• Pope marries couple on papal plane

    ON BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, ZZZ, Jan 19 – Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip. Francis formally joined in matrimony 41-year-old Carlos Ciuffardi and Paula Podest, 39, who have two children […]

  • Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump slur

    United Nations, United States, Jan 19 – US Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed regret on Thursday to African ambassadors who were outraged by President Donald Trump’s alleged description of African countries as “shithole” nations, the head of the African Group said. Haley asked […]

  • Appointment of Kinoti, Mbugua as top police brass goes uncontested

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – The National Police Service Commission has until midnight to scrutinise submissions made by applicants for the position of Director of Directorate of the Criminal Investigations, Deputy Inspector General in charge of Kenya Police and Administration police. The law […]

  • France’s ‘Black Widow’ gets 22-year jail term

    NICE, Jan 19 – A French woman dubbed the “Black Widow of the Riviera” was jailed for 22-years Thursday for poisoning four wealthy elderly men, two of whom died. Patricia Dagorn, 57, was convicted of killing two men found dead in 2011 on the Cote d’Azur and of drugging two […]

  • Defence minister for toppled Ivory Coast regime jailed

    ABIDJAN, Jan 19 – A former defence chief for the Ivory Coast’s ousted leader was sentenced to 15 years on Thursday for conspiring against the government, the latest top aide of the former regime to be jailed. Moise Lida Kouassi, a defence minister under strongman Laurent Gbagbo, was […]

  • Britain’s May welcomes Macron after cash promise for Calais

    Sandhurst, United Kingdom, Jan 18 – Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday for a high-profile summit, preceded by a British promise to pay more for border security in the migrant hot-spot of Calais. The two leaders arrived at the Sandhurst […]

  • Matatu owners says PSVs already have anti-rolling body bars

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – The Association of Matatu Owners has said that all Public Service Vehicles (PSV) already have the anti-rolling body bars in place responding to a proposal by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) that PSV’s to install the bars to prevent breakup in […]

  • Maa professionals lobby for greater representation in govt

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – Professionals drawn from the Maa Community representing Kajiado, Baringo, Marsabit and Isiolo counties have lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto for appointing former director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko to serve in the Cabinet. Led by […]

  • Traders defy orders and reconstruct demolished illegal structures

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – Traders whose illegal structures along road reserves were demolished by Nairobi County Government have defied the eviction order and reconstructed them saying that they have nowhere to go. The traders faulted the county for demolishing their structures without giving […]

  • Pope renews call for Jerusalem status quo

    VATICAN CITY, Holy See Pope Francis has again stressed the importance of preserving the status quo in Jerusalem and urged fresh talks between Israel and Palestinians on a two-state solution, the Vatican said Thursday. The Argentine pontiff strongly opposed United States President Donald […]