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  • KABUL, April 28- At least 52 people are missing, feared dead after a landslide swept through a village in Afghanistan’s remote mountainous northeast on Tuesday, officials said. At least 25 women and 22 children are among those missing in the landslide in Khwahan district of Badakhshan province,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 - The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has obtained an order to hold Senate employee Ali Abdulmajid for 10 days as they investigate his alleged links with terrorists. The ATPU says it wants to establish whether he has been recruited into the Al Shabaab militia group....
  • BALTIMORE, April 28- Riot police stood guard on the smouldering streets of the US city of Baltimore Tuesday after protesters incensed by the death of a young black man in police custody went on the rampage, torching cars and buildings and looting stores. Fires continued to burn in the mainly black...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, April 28 - Attorney General Githu Muigai has discounted claims by the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) that the current composition of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) does not allow it to function fully and legally. CIC held that whereas...
  • ISLAMABAD, April 28- Pakistan on Tuesday carried out its 100th execution since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty last December, in what rights group Amnesty International described as a "shameful milestone". Hangings resumed after the country’s bloodiest-ever militant attack, in which the...
  • CILACAP, April 28- Indonesia made final preparations Tuesday to execute eight foreigners by firing squad, as family members wailed in grief during last visits to their loved ones and ambulances carrying white coffins arrived at the drug convicts’ prison. Relatives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew...
  • BUJUMBURA, Apr 28 - Authorities in Burundi arrested a leading dissident and shut down the main independent radio station Monday as they battled a second day of demonstrations against a bid by the president to cling to power for a third term. The army was also deployed around the capital Bujumbura,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 - The High Court has dismissed an application seeking to bar Ferdinand Waititu from Monday’s Kabete constituency by-election. High Court judge George Odunga ruled that only the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has the authority to bar or clear candidates to vie...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 28 - President Barack Obama hosts Japan’s prime minister at the White House Tuesday, hoping to hammer out a bumper Pacific trade deal and cement an alliance given new relevance by China’s rise. Obama will hold Oval Office talks with Shinzo Abe and offer a welcome...
  • KATHMANDU, Nepal, Apr 28 - Rescuers in Nepal battled Tuesday to reach remote communities devastated by a huge earthquake that has killed at least 4,310 people, as the impoverished country’s leader said relief workers had still not reached many of the worst-hit areas. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 - Kenya appointed veteran conservationist Richard Leakey to a key role in its wildlife service on Monday, the man who helped slow poaching in the country two decades ago. Leakey, 70, was named in a government notice by President Uhuru Kenyatta as chairman of the Kenya...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Apr 27 - A former sports teacher, ex-rebel, football fanatic and born-again Christian, the president of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza, is dividing the nation over his bid to secure a third term in office. Violent clashes broke out Sunday following the announcement that 51-year-old...
  • KANO, Nigeria, Apr 27 - Boko Haram gunmen massacred residents who tried to jump into Lake Chad seeking safety and burnt others alive after overpowering soldiers in a weekend attack in the restive region, a witness said Monday. The military and a local official in Niger had previously confirmed the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has made 302 new appointments to 79 parastatals in line with the Mwongozo guidelines released in March. The appointees’ names, designations and tenure are contained in a special gazette notice published on Monday. According to State House...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 - Police are holding an employee of Kenya’s Senate after he was named in an intelligence report for planning to facilitate attacks on Parliament buildings. He was to allegedly aid the Al Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab militias in attacking Parliament. The suspect is said be...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 - Several former politicians are among 300 individuals appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to chair various parastatals. Among the appointees are Soita Shitanda who will be the chairperson of the Agricultural Development Corporation. Omingo Magara has been appointed to be...
  • KHARTOUM, Apr 27 - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected on Monday with more than 94 percent of the vote in polls in which he he had faced no serious challenger, organisers said. "The number of votes obtained by candidate Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir of the National Congress Party was 5,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 - Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria remains a free man after a Nairobi court on Monday declined to reverse an earlier decision releasing him on bond in a hate speech case. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) had sought to have his bond...
  • BANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 27 - More than three tonnes of elephant ivory have been found at a Thai port stashed in a container shipped from Kenya, customs said Monday, the second huge haul of tusks from Africa in less than a week. The discovery, which would be worth millions of dollars on the black...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27- The start of rains in Nairobi is slowly turning to be a nightmare for many city residents due to poor drainage. Sunday night proved to be a real test for city dwellers and those who were on the roads after a heavy down pour that started at 6pm. Vehicles got stuck […] NAIROBI...
  • KHARTOUM, Apr 27 - Sudan’s National Electoral Commission was due to announce the results on Monday of presidential and parliamentary elections, with incumbent Omar al-Bashir and his National Congress Party expected to dominate. Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27- There was heavy traffic near the Taj Mall in Embakasi after a train dislodged and blocked the road. Police urged motorists to seek alternative routes in the area which was also flooded following Sunday’s heavy downpour. Nairobi Traffic Commandant Edward Mwamburi told Capital...
  • UNITED STATES, Apr 27 - Rap mogul Jay Z has defended his Tidal streaming service as viable and a boon to artists after a much-criticized start to the revamped company. "We are here for the long haul. Please give us a chance to grow and get better," Jay Z wrote in one of a volley […] "We are here...
  • BUJUMBURA, Apr 27 - Police on Monday dispersed new protests in Burundi’s capital against a bid by the central African nation’s president to seek a controversial third term in office, an AFP correspondent said. Police broke up a march of around 1,000 youths who were trying to reach the centre of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 - Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed calls by CORD leader Raila Odinga for a fresh election as misguided. Ruto described those who were criticizing the Government as people who could not see anything being done. “It should be clear that election is not an end to...

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