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  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton called for a path to citizenship for some of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, drawing a sharp contrast with her Republican foes. The former secretary of state and ex-first lady called immigration a family...
  • LONDON, MAY 6 - Britons head to the polls on Thursday for their most unpredictable election in living memory, with fears of weeks of brinksmanship as the two major parties struggle to cobble together workable coalitions. With no party expected to win a majority and several smaller blocs on the rise...
  • DJIBOUTI, May 6 - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti Wednesday, home to the main US military base on the continent and just across the sea from war-torn Yemen. Djibouti, a strategic former French colony and port that guards the entrance to the Red Sea...
  • ROME, May 6- Italy on Tuesday renewed its appeal to the EU for help in managing a relentless wave of migrant arrivals, after around 40 migrants died when their inflatable boat sank off the coast. Survivors of the tragedy reported 137 people were on the vessel when it either deflated or exploded...
  • WASHNGTON, MAY 6 - US investigators look into the background of two slain gunmen after the Islamic State group claimed it had ordered an attack targeting an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. The White House said it was too soon to tell if the jihadist group was behind the failed...
  • DJERBA, MAY 6 - The Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba is to take place Wednesday under extra security after the Bardo museum massacre and Israel’s warning of terror threats. Hundreds are expected to take part, unlike the thousands who flocked to Africa’s oldest...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 - Kenya Women Parliamentarians (KEWOPA) now wants the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee to withdraw the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) 2015 Bill proposing the progressive implementation of the two thirds gender rule. Led by KEWOPA chairperson Cecily Mbarire (Runyenjes),...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 5 - Protestors in Burundi dismissed a constitutional court ruling that cleared President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a controversial third term Tuesday, as the government offered to release activists if deadly demonstrations stopped. The decision came hours after the court’...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero wants the Senate to recommend the creation of an inter-governmental special fund to the help in combating the pollution of the Nairobi River and sanitation in informal settlements. Kidero said it should be created under the Cities and Urban...
  • ROME, May 4 - Around 40 migrants died when an inflatable boat carrying more than 100 people sank off the coast of Italy, Save the Children quoted survivors as saying on Tuesday. "They said there were 137 people aboard an inflatable boat that deflated or exploded — it wasn’t clear — and that some of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 - Deputy President William Ruto says leaders in Kiambu County should work together for the benefit of the residents there. Speaking in Thika town, the Deputy President emphasised the need for them to bury the hatchet and work towards a common goal. "I want us to understand...
  • SHANGHAI, China, May 5 - The Chinese government said on Tuesday it will scrap long-standing state price controls on most medicines, effective June 1, as part of market-oriented reforms. The government will no longer impose upper limits on retail prices for drugs, government agencies including the...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, May 4 - Kabete MP-elect Ferdinand Waititu says his victory in Monday’s by-election has paved way for his quest to become the Governor of Kiambu County. Waititu said this after he clinched the seat in a landslide victory against eight other competitors, where he garnered 24,228 votes...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday appointed 14 new judges to serve in the High Court of Kenya. Through the advice of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) judges Stephen Nyangau, Sewe Akech, Patrick Okwara and Winfrida Okwany were asked to report to work immediately....
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, may 5 - John Kerry made a surprise trip to Somalia on Tuesday, officials said, becoming the first US Secretary of State to visit the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation. The top US diplomat was spending just a few hours in the capital, Mogadishu, and was not scheduled to leave the...
  • LONDON, May 5 - Britain’s political leaders prepared for a final frenetic 48 hours of campaigning from Tuesday ahead of Britain’s knife-edge general election on Thursday. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour opposition leader Ed Miliband said that voters faced a stark choice two...
  • NANTERRE, FRANCE, MAY 5 - France’s far-right National Front (FN) on Monday suspended founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over a string of controversial remarks and amid a deepening feud with his daughter Marine, who now leads the party. A disciplinary meeting of the party executive was called after the 86-...
  • KABETE, Kenya, May 4 - Ferdinand Waititu is the Member of the Parliament-elect for Kabete Constituency. He made a comeback to the National Assembly after winning Monday’s by-election occasioned by the death of George Muchai, who was killed alongside his aides after assassins opened fire on his...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 - Kenya has been urged to concentrate its efforts in stabilising Somalia before it can pull its troops out of the war torn country. Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry said Kenya cannot withdraw its military from Somalia just yet, pointing out that the role the forces...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that the bid by Burundi’s president to run for a third term in power goes against the constitution, calling for calm after days of protests. "We are deeply concerned about President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision, which flies...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 - Nairobi County Governor Dr Evans Kidero on Monday urged county assemblies to ensure that bills they pass are in the interest of the public. Speaking during the county attorneys’ training on legislation, he said passing bills was not a favour to the public but a role that the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 - The Ethics Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has banned crowds from accompanying persons summoned for questioning at the Integrity Centre. EACC Chief Executive Halakhe Waqo says the crowds usually cause distraction at the commission’s offices, in addition to disrupting...
  • KABETE, Kenya May 4 - A presiding officer with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was on Monday fired on the spot for failing to use the Electronic Voter Identification kits in the Kabete by-election. The IEBC’s Constituency Returning Officer Esther Wanjiku confirmed to...
  • THIKA, May 4 - Deputy President William Ruto has urged students to choose their courses wisely to enable them compete effectively in the job market. Ruto said students should ensure the course of study they undertake would enable them to find employment opportunities. "I urge students to choose...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday held a meeting with the US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss investment, security and President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Kenya. First on the agenda during the meeting at State House, Nairobi was the ease of doing business in...

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