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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - The government has affirmed that no amount of criticism will distract the ongoing crackdown on terror, as it strives to make the country secure. Senior government officials who spoke at the GSU pass-out parade led by President Uhuru Kenyatta condemned politicisation of the...
  • BEIJING, China, Apr 24 - The Chinese government has warned local companies against dumping cheap and low-quality products in the African market, with officials saying the trend is denting the country’s image and relations with developing countries, including Kenya. "It is an issue we are taking...
  • JUBA, Apr 24 - South Sudan’s government announced Thursday it was dropping charges against four alleged top rebels on trial for attempting to overthrow the government, in an effort to promote peace and end a four-month-old civil war. "The leadership has decided that for the purpose of promoting...
  • UNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 - The UN Security Council on Thursday brandished the threat of targeted sanctions against those responsible for deadly violence in South Sudan, in a firm and unanimous statement. The 15 Council members "expressed horror and anger" over the killings of hundreds of people in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya April 24 - CORD leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Thursday afternoon drew the wrath of social media users after he was accused of ethnically profiling a journalist during the coalition’s news conference. Kenyans lashed out at Musyoka on social media terming his actions as unfortunate, coming...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - Police on Thursday recovered explosive materials from a car impounded in Pangani, the same suburb rocked by an explosion on Wednesday night, killing four people. The Ministry of Interior said on its Twitter handle the bomb disposal unit would safely detonate the explosives...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - Six year old Emily...Read more
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  • JUBA, Apr 24 - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sacked his army chief on Wednesday after rebels seized a major oil hub, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter in which the UN says hundreds of civilians were massacred. Rebels loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar seized Bentiu last week. The...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - The trial against Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua arap Sang is scheduled to resume in The Hague on May 12. Sang’s lawyer Katwa Kigen however told Capital FM News that the International Criminal Court (ICC) judges were yet to furnish defence counsels with the...
  • KIGALI, April 24 - Authorities in the Rwandan capital have forced the closure of the French cultural centre, officials said Wednesday, just weeks after the two nations were in a major diplomatic spat over genocide commemorations. The French ambassador to Kigali, Michel Flesch, said the land where...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - Justice experts have given a cautious welcome to the decision by judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to summon eight witnesses who had refused to testify for the prosecution in the case against Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto. On April 17, the three-judge...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - The Supreme Court has stopped the Othaya Constituency by-election slated for next Tuesday after Mary Wambui appealed the decision of the Court of Appeal that nullified her election. Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal and Justice Mohammed Ibrahim ruled that Wambui’s appeal...
  • TOKYO, Apr 24 - Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday. Pictures showed the US president being served sake by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the...
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 24 - A Malaysia Airlines plane’s wheels refused to stow after take off Thursday, forcing a second flight by the flag-carrier to turn back in four days as it continues to reel from the loss of flight MH370. The ATR 72 prop-plane, belonging to MAS subsidiary Firefly, departed Penang...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - Two policemen were among four people killed on Wednesday night in Nairobi after a suspicious car that they had intercepted exploded as it was being taken to the Pangani Police Station. Eye witnesses said the blast occurred at about 9pm. Inspector General of Police David...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - As ethnic massacres in South Sudan spiral out of control and politicians lose their grip on rampaging militias, only a concerted international effort stands any chance of ending the four-month-old civil war, analysts say. The past week has been described by a senior UN...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - Kirinyaga Central MP David Gitari found himself in trouble during Wednesday’s National Assembly sitting after his fellow legislators reprimanded him over an explanation he sought from the government over former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s month-long trip to the US. Gitari...
  • GENEVA, Apr 23 - A Chinese dissident who died in detention last month is one of three nominees for an award often dubbed the Nobel prize for human rights, organisers said Wednesday. Cao Shunli, who died in mid-March at the age of 52, was hailed by the Martin Ennals Award organisers as an activist...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - A witness in the case facing four Somalis accused of aiding in the Westgate terror attack told the court on Wednesday that one of the men believed to have carried out the shootings sought to marry in Kenya just two months prior. Abdifatah Ali told Chief Magistrate Daniel...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 23 - Voters in Garissa County are set to go back to the polls after the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Nathif Jama Adan as Governor. Appellate Judges David Maraga, John Mwera and Philomena Muli sitting in Nairobi ruled that the High Court made an error when it failed...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has filed an application in which he wants journalist Walter Barasa to stop dragging his name in a petition seeking to halt the Kenyan cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC). In the application filed on Wednesday by his lawyer Kennedy...
  • KINSHASA, Apr 23 - Dozens of people were killed when a passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, the government said. An investigation is under way into the cause of the crash, government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Wednesday. "Thirty-seven people have...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - As security agencies seek to rid Kenya of aliens, the Mandera County Registrar of Persons Salim Godana and a Mandera chief, Mohamed Omar, were tasked with explaining how Adan Abdikadir Adan, a suspected alien, obtained a Kenyan ID. Adan is one of the four men being tried...
  • JUBA, Apr 23 - The White House has expressed horror at what it called the "abomination" of spiralling violence in South Sudan’s civil war, where rebels have been accused of massacring hundreds of civilians. The rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter...

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