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  • Pyongyang city skyline with the landmark Juche tower seen on the right © AFP/File / Ed Jones Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Aug 31 – North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, and banished two other...
  • Donald Trump is to travel to Mexico to meet with the country’s president, just hours ahead of a much-anticipated speech on immigration © AFP/File / Suzanne Cordeiro Washington, United States, Aug 31 – Donald Trump announced he will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with the country’s president...
  • The European Union has ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland © AFP/File / Philippe Huguen Brussels, Belgium, Aug 30 – Silicon Valley tech titan Apple will fight an EU demand for a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, a move Washington warned could...
  • Police said Chris Brown was being transported to a police station to be booked on the assault charge © AFP/File / Valerie Macon Los Angeles, United States, Aug 31 – Singer Chris Brown was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said, following an hours-long...
  • Syrian rescue workers search for victims through the rubble of a building destroyed during a reported barrel bomb attack in eastern Aleppo on August 27, 2016 © AFP/File / Thaer Mohammed Beirut, Lebanon, Aug 30 – The Islamic State group on Tuesday said its spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed...
  • African migrants are gathered in a large tent following a press conference during which Sudanese security forces presented them to journalists at the defence ministry in the capital Khartoum on August 30, 2016 © AFP / Ashraf Shazly Khartoum, Sudan, Aug 30 – Some 800 African migrants and a group of...
  • The family said he is dup back in Kenya in a few days time/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30- Former President Mwai Kibaki has been discharged from a Johannesburg hospital. A statement from State House sent by the family of the former president said he was discharged on Tuesday. “(Former) President...
  • Residents queue at a bakery in the centre of Gabon’s capital Libreville on August 30, 2016 as they rush to stock up on bread fearing unrest ahead the official presidential election results © AFP / Marco Longari Libreville, Gabon, Aug 30 – Gabon braced for possible violence Tuesday as the country...
  • President Kenyatta said this in Juba as he became the first Head of State to visit South Sudan after the recent clashes that led to the loss of life/PSCU JUBA, South Sudan, Aug 30 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday urged his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir to implement reforms to consolidate...
  • Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Charity Oluoch directed the case to start on October 8/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30- A case against Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu and his Gatundu counterpart Moses Kuria failed to start on Tuesday over a documents hitch. Milimani Senior Principal...
  • Justice Mbogholi said he regretted a decision delivered by a three judge bench, of which he was a part, that was seized of a presidential petition in 1997 which was filed by then Opposition leader Mwai Kibaki (now former President) against then President Daniel arap Moi who eventually handed over...
  • Maxam Limited wants the court to issue orders staying all proceedings until its application challenging the defence statements by the international company is heard/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30 – A local company engaged in beer distribution is seeking court orders to strike out three defences filed...
  • A newspaper vendor looks for customers in Libreville on August 29, 2016 while displaying local papers reporting on the outcome of Gabons’s presidential elections/AFP LIBREVILLE, Gabon, Aug 30 – Gabon’s presidential election “lacked transparency”, the head of the 73-strong EU electoral monitoring...
  • Mark David Chapman, the murderer of former Beatle John Lennon, was denied a ninth request for release, according to the prison authorities of the State of New York on August 29, 2016/AFP NEW YORK, United States, Aug 30 – Mark David Chapman, who murdered former Beatles legend John Lennon, has been...
  • The body of Job Omariba, 28, had physical injuries on the neck, arms and stomach according to police/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30 – A former nurse based in Meru who has been missing for one week was on Tuesday identified at a mortuary in Machakos in what appears to be yet another case of extra-...
  • Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff appears set to be stripped of office when the Senate votes, starting Tuesday © AFP / Evaristo Sa Brasília, Brazil, Aug 30 – If pastor Francisco Carlos Soares de Menezes’s prayers are answered, Dilma Rousseff won’t be the last Brazilian leader sent to the...
  • Some pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls have said they were forced to chemically straighten their hair and not have afros that were deemed untidy © AFP/File / Sia Kambou Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug 30 – A South African school was ordered Tuesday to suspend allegedly racist hairstyle...
  • When Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero offered to officiate at the opening, MCAs affiliated to Jubilee threatened to scuttle the event, leading to a total cancellation/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30 – Opening of the new Nairobi County Assembly chamber was put off Tuesday morning over political rivalry...
  • A UN aid convoy delivers food, health and emergency items to the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus/AFP-File LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 30 – United Nations aid contracts worth tens of millions of dollars have gone to people closely associated with Syrian President Bashar...
  • President Kenyatta, who serves as the focal point for the IGAD peace process in South Sudan, and his counterpart will discuss the progress of the implementation of the comprehensive peace agreement/FILE JUBA, South Sudan, Aug 30 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Juba, South Sudan, to...
  •   US state officials say hackers have stolen data from as many as 200,000 voter records, although they told the Chicago Tribune no such record had been deleted or altered/AFP-File Washington, United States, Aug 30 – Russian-based hackers may have been responsible for two recent attempts to breach...
  • © AFP / Christopher Huffaker Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug 30 – At least five people were killed when jihadists exploded a suicide car bomb outside a popular hotel close to the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday. “We have confirmed five people killed including security guards...
  • Palestinian children hold posters of Mohammed al-Halabi (L), the Gaza director of aid organisation World Vision, during a rally to support him in Rafah on August 29, 2016/AFP JERUSALEM, Israel, Aug 30 – World Vision’s global president has questioned Israeli accusations that the NGO’s Gaza head...
  • Anti-terror police are also looking for a third student who is part of the group of medical students believed to have been recruited to join ISIS/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30 – Two medical students arrested in Malindi over alleged links with the ISIS terror group will on Tuesday be charged for being...
  • Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte/AFP WASHINGTON, United States, Aug 30 – US President Barack Obama will meet controversial Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte next week, the White House said, despite concerns over a war on crime that has claimed more than 2,000 lives. Since taking office...

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