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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22 – Kenya and Sudan will work closely to tackle extremist elements threatening the security of Kenya and other nations in the region. The announcement was made Monday when President Uhuru Kenyatta met a Sudanese government delegation led by Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Ahmed...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22 - Nairobians have been assured of adequate security during this festive season. Speaking during a review of the security measures put in place to ensure safety of Kenyans, Nairobi County Commander Benson Kibue, says police will be stationed in areas occasioned by revellers. “...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22 - The Nairobi County Government says it is not to blame for collapse of the 4-storey building in Makongeni last week which claimed seven lives. Speaking to reporters, Environment Executive Evans Ondieki stated that City Hall did not approve any building plans and any...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22 – Fifty-three suspects have been charged at the Mombasa High Court in connection with a raid at Kinarani Administration Camp where a police officer was killed. Ten of the accused were charged with the murder of Corporal Athanus Mutisya, robbery with violence and causing...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22 - African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha has described the performance of the International Criminal Court as below par. He said the court had failed to live up to its expectations and ended up profiling African countries only to its detriment. “If you...
  • Islamabad, Pakistan, Dec 22 - Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Six militants have been hanged since Friday amid rising public...
  • TUNIS, Tunisia - Anti-Islamist candidate Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory in Tunisia’s first free presidential election but bitter rival and incumbent Moncef Marzouki dismissed the declaration as unfounded and refused to concede defeat. Tunisians took to the polls on Sunday for the leadership...
  • NEW YORK, Dec 22 - New York reeled after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man whom investigators say told bystanders to "watch what I’m going to do" just before the killings. Candles, flowers and an American flag were placed at a makeshift memorial at the scene of the shooting, which...
  • CAIRO, Dec 21- An Egyptian court on Sunday tried 26 men for alleged debauchery after accusing them of homosexual activity at a Cairo public bathhouse in a case that sparked international condemnation. The handcuffed defendants, many of whom were crying, arrived at a Cairo court with their heads...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 21 - Members of Parliament in support of the Security Law have formally launched the Usalama Kenya Forum to promote security and peaceful co-existence among Kenyans. In a statement read by Kangema MP Tirus Ngahu on behalf of Members of Parliament affiliated to the Forum, its...
  • UASIN-GISHU, DEC 21- Deputy President William Ruto has advised Opposition leaders against the planned mass action to protest the Security Laws (Amendment) Act, 2014. The Deputy President said demonstrations should not be used as the only alternative to solving problems facing the country. Speaking...
  • Joué lès-Tours, Dec 21- Security was stepped up at police and fire stations across France on Sunday after a knife wielding French convert to Islam was shot dead after attacking three police officers. Bertrand Nzohabonayo was killed Saturday after entering a police station in the central town of...
  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- A gunman with an apparent grudge "assassinated" two uniformed New York police officers in a cold blooded attack on their patrol car that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men. The two officers, one a newlywed, were shot in the head through the window...
  • TUNIS, Dec 21- Tunisians voted Sunday in the runoff of the first free presidential election in the country’s history, the final leg of an at times bumpy four year transition from dictatorship. The second round vote pits 88 year old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the anti Islamist Nidaa...
  • SEOUL, Dec 21- The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang. Washington blames North Korea for a breach of cyber security at Sony which led to the release of embarrassing...
  • PESHAWAR, Dec 21- Thousands of Pakistanis flocked to a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday to mourn the 149 people — mainly children — massacred by the Taliban and demand action against militants. Men, women and children from Peshawar and other cities visited the army run...
  • 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...

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