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  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 - The black boxes recovered from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be sent to British aviation investigators for analysis, Malaysia has said. The decision by the Dutch-led team probing the disaster came after pro-Russian rebels controlling the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 - The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has formed a multi-agency working group that will collect and analyse complaints arising from the recent police recruitment. The taskforce will comprise members of the NPSC, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, National...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 - The High Court has directed Nairobi Senator Gideon Mbuvi alias Sonko to personally serve four CORD senators with contempt proceedings he has filed against them. Justice Isaac Lenaola directed him to do so before further directions in the matter can be given. He ordered...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 - His Principal Secretary, Ali Noor Ismail, had asked him to "make the people laugh," but he was in no laughing mood. He had weightier things he needed to get off his chest; matters to do with respect. And so when Ismail passed him the microphone, he went off script, leaving...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 22 - The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) on Tuesday named four experts to lead a team that will craft the referendum question. The team comprises lawyers Paul Mwangi, Kethi Kilonzo, Beatrice Kituyi and Khelef Khalifa. "The Committee of Experts is forthwith charged with...
  • LONDON, July 22- Britain and the UN’s children’s agency on Tuesday hosted the first ever "Girl Summit" to mobilise international efforts to end female genital mutilation and child marriage, practices that affect millions of girls around the world. Prime Minister David Cameron was set to announce...
  • ABUJA, July 22- Relatives of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 100 days ago met with President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday for the first time since the girls were seized. The much anticipated meeting comes amid reports of a worsening security crisis in the northeast, where Islamists...
  • JAKARTA, Jul 22 - Jakarta governor Joko Widodo has won the Indonesian presidential election with 53 percent of the vote against about 47 percent for ex-general Prabowo Subianto, according to a tally of final results cited by local media Tuesday. The news came just hours after Prabowo announced he...
  • KAMPALA, July 22- South Sudanese rebels who travelled to Uganda pleading for Kampala to pull troops out of the war torn nation left without meeting officials, the foreign minister said Tuesday. Ugandan troops are in South Sudan backing government forces, and their withdrawal is a key demand of the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 22 - Former International Criminal Court Judge Hans-Peter Kaul who handled Deputy President William Ruto’s case has passed on. According to the ICC Public Affairs Unit, the judge passed on Monday after a ‘serious illness that had led to him quit the ICC. “Judge Kaul’s death is...
  • TOREZ, July 22 - A train carrying the remains of 280 people killed in the Malaysian plane disaster was finally allowed to leave a rebel-held region in eastern Ukraine as the militants declared a truce Tuesday around the crash site. Five days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was allegedly shot...
  • HAVANA, July 22 - Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Cuba with hopes of expanding political and economic ties in the fellow communist nation. The tour of the Americas’ only one-party communist nation is the last leg of a weeklong trip in the region that has already taken Xi to Brazil,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 22 - Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has explained that his earlier order imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Lamu County is still in force. This follows a newspaper article that indicated he had retracted Sunday’s curfew order following a meeting with Muslim leaders led...
  • SHANGHAI, Jul 22 - Chinese police are questioning staff of US food supplier OSI Group for selling expired meat, state media said Tuesday, as a newspaper blasted foreign brands for failing to adopt a "dedicated attitude" towards local consumers. Shanghai authorities on Sunday shut an OSI plant — a...
  • DONETSK, July 22 - Rebels controlling the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 on Tuesday handed over the plane’s black boxes, and declared a localised truce to allow international experts full access to the forensic minefield in east Ukraine. Dutch investigators leading a probe into the disaster...
  • ANKARA, July 22- Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested 55 senior police officers in a criminal probe over alleged corruption and abuse of office, the latest apparent crackdown on opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of presidential polls. Forty serving and former top police...
  • GAZA CITY, July 22- The UN chief and Washington’s top diplomat were in Cairo on Tuesday to push for an end to two weeks of violence in Gaza that has killed 583 Palestinians. As the conflict entered its 15th day, neither side showed any sign of willingness to end the violence, with Israel pursuing a...
  • MELBOURNE, Jul 22 - Scrapping laws that ban sex work would slash the number of HIV infections over the next decade, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum on Tuesday. Female sex work is one of the big vectors of the world HIV pandemic, sometimes being the bridge between infected...
  • SEOUL, July 22- South Korean police announced Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found last month had been identified as that of the fugitive tycoon whose family owned the ferry which sank in April with the loss of 300 lives. Yoo Byung Eun had been the target of an unprecedented, months long...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 - Two more people were killed on Monday night when masked gunmen went on a shooting rampage at a bar in Majengo area of Mombasa. Several other patrons were admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds following the attack which comes barely 24 hours after a similar incident that...
  • WASHINGTON, July 22 - The health care affiliate of a top US medical school is to pay $190 million to patients of a gynaecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped them, lawyers said Monday. At least 8,500 women are party to the class action suit involving Johns Hopkins Health System in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 - The Twitter account for the Kenyan military has been hacked for the second time, hours after it was restored late Monday. Barely two hours after Twitter intervened and restored the account, the Anonymous Group of hackers claimed fresh control. Also affected again was the...
  • SEOUL, July 22 - South Korean police said Tuesday they had found the body of the fugitive business tycoon who headed the family operating the Sewol ferry which sank in April with the loss of around 300 lives. Yoo Byung-Eun had been the target of an unprecedented, months-long manhunt involving tens...
  • BRAZZAVILLE, July 21- Key players in the Central African conflict launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville on Monday to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the direly poor nation. But even as negotiators huddled in Congo, fresh violence erupted in the capital Bangui with the...
  • MOMBASA, July 21 - Kenyan police said Monday they were hunting gunmen who killed four people in an apparent ethnic revenge attack and dropped leaflets demanding minorities leave the port city of Mombasa. "We are looking for them, we don’t know who the attackers are and that is why we are urging the...

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