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  • 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...
  • ROME, May 4- More than half the nearly 6,000 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean over the weekend arrived in Italy Monday as aid workers warned of no end in sight to a "heartbreaking" crisis. A baby girl born on board the Italian navy patrol ship Bettica was among more than 3,000 asylum seekers...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 - As Kenya held celebrations to mark the 2015 World Press Freedom Day, Kenyan media raised concerns over the infiltration of quacks and impersonators in the industry. According to Kenya Editors Guild Chairman Linus Kaikai, media have been struggling to fight impersonators who...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 4 - Several protesters in Burundi were shot and wounded Monday in violent clashes with police during demonstrations against a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule, witnesses said. Police shot at the demonstrators in a bid to disperse them, with witnesses...
  • LAGOS, Nigeria, May 4 - Many of the women and girls rescued from Boko Haram are traumatised and showing signs of depression, with psychological counselling urgently needed as they recover in camps in northeast Nigeria, relief officials said Monday. "For some of them, who are really showing signs of...
  • ROME, May 4- Another 5,800 migrants desperate to reach Europe were rescued this weekend as they tried to cross the Mediterranean on rickety boats, more than 2,150 of them on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said. The number rescued this weekend was one of the highest recorded in recent years, raising...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 - US Secretary of State John Kerry called for unity in the face of terror attacks Monday, as he visited a memorial in Kenya to the 1998 bombing of the US embassy. The embassy bombing by Al-Qaeda was the worst attack in the east African nation by Islamist militants, killing 213...
  • COTONOU, MAY 4- The party of President Thomas Boni Yayi won Benin’s parliamentary elections with 33 seats out of 83, but failed to secure an absolute majority, the Constitutional Court said Sunday evening. The Beninese went to the polls on Sunday April 26 for elections regarded as a popularity test...
  • TEL AVIV, May 4 - Police fired stun grenades to disperse a rally by Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv on Sunday against alleged police brutality and widespread discrimination. Some of the demonstrators hurled stones, bottles and chairs from nearby restaurants after attempting to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 - Voting in Kabete constituency by-elections kicked off on Monday morning exactly at 6am as enthusiastic voters braved the chilly weather to pick their next Member of Parliament. Some polling centers had voters on the queues by 5.30am. There was, however, low turnout in a...

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