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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 - The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) on Wednesday safely detonated a Russian made grenade found abandoned in the Likoni area of Mombasa and arrested dozens of suspects in an ensuing swoop. Likoni Police Chief Richard Mureithi said the KDF officers were called in after police...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 - The Machakos County Assembly on Wednesday impeached the Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala. Forty Members of the County Assembly voted in favour of his removal while only 19 were on his side. A few weeks ago, Kiala sensationally alleged that he had been ejected from a Cabinet...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 - Ketan Somaia was on Tuesday sentenced to eight years by Judge Richard Hone in Britain after being found guilty of nine counts of obtaining money transfers by deception in June. When reading out Somaia’s sentence, Judge Hone said that despite the defendant’s present ill-...
  • KANO, July 23 - Two blasts rocked northern Nigeria’s Kaduna city on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, in what appeared to be a double bomb attack by Boko Haram Islamists. Police blamed the first explosion on a suicide bomber targeting the convoy of a prominent cleric who has publicly...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 - The National Assembly on Wednesday instructed the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) to postpone the reporting date for new police recruits until an audit on the enrolment is finalised. The 10,000 recruits were supposed to report on the August 5 but Deputy Speaker...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 23 - Former National Assembly Speaker Francis ole Kaparo and ex-Tourism Minister Morris Dzoro are among 15 persons recommended by the National Assembly Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs to be commissioners at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission. Others in the...
  • JOHANNESBURG, July 23 - A South African court has jailed a rhino poacher for 77 years, one of the heaviest sentences handed out for the crime as poaching continues to escalate, an official said Wednesday. South African national Mandla Chauke was arrested in the iconic Kruger National Park in 2011...
  • KIEV, July 23, 2014 (AFP) - Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP. "Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate of the pilots...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 - The Nairobi County Government has revealed that it would need Sh12 billion to reduce its bloated workforce. Governor Evans Kidero stated that 70 percent of revenue collected is used to pay workers’ salaries hampering development in the county. He indicated that only 6,000...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 - A skit formed a part of the entertainment. A form of entertainment, as skits are, meant to impart a dose of knowledge in a capsule of humour. This one revolved around a couple living in Kathiani constituency of Machakos County. The husband - clad in stereotypical luminous...
  • MOGADISHU, July 23- A Somali deputy and prominent singer-songwriter was gunned down on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, a police official and witnesses said. Witnesses said armed men ambushed Saado Ali Warsame’s car as it was travelling in the south of the capital, killing her and her driver....
  • TRIPOLI, July 23- The General National Congress, which has governed violence-wracked Libya in the wake of the overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, said Wednesday it will hand over legislative power to a newly elected parliament on August 4. But hopes that the announcement would signal an end to...
  • BERLIN, July 23- German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged the country’s Jewish community Wednesday her unwavering support as she condemned anti-Semitic slurs and threats at pro-Palestinian demonstrations, a government spokesman said. The spokesman, Georg Streiter, said Germany would not tolerate...
  • GAZA CITY, July 23 - Airlines blocked flights to Israel Wednesday after a Gaza rocket struck near airport runways, as the UN chief urged an end to a conflict that has killed 639 Palestinians and 31 Israelis. As the violence entered its 16th day, neither Israel nor Islamist movement Hamas appeared...
  • KHARVIK, July 23- Bodies recovered from the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 will be flown to the Netherlands Wednesday as the country mourns 193 citizens killed in what US officials said was a "mistake" by pro Russian separatists. Flags will fly at half mast on a day of national mourning in the...
  • BEIJING, Jul 23 - Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the Internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to a former Communist Party chief. The installation of a giant inflatable duck in Hong Kong’s harbour last year sparked a national craze for...
  • BEN GURION AIRPORT, July 23- Washington’s top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed hundreds and hobbled Israel’s main airport. Secretary of State John Kerry jetted in from Cairo to Ben Gurion airport, with...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 - Members of the National Assembly handed the Transition Authority a lifeline Tuesday after they deleted a provision in the Statute Miscellaneous Amendment Bill that sought to abolish the Authority. Contributing to the debate, Suba lawmaker John Mbadi read mischief in the...
  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 - The black boxes recovered from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be sent to British aviation investigators for analysis, Malaysia has said. The decision by the Dutch-led team probing the disaster came after pro-Russian rebels controlling the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 - The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has formed a multi-agency working group that will collect and analyse complaints arising from the recent police recruitment. The taskforce will comprise members of the NPSC, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, National...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 - The High Court has directed Nairobi Senator Gideon Mbuvi alias Sonko to personally serve four CORD senators with contempt proceedings he has filed against them. Justice Isaac Lenaola directed him to do so before further directions in the matter can be given. He ordered...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 - His Principal Secretary, Ali Noor Ismail, had asked him to "make the people laugh," but he was in no laughing mood. He had weightier things he needed to get off his chest; matters to do with respect. And so when Ismail passed him the microphone, he went off script, leaving...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 22 - The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) on Tuesday named four experts to lead a team that will craft the referendum question. The team comprises lawyers Paul Mwangi, Kethi Kilonzo, Beatrice Kituyi and Khelef Khalifa. "The Committee of Experts is forthwith charged with...
  • LONDON, July 22- Britain and the UN’s children’s agency on Tuesday hosted the first ever "Girl Summit" to mobilise international efforts to end female genital mutilation and child marriage, practices that affect millions of girls around the world. Prime Minister David Cameron was set to announce...
  • ABUJA, July 22- Relatives of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 100 days ago met with President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday for the first time since the girls were seized. The much anticipated meeting comes amid reports of a worsening security crisis in the northeast, where Islamists...

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