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  • MADRID, Spain, May 22 - An African boy found hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spain has been granted temporary permission to stay so he can be reunited with his mother, officials said Thursday. Police found eight-year-old Adou Ouattara on May 7 curled up and covered by...
  • SEOUL, South Korea, May 22 - A South Korean appeals court on Friday freed the former Korean Air (KAL) executive jailed for a year in February for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts. The High Court in Seoul ruled that the behaviour of Cho Hyun-Ah, the eldest daughter of the airline’s...
  • Washington, May 22 - US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China’s territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned that could be "the next step." Although the United States does not recognize China’s claims of sovereignty around...
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 22 - Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country, holds general elections Sunday, the first since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is seen as all but certain to stay in office. Over 36.8 million Ethiopians have...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21- Former Member of Parliament Norman Nyagah and his brother Nahashon on Thursday recorded statements with police over what they termed as threats to their lives. The two brothers went to Gigiri Police Station after being trailed by people whom they say have been sent by senior...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 - Health Principal Secretary Khadijah Kassachoon says the Treasury has released Sh500 million to enable counties combat the cholera outbreak. The funds, she said, would be used to purchase pharmaceuticals and to better equip counties diagnose and contain the outbreak. The...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 - The National Assembly will hold four special sittings next week in a bid to beat Wednesday’s deadline to enact five Constitution implementation laws. Leader of Majority Aden Duale has written to the Speaker asking him to recall the House from its long recess and convene...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 21 - Protesters in Burundi battled police on Thursday in violent anti-government demonstrations against a third term bid for power by the president, as security forces tried to stem unrest a week after a failed coup. At least two protesters were shot dead and eight were...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 - Police have confiscated 5,000 illegal arms since 2011 to date, although the numbers of illegal arms in the hands of civilians remains high in the country at 500,000. Director of Kenya National Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons William Sayia says more effort is being...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 - The late Njenga Karume’s daughter, Jane, has denied sending a threatening text message to her uncle George Ngugi with whom she’s embroiled in a legal dispute. Jane who was summoned to the Lang’ata Police Station to record a statement over the alleged threat told Capital FM...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 - Meru County Governor Peter Munya is the new chairman of the Council of Governors, replacing Bomet’s Isaac Ruto who was not eligible to run after serving two terms. Munya takes over the leadership of the council after he was endorsed by his fellow Governors after the...
  • BLANTYRE, Malawi, May 21 - A Malawi court has ruled that 11 prostitutes who were forced to take HIV tests by police six years ago will be awarded damages, a court official said Thursday citing a judgement. The sex workers were rounded up in 2009 in the southern city of Mwanza, hauled to a...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, may 21 - Bharti Airtel has donated 240 solar lamps to 24 primary schools in Machakos County. The solar lamps will provide better learning conditions for over 7,200 pupils giving them freedom to extend their study hours. Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi reiterated the company’s...
  • PARIS, May 21 - Colder weather kills more people than hot spells, a probe into a key issue of public-health policy said on Thursday. Researchers looked into 74 million deaths between 1985 and 2012 in 13 countries where there was a wide variety of climate, from chilly to subtropical. They matched...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 - Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko has dropped the case against Narok Senator Stephen ole Ntutu and four Members of the National Assembly due to lack evidence to sustain the charges. The five who have come to be known as the ‘Muthaiga Five’ were arrested for...
  • SAN FRANCISCO, United States, May 21 - Google Maps apologized Wednesday after it emerged that searches using racist language pinpointed the White House, home of President Barack Obama. The offensive scenario was brought to light after it was noticed that searches combining a racial slur and the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 - The National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee has stepped in to resolve a dispute between the Judiciary and a private developer over a piece of land near the Supreme Court building. This is after the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi told the MPs...
  • WASHINGTON, United States, May 20 - The 22-year-old would-be-jihadist wrote to his reclusive father to say he was itching to join the fight. Hamza trained with explosives and embraced the terror network that killed 3,000 Americans in the September 11, 2001 attacks. But young Hamza was no run-of-the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 - Governors could eventually have the authority to handle security in their counties if legislation mandating them to be involved is passed by Parliament. Speaking during a consultative forum bringing together Governors, the National Intelligence Service, the office of the...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 - Political analyst Tony Gachoka (TG) on Wednesday presented himself in court following a warrant of arrest issued by Magistrate Linus Kassan. Gachoka had earlier failed to honour summons which prompted the magistrate to issue the warrant of arrest. He is jointly sued with...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is considering establishing an African regional geothermal hub in Kenya to be used as a centre of excellence for the rest of the world. Speaking during a panel on renewable energy during the German Week, UNEP Program Manager...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 - The Kenya Meat Commission was on Wednesday ordered to pay Sh22 million to three of its former employees who were irregularly dismissed in 2011. The order was issued by employment and Labour Relation Court Principal Judge Justice Mathew Nderi Nduma. He said the commission...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 - National Land Commission Chairman Muhammad Swazuri has denied reports that he declared the title deed issued to Bomet University Management Board by President Uhuru Kenyatta to be illegal. Speaking to Capital FM News, Swazuri even denied receiving a complaint from the Bomet...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 20 - Burundian security forces fired shots and tear gas in battles with protesters Wednesday, the latest violence in weeks of anti-government demonstrations, as the presidency delayed elections by over a week. In the capital Bujumbura, thousands defied heavy gunfire from...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 - Nandi Hills Member of Parliament Alfred Keter and URP nominated MP Sonia Birdi on Wednesday appeared before a Naivasha court where they were charged with creating a disturbance, intimidation and incitement during the January Gilgil weighbridge incident. The two legislators...

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