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  • PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Mar 30 - An overnight curfew was imposed in Nigeria’s southern Rivers state as tensions ran high over local results of the country’s general election, the state government said on Monday. "The government has imposed a curfew in Rivers state from 7pm (1800 GMT) to 6am to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 - Three women arrested in El Wak at the weekend while headed to Somalia were on Monday arraigned before a Mombasa court facing terrorism charges. They appeared before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Irene Ruguru but were not allowed to plead. The court has granted police...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 - Suspended Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has now blamed forces against the ongoing reforms at the Lands Ministry for her recent woes. Ngilu who stepped down after her name appeared in the confidential report presented by President Uhuru Kenyatta to Parliament during the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 - Suspended Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei on Monday started his 60-day mission to clear his name by going to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to enquire about the allegations levelled against him. Koskei who was accompanied by five lawyers met...
  • BEIJING, China, Mar 30 - A total of 449 Chinese nationals were evacuated from conflict-racked Yemen on Monday, state media said, as an Arab coalition continued air strikes against Shiite rebels near Sanaa. Six nationals from other countries were also rescued, the official Xinhua News Agency...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 - US President Barack Obama is to visit Kenya in July to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The announcement was made at a joint press briefing addressed by State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu and US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec. They said the invitation to Obama...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Mar 30 - An alleged Kenyan ivory smuggler was refused bail by a Mombasa court Monday in a reversal of an earlier decision granting his release on medical grounds. Feisal Mohamed Ali was arrested in Tanzania in December and extradited to Kenya to face trial for possession of and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 - A multi-agency taskforce has been constituted to determine the way forward on the corruption probes against public officials whose names appear on a list authored by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and presented in Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta....
  • PARIS, France, Mar 30 - French senators will on Monday debate whether the law should punish prostitutes or their clients, as France resumes a divisive discussion on how to crack down on the world’s oldest profession. The proposed law completely revises a bill passed by France’s lower house in 2013...
  • SYDNEY, Mar 30 - The personal details of world leaders travelling to Australia for the G20 summit were mistakenly emailed to a member of the Asian Cup football local organising committee, a report said on Monday. Australia’s immigration department confirmed there had been a data breach, but gave no...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 - The chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Issack Hassan says he is ready to step aside should his name appear in the corruption list prepared by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC). Speaking to reporters on Monday, Hassan...
  • LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 30 - Rival parties in Britain’s election campaign have hired former strategists for US President Barack Obama in an attempt to sway one of the most unpredictable elections in years ahead of polling day on May 7. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron is battling to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 - Nairobi County government officials took away five donkeys believed to have been brought to town and chained on Kenyatta Avenue by civil society activists on Monday morning. The donkeys were painted all over their bodies, with words protesting the state of official...
  • ABUJA, Nigeria, Mar 30 - Nigeria counted ballots in a closely fought general election Sunday after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with President Goodluck Jonathan facing a stiff challenge from ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. Despite violence linked to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 29 - Charity Ngilu has stepped aside as the Cabinet Secretary for Lands, Housing and Urban Development following the directive by the President Uhuru Kenyatta during Thursday’s State of the Nation address. A statement from Presidential Strategic Communication Unit said the CS is...
  • BOAO, Hainan, Mar 29 - Bill Gates is eyeing the creative potential that China has to offer, ranging from super rice to convenient vaccine storage facilities for remote areas. The former president of Microsoft told Xinhua that the Bill...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - The leadership of the County Assembly Forum is threatening to take action on rogue governors who have been mentioned in the confidential report by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission presented to Parliament by the President on Thursday. Led by its chairman Abdi Nuh,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 29 - Inspector- General of Police Joseph Boinett has given cattle rustlers in Baragoi and Baringo 48 hours to return stolen livestock and illegal weapons or face unspecified action. Boinett was speaking in his office when he briefed the media of his tour of the two areas where he...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged governors and other elected leaders named in the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission report to allow the due process of the law to be followed to vindicate them and cease dragging the name of Deputy President William Ruto in their...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi says he is ready to die if he is found culpable of corruption. Speaking during a news conference, Kambi said sacking is not sufficient punishment to deter graft in the public sector. "When I am found to be corrupt, the solution is not...
  • KAMPALA, Mar 29- After a film about a king of Scotland, Ugandans are getting excited over a new movie about a "queen", starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. The Hollywood star, born in Mexico to Kenyan parents, jetted into neighbouring Uganda a few days ago for her first job in East Africa since...
  • TUNIS, Mar 29- Tunisian forces have killed nine men belonging to the country’s main jihadist group, which was accused of organising the attack on its national museum, the interior ministry said Sunday. "Nine terrorists were killed last night (Saturday) in the mountainous area of Sidi Aich" in west-...
  • ABUJA, Mar 29- Nigeria’s closely fought general elections were forced into a second day on Sunday after failures in controversial new technology snarled the polling, including for President Goodluck Jonathan. Authorities reopened some 300 polling stations — of a total 150,000 — where devices to...
  • SANAA, Mar 29- The United Nations evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen as Russia warned Saudi led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran. Yemen’s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged his Arab allies to keep up the bombing raids in...
  • DUSSELDORF, Mar 29-  The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he made desperate attempts to return to the locked cockpit, according to a German newspaper Sunday...

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