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  • People gather in Beni, in the North Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, after five people were killed in an attack blamed on Ugandan rebels near the town on May 12, 2015/FILE KINSHASA, DRC, May 4 – Attackers armed with machetes and axes hacked at least 16 civilians to death in a...
  • The suspects are required to pay Sh500,000 in cash or deposit a Sh1 million bond with a surety of similar amount/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 – Five people arrested in connection with the Huruma building collapse have been released on bail. The suspects are required to pay Sh500,000 in cash or...
  • According to police, this brings to 29, the total number of those arrested so far in an operation which revealed that the individuals were headed to the Middle East, after being promised jobs/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 – Seven Ugandans were Tuesday night arrested in a house in Kayole for being in...
  • In a statement, the envoys indicated that to ensure a credible and peaceful poll, all of Kenya’s leaders and citizens should come together through dialogue to build confidence in the systems in place/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 – Eleven foreign envoys have emphasised the need for dialogue across...
  • Transgender politician poised for historic win in Catholic Philippines/AFP Orani, Philippines, May 4 – Geraldine Roman blows kisses to curious crowds and serenades them with a love song as she proudly campaigns to be the first transgender lawmaker in the mainly Catholic Philippines. The 49-year-old...
  • China argues its 2001 deal to join the World Trade Organization dictates that from December 11 the United States must change/FILE WASHINGTON, United States, May 4 – US President Barack Obama is facing a fresh trade row with Beijing that could inflame the 2016 election race and complicate his...
  • According to Nairobi Police Boss Japheth Koome, the bodies were pulled out of the building Tuesday night in the operation which also saw nine rabbits rescued/MIKE KARIUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4 – Rescue operations at the collapsed building in Huruma were set to continue Wednesday as three more...
  • Ethiopia is an especial concern, with the number needing food aid rising from 2.9 million at the beginning of 2015 to over 8 million today, with some 15 million people likely to need aid this year/AFP Derala, Ethiopia, May 4 – Stuck on a track in eastern Ethiopia, trucks carrying food for the...
  • “We’re going to win in November, and we’re going to win big”/AFP WASHINGTON, United States, May 4 – Donald Trump seized the mantle of Republican standard-bearer for the 2016 presidential election late Tuesday, sending his only serious challenger Ted Cruz crashing out of the White House race. After...
  • Floods and failed rains caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in large parts of Africa, with southern Ethiopia an area of especial concern/XINHUA-File ETHIOPIA, May 4 – Stuck on a track in eastern Ethiopia, trucks carrying food...
  • Police are pursuing other suspects who went into hiding following Ali’s arrest among them Ahmed Hish and Farah Dagane both medical interns in Kitale/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3 – Police have foiled a terror attack plot by an East African terror group network that has links to Islamic State of...
  • Speaking to the press at the Starehe CDF Hall following their re-union, Ralson Wasike described it as a miracle that Dealeryn Wasike who has since been discharged from hospital, survived the tragedy/MIKE KARIUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3 – The six month-old girl who was rescued alive Tuesday morning...
  • His lead Counsel Karim Khan, in an application on Tuesday lodged a trail of allegations against four prosecution witnesses and intermediaries who he accused of interfering with the course of justice during the trial against Ruto/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3 – Weeks after celebrating the termination...
  • The protests led to a major traffic snarl up on the busy highway which has affected Kamiti Road/CFM NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, May 3 – Police officers in Kasarani on Tuesday lobbed teargas to disperse hundreds of boda boda riders who had barricaded the Thika Superhighway at Roysambu, protesting the...
  • The Al-Quds hospital in Aleppo was destroyed by Syrian regime airstrikes on April 28, 2016/AFP United Nations, United States – The UN Security Council on Tuesday demanded that hospitals and clinics be protected in war zones, in a resolution that draws attention to the rise in attacks on medical...
  • An inter-denominational funeral service will be held at the Othaya Approved School on Saturday, May 7/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3 – A requiem mass for former First Lady Lucy Kibaki is due to be held on Wednesday at the Consolata Shrine in Nairobi from 9.30am to 1pm. Interior Permanent Secretary...
  • Chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori said on Tuesday said that the regions including the Coast and the Northeast are the most affected with over 3,000 deaths having been reported in the last three years/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3 – The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights will conduct a public inquiry...
  • The court heard that preliminary investigations have revealed that the building was illegally constructed and occupied as it stands in riparian land/AFP NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3 – Police have applied for 21 days to detain five suspects arrested over the collapsed building in Huruma, as police...
  • WhatsApp users in Brazil will not access the popular messaging services for 72 hours from Monday following a judge’s decision to block the service/AFP NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3 – What is the longest period of time you have ever taken away from WhatsApp? 12 hours? A whole day? WhatsApp users in Brazil...
  • Wildlife officials said a gang of poachers armed with automatic weapons killed a rhino. Monday in the Kaziranga National Park. GUWAHATI, India, May 3 – Indian police said Tuesday they have arrested four forest guards on suspicion of helping to cover up rhino poaching in a national park visited by...
  • Under the electoral model, 30 percent of seats in parliament will be reserved for women/FILE UNITED NATIONS, United States, May 3 – The UN Security Council will travel to Somalia this month to show support for elections scheduled in August, Egypt’s UN Ambassador and this month’s council president,...
  • Nairobi Police Boss Japheth Koome told Capital FM News that the child was found emaciated on the first floor of the building at around 4am and was rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3 – There were celebrations Tuesday morning at the site of the collapsed building...
  • “We have to put him away tomorrow folks,” Trump told a crowd in South Bend on the eve of the vote/FILE WASHINGTON, May 3 – Donald Trump is aiming for a thumping victory Tuesday in Indiana to squelch lingering doubts about his viability as the Republican presidential nominee. The “stop Trump”...
  • Tyka Nelson, the sister of Prince, and her attorneys exit the Carver County court house after the first hearing on the musician’s estate on May 2, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota/AFP WASHINGTON, May 3 – A woman claiming to be Prince’s half-sister has come forward saying she is entitled to part of the...
  • In 2014 the offices of Sudanese daily newspaper Al-Tayar were raided and its editor Osman Mirghani was badly beaten/FILE KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 2 – Sudan’s highest court has allowed a leading newspaper to resume publishing, nearly five months after the authorities banned it from printing, the...

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