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  • OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Oct 31 - An army official claimed on Friday that Burkina Faso’s embattled President Blaise Compaore had been ousted, prompting an outburst of cheers from protesters demanding his resignation. "As of today, Compaore is no longer in power," Colonel Boureima Farta told tens...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has outlined his security agenda for the country when he opened a high level seminar on national security in Nairobi. In a 10-point statement that defines his vision for the country’s security, President Kenyatta laid down the steps towards guarding...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 - The High Court has nullified the entire recruitment of 10,000 police officers carried out on July 14, citing massive irregularities. Justice Isaac Lenaola subsequently directed the National Police Service Commission to conduct a repeat exercise. He ordered the commission...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31- A new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has identified lack of capacity and resources as a major challenge on the ongoing reforms in the National Police Service in Kenya. The report released on Friday recommends more resources be channelled towards the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will next week join other prosecutors in Arusha, Tanzania to attend the 20th anniversary of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Bensouda will join the other prosecutors in a panel debate on lessons...
  • OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Oct 31 - Tens of thousands of protesters on Friday demanded the "immediate" resignation of President Blaise Compaore, as the opposition urged followers to keep up the pressure after a day of unrest that saw parliament set ablaze. "Blaise, get out!" chanted demonstrators...
  • BEIJING, Oct 31 - A Chinese man who killed a two-year-old girl after a row with her mother over a parking space was executed on Friday, a court said. Han Lei was convicted of taking the child from her pram and throwing her to the ground after her mother refused to make way for him […] Han Lei was...
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  • WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 30 - Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay Thursday and said that fighting for equality is at the core of his personal and business ethos. The head of the tech giant said his sexuality has never been a secret at his company, but acknowledging his homosexuality as a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - A joint consultative meeting was held on Thursday between the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over the Anglo Leasing cases. The team discussed pertinent and critical gaps concerning five files that were handed over...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - The Ministry of Lands and the National Land Commission have 90 days to dialogue and resolve the outstanding conflict between them before the Supreme Court can give its advisory opinion on the matter. Supreme Court judges led by Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal unanimously...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party Executive Director Magerer Lang’at was roughed up and ejected from a parliamentary group meeting held on Thursday after he remarked that the party leader Raila Odinga should resign from politics. Lang’at is alleged to have made the...
  • OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 30 - An opposition leader in Burkina Faso said Thursday that the army was "with the people" against the regime of President Blaise Compaore after the country was gripped by a wave of unrest. Benewende Sankara, a leading light in the opposition that is protesting against plans to...
  • LUSAKA, Oct 30 - Zambian president Michael Sata, who died in London this week, will be buried in Lusaka on November 11, after the repatriation of his remains, the government announced Thursday. The country was observing a second day of mourning for Sata, nicknamed "King Cobra" for his sharp...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo on Thursday said the curfew in Lamu will not be lifted despite protests from locals, the Law Society of Kenya and religious leaders. Kimaiyo said police were acting on intelligence reports that indicate that there are still security...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - The High Court has given temporary reprieve to a city lawyer charged with insulting a court assistant in the law firm of Miller and Company Advocates. Justice Weldon Korir ruled that the warrant in criminal case before the Chief Magistrate’s court in Kibera against Peter...
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  • OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 30 - Angry demonstrators in Burkina Faso set fire to parliament in the capital Ouagadougou on Thursday after ransacking the building in protest at plans to change the constitution to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule. Hundreds of people also stormed the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 - As they come to the close of their regional tour, global institutions leaders led by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have pledged to focus on supporting peace efforts in Kenya and the Horn of Africa region. Speaking at State House in Nairobi, Ban said they...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of Female Genital Mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives. "The mutilation of girls and women must stop in this generation, our generation,"...
  • BEIJING, October 30- Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country’s "one child" policy, state run media reported Thursday, highlighting the ageing nation’s demographic challenges. The world’s most populous country has restricted most...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 - A 40-year-old man who cut his six-year-old son’s ear and tried to force him to drink the blood has been jailed for four years by a Nairobi Court. James Shisia Wanda was accused of cutting his son’s ear and putting the blood in a container before trying to force him […]...
  • NAKURU, Kenya, Oct 30 - Ten traffic police officers were have arrested in one of the biggest sting operations against law enforcers by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The officers were arrested at three police checks in Nakuru. The EACC officials set up hidden cameras that captured the...
  • JUBA, October 30- The town, state capital of the previously key oil producing Unity state, has changed hands several times since the war broke out in December 2013, but has been in government hands since May. When rebels loyal to ousted vice president Riek Machar stormed the town in April, they...

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