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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 - Workers will be demanding a 20 percent increase in their minimum wage during the Labour Day celebrations set for Friday. Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary General Francis Atwoli complained that the wages had not been increased for the past two years despite...
  • MARSABIT, Kenya, Apr 25 - Deputy President William Ruto has asked Kenyans to shun tribalism and embrace respect and tolerance in order to realize peace and national cohesion. Ruto said Kenyans should uphold peace and harmony and guard against political hatred that could undermine development...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 - At least 30 foundations have resolved to partner with the counties to accelerate development and service delivery to the residents. The agreement was reached during a meeting convened by the M-Pesa Foundation where its Executive Director Les Baillie urged the other...
  • JUBA, April 25- South Sudan’s warring leaders must strike a compromise deal, the European Union’s aid chief said Saturday, warning the international community was running out of patience over the country’s civil war. "The war and the blame games must stop, and they must stop now — it is high time...
  • NAIROBI, Apr 25 — Kenya is a good destination for tourists and the international community should give the country unconditional support a top world tourism official has said. Speaking this morning when he paid a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi, World Tourism...
  • LOME, April 25- Togo votes for a new president on Saturday, with the incumbent Faure Gnassingbe seeking a third term in office to extend his family’s grip on power into a second half century. Polling stations in the tiny West African nation open at 0700 GMT, with some 9,000 police and soldiers on...
  • KATHMANDU, April 25- A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, with strong tremors felt across the Himalayan nation and parts of India. The quake struck 81 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu at 0611 GMT, with walls crumbling...
  • MAIDUGURI, April 25- Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said. "The terrorists, numbering over 2,000, appeared from various directions on Thursday and engaged the soldiers in...
  • PARIS, April 25- An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror related murder after five days of police questioning. Sid Ahmed Ghlam, 24, was taken into custody Sunday after he accidentally shot himself in the leg, a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has decided not to travel to the United States for the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. President Kenyatta had left Kenya on Thursday night for Dubai but was forced to return to Nairobi after his plane was unable to proceed...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - Businessman Deepak Kamani and his brother Rashmi received the green light to leave Kenya on Friday after a Nairobi court ordered that their passports be released back into their possession. Nairobi Chief Magistrate Doreen Mulekyo granted their applications for travel on the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - Interior and Co-ordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has extended the amnesty granted to youth who had deserted Al Shabaab by two weeks. The deadline which was to expire on Friday was meant to offer rehabilitation to youths who wished to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Chief Executive Officer Halakhe Waqo says the capacity of the commission to deal with graft cases is still intact despite the suspension of the chairperson and the vice-chairperson. He says the powers of the institution are well...
  • SOUTH AFRICA, Apr 24 - South Africa’s parliament will be suspended from next week to enable lawmakers to return to their constituencies to spread the anti-xenophobia message, in the wake of deadly attacks on African migrants. The move is the latest in a series of government initiatives aimed at...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - Counsel wishing to present witnesses in the Makueni county dissolution petition hearing have been given 10 days to prepare them ahead of the continuation of the sittings which began Thursday. The sittings will resume in Makueni County on Monday May 4, where the commission...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 - President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plane was forced to return home Thursday night after routing challenges over Yemen airspace. His spokesman Manoah Esipisu said they were unable to fly over Yemen due to heightened military activity. The President’s plane landed in Nairobi at 11....
  • BEIJING, China, Apr 24 - A Chinese court on Friday commuted the death sentence of a woman who killed her abusive husband, her lawyer told AFP, with a rights group labelling the move a "landmark verdict". The case of Li Yan, who in 2010 beat to death her husband - who had physically hurt her […] The...
  • KINSHASA, DR Congo, Apr 24 - Three members of the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo were kidnapped Thursday in the eastern North Kivu province, a UN source said. "Three members of MONUSCO (the 20,000-strong UN peacekeeping force)… have been kidnapped in...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 24 - Former CIA chief David Petraeus was given two years’ probation and fined $100,000 (Sh9.4mn) on Thursday for providing classified secrets to his mistress, capping a dramatic fall from grace for the man feted for changing the course of the Iraq war. Petraeus, a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Justice (Rtd) Jonathan Bowen Havelock to chair a four-member tribunal to probe the conduct of suspended Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chairperson Mumo Matemu and vice-chairperson Irene Keino. Members of the tribunal which...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - The inquiry into a petition by residents of Makueni calling for the dissolution of the county government has started, with residents maintaining only dissolution can end their woes. Francis Mailu Mulandi was the first petitioner among eight to present his statement to the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Thursday evening depart for a one-week official visit to the United States of America. During the visit, President Kenyatta will attend the 2015 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. The Milken Institute is non-profit, economic...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - CORD Leader Raila Odinga has cautioned Members of County Assemblies allied to the coalition of dire consequences if they reject the Okoa Kenya Referendum Bill when it comes before their respective assemblies. Speaking during unveiling of the draft Bill, Odinga warned that...
  • SHANGHAI, China, Apr 23 - Tuberculosis researchers have pointed out that the most effective way to stop a disease like TB is to prevent its spread. The researchers converged in Shanghai, China for the 4th Global Forum on TB vaccines said new vaccines are at the centre of future TB elimination...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 - Former Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Gladys Boss Shollei has filed an application seeking anticipatory bail pending arrest over allegations of corruption. This was after the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) forwarded an investigative report to the Director of...

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