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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - International Criminal Court (ICC) judges on Monday ordered the 22nd witness in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and former broadcaster Joshua arap Sang to undergo a medical examination. This was after the prosecution, Witness and Victims Unit (WVU) and his...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - The National Land Commission (NLC) Taskforce on Historical Land Injustices on Monday pledged to have the final word on the matter. Taskforce Chairman Samuel Tororei said they would provide the "closure" that previous bodies constituted over the injustices did not. He...
  • MOSCOW, September 1 - Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine over the past two months, and at least several hundred have apparently died in combat there, rights groups exposing army abuses told AFP on Monday. Moscow denies that it has deployed regular troops to Ukraine to prop up...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - Kenya will host the Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism, to be attended by a number of Heads of State and Government from the continent on Tuesday. Already, six presidents have confirmed attendance at the one-day summit among them the leaders of Chad...
  • GENEVA, September 1 - The UN Human Rights Council on Monday debated whether to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate suspected "crimes against humanity" by the Islamic State, as Baghdad called the jihadists an "imminent threat" to the world. "This terrorist organisation must be...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - A mechanic was arraigned in a Nakuru Court on Monday over the theft of a BMW which was linked to State House in media reports. The mechanic, Aggrey Odhiambo, was charged with involvement in the theft of the vehicle - which State House has denied was part of the presidential...
  • BEIJING, September 1 - Three top Chinese universities have vowed to tighten "ideological" control over students and teachers, as a wider clampdown on free expression in the country intensifies. The comments came from the Communist Party committees of Peking University, Shanghai’s Fudan University,...
  • BENGHAZI, Sep 1 - Libya’s toothless outgoing government admitted Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias. The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, which resigned last week, said armed groups,...
  • France, Sept 1 - The death toll from an explosion in an apartment building outside Paris rose to seven on Monday, with rescue workers scrambling against time to find one last man still missing. Local prefect Philippe Galli said a woman in her 80s who lived on the first floor was buried under the...
  • HONG KONG, September 1 - Hong Kong pro democracy activists heckled a top Chinese official Monday, setting the stage for disruptive protests against the mainland’s landmark decision to limit voting reforms, but Beijing insisted that there would be no turning back. Li Fei, a member of the top...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - The biometric registration of all civil servants kicked off on Monday across the country. The exercise was formally launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa, with similar launches at ministry and county headquarters. President Kenyatta emphasised the need for all...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - A light aircraft with three persons on board has gone missing while headed to Kenya from Mwanza, Tanzania. Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau said the Fokker 27 MK 500 aircraft operated by Safari Express Cargo Limited left Mwanza Airport at 7.26pm...
  • MASERU, Sept 1 - Lesotho’s minister of public service, Motloheloa Phooko, told AFP on Monday that he was the country’s acting prime minister, after the elected premier fled the country amid an apparent coup. "I am acting prime minister," the minister said from Maseru, citing "cabinet protocol" for...
  • BEIJING, September 1- A knifeman stabbed three children to death and wounded five more plus a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school on Monday, reports said, in the country’s latest attack against youngsters. The attacker killed himself by jumping from a building following the carnage at...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - The wreckage of a light aircraft which went missing en-route to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from Mwanza, Tanzania has been found but there are no survivors. The wreckage was found within the vast Serengeti National Park with the three persons on board burnt...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 - As reports emerged on Monday of a hotel being constructed on Mombasa State House land by a private developer, the National Land Commission (NLC) has launched investigations into land grabbing at four other State Lodges. The lodges are Kisumu, Kakamega, Nakuru and Eldoret....
  • TOKYO, Sept 1 - A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a "Boob Aid" charity event for AIDS prevention. The nine adult movie stars, sporting yellow campaign T-shirts rolled up to reveal their breasts, flashed...
  • BEIJING, September 1- Chinese lawmakers have approved a national day to commemorate people who died in wars resisting foreign invaders, state media reported, at a time when Beijing remains at loggerheads with Tokyo over territory and history. The country’s top legislature on Sunday declared...
  • LONDON, Sept 1 - Prime Minister David Cameron was to outline tougher measures against jihadist suspects Monday after Britain raised its security risk assessment to a level where an attack is thought "highly likely". Cameron was to give a statement to the House of Commons after 3:30 pm (1430 GMT) on...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 1 - Deputy President William Ruto and former broadcaster Joshua arap Sang are at The Hague to attend resumption of their trial. Ruto who arrived at The Hague on Monday morning is expected to be there for five days following the court’s recess. He was allowed to skip sessions of...
  • PARIS, Sep 1 - A new invention can cheaply and accurately diagnose malaria infection in just a few minutes using only a droplet of blood, researchers reported Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine. The tool could replace the laborious, error-prone method by which a lab technician looks for malaria...
  • MASERU, Sep 1 - A mass demonstration in Lesotho planned for Monday has been cancelled after an apparent coup left the country leaderless and prompted regional powers to hold a crisis meeting. Maseru district police commissioner Mofokeng Kolo told AFP a mass rally planned by forces opposing Prime...
  • BOBIGNY, September 1- Rescue workers searched throughout the night for two people missing after an explosion ripped through an apartment building outside Paris, killing six and reducing half a residential block to rubble. Among the victims were a 10 year old boy and a mother and two children aged...
  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 1 - Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media Sunday, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported. "It’s so weird and hard how people take your privacy away from you,"...
  • LAGOS, September 1- Nigeria’s health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners on Monday as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers. Nigeria on Sunday confirmed a fresh case of Ebola in a doctor...

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