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  • In DR Congo’s capital Kinshasa, many speak French and Lingala © AFP / Eduardo Soteras Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Apr 28 – “I haven’t once spoken my mother tongue Kilokele in the 62 years I’ve lived in Kinshasa. None of my nine children speak it,” says Charles Tongohala. Tongohala’s...
  • London police say an anti-terror raid in the city was unrelated to the earlier arrest of a man armed with knives close to the Houses of Parliament © AFP / Niklas HALLE’N LONDON, Apr 28 – A woman was shot by police in London during an anti-terror raid on Thursday following an intelligence operation...
  • Germany’s new law on facial coverings falls short of a total ban in public places demanded by right-wing parties © AFP/File / DAVID GANNON BERLIN, Apr 28 – German lawmakers on Thursday approved a partial ban on the full-face burqa Islamic veil and a package of security measures aimed at preventing...
  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spent nearly two months in London this year © AFP/File / Sunday AGHAEZE Abuja, Nigeria, Apr 28 – Nigerian officials on Thursday sought to allay fears about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari after his absence from the last two cabinet meetings. Buhari’s...
  • Following a day long counting of votes, Sonko was finally declared the winner in the hotly contested primary after garnering 138,185 votes ahead of Kenneth who got 62,504 votes/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – Senator Mike Sonko has won the Jubilee primary for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat after...
  • “This was never about the country. It was about giving jobs to themselves instead of the millions of Kenyans who need jobs,” he said/PSCU THIKA, Kenya, Apr 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed the NASA power-sharing line-up as nothing more than a ploy to create jobs for its leading figures....
  • Refugee Olympic Team’s swimmer Yusra Mardini is to help the UN raise awareness of the plight of Syrians fleeing war/AFP GENEVA, Switzerland, Apr 27 – The UN said Thursday it had enlisted Yusra Mardini, the teenage Olympic swimmer who braved a Mediterranean crossing in a leaky dinghy fleeing war-...
  • More than 200 children were killed in the first three months of 2017, according to the UN/ AFP-File KABUL, Afghanistan, Apr 27 – Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are paying an increasingly high price in...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – Former journalist Enoch Wambua will fly the Wiper Democratic Movement flag in the Kitui Senate race. This is after he garnered 99,694 votes against his closet challenger Paul Mutisya who got 38,545 votes respectively. Wambua who now looks likely to succeed incumbent Kitui...
  • Thousands of people joined protests that erupted in several parts of Ethiopia in 2015, triggering a state of emergency/AFP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Apr 27 – The United States issued a warning Thursday to its citizens about travelling to a popular tourist region in Ethiopia after a string of grenade...
  • , Mudavadi will serve as Premier Cabinet Secretary in charge of Coordination of Government Affairs if NASA wins the August presidential; election/JOSEPH MURAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, April 27 – The National Super Alliance (NASA) has named Raila Odinga its flag bearer in the August General Election, with...
  • President Kenyatta said it was a manifestation of the dissatisfaction the electorate has had with the mismanagement of public resources/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday weighed in on the large number of politicians who’ve lost out in the party primaries....
  • Shebesh who was accompanied by her supporters claimed that votes were being stolen at the Embakasi North polling station in favour of her rival Millicent Omanga/MUTHONI NJUKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – There was drama at the Nyayo Stadium Jubilee tallying centre Thursday, when Nairobi Woman...
  • Bishop Wanjiru was charged earlier in the day with two counts of damaging property and creating disturbance/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – Bishop Margret Wanjiru will spend five nights behind bars following a decision by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi to deny her bail. This is after the...
  • The Head of State said the overwhelming turnout during the party’s primaries indicates the huge support the Jubilee Party enjoys in the country/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the Jubilee Party has lived up to its word to allow Kenyans to choose their...
  • United Airlines says it has begun reducing overbooking — the practice of selling more tickets than seats on a plane to account for no-shows — on certain flights that have lower volunteer rates © AFP/File / Joshua LOTT CHICAGO, United States, Apr 27 – United Airlines on Thursday announced it will...
  • A boy stands next to luggage under a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the slogan in Arabic: “We are alll with you”, at Damascus International Airport © AFP/File / JOSEPH EID BEIRUT, Lebanon, Apr 27 – A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday...
  • Jiranuch Trirat, a 22-year-old mother from Phuket, was left devastated after her boyfriend killed their 11-month old daughter and broadcast it on Facebook Live © AFP / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA Phuket, Thailand, Apr 27 – The distraught Thai mother of a baby girl killed by her boyfriend in a murder he...
  • President Donald Trump blames NAFTA for the loss of millions of US industrial jobs, mostly to Mexico © AFP/File / PEDRO PARDO WASHINGTON, Apr 27 – President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico that the United States will not immediately move to exit the...
  • NASA supporters turned out in their thousands to witness the crowing of the flag-bearer/JOSEPH MURAYA NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – The stage is wrapped with blue and white ribbons to signify the presence of the National Super Alliance at Uhuru Park. The expectations are high and the crowd is charged,...
  • Bishop Wanjiru denied the charges but will remain in police custody until the court delivers its verdict on her bail application/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – Bishop Margret Wanjiru will know her fate Thursday afternoon following an application by the prosecution that she remains in police...
  • Musila and Kalonzo in happier times/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – Senator David Musila has resigned as the Wiper Democratic Party Chairman, a day after Governor Julius Malombe was announced winner of the party’s Kitui nomination. Musila blamed Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka for his loss in the...
  • All three have secured themselves Jubilee tickets ahead of the August General Election/CFM NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – The Jubilee Party nominations have granted former political heavyweights a chance to try their luck back to Parliament, in surprise victories across the country. They include Former...
  • French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s far right National Front is accused of using European money to pay assistants for work outside the European Parliament/AFP-File PARIS, France, Apr 27 – The European Parliament accuses French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s party of defrauding it...
  • President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to displaced people from Baga in a Maiduguri camp on January 15, 2015/AFP LAGOS, Nigeria, Apr 27 – Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Barack Obama for his 2015 presidential election defeat to Muhammadu Buhari, alleging the former US president headed a global...

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