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  • Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre is escorted by prison guards into the courtroom for the first proceedings of his trial by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Dakar on July 20, 2015/AFP-File DAKAR, Senegal, May 30 – A special court in Senegal was due to deliver its verdict Monday in the war...
  • Mobutu Sese Seko, then president of Zaire (l), and Hissene Habré, then president of Chad, wave to wellwishers, 20 August 1983, in N’djamena/AFP DAKAR, Senegal, May 30 – A special court in Senegal was due to deliver its verdict Monday in the war crimes trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre...
  • An intensive search for 25-year-old footballer Alan Pulido, pictured on April 26, 2014, is underway in the state of Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico/AFP NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico, May 30 – Mexican footballer Alan Pulido, a striker on Greece’s Olympiakos team, was kidnapped Sunday in his home state of...
  • “That means having a candidate who can excite working families, excite young people, bring them into the political process, create a large voter turnout,” the Vermont senator said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”/FILE WASHINGTON, United States, May 30 – Bernie Sanders cautioned Democratic rival Hillary...
  • The UN Security Council in March imposed the toughest sanctions to date on Pyongyang following its fourth atomic test in January and a long-range rocket launch a month later/FILE KAMPALA, Uganda, May 29 – Uganda hit back Sunday at South Korea’s claim that Kampala had ordered a halt to military ties...
  • The Italian coastguard estimates it has rescued 10,000 people whose boats have capsized near the Libyan coast in the past week/AFP ROME, Italy, May 29 – Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN’s refugee agency said Sunday, citing...
  • A Delhi deputy police commissioner Ishwar Singh said altercations and scuffles took place on Thursday night after locals became offended by Africans playing loud music and drinking alcohol in the street/FILE NEW DELHI, India, May 29 – Police said Sunday they arrested five Indians accused of...
  • Miners celebrate after a giant drilling machine completes the world’s longest tunnel beneath the Swiss Alps/AFP GENEVA, May 25 – The world’s longest rail tunnel, which runs under the Alps and took 17 years to build, is inaugurated on Wednesday. Here are four key numbers about the project, called...
  • According to Koome, Evangelist Lucy Wa Ngunjiri of the Prayer Beyond Boundaries Ministries has already paid Sh150,000 for the venue/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome says there will be no showdown at Uhuru Park during the Madaraka Day celebrations, where CORD and a...
  • Reenactors dressed as French and German soldiers gather at the German WWI cemetery of Troyon, eastern France, as part of the 100-year commemoration of the Battle of Verdun/AFP VERDUN, France, May 29 – French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Sunday stand...
  • The WHO said moving the Olympics would not have a major impact on the spread of Zika/AFP GENEVA, May 29 – The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the event...
  • Duale said it’s only through the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee will their grievances against the electoral body be addressed/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – National Assembly Leader of Majority Aden Duale on Saturday dismissed a request by CORD leaders to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta over the...
  • The President visited a section of the project at Sultan Hamud and was briefed on the progress of the SGR, which is more than three-quarters done, is on schedule, and running within budget/FILE SULTAN HAMUD, Kajiado, May 28 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Satruday inspected the Standard Gauge...
  • Outgoing United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner described it as the most, “remarkable transformation,” (environmentally) he’d witnessed of any one country in his 10 years at the helm of UNEP/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – At the recently concluded United Nations...
  • Kidero has told Capital FM News that coalition wrote on 22nd of this month requesting to have the venue, which they were granted on 26th May/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28- There was confusion Saturday over who should occupy Uhuru Park on Madaraka Day between CORD and Prayers Beyond Boundaries...
  • The Deputy President says President Uhuru Kenyatta has no powers to disband the electoral body since his, “hands are tied by the Constitution/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28- Deputy President William Ruto has asked the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy to respect the constitution while calling for...
  • Russia, China, Sudan and South Africa were among the 10 countries that voted against the request for the CPJ to be granted special consultative status at the world body/FILE UNITED NATIONS, United States, May 28 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply disappointed by a UN decision to deny the...
  • US President Barack Obama (C) greets a school student as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe watches (L) after laying wreaths for victims of the atomic bombing in 1945, at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park/AFP WASHINGTON, United States, May 28 – US President Barack Obama wrapped up a historic trip to...
  • The Mali mission is the most dangerous active deployment for UN peacekeepers and has been hit by sharp internal tensions since its launch in July 2013/FILE BAMAKO, Mali, May 28 – The family of a Malian civilian who died after being arrested by peacekeepers following a deadly jihadist attack claimed...
  • CORD had said that they wanted to celebrate, “civil liberties, freedoms and reaffirm the quest for constitutionalism in Kenya/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – The Raila Odinga led Coalition for Reforms and Democracy will now have to look for an alternative ground for their Madaraka Day rally, after...
  • Africa should leapfrog to cleaner energy as it did with the mobile phone in the arena of connectivity/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – The Thika ‘superhighway’ has long been heralded as a symbol of Kenya’s economic progress but that’s not how United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director...
  • Protesters and supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump clash during a rally outside Trump’s event in San Diego, California, on May 27, 2016/AFP San Diego, May 28 – Thousands of pro- and anti-Donald Trump demonstrators faced off outside a rally for the presumptive Republican...
  • But as he enters his second year, the fallout from the nearly two-year slump in global oil prices has left the country facing economic meltdown, as potentially dangerous new security threats emerge/AFP LAGOS, Nigeria, May 27 – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari marks one year in office on Sunday...
  • Several students suffered shock when their colleague was shot as several gunshots rent the air as warders tried to flash out the convict/FILE MIGORI, Kenya, May 27 – A student from Ulanda Girls Secondary School in Migori County was on Friday shot by a prison warder who was pursuing an escaped...
  • The stay order was granted by duty judge Njoki Ndung’u pending hearing of an application challenging a decision of the Appeal Court to send them on retirement/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – The Supreme Court has suspended an order requiring Justices Kalpana Rawal and Philip Tunoi to retire since they...

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