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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo on Thursday said the curfew in Lamu will not be lifted despite protests from locals, the Law Society of Kenya and religious leaders. Kimaiyo said police were acting on intelligence reports that indicate that there are still security...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - The High Court has given temporary reprieve to a city lawyer charged with insulting a court assistant in the law firm of Miller and Company Advocates. Justice Weldon Korir ruled that the warrant in criminal case before the Chief Magistrate’s court in Kibera against Peter...
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  • OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 30 - Angry demonstrators in Burkina Faso set fire to parliament in the capital Ouagadougou on Thursday after ransacking the building in protest at plans to change the constitution to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule. Hundreds of people also stormed the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 - As they come to the close of their regional tour, global institutions leaders led by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have pledged to focus on supporting peace efforts in Kenya and the Horn of Africa region. Speaking at State House in Nairobi, Ban said they...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of Female Genital Mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives. "The mutilation of girls and women must stop in this generation, our generation,"...
  • BEIJING, October 30- Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country’s "one child" policy, state run media reported Thursday, highlighting the ageing nation’s demographic challenges. The world’s most populous country has restricted most...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - A 40-year-old man who cut his six-year-old son’s ear and tried to force him to drink the blood has been jailed for four years by a Nairobi Court. James Shisia Wanda was accused of cutting his son’s ear and putting the blood in a container before trying to force him […]...
  • NAKURU, Kenya, Oct 30 - Ten traffic police officers were have arrested in one of the biggest sting operations against law enforcers by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The officers were arrested at three police checks in Nakuru. The EACC officials set up hidden cameras that captured the...
  • JUBA, October 30- The town, state capital of the previously key oil producing Unity state, has changed hands several times since the war broke out in December 2013, but has been in government hands since May. When rebels loyal to ousted vice president Riek Machar stormed the town in April, they...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - Africa has the ability to solve problems and challenges facing its people, President Kenyatta has said. President Kenyatta said Africans themselves should develop imaginative and innovative home-grown solutions to address the myriad challenges facing the fastest growing...
  • LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct 30 - Zambia holds a second day of mourning Thursday for president Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa’s first white leader since South Africa’s apartheid era. US President Barack Obama led the international...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 - The NGO Council says it is opposed to the proposed 15 percent foreign funding cap for Non-Governmental Organisations, but agrees there is need for accountability. The council argues that some of the organisations are funded entirely from overseas, which would negatively...
  • NEW YORK, United States, Oct 30 - Members of the west African community in New York complained Wednesday that their children were being bullied at school and businesses were losing money because of hysteria over Ebola. Panic has gripped many Americans since a Liberian citizen brought the killer...
  • NEW YORK, Oct 30 - A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed debate about harassment endured by women and minority groups. The two-minute video shows actress Shoshana B. Roberts walking silently in jeans and a T-shirt through...
  • BEIJING, China, Oct 30 - A Chinese billionaire couple’s $10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country’s Internet users Thursday, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China. The endowment marks the latest gift to a prestigious US university...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 - Nairobi lawyer Peter Gichuki King’ara has failed for the second time to appear before the Chief Magistrate’s court in Kibera to plead to criminal charges brought against him over the use of abusive language against a court clerk. His lawyer Kirathe Wandungi pleaded with...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 - The government may introduce free secondary education from next year, if a report presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta is implemented. The report compiled by a taskforce on secondary school fees proposes January as the suitable time to introduce free secondary education in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 - The Cabinet will hold a meeting next week to agree on the formula of classifying roads to be managed by national and county governments respectively. During the third session of the Intergovernmental and Economic Council (IBEC) meeting chaired by Deputy President William...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 - CORD leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday lobbied for the support of the coalition’s Nairobi Members of County Assembly (MCAs) for the forthcoming OKOA Kenya Referendum campaigns. The CORD leader says during the meeting with 64 MCAs, they ironed out all their differences...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 - Blood samples taken from nine Kenyans who jetted back to Kenya from Liberia on Tuesday night have tested negative for Ebola. Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the samples also tested negative for the Marburg virus. The Kenyans were quarantined upon arrival from...
  • MOSCOW, Oct 29 - Russia on Wednesday offered to help the United States with deliveries to the International Space Station after an unmanned American supply rocket exploded on lift off. "If a request is made for the urgent delivery of any American supplies to the ISS with the help of our vessels...
  • HONG KONG, Oct 29 - A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro-democracy protests in the semi autonomous city. James Tien had his "qualifications revoked" as a member of the...
  • MOSCOW, Oct 29 - Moscow and Kiev are set to crunch hold talks over a gas dispute Wednesday, a day after Russia ratcheted up tensions by saying it will recognise separatist polls in east Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday that the rebel elections,...
  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29 - The White House’s unclassified computer network was recently breached by intruders, a US official said Tuesday, with The Washington Post newspaper reporting that the Russian government was thought to be behind the act. "In the course of assessing recent threats, we identified...

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