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  • 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...
  • Millions have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and the Nigerian military offensive to drive the jihadists from Borno state/AFP MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 18 – Scores of injured people were on Wednesday airlifted to hospital for treatment after a botched air strike on Boko Haram Islamists in...
  • However, the average of 2,000 voters (provisional figures) was recorded only in 43 counties which had submitted their figures by Tuesday evening/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Wednesday said it had registered about 2,000 voters daily...
  • Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and his Devolution counterpart Mwangi Kiunjuri informed President Kenyatta of their decision to involve other stakeholders who are also on the ground providing necessary support/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – President Uhuru Kenyatta was Wednesday morning...
  • Lands Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi says media reports on the issue are erroneous since the High Court order gave the government 12 months to validate the certificates with advice of the National Land Commission/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – The government has dispelled fears on the legality of...
  • More than 300,000 people have been killed in Syria’s civil war/AFP GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan 18 – The global threats caused by Syria’s civil war have become “too dangerous” to go unresolved, the new UN chief said Wednesday, underlining the need for progress at peace talks next week. Antonio Guterres...
  • UASU Chairperson Muga K’olale, pointed an accusing finger at the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) and the Ministry of Education for what he termed as lack of good faith in initiating the negotiation process/JEREMIAH WAKAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – University staff unions have declared a...
  • President Yahya Jammeh said foreign powers created an “unwarranted hostile atmosphere, threatening the sovereignty, peace, security and stability of the country,” forcing him to take action/AFP-File BANJUL, Gambia, Jan 17 – Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just days before he was...
  • Hillary Clinton/AFP NEW YORK, United States, Jan 18 – The prospect of a Hillary Clinton comeback after her shock loss to Donald Trump could hardly be less certain, but in New York where she is revered, plenty of people dream of her running for mayor. Her public appearances since the election have...
  • US President-elect Donald Trump will gain more popularity if he learns to cry and present less as an “alpha-male”, says one body language expert © AFP/File / JIM WATSON Paris, France, Jan 18 – Donald Trump has one big lesson to learn from outgoing US President Barack Obama — he needs to learn to be...
  • Since winning the US presidency in November, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy — and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses him © AFP / Jim Watson Washington, United States, Jan 18 – Donald Trump, whose early-morning rants and policy...

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