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  • GENEVA, Oct 24 - Ebola vaccine trials could start in west Africa in December, with hundreds of thousands of doses potentially being rolled out by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday. "All is being put in place to start efficacy tests in the affected countries as early as December,"...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 - The family of Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto was on Friday thrown into mourning following the death of their daughter Emmy Chepng’etich Ruto. The family said Chepng’etich passed on at the Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi. "Until her untimely death, Emmy was an electrical...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 24 - The Wiper Democratic Movement party has ‘sacked’ Majority Leaders in Machakos and Makueni counties for disregarding the party position on the impeachment of the Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Machakos Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala "and failing to show leadership." The...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 - The government has extended the biometric listing of public servants by one week in Nairobi and 13 other counties. Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru says the exercise which is to end on Monday, will be extended up to Friday in the 14 counties. "This...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 - First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has been named the United Nations in Kenya Person of the Year 2014. The First Lady earned the coveted title for her efforts to stop preventable maternal and newborn deaths in the country through her ‘Beyond Zero’ campaign. She received a...
  • GENEVA, October 24 - The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, warning that it was having to scramble aid to offset the impact of winter. At least 430,000 people had been displaced within Ukraine as of Thursday, UNHCR said,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 - Kenya Airways has defended demands for proof of identification before boarding its planes, even as Senator Moses Wetangula (Bungoma) demanded an apology over what he described as humiliation by the airline after he failed to produce his ID for a flight to Mombasa on...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 - Deputy President William Ruto now wants five CORD lawmakers who linked him to the 134-acre Karen land saga to retract their statement, terming it defamatory. He also wants them to admit liability for defaming him and plans to institute legal action for the harm the...
  • BEIJING, China, Oct 24 - China and 20 other countries moved forward on Friday towards setting up an Asian infrastructure lender seen as a counterweight to Western-backed international development banks. The signatories put their names to a memorandum of understanding to establish the Asian...
  • HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct 24 - Zimbabwe’s ruling party could be heading for a devastating split as bickering between rival factions jostling to succeed ageing ruler Robert Mugabe escalates ahead of a key congress. Over the years, ZANU-PF’s leaders have papered over the cracks forged by the battle to...
  • Sydney, Oct 24 - Australian surgeons said Friday they have used hearts that had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first that could change the way organs are donated. Until now, doctors have relied on using the still-beating hearts of donors who have been declared brain dead,...
  • LONDON, Oct 24 - British police are to pay compensation to woman who had a child with a man she did not know was an undercover agent, the Guardian and BBC reported. The £425,000 (Sh60.9mn) payment follows a legal battle by several women who say they were tricked into having relationships with...
  • Washington, Oct 24 - The Islamic State has fast become one of the world’s wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said. It earns $1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the...
  • New York, Oct 24 - A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the deadly virus, the first confirmed case in the city. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was placed in isolation at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Center earlier Thursday after...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 - Legislators from Nyanza region have decried the wrangling in the Kisumu County Assembly, which has grounded proceedings and led to the ejection of Ann Atieno Adul as Speaker. Seme Member of Parliament James Nyikal led MPs from Kisumu County in condemning the affairs in the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 23 - Cabinet Secretaries Joseph ole Lenku (Interior and National Coordination of Government), Jacob Kaimenyi (Education) and Felix Koskei (Agriculture) are set to appear before different committees on Tuesday to respond to queries filed by legislators. Majority Coalition Chief...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 - The High Court on Thursday suspended a gazette notice that would have seen an increase in the fees charged for church marriage certificates, after televangelist Bishop Mark Kariuki filed an objection. In the notice, the Registrar of Marriages wanted preachers to seek fresh...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 - A bishop on Thursday moved to the High Court in a bid to suspend a recent gazette notice requiring all faith ministers to get clearance certificates from the Registrar of Marriages prior to solemnising church marriages. Bishop Mark Kariuki of the Evangelical Alliance of...
  • MURSITPINAR, October 23- US led air strikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month, as fighting raged in the embattled border town of Kobane. An AFP correspondent across the frontier in Turkey reported fierce clashes in several parts of Kobane early...
  • BEIJING, October 23- China’s Communist rulers declared Thursday that the country would embrace the "rule of law with Chinese characteristics", official media reported after a key party meeting touted as heralding legal reform. More than 360 full and reserve members of the party’s Central Committee...
  • KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct 23 - The increased number of jobless youths in East Africa will continue to double or even triple annually to alarming rates, unless institutions of higher learning revise their curriculum to start teaching on-the-job skills as opposed to academic-based programmes. Vice...
  • KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct 23 - A regional conference on education aimed at finding ways of harnessing innovation potential to drive social economic development in East Africa got underway in Rwanda’s capital Kigali on Thursday as part of Africa’s spirited attempt to become self-reliant in years to come....
  • HONG KONG, October 23- Hong Kong civil servants have taken to Facebook to anonymously voice support for ongoing democracy protests on a public page that points to unease among some of those working at the heart of the city’s government. Bureaucrats from a myriad of departments — including the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 - Former Moyale Member of Parliament Guyo Halake was shot dead by unknown assailants at his home in Moyale Town on Wednesday night. According to police, the attackers escaped without stealing anything from the deceased’s home which is about four kilometres from Moyale Town....
  • TUNIS, October 23- Tunisian police were exchanging gunfire Thursday with armed "terrorists" who had taken refuge in a town a few kilometres (miles) from the capital, the interior ministry said. "Security forces have surrounded a house in Oued Ellil harbouring terrorists and exchanges of gunfire are...

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