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  • TRIPOLI, April 19- The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the executions of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya. The 29-minute video purports to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in a text on the screen as "followers of the...
  • PRETORIA, April 19- South Africa on Sunday vowed to hunt down those behind a wave of attacks targeting immigrants, saying 307 people had been arrested over violence that has left at least seven people dead. The government stepped up its response to unrest in Johannesburg and the eastern coastal...
  • AQABA, Jordan, Apr 19 - President Uhuru Kenyatta and other three regional leaders on Sunday held lengthy consultations with King Abdulla II of Jordan on terrorism challenges facing the Horn of Africa. Other regional leaders who attended the closed door talks were Presidents Jakaya Kikwete of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 – A section of Muslim clerics in Eastleigh are now telling radicalised youths who are willing to desert the Al Shabaab, not to report to security agencies for amnesty as had been directed by Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery. Sheikh Mohamed Osman who is among those...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 - Pressure continue to mount for the National Assembly Majority Leader Adan Duale to resign, with the civil society groups now calling on the government to push him out. This follows a statement by him and other North Eastern leaders that they would reveal the sympathisers...
  • ADEN, April 19- Clashes between rebels and pro government forces in Yemen and Saudi-led air strikes killed 44 people, medics and local sources said Sunday, as Riyadh pledged to cover a UN humanitarian aid appeal. The UN says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families fled their homes...
  • ROME, April 19- As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what was described as the deadliest such disaster to date in the Mediterranean. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and Italy’s coastguard said only 28 people had survived the wreck. Their...
  • BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia Apr 18 - The misuse of religion is a threat to young democracies in Africa, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Saturday. He said the intensity of conflicts witnessed globally is being prosecuted against the backdrop of growing politicisation of religion. The President pointed out...
  • UASIN-GISHU, Kenya, Apr 18 - Community policing remains key in the fight against terrorism and other criminal activities, Deputy President William Ruto has said. Ruto said the fight against acts of lawlessness is the responsibility of all Kenyans if the security challenges facing the country are to...
  • CAIRO, April 19- - Egypt’s ex president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power. He also faces the death penalty in two other trials, including one in which he...
  • JOHANNESBURG, Apr 19 - President Jacob Zuma pleaded with foreigners to stay in South Africa as he cancelled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of deadly xenophobic violence at home. Three weeks of escalating anti-foreigner violence in South Africa have claimed at least six lives and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18 - The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has denied reports that it moved to court on Friday in a bid to block the police recruitment exercise scheduled for Monday. In a statement sent to newsrooms, IPOA Head of Communication Gladys Some-Mwangi said they do not...
  • LAGOS, Apr 18 - A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday. "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," the government...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18 – President Uhuru Kenyatta the country for Ethiopia on Saturday where he was scheduled to attend a security summit that focuses on how to confront the politicization of religion. The President was to attend the fourth Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa that is being...
  • WASHINGTON, April 18- US President Barack Obama said Saturday that climate change poses the world’s biggest single threat. "Today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change," Obama said in his weekly address, which had an environmental theme to mark Earth Day on April 22. "Climate...
  • SANAA, April 18- Iran presented a four-point peace plan for Yemen to UN chief Ban Ki moon, demanding international action to end the "senseless" Saudi led air campaign against rebels backed by Tehran. Saudi Arabia, for its part, responded swiftly to a UN aid appeal for its impoverished neighbour....
  • JOHANNESBURG, Apr 18 - South African police detained more than 30 people overnight as xenophobic violence simmered around the economic hub Johannesburg, officials said on Saturday. Anti-foreigner violence that erupted in the country’s eastern port city of Durban several weeks ago has so far left at...
  • JOHANNESBURG, Apr 18 - Countries neighbouring South Africa on Friday prepared to evacuate their citizens from South Africa as the UN raised the alarm over deadly xenophobic attacks which have displaced thousands. The anti-foreigner violence, which erupted in the eastern port city of Durban, has...
  • UNITED NATIONS, APRIL 18-The UN Security Council warned that upcoming elections in Burundi could turn violent and vowed to take action against those who are fomenting unrest. The 15 member council called on the government and the opposition to refrain from acts of violence and intimidation ahead of...
  • JALALABAD, , APRIL 18- A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded 100 others in an attack Saturday outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to officials. "Thirty three dead bodies and more than 100 wounded were brought to the hospital," Dr Najeebullah Kamawal,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday nominated the Principal Secretary for Interior, Monica Juma, to the position of Secretary to the Cabinet replacing Francis Kimemia. Ambassador Juma has served as an expert with numerous Governments and Inter-Governmental Organizations,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - General Samson Mwathethe is the new Chief of Defence Forces. Mwathethe replaces General Julius Karangi who has retired after serving in the military for more than four decades. President Uhuru Kenyatta has also appointed Lieutenant-General Joseph Kasaon the vice Chief of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - Lobbyists led by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) now says they have put in place stringent measures to ensure Monday’s police recruitment is above board. The eight human rights organisation say they will have representatives in various recruiting...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - Forty MPs from Northern Kenya have expressed support for National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and said they will produce names of those with terror links in their own time, not necessarily in 30 days. The MPs led by Garissa County Senator Yusuf Haji and Senate...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 - The Commission on Administrative Justice has launched investigations into the Garissa University College terror attack that took place a fortnight ago leaving 148 people dead to determine if there were any lapses in the government’s response. In a statement, the commission...

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