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  • Luxembourg, Oct 20 - European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt Ebola’s deadly spread on Monday, as Nigeria - Africa’s most populous country — was expected to be declared free of the disease. The meeting in Luxembourg underlined the heightened concern in Europe about the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20 - President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Monday lead Kenyans in marking the fourth Mashujaa Day since the promulgation of the Constitution in August 2010. The national celebrations will be held at Nyayo National Stadium and in all county headquarters. President Kenyatta is...
  • STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct 20 - The Swedish military presented photographic evidence of a mysterious "foreign vessel" off the coast of Stockholm but rejected reports of being on the "hunt" for a damaged submarine. Ever since the armed forces received a tip-off about a "man-made object" off the coast of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 - Governors from Ukambani region have now vowed to unite for the sake of development of the area that has recently been hit by political wrangles. The three Governors from Kitui, Machakos and Makueni counties say the region has stagnated in development because of poor...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 - Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) lawmakers have said they are prepared to appear before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to present a dossier supporting their allegations that senior government officials had conspired to grab 134 acres of prime...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 - First Lady Margaret Kenyatta launched the second edition of the First Lady’s Half Marathon on Sunday with a 3 kilometer run. The First Lady who took part in zumba warm up exercises before taking on the course was joined by the Cabinet Secretaries of Health and Foreign...
  • HONG KONG, Oct 19 - Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Sunday said "foreign forces" were at work in the pro-democracy movement that has paralysed parts of the city, as demonstrators accused police of using excessive violence during ugly clashes. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said "external forces"...
  • MONROVIA, Liberia, Oct 19 - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made an impassioned appeal to the world’s nations to pitch in to the fight against Ebola, saying the "time for talking or theorising is over." Sirleaf said the three worst-hit west Africa nations - her own and neighbouring Guinea...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 - A four-wheel drive vehicle was intercepted at the Kenya-Ethiopia boarder as it tried to cross into Kenya laden with explosives on Saturday. Kenya Defence Forces under AMISOM together with Somali National Army intercepted the vehicle with Kenyan registration plates as it...
  • LONDON, Oct 19 - People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile case of abuse on Twitter. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "This is a law...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Oct 19 - Renowned scholar Professor Ali Mazrui was buried at a family graveyard opposite the Fort Jesus on Sunday. The burial was attended by hundreds of locals and several political, religious and government leaders. Chief Justice Willy Mutunga joined Mazrui’s family at the Moi...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 19 - US Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had "candid exchanges" over several contentious issues dogging relations between Washington and Beijing, an American diplomat said Saturday. The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, human rights,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 - The body of Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui arrived early on Sunday morning at the Moi International Airport aboard a Turkish airlines flight for burial in Mombasa according to Muslim rites. Family members and leaders among them Chief Justice Willy Mutunga received the body at...
  • CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct 19 - A man convicted of killing British businessman Shrien Dewani’s bride has died in a South African prison, officials said Saturday, just days after Dewani himself went on trial for her murder. Xolile Mngeni, who was serving a life sentence for shooting Anni Dewani...
  • LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 19 - Aid agency Oxfam said Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", as US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria" in the face of the growing crisis. Oxfam, which works in the two worst-hit countries - Liberia and Sierra Leone...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 19 - As President Barack Obama on Saturday urged against "hysteria or fear" over Ebola, US media had reports of communities taking seemingly overzealous measures against the disease. A teacher from Maine was placed on three-weeks paid leave because she’d travelled to...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 18 - Apparently, even the president of the United States can have trouble with his credit card. Barack Obama on Friday said his card was declined at a New York restaurant he went to while visiting the United Nations. "I was there during the General Assembly, and my...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 - State House now says anyone - including public officers - responsible for fraud, or abetted fraud in the Karen land saga should face consequences set out by the law. In a statement sent to newsrooms on Saturday, State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said the Ethics and...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Oct 18 - An overnight storm left a trail of destruction in Nairobi, leading to complaints by city residents over a poor drainage system. Most of the residents who spoke to Capital FM News said the County Government needed to take urgent action to ensure a fully functional drainage...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday at State House, Nairobi held talks with General Lazarus Sumbeiywo and Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin of Ethiopia, who briefed him on the status of the South Sudan peace negotiations. The Kenyan envoy to the South Sudan peace process and his...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 - The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has written to Senators Johnson Muthama, James Orengo, Elizabeth Ongoro, Boni Khalwale and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed requesting for information on their allegations that a Sh8 billion parcel of land in Karen was illegally...
  • ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct 18 - Officials and campaigners on Saturday anxiously awaited further news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants to secure their release. Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh told...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 - Human rights groups and security experts in Kenya say a vetting process that is key to reforming the police force has barely got off the ground, and needs urgent action to make it both credible and effective. They are concerned that repeated delays, lack of transparency and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 - Members of County Assemblies have accused the Senate of usurping their powers in checking excesses of county governments across the country. The chairpersons of Public Accounts Committees drawn from the 47 counties led by Secretary General Kipyego Kitur from Trans Nzoia say...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 - Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu now says the statement issued by CORD leaders naming individuals they claim grabbed the disputed 134-acre Karen land is only aimed at distracting the government from investigating similar cases in other parts of the country. Ngilu said...

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