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  • BEIJING, Jul 3 - A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm Friday. "Only married female workers who have worked for the company for more than one year can apply for...
  • UNITED STATES, Jul 3 - Elections in Burundi that were wracked by violence and boycotted by the opposition were not free or credible, United Nations observers said Thursday, a day after clashes left six dead in the capital. Parliamentary and local elections were held on Monday despite an appeal by...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 3 - Budalangi legislator Ababu Namwamba is proposing amendments to the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2003 to grant the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission prosecutorial powers and another amendment to the Constitution to change the name of the graft watchdog. In the...
  • LAISAMIS, Kenya, Jul 2 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has broken ground to start Africa’s biggest wind power project in Laisamis, Marsabit County, as Kenya took giant steps in asserting its position as a leader in green energy production globally. The project is also the biggest single private sector...
  • BAMAKI, July 2- Militants killed five United Nations soldiers on Thursday in Mali’s restive northern desert, sources from the organisation’s peacekeeping mission told AFP. "Five peacekeepers from Burkina Faso were killed on Thursday between Timbuktu and Goundam, during an attack by terrorists,"...
  • WASHINGTON, July 2- The Navy Yard in Washington was put on lockdown Thursday amid reports of an active gunman on the military facility, the scene of a deadly shooting two years ago, the US Navy said.  News reports said dozens of police cars were converging on the scene in southeast Washington. The...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 2 - Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery now says the war on illicit brews and cancellation of licenses for killer alcoholic drinks has been extended to cover all parts of the country. Nkaissery says Governors in all the 47 counties have been incorporated to spearhead the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 2 - There will be no more manual visa applications at airports for foreigners entering Kenya following new regulations by the Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons. Previously, foreigners coming to Kenya were given visas upon arrival at airports but under the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 2- The Nyumba Kumi Initiative is engaging IT players in a bid to form a major social media platform targeting Kenya’s youths to engage in security discussions. The initiative’s chairman Joseph Kaguthi says the social media platform is set to woo youths who are increasingly being...
  • LAGOS, July 2- Six children have drowned after the boat taking them to school capsized in a waterway in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital, an emergency management agency spokesman said on Thursday. "Fourteen school children were aboard the boat when it overturned," Ibrahim Farinloye of the National...
  • VIENNA, July 2- World powers negotiating a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions were grappling for a breakthrough as last-ditch talks dragged into a sixth day Thursday. With the diplomatic drive playing out both in Vienna and Tehran, ministers held a flurry of meetings as the clock ticked...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 2 - Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko on Thursday approved the prosecution of Garissa Governor Nathif Jama Adan over the irregular leasing of ambulance services. DPP Keriako Tobiko agreed with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission that there was sufficient...
  • WASHINGTON, Jul 2 - The Navy Yard in Washington was put on lockdown Thursday amid reports of an active gunman on the military facility, the scene of a deadly shooting two years ago, the US Navy said. News reports said dozens of police cars were converging on the scene in southeast Washington. The...
  • KERICHO, Kenya, Jul 2 - The government has partnered with a Dutch Non-Governmental Organisation in a fresh attempt to stop the destruction and encroachment of the economically-sensitive Mau forest complex. The partnership with the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes [ISLA] will cover Kericho,...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 2 - A planned protest by the Trade Unions Congress of Kenya (TUC-K) over the new National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) rates failed to kick off on Thursday morning with most workers reporting to their respective work places. Workers were to assemble at the organisation’s...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 2 - A lobby group has now written to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) seeking to know the progress of investigations against the suspended Geothermal Development Company (GDC) Managing Director Silas Simiyu who is accused of misappropriating Sh2 billion. The...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 2 - An elephant is a treasured national asset and one that is considered vulnerable and requires State protection due to its invaluable tusks. Whereas conservationists will spend millions of dollars to keep them alive, the paradox is that some communities in Kenya are doing what...
  • WASHINGTON, July 2- The US Episcopal Church announces that it approved ceremonies for same sex marriages, shortly after the Supreme Court legalized the practice across country. "As state law permits, Canons now permit ALL couples to be married in TEC," the church announced in a Twitter posting,...
  • MANILA, July 2- At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said. The Kim Nirvana was heading from the central city of Ormoc to the island of Camotes when it capsized. Rescue...
  • KAMPALA, Uganda Jul 2 - Prominent Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has entered next year’s election race against veteran President Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, a report said Thursday. A key leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Besigye is currently in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 2 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has been voted Africa’s President of the Year 2014/2015 for his outstanding leadership. The Head of State was picked for the prestigious Africa Education and Leadership Awards for his ability to build consensus locally and abroad, efforts to change...
  • NEW YORK, United States, Jul 2 - Macy’s became the latest company to sever ties with Donald Trump, and Costa Rica decided to pull out of his Miss Universe competition following the mogul’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. The move by Macy’s comes on the heels of announcements by...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 1 – “Unless I am kidnapped or something of the sort I am here and rearing to go and no amount of enticement or amount of pressure will tilt me,” that is what Matayos MP Geoffrey Odanga told journalists after he formally notified the House of his intention to censure Education...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, July 1 - The Senate has told off President Uhuru Kenyatta over his proposed amendments to the Public Audit Bill. Finance and Commerce committee chairman Billow Kerrow accused the Executive of encroaching on the mandate of Parliament citing the Public Audit Bill which the President...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - The Presidential Strategic Communication Unit has clarified that President Uhuru Kenyatta has not disbanded the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA). A director at PSCU Munyori Buku said: " This is a clarification that the NACADA board...

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