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  • WASHINGTON, September 21- The United States marked the anniversary Sunday of the Westgate Mall attack that killed 67 people in Nairobi, pledging to help Kenya fight extremist groups like the Shebab. "As a strong and enduring partner, we will continue to support the Kenyan people in their efforts to...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Sept 21- It was an emotional moment in Karura forest when hundreds of Westgate victims and family members converged on Sunday to commemorate the first anniversary of the Westgate terror attack. Tears flowed freely when the family members were given a chance to recall the last...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 21 – They came to light candles to recall the fateful day when lives of their loved ones were shattered by terrorists’ bullets. They came to lay down red and white roses outside the Westgate mall where they sang and shed tears freely. And Queen Kere, a Customer Care Officer...
  • NAKURU, Kenya Sept 21 - Victims of the 2007/8 post election violence in Nakuru are now urging the International Criminal Court (ICC) to support them get back to their normal lives, instead of spending too much money on witnesses who now recanting their evidence. The victims who addressed a press...
  • WASHINGTON, September 21- The US Secret Service is reviewing its security measures after a man claiming to be an Iraq war veteran jumped over a White House fence and entered the presidential mansion with a knife. The White House — the president’s workplace and home — is generally regarded as one of...
  • FREETOWN, September 21- Sierra Leone wrapped up its 72 hour shutdown on Sunday, with authorities reporting that the action aimed at containing the Ebola epidemic had uncovered up to 70 dead bodies in and around the capital. Most of the west African country’s six million people were confined to...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 20 — It was a blue sky, sun shiny sort of day; the kind perfect for a spot of shopping or meeting a friend at a café; and by extension, a busy day for those who would man those counters. And so it was at the Westgate mall. A young couple shopped […] A young couple shopped for...
  • KIEV, September 20- Ukrainian forces and pro Russian militias were due Saturday to pull back their troops from a demilitarised zone created under a new peace plan agreed in marathon overnight talks. A nine point agreement thrashed out in the early hours of Saturday in the Belarussian capital Minsk...
  • SURUC, September 21- As many as 70,000 Syrian Kurds have poured into Turkey since Friday fleeing an offensive by Islamic State jihadists in northeastern Syria, the UN’s refugee agency said Sunday. The UNHCR "is stepping up its response to help Turkey come to the aid of an estimated 70,000 Syrians...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Sept 21 - When 67 people were killed and property worth millions destroyed following the Westgate terror attack, both the government vowed ensure it does not occur again. The attack did not dampen the spirit of investors more so those focused in shopping mall business as many...
  • CAIRO, September 21- A bomb blast killed two Egyptian policemen and two civilians near the foreign ministry in central Cairo on Sunday, a security official said. State television reported that a police officer and a conscript were killed in the blast in the crowded area on the Nile River which...
  • KIEV, September 21- Ukrainian forces and pro Kremlin militias were due Sunday to pull back under a new peace plan, but NATO’s top military commander warned that there was a ceasefire "in name only" on the ground. The warring sides are required to move back fighters and weaponry and create a buffer...
  • VATICAN CITY, September 21- Pope Francis travels to Albania on Sunday for a packed one-day visit that will spotlight the country as a model of inter religious harmony, amid turmoil in the Middle East and rising intolerance in Europe. While the Holy See earlier this year voiced support for US air...
  • SANAA, September 21- Fighting raged in the Yemeni capital on Sunday despite an announcement by the UN envoy that pro government forces and Shiite rebels were poised to sign a deal. The shelling and gunfire in the north of Sanaa was heard across the capital, an AFP correspondent reported. There was...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Sept 21- Today marks exactly one year since the horrendous Westgate terror attack that left 67 people dead and property worth millions destroyed. The attack was perpetrated by Al-Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants who later said it was in retaliation of the continued stay of Kenya’s...
  • Nairobi Kenya, Sept 20- The curfew imposed on residents of Lamu County was on Saturday extended for one month to enable police officers conduct their security operation which started two months ago. The dusk-to-dawn curfew which was set to end on Sunday will now remain in force until October 23,...
  • NAIROBI Kenya, Sept 20- Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo on Saturday announced that they are on high alert following fears of a terror attack during the Westgate anniversary. The police chief told a news conference that they he had deployed more police officers to patrol strategic areas,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 20 – Governors supporting a referendum to strengthen the role of county governments in the country began collecting signatures on Saturday afternoon, and vowed they will not be intimidated to drop the initiative. The exercise was launched in Bomet County, the home turf of the...
  • ISTANBUL, September 20- Dozens of Turkish nationals held hostage by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq for more than three months have been released and brought to Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday. "Early in the morning our citizens were handed over to us and we...
  • WASHINGTON, September 20-  A man triggered an evacuation at the White House late Friday after he scaled a fence and made it into the building before being captured. US President Barack Obama and his family were not at the White House at the time, though officials and journalists were rushed out of...
  • BEYROUTH, September 20- At least 18 jihadists from the Islamic State group were killed in overnight clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria near a strategic border, a monitoring group said Saturday. The Britain based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the 18 militants, reportedly...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 15 - "I was shot 15 times; one bullet whizzed past my left eye grazing my skin. Three of the bullets were aimed at my heart but they missed. Another hit me on the back but luckily it failed to hit my spine," recalls Sergeant Moses Emojong who incredibly escaped death at […] At...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case before the International Criminal Court (ICC) will not commence on October 7 after the trial chamber vacated the date on Friday. But it did schedule two status conferences for both that date and the day after, requiring President Kenyatta to...
  • Johannesburg, September 19- The number of South Africans known to have died in the collapse of a multi-storey megachurch in Lagos last week has risen to 84, Pretoria’s high commissioner to Nigeria said Friday. "The number has risen from 67 to 84, with more bodies discovered on Thursday," Lulu...
  • ABUBAKAR, September 19- Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar on Friday derided Goodluck Jonathan’s record on security, vowing that Boko Haram could be crushed easily if politicians chose to do so. Abubakar, who was vice president under Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007, is looking to win...

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