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  • Rachel used to run a beauty salon in Nairobi’s Westgate mall. A year ago, as she tried to escape from the carnage unleashed by Al Shabaab militants, she was hit by a grenade. She lost her right foot and still has shrapnel embedded in the other. Now on crutches, Rachel does not know whether she...
  • GENEVA, September 23- The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday. "Without drastic improvements in control measures, the numbers of cases of and deaths...
  • BEIJING, September 23- A court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent scholar from China’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority to life in prison for "separatism", an unusually harsh sentence for a long time yet moderate critic of Beijing’s policies in the restive Xinjiang region. The United States, the...
  • HONG KONG, September 23-  Hong Kong students mobbed the city’s leader Tuesday in angry scenes as they took their anti Beijing strike to government headquarters, where hundreds protested against China’s refusal to grant full democracy. Organisers said 13,000 university students massed at a northern...
  • UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 - The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is hosting the summit of 120 leaders, the first high-level...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Sep 23 - A homeless US army veteran who jumped a fence and ran into the White House with a knife had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard Monday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, appeared in court as Barack Obama’s spokesman said the president is "obviously...
  • BEIJING, China, Sep 23 - A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent scholar from China’s mostly-Muslim Uighur minority to life in prison for "separatism," his lawyer said, in a case which critics say could add to tensions in the restive Xinjiang region. Ilham Tohti, a former university...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Kieni MP Kanini Keega on Monday distanced himself from calls within the Jubilee Alliance advising President Uhuru Kenyatta against honouring summons issued by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In a statement, Keega said President Kenyatta should attend the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - A man suffered a seizure, lost control of his vehicle at the main entrance of the Galleria Shopping mall in Karen and rammed into another car on Monday afternoon. The Galleria Shopping Mall management said the man went over a flower bed before colliding with the other car,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Council of Governors Chairman Isaac Ruto is now blaming the government for failing to dialogue with them to avert the referendum which they are agitating for. Ruto admits that most of the issues they are raising do not necessarily require a referendum to resolve, “but they...
  • HONG KONG, Sep 22 - Hong Kong students on Monday began a week-long boycott of classes, gathering in their thousands for what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against China’s refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy. Student activists crowded onto a campus...
  • BEIJING, Sept 22 - China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) saw their profit growth slow in the first eight months of 2014 amid softening growth momentum in the broader economy, showed data released by the Ministry of Finance on Monday. The combined profits of China’s SOEs rose 8 percent year on year...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Even though the International Criminal Court has indicated that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s attendance will be required at a status conference on October 8, the judges did not specify the mode of ‘presence.’ An official at the court says an accused can appear either...
  • TEHRAN, Iran, Sep 22 - Eleven Iranians accused of sending insulting SMS text messages about Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini have been arrested in the southern province of Shiraz, a newspaper reported on Monday. "After monitoring social network applications on mobile phones like...
  • KAMPALA, Uganda, Sep 22 - Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was blocked from staying at a hotel in Texas due to a campaign by gay rights activists, his office said Monday. The president faced international condemnation after the Ugandan parliament passed a bill earlier this year that would see...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Kenyan police said on Monday that two Iranians arrested in Nairobi last week carrying fake Israeli passports are being treated as illegal migrants. "They will be charged by the immigration authorities for being in the possession of forged passports," John Mulaulu, acting...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Sep 22 - President Barack Obama will seek to galvanise international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy. Obama has warned that failure to...
  • When the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutes people suspected of committing grave crimes, the adversarial format is familiar - prosecution pitted against defence, each with its own witnesses. What sets this court in The Hague apart from others is that the victims of crimes in each case...
  • NYERI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Deputy President William Ruto has said there is no competition between the national and county governments on service delivery as the two are complementing each other in the development of the country. Ruto warned leaders that competition between the two levels of government...
  • BEIJING, China, Sep 22 - Two people were killed and "many" injured by multiple explosions in China’s Xinjiang, the local government said Monday. The blasts struck at least three locations in Luntai County in the region’s south on Sunday, including a shopping area, the Xinjiang government’s Tianshan...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 - Patrick Karanja lost his mother to cervical cancer in June this year. Though his mother is gone, he says, he has picked important lessons that he would beg everyone to learn from. He painfully recalls the emotional ache and the financial strain that engulfed their family...
  • KAMPALA, Uganda, Sep 22 - As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku’s arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple’s fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent. "She said she’s going and I have struggled in vain, that no-one has...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 21 – The East African Community (EAC) has reached a common position on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which it intends to sign with the European Union. The agreement was reached following a two-day Ministerial meeting held in Arusha on Friday and Saturday, according...
  • WASHINGTON, September 21- The United States marked the anniversary Sunday of the Westgate Mall attack that killed 67 people in Nairobi, pledging to help Kenya fight extremist groups like the Shebab. "As a strong and enduring partner, we will continue to support the Kenyan people in their efforts to...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Sept 21- It was an emotional moment in Karura forest when hundreds of Westgate victims and family members converged on Sunday to commemorate the first anniversary of the Westgate terror attack. Tears flowed freely when the family members were given a chance to recall the last...

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