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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 - The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has received three Anglo Leasing files from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The DPP told Capital FM News that the files involve high profile individuals who served in the past and current regimes as well as...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Feb 27 – The Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has criticized Members of Parliament for staging the removal of committee heads by accusing them of engaging in corruption saying this was soiling the integrity of the House. Muturi expressed concerns that work in the...
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb 27 - The International Criminal Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, freed more than two years ago on war crimes charges. "The Appeals Chamber by majority confirms the acquittal and rejects the (prosecution’s) appeal...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 - Anti riot police officers on Friday dispersed a group of demonstrators who had gone to protest at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) headquarters on Waiyaki Way against the digital migration initiative. The group that was carrying old model television sets and live...
  • CAPE TOWN, Feb 27- A baby stolen from her sleeping mother’s arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, South African police said Friday. A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after pupils noticed a remarkable...
  • Nairobi, Feb 27 - Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly four years have been released, local officials said Friday. "We collected the four Thailand men from a remote area," said Omar Sheikh Ali, an official in Somalia’s central Galmudug administration. The four fishermen...
  • Harare, Feb 27 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms. "I think the farms we gave to people are too large. They can’t manage them," Mugabe said in an...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – Police officers investigating the killing of former Kabete Member of Parliament George Muchai are yet to make a decision on criminal charges to be preferred against the seven suspects in their custody, the court has been told. State prosecutor Daniel Karori told the court...
  • BEIJING, Feb 27- Beijing has imposed a one year ban on imports of ivory carvings, but questions remained Friday on its effect on rising Chinese demand, which critics say could push wild African elephants to extinction within a generation. The move comes days ahead of a visit to China by Britain’s...
  • LONDON, Feb 27- "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant believed responsible for beheading of at least five Western hostages, has been named as Kuwaiti-born computing graduate Mohammed Emwazi from London. "Jihadi John", nicknamed after Beatle John Lennon due to his British accent, is...
  • KINSHAHSA, Feb 27- Thousands of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees are threatened by malnutrition in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo where they have sought refuge, a medical charity said Thursday. CAR is struggling to recover from the coup that ousted president Francois Bozize in...
  • HONG KONG, Feb 27- A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Friday for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge called for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse. But while victim Erwiana Sulistyaningsih said she was happy and "...
  •   MAIDUGURI, Feb 27- Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram’s worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. But the Islamists gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with three separate bombings in the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 - A British charity boss who abused Kenyan street children after luring them to his Gilgil home has been jailed for more than 17 years. Simon Harris who is 55 years carried out sex attacks on boys between 1996 and 2013, according to court documents quoted by the BBC. Harris,...
  • MASERU, Feb 27- Lesotho’s army will be confined to barracks when the small mountain kingdom votes Saturday in a snap election to break a political deadlock after an attempted coup last August. With tension rising after a bystander was killed and two of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s bodyguards...
  • BEIRUT, Feb 27- The US led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians. The raids on Thursday struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr in Hasakeh province, the...
  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27- A 15 year old Brazilian shot dead by police last week was carrying a mobile phone that caught the incident on camera, according to video published Thursday by a news site. Alan de Souza Lima was killed Friday in a favela near Rio by police gunfire as he was hanging […] RIO...
  • WAD MANDI, Feb 27- Sudanese President Omar al Bashir said Thursday he would stand down if he is voted out at polls in April, as he launched his campaign which he is widely expected to win. "I will leave but by the ballot box," Bashir told a rally in Wad Madani southeast of Khartoum, where […] WAD...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – The Sh14 million custom-made dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars on Sunday has been stolen in Hollywood, the BBC reports. Lupita was stunningly dressed when she appeared at red carpet event where she was also a presenter. The Calvin Klein Collection by...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26 - The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has refuted media reports in which it allegedly accused the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) of ‘slowing down the war on graft.’ EACC says in a letter that the commission and the ODPP enjoy a cordial...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26 - Members of the National Assembly intend to propose an increase to the Constituency Development Fund even as the court ruled that the Act must be amended to ensure it does not interfere with the operations of county governments. At an unofficial meeting (Kamukunji) called to...
  • MONROVIA, Feb 26 - The United States staged a military ceremony Thursday to end its five-month Ebola mission in Liberia, with the west African nation in recovery from the worst-ever outbreak of the virus. A force that at one point reached 2,800 has been gradually scaled back since the epidemic...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26 - The Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) on Thursday said it will conduct joint nominations for the Kabete Parliamentary seat and the Oloolua Ward in Kajiado North Constituency. Speaking at the party headquarters in Lavington, JAP vice Chair David Murathe said The National Alliance...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26 - "It is indeed true that I am a very kind person, quite calm and even reserved… but that is the face that you see. Behind that, is a very hard man," the incoming Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett told the joint committee of the National Assembly and Senate on […] "...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26 - Nairobi Aviation College says it may be forced to close its doors following the recent TV expose that alleged massive irregularities in the acquisition of certificates. Officials from the college who appeared before the parliamentary Education Committee Thursday morning say...

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