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  • “It is with this unity that we will prosper and truly deliver on the promise of independence, liberation from our colonial past, and a commitment to our Pan-Africa goal,” the President said/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the need for African leaders to work...
  • Supporters of opposition candidate Jean Ping gather at a rally in Libreville on the last day of the presidential election campaign © AFP / Marco Longari Libreville, Gabon, Aug 27 – The people of Gabon began casting their ballots Saturday in a vote to decide whether President Ali Bongo will remain...
  • Rescue workers combing the rubble said they had found no new survivors in the remote mountain villages in central Italy rocked by a powerful pre-dawn quake Wednesday © AFP / Andreas Solaro Ascoli Piceno, Italy, Aug 27 – Flags flew at half mast across Italy on Saturday as the country observed a day...
  • He says with the security challenges affecting the continent just like other parts of the world, Africa having a member at the UN Security Council is long overdue/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 – Japan has promised to support Africa in lobbying to be a permanent member of the United Nations...
  • By presented a less abrasive and more tolerant image Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is hoping to broaden his appeal to a more diverse electorate © AFP / Sizanne Cordeiro Washington, United States, Aug 27 – This was supposed to be the new — new! — Donald Trump, the more temperate...
  • Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe accused foreign powers of having a hand in the unrest which saw opposition supporters clash with police in Harare © AFP / Wilfred Kajese Harare, Zimbabwe, Aug 27 – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would...
  • Donald Trump at the age of 70 would be the oldest person to assume the presidency if elected © Getty/AFP / Jonathan Bachman Washington, United States, Aug 27 – Donald Trump’s personal doctor, who gave the Republican presidential candidate a glowing health report, told NBC News Friday that he penned...
  • President Condé urged Kenya to support his country in capacity building especially in the hospitality industry and public service sectors/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 – Kenya and Guinea have opened a new chapter of bilateral relations, which will scale up the friendship between the two countries....
  • “At this meeting, in this venue, I ask you to re-commit yourselves to providing the leadership that Africans deserve,” said the President/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged leaders participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) to encourage their peers to...
  • Hillary Clinton has come under withering scrutiny over whether Clinton Foundation donors received favored access at the State Department while she was secretary of state/AFP WASHINGTON, United States, Aug 26 – Hillary Clinton said Friday she was certain no revelations from emails or foreign...
  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the bank would like to support Kenya manage the repatriation of refugees in a dignified manner that will turn the Dadaab area into a vibrant economic zone/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – The World Bank is seeking innovative ways to support the establishment of...
  • They were charged alongside the proprietors of Quorandum Limited, Mukuria Ngamau and his wife Doreen Waithera Nganga, to whom the monies were said to have been paid out to for ICT consultancy services/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – Former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman Bruce Odhiambo...
  • President Kenyatta said the Cote d’Ivore leader is a long-time friend of Kenya as he had been key to country’s development since his days at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday morning held bilateral talks with Cote d’Ivoire President...
  • A supporter of the Zimbabwe opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Tsvangirai faction (MDC-T) throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with police in Harare on August 24, 2016/AFP-File HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug 26 – Riot police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas, beat up several people and...
  • Mombasa Principal Magistrate Douglas Ogoti released them on a Sh300,000 bond or an alternative cash bail of Sh100,000 each, ahead of the hearing of the case on September 13/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – Thirteen officials from the Kenya Ports Authority and KRA have been charged with releasing...
  • Tunisia’s premier-designate Youssef Chahed said his 27-member cabinet would include eight women “in important” positions and “14 young” ministers/AFP-File TUNIS, Tunisia, Aug 26 – Tunisia’s premier-designate called for “sacrifices” as parliament convened on Friday to vote on a cabinet line-up he...
  • In a statement, Group Managing Director and CEO Gideon Muriuki says all new credit facilities will be offered at interest rate not exceeding 14.5 percent per annum/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – Co-operative Bank has become the first bank to comply with the newly passed Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2015....
  • During this trip, she was accompanied by the UN Resident Coordinator, Siddharth Chatterjee – Head of UN Agencies, representatives of the government, development partners and philanthropy groups/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – The UN Under Secretary General and the UNDP Administrator Hellen Clark...
  • The President said the ease of doing business has improved in most countries while stability is being increasingly achieved/PSCU. NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – Leaders of global financial institutions on Friday hailed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s vision and leadership, which they saw as crucial to Africa’...
  • A man runs past Zimbabwean police car allegedly set ablaze by supporters of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Tsvangirai faction (MDC-T) during a march against police brutality in Harare on August 24, 2016 © AFP/File / Wilfred Kajese Harare, Zimbabwe, Aug 26 – A failing economy...
  • A supporter of the Zimbabwe opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Tsvangirai faction (MDC-T) throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with police in Harare on August 24, 2016/AFP-File HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug 26 – Riot police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas, beat up several people and...
  • A firefghter and rescuers walk past the rubble of a destroyed building in the damaged central Italian village of Amatrice on August 26, 2016, two day after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region/AFP AMATRICE, Italy, Aug 25 – An increasingly forlorn search for victims of the earthquake that...
  • On Friday, two Jubilee coalition aspirants for post met with eight legislators from the county, to plan how to “win as many political seats as possible within the city, specifically that of the governor/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – Jubilee aspirants have begun strategising how to capture the...
  • Waiguru who earlier hinted she would vie for Nairobi pointed out that she made the decision to shift to Kirinyaga after wide consultations with local elders and leaders who have assured her of their support/KEVIN GITAU NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has...
  • Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was jailed for six years for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp © Pool/AFP/File / Alon Skuy Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug 26 – A South African judge on Friday rejected the state’s appeal seeking a longer sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius who is serving a...

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