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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on Friday commissioned the construction of a 270-bed capacity Reproductive Health Unit at the Thika Level 5 hospital. Kabogo said the construction was in line with his government’s goal of transforming Kiambu into a medical care hub. A...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - Nominees for Secretary to the Cabinet Monica Juma and Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Eugene Wamalwa will be vetted by Parliament’s Committee on Administration and National Security and Committee on appointments on June 9. The two were appointed by President...
  • ABUJA, Nigeria, Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to tackle the nation’s problems "head on" and an intensified fight against Boko Haram in his inaugural speech after taking the oath of office on Friday. The 72-year-old, who took charge of Africa’s most populous nation after an...
  • ABUJA, Nigeria, May 29 - Deputy President William Ruto joined more than 40 Presidents and Heads of Government during the inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria. The colourful inauguration was also graced by US Secretary of State John Kerry and several African...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday oversaw the start of a new initiative in the efforts to stabilise South Sudan that will see two parallel peace processes merged. Former senior political detainees who were released through President Kenyatta’s intervention during the early...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - Nairobi residents have raised concerns over the increased number of hawkers within the Central Business District, saying it poses a security threat. Known for its endless traffic, the city is now swamped with traders who have set shop in undesignated areas. The Capital FM...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya May 29 - Members of Parliament representing people with disabilities are demanding 22 slots of the 290 in the National Assembly, in order to comply with the five percent constitutional provision on representation. Nominated MPs Isaac Mwaura, Bishop Robert Mutemi, Godliva Omondi and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - Kenya is set to hold a regional conference on countering violent extremism next month. Speaking during a meeting with members of the diplomatic corp, Interior Principal Secretary Monica Juma said 25 countries in Africa and 16 from other parts of the world had been invited...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - A recent survey conducted by Infotrak in 10 counties reveals that 71 percent of Kenyans believe that devolution has made a big difference in their lives. According to the report done in partnership with the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), those interviewed also...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - The Interior Ministry on Friday said 85 youths had surrendered following the amnesty offered by the government to Kenyans who have joined terror groups. Interior Spokesperson Mwenda Njoka told Capital FM News that most of the youths who surrendered had joined the Al Qaeda...
  • CHINA, May 29 - China destroyed more than six hundred kilograms of ivory in front of media and diplomats Friday, as it seeks to shed its image as a global trading hub for illegal elephant tusks. Engraved tusks and carved ivory chopsticks were fed into a crushing machine which spewed powder and...
  • BEIJING,May 29 - China’s capital seeks to snuff out smoking in indoor public places on Monday with a new ban, unprecedented fines and a hotline to report offenders, but enforcement is doubtful in one of the world’s most tobacco-addicted countries. Seen as the toughest anti-smoking legislation in...
  • NIGERIA. May 29 - Muhammadu Buhari, who is being sworn in on Friday as Nigeria’s new president, is a one-time coup leader who once ruled Africa’s most populous nation with an iron fist. But he has undergone a remarkable transformation from military general to as he calls it a "converted democrat"...
  • MIAMI, United States, May 29 - A Kenyan man pleaded guilty to supporting three different terrorist organizations Thursday, admitting to providing money and recruits in Syria and Somalia, the US Justice Department said. The suspect, 27-year-old Mohamed Hussein Said, is accused of providing material...
  • BEIJING, China, May 29 - China has executed a former teacher for raping and sexually abusing 26 children at his school, state media reported. Li Jishun was convicted of having "raped or sexually abused" 26 girls aged from 4 to 11, the official Xinhua news agency said. The abuse took place in 2011...
  • ABUJA, Nigeria, May 28 - Nigeria’s outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday showed Muhammadu Buhari around his new quarters, as the former military ruler prepared to take over as elected head of state. The 57-year-old took Buhari and his vice-president-elect Yemi Osinbajo on a tour of the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) chairman Francis ole Kaparo is proposing the renaming of all counties and constituencies which bear names similar to the ethnic communities that reside there. He said this move will help dissuade ethnic clashes among...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 - Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua was on Thursday questioned by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives over auditing services for various coffee societies the county received from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Gachagua after five...
  • CAPE TOWN, MAY 28 - South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay any of the public money spent on upgrades to his private residence that included a swimming pool and chicken run, the police minister announced Thursday. Finding that all the upgrades were for security purposes,...
  • PARIS, MAY 28 - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned against complacency about the deadly Ebola virus, saying that the crisis isn’t over. "We have to keep our guard up," Sylvie Briand, head of epidemiology at the UN’s health agency, told a stock-taking meeting on Ebola in Paris....
  • MADRID, MAY 28 - A Spanish High Court judge said Thursday he has agreed to hear a lawsuit against Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram and its leader Abubakar Shekau for crimes against humanity and terrorism. Judge Fernando Andreu ruled he was competent to handle the case under the principle...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 - The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has approved charges against suspended Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau over corruption allegations. The DPP however rejected a recommendation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to have suspended...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 - President Uhuru Kenyatta will not be travelling to Nigeria for the swearing-in of Muhammadu Buhari as Head of State following media reports that he would be accompanied by a delegation of over 80 civil servants. Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho however...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 - President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto didn’t take to the stage to sing a hymn but there were some laughs all the same despite the solemn nature of this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. A time for quiet self-reflection, the organisers explained. "If you...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 28 - A leading figure in the Somali-based Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab movement has died in Somalia, the Islamic militant group said Thursday. In a death announcement and obituary carried by jihadist media, the Shabaab said Sheikh Hassan Abdulahi Turki, known as Hassan Turki...

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