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October 16, 2017 10:54 AM Police spokesman Charles Owino dismisses the report

NAIROBI: At least 50 people in the city were killed by the police in who moved quell protests after the August 8 elections, human rights groups have revealed. A joint report by Police Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch confirmed that police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of Nairobi 2

October 16, 2017 8:07 AM Rights groups call for probe into protestors killings

Two human rights groups are calling for a probe into alleged police brutality on opposition protestors. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch claim that police have killed at least 33 people and injured hundreds in Nairobi during demos sparked off by the disputed August 8 presidential poll results. This is according to a 37-page joint report titled 1

October 15, 2017 11:39 PM In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

DAKAR >> Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international 1

October 15, 2017 10:47 AM LGBT activists worry about Trump impact in Africa

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international 1

October 13, 2017 9:10 PM Raila Odinga: Why there will be no repeat presidential polls on October 26

NASA leader Raila Odinga and former UN Deputy Secretary General, Lord Mark Malloch Brown. (Photo: Courtesy) National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the polls agency would be performing an illegality if it goes on with the October 26 presidential election. In an interview with Saturday Standard at The Conrad Hotel in St James 4

October 12, 2017 4:26 AM S. Africa court to rule on activist’s death 46 years on

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12 – A South African court will rule Thursday on whether the suspicious 1971 death of an apartheid-era activist in custody was suicide, as police officers claimed, or actually a regime killing. For many, the case — the culmination of a relentless campaign by the activist’s family — has brought back raw memories 8

October 7, 2017 9:10 PM Noble mission that made Kenyan clinch top global award

On the day an anti-nuclear lobby was being unveiled as the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner in Oslo on Friday, a Kenyan woman was being honoured with a related global award in Ottawa, Canada. After spending years in rusty villages in Nigeria negotiating peace between rival communities, the former National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) member 5

October 3, 2017 11:23 PM Senators welcome testimony of cops in drug killings

Senators on Tuesday said they wanted to hear the testimony of police officers who wanted to disclose their participation in unlawful killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs and sought protection from the Catholic Church. Sen. Panfilo Lacson said his committee on public order and dangerous drugs would invite those police officers to a hearing

October 1, 2017 1:52 PM Outrage as police shoot and seriously injure Kenyan actor

Kenyans on social media have been outraged after a young popular and promising actor was shot and seriously injured by police officers. Aziz Azzion also known as Mutuma from Meru county, who has appeared on several TV shows including the famed The Real House helps of Kawangware, was wounded after coming from work when police officers fired indiscriminately 15

October 1, 2017 11:48 AM Spanish police fire rubber bullets near Catalan voting site

Spanish riot police smashed their way into polling stations to try to halt a disputed independence referendum on Sunday and fired rubber bullets at protesters outside a Barcelona polling station. Several people were injured. The officers fired the rubber bullets while trying to clear protesters who were trying to prevent National Police cars from leaving