• Merkel seeks partners in splintered Germany

    Berlin, Germany, Sep 26 – Chancellor Angela Merkel got down to work Tuesday in the fractured political landscape left by Germany’s “earthquake” election, seeking a ruling majority to help neutralise a newly empowered hard right. Merkel huddled with her conservative deputies […]

  • Catholic bishops urge sobriety ahead of Oct 26 poll

    NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 26 – Religious leaders have called on the two main political players to shun divisive politics that may undermine peace in the country ahead of the fresh presidential election. Speaking after a closed door meeting with the top leadership of the electoral commission on […]

  • Court suspends MPs’ immunity laws recently signed by Uhuru

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – The High Court has suspended three provisions of the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Act, 2017 that were recently signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Justice John Mativo on Tuesday stopped the implementation of Sections 3, 7 and 11 of the Act following an […]

  • Experts root for PPPs in Kenya’s education sector

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – The right of every child to “free and compulsory basic education” as stipulated in Article 53 of the Constitution was touted as among the most progressive provisions Kenyans secured when they voted and adopted a new constitution in 2010. This right is […]

  • Top Opposition leaders skip protest at IEBC

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – National Super Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga and other leaders on Tuesday failed to join their supporters in protests calling for the removal of several IEBC officials led by CEO Ezra Chiloba. Hundreds of supporters camped outside the IEBC headquarters […]

  • NASA, Jubilee differ on calls for manual results relay

    NAIROBI, Kenya Sept 26 – National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi has equated calls by Jubilee Party MPs to scrap electronic results transmission and revert to a manual system. This is after Jubilee MPs led by their Deputy Majority Leader Jimmy Angwenyi said Kenya must follow […]

  • Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

    Luanda, Angola, Sep 26 – Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s 38-year reign over Angola finally came to an end Tuesday when his hand-picked successor Joao Lourenco was inaugurated as president at a ceremony in Luanda. Lourenco read an oath in which he vowed “on my honour to devote […]

  • Babu Owino denies charges, to spend another night in custody

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – The fate of Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino’s application to be released on bail will be known Wednesday. This is after Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi remanded him at the Kileleshwa Police Station after the prosecution objected to his […]

  • NASA lawmakers demand Raila, Kalonzo security reinstated

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – National Super Alliance (NASA) Senate and National Assembly legislators have now demanded that the withdrawn security of their principals be reinstated within 24 hours, failure to which they will initiate mass action. While reading a statement on behalf of the […]

  • Trump Twitter tirades deepen Asia alarm over conflict risk

    Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Sep 26 – Donald Trump may have stumbled into dangerous new territory with tweets that North Korea interpreted as a declaration of war, alarming a region used to living on the edge but now seriously considering the possibility of conflict. Observers say the US […]