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April 28, 2017 5:56 AM Protesters attack Macedonian politicians in parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades last night to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of politicians still in the building. Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament and assaulted the leader of the Social Democrats after his party and ethnic Albanian allies voted to elect an Albanian as parliament speaker

April 28, 2017 3:16 AM Zoran Zaev hurt as protesters storm Skopje parliament

Leader of Social Democrats among the injured after violence broke out following election of ethnic Albanian as speaker. Protesters have stormed Macedonia's parliament and attacked legislators after an ethnic Albanian was elected as parliament speaker. Clashes over several hours on Thursday injured 77 people, including 22 police officers and several MPs, authorities

April 27, 2017 6:32 PM Youth protest against French election ends in violence

A protest by French youth against the centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen, turned violent on Thursday, local report said. The report stated that hundreds of school students took to the streets of the French capital saying, “Neither Le Pen nor Macron,” whose projects they said did not meet their expectations

April 27, 2017 6:02 PM Kenya’s Super Alliance names Odinga for president

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Veteran political leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga was Thursday named Kenya’s opposition presidential candidate for elections in August, at a large rally in the capital Nairobi. The public announcement was made by senior leaders of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition of which Odinga will be flag-bearer, challenging

April 27, 2017 3:27 PM Kenya's opposition alliance aims to unseat ruling party

Kenya's opposition lined up Thursday behind a single candidate, veteran political leader Raila Odinga, strengthening their challenge to the government in August's polls. Former prime minister Odinga, 72, was named presidential candidate by senior leaders of the National Super Alliance (NASA) at a large rally in the capital Nairobi. Odinga will, for the second

April 27, 2017 10:36 AM Senator Elachi face three opponents for JP Dagoreti North ticket

Voters yesterday turned out in large numbers during the Jubilee Party primaries, taking the first step on the road to the General Election on August 8. Senate Majority Whip Beatrice Elachi is contesting against Brian Imaita, Carnicius Jackson Mesoh and Nyoike Chuhi. Elachi has joined several of her Senate colleagues in the National Assembly race, which

April 27, 2017 9:15 AM The education of Donald Trump

The White House remains on a collision course between the president’s fixed habits and the unique demands of his new job. The 70-year-old leader of the free world sat behind his desk in the Oval Office last Friday afternoon, doing what he’s done for years: selling himself. His 100th day in office was approaching, and Trump was eager to reshape the hardening

April 26, 2017 4:48 PM Media ‘never under so much threat’, says watchdog

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, PARIS, France, Apr 26 – Press freedom has never been as threatened as it is now, in the “new post-truth era of fake news” after the election of US President Donald Trump, Reporters Without Borders warned Wednesday. Its annual World Press Freedom Index warned of the “highly toxic” media-bashing of Trump’s election campaign and Britain’s

April 26, 2017 11:59 AM “Leave President Uhuru out of this”- Blame game as Mike Sonko and Peter Kenneth cast their votes

Gubernatorial aspirant Mike Sonko has said that if he feels the Nairobi Jubilee primaries are unfair, he will find an alternative avenue to be in ballot come August 8th 2017 . He was saying this after casting his vote at Bidii Primary in Buruburu where he was accompanied by his supporters. Earlier on, his competitor Peter Kenneth had cast his vote at Bahati

April 25, 2017 9:05 PM August elections worry banking and transport sectors most

Kenya’s banking and transport sectors are the least optimistic of the economy’s prospects as the country heads to the general election in August. This is according to the CEO Business Confidence Index that measures the level of confidence that top managers in different sectors have in the economy carried out by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)