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  • KISUMU, Kenya, Jun 29 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged politicians to emulate religious leaders and unite in developing the country regardless of party affiliation. He said politicians need to know that even if they belong to different political parties, they serve the same Kenyans. “...
  • BEIJING, Jun 29 - Around 30 percent of China’s Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities - including stealing the bricks to build houses - erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - Most parts of the city and its suburbs will go without water on Wednesday and Thursday following a shutdown of the Ng’ethu Water Treatment Plant. The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company on Monday said the shutdown will pave way for maintenance works intended to improve...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission detectives on Monday arrested a senior police officer in Tigania West for allegedly soliciting Sh35,000 from a teacher who had a court case. The District Criminal Investigation Officer (DCIO) is alleged to have demanded for the cash...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - One person died on Monday afternoon in an accident that occurred on Lang’ata Road in Nairobi. Police and the Kenya Red Cross said more than 20 other passengers were rushed to hospital, some in a serious condition. "Two are seriously injured while nine others sustained minor...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - The Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA Kenya) on Monday sued the Ministry of Health (MoH) for barring healthcare workers from receiving training on how to conduct safe abortions. It also sued the MoH for withdrawing the policy standards and guidelines as well as the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - Musician Jaguar has threatened to quit the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) board in two weeks if Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, and investigating agencies fail to address massive corruption plaguing the authority....
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jun 29 - Several Somali soldiers were killed overnight Sunday when Shabaab fighters attacked a base in the southern Kismayu region, officials and witnesses said Monday. The attack is the latest in a string of assaults by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated insurgents, who last week stormed...
  • ISLAMABAD, June 29- Pakistan’s army is preparing for a final push in the coming weeks in its fight against militants, but there are concerns that rights are being rolled back in the name of defeating terror. A year on from the launch of a major offensive to eradicate strongholds of Taliban and...
  • KISUMU, Kenya, Jun 29 – Kisumu youths on Monday requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to extend the National Youth Service (NYS) Youth Empowerment and Slum upgrading Project for another year. The jubiliant youths – working under the project in Obunga informal settlement in Kisumu County – lined up the...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Jun 29 - Assailants attacked numerous polling stations in Burundi overnight, disrupting the start of voting in controversial polls that follow two months of unrest over the president’s bid for a third term. Armed groups threw grenades at stations in both the capital Bujumbura...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - Deputy President William Ruto says CORD leader Raila Odinga is not his political competitor since he did not contest the presidency in 2013. Speaking at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology in Bondo on Sunday, Ruto stated that he only competed...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Jun 29 - Burundi goes to the polls Monday with the president defiant in his controversial bid for a third term in power, despite weeks of unrest that forced thousands to flee and prompted international calls for a delay. On the eve of the election, top party official and...
  • BEIJING, China, Jun 29 - China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a state-run newspaper said Monday, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Belgium and France ahead of a Paris climate summit. The world’s number one emitter has yet to put...
  • PARIS, June 28- The head of Burundi‘s parliament on Sunday said he had left the nation due to the violence raging there and urged the president not to seek an "illegal" third term. "For the moment, I am forced to stay in Brussels I stayed here given the difficulties in my country, difficulties...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has come out to defend himself over the allegations that he led to the financial woes facing Mumias Sugar Company saying he is not a thief. Kidero said those accusing him were out to malign his name insisting that during his tenure the Sugar...
  • BONDO, Kenya, Jun 28 - Deputy President William Ruto has urged Kenyans to discourage politics of animosity. Ruto said politics should not be used to create enmity among Kenyans but be viewed as uniting factor of all the Kenyan ethnic communities. Speaking at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 - The National Treasury has refuted claims made by the Council of Governors that it is out to kill devolution following delay in releasing funds meant for the county governments. The Treasury Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge says the Treasury has so far released 86 percent of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to South Sudan leaders to expedite the ongoing peace process for the sake of the welfare of the citizens of Africa’s youngest nation. President Kenyatta said Kenya desired to see a quick restoration of peace in the neighbouring country...
  • Taipei, Jun 8 - Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the number of injured at more than 500 on Sunday, almost 200 of them seriously. The number of those injured in the blast late Saturday, which came as...
  • WASHINGTON, Jun 28 - The US Episcopal Church elected Bishop Michael Curry on Saturday as its next presiding bishop, making him the first African-American leader of the 2.5 million-strong church. "Nothing can stop the movement of God’s love in this world," Curry said at the church’s 77th General...
  • KUWAIT, Jun 28 - Kuwaiti police have arrested the driver who transported a suicide bomber to a Shiite mosque where he blew himself up, killing 26 and injuring 227 in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, official media reported. Authorities have also detained the owner of the house where...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, June 27 - The Kenya Airports Authority has fired three of its senior officials including the Managing Director Lucy Mbugua, General Manager Finance John Thumbi and the acting airport Engineer Christopher Warutere over the airport bus scam. The Board at the same time lifted the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 - Two suspects were Friday arrested at Isibania border in Migori county Interior and National Coordination Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has said. While addressing journalists from his office, Nkaissery said two men of Tanzanian origin were nabbed while attempting to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27- Governors are now accusing the National Treasury of sabotaging devolution by what they term as continued trend of delay in releasing county funds. In a statement by the Council of Governors on Saturday, said counties have not received monies for the months of May and June as...

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