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  • Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo ordered Wairimu to be locked up until September 2 when he will rule whether or not to cancel his bail/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 24 – Mugo wa Wairimu, a bogus doctor facing sexual assault charges, has been detained for 10 days for absconding trial and...
  • A group of langurs gather on a mountain slope in northern Vietnam © FFI/AFP/File / Nguyen Van Truong HANOI, Aug 24 – A new group of critically endangered primates has been spotted in Vietnam, raising hopes the rare creatures may not be wiped out in the next decade as scientists had feared. The...
  • Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer during a rally at the Travis County Exposition Center on August 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas/AFP  NEW YORK, United States, Aug 24 – Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton as her campaign battled to silence suggestions...
  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte administers the oath-taking of newly-promoted generals of the armed forces and newly-elected officials of the chamber of commerce, at Malacanang Palace in Manila, on August 24, 2016 © PPD/AFP / King Rodriguez MANILA, Aug 24 – President Rodrigo Duterte has said...
  • The survey conducted between May 31 and June 8, 2016 targeted 1,500 respondents in 25 counties/FILENAIROBI, Kenya August 23- Majority of Kenyans feel that corruption is practiced mostly by the police. The survey by Infotrak Research and Consultancy that was commissioned by the Africa Centre for...
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks on stage during a campaign rally in Austin, Texas © AFP / Suzanne Cordeiro New York, United States, Aug 24 – Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton, accusing her of “Third World”-style corruption over her family’s charitable...
  • A young British woman has been killed and a British man critically hurt after a Frenchman allegedly stabbed three people while saying “Allahu Akbar” at an Australian backpacker’s hostel © AFP / Patrick Hamilton SYDNEY, Aug 24 – A young British woman was killed and a British man critically hurt...
  • Thousands of refugees landed by boat on the shores of Greek island Lesbos last year © AFP / Louisa Gouliamaki LESBOS, Aug 24 – Standing on a pebbled beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, Mehdi Salehi searches for a good spot to set his drone loose. Far from being a hobby flight, this is a project to...
  • Local gamers play Pokemon Go at the Beitou Park in Taipei on August 23, 2016 © AFP / Sam Yeh TAIPEI, Aug 24 – Police are struggling to control crowds at a hot springs park in Taiwan that has become a hub for Pokemon Go players after gaining a reputation as a spot to catch rare creatures. The...
  • The submarines involved in the data leak are a scaled down conventionally-powered version of France’s 4,700-tonne Barracuda, pictured here in a computer-generated image. © DCNS/AFP/File SYDNEY, Aug 24 – French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines...
  • Rescuers carry a man in Amatrice, Italy on August 24, 2016 after a strong earthquake © AFP / Filippo Monteforte Rome, Italy, Aug 24 – At least five people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, local media reported. The first confirmed victims of...
  • A submarine ballistic missile is launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea on April 23, 2016 © KCNA via KNS/AFP/File / KCNA SEOUL, Aug 24 – North Korea on Wednesday successfully test-fired a submarine-launched missile that fell inside Japan’s air defence zone, fuelling tensions already...
  • Tripped up by its worst political and economic crises in recent memory, Brazil will hit a new low when suspended president Dilma Rousseff faces an impeachment trial © AFP / Miguel Schincariol BRASILIA, Aug 24 – At the height of the emerging markets boom, Brazil looked tantalizingly close to finally...
  • Armoured vehicles donated by the United States to the Nigerian military to help in the fight against Boko Haram are pictured at an army base in Lagos © AFP/File / Stefan Heunis Sokoto, Nigeria, Aug 23 – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday congratulated Nigeria on its recent military...
  • Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar on August 17, 2016/AFP-File MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Aug 23 – Women in Pakistan-administered Kashmir offered their bangles to Ban Ki-moon Tuesday, an insult in patriarchal South Asia aimed at the UN head’s perceived inaction over...
  • Duale told the House that the move has been necessitated by Monday’s consultative meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) states/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale on...
  • The survey by Infotrak Research and Consultancy that was commissioned by the Africa Centre for Open Governance and Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice shows 54.4 percent of respondents would pay a bribe/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – Majority of Kenyans would readily give a bribe if confronted...
  • The judge said that Kiragu has lodged an application challenging the intended disciplinary action arising from allegations against her which she has not been shown/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has been restrained from taking disciplinary action against the...
  • New recommendations from the American Heart Association argue no cakes, cookies or ice cream for children until their second birthday/AFP-File MIAMI, United States, Aug 23 – US children eat three times as much added sugar as they should, a leading US health group said Monday, calling for stricter...
  • Women queue to receive food at a migrant camp situated on the Serbia-Hungary border in Horgos on July 8, 2016/AFP PARIS, France, Aug 23 – People throughout the world are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with immigration levels which are higher than any time since the Second World War, according...
  • The institute at the UoN Lower Kabete Campus will be a global centre of excellence in environmental governance and its linkages with peace and democracy/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday laid the foundation stone for an ultramodern centre at the University of Nairobi to...
  • Speaking after the meeting, CORD leader Raila Odinga described the report as all inclusive pointing out that the views from both the Jubilee Government and the Opposition had been included and urged every legislator to support it/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – The Coalition for Reforms and...
  • Simon Muthee Ritho denied robbing Anne Wanjiru Kenneth, wife of the Kenya National Congress presidential flag bearer in the 2013 General Election/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – A suspected robber has been charged in a Nairobi court with carjacking the wife of former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth....
  • The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit said the five refugees at Dadaab camp and two Kenyans are believed to be facilitating terrorism activities within the refugee camp/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – Seven Al Shabaab suspects will be held by police for 10 days to allow completion of investigations. The...
  • The woman’s head, hands and legs were found late Monday and taken to the City Mortuary but the torso has not been located/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – Members of the public have been urged to help identify a woman who was killed and her body parts dumped in Umoja Estate in Nairobi. The woman’s...

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