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  • The midnight incident saw a large section of the slum razed, according to police, leaving hundreds of residents homeless/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17- One person died Monday night when fire broke out in Kismayu slum in Lang’ata Constituency. The midnight incident saw a large section of the slum...
  • Elections will be held in The Netherlands, France and Germany against a backdrop of growing anti-EU sentiment and fears over Europe’s largest wave of immigration since World War II/AFP THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan 17 – Dutch voters head to crunch parliamentary polls in two months’ time, heralding...
  • Tom Barrack, chairman of the presidential inaugural committee, told reporters that Donald Trump already has “the greatest celebrity in the world” in himself and does not want a “circus-like celebration” © AFP / MANDEL NGAN New York, United States, Jan 17 – Donald Trump has spent decades palling...
  • US President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III after a meeting at Trump Tower in New York City © AFP / DOMINICK REUTER New York, United States, Jan 17 – President-elect Donald Trump praised Martin Luther King Jr as a “great man” and met with his eldest son on the US...
  • “HPAI affects humans, birds and animals. However, the species that are so far affected are white winged black tern birds and domestic ducks and chicken,” he said/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17 – The public is being urged not to touch or eat wild birds or other animals that are found dead following the...
  • Turkish anti-riot police officers stand guard at the site of an armed attack at an Istanbul nightclub on January 1, 2017 © AFP/File / YASIN AKGUL Istanbul, Turkey, Jan 17 – Turkish police on Monday captured the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul...
  • Barrow, who is in Senegal, is scheduled to be sworn in on Thursday, but President Yahya Jammeh has declared he will not step down by then/FILE BANJUL, Gambia, Jan 17 – An eight-year-old son of The Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by dogs, a family source said Monday...
  • Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), pictured at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, on December 6, 2016 © ANP/AFP/File / Peter Dejong The Hague, Netherlands, Jan 16 – Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen was back in the dock Monday as the...
  • An Egyptian woman holds a national flag scrawled with the words “Tiran” and “Sanafir” after the High Administrative Court upheld a ruling voiding an agreement to hand over the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia © AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED Cairo, Egypt, Jan 16 – Egypt’s top...
  • At Githunguri Primary School Centre in Ruiru, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) clerks had recorded about 30 voters by early afternoon/MUTHONI NJUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The last phase of the 2017 Mass Voter Registration (MVR) kicked off on Monday with most centres...
  • Speaker Justin Muturi convened the sitting after consultations with Majority Leader Aden Duale/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 16 – The nominee for the post of EACC Chairperson Archbishop Eliud Wabukala and the nominee for IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati will on Tuesday know their fates when the National...
  • Donald Trump has irked Beijing by suggesting the One China policy could become a bargaining chip in trade with the world’s second-largest economy © AFP / GREG BAKER Beijing, China, Jan 16 – China is running out of patience with Donald Trump’s stance on Taiwan, state media said on Monday, and will “...
  • Speaking during launch of the Mass Voter Registration at KICC, Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe stated that police officers will be stationed in all centres to ensure the process goes on smoothly/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The government says adequate security will be provided to ensure...
  • Speaking during a ceremony to launch the vehicles at the Uhuru Park in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the additional vehicles will enhance security countrywide by ensuring police officers respond to emergencies swiftly/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The government has commissioned 500...
  • The wreckage of a Turkish cargo plane is seen after it crashed in the village of Dacha-Suu outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on January 16, 2017 © AFP / Vyacheslav OSELEDKO Dacha Suu, Kyrgyzstan, Jan 16 – A cargo plane attempting to land in thick fog crashed Monday into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main...
  • Oslo says any diesel motorists violating the 48-hour ban will be fined 1,500 kroner (166 euros, $176) © AFP / Pierre-Henry DESHAYES Oslo, Norway, Jan 16 – Oslo will ban diesel cars from the road for at least two days this week in a bid to combat rising air pollution, angering some motorists after...
  •   The voter registration will go on for 30 days/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is set to conduct a 30-day countrywide Mass Voter Registration from Monday. This will be the last registration exercise before the General Election on August 8,...
  • Governor Moses Akaranga/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The County Government of Vihiga was on Monday forcing people to register as voters before seeking public services in the county. According to a memo circulated to public departments in the county, only patients will be exempted from the...
  • Ducks are unloaded at a farm in southwest France on January 6 ahead of their slaughter, part of a mass bird cull to stem the spread of bird flu/AFP-File KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan 16 – Uganda announced Sunday it had detected bird flu among migratory birds, without specifying whether it was the...
  • Members of Bangladesh’s elite Rapid Action battalion force are among the 26 sentenced to death for the murder of seven people in 2014 © AFP/File / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan 16 – A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami...
  • CIA Director John Brennan warns that incoming-president Donald Trump be more disciplined in what he say publically © AFP/File / ZACH GIBSON WASHINGTON, Jan 16 – Outgoing CIA chief John Brennan launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning him to watch what he says and suggesting the president...
  • Corpses are removed from the Alcacuz Penitentiary after a fight between rival gangs left at least 26 prisoners dead, near Natal, in Brazil’s state of Rio Grande do Norte, on January 15, 2017 © AFP / ANDRESSA ANHOLETE Natal, Brazil, Jan 15 – The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres...
  • French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault addresses delegates at the opening of the Middle East peace conference in Paris on January 15, 2017/AFP PARIS, France, Jan 15 – A conference for peace in the Middle East on Sunday warned Israel and the Palestinians against taking “unilateral...
  • US troops take part in a NATO military exercise outside Tbilisi, Georgia/AFP-File  BERLIN, Germany, Jan 16 – NATO is “obsolete”, Germany’s Angela Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” on refugees, Brexit will be “great” and the US could cut a deal with Russia: Donald Trump unleashed a volley of...
  • With his temples a bit grayer, Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office aged 55 with high popularity ratings/AFP-File WASHINGTON, United States, Jan 16 – After winning the White House with a call to embrace “the audacity of hope,” Barack Obama knows his place in the history books will be measured...

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