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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 - The 39-year-old Kenyan man who set out to climb Mount Everest is safe following an avalanche which occurred on Friday killing 13 people in an area nicknamed the "popcorn field" due to ice boulders. Steve Obayi who left the country to climb the 29,029-foot mountain for the...
  • KINSHASA, Apr 19 - The Belgian director of a famed national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo who was shot this week by unknown attackers was evacuated to Nairobi on Friday, a local official said. Emmanuel de Merode, head of the Virunga National Park in the DR Congo’s war-scarred North Kivu...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 - The government has transferred 281 refugees from Nairobi to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in the last two days. In a press statement, the Interior Ministry said 111 refugees were transported from Kasarani on Thursday in four buses provided by the government. The statement...
  • SHANGHAI, Apr 19 - Automaker Fiat-Chrysler said on Saturday that it would begin producing the iconic American brand Jeep in China from 2015 to meet demand in the world’s largest car market. Fiat-Chrysler — created by Italy’s Fiat acquiring Chrysler of the United States — will produce three Jeep...
  • ATHENS, Apr 19 - Trials, suffering, resurrection: the essence of Easter has a special ring to Greeks as the country hopes to pull through a painful six-year recession. In churches around the country, religious symbolism takes on a very practical relevance for those still struggling from four years...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18- Sixty-two Ethiopian men were on Friday arrested in Ruiru, Kiambu County as police intensified the terror crackdown across the country. The aliens were found in a residential area where police believe they were hiding. Ruiru OCPD Isaac Thuranira confirmed the incident where...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18- Security has been beefed up in Mombasa during the Easter holidays in the wake of terror threats. Police have mounted roads blocks along the main highways and deployed more officers along the beaches, shopping malls and hotels. Mombasa County Commander Robert Kitur announced...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18 - Six people were Friday morning killed and several others injured in a road accident involving a matatu and lorry at Kinungi area in Limuru. The Kenya Red Cross on its twitter says the accident occurred at 5:45am. Police had difficult time directing traffic that had started...
  • SAN FERNANDO, Apr 18 - Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ. The ritual, held every year to mark Good Friday in Asia’s bastion of Catholicism...
  • UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 - Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said. Ambassador Samantha Power strongly condemned the "brazen, inhuman attack on unarmed civilians" in the war-ravaged town of Bor....
  • MAIDUGURI, Apr 17- A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as the parents of those taken voiced anger over the conflicting claims. The defence ministry and the government in Borno state, where...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - The International...Read more
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - Against the advice of his legal counsel on Thursday, former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Farah Maalim reiterated the allegedly inciteful statement he made on the Citizen TV’s Cheche show. “I did say that it’s possible that the government is doing some of these...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 17 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned politicians to desist from disrupting police work including the ongoing terror crackdown. He said the crackdown was only targeting criminals and not a community or a specific religious group. The president who presiding over the passing...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17- The Commission on Administrative Justice wants the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board to cancel the Sh5 billion tender awarded to China Jiangxi International for the Tassia II project. The Commissions’ Chairman, Otiende Amollo confirmed during a press conference on...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - All Museums will on Friday be opened to the public free of charge as Kenya joins the world in commemorating the International Monuments and Sites Day. National Museums of Kenya Director General Ahmed Yassin urged Kenyans to take advantage of the initiative which coincides...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - A couple has been remanded in custody for seven days after a 13-year-old girl under their care died after undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The accused are the guardians of the girl who is said to have bled to death after undergoing the cut on Sunday. Her 12-year-...
  • NASIR , Apr 17 - Like many 13 year-olds, Gach Chuol is timid, shyly looking down at the ground as he speaks to a stranger. But he is also joining South Sudan’s war to avenge the death of his parents, and brandishes an AK-47 assault rifle as he recalls why he traded his school books […] But he is...
  • JAKARTA, Apr 17 - His body shaking...Read more
  • BEIJING, Apr 17 - At least 170 dead pigs...Read more
  • SYDNEY, Apr 17 - The Australian...Read more
  • DAKAR, April 16- Judges in Senegal were deliberating Wednesday on the fate of former president Abdoulaye Wade’s son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than $1 billion. The anti corruption court in Dakar is expected to announce on Thursday...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 16 - The National Steering Committee on Media Monitoring has revealed that it has written to four prominent lawyers warning them against hate speech over the ongoing anti-terror crackdown. The committee accuses the lawyers of fuelling hatred amongst Kenyans. Briefing journalists...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, April 16 - Former Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Ludeki Chweya has been appointed the Director General of the Kenya School of Government (KSG). He takes over from Elijah Wachira who was in an acting position for two years and Prof Margret Kobia who lastly held the position. Chweya...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 - The Court of Appeal has upheld the nomination of Naisula Lesuuda as a nominated Senator for The National Alliance (TNA). Judges GBM Kariuki, Erastus Githinji, Mohamed Warsame, Daniel Musinga and Kathurima M’Inoti dismissed an appeal by Lucy Mathia on grounds that...

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