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  • Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, whose healt is the subject of frequent speculation, flew to Singapore for medical tests © AFP / Jekesai NJIKIZANA Harare, Zimbabwe, Mar 1 – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who celebrated his 93rd birthday last week, flew to Singapore on Wednesday for a “...
  • Mungatana addressed journalists on Wednesday evening at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters while in the company of three lawyers/JOSEPH MURAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – Former Garsen Member of Parliament Danson Mungatana spent five hours at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption...
  • “This plan addresses regional imbalances, unguided urbanisation, encroachment into fragile ecosystems and untapped as well as underutilised resources,” Kaimenyi noted in his speech during the launch also attended by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Defence), James Macharia (Transport and...
  • President John Magufuli announced the ban last year/Courtesy Yahoo DAR-ES- SALAAM, Tanzania, Mar 1 – A ban on alcohol sold in plastic sachets will come into force in Tanzania this week, the government said Wednesday, as it seeks to protect the environment and curb youth boozing. The import,...
  • Waititu is said to have reacted to the killing of a street child, allegedly by a security guard for stealing chicken in Nairobi’s Kayole suburb/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu has again walked free after a Nairobi court ruled that the prosecution failed to adduce evidence to...
  • The climax of the important day in the liturgical calendar was the 1pm mass that saw Catholics show up in their hundreds to receive the symbolic mark of a cross marked with ashes on their forehead to remind them that from dust they came and to dust they will return/JUDIE KABERIA NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar...
  • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), which is the body mandated to regulate accountants, absolved Ouko of complicity in the irregular appointment of Baker Tilly Merali to audit the accounts of the Office of the Auditor General/PARLIAMENT NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – The...
  • Saudi Arabia’s King Salman (front) is accompanied by about 1,000 people and 460 tons of equipment as he visits Indonesia © AFP / Bay ISMOYO JAKARTA, Indonesia, Mar 1 – Cheering crowds welcomed King Salman Wednesday as he began the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia for almost 50 years,...
  • The Obamas are settling into a rented mansion in Washington’s posh Kalorama district until their younger daughter Sasha finishes high school © AFP/File / Molly Riley NEW YORK, United States, Mar 1 – Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin...
  • Curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art talk to visitors about works created in the lands that are now Iraq, Syria, Iran and Yemen, four of the seven countries affected by the recent travel ban © AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY NEW YORK, United States, Mar 1 – Museums across New York are waging a...
  • Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-Yong (C) has been indicted on multiple charges of bribery and embezzlement © AFP/File / JUNG YEON-JE SEOUL, Korea, Republic of, Mar 1 – Once a driver of growth and a source of national pride, South Korea’s family-led conglomerates are becoming instead...
  • French President Francois Hollande attends the inauguration of the new Sud Europe Atlantique high-speed rail line, linking Tours and Bordeaux, on February 28, 2017, in Villognon, where two were injured when a police officer accidentally fired his gun © AFP / Yohan BONNET VILLOGNON, France, Mar 1 –...
  • US President Donald Trump addresses Congress in Washington, DC on February 28, 2017 © POOL/AFP / JIM LO SCALZO Washington, United States, Mar 1 – Donald Trump pledged a “renewal of the American spirit” Tuesday, as he fleshed out his America-first agenda in a more measured presidential tone during a...
  • Unrest continues in the Uighur homeland of Xinjiang province despite tight security © AFP / GREG BAKER Beijing, China, Mar 1 – Islamic State militants from China’s Uighur ethnic minority have vowed to return home and “shed blood like rivers”, according to a jihadist-tracking firm, in what experts...
  • “We need to arrange a national conference just before June for purposes of open dialogue… let’s call each other names,” he encouraged/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Wednesday said a national conference on elections...
  • The Deputy President in Baringo on Monday/DPPS NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – Deputy President William Ruto has assured that only bandits are the targets of the shoot to kill order issued in Baringo. Through his twitter account, the Deputy President stated that “no innocent Kenyan will be affected by the...
  • Protesters demonstrate in front of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver on its opening day © AFP / Stephanie Lamy Ottawa, Canada, Mar 1 – US President Donald Trump’s two sons inaugurated a Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada as protesters outside chanted “Not in...
  • New bans on public smoking in Shanghai extend restrictions to all public indoor areas and some outdoor ones © AFP/File / Johannes EISELE Shanghai, China, Mar 1 – Shanghai widened its ban on public smoking Wednesday as China’s biggest city steps up efforts to stub out the massive health threat...
  • Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong (L) leaves court after being charged with the murder of Kim Jong-Nam © AFP / MOHD RASFAN Sepang, Malaysia, Mar 1 – Two women were charged Wednesday with the murder of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, after his assassination at a Malaysian...
  • US Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) applaud as US President Donald J. Trump (C) delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress© POOL/AFP JIM LO SCALZO WASHINGTON, United States, Mar 1 – President Donald Trump hailed the emergence of a “new national...
  • They burnt the truck which was ferrying logs before heading deep into Kiptunga forest where they burnt six lorries, seven loaders, a canter, a Land Cruiser and a tractor/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – Fifteen vehicles belonging to a multinational timber manufacturing company were burnt down after one...
  • Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, notched up huge gains in 2016 © AFP/File / Anthony WALLACE Oslo, Norway, Feb 28 – Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, notched up huge gains in 2016, as it reaped the benefits of a global stock market rally following the election...
  • Amollo said it is their argument that the petition’s legality should have been reviewed by the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly and then subjected to an advisory committee/PARLIAMENT NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – Auditor General Edward Ouko wants the National Assembly to dismiss a petition...
  • The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, founded by Sudan-born telecoms tycoon Mo Ibrahim (pictured), has only been given four times in its 10-year existence © AFP/File / Carl COURT London, United Kingdom, Feb 28 – The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership — the world’...
  • EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker/AFP BRUSSELS, Belgium, Feb 28 – European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will on Wednesday unveil his plan for the EU’s future after Britain’s departure, his spokesman said. Juncker’s so-called “White Paper” will be presented to the European...

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