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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale is now calling for embattled Public Accounts Committee chairman Ababu Namwamba to resign since his leadership has been called into question. Duale insisted that Namwamba should hang up his boots as his colleagues had clearly lost...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 - The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) will now be used to boost projects under the National Government to avoid clashing with the operations of the County Government. Speaking during the fourth National Assembly leadership retreat in Mombasa, MPs led by the CDF committee...
  • MERU, Kenya, Feb 28 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Jubilee affiliate parties to unite under the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP). The President said the coming together of the parties under one roof will consolidate the alliance’s strength and prevent divisions. “Let us not be divided because of...
  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 28- A $150,000 pearl encrusted dress stolen from the hotel room of Kenyan star Lupita Nyong’o was found Friday, Los Angeles police said. The custom made gown, encrusted with some 6,000 pearls, went missing from the Oscar winning star’s hotel room after she turned heads in it Sunday...
  • MOSCOW, Feb 28 - Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down while walking in sight of the Kremlin late Friday, prompting an international chorus of condemnation. The murder of the 55 year old politician, an outspoken critic of Russia’s...
  • LONDON, Feb 28- Prime Minister David Cameron has defended Britain’s security services after Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" was unmasked as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi, a man previously monitored by spy agency MI5. As more details emerged about Emwazi, named by media and experts as the...
  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- Feuding US lawmakers narrowly avoided a Department of Homeland Security shutdown at the 11th hour, but funded the agency only until March 6, forcing Congress to revisit the issue next week. House and Senate members scrambled to prevent the premier agency securing the United...
  • MASERU, Fbe 28- A snap election got under way in Lesotho early Saturday, six months after an attempted coup plunged the small southern African nation into a political crisis. Voting began at 0500 GMT at more than 2,000 polling stations across the landlocked mountain kingdom, which is completely...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 - The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has received three Anglo Leasing files from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The DPP told Capital FM News that the files involve high profile individuals who served in the past and current regimes as well as...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Feb 27 – The Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has criticized Members of Parliament for staging the removal of committee heads by accusing them of engaging in corruption saying this was soiling the integrity of the House. Muturi expressed concerns that work in the...
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb 27 - The International Criminal Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, freed more than two years ago on war crimes charges. "The Appeals Chamber by majority confirms the acquittal and rejects the (prosecution’s) appeal...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 - Anti riot police officers on Friday dispersed a group of demonstrators who had gone to protest at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) headquarters on Waiyaki Way against the digital migration initiative. The group that was carrying old model television sets and live...
  • CAPE TOWN, Feb 27- A baby stolen from her sleeping mother’s arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, South African police said Friday. A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after pupils noticed a remarkable...
  • Nairobi, Feb 27 - Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly four years have been released, local officials said Friday. "We collected the four Thailand men from a remote area," said Omar Sheikh Ali, an official in Somalia’s central Galmudug administration. The four fishermen...
  • Harare, Feb 27 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms. "I think the farms we gave to people are too large. They can’t manage them," Mugabe said in an...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – Police officers investigating the killing of former Kabete Member of Parliament George Muchai are yet to make a decision on criminal charges to be preferred against the seven suspects in their custody, the court has been told. State prosecutor Daniel Karori told the court...
  • BEIJING, Feb 27- Beijing has imposed a one year ban on imports of ivory carvings, but questions remained Friday on its effect on rising Chinese demand, which critics say could push wild African elephants to extinction within a generation. The move comes days ahead of a visit to China by Britain’s...
  • LONDON, Feb 27- "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant believed responsible for beheading of at least five Western hostages, has been named as Kuwaiti-born computing graduate Mohammed Emwazi from London. "Jihadi John", nicknamed after Beatle John Lennon due to his British accent, is...
  • KINSHAHSA, Feb 27- Thousands of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees are threatened by malnutrition in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo where they have sought refuge, a medical charity said Thursday. CAR is struggling to recover from the coup that ousted president Francois Bozize in...
  • HONG KONG, Feb 27- A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Friday for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge called for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse. But while victim Erwiana Sulistyaningsih said she was happy and "...
  •   MAIDUGURI, Feb 27- Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram’s worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. But the Islamists gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with three separate bombings in the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 - A British charity boss who abused Kenyan street children after luring them to his Gilgil home has been jailed for more than 17 years. Simon Harris who is 55 years carried out sex attacks on boys between 1996 and 2013, according to court documents quoted by the BBC. Harris,...
  • MASERU, Feb 27- Lesotho’s army will be confined to barracks when the small mountain kingdom votes Saturday in a snap election to break a political deadlock after an attempted coup last August. With tension rising after a bystander was killed and two of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s bodyguards...
  • BEIRUT, Feb 27- The US led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians. The raids on Thursday struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr in Hasakeh province, the...
  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27- A 15 year old Brazilian shot dead by police last week was carrying a mobile phone that caught the incident on camera, according to video published Thursday by a news site. Alan de Souza Lima was killed Friday in a favela near Rio by police gunfire as he was hanging […] RIO...

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