," ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told...
  • ACCRA, November 27- Ghana’s opposition has demanded an investigation into how a woman allegedly brought 13 kilos (28 pounds) of cocaine into an executive lounge at Accra airport before boarding a flight to London. The alleged trafficker, Nayeli Ametefeh, was listed to appear for a preliminary...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 - International Criminal Court (ICC) judges on Thursday rejected a request by the prosecution to have the 27th witness in the case against DP William Ruto testify entirely in closed session. The prosecution had asked the court that the witness be allowed to testify in private...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 - They came out in their overalls and boots with their trucks in tow. Vuvuzelas blaring and tree branches in hand, they snaked their way through the Central Business District with the stench of rot following in their wake. Their destination? "The County President’s office,"...
  • LONDON, Nov 27 - Britain’s Sun newspaper on Wednesday launched a campaign to ban former Conservative minister David Mellor from London taxis until he apologises for a foul-mouthed rant at a cabbie. The high-circulation tabloid printed a cut-out-and-keep notice for taxi drivers stating: "The...
  • NEW DELHI, India, Nov 27 - Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, the country’ top policing agency said Thursday. The cousins, aged 12 and 14, were found hanging from a tree in an impoverished village...
  • TOKYO, November 27-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. A team of researchers commissioned by Japan’s Health Ministry studied the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – The body of the late Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang’ has arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground in Kisumu for public viewing. The Capital FM News reporter on the ground, Joe Ojwang, has described the reception as, “emotional,” with hundreds turning up to receive the...
  • Washington, Nov 27 - Researchers say they’re a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at the earliest before it can be used in the field. The news comes amid the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed...
  • Lukwangulo, November 27- "I don’t want to go home! What I saw there won’t let me go back," cried Sakina Okenge, who fled her birthplace in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo three years ago in terror at attacks by Rwandan rebels. Thousands like her prefer to live in abject poverty in...

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