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  • Lebanon, Mar 6 - The military chief and several top commanders of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have been reported killed in northwestern Syria, but the jihadist group has not confirmed his death. Syrian state media, a monitoring group and a local activist said Abu Hammam al-Shami had been...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 6 - President Uhuru Kenyatta says there will be no sacred cows in his government and that anyone found guilty of corruption especially in procurement processes will have to carry their own cross. Speaking after receiving the African Association of Public Servants Gold Award on...
  • TAIPEI, Mar 6- A former college student was sentenced to death in Taiwan Friday for killing four people and wounding more than 20 others in a subway stabbing spree that shocked the island. Cheng Chieh, 22, will face a firing squad after he was convicted on four counts of murder and 22 counts of...
  • CAIRO, Mar 6- A train crashed into a school bus east of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least seven people including children, police and health officials said. The collision occurred at an unauthorised railway crossing on the Cairo-Ismailiya desert road, police said, adding that the bus...
  • Mali, Mar 6 - Divided into rival armed factions, plagued by drug trafficking and at the mercy of jihadism, northern Mali will only find peace through reconciliation among its warring tribes, experts say. The west African nation’s vast desert north is riven by ethnic rivalries, a Tuareg rebellion...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 6 - Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has issued a one week ultimatum to residents in the north rift who are in possession of illegally acquired firearms to register, surrender them or face the law. Nkaiserry who made an extensive tour of the cattle rustling prone...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 6 - Several people were injured Friday following a stampede at the Likoni channel in Mombasa owing to few ferries in operation. The stampede occurred after two ferries were withdrawn for maintenance by the Kenya Ferry Services, leaving only two in operation. "We are really...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 6 - Police are now investigating the existence of a hit squad in Nairobi following a spate of executions in recent months, the latest being the killing of a businessman on Forest Road on Thursday. Detectives are specifically keen on five killings of businessmen under mysterious...
  • Sudan, Mar 6 - The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia said early on Friday they had reached the basis of an agreement on the sharing of Nile waters and Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam. "A full agreement has been reached between our three countries on the principles of the use of the...
  • Cape Town, Mar 6 - A woman charged with stealing a newborn baby from its sleeping mother 17 years ago was granted bail by a South African court Friday in a case of wrenching emotional complexity and coincidence. The kidnapped baby is now a few weeks away from her 18th birthday and in her final […]...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 6 - Efforts by Homa Bay MP Peter Kaluma to introduce amendments to Children’s Act to give men the right to live with and provide for the children without having to cater for their mothers have been thwarted after MPs rejected it. The Bill, which had already been endorsed in the...
  • Los Angeles, Mar 6 - Hollywood star Harrison Ford was injured Thursday when the small plane he was flying suffered engine failure and crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, officials said. The 72-year-old "Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars" actor suffered multiple gashes to his head and was...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 - Foreign residents in Kenya with valid work or resident permits can now travel to Rwanda and Uganda without need to apply for a visa or pay visa fees. The residents will be issued with a free interstate pass as they leave Kenya and the same benefit will be extended to […] The...
  • Los Angeles, Mar 6 - Hollywood star Harrison Ford was injured when the small plane he was flying suffered engine failure and crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, officials said. The 72-year-old "Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars" actor suffered multiple gashes to his head and was left...
  • Baghdad, Mar 6 - Some 28,000 people have fled the Tikrit area as Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group in a massive offensive aimed at retaking the city, the UN said. The involvement of Shiite militiamen in the operation, which has been dubbed an attempt to avenge the IS massacre of...
  • Tanzania, Mar 6 - A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials said Friday. The sentencing comes after Tanzania’ President Jakaya Kikwete blasted the wave of killings of albinos,...
  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Mar 6 - Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces. The atrocity in Njaba, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the Borno state...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 5 – The National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba has been suspended to allow the Powers and Privileges Committee to investigate allegations of corruption, compromise and deceit by the members of the committee. Speaker of the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 5 - Police are probing land deals as a possible link to the execution of a Nairobi businessman in the early hours of Thursday. Paul Kariuki Ngugi was shot at more than 10 times as he drove on Forest Road in the company of a woman. The woman suffered a gunshot wound […] Paul...
  • NAKURU, Kenya, Mar 5 - A man has been jailed for 75 years by a court in Nakuru for defiling his 12-year-old daughter. 42-year-old David Chege was accused of defiling his daughter and infecting her with HIV/AIDS at their home in Kyanjoya estate Nakuru County on January 12, 2013. The court heard that...
  • Zimbabwe, Mar 5 - Disgruntled ex-allies of President Robert Mugabe have unleashed a scathing attack against his wife Grace in court papers, accusing her of sowing unprecedented "hatred, malice and defamation" within the ruling party. The statements came as part of an application to nullify the...
  • Paris, Mar 5 - Teenage boys are more likely to underachieve at school than their female counterparts but more likely to go on to study science and maths, an OECD report said Thursday. "15-year-old boys are more likely than girls of the same age to be low achievers," the Organisation for Economic...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 5 - Father and sons Chamanlal Kamani, Deepak and Rashmi have denied conspiring to defraud the Government of Kenya of Sh10 billion through the infamous ‘Anglo Leasing’ deals of 2002 to 2004. The three who appeared before Chief Magistrate Hannah Ndung’u on Thursday pleaded "not...
  • London, Mar 5 - Ditch the preconceptions about Bond girls — the British intelligence agencies should be recruiting middle-age mothers to expand their talent pool, a parliamentary report said on Thursday. It urged MI5, MI6 and communications monitoring agency GCHQ to use online forum Mumsnet among...
  • Geneva, Mar 5 - The first large-scale trial of an Ebola vaccine will begin in Guinea at the weekend, the World Health Organization said Thursday, weeks after a similar test kicked off in neighbouring Liberia. The Phase III testing of the vaccine — one of two that are in the most advanced stages of...

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