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  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb 1 - After 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires, diplomats are being forced to accept that any deal to end the war in South Sudan will, at best, result in a return to the status quo that precipitated the carnage in the first place. The latest peace proposal...
  • Kano, Nigeria, Feb 1 - Boko Haram fighters on Sunday stormed the northeast Nigeria city of Maiduguri, sparking an hours-long battle with troops for control of the strategically crucial Borno state capital, witnesses said. Four residents told AFP by telephone that the Islamist assault began at...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Feb1 - Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has told fellow African leaders that the International Criminal Court’s crimes against humanity trial of his deputy will collapse, and again levelled fierce criticism against the tribunal. Speaking at an African Union summit being held...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Jan 31 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the establishment of the proposed African court of Justice and Human Rights is now unstoppable and announced Kenya’s commitment of one million dollars (Sh91mn )for the new judicial institution. He said Africa is poised to establish a broader...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 - Kenya National Union of Teachers Chairman Wilson Sossion has been summoned to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department over North Eastern teachers’ failure to resume work. Sergeant Maxwell Otieno attached to the CID’s Serious Crime Unit says Sossion should...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now wants Moses Kajwang’ to submit a written complaint to the police and to the Homa Bay county returning officer after he was reportedly attacked by his rivals’ supporters on Friday. In a statement, the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 - ODM Homa Bay candidate Moses Kajwang was Friday injured in a fracas while attending a funeral in Kochia, Rangwe Constituency. All was well aside from the occasional boos and insults shouted from a section of the crowd, as Kajwang, who seeks to inherit the seat previously...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan 31 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday said the continent stands on the threshold of new rebirth and the African Union should stop depending on external funding to finance its programmes. He said after 50 years since the inception of the union, Africa is experiencing the...
  • Washington, Jan 31 - US First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday defended Clint Eastwood’s hit film "American Sniper," which has been accused of whitewashing the story of the Iraq war. "While I know there have been critics, I felt that, more often than not, this film touches on many of the emotions and...
  • Los Angeles, Jan 31 - The concert promoter AEG was in no way responsible for Michael Jackson’s death, a California court ruled Friday as it rejected an appeal brought by the singer’s mother. Katherine Jackson had initially sued AEG for negligence in 2013, principally for having hired Conrad Murray...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 30 - A splinter group of the predominantly Muslim Seleka and a faction of the Central African Republic’s Anti-Balaka militia, meeting in Nairobi, says credible elections cannot be held in the country later in the year as planned. Speaking in the Kenyan capital where they have...
  • KISUMU, Kenya Jan 30 - Police in Kisumu on Friday launched a massive manhunt for 13 prisoners who escaped from the cells at Ahero Police Station. Kisumu County Police Commander Nelson Njiri confirmed the escape, which occurred after 14 prisoners overpowered two officers manning the station desk....
  • BOSNIA, Jan 30- The UN’s Yugoslav war crimes court on Friday upheld life convictions of two Bosnian Serbs for their role in the Srebrenica massacre of almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys in 1995. The Appeal Chamber "affirms the life sentence" against former Bosnian Serb Vujadin Popovic, 57, and...
  • PRETORIA, Jan 30 - One of South Africa’s most notorious apartheid mass murderers, Eugene "Prime Evil" de Kock, was granted parole on Friday after 20 years in jail, a decision set to re-ignite painful debate over the crimes committed by the country’s former white-minority rulers. "In the interest of...
  • NEW DELHI, Jan 30- Indian police have rescued hundreds of child slaves as young as six during days of raids on workshops in the central city of Hyderabad, a senior officer said Friday. Police discovered 120 children, some of them sick, underweight and traumatised, during the most recent raids late...
  • KISUMU, Kenya Jan 30 - Kisumu County Governor Jack Ranguma on Friday sacked five County Executive Members and merged some ministries to improve service delivery for the residents. Those affected by the changes are Stephen Orot (Agriculture), Barrack Abonyo (Water), Vincent Kodera (Roads) and Omulo...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Jan 30 - African leaders meet Friday for their annual summit with conflict topping the agenda, especially Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgents, as well as efforts to stem Ebola. While the official theme of the African Union meeting will be women’s empowerment, leaders from the 54-member...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 30 - A suspect accused of masterminding the Mandera terror attacks has been flown to Nairobi after his arrest in Northern Kenya. He is accused of planning the November terror attacks which left more than 50 people dead. It is reported that officers from the Anti-Terrorism Police...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 30 - The Trade Union Congress of Kenya now wants the NHIF board to suspend the intended gazettement and implementation of the proposed NHIF Act pending determination of contentious issues. This was after Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday announced that the new NHIF rates...
  • Uganda, Jan 30 - A Ugandan Muslim sheikh and 17 others have been charged with killing two fellow clerics, a case police said Friday is linked to Islamist rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo. "There’s a link definitely to the Allied Democratic Forces," police spokesman Fred Enanga told AFP,...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Jan 30 - Africa has described the failed International Criminal Court (ICC) case against President Uhuru Kenyatta as a major victory for the entire continent. African leaders gathered at the 24th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia said the ICC debacle...
  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 30 - Los Angeles police say rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is a "person of interest" in a hit-and-run that left one man dead and another person in the hospital. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Trina Schrader said Knight was a "person of interest" in the case but...
  • HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 30 - The new chairman of the African Union, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, is the continent’s oldest leader — and one of its most controversial post-colonial figures. He initially won favour in Western capitals when he preached racial and national reconciliation after...
  • HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 30 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took over the post of African Union chairman on Friday, replacing Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Mugabe, Africa’s oldest president aged 90, shook hands with Abel Aziz in front of fellow leaders to applause at the AU...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 30 - The Government of Kenya has accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) Office of The Prosecutor (OTP) of funding terrorism in the country. Speaking during the 24th session of the Africa Union summit in Addis Ababa, the government delegation alleged that the ICC worked...

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