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  • Zuma’s presidency has been mired in corruption scandals and tarnished by a weakening economy © AFP/File / MUJAHID SAFODIEN Johannesburg, South Africa, Jan 22 – South Africa’s ruling party confirmed Monday that discussions were underway on President Jacob Zuma’s departure from office, possibly...
  • Some criminal gangs were active during the campaigns and were directly financed by politicians, but not anymore/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22- The spiralling crime within Nairobi’s Central Business District has been attributed to lack of finances by youths after the festive season and a prolonged...
  • In a circular dated January 22, Mohammed told the MPs that they had already “exercised their mandate under the Standing Orders in electing the committees leadership in election held in December last year/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – Minority Whip Junet Mohamed has directed National Super Alliance...
  • German former male nurse Niels Hoegal hid his face behind a folder in 2015 during his trial at a court in Oldenburg © DPA/AFP/File / Carmen JASPERSEN Berlin, Germany, Jan 22 – A German male nurse serving a life term for killing six hospital patients with lethal drugs out of “boredom” will face...
  • Hassan Abdi Mohammed, Mohammed Osman Ali, Yusuf Warsame and Garad Hassan Fer whom the police said belonged to the Al Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab were acquitted by trial magistrate Roselyn Oganyo for lack of sufficient evidence/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenyan, Jan 22 – Four men accused of carrying out a terror...
  • Former international football star George Weah speaks in the Liberian capital Monrovia on December 30, 2017, the day after the country’s elections board officially certified Weah as the winner of the presidential election © AFP/File / Zoom DOSSO Monrovia, Liberia, Jan 22 – Former international...
  • Members of the four committees of Labour and Social Welfare, Agriculture, Environment and Broadcasting Committees leaders are set to dethrone their leaders who were elected against the party leadership’s choice/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 22 – Four parliamentary committees are Tuesday set to hold...
  • Board Chairman Mark Bor said they had also asked the hospital management to explore the viability of breastfeeding mothers being relocated closer to the new born unit for convenience/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – The Kenyatta National Hospital Board has approved the engagement of additional...
  • Latest statistics released in 2010 indicated that the current inmate population is about 55,800 against an established capacity for 18,600/MUTHONI NJUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – Some 3,100 files in Nairobi Remand Prison – double the capacity – are set to be reviewed, in a renewed effort to deal...
  • Kriegler who spoke Monday during the opening of a Law Society of Kenya colloquium on last year’s presidential petitions said the country had however developed one of the most sophisticated electoral regimes, something he said has enhanced poll management/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – Former...
  • US Vice President Mike Pence (L) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem on January 22, 2018/AFP  JERUSALEM, ZZZ, Jan 22 – US Vice President Mike Pence said Monday he hoped for “the dawn of a new era” in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts as...
  • Smoke and flames were seen coming from the burning oil tanker Sanchi at sea off the coast of eastern China earlier this month © TRANSPORT MINISTRY OF CHINA/AFP/File Paris, France, Jan 22 – Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China’s east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded...
  • She said that the gender principle has not been adhered to in Parliament nor has it been given any consideration in the ongoing appointments to the Cabinet/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – Activists have presented a petition to the Office of the President demanding that Uhuru Kenyatta appoints...
  • Gwendo who presented herself before the Anti-Corruption Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi denied stealing Sh2.2 million belonging to the Kisumu East Cotton Growers Co-operative Society/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – Former Nominated Senator Joy Adhiambo Gwendo has denied five corruption-related charges....
  • Charges read out to them indicate that they assaulted David Gichagu Wagana, a parking attendant at Fortis Towers Compound, on January 11/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino has been charged with assaulting a security guard in Nairobi’s Westlands area. Babu...
  • The gangs have been terrorizing residents and even causing injuries to members of the public as they target phones, watches, earrings, handbags, chains, fancy spectacles, laptops among other items/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – Nairobi County Chief Security Officer Tito Kilonzo has formed an anti-...
  • According to a return to work formula arrived at on December 9 when UASU called off a month-long strike over the non-implementation of a Sh10 billion 2013-2017 CBA inked on March 13 following a 54-day work boycott, discussions for the new CBA were to commence by December 18/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan...
  • Liberia’s president-elect and former football star George Weah attended a church service with the country’s outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the centennial memorial pavilion in Monrovia on Sunday © AFP/File / ISSOUF SANOGO Monrovia, Liberia, Jan 22 – Former international footballer...
  • Pope Francis arriving in the popemobile to celebrate mass at the Las Palmas air base in Lima on January 21, 2018, in a handout picture released by the Vatican press office Osservatore Romano © OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP / HO Lima, Peru, Jan 22 – Pope Francis took a tough stand against political...
  • Residents walk on a wooden plank to cross a garbage-filled waterway in Manila on January 17, 2018 © AFP/File / NOEL CELIS Paris, France, Jan 22 – The world’s richest one percent raked in 82 percent of the wealth created last year while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam said...
  • The pilots are being held on account of a person and animals the rebels claim were killed when the plane came down/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 21 – The government working to secure the release of the two Kenyan pilots being held in South Sudan after a plane crashed in the rebel-controlled territory...
  • The Doctor-in-charge of the hospital David Omega said the two babies who were born through caesarian on Friday and Saturday developed complications and succumbed/COSMUS MWONGELA MACHAKOS, Kenya, Jan 21 – The management at the Athi River Medical Hospital where two infants died on Sunday morning have...
  • The National Super Alliance took the People’s Assembly agenda to Mombasa on Sunday/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 21 – A section of Jubilee Party leaders have dared NASA to go ahead with the planned swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the people’s president and his deputy Kalonzo Musyoka. Jubilee Vice...
  • The Senator has asked the police to desist from abusing their office to settle political scores/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 21 – Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has secured the release of Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino who had been detained at the Parklands Police Station since Friday....
  • Catholics took part in a demonstration against President Joseph Kabila on December 31 in Kinshasa but it descended into a bloody crackdown by the authorities © AFP/File / John WESSELS KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan 21 – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked the...

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