• Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

    LAHORE, Pakistan, Feb 17 – A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for killing Zainab Fatima Ameen in the […]

  • High Court reasserts independence of Auditor General from the...

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 – The High Court on Friday re-asserted the independence of the Auditor General’s office in a judgment delivered by Justice Chacha Mwita. The court found several provisions of the Public Audit Act inconsistent with the Constitution such as the creation of an […]

  • FBI warned about Florida gunman but failed to act

    WASHINGTON, United States, Feb 17 – The FBI said Friday that it received a detailed warning last month that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a danger but that it failed to act. “On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line […]

  • British PM to warn EU over security cooperation

    MUNICH, Germany, Feb 17 – British Prime Minister Theresa May will restate her case Saturday for an unprecedented security partnership with the European Union after Brexit, warning that lives depend on it. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, she will acknowledge that no deal […]

  • Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

    MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Feb 17 – A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico Friday, causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people. No buildings collapsed, according to early reports. But two towns near the epicenter, in the southern […]

  • Suicide blasts kill 19 in northeast Nigeria: civilian militia

    KANO, Nigeria, Feb 17 – Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said on Saturday, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists. The blasts happened at about 8:30 pm (1930 GMT) on Friday in Konduga, some 35 kilometres (20 miles) […]

  • Judges and Magistrates Association stands up to their political...

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 – Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association KMJA has called on Kenyans to support the judiciary in its quest to defend the Constitution and uphold the rule of law. Saying they are concerned about the blatant disregard for the rule of law by the political class, KMJA has […]

  • Keter spends night in the cells after presenting forged T-bills

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 – Nandi Hills Member of Parliament Alfred Keter and two other people will spend the weekend in jail following their arrest for presenting fake Treasury Bills worth Sh633 million. Keter, Arthur Sakwa and Madat Chatur were arrested as they tried to present forged bills at […]

  • DR Congo says 6 troops killed rebuffing Rwanda incursion

    GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Feb 17 – Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in eastern DR Congo this week, the army announced on Friday. In the latest flareup between the two neighbours, Rwanda rebutted the accusation and instead charged Congolese troops […]

  • Global powers must address ‘episodes of cyberwar’: UN chief

    MUNICH, Germany, Feb 17 – World leaders must lay the groundwork on how countries respond to cyberattacks that have proven to be a daunting threat, whether by state actors or criminal enterprises, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said Friday. “It is clear we are witnessing in a more […]