• North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing: Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Feb 22 – Detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother want to question a North Korean diplomat, Malaysia’s top policeman said Wednesday. Investigators have put five North Koreans in the frame for last week’s brazen killing of Kim […]

  • Germany to send home more rejected asylum seekers

    Berlin, Germany, Feb 22 – Germany will speed up expulsions of rejected asylum seekers under measures agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet Wednesday, as controversy rages over sending people back to strife-torn Afghanistan. Under the new measures, immigration agency officials […]

  • Legal ailment for doctors’ talks after revelations by ex-PS

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 – Negotiations to end the 80-day doctors’ strike suffered a major setback after its legality was brought into question when former Public Health and Sanitation Principal Secretary Mark Bor confirmed that he signed the controversial Collective Bargaining Agreement […]

  • Somali president says no quick fix for nation’s woes

    MOGADISHU, Somalia, Feb 22 – Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration Wednesday, warning it would take decades to fix the nation’s many ills. “Our government is facing so many […]

  • Uhuru attends inauguration of Somalia leader, vows continued support

    MOGADISHU, Somalia, Feb 22 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday attended the inauguration of the new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and pledged Kenya’s continued support to the Horn of Africa country. President Kenyatta assured the new Somali leader that Kenya would remain […]

  • Public varsities in limbo as pay dispute turns into tough test

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 – Lecturers in public universities have decried the lack of progress in the negotiation of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for the 2013-2017 cycle, blaming the Ministry of Education for lack of commitment to address their demands. While presenting a memorandum […]

  • NASA lays out agenda, to name flag bearer at later date

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 – The fight against corruption and the resolution of historical injustices will form a key part of the agenda of the Opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) which has now been formalised. While reading a statement on behalf of his co-principals, Ford Kenya leader […]

  • Tuju hits out at mounting Jubilee defectors

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 – The Jubilee Party on Wednesday said it had not entered into any form of agreement with other parties that it would not field candidates during the party primaries to give way to ‘affiliate’ parties. Head of the Secretariat Raphael Tuju warned those […]

  • Cop kills colleague, injures another before committing suicide

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 – An Administration Police officer shot dead his colleague on Tuesday night, injured another one before killing himself in Embakasi’s Tassia area, within Nairobi County. The three officers were together in a bar, where a heated argument occurred before Constable […]

  • S.African court rules against govt plan to pull out of ICC

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb 22 – A South African court on Wednesday ruled the government’s plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was “unconstitutional and invalid”, providing a boost to the embattled Hague-based institution. The ICC has been rocked […]