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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3- Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has called on companies and business organizations in the country to help in the reduction of unemployment among the youth by creating jobs for them. Speaking during the launch of the first Machakos Jobs fair, Mutua indicated that other then...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 30 - A recent survey by IPSOS Kenya shows that 58 percent of Kenyans believe that voters will not have confidence in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to manage the 2017 General Election. The study shows that 42 per cent are however, convinced that...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 30 - A new survey by IPSOS Kenya has revealed that 33 percent of Kenyans believe that CORD leader Raila Odinga should retire completely from politics. According to the report, 27 percent of those polled were of the opinion that the former Prime Minister should continue to work...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 30 - Majority of Kenyans want ICC Cases against Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua arap Sang dropped according to the latest survey by IPSOS Kenya. The survey indicates that, 48 percent of Kenyans are in favour of the cases being terminated or dropped completely while 33...
  • BURUNDI, May 30 - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid to stand for a third term in office suffered a new blow on Saturday after it emerged a top a election official had fled the country. Sources said the election commission’s vice president, Spes Caritas Ndironkeye, jetted out...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 30 - Foreign Affairs Ministers from the East African Community countries are meeting in Tanzania to try find a solution for the Burundi political crisis triggered by a failed coup attempt. Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed is among the officials converged...
  • WASHINGTON, May 30 - The United States dropped Cuba from its blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, removing yet another hurdle as the two countries seek to restore diplomatic ties frozen for five decades. Cuba has vehemently protested its 1982 inclusion on the blacklist — which...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29- The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Vice President Elsie Thomson has called on the African continent to focus more on promoting human rights through proper governance. Thomson says the African Union specifically should ratify the protocol to support the quest...
  • UGANDA, May 30 - East African leaders meet in Tanzania on Sunday for a summit on the political crisis in Burundi, though experts said the other nations were unlikely to raise the key issue: presidential term limits. The root cause of the tensions — which have sparked weeks of civil unrest and a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya May 30 - Ugandan Peace negotiator David Matsanga has written to the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) in The Hague, insisting on the need to initiate internal mechanisms to investigate the flawed investigations of the Kenyan cases. He also wants the ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on Friday commissioned the construction of a 270-bed capacity Reproductive Health Unit at the Thika Level 5 hospital. Kabogo said the construction was in line with his government’s goal of transforming Kiambu into a medical care hub. A...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - Nominees for Secretary to the Cabinet Monica Juma and Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Eugene Wamalwa will be vetted by Parliament’s Committee on Administration and National Security and Committee on appointments on June 9. The two were appointed by President...
  • ABUJA, Nigeria, Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to tackle the nation’s problems "head on" and an intensified fight against Boko Haram in his inaugural speech after taking the oath of office on Friday. The 72-year-old, who took charge of Africa’s most populous nation after an...
  • ABUJA, Nigeria, May 29 - Deputy President William Ruto joined more than 40 Presidents and Heads of Government during the inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria. The colourful inauguration was also graced by US Secretary of State John Kerry and several African...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday oversaw the start of a new initiative in the efforts to stabilise South Sudan that will see two parallel peace processes merged. Former senior political detainees who were released through President Kenyatta’s intervention during the early...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - Nairobi residents have raised concerns over the increased number of hawkers within the Central Business District, saying it poses a security threat. Known for its endless traffic, the city is now swamped with traders who have set shop in undesignated areas. The Capital FM...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya May 29 - Members of Parliament representing people with disabilities are demanding 22 slots of the 290 in the National Assembly, in order to comply with the five percent constitutional provision on representation. Nominated MPs Isaac Mwaura, Bishop Robert Mutemi, Godliva Omondi and...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - Kenya is set to hold a regional conference on countering violent extremism next month. Speaking during a meeting with members of the diplomatic corp, Interior Principal Secretary Monica Juma said 25 countries in Africa and 16 from other parts of the world had been invited...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - A recent survey conducted by Infotrak in 10 counties reveals that 71 percent of Kenyans believe that devolution has made a big difference in their lives. According to the report done in partnership with the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), those interviewed also...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 - The Interior Ministry on Friday said 85 youths had surrendered following the amnesty offered by the government to Kenyans who have joined terror groups. Interior Spokesperson Mwenda Njoka told Capital FM News that most of the youths who surrendered had joined the Al Qaeda...
  • CHINA, May 29 - China destroyed more than six hundred kilograms of ivory in front of media and diplomats Friday, as it seeks to shed its image as a global trading hub for illegal elephant tusks. Engraved tusks and carved ivory chopsticks were fed into a crushing machine which spewed powder and...
  • BEIJING,May 29 - China’s capital seeks to snuff out smoking in indoor public places on Monday with a new ban, unprecedented fines and a hotline to report offenders, but enforcement is doubtful in one of the world’s most tobacco-addicted countries. Seen as the toughest anti-smoking legislation in...
  • NIGERIA. May 29 - Muhammadu Buhari, who is being sworn in on Friday as Nigeria’s new president, is a one-time coup leader who once ruled Africa’s most populous nation with an iron fist. But he has undergone a remarkable transformation from military general to as he calls it a "converted democrat"...
  • MIAMI, United States, May 29 - A Kenyan man pleaded guilty to supporting three different terrorist organizations Thursday, admitting to providing money and recruits in Syria and Somalia, the US Justice Department said. The suspect, 27-year-old Mohamed Hussein Said, is accused of providing material...
  • BEIJING, China, May 29 - China has executed a former teacher for raping and sexually abusing 26 children at his school, state media reported. Li Jishun was convicted of having "raped or sexually abused" 26 girls aged from 4 to 11, the official Xinhua news agency said. The abuse took place in 2011...

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