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  • The Mali mission is the most dangerous active deployment for UN peacekeepers and has been hit by sharp internal tensions since its launch in July 2013/FILE BAMAKO, Mali, May 28 – The family of a Malian civilian who died after being arrested by peacekeepers following a deadly jihadist attack claimed...
  • CORD had said that they wanted to celebrate, “civil liberties, freedoms and reaffirm the quest for constitutionalism in Kenya/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – The Raila Odinga led Coalition for Reforms and Democracy will now have to look for an alternative ground for their Madaraka Day rally, after...
  • Africa should leapfrog to cleaner energy as it did with the mobile phone in the arena of connectivity/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – The Thika ‘superhighway’ has long been heralded as a symbol of Kenya’s economic progress but that’s not how United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director...
  • Protesters and supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump clash during a rally outside Trump’s event in San Diego, California, on May 27, 2016/AFP San Diego, May 28 – Thousands of pro- and anti-Donald Trump demonstrators faced off outside a rally for the presumptive Republican...
  • But as he enters his second year, the fallout from the nearly two-year slump in global oil prices has left the country facing economic meltdown, as potentially dangerous new security threats emerge/AFP LAGOS, Nigeria, May 27 – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari marks one year in office on Sunday...
  • Several students suffered shock when their colleague was shot as several gunshots rent the air as warders tried to flash out the convict/FILE MIGORI, Kenya, May 27 – A student from Ulanda Girls Secondary School in Migori County was on Friday shot by a prison warder who was pursuing an escaped...
  • The stay order was granted by duty judge Njoki Ndung’u pending hearing of an application challenging a decision of the Appeal Court to send them on retirement/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – The Supreme Court has suspended an order requiring Justices Kalpana Rawal and Philip Tunoi to retire since they...
  • Chief Justice Willy Mutunga is due to leave on June 16, but the process to pick his replacement is yet to begin/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – The court ruling directing that Deputy CJ Kalpana Rawal and suspended Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi should retire and the exit of Chief Justice Willy...
  • At the torching ceremony last month, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya – unlike Namibia and Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa – would not seek to profit from its stockpile of ivory/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – Ahead of the September Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES...
  • There is no specific treatment for yellow fever, which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also spreads Zika, dengue and chikungunya/AFP-File JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 27 – Angola’s yellow fever outbreak has killed more than 300 people since December, with cases of the deadly...
  • Mutua pledged to set up a bursary scheme to assist teachers pursue higher education and also improve their teaching skills to international standards/COURTESY MACHAKOS, Kenya, May 27 – Teachers unions and school heads associations in Ukambani have thrown their weight behind Machakos Governor Dr...
  • The court made the decision in an appeal by both judges who challenged a High Court decision that they leave office on attaining the age of 70/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – The Court of Appeal has ruled that Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal and Supreme Court judge Philip Tunoi must retire having...
  • US President Barack Obama (L) walks off Marine One upon landing in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016/AFP HIROSHIMA, Japan, May 27 – President Barack Obama arrived at Hiroshima’s atomic bomb park Friday, becoming the only sitting US leader to set foot on ground that was seared by the world’s first nuclear...
  • BILLINGS, United States, May 27 – White House hopeful Donald Trump claimed victory Thursday in the Republican nomination race, while shrugging off criticism from the man he aims to replace, President Barack Obama, who blasted the billionaire’s ignorance and arrogant attitude. Trump vaulted past the...
  • Koome said they have intensified patrols around the city to curb crime and terror threats after two ISIS suspects were arrested on Tuesday while planning a major attack mainly targeting the public transport system.NAIROBI, Kenya May 27 – Three suspected gangsters were on Thursday night killed...
  • Korean Air Lines evacuated 300 passengers and crew from an aircraft at Japan’s Haneda Airport in Tokyo after smoke came from its left engine, NHK reported/AFP TOKYO, Japan, May 27 – About 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 at Tokyo’s Haneda airport after one...
  • The IMF says bribery amounts to about 2% of global economic output, including in Venezuela where these protestors rally against corruption/AFP/GETTY CARACAS, Venezuela, May 27 – Venezuela’s opposition-controlled legislature is investigating 89 alleged cases of corruption involving current and...
  • A tourist takes pictures of a lava lake inside the crater of the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua/AFP MASAYA, Nicaragua, May 27 – Centuries ago, a native Central American people terrified of a witch believed to live deep in the earth used to sacrifice children and young women to Nicaragua’s Masaya...
  • Mutua who also met representatives from various teachers unions and associations said he was also committed to improving the education standards in the county/CFM NEWS MACHAKOS, Kenya, May 26 – Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has said the church has a critical role to play in promoting peace and...
  • House Speaker Justin Muturi said it was because of his commitment to service that Shitanda was elected an MP in 1997 and 2002 to represent residents of Malava Constituency/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – Members of the National Assembly observed a minute’s silence as they took time to eulogise former...
  • On security, South Korean Ambassador Young Dae Kwon says they will look at possible joint training programmes for Kenya’s security personnel in South Korea more so in fighting terrorism/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26- Security, ICT and agriculture will top discussions, during South Korean President...
  • Somalia, which lodged the case with the ICJ in August 2014, told the court that diplomatic negotiations “have failed to resolve this disagreement,” the tribunal said in a statement Thursday/FILE THE HAGUE, Netherlands, May 26 – The UN’s top court said Thursday it will hold hearings in September...
  • During the meeting, the commission urged all the parties involved to accord them a fair hearing and involvement, so that any dialogue initiative is not prejudiced/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission on Thursday met the Inter- religious Council of Kenya as...
  • Relatives mourn during the 2010 funeral for a victim of a suicide-bomb attack in Kampala/AFP KAMPALA, May 26 – The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab that killed 76 people in Kinshasa was found guilty on Thursday of masterminding one of the region’s worst attacks in...
  • The amendments sought to give the President more options in the process of selecting a Chief Justice and a Deputy CJ/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – The High Court has declared an amendment to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) Act that gives the President powers to appoint the Chief Justice and...

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