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  • DALLAS, October 2 - US health officials scoured the Dallas area Wednesday for people — including schoolchildren — who came in contact with a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix up saw him initially turned away. More people may have been exposed to the contagious...
  • MURSITPINAR, October2-Islamic State fighters are pushing towards a key Kurdish town on Syria’s border with Turkey, whose parliament is set on Thursday to consider authorising military intervention against the jihadists on its doorstep. Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes were locked in...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 2 - The director of the US Secret Service resigned Wednesday following a string of lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an intruder ran through the front door of the White House. "Today, Julia Pierson, the Director of the United...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 - The Senate will engage the other two arms of government in discussions to resolve the impending conflict between Parliament and the Judiciary. The ruling was brought about by a point of order raised by Devolution Committee Chairman Kipchumba Murkomen following the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has opposed a case in which a Gatundu South voter is challenging the ‘election’ of Moses Kuria as the area Member of Parliament. The by-election was called off and Kuria declared winner after his rival withdrew from...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 - AFRICA24 MEDIA and its broadcast partners are proud to debut the talk show everyone is talking about: Salim Amin’s THE SCOOP! This continent’s most dynamic men and women join Salim every week to share their secrets of success, advice to their African brothers and sisters,...
  • GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct 1 - The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Joseph ole Lenku has told the General Assembly of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sitting in Geneva that Kenya will neither compromise nor negotiate when it comes to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 - Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has been ordered to appear before the Senate Public Accounts and Investments Committee after he failed to honor an invitation by the committee to respond to audit queries. The Governor had been invited to appear on Wednesday morning but...
  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1 - The head of the US Secret Service pledged to revamp her elite agency Tuesday as she was subjected to withering criticism from angry lawmakers outraged over White House security breaches. Julia Pierson’s grilling before a House of Representatives panel came as a federal grand...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Wednesday announced that it had shortlisted nine candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Through a notice on its website, the commission said the nine had been selected out of a pool of 52...
  • LONDON, United Kingdom - Oct 1 - Norway is the best place to grow old, according to the latest Global AgeWatch index of 96 countries published on Wednesday, while Afghanistan is the worst. All but one of the top 10 countries are in Western Europe, North America and Australasia, with Japan the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 - Uhuru Kenyatta is facing a major test in his tenure as Kenya’s President after judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) demanded his appearance at The Hague next week. The judges insist the Head of State must attend the status conference scheduled to take place on...
  • PARIS, Oct 1 - A UN target for slashing infant deaths will be missed, mainly through failures to roll back infectious disease and complications during pregnancy, experts said on Wednesday. Under the fourth so-called Millennium Development Goal (MDG), all UN members were meant to reduce deaths among...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 – CORD leader Raila Odinga and Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya will not press charges against the man who attacked them during a rally in Kwale. The two leaders said they would not apply for or file P3 forms that the prosecution requires to proceed with assault charges against...
  • HONG KONG, Oct 1 - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters chanted and booed outside a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of Communist China Wednesday, with crowds expected to reach their biggest yet as the city starts a two-day public holiday. Politicians from Hong Kong and the mainland clinked...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 - The South Sudan Government has called for disbandment of mediation talks in Ethiopia claiming it is not a neutral ground. The government is now demanding that the peace talks to be moved to Kenya and headed by General (Rtd) Lazarus Sumbeiywo. Information and Broadcasting...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 - President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta jetted back into the on Tuesday evening from New York, in the United States of America. While in New York, President Kenyatta gave his maiden address at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)....
  • 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...

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