• 18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Nigerian capital

    ABUJA, Oct 3 – Two explosions that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja have left at least 18 people dead and 41 wounded, the National Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday. Both the Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari and US embassy condemned the attacks. […]

  • KNEC rules out exam delay as teachers resume duty

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – The Kenya National Examinations Council CEO Joseph Kivilu has ruled out a re-adjustment of the national exam timetable as demanded by teachers who resume work on Monday following a five-week-long strike. The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and the Kenya Union […]

  • KUPPET suspends strike, calls for change in exam dates

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has also suspended the nationwhide teachers strike in compliance with the orders of Employment and Labour Relations Court. Just like Kenya National Union of Teachers, the Union Secretary General Akelo Misori […]

  • Uhuru orders athletes to receive Sh60mn for recent victories

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday hosted the victorious Beijing World and Cali Junior championships teams for breakfast at State House, Nairobi. The two teams represented Kenya at the recent 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, and IAAF World Youth […]

  • Russian strikes destroy IS command post, other targets in Syria:...

    MOSCOW, Oct 3 – Russian air strikes destroyed an Islamic State command post near Raqa among other targets, the defence ministry said on Saturday, as Moscow pressed on with its bombing campaign in Syria. “Over the past 24 hours SU-34 and SU-24M jets of the Russian airborne formation in […]

  • KNUT suspends strike, schools resume Monday

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has suspended the month-long teachers strike and directed its members to resume teaching on Monday. The Union Secretary General Wilson Sossion says the strike has been suspended following the court order requiring the union […]

  • Oregon shooter seen as recluse with weapons arsenal

    ROSEBURG, Oct 3 – The 26-year-old gunman behind America’s latest mass shooting hoarded an arsenal of weapons, authorities said, describing him as a loner with a gripe against religion. As details about his personality emerged, the names of the nine people — five women and four men […]

  • Boko Haram suspected after Abuja suburbs hit by blasts

    ABUJA, Oct 3 – Abuja (AFP) – Two bomb blasts ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja, including one target hit twice before by Boko Haram, after separate strikes in the northeast that killed at least 21. Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) […]

  • TNA, URP to wind up by end 2016

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 2 – All constituent parties of the Jubilee coalition have been given until December next year to have folded up to form the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP). Leaders from the parties on Friday held a meeting to chart the way forward after a directive from the patrons that the […]

  • President Kenyatta writes-off Sh40bn owed by sugar firms

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 2 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday announced that the Government will writing-off of Sh39.7 billion that sugar companies owe to the Sugar Development Levy Fund. The move is meant to pave the way for privatization and make the firms attractive to investors. President […]