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  • The President issued the directive to all government accounting officers whom he warned would be held responsible if they sanction new projects without express authority from the National Treasury. Photo/PSCU-FILE. NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 20 — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday issued a directive...
  • May still faces significant anger from her Conservative party over her plan to follow EU rules in trade on goods after Brexit, which has been called “Brexit in name only”/AFP LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 20 – Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a frenzied fortnight of rebellion that threatened...
  • A demonstrator holds a banner as he takes part in a march for peace, staged by Zimbabwean churches on Thursday/AFP  HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jul 20 – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has only a narrow lead over opposition leader Nelson Chamisa ahead of Zimbabwe’s landmark elections on July 30, according to a...
  • Ruto was speaking on Friday in Chebuyusi, Navakholo Constituency during the laying of foundation stone for the construction of the Kenya Medical Training College-Navakholo Campus. Photo/DPPS. NAVAKHOLO, Kakamega Jul 20 – Deputy President William Ruto is urging local road contractors to up their...
  • Sakaja’s remarks come a day after Murkomen spoke in Mau Forest. Photo/COURTESY.NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 20-Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has condemned a section of Jubilee Party leaders whom he accused of undermining President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decisions and actions. In a statement, Sakaja said President...
  • NATO says the alliance’s collective defence pledge applies to all member states after US President Donald Trump appeared to call this core principle into question over the commitment to newcome Montenegro © AFP / Aris Oikonomou Brussels, Belgium, Jul 20 – NATO insisted Friday that every member...
  • This recent photo from the US Customs and Border Protection agency shows border crossers waiting to be processed at a facility in McAllen, Texas © US Customs and Border Protection/AFP / Handout Los Angeles, United States, Jul 20 – Otilia Asig-Putul’s voice breaks when she recalls the interminable...
  • Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has ruled out allowing the EU to set up asylum processing centres in his country © AFP/File / PAU BARRENA Berlin, Germany, Jul 20 – Libya’s prime minister said Friday he would not allow the EU to set up asylum processing centres in his country, in a new setback...
  • Appearing before Kitui Principal Magistrate Johnston Munguti, the duo denied charges of flouting public procurement laws during the purchase of the two senior staff vehicles/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Former Interim Kitui County Secretary Fredrick Muli has been charged with five counts of...
  • Peter Gitau and co-accused persons have pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit an economic crime, committing a fraudulent act, failure to comply with procurement laws and statement of offence/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Six senior employees of Nairobi County government have...
  • This followed a midnight raid by detectives from the transnational crime squad at the institutions located along Chiromo Lane/DCI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Twenty-one girls of Nepalese nationality were Thursday night rescued from two popular strip clubs in Westlands area, where they were working...
  • The Great Barrier Reef has been battered by bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures/AFP  SYDNEY, Australia, Jul 20 – Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great...
  • Ousted president Park Geun-hye (pictured arriving at court in August 2017) was impeached last year after huge street protests over a sprawling scandal, and was jailed for 24 years for corruption and abuse of power in April/AFP-File SEOUL, Korea, Republic of, Jul 20 – Disgraced former South Korean...
  • Susan Nyambura is a hawker along Haile Selassie Avenue, just outside Wakulima and Marikiti markets in Nairobi/CFMNEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, July 20 – Her eyes were red and teary. At about 4’5 height from where she stood, I could see her as she adjusted her head scarf. All along she was restless as if...
  • According to police, “the victim worked with Volvo Motors in Athi River and was driving towards the city center when suspected thugs attacked him.”/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Police are investigating an incident in which a Russian national was shot dead in a robbery incident on Mombasa Road,...
  • Governor Mike Sonko states that the project which will be undertaken together with the national government will put to an end the perennial fire disasters at the market that has led to loss of lives and properties/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – The Nairobi County Government is finalizing plans for...
  • Amnesty International called for the immediate commuting of Kamande’s death sentence to life imprisonment so that she could be rehabilitated/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Amnesty International-Kenya has expressed disappointed with the decision by the High Court to sentence a 24-year-old lady to...
  • WhatsApp bought full-page adverts in Indian newspapers with tips on how to spot misinformation © AFP/File / Prakash SINGH New Delhi, India, Jul 20 – WhatsApp announced curbs on its service in India on Friday in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of...
  • Trial judge Justice Stephen Radido, said that the explanation given by Chiloba over his suspension does not have any legal requirement to warrant the lifting of his suspension/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, July 20 – Embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer (...
  • Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, pictured in April 2017, has backed the ongoing peace efforts in South Sudan © AFP/File / Brendan Smialowski Khartoum, Sudan, Jul 20 – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday backed an ongoing regional bid to resolve the conflict in South Sudan as...
  • During his summit with President Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin offered to permit US justice officials to question 12 Russian intelligence officers, in exchange for Russian officials being allowed to question a former US envoy to Russia and others © AFP/File / Brendan Smialowski Washington, United...
  • President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila, pictured in January 2018, has received calls from the US, France and Britain to clearly state that he will step aside and allow for a peaceful transfer of power in December © AFP/File / THOMAS NICOLON United Nations, United States, Jul 20...
  • Sudanese Foreign Minister Ahmed al-Dierdiry, pictured on July 6, 2018, announced that the signing of a preliminary power-sharing deal with South Sudan has been postponed due to proposed changes to the draft © AFP/File / Ebrahim Hamid Khartoum, Sudan, Jul 20 – Sudan said Thursday the signing of a “...
  • According to police, the three had locked up the victim in a house and had threatened to chop off her head with a panga/file NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – An 80-year-old woman is among three suspected kidnappers shot dead by police last evening in Murang’a. According to police, the three had locked up...
  • In a long speech enumerating his government’s policies, Kabila did not spell out whether he would seek a new term in office © AFP / Junior D. KANNAH Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jul 20 – The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, kept his country guessing on...

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