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  • Mombasa, Kenya, Dec 21 - Islamist gunmen on Saturday opened fire on a passenger bus along the Kenyan coast but fled without injuring anyone, witnesses and officials said, nearly a month after Shebab militants executed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the country. After stopping the bus by shooting...
  • United Nations, United States, Dec 20 - A former Somali warlord who allied to the Islamist Shabaab group but severed links this summer has been removed from a UN sanctions list. Mohamed Said Atom, a powerful arms dealer, was targeted with UN travel and financial sanctions for "kidnapping, piracy...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 20 - Leader of Majority in National Assembly Aden Duale and Machakos County Senator Johnstone Muthama have dismissed assertions by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission chairman Mumo Matemu that he will investigate and take action against MPs who caused violence during Thursday’...
  • CONARKY, Dec 20- UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon arrived in the Guinean capital Conakry on Saturday on the last day of his tour of west African countries hit by the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola. The UN chief was greeted at the airport by Guinea’s foreign and health ministers Francois Louceny...
  • ARUSHA, Tanzania, Dec 20 – The East African Legislative Assembly Friday elected Dan Kidega as the new Speaker to replace Margaret Zziwa who was removed from office on Wednesday this week. Kidega who becomes the fourth Speaker was elected unopposed after his main contender, Chris Opoka-Okumu stepped...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 20 - Three people died while six others sustained serious injuries in a head on collision involving two personal vehicles near Diatomite, Elementaita along the Naivasha-Nakuru highway. The 5 am accident occurred when the driver of the Nairobi bound vehicle swerved into the lane...
  • BEIJING, December 20- The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul searching in China. Some 200 residents — including the eight year old’s own grandfather —...
  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- US President Barack Obama warned North Korea it would face retaliation for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures over an irreverent film comedy that infuriated Pyongyang. Obama said the movie giant had "made a mistake" in canceling the Christmas Day release of "The Interview...
  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- President Barack Obama signed into law America’s annual defense policy bill, but he blasted provisions that ensure the Guantanamo Bay prison will stay open for now. One of Obama’s first actions as president was to order the closure of the prison facility in Cuba, set up 13 years...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 20 - The drilling stops. The shovelling stops. The conversations come to a halt and all eyes turn to the rubble. A body has been found. In this case two. Male and female. But before they can be pulled out, the household items that were a part of their existence need to […] In...
  • CAIRNS, Australia - Australian police said Saturday they had arrested the mother of all but one of eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns, as vigils were held to mourn the tragedy. Officers have not revealed the cause of death of the children, the youngest of...
  • NYANDARUA, Kenya, Dec 19 - Police in Nyandarua County have arrested three suspected carjackers who had abducted a man and abandoned him in Kinare Forest in Kiambu County. The suspects are said to have lured the victim by pretending to be church leaders who wanted to go for a funeral service of a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 - China’s supplier of construction machinery, XCMG, on Wednesday joined rescue operations at a collapsed building in a residential suburb of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Executives said the company provided a truck crane and manpower to help clear debris at the site of the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 - President Uhuru Kenyatta’s public rating and that of his deputy William Ruto have increased, according to a new survey by IPSOS Kenya. The poll indicates that 67pc of Kenyans have confidence in President Kenyatta from 51pc in November, while Ruto’s popularity has risen to...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Dec 19 - Eight demonstrators were on Friday released on Sh300,000 surety bonds each after they were accused of taking part in unlawful protest along Parliament Road on Thursday. They are accused of illegally protesting when Members of Parliament were debating the Security Laws (...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended his decision to sign into the law the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill that brought Members of Parliament to blows on Thursday. President Kenyatta said he was satisfied that with the amendments passed by the National Assembly, no...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 19 - Interior and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary-designate Joseph Nkaiserry has appealed for unity among legislators in tackling insecurity. He said this as he spent his last day in the Eleventh Parliament in readiness to take up his seat in the Cabinet....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 - The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) is set to institute investigations into the conduct of members of the National Assembly who engaged in fist-fights and immoral conduct during debate of the controversial Security Laws (Amendment) Bill on Thursday. EACC...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 18 - Looking at 22-year-old Stanley Maina Kariuki you’d have no idea that less than 48 hours ago he was trapped under the concrete, stone and mortar of a collapsed building. His blue windbreaker, jeans and loafers show no signs of plaster and dust and he has no visible injuries...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) has pushed the Homa Bay senatorial by-election from February 2 to February 12, 2015. This is after the High Court ordered that the polls body extends the party primaries by 10 days. "The political party primaries...
  • London, Dec 19 - Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are poorly treated, with exhausted employees falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts, British broadcaster the BBC found in an investigation broadcast. Reporters who took jobs undercover at the Pegatron factories found workers...
  • Sydney, Dec 19 - Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns on Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney. Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the Cairns tragedy...
  • LOS ANGELES, United States - So how exactly do you save an almost extinct rhinoceros? Turns out, a test tube baby rhino could be the solution, being sought by experts on three continents. But it won’t be easy. Keepers at California’s world-renowned San Diego Zoo announced this week that Angalifu,...
  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The White House called the cyber attack on Sony Pictures a serious national security matter Thursday, threatening an "appropriate response" as others pointed the finger at Pyongyang. With the Hollywood scandal threatening to escalate into geopolitical crisis, Sonydefended its...
  • SYDNEY, Australia, Dec 19 - Eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbing. "Cairns detectives have established a crime scene and begun an investigation into the death...

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