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  • Quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers gives the Heisman Trophy pose while his teammates stretch during practice© Getty Images/AFP/File SANTA CLARA, USA, Feb 7 – A perfectly scripted quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton will take center stage on Sunday as America comes to...
  • North Korea says it has placed another Earth observation satellite in orbit with its second successful space rocket launch SEOUL, Feb 7 – North Korea on Sunday launched a long-range rocket seen by much of the outside world as a covert test of ballistic missile technology for a future weapons system...
  • The blast punched a one-metre (three-foot) hole in the side of the Airbus A321 about 15 minutes after it had taken off from Mogadishu heading for Djibouti. MOGADISHU, Feb 7 – A bomb caused the explosion that ripped a hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane shortly after it took off from Somalia’s...
  • Chad President Idriss Deby. Photo/ FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 7 – The Republic of Chad has joined 30 other African countries ratifying the protocol that allows the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. This was after the country deposited its instrument of ratification of...
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) jokes with fellow candidate Marco Rubio(R) during a break in the Republican Presidential Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire© AFP MANCHESTER, USA, Feb 7 – Surging Republican hopeful Marco Rubio wilted under sustained attack in the latest...
  • A North Korean soldier stands guard in front of an Unha-3 rocket at the Sohae Satellite Launch Station in Tongchang-Ri on April 8, 2012© AFP/File SEOUL, Feb 7 – North Korea said Sunday it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as a disguised ballistic...
  • Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero is alleged to have offered a Sh200mn bribe to Justice Tunoi. Photo/ FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 6 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has welcomed formation of a tribunal after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) recommended its formation to probe the Sh200 million...
  • A 1957 Ferrari 335S Spider Scaglietti that fetched $35 million at auction © AFP PARIS, Feb 6 – A legendary 1950s Ferrari has fetched a world record 32 million euros ($35 million) at auction, going under the hammer in Paris. Applause broke out after the hammer came down on the bidding for the 1957...
  • Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi (l), Governor Peter Munya (c) accompany DP Ruto as he is welcomed with dance to Nkubu. Photo/ PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 6 – Drama unfolded at a meet attended by Deputy President William Ruto in Meru on Saturday after the County governor Peter Munya stormed off. A...
  • The historic port, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu, was captured in August 2012 by African Union troops after four years under Islamist control. MOGADISHU, Feb 6 – Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers on Saturday recaptured the key port of...
  • Some of the deaths from lassa fever have been in Nigeria’s political capital, Abuja© AFP LAGOS, Feb 6 – A growing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare up of the virus, according to data from the nation’s health authorities released...
  • Education CS Matiang’i wants Musau Ndunda’s body investigated. Photo/ FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 6 – Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i wants the Kenya National Association of Parents (KNAP) investigated for extortion and a lack of transparency in its accounting. Matiang’i says he has...
  • Students of Alliance Girls High School present a gift to First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Photo/ PSCU KIKUYU, Kenya, Feb 6 – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has asked stakeholders in education to ensure that challenges of limited resources do not compromise academic excellence in schools. She however...
  • Home to the sprawling city of Houston, Harris County accounts for nine percent of all modern US executions© Getty Images/AFP/File WASHINGTON, Feb 6 – Among the 3,000 counties that make up the United States, there is one in Texas where it’s best not to mess with the law, because justice is hard and...
  • Derek Medina, shown at a court hearing, was found guilty last year of second-degree murder after he fired eight shots at Jennifer Alfonso in their home kitchen© POOL/AFP/File MIAMI, Feb 6 – A Miami court imprisoned for life a US man who killed his wife and then splashed a photo of her bloodied body...
  • Pyongyang has announced it will launch a satellite-bearing rocket sometime between February 8-25, which is around the time of the birthday on February 16 of late leader Kim Jong-Il, father of current supremo Kim Jong-Un. SEOUL, Feb 6 – Fuel trucks were spotted at North Korea’s main satellite centre...
  • A Health Ministry employee fumigates a home against the Aedes aegypti mosquito in the San Lucia del Camino community, Oaxaca State, Mexico on February 5, 2016© AFP BOGOTA, Feb 6 – The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through Latin America has claimed three lives in Colombia, as the United Nations...
  • The Security Council has sanctioned the heads of the rival Seleka and anti-balaka militias, as well as former president Bozize. UNITED NATIONS, Feb 6 – UN officials are demanding the Chadian government explain why a Central African rebel leader was able to travel freely to Chad in defiance of...
  • Governor Wa Iria has since accused the EACC officials of mishandling him and his family members/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 – The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has now summoned Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria over last month’s scuffle at his home, where detectives were allegedly...
  • Tunoi through lawyer Fred Ngatia maintains his innocence in the face of a Judicial Service Commission finding that a prima facie case of gross misconduct has been established against him/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 – Supreme Court Judge Philip Tunoi says he is ready to face a tribunal to prove his...
  • Abdullahi pointed out that already a Mombasa court had issued orders allowing the two CFSs to continue operating but complains that the authority continues to disobey the directive/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 – Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has now taken the battle over his shut Container Freight...
  • South Sudan’s Ambassador to Kenya Mariano Deng Ngor says the allegations by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission were obtained from individuals with a negative political agenda to fuel hatred within the country/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 – The South Sudan government has now denied claims...
  • Ouko says his office will have to conduct a special audit in all ministries in the National Government before tabling the forensic report to the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee/FILENAIVASHA, Kenya, Feb 5 – Auditor-General Edward Ouko has asked for more time to conduct a forensic audit...
  • Chief Justice Willy Mutunga says the committee that was investigating the allegations established that Tunoi had been in contact with agents of Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on a matter that was pending before court/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 – The Judicial Service Commission has recommended the...
  • According to AMREF Health Africa Chief Executive Officer Dr Githinji Gitahi, cases of FGM in women and girls between 15 and 48 years reduced from 35 percent to 27 percent in 2014/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 – As the world readies to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital...

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