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July 31, 2017 3:24 PM Kenya: Church prays for peaceful elections

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited the faithful in all 26 dioceses of the country together with all people of good will, to join in prayers for peaceful elections when the country goes to the polls on 8 August. The Bishops also urge young Kenyans to restrain from violence and encourage them to embrace a culture of peace and engage in peace-building 7

July 28, 2017 9:45 AM NASA appoints Orengo its Chief Agent for August 8 poll

By CORRESPONDENT, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 – The National Super Alliance (NASA) has announced the appointment of Senator James Orengo as the coalition’s Chief Agent for the forth coming Presidential and General Elections. Senator Orengo will be deputised by NASA CEO Norman Magaya who will also serve as the alternate Chief Agent. In a statement Friday 7

July 23, 2017 5:37 AM DRC opposition unveil plans to force Kabila out

Kinshasa - The Congolese opposition on Saturday unveiled a rolling programme of strikes and civil disobedience aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila from power. The announcement was made after two days of opposition talks in Kinshasa amid concerns that Kabila, in power since 2001, is seeking to remain in place in defiance of constitutional limits 11

July 21, 2017 3:49 PM Tillerson urges Arab states to lift Qatar 'land blockade'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the United States was satisfied with Qatar's efforts to implement an agreement aimed at combating terror financing, and urged Arab states to lift a "land blockade" on the tiny Gulf nation. Tillerson shuttled between Gulf countries last week to convince them to help ease the worst 20

July 13, 2017 10:09 AM Trump, escaping domestic troubles, visits France's Macron

U.S. President Donald Trump, under fire at home over Russian connections and abroad over climate change and trade, arrived in Paris on Thursday seeking common ground with France's new leader Emmanuel Macron. After a bumpy start to relations, the two men both have incentives to improve ties — Macron hoping to elevate France's role in global affairs, and Trump 8

July 7, 2017 9:39 AM G20: Theresa May says UK will be 'bold' on world stage

Theresa May has rejected claims the UK is losing global influence because of Brexit, insisting it will continue to be "bold" on the world stage. Speaking at the G20 summit in Hamburg, the prime minister said in areas like free trade and counter-terrorism, the UK remained a key international player. Amid speculation about her future after the election 23

July 4, 2017 10:10 AM China, Germany Step Up as U.S. Retires From World Leadership

Marc Champion, Peter Martin and Brian Parkin The U.S. traditionally takes point in the search for common approaches to the big global issues of the day at G-20 summits. Not this time. When world leaders meet in Hamburg on Friday, China and Germany will move in to usurp the U.S.’s role. The two industrial powerhouses of Asia and Europe are being nudged 26

July 1, 2017 5:08 PM On climate change, we’re now living on borrowed time

The global climate change agenda is at a crossroads, following the recent announcement by the United States that it will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. This has brought into scrutiny the future of the commitments made by governments. Under the 2015 Paris agreement, nearly 200 nations had pledged to limit world temperatures to a 2C (3.6F) rise on the pre-industrial 11

June 29, 2017 3:03 PM Protests, policy rows, volatile leaders — welcome to the Hamburg G20 summit

HAMBURG Summits of world leaders are usually highly choreographed affairs that leave little to chance. They are held in locations that are easily shielded from demonstrators. And policy differences are papered over by envoys behind closed doors well ahead of time. Host German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a high-risk gamble by choosing to hold the summit 45

June 29, 2017 11:40 AM The Latest: Merkel says countries will work with US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that European countries will work at the upcoming G20 summit to find “joint solutions” with the U.S. on climate change and other issues. Merkel told reporters Thursday that the “U.S. is an important part of the G-20” and that even though the European summit participants are united in standing by the Paris climate 23