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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told workers behind the country’s latest missile test that Pyongyang would ‘victoriously advance and leap as the strongest nuclear power and military power in the world’ © KCNA VIA KNS/AFP / STR Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Dec 13 – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un...
  • Scientists say the Tongan island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai, created when an undersea volcano erupted in 2014, may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars © NASA/AFP / Handout Wellington, New Zealand, Dec 13 – The world’s newest island — formed during a volcanic eruption in the...
  • Education and health administrators in Britain say they are finding that more children today are questioning their gender identity © AFP/File / PETER MUHLY London, United Kingdom, Dec 13 – With a push from campaigners and some parent groups, more British schools are allowing pupils to explore their...
  • OIC summit host Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who sees himself as a champion of Palestinians, has canvassed support from beyond the Muslim world, including Russian President Vladimir Putin © Sputnik/AFP / Alexei Druzhinin Istanbul, Turkey, Dec 13 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
  • The world’s newest joint international force, the five-nation G5 Sahel, has already held operations with France’s regional Barkhane force © AFP/File / Daphné BENOIT Paris, France, Dec 13 – French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Germany’s Angela Merkel and five African presidents Wednesday, hoping...
  • President Kenyatta his Big Four areas of focus for the next five years in his Jamhuri Day speech/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday said a focus on economic development and a shift from politics for politics’ sake is the only way to transform Kenya. He said Kenya has...
  • The envoy once again called for the political differences to be resolved through dialogue/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 12 – US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has lauded the decision by the National Super Alliance to postpone the inauguration of its leader Raila Odinga as the President of the People’s...
  • Rival pastoralist communities in South Sudan have a long and bloody history of tit-for-tat raids in which cattle are rustled and property looted © AFP/File / Carl DE SOUZA JUBA, South Sudan, Dec 12 – More than 170 people have been killed in fighting between rival cattle herders in central South...
  • “Honestly speaking, we are in a mess,” UN chiefs Kofi Annan told AFP in an exclusive interview ahead of Tuesday’s climate talks in Paris. © AFP / JOEL SAGET PARIS, France, Dec 12 – Former UN chiefs Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon have lashed out at the state of global leadership in the age of Donald...
  • Those interviewed by Capital News decried corruption and the polarised state the nation finds itself in/FRANCIS MBATHA NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Kenyans are of the view that the country is ethnically divided now more than ever even as it celebrates 54 years of independence. Those who spoke to...
  • French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with world leaders on Tuesday, two years to the day since 195 nations adopted the climate-rescue Paris Agreement/AFP-File PARIS, France, Dec 12 – Major banks and companies vowed Tuesday to accelerate the move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world...
  • US President Donald Trump says that he is “reading documents a lot” and does not watch between four and eight hours of TV news a day © AFP / MANDEL NGAN WASHINGTON, United States, Dec 12 – President Donald Trump on Monday denied a New York Times story on his daily White House life that says he...
  • Former US secretary of state John Kerry helped lead pain-staking diplomatic efforts to clinch the Paris accord/AFP  PARIS, France, Dec 12 – Former US secretary of state John Kerry blasted the absence of the American government at a major climate change summit in Paris Tuesday as a “disgrace”. About...
  • Hundreds of thousands of children in the sprawling, troubled region of Kasai are dangerously malnourished, the UN says/AFP  KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec 12 – The United Nations on Tuesday warned that more than 400,000 children in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are severely...
  • The leaders of the EU 27 are set to decide Friday whether to green light the opening of talks on a post-Brexit transition period and a future relationship between the bloc and Britain/AFP-File BRUSSELS, Belgium, Dec 12 – European Union leaders are set to open the next phase of Brexit talks at a...
  • Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has been in power since 2005 Nairobi, Kenya, Dec 12 – Burundi’s government has launched a fundraising drive for elections in 2020, presented as “voluntary” but condemned by rights groups as “organised robbery”. Western electoral aid was cut in 2015 when Burundi...
  • Responders are on scene cutting through the wreckage/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – At least 32 were killed on Tuesday in a 13 vehicle pile-up in Sachangwan. The death toll is expected to rise as more remain trapped in the wreckage. According to police, the accident was caused by a lorry driver...
  • Rio city councilor Luciana Novaes, 34, was left tetraplegic by a stray bullet when she was 19 years old © AFP / MAURO PIMENTEL Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec 12 – While the fighting in Rio de Janeiro’s crime war is done by commando-style police and heavily armed drug traffickers, a growing number of...
  • Jutting, seen here in 2015, was found guilty of murder in what the judge at the time described as killings that were “sickening in the extreme” © AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE HONG KONG, China, Dec 12 – A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong...
  • French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with world leaders on Tuesday, two years to the day since 195 nations adopted the climate-rescue Paris Agreement/AFP PARIS, France, Dec 12 – French President Emmanuel Macron gathered world leaders Tuesday to talk about climate finance, two years to the day...
  • Kenya marks 54 years of independence/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Kenyans from all walks of life have began streaming into the Moi International Sports Centre (M.I.S.C) in Kasarani where President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to lead the nation in marking the 54th anniversary of the country’s...
  • Kenya celebrates 54 years of independence/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Kenya commemorates 54 years of independence on Tuesday. This follows a hotly contested presidential election that has left the country polarized. President Uhuru Kenyatta in his Jamhuri Day address is therefore expected to make...
  • Nyenze suffered from cancer for a decade/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – The family of the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze has organised a fundraiser to be held on Wednesday in the city as part of efforts to assist with preparations ahead of his burial slated for next Tuesday. Kitui Senator Enoch...
  • The accident involved a tractor/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Fourteen people were killed on Monday night along the Kitale-Webuye road at Kamukuywa bridge. The scene of the accident being identified as a black spot by area residents. This follows the weekend accident that claimed tens of lives in...
  • Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations “SOS Mediterranee” and “Medecins Sans Frontieres” in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017/AFP TRIPOLI, Libya, Dec 12 – Amnesty International on Tuesday accused...

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