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  • The elders are worried the Kamba community will be left in the development cold if they do not align with the ruling side/CFM MACHAKOS, Kenya, Feb 21 – Machakos elders under the banner of Mau Mau War Veterans Association want Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka to ditch the National Super...
  • Convicted Swedish killer John Ausonius, dubbed “the laser man”, denies killing Holocaust survivor Blanka Zmigrod © dpa/AFP/File / Boris Roessler FRANKFURT am Main, Germany, Feb 21 – A German court is on Wednesday due to sentence a Swedish convicted killer — dubbed “the laser man” for using a laser-...
  • Since taking power in 2016, Duterte has publicly attacked media outlets which have criticised his policies © AFP/File MANILA, Philippines, Feb 21 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights...
  • The Seabed Constructor ship used in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 which disappeared in 2014 © AFP/File / TONY ASHBY SYDNEY, Australia, Feb 21 – Salvagers are confident debris and human remains can be recovered if Malaysia Airlines MH370 is finally found, despite the pitch-black...
  • The Trump Organization has lent its brand to developments being built with local partners in Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune © AFP/File / Dibyangshu SARKAR New Delhi, India, Feb 21 – Donald Trump’s presidency has cost the family firm “millions of dollars” in lost business, his son told an Indian newspaper...
  • US President Donald Trump will address the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington during a period of political turmoil, and as the nation grieves over high school students killed in the latest school shooting © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / ALEX WONG Washington, United...
  • Deforestation taking place due to logging/AFP NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – The Environment and National Resources Committee of the National Assembly has called for an immediate ban on logging countrywide for fear of rapid desertification. Committee Chairman Kareke Mbiuki has also called for a  multi-...
  • Attacks on police are common in South Africa, which has one of the highest crime rates in the world © AFP/File / RODGER BOSCH PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Feb 21 – An armed gang stormed into a rural police station in South Africa on Wednesday and stole firearms in an attack that left five officers...
  • The logistics of refuelling the trucks and repairing them have been identified as the main impediments to effective garbage collection/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – Of the 60 garbage collection trucks launched by Governor Mike Sonko in November, only 22 are operational due to breakdowns and...
  • Boinnet and Kinoti argued that Justice Luka Kimaru who made the ruling on Thursday last week violated their rights to fair administrative action and hearing since the judge failed to accord them an opportunity to defend themselves/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – National Police Service (NPS)...
  • One of the most popular dances during the Adorations is the “fuga” — the dance of escape — which sees the townspeople commemorate their ancestors by imitating the shuffling of shackled slaves © AFP / Luis ROBAYO QUINAMAYO, Colombia, Feb 21 – Afro-Colombian communities in the southwest of the Latin...
  • NASA coalition whose list of three nominees had sparked outrage within the coalition have now agreed on the final list, according to sources/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – The list of nominees to the Parliamentary Service Commission is scheduled for debate in the House Wednesday. NASA coalition...
  • Hearings for seven former CSs who were nominated as ambassadors including Dan Kazungu (Tanzania), Phylis Kandie (Belgium and the European Union), Judi Wakhungu (France), and Cleopa Mailu (Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the UN Geneva) will be conducted by the Defence and Foreign Affairs team on...
  • According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the advisory applies specifically to parts of the Greater Upper Nile Region and in particular “Bieh, Latjoor, Akobo, Jonglei, Northern Liech states including sections of Maiwut, Eastern Nile and Boma states and Yei River State/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21...
  • US President Donald Trump came out in support for a ban on “bump stocks” which turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic one © AFP / Mandel NGAN Washington, United States, Feb 21 – Faced with an outpouring of grief and anger over a deadly school shooting in Florida, US President Donald Trump...
  • Deputy Governor of Kisumu county Dr Mathew Owili, who was accompanied by the first lady Mrs. Dorothy Nyongo reiterated their commitment to establish a regional cancer centre with the support of partners that will ensure the residents of the Lake Basin region have access to the much needed cancer...
  • Allegations of mysterious acoustic attacks on US embassy personnel in Havana have hit US-Cuba relations, with Washington withdrawing half of its diplomats from Cuba and expelling 15 officials from the Cuban embassy in the US capital © AFP/File / YAMIL LAGE Havana, Cuba, Feb 21 – Cuban President...
  • Last year, robotics and AI entrepreneurs — including SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking — petitioned the United Nations to ban autonomous killer robots, warning that the digital-age weapons could be used against civilians © AFP/File / ISAAC LAWRENCE Paris, France, Feb...
  • Liberian President George Weah spoke at a conference on education in Paris on the first day of his official visit to France. © AFP / FRANCOIS GUILLOT Paris, France, Feb 20 – Liberia’s new President George Weah on Tuesday pledged to fight endemic corruption as he spoke about conditions in his “broke...
  • Researchers examining more than 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia in France found that well over half were either alcohol-related, or accompanied by an additional diagnosis of alcohol abuse © AFP/File / FAROUK BATICHE PARIS, Feb 21 – Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of...
  • Mourners wave goodbye to Zimbabwe’s iconic opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai © AFP / Jekesai NJIKIZANA Buhera, Zimbabwe, Feb 20 – Thousands of Zimbabweans gathered Tuesday to bid a final farewell to opposition veteran Morgan Tsvangirai who was one of Africa’s most globally admired politicians...
  • Gullet reported that the number of those affected by drought continues to rise at an alarming rate/KRCS NYERI, Kenya, Feb 20 – The Kenya Red Cross Society will launch an appeal to Kenyans this Thursday in an effort to mitigate drought that has affected more than 3.4 million people. Speaking after a...
  • Pupils in class in one of the schools in Kirinyaga/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – The Ministry of Education has extended the deadline for acquisition of Personal Identification Numbers for all primary and secondary school students from Tuesday to March 31, 2018. Education Principal Secretary...
  • The committee also brought to the fore the increased illegal parking, which they said contributed to congestion in the city/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – Lack of payment to contractors is causing a delay in the relocation of the bus termini from Central Business District. The Nairobi County...
  • Rigathi has been advised to give Maina time to deliver on his agenda as the people of Nyeri are only interested in development and not political wars/CFM NYERI, Kenya, Feb 20 – Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has ‘resurrected’ rivalry with Nyeri Senator Ephraim Maina who never shared a table with his...

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