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  • WASHINGTON, US, Oct 1 - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000. The man is also the first to be diagnosed outside Africa, the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 - Members of County Assemblies could soon enjoy similar privileges to Members of Parliament after the County Assemblies Powers and Privileges Bill went through the second reading in the Senate Tuesday afternoon. The Bill seeks to give Members of the County Assemblies...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 - The judges in the case facing President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court in The Hague have ordered that he appears physically before them for his status conference on October 8. The judges have also declined to reschedule the status conference to be held...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 - The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has reported that the meeting they held with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Tuesday bodes well for uninterrupted learning in public schools. KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion told Capital FM News that the meeting...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 -Time management has emerged as one of the major issue Cabinet Secretaries say will affect their work now that they are required to appear before the National Assembly to answer questions. The Cabinet Secretaries who held a meeting with MPs at Parliament Buildings on Tuesday...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 - The man who caned former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at a public meeting in Kwale on Monday has pleaded for forgiveness. The 40 year-old farm hand identified as Lengo Mzomba made the plea before Kwale Resident Magistrate Christine Njagi on Tuesday as he was charged with...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 - The Senate intends to conduct a probe on the Makueni conflict pitting the Governor and Members of the County Assembly in a bid to find a solution to the ongoing crisis. The probe to be held between October 14 and 16 will see Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana appear before...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 - The 25th witness in the International Criminal Court (ICC) trial against Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua arap Sang says he heard former premier Raila Odinga warn people on two separate occasions that there would be a bloodbath if his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM...
  • GENEVA, Switzerland, Sep 30 - Nearly half of the world’s elderly receive no pension, while many of those who do receive too little and are widely seeing their benefits slashed, the International Labour Organization said Tuesday. Only 48 percent of people over retirement age worldwide receive a...
  • KABUL, Sep 30 - Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a long-delayed security deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington. Hamid Karzai, who stepped down as president on Monday,...
  • HONG KONG, Sep 30 - Facing calls for his resignation, embattled Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying has become a lightning rod for public anger as the city of seven million faces its worst political crisis since the 1997 handover. Born in 1954, Leung the 60 year old son of a policeman has...
  • Mexico, Sept 30 - Mexican prosecutors were investigating whether local police officers were involved in the disappearance of 57 students who vanished after deadly incidents in the southern state of Guerrero. Inaky Blanco Cabrera, the state’s chief prosecutor, said the military and state police have...
  • KWALE, Kenya, Sep 30 - The man who attacked CORD leader Raila Odinga in Kwale on Monday was due to be arraigned in court on Tuesday afternoon. The man in his 40s was arrested Tuesday morning and was being detained at the Kinango police station, according to area deputy County Commissioner Moses...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 - The United Kingdom has relaxed its travel advisory for Nairobi, but maintained a warning for non-essential travel to Eastleigh. In a statement, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office says relaxing of the travel warning for Nairobi brings it into line with travel advice...
  • China Sept 30 - China on Tuesday described major pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as illegal, adding that it supports the Hong Kong government’s handling of the protests. "We fully believe in and support the Hong Kong SAR government to deal with this issue," foreign ministry spokeswoman...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Sep 30 - President Barack Obama took a first chance to size up Narendra Modi Monday, as the new Indian Prime Minister, an intriguing novice on the world stage, brought a tour which wowed New York to the White House. Modi met Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other key...
  • BRASILIA, Brazil, Sep 30 - An armed man who took an employee hostage at a hotel in the Brazilian capital and forced him to don a vest apparently stuffed with explosives has surrendered, authorities said Monday. The gunman called a hotel courier in the early hours and pushed him into a room on the...
  • BEIJING, Sept 30 - The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Tuesday that it has granted a network access license to Apple Inc.’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 6. The license approval came after four models of the iPhone 6 passed 3C (China Compulsory Certification)...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 - Kenya has begun drawing up legislation to address longstanding grievances over land ownership, many of which date as far back as the country’s independence from Britain in 1963. The new law will aim to provide a definition of historical land injustices and a framework for...
  • LOS ANGELES, United States, Sep 30 - A man is being held on terror charges in the US state of Oklahoma for allegedly threatening to behead a woman days before last week’s decapitation in a nearby city, police said Monday. Jacob Muriithi, a Kenyan, allegedly made the threat and mentioned the Islamic...
  • KWALE, Kenya, Sep 29 - A CORD rally in Kinango was on Monday interrupted after an elderly man stormed the meeting and attacked former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya. The man walked towards the former premier and started attacking him using a walking stick as the leaders...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 29 - The chairman of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Francis ole Kaparo says all efforts must be made to unite the country which largely remains divided along tribal and religious lines. He says the current political intolerance in the country shows that Kenya...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 29 - The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) and Victims Legal Representative on Monday said they are not opposed to the application by President Uhuru Kenyatta to have the status conference set for October 8 rescheduled, if the judges insist on his presence. In different...
  • BERLIN, Germany, Sep 29 - German police Monday started an investigation into six private security guards at a refugee centre accused of assaulting and humiliating asylum seekers in ways that drew comparisons to abuse against Guantanamo Bay prisoners. Police also questioned hundreds of refugees...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 29 - The switch off of analogue television signals and migration to digital broadcast signal distribution (BSD) that was to take place on Tuesday has been put off for another 90 days. This is after the Supreme Court set aside the Court of Appeal ruling that had set the...

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