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  • The First Lady also applauded the SOS Board for adopting the family-based model recognised by UN Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children where they thrive socially and academically with hope to reach their full potential in life/PSCU ELDORET, Kenya, Jun 23 – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has...
  • President Kenyatta said he would like to use the SGR line next year on his way to Kajiado for Madaraka Day celebrations/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the contractor of the transformational Nairobi-Naivasha SGR line to stick to the June 2019 completion...
  • Ethiopian security forces intervene after a blast killed several people during a rally called by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed © AFP / YONAS TADESE Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jun 23 – One person died and scores of others were hurt after a grenade blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s first...
  • “The president was evacuated successfully. He is at state house in Bulawayo,” said Mnangagwa’s spokesman George Charamba. “We suspect it’s an explosion, certainly it was close to the VVIP stage.”/FILE BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 23 – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling...
  • German charity ‘Mission Lifeline’ rescued migrants from an inflatable boat on Thursday © Mission Lifeline/AFP / Hermine POSCHMANN Rome, Italy, Jun 23 – Italy defiantly declared Saturday that its ports were closed to foreign-flagged rescue ships as German charity vessel Lifeline lay off the coast of...
  • Surrogacy is illegal in China, forcing those who can afford it to look for potential options abroad © dpa/AFP / Frank Rumpenhorst Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jun 23 – A raid by Cambodian authorities on an illegal surrogacy business in Phnom Penh uncovered 33 women paid to deliver babies for Chinese...
  • The fertilizer was imported to the country from Morocco by OCP Kenya Ltd but was let in the country, despite failing to meet KEBS standards/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23- The Government has scaled up the war on corruption with a glimmer of hope that the ‘big fish’ will also face charges away from the...
  • After the blast, dozens of people stormed the stage, hurling various objects at police, shouting: “Woyane down, down,” and “Woyane thief”, using a pejorative term for the government, the AFP correspondent said/FILE Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jun 23 – Several people were killed Saturday in a blast at...
  • According to United Nations Statistics, it is estimated that there are some 258 million widows around the world, with over 115 million of them living in deep poverty/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, June 23- Kenyans on Saturday joined the world in marking the International Widows’ Day, whose theme is ‘...
  • Abiy had just ended his speech in the heart of the capital Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending the crowds towards the stage as the prime minister left hurriedly, apparently safe and sound/FILE ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 23 – A small blast sparked panic at a public rally for Ethiopia’s...
  • While Matiangi had earlier insisted that some of the contraband sugar contained traces of mercury, CS Mohamed gave a contrary report to the National Assembly/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23- Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and his counterpart in the Industry Ministry Adan Mohamed have...
  • Consequently, the DPP has ordered the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti to expedite their arrests and arraignment in court to face criminal charges/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya June 22 – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered for the arrests of 9 Directors...
  • Chiloba has faulted the decision by Chebukati to deny him access back to his office despite a decision by the Employment and Labour Relations Court on June 14 lifting a three-month leave imposed on him in April./FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, June 22 – Suspended Independent Electoral and Boundaries...
  • Those with Ongwae at DCI include KEBS Quality Assurance boss Eric Chesire, Chief Manager Inspection Eric Ochieng and 7 other individuals/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 22 – Top Kenya Bureau of Standards officials led by the Managing Director Charles Ongwae and 9 others have been arrested over the...
  • Dream Catcher Nini shows off her moves. Life for the dance-mad street children has literally been turned upside down thanks to a viral video/AFP LAGOS, Nigeria, Jun 22 – A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the...
  • In a ruling rendered on Friday, Justices Mohamed Warsame, William Ouko and Kathurima M’Inoti dismissed arguments by Kamau that the court had cleared him of wrongdoing/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, June 22 – The Court of Appeal has declined to stop the fresh prosecution of former Transport Cabinet Secretary...
  • Britain’s Prince William to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories/AFP JERUSALEM, Israel, Jun 22 – Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain’s royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories. Britain...
  • The move by the Head of State, LSK claims will disrupt constitutional independence of bodies, offices, and public interest/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 22- The Law Society of Kenya has contested President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order early this month to place 20 agencies of government under the direction,...
  • But the South Sudan government’s position shows the personal enmity between the two men that lies at the heart of the four-year-old conflict is as strong as ever, despite the handshakes and smiles of recent days/CFM NEWS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 22- South Sudan’s information minister said Friday...
  • Soldiers ride in a military vehicle on May 25, 2015 in Malam Fatori, Nigeria, where the country’s Department of State Services has announced the detention of “IS recruiter” Abdussalam Enesi Yunusa/AFP-File ABUJA, Nigeria, Jun – Nigeria’s secret police says it has arrested two suspected commanders...
  • South Sudan/AFP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 22 – South Sudan’s information minister said Friday the country’s rebel leader could not rejoin the government, dealing a blow to hopes that the latest talks in Ethiopia might bring peace. “We have had enough of Riek Machar,” said Michael Makuei, referring...
  • The Budget and Appropriations Committee led by its chairman Robert Mbatia advised the County Treasury to focus on funding key sectors which are Health, Education, Roads and Water/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 22-Nairobi County Budget has been slashed from the proposed Sh34 billion to Sh32 billion to...
  • Eating dog meat to mark the summer solstice is a tradition in China’s Guangxi province/AFP YULIN, China, Jun 22 – As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival...
  • Potentially thousands of female drivers are set to take the wheel on Sunday/AFP RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jun 22 – Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists...
  • The DPP had asked the court to suspend the vetting process of securities posted on grounds that some are suspect and are subject to investigations by the Assets Recovery Authority/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, June 22 – Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo and the National Youth Service Director...

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