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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 16 - Deputy President William Ruto was on Monday treated to a rare spectacle in Narok as leaders exchanged harsh words over the national referendum championed by Governors and the Opposition. The storm was kicked off by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale who told off...
  • ISIOLO, Kenya, Sep 16 - Wario Galelo, 64, raises livestock downstream from the site of a hydroelectric dam which the Kenyan government plans to construct on the Ewaso Ngiro river in the north of the country. Like many other local residents, he is furious about the dam, which will be located in...
  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16 - US President Barack Obama will Tuesday seek to "turn the tide" in the Ebola epidemic by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa and launching a major health care training and hygiene program. The White House said Obama will travel to the Centers for Disease Control...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 15 - The 22nd witness in the International Criminal Court trial against Deputy President William Ruto on Monday admitted that he received about Sh460,000 from the Office of The Prosecutor (OTP) as subsistence for five months. Ruto’s lawyer Essa Faal illustrated to the court...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 15 - The United Kingdom will continue to support Kenya in its effort to eliminate terrorist threats. High Commissioner to Kenya Christian Turner says terrorism remains a global challenge that requires concerted efforts if it is to be eliminated. Turner has assured that the UK...
  • BANGKOK, September 15- The naked bodies of two British tourists apparently beaten to death were found on a Thai beach Monday, police said, sparking a murder hunt on the popular resort island of Koh Tao. The unidentified man and woman, both aged 24, were found with several wounds near a beachside...
  • ROME, September 15 - As many as 500 migrants could have died after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in the Mediterranean last week, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Monday, quoting survivors. Two Palestinians plucked from the water by a freighter on Thursday after their...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 15 - The Rusinga School says it has a grooming policy which all parents are required to subscribe to when their children are admitted. The school which has been sued by a parent for refusing to admit her child for having deadlocks, insists that it has rules and regulations on...
  • PARIS, September 15 - The world’s top diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by "any means necessary", including "appropriate military assistance", as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis. Representatives from around 30 countries and...
  • HARERE, September 15- Zimbabwe’s army chief warned those jostling to succeed President Robert Mugabe not to try and drag the military into politics Monday, amid escalating public fights between contenders. Constantine Chiwenga — a close ally of Mugabe, who could hold the key to the veteran ruler’s...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 15 - Siaya Senator James Orengo is to record a formal statement with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing probe into the irregular allocation of 500,000 acres of land in Lamu. Orengo - who was Lands Minister when the allocations were...
  • CAIRO, September 15- An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a prominent activist of the 2011 revolt against former president Hosni Mubarak, a defence lawyer told AFP. Abdel Fattah was being retried after he was sentenced to 15 years in jail in an earlier trial...
  • Rome, Sept 15 - Five hundred immigrants are feared dead after a shipwreck in the Mediterranean last week, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Monday. Two Palestinians plucked from the water by an Italian freighter on Thursday after their boat capsized near Malta told the...
  • MALE, September15- China’s President Xi Jinping said he hoped the Maldives would help build a "21st century maritime silk road" as he began a South Asian tour in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain on Monday. Xi said he was eager to boost relations with the Maldives, which is best...
  • DONETSK, September 15- US led military exercises involving 15 countries were set to begin in Ukraine Monday, as fighting rumbles on in the restive east between government forces and pro Russian rebels in violation of a ceasefire. Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in...
  • Fiji, Sept 15 - Fiji imposed a strict media blackout Monday on coverage of the South Pacific nation’s first elections since a 2006 military coup, warning journalists face up to five years jail if they do not comply. The blackout also applies to political campaigning, election material such as...
  • PARIS, Septemeb15- Nations square off in Slovenia this week over the fate of hundreds of whales in the crosshairs of Japanese and Greenland hunters accused of sidestepping a commercial killing ban. The stage is set for fiery debate among International Whaling Commission (IWC) members, touching on...
  • SYDNEY, September 15- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott shifted his office to a tent in an isolated Aboriginal community Monday, keeping a promise made when he came to power despite having just committed troops to the fight against Islamic State. Abbott vowed to spend a week each year in a...
  • EDINBURGH, United Kingdom, Sep 15 - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday makes his last visit to Scotland ahead of this week’s independence referendum, hoping to boost the "No" vote, with polls predicting a very tight race. The "Yes" and "No" camps are racing to win over undecided voters...
  • PARIS, Setember 15- Top officials from around the world, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, met in Paris on Monday to fine-tune their strategy against Islamic State militants, with emotions running high after the beheading of a third Western hostage. Just hours before the conference began...
  • MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sep 15 - President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday evening for a two day official visit. During the visit, President Kenyatta will champion research in life sciences as well as cement bilateral relations with the Central African country....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 15 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has assented to the Finance Bill 2014 passed by Parliament on August, 28 2014. President Kenyatta also signed into law The Victim Protection Act of 2014 that gives effect to Article 50(9) of the Constitution. The two Bills were presented to the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 14 - Industrialist Dr Chris Kirubi is asking students to understand and apply the content they are taught as opposed to a mentality where education is only about excelling in exams. Speaking at the Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School, Dr Kirubi challenged teachers to offer...
  • ISIOLO, Kenya, Sept 14 - Deputy President William Ruto has directed the provincial administration and security agencies to arrest and prosecute parents who failed to take their children to school. The Deputy President expressed outrage over the high number of pupils who abandon schooling in arid...
  • STOCKHOLM, Sep 14 - Sweden’s voters headed to the polls in general elections Sunday, with the Social Democrats poised to regain power after eight years in opposition and the far right expected to make historic gains. The anti immigration Sweden Democrats party was forecasted to double its seats in...

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