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  • ‘Climbdown’ for Britain over EU court role after Brexit

    London, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – The European Court of Justice could still wield influence in Britain even after Brexit through joint rulings with British officials, the government said Wednesday, in what critics called a “climbdown”. The proposals outlined also left open the […]

  • Headless torso of missing reporter Kim Wall found in Danish waters

    Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 23 – The headless torso of a woman found at sea was identified Wednesday as a Swedish journalist who likely died aboard a Danish inventor’s homemade submarine, in a grisly case that has gripped the nation. Danish police confirmed they had made a positive […]

  • Palestinians need Trump two-state pledge before peace: officials

    RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories, Aug 23 – Donald Trump’s team must commit to the two-state solution and oppose settlement construction before the US president’s peace push will move forward, Palestinian officials said Wednesday. Trump’s envoys, including a special […]

  • Man slits throats of sons, 5 and 8, surrenders to police

    TAITA TAVETA, Kenya, Aug 23 – A middle aged man has murdered his two children by slitting their throats in Taita Taveta County. Police says the man quarrelled with his wife early Thursday but she fled. He then set upon his two sons and slit their throats with a knife. Taveta police boss, […]

  • Angolans vote as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule

    Luanda, Angola, Aug 23 – Angolans voted on Wednesday in an election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s 38-year reign, with his MPLA party set to retain power despite an economic crisis. The MPLA, which has ruled since Angola’s independence from Portugal in […]

  • Members of National Assembly, MCAs gazetted

    NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 23 – The Independent and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has published the list of 288 elected Members of the National Assembly and 1,450 Members of County Assembly. The 288 MPs excludes MPs excludes Kitutu Chache where no election was held after the death of the Jubilee […]

  • PSC’s Wanga rejects proposed Serem allowances cuts

    NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 23 – A member of the Parliamentary Service Commission has opposed the move by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to scrap committee, mortgage and car grant allowances for MPs elected to the 12th Parliament. Gladys Wanga, who is serving her second term as the Homa Bay […]

  • More children in Kenya at risk of hunger – UNICEF

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – A report published by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) suggests that up to 1.6 million children in the country could be food insecure, up from 1.1 million in March. The number of people facing starvation has also risen from 2.7 million during the same […]

  • UN racism committee issues ‘warning’ over US tensions

    Geneva, Switzerland, Aug 23 – A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal “early warning” over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of […]

  • Defence CS ordered to pay former soldier Sh15mn

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23 – The Employment and Labour Relations Court has ordered Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo to pay over Sh15 million to a former Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer who was sacked because of his religious faith. According to the court, the sacking of Polycarp […]