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  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 - A section of Muslim Members of Parliament are now demanding that the government lifts the night-time curfew imposed on the residents of Lamu County. Lamu Woman Representative Shakila Abdalla said the 6pm to 6am curfew has greatly affected businesses hampering development in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 27 - Embattled East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker Margaret Zziwa says she’s still in office as she termed Wednesday’s attempts by MPs to suspend her as an illegality. She told a news conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi that...
  • HARARE, November 27- Zimbabwe’s ruling party will amend its constitution to allow President Robert Mugabe to personally appoint his deputies, state media reported Thursday, in a move that would consolidate the veteran ruler’s iron-grip on power. Citing party sources, The Herald newspaper said ZANU-...
  • Pékin, November 27- China’s defence ministry said Thursday that the country has no military bases overseas, despite speculation that its armed forces seek to eventually establish facilities abroad. "Currently, China has constructed no military base overseas," ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told...
  • ACCRA, November 27- Ghana’s opposition has demanded an investigation into how a woman allegedly brought 13 kilos (28 pounds) of cocaine into an executive lounge at Accra airport before boarding a flight to London. The alleged trafficker, Nayeli Ametefeh, was listed to appear for a preliminary...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 - International Criminal Court (ICC) judges on Thursday rejected a request by the prosecution to have the 27th witness in the case against DP William Ruto testify entirely in closed session. The prosecution had asked the court that the witness be allowed to testify in private...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 - They came out in their overalls and boots with their trucks in tow. Vuvuzelas blaring and tree branches in hand, they snaked their way through the Central Business District with the stench of rot following in their wake. Their destination? "The County President’s office,"...
  • LONDON, Nov 27 - Britain’s Sun newspaper on Wednesday launched a campaign to ban former Conservative minister David Mellor from London taxis until he apologises for a foul-mouthed rant at a cabbie. The high-circulation tabloid printed a cut-out-and-keep notice for taxi drivers stating: "The...
  • NEW DELHI, India, Nov 27 - Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, the country’ top policing agency said Thursday. The cousins, aged 12 and 14, were found hanging from a tree in an impoverished village...
  • TOKYO, November 27-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. A team of researchers commissioned by Japan’s Health Ministry studied the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – The body of the late Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang’ has arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground in Kisumu for public viewing. The Capital FM News reporter on the ground, Joe Ojwang, has described the reception as, “emotional,” with hundreds turning up to receive the...
  • Washington, Nov 27 - Researchers say they’re a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at the earliest before it can be used in the field. The news comes amid the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed...
  • Lukwangulo, November 27- "I don’t want to go home! What I saw there won’t let me go back," cried Sakina Okenge, who fled her birthplace in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo three years ago in terror at attacks by Rwandan rebels. Thousands like her prefer to live in abject poverty in...
  • NEW DELHI, November 27- India’s environment court has slammed the government over the capital’s horrendous air pollution, which it said was "getting worse" every day, and ordered a string of measures to bring it down. The National Green Tribunal directed all vehicles older than 15 years be taken...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 - Five men were arraigned at the Makadara Law Courts on Thursday on charges of participating in the stripping and assault of a woman in Kayole last week. The men who included one whose hearing is impaired however failed to take pleas due to the absence of a sign language...
  • DR CONGO, November 27- Six UN peacekeepers from Ukraine were arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo Wednesday for illegally being in possession of Congolese military uniforms. The six were detained at Goma airport in the country’s restive east along with the supplier of the uniforms, a...
  • KIEV, November 27- Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday held its first sitting since pro-Western parties won a crushing poll victory, with lawmakers facing a mammoth task to drag the war wracked nation back from the brink of collapse. Deputies in the new look Verkhovna Rada chamber sang the national...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 - President Uhuru Kenyatta says those who film women being sexually assaulted or do nothing beyond watching such videos should be ashamed of themselves. On Wednesday President Kenyatta said it was the responsibility of every Kenyan to be their sister’s keeper and the...
  • MOMBASA, Kenya, Nov 26 - Four mosques that were shut down in Mombasa during a crackdown against radicalisation of Muslim youths will be re-opened. Reports from the seaside city said the Masjid Musa, Sakina, Swafaa and Mina mosques would be handed over to the Muslim community on Thursday. "The four...
  • KIAMBU, Kenya, Nov 26 - Kiambu County has registered a record high enrolment in the Early Childhood Education Centre (ECDEC) for the January 2015 classes following the county Government’s move to introduce school feeding programs. According to the County Minister for Education Esther Ndirangu, some...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 - As calls intensify for Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku and Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to resign or be sacked over insecurity, renowned peace negotiator Bethwel Kiplagat says it will not resolve the bigger problem of Islamic radicalisation. The...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 – Thousands turned up at the Uhuru Park grounds for an Interdenominational funeral service for the late Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang’ who passed away last week after suffering a cardiac arrest. The service was also meant to allow members of the public in Nairobi to view the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 - President Uhuru Kenyatta says the crackdown on places of worship that spread inciteful messages or are used to store weapons will continue while stressing the need for religious leaders to take responsibility for what goes on their organisations. Speaking after meeting top...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 - Members of the National Assembly on Wednesday began debating a bill that will guarantee them a lavish life when they are out of the politics. The Parliamentary Society Bill sponsored by Eldas MP Adan Keynan proposes the formation of an umbrella body for MPs like other...
  • Strasbourg, November 26- Doctor Denis Mukwege received the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Wednesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. European Parliament president Martin Schulz, who presented the 59 year...

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