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  • JOHANNESBURG, Apr 23 - Twenty years after the euphoria of South Africa’s first democratic elections swept liberation hero Nelson Mandela to power, the ruling party faces its toughest test at the polls next month. Rampant corruption and a failure to erase apartheid’s enduring legacy of abject...
  • SEOUL, Apr 23 - South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday raided businesses affiliated with the operator of a capsized ferry as part of a widening investigation into a disaster that left more than 300 people missing or dead. The raids focused on 10 affiliates and firms related to the Incheon-based...
  • HARARE, Apr 22 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said he gets by on a modest salary of $4,000 (Sh348,000) a month because of the "hard times" facing the country, state media reported Tuesday. Zimbabwe is still recovering from years of economic collapse attributed mainly to government...
  • PRETORIA, South Africa, Apr 22 - A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday said suggestions that the Paralympian had taken acting lessons ahead of his emotional murder trial testimony were "totally devoid of any truth". We "deny that our client has undergone any ‘acting lessons’ or any form of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22 - A showdown looms on May 1 after the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli insisted that he would not allow the Federation of Public Service Trade Unions (PUSETU) to, ‘hijack’ their plans for the official national Labour Day...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22 - Uncertainty reigned over the official national Labour Day celebration venue on Tuesday, when Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi revealed that the Executive was yet to decide on the matter. Kambi’s revelation came amid reports that the Central Organisation of Trade...
  • JUBA, Apr 22 - South Sudan’s army said on Tuesday it was battling rebels in three key states, as insurgents blamed for massacring hundreds of civilians in attacks last week continued an offensive targeting oil fields. The rebels seized the town of Bentiu last week, unleashing two days of ethnic...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22- A bomb hoax disrupted operations at the Nyahururu Law Courts early on Tuesday after fears that explosives had been planted in the premises. Tension was high as security personnel moved in immediately and cordoned the court precincts and evacuated members of the public, court...
  • MOGADISHU, Apr 22 - Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab said they had assassinated a lawmaker on Tuesday, the second such killing in 24 hours and the latest in a series of attacks in the war-ravaged capital of Mogadishu. Abdiaziz Isak was shot "several times and he died instantly," police officer...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 22 - The Nairobi City County on Tuesday announced that beginning June, it will for the fourth time embark on a project to clean the Nairobi Dam and turn it into a recreational park. Chairman of the Nairobi Dam Restoration Taskforce Bartonjo Chesaina said that their strategy this...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 22 - The Government says it will allocate more resources for the purchase of motorbikes for chiefs and other administrators at the grassroots. Speaking in Kisumu when he met administrators from Kisumu and Siaya Counties, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku said there had...
  • KAMPALA, Apr 22 - Ugandan troops have captured a fugitive Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel officer and freed 10 hostages, the army said Tuesday, after battles with the elusive jungle insurgents. Charles Okello was captured in the southeast of the Central African Republic, army spokesman Paddy...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya April 22 - "The hardest and most painful thing all through has been to tell my son that he cannot play football, yet when he asks why I cannot tell him that the actual reason is that his falling could prove to be fatal," narrates Lucy Kago a mother to Simon Musyoka who […] "As a...
  • SEOUL, April 22- North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US President Barack Obama. "Our military is currently detecting a lot of activity in and around...
  • TOKYO, Apr 22 - Airport authorities in Japan launched a frantic scramble to change security pass codes, an official said Tuesday, the day before Barack Obama arrives, after an airline employee dropped a memo containing the details. The news came as security in the Japanese capital was dramatically...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22 - The Orange Democratic Movement now says the Opposition has played its role well in putting the Jubilee Government in check during its first year in power. Speaking to Capital FM News, ODM acting party leader Anyang’ Nyong’o said claims that the Opposition has been weakened...
  • LONDON, England, Apr 22- David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United with immediate effect. Chief executive Ed Woodward arrived at Carrington at 8am on Tuesday morning to inform the Scot face-to-face of the news. Moyes had already been informed of his fate and thanked club staff at the...
  • BEIJING, Apr 22 - Shandong Airlines, one of China’s smaller carriers, said it has agreed to buy 50 passenger planes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.6 billion, in another sign of the country’s growing demand for air travel. The company signed an agreement with Boeing on Monday to purchase 16...
  • JINDO, April 22- The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster crossed 100 Tuesday, as dive teams, under growing pressure from bereaved relatives, accelerated the grim task of recovering hundreds more bodies from the submerged vessel. Improved weather conditions and calm seas spurred...
  • COLOMBO, April 22- Sri Lanka has detained a female British tourist for having a Buddha tattoo on her right arm and ordered her deportation, police said Tuesday. The unidentified woman was arrested at the country’s main international airport on Monday and appeared before a magistrate who ordered her...
  • KIEV, April 22- US Vice President Joe Biden will meet Ukraine’s new pro-Western leaders on Tuesday in a symbolic show of America’s support for Kiev as Washington and Moscow blamed each other for violating a peace deal to ease the country’s crisis. The meetings, on the second day of Biden’s two day...
  • DAMASCUS, Apr 22 - Syria has announced it...Read more
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 - The Police say that there have been no incidences of reported crime over the Easter Holidays, within Nairobi. Nairobi Police Boss, Benson Kibui told Capital FM News on Monday that no robberies, muggings or crime of any kind, have been reported over this period. He...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has dismissed as ‘mundane bar talk’ the headline story by the Sunday Nation which claimed to reveal intrigues of last year’s General Election. In a statement sent to newsroom the IEBC Communications Manager Tabitha...
  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 21- A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier’s safety image after the loss of flight MH370. Flight MH192, bound for Bangalore in India, turned back to Kuala Lumpur...

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