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  • SYDNEY, October 22- An Australian man caught in a global sting which used a virtual girl to trap child sex predators has become the first person convicted from the operation, the child rights group behind it said Wednesday. Dutch charitable organisation Terre des Hommes said in November last year...
  • OCTOBER 22- A contingent of 83 doctors and nurses departed Cuba late Tuesday for Guinea and Liberia, bringing to 256 the number of medical workers sent by Havana to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The state-run Granma newspaper reported on Wednesday that the plane carrying the "heroic" medical...
  • LE CAIRE, October 22- An Egyptian court jailed 25 men Wednesday for from seven years to life for planning "terrorist attacks" on state institutions during the presidency of Islamist Mohamed Morsi. The accused, members of the so called "Nasr City Cell," were arrested in 2012 after an exchange of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 - Lack of space for wildlife is slowly emerging as the major challenge in conservation according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Acting Director William Kiprono. Kiprono said as the country continues to witness major infrastructure development like the Standard Gauge...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 - Lamu County leaders have protested Tuesday’s order by the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to extend a dusk to dawn curfew in the area by one month to November 23. The leaders led by Governor Issa Timamy claim the local security team was misleading the government...
  • Ottawa, Canada, Oct 22- Heavily-armed Canadian police backed by armored vehicles and surrounded parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday after at least one gunman shot a soldier guarding a nearby monument. Witnesses said they saw a man armed with a rifle running to the parliament building after the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 - The government says it will now seek intervention of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties to have the cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto dismissed. National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and his Senate counterpart...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – Controversy over the location of Konza Techno City rages as some government agencies contradicted each other when they appeared before a Senate committee. The Director of Survey Cesare Mbaria and Director of Physical Planning Augustine Masinde told the Senate lands...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday supported President Uhuru Kenyatta’s objection to Cabinet Secretaries appearing on the floor of the National Assembly to take questions. Odinga said requiring Secretaries to do so would go against the doctrine of separation of...
  • JUBA, South Sudan, Oct 22 - Regional leaders Wednesday met in South Sudan’s capital, Juba in a move that appears to herald a breakthrough in the country’s peace process. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ethiopian Premier Hailemariam Desalegn and Uganda’s Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda were briefed by the...
  • ETHIOPIA, October 22- East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ugandan Prime Minister...
  • KAMPALA, October 22- A Ugandan judge dismissed the case Wednesday of two men accused of having homosexual sex, the first since tough laws were repealed, their lawyer said. Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa, who have rejected all the accusations since their arrest in January, celebrated as they left...
  • DAMAS, October 22- Syria’s armed forces, including its aircraft, have been providing military support to Kurdish fighters defending the town of Kobane besieged by jihadists, the information minister said. "The state with its military forces and planes has been providing military and logistical...
  • PHILADELPHIA, October 22-  Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan. Yousafzai won the annual prize from the National Constitution Center for her...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 - CORD leaders are on Wednesday morning expected to appear before the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) to present evidence on claims they made about the disputed Karen land. This follows a request by the Commission for Senators Johnston Muthama, James Orengo and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country Wednesday morning for a one day official visit to Juba, South Sudan, where he will attend an IGAD Summit. The plane carrying the President and his delegation departed the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 9:00 am. At...
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct 22 - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday ordered the interim release of four suspects in former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba’s case to avoid their pre-trial detention becoming "disproportionate". The four men are accused with Bemba of presenting...
  • KISUMU, Kenya, Oct 22 - Kisumu County Assembly Speaker Ann Atieno Adul has been impeached by the assembly over alleged gross misconduct. Thirty nine MCAs voted to have her impeached, three voted to keep her in office while six others abstained from voting. Among the accusations levelled against the...
  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 - A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the Middle East, Liu Jieyi, China’s permanent representative to the UN, urged Israel to...
  • Washington, Oct 22 - A US photojournalist said he was grateful to be alive after the hospital treating him declared him free of Ebola, in a minor victory over the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people. Ashoka Mukpo, who was working as a freelance cameraman for NBC News in Monrovia, Liberia...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 22 - A US photojournalist joined a Spanish nurse in being declared free of Ebola on Tuesday, as the United States tightened restrictions on travelers from the West African countries at the epicenter of the outbreak. And in West Africa, medical charity MSF, at the...
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 21 - The microblogging site Twitter popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is nothing more than "a source of lies" and evil, the kingdom’s top Muslim cleric said. "If it were used correctly, it could be of real benefit, but unfortunately it’s...
  • ACAPULCO, October 21- Mexico’s government announced a $110,000 reward for information on the disappearance of 43 students in a case of alleged collusion between a drug gang and police. The reward was announced in national newspapers and featured black and white photos of the 43 students, who went...
  • MURSITPINAR, October 21- Kurdish fighters in the battleground Syrian town of Kobane weathered an onslaught by Islamic State group militants on Tuesday as they awaited promised reinforcements. The Kurdish militia faced a fierce attack by IS fighters, including suicide bombers, late on Monday, that...
  • KAMPALA, October 21- Ugandan health officials said Tuesday that all suspected cases of the Ebola like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation released. A 30 year old medical technician died from Marburg on September 28, 11 days after falling ill in a Kampala hospital where he...

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