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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 30 - The Government of Kenya has accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) Office of The Prosecutor (OTP) of funding terrorism in the country. Speaking during the 24th session of the Africa Union summit in Addis Ababa, the government delegation alleged that the ICC worked...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Jan 30 - The African Union called Friday for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants, AU Commission Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said. "Boko Haram’s horrendous abuses, unspeakable cruelty, total disregard...
  • CAIRO, Jan 30 - Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt’s North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency. Jihadists have regularly attacked security forces in the Sinai...
  • RIYADH, Jan 30 - Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the...
  • AMMAN, Jordan, Jan 30 - Jordan demanded proof Thursday that a pilot threatened with execution by the Islamic State group was alive, as a deadline set by the jihadists to free a female militant expired. IS had vowed to kill airman Maaz al-Kassasbeh unless Iraqi jihadist Sajida al-Rishawi was handed...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 - African states on Thursday spoke tough and vowed to push for institutional reforms in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to ensure the continent is not sidelined in the decision making process. Speaking on the sidelines of the 24th Africa Union (AU) summit in Addis...
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan 20 - A teenager armed with a fake gun disrupted Dutch television on Thursday evening when he forced his way into the building of public broadcaster NOS and demanded airtime before being overpowered by police. The 19-year-old, speaking Dutch and carrying a black pistol...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 - National Assembly Security Committee Chairman Asman Kamama says troubled Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter owes Kenyans an apology over his foul language during last weekend’s Gilgil weighbridge saga. Kamama who spoke to journalists on Thursday after recording a statement with...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 - The South Sudan government has dismissed reports that President Salva Kiir is unwell, saying he is in robust health. In a statement, the government denied reports that the President had suddenly fallen ill during a meeting in Addis Ababa and had been rushed to hospital in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 - The African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Wednesday told the AU summit in Addis Ababa that Kenya has done a lot to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The two bodies said in reports to the summit that resettlement of IDPs was...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 - Two video clips showing the chaos that characterised passage of the controversial security laws in the National Assembly were played Thursday morning at the High Court as the case by the CORD coalition challenging the legislation continued during the second day of hearing....
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 - State House Comptroller Lawrence Lenayapa has recorded a statement at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices over MP Alfred Keter’s Gilgil weighbridge saga. Lenayapa met EACC detectives between 9am and 10am Thursday, after which he left without addressing...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25 - Narok leaders charged with incitement over the violent protests that led to deaths of two people have been released on a Sh500,000 bond each. The leaders who include Senator Stephen Ole Ntuntu were arrested on Wednesday after recording statements at the CID headquarters...
  • SAfrica, Jan 29 - More than 20 years after putting one of its most notorious apartheid murderers behind bars, South Africa will decide Friday whether Eugene de Kock, dubbed "Prime Evil", will be paroled from prison. The decision is fraught with political risk in a country still struggling for...
  • KAJIADO, Kenya, Jan 29 - "The best present you can give me on March 16 which happens to be my birthday is your vote," was the plea Elijah Memusi made after he clinched the Kajiado Central ODM ticket on Wednesday. Memusi who rejoined the Orange party on Monday after losing the Jubilee Alliance Party...
  • BEIJING, China, Jan 29 - A Chinese lawmaker was being sought by authorities Thursday after trying to dig out a five-storey basement in his Beijing courtyard home, only for a giant sinkhole to swallow four of his neighbours’ houses, reports said. An editorial in the state-run China Daily newspaper...
  • Tanzania, Jan 29 - A top Tanzanian opposition party leader was charged Wednesday with holding political rallies without a permit, prompting fellow lawmakers to storm out of parliament in protest. Ibrahim Lipumba, chairman of the opposition Civic United Front (CUF), pleaded not guilty in a court in...
  • Ethiopia, Jan 29 - Conflict in Africa, especially the violence of Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgents, and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda as African leaders gather for their annual summit this week. While the official theme of the African Union meeting will be women’s empowerment, leaders...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Jan 29 - A Kenyan court acquitted a suspected British Islamist militant of nine charges Wednesday but the key charge of terrorism for which he is on trial remains, a magistrate said. Suspected radical Jermaine Grant, accused of plotting bomb attacks and having ties to Somalia’s Al-...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 - The International Criminal Court (ICC) question and the recent Ebola crisis in West Africa are top on the agenda as the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday. A strong Kenyan delegation led by Foreign Affairs and International...
  • Washington, Jan 29 - The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it would begin working on alternatives to its stalled, five-year-old reform program after passing another year without the required ratification by the US government. In a proposal mapped out by the IMF executive board, the global...
  • KAJIADO, Kenya, Jan 29 - "It’s been so peaceful, it is like we are in church" were the words a security chief was overheard telling his colleague when the ODM nomination in Kajiado Central came to a calm end on Wednesday. For a party that introduced the country’s political scene to the Men-In-Black...
  • Nice, Jan 29 - An eight-year-old boy in France was questioned by police for half an hour Wednesday after he allegedly made comments in school in praise of terrorists, police said. The child triggered concern when he refused to take part in a minute’s silence at his school in the southern city of...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Wednesday suspended the operating licences for Daima Connection Ltd and Rengcom Communications Ltd following the involvement of their vehicles in fatal accidents on Saturday. Daima had its night time operating licence...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 - Narok Senator Stephen ole Ntutu and four MPs were arrested and taken to the Muthaiga Police Station where they were to spend the night over chaos that took place in Narok, leaving two people dead. He was arrested alongside MPs Moitalel ole Kenta (Narok North), Korei Lemein...

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