• President Kenyatta seeks to steer focus away from politics in Jamhuri...

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday said a focus on economic development and a shift from politics for politics’ sake is the only way to transform Kenya. He said Kenya has lost many golden opportunities because leaders have elevated politics to a level higher […]

  • Citizens share visions of unity, transparency as Kenya marks 54 years...

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Kenyans are of the view that the country is ethnically divided now more than ever even as it celebrates 54 years of independence. Those who spoke to Capital New say there is little to smile about citing corruption and ethnicity as the major issues affecting the […]

  • Leaders needed to fix global ‘mess’, says Kofi Annan

    PARIS, France, Dec 12 – Former UN chiefs Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon have lashed out at the state of global leadership in the age of Donald Trump, warning a nuclear war could be triggered by accident. “Honestly speaking, we are in a mess,” Annan told AFP in an interview ahead of […]

  • South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

    JUBA, South Sudan, Dec 12 – More than 170 people have been killed in fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan in the past week, a lawmaker said on Tuesday. “When it comes to those who are wounded, it is almost 200,” added Dharuai Mabor Teny, a member of […]

  • Godec sees postponement of Raila ‘inauguration’ in the positive

    NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 12 – US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has lauded the decision by the National Super Alliance to postpone the inauguration of its leader Raila Odinga as the President of the People’s Assembly, which was slated for Tuesday. In a post on his Twitter handle, Godec […]

  • Trump denies watching 4-8 hours of TV a day

    WASHINGTON, United States, Dec 12 – President Donald Trump on Monday denied a New York Times story on his daily White House life that says he watches up to eight hours of cable TV news a day. “Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a […]

  • 400,000 children in DR Congo could die from hunger, says Unicef

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec 12 – The United Nations on Tuesday warned that more than 400,000 children in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are severely malnourished and could die within months without emergency intervention. The crisis — the latest to hit the […]

  • US absence at Paris summit a ‘disgrace’: Kerry

    PARIS, France, Dec 12 – Former US secretary of state John Kerry blasted the absence of the American government at a major climate change summit in Paris Tuesday as a “disgrace”. About 60 world leaders and hundreds of ministers, company bosses, and environmentalists gathered for […]

  • EU summit set to unlock next phase of Brexit talks

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, Dec 12 – European Union leaders are set to open the next phase of Brexit talks at a summit this week but may toughen their conditions after Britain cast doubt on whether a deal on divorce terms is binding. British premier Theresa May and European Commission chief […]

  • At least 32 killed in Sachangwan 13 vehicle pile-up

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – At least 32 were killed on Tuesday in a 13 vehicle pile-up in Sachangwan. The death toll is expected to rise as more remain trapped in the wreckage. According to police, the accident was caused by a lorry driver attempting to evade National Transport and Safety […]