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October 2, 2018 1:03 PM Myanmar is the new illegal ivory market for African elephants, says report

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand is now the new growing market for ivory trade. This is according to a new report by ivory trade specialists Lucy Vigne and the late Esmond Martin, which shows that one town in particular in Myanmar, Mong La - a frontier town in the notorious 30

November 2, 2017 12:02 PM Black Death WARNING: Now there are THREE types of killer Plague as bodycount rises to 127

DOCTORS are battling three forms of Black Death on plague-hit Madagascar where the death toll from the killer virus has climbed to 127. Medical experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have revealed cases of bubonic, septicaemic and pneumonic plague have all been found on the Indian Ocean island which is at the centre of a global epidemic alert 516

October 31, 2017 9:05 AM Ladies of the night also feel pinch of economic dip

NAIROBI, KENYA: Economists, the high priests of social sciences, are known for using big terms to explain simple things. A good example is gross domestic product (GDP) which in simple terms is the monetary value of all goods and services produced in a given country in a given year. If this value goes up the following year or quarter, we say the economy 84

October 26, 2017 1:02 PM Kenya Railways to begin inter-county SGR train service on Nov 1

Kenya Railways (KR) will from November 1 start a morning inter-county passenger service on the Madaraka Express train between Mombasa and Nairobi, with the express service moved to 3:30pm. In a statement on Thursday, Transport Secretary James Macharia said the inter-county trains will stop at Athi River, Emali, Kibwezi, Mtito Andei, Voi, Miasenyi and Emali 63

October 25, 2017 5:04 PM Somali-American father killed in bombing dreamed of building a place that was more than 'war and guns'

ABC News(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) — After putting their three children to bed in Bloomington, Minnesota, Ruun Abdi and her husband would stay up late, just to talk. He was the first man she met when she came to America and the two had been married nearly 17 years, but they never tired of laughing together. “We’d drink tea together in the middle of the night 56

October 25, 2017 3:19 PM Widow of American dad killed in Somalia terror attack: 'He was my best friend'

After putting their three children to bed in Bloomington, Minnesota, Ruun Abdi and her husband would stay up late, just to talk. He was the first man she met when she came to America and the two had been married nearly 17 years, but they never tired of laughing together. "We’d drink tea together in the middle of the night, talking and laughing," Abdi, 45, told ABC News. "He was my best friend 171

October 24, 2017 3:58 PM Nasa ponders way forward after 'failed' protest

National Super Alliance legislators were on Tuesday forced to call off their anti-IEBC protests in Nairobi city centre as they retreated to the drawing board after being driven out by police. Led by Siaya Senator James Orengo and Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi, the lawmakers were dispersed as they tried to make their way to the CBD and Anniversary Towers, the headquarters 31

October 22, 2017 4:22 AM Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a ‘show of strength’ against Trump

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct 22 – A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump’s new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said. In three of the four ambushes since Tuesday, militants used bomb-laden Humvees to blast their 45

October 19, 2017 3:01 PM Ethiopian Airlines to make Addis Ababa a global aviation hub: CEO

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) plans to make Addis Ababa Bole International Airport a global aviation hub in line with its ambition of becoming a world class airline. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua on Thursday Tewolde Gebremariam CEO of ET said the airline is working on boosting lagging facilities such as in-customer 60

October 19, 2017 5:59 AM Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor. The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor. Voters in both states 40