• Nairobi painted red as lovers celebrate Valentine’s Day

    NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 14 – The streets of Nairobi were painted red on Sunday, as florists set up tents to display red roses, flower bouquets, chocolates and teddy bears for lovers celebrating Valentine’s Day. “There is no business but we hope things will get better as the day goes […]

  • IEBC denies favouring Jubilee in BVR kits distribution

    NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 14 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has denied claims by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party officials that the voter registration is exercise kicking off on Monday is favouring Jubilee strongholds. IEBC’s Communication Manager […]

  • Japanese women fight for their Valentines

    JAPAN, Feb 14 – Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine’s Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on […]

  • Trump, Bush get personal in heated debate clash

    UNITED STATES, Feb 14 – Donald Trump and Jeb Bush took the gloves off Saturday in the Republican presidential debate, with the billionaire frontrunner unleashing a tirade of intense and often personal attacks one week before the South Carolina primary. Trump, seeking to blunt Bush in a state […]

  • US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

    Washington, Feb 14 – Justice Antonin Scalia, a towering conservative voice on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 79, setting up a political showdown over his succession in the run-up to the presidential election. His death after three decades on the Supreme Court bench, coming 11 […]

  • Pope urges Mexico bishops to fight drug trade with ‘courage’

    MEXICO CITY, Feb 13 – Pope Francis urged Mexican bishops Saturday to take on drug trafficking with “prophetic courage,” warning that it represents a moral challenge to society and the church. “The magnitude of this phenomenon, the complexity of its causes, its immensity and […]

  • World has slipped into ‘new Cold War’: Russian PM

    MUNICH, Germany, Feb 13 – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a “new Cold War”. With tensions high over the Ukraine conflict and Russia’s backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: […]

  • Ruto elated at ICC ruling, confident will walk free

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 13 – Deputy President William Ruto has expressed confidence that he will emerge victorious following Friday’s decision by the International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber to reject the use of recanted evidence in the case against him and journalist Joshua arap Sang. […]

  • Ruto, Sang ICC case ‘on life support’ – scholars

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb – International scholars say Friday’s decision by the International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber to reject the use of recanted evidence in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang has the potential of setting the two free. […]

  • Motorists Association rejects planned toll stations

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 13 – The Motorists Association of Kenya has objected against the government’s intention to reintroduce toll stations on the country’s roads. In a statement, the Association’s Chairperson Peter Murima has termed the intended move of tolling as unwise, […]