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  • NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 1 - Trade unions and the Opposition on Tuesday teamed up to pressure the government into paying a Sh17 billion increment awarded to the teachers by Employment and Labour Relations Court. The Trade Union Congress of Kenya and the Orange Democratic Movement separately voiced...
  • Vatican City, Sep 1 - Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee year — overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church. "I have decided, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - Political Scientist Mutahi Ngunyi on Tuesday appeared before the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to respond to allegations of hate speech on Twitter. Hours after being grilled by NCIC officials, Ngunyi clearly had swallowed ‘humble pie’ as he patiently...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Sept 1 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched the NYS youth empowerment program in Mombasa Old Town. The project will employ more than 1,000 youth who will be engaged in cleaning up the Old Town, open up drainage systems and build police posts and health clinics. The youth...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich has told teachers to go back to school as the government attempts to resolve the standoff over their pay increment. Rotich maintained the government’s stand that there was no money to pay teachers at the moment, further stating that...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - General Service Unit Commandant Joel Kitili has replaced Grace Kaindi as the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Kenya Police in an acting capacity, with immediate effect. Making the announcement on Tuesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the appointment was...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - The Nairobi County Government says that it is ready and prepared for the impending El Nino floods which are expected between October and December this year. Speaking at City Hall, Governor Evans Kidero indicated that plans are already under way to clear drainage pipes to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - The Kenya Meteorological Services has warned of heavy rains and flooding in the months of October, November and December due to El Nino. Kenya Meteorological Services (KMS) Deputy Director Peter Ambenje on Tuesday said it was however still too early to tell whether it would...
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia, Sep 1 - Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union base Tuesday before storming the compound, with witnesses reporting many dead, although the AU insisted it had fought off the attack. Eye-witnesses said the Shabaab had taken...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep - Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has emphasised the need for dialogue to end the teachers’ salary impasse which has disrupted resumption of learning in schools for the third term. Kaimenyi is now urging teachers to ignore their union officials and go back to school...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - Xiao Ge is not a talkative man. It could be because of the language barrier that exists between us or it could be that he says all he needs to say with his photographs. It has, after all, been decided that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s a […] NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - Teachers are set to boycott classes for the second day running on Tuesday over failure by the government to pay them the 50 to 60 percent pay rise awarded to them by the Employment and Labour Relations Court. The move comes even as Teachers Service Commission (TSC) insisted...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - Three Gold Medalists who are part of Team Kenya that made history in scooping the highest number of medals at the just concluded 15th edition of the World Athletics Championships in Beijing are back in the country. The four others have headed to seek more glory at the...
  • ANCHORAGE, United States, Sep 1 - US President Barack Obama warned Monday that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century. Describing the "urgent and growing" threat that was not being addressed quick enough, Obama...
  • BEIJING, China, Sep 1 - Soldiers will march, gleaming hardware will roll, and warplanes will fly above Tiananmen Square at China’s WWII anniversary parade, but major Western leaders are shunning the show as Beijing assumes an increasingly assertive role on the global stage. Chinese authorities are...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 31 - Cases of poaching and deforestation have reduced by 50 percent this year compared to 2013, according to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Judi Wakhungu. Wakhungu credits the reduction to the collaboration between the ministry and partners like...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 31- It’s on Sunday, August 30 and Kasarani Safaricom Stadium is a bee hive of activity. From a distance, the public address system can be heard, "Nyanza West, Nyeri, Meru…come collect your letters…” Still, one can hear some officials trying to sort some issues with ‘regional...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 31 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a speedy passage of the new Fisheries Bill, saying it will unlock the economic potential of the coast region. He pointed out that the Bill will revamp the fishing industry and attract investors who prefer investing in areas that are...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Aug 31 - The United States is drawing up economic sanctions to target Chinese firms and individuals that profited from cyber attacks on American targets, the Washington Post reported Monday. The report, citing administration officials, said President Barack Obama’s...
  • MIGORI, Kenya, Aug 31 - The death toll of people killed in chaos linked to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) grassroots elections in Migori has risen to three. The third person who had sustained panga cuts succumbed to the injuries in hospital Monday afternoon, according to police in the region...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 31 - Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has said some leaders from Ukambani are holding strategy meetings to vilify his Maendeleo Chap Chap and Unity movement aimed at transforming the region politically and economically. Mutua said the leaders were engaging in propaganda and...
  • SOMALIA, Aug 31 - War-torn Somalia remains in a "critical" state four years after a devastating famine, the UN warned on Monday, noting a sharp rise in those needing food aid. "The levels of food insecurity and malnutrition are critical. Humanitarian actors and donors have prevented the situation...
  • EGYPT, Aug 31 - An Egyptian muezzin has been suspended by the authorities after being accused of intoning "Prayer is better than Facebook" in his early morning call for people to pray. The action was taken against Mahmud al-Moghazi, who denies the charge, after devout Muslims complained that he had...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, August 31 - Teachers in various parts of the country boycotted classes Monday following orders from their unions to go on strike over non-payment of the 50 to 60 percent pay rise awarded to them by the Employment and Labour Relations Court. At the Nairobi Primary School, most...
  • South Sudan’s rebel chief on Monday accused the government of breaking a ceasefire, jeopardising a peace agreement aimed to end the country’s 20-month civil war. "We have concerns that the ceasefire is not holding, and this is because the government is unable to control its own troops," Riek Machar...

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