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  • Chebukati and the six IEBC Commissioners will take over from the Issack Hassan led team, effectively putting them in charge of the August General Election/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Newly appointed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati and fellow IEBC will...
  • Jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was handed over to US authorities after the Supreme Court and a court of appeals rejected his latest bids to avoid extradition © AFP/File / Alfredo Estrella MEXICO CITY,  Jan 20 – Mexico extradited drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United...
  • People celebrate the inauguration of Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow at Westfield neighbourhood on January 19, 2017 in Banjul © AFP DAKAR, Jan 20 – African troops have suspended an operation to force Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to hand over power, launching a last bid to convince him to leave...
  • US President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on January 19, 2017 © AFP / MANDEL NGAN WASHINGTON, Jan 20 – Billionaire Republican Donald Trump pledged to bring unity to America as he...
  • Adama Barrow during his swearing in as president of Gambia at the Gambian embassy in Dakar on January 19, 2017 © SENEGALESE PRESIDENCY/AFP Dakar, Senegal, Jan 19 – Senegalese troops entered The Gambia on Thursday in support of its new President Adama Barrow, who took office demanding loyalty from...
  • The Head of State also flagged off a truck that will do road shows across the country to drum up support for voter registration/FILE MURANG’A, Kenya, Jan 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday kicked off a voter registration awareness campaign that will take him across the country by urging Kenyans...
  • Speaking after the NEC meeting, Secretary General Nick Salat said the party has mandated its National Chairman and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to hold talks with both Jubilee, NASA and any other likeminded outfits/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – The Kenya African National Union (KANU) National...
  • Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow won an election seven weeks ago and was initially set to become president in a peaceful handover of power this week © AFP/File / SEYLLOU Banjul, Gambia, Jan 19 – Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was to be sworn in Thursday at the country’s embassy in Senegal...
  • Musyoka on Wednesday stated that he had discovered that Salome Wanjiru Njoroge, who was born in 1993, has the same ID number as his, when he went to verify his details at a voter registration centre in Wajir/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – The government says there is no other individual in the...
  • The Cabinet Secretaries for Agriculture, the National Treasury and Devolution all in red ties and fingers intertwined before them with grave looks on their faces flank the Cabinet Secretary in charge of water Eugene Wamalwa/MUTHONI NJUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – It’s not every day that the...
  • Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow won an election seven weeks ago and was initially set to become president in a peaceful handover of power this week © AFP/File / SEYLLOU Banjul, Gambia, Jan 19 – Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the country’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal,...
  • Some of those who picked theirs immediately went to the nearby voter registration centres to register as voters/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya 19 – Hundreds of Kenyans have been flocking to Huduma Centres in last minute efforts to begin the process of acquiring a voters’ card in the ongoing Mass Voter...
  • Wabukala takes the helm at the EACC as successor to Philip Kinisu who resigned in August of last year/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday announced his appointment of Retired Archbishop Eliud Wabukala as the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman. His nominee...
  • Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has been told to stand down after 22 years in power © AFP/File / ISSOUF SANOGO United Nations, United States, Jan 19 – The UN Security Council will vote Thursday on a draft resolution endorsing the West African bloc ECOWAS in its efforts to ensure a transfer of power...
  • Djibouti Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf said it was time for the East African region to clinch the AUC top position/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Djibouti has affirmed its support for Foreign Affairs Cabinet Minister Amb. Amina Mohamed’s candidature for...
  • The likely frontrunners are outgoing African Union chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is Zuma’s former wife, and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa/AFP JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 19 – South Africa’s ruling ANC party, which has dominated the country’s politics since the end of apartheid, has...
  • The body of a dead soldier is covered with a blanket after a suicide bomb attack ripped through a camp of former rebels and pro-government militia in northern Mali on January 18, 2017 © AFP Gao, Mali, Jan 19 – A suicide bombing targeting militia groups committed to restoring peace in Mali left...
  • A ballot box/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – As the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission on Wednesday expressed concern over low voter registration turnout, Jubilee and opposition leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga prepared for a full throttle...
  • A shot of a screen showing another voter was registered using the same ID number as Kalonzo’s/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was shocked after it emerged that he shares a national identification card number with another person. Musyoka stated that he discovered...
  • The ministry has also warned the public against consuming uninspected poultry meat further urging them to report on unusual deaths of poultry and birds in their surroundings/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – The government has assured Kenya is free and safe from the bird flu outbreak commonly known as...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping looks on during a meeting at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, on January 18, 2017 © Pool/AFP / DENIS BALIBOUSE Geneva, Switzerland, Jan 18 – Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a world without nuclear weapons at the UN on Wednesday and urged a...
  • Gambia’s incumbent President Yahya Jammeh (C) has refused to leave office, ignoring a midnight deadline to stand down or face military action © AFP/File / MARCO LONGARI Banjul, Gambia, Jan 18 – Senegalese troops backed by other African forces were poised to enter The Gambia Thursday after President...
  • The delay in the appointment of the new IEBC Chairman and commissioners had threatened to delay the election slated for August this year. Photo/CFM. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18- President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati as the new IEBC Chairman, effectively bringing to an end the...
  • Police and soldiers take cover during an attack by gunmen on the Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office in Cancun, Mexico, which left four people dead/AFP CANCúN, Mexico, Jan 18 – Mexico’s Mayan Riviera was rocked by a second shooting in two days, leaving a total of nine people dead in a major...
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to embark on her toughest election campaign, weakened by her liberal refugee policy, as she seeks a fourth term © AFP/File / Odd Andersen Berlin, Germany, Jan 18 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on Wednesday set September 24 as the date for a general...

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