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  • Singapore, Jan 27 - Singapore’s government will set up a new agency to strengthen cyber security, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s office said Tuesday, amid more reports of high-profile hacking incidents worldwide. The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, to be established on April 1, "will provide...
  • Washington, Jan 27 - Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, and its Instagram photo site were interrupted temporarily Tuesday, provoking panic, rumours of a hack, and jokes of how more than one billion users were struggling to cope. "This was not the result of a third party attack,"...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched Kenya’s first Social Protection Week whose objective is to create links among all government agencies involved in social protection schemes. The flagship of the government’s social protection schemes are the cash transfer programmes to...
  • Uganda Raymond Mwesiga’s "darling kid sister" had much to live for, but when she needed medical help after a car crash, Uganda’s overstretched health system fatally failed her. Distracted by her toddler while driving her new car, 22-year-old Sandra Mbabazi had a "minor" accident and didn’t seem to...
  • Nigeria, Jan 27 - Twelve young men were arrested in the north Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a gay wedding, the Islamic law-enforcement agency, the Hisbah, said on Tuesday. The suspects, most of them teenagers, were detained on Monday at a popular resort on the outskirts of the city,...
  • Japan, Jan 27 - More than 10,000 people are suing Japan’s leading liberal newspaper over stories on Tokyo’s system of wartime sex slavery, which they say have stained their reputation as Japanese nationals. The move is the latest salvo in the battle over Japan’s history, which pits an increasingly...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan 27 - Kenya is deliberately undertaking initiatives aimed at engaging the youth to eliminate any attempt at radicalisation and extremism which preys on their vulnerability, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said. Speaking during a...
  • SSudan, Jan 27 - South Sudanese rebels on Tuesday released 280 child soldiers, the first batch of some 3,000 to be freed but with thousands more still fighting, the UN children’s agency said. Some 12,000 children, mainly boys, have been forcibly recruited by armed groups across the country in the...
  • NEW YORK, United States, Jan 27 - A major storm forced New York to impose driving bans and halt public transport late Monday, as snowfall pounded the northeastern United States affecting tens of millions of people. Heavy snowfall, combined with powerful wind and even thunderstorms is expected to...
  • BEIJING, China, Jan 27 - Chinese officials feasted on a critically endangered giant salamander and turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports Tuesday on the event which appeared to flout Beijing’s austerity campaign. The 28 diners included senior...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 - Leaders who organised a protest in Narok where two people were shot dead Monday have been summoned to the CID headquarters to record statements. Those required to write statements include area Senator Stephen ole Ntutu and three local MPs accused of leading the...
  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27 - A Florida woman allegedly drowned a two-week-old Doberman in a US airport toilet because she wasn’t allowed to board a flight with the puppy, media reports said. Cynthia Anderson, 56, was arrested on Friday on animal abuse charges, The Grand Island Independent newspaper said....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - The Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale has warned teachers from three counties in Northern Kenya that they risk losing their jobs if they fail to report back to work without delay. Speaking in the company of leaders from the region including Mandera...
  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26 - A small drone crash-landed on the grounds of the White House early Monday, prompting officials to declare a security lockdown until they were able to determine that it posed no risk. The device was spotted at around 3:08am (0808 GMT) by a uniformed Secret Service officer on the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - Nandi Hills legislator Alfred Keter is not remorseful over the insults he meted on government officers at the Gilgil weighbridge over the weekend. The first time Member of Parliament maintains that his reaction was fuelled by corruption allegedly going on at the weighbridge...
  • LONDON, Jan 26- WikiLeaks on Monday accused Internet giant Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the US authorities, and not notifying them for almost three years. It was acting on warrants that reveal the US Department of Justice investigation into WikiLeaks...
  • DAKAR, Jan 26- Senegal reopened its land border with Guinea on Monday, pointing to the "significant efforts" of its neighbour in fighting an Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives. People and goods can now "move freely by land between the two countries", the interior ministry said in a...
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan 26 - Notorious former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Monday, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The initial hearing for the Ugandan child soldier-turned-warlord came...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - Igembe South Member of Parliament Mithika Linturi has decried the behaviour of his colleagues in the National Assembly and the Senate who booed him when he sought to address them during a Jubilee MPs retreat in Naivasha over the weekend. Linturi was forced to cut his speech...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - The application by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) challenging the jurisdiction of the Industrial Court to adjudicate over the pay dispute with teachers will now be determined during the arbitration of the pay row whose mention has been set for February 23. In its...
  • Egypt Jan 26 - An Egyptian appeals court on Monday sentenced a doctor to more than two years in jail for performing a female circumcision that killed a teenage girl, overturning an acquittal. A lower court in November had acquitted the doctor and the father of 14-year-old Sohair al-Bataa in the...
  • NAROK, Kenya, Jan 26 - At least two people were feared dead Monday and dozens others wounded in Narok when protests to oust Governor Samuel Tunai turned chaotic. Among those wounded was area police chief Paul Leting and two of his juniors, police said of the protests, which brought Narok town to a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 - A Jubilee Alliance Party candidate who lost in the Kajiado Central parliamentary nomination has decamped to the Orange Democratic Movement. Memusi Kanchori says the mini-poll for the newly launched party was marred with irregularities and hopes to clinch the ticket under...
  • LUSAKA, Zambia, Jan 26 - Zambia’s newly-elected President Edgar Lungu dropped vice president Guy Scott - who was briefly Africa’s only white leader - from his administration when he announced his cabinet on Monday. As interim president since the death in office of Michael Sata in October, Scott had...
  • SSudan, Jan 26 - Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan’s state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reported Monday. A convoy carrying the journalists and local officials was ambushed in Raja county...

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