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November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Eritrea opposition: Security forces kill 28 protesters

Groups raise alarm as security forces open fire on protesting students after government crackdown on Islamic school. Security forces killed at least 28 people in rare protests in the Eritrean capital, an opposition group has claimed, raising concerns from human rights groups and activists. The violence witnessed in demonstrations in Asmara on Tuesday 98

November 1, 2017 9:43 AM Kilifi MP defends push for secession

Kilifi North MP Owen Baya has defended his push for Coast secession, saying it is not meant to divide locals. In an interview on Wednesday, the ODM legislator refuted claims by Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu that he was dividing Kilifi people with his call for secession. He said the county is more united under Governor Amason Kingi than before 48

November 1, 2017 7:18 AM Cheaper fares for Nairobi City residents as Madaraka Express begins inter-county train service

Inter-County train service begins today (November 1), and will see Madaraka Express make stops at seven county stations between Nairobi and Mombasa. NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi City residents travelling to neighbouring counties are set to enjoy cheaper fares after the launch of the inter-county train service today (Wednesday). On Monday, the Kenya Railway 38

October 29, 2017 7:51 PM Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers

With the counting almost done after Thursday's presidential re-run, the results remained on hold as officials mulled what to do about 25 constituencies in four western counties where voting was blocked. There, supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga managed to prevent hundreds of polling stations from opening, prompting violent clashes with police 108

October 28, 2017 5:38 PM In edgy Kenyan slum, a rumor ends in fires and a death

NAIROBI – It all started with a rumour: the Mungiki, a dreaded Kikuyu tribal militia, had infiltrated Nairobi’s Kawangware slum. Within minutes, local men already fired up by Kenya’s divisive election had grabbed machetes and sticks to defend their turf. By the end of Friday night’s confrontation, a man had been beaten to death and rows of shops and homes 24

October 28, 2017 3:23 PM Burundians cheer court withdrawal with 'bye bye ICC'

Thousands of Burundians on Saturday answered the government's call to celebrate the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, cheering the "historic" day using slogans such as "bye bye ICC". Burundi on Friday became the first ever nation to leave the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal, set up some 15 years ago to prosecute those 41

October 27, 2017 8:20 PM Four killed as opposition asks supporters to keep out of harm’s way

National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have urged their supporters stay out of harm’s way as four people died in Bungoma, Migori, Karachuonyo and Kawangware. Speaking separately, the opposition leaders claimed security officers attacked defenseless women, children and other residents of various places in Nyanza and Bungoma. A young man who was reportedly 38

October 25, 2017 11:09 PM Nonprofit works with veterinarians and farmers to protect rhinos from poachers in South Africa

Christine Romo/ABC News(SOUTH AFRICA) — It may seem like a jarring scene — a rhinoceros, sedated, as veterinary staff saw off its horn — but this is now becoming increasingly common across South Africa as farmers and others desperately try to save the animals from extinction. “It’s the lesser of two evils. Do you leave the horn and let someone poach 57

October 24, 2017 4:53 AM IPOA: Witness was threatened before murder

A witness in a case against a police officer reported death threats before he was killed, a court heard yesterday. The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) told Justice Jessie Lesiit that Josphat Mwenda was threatened twice before he was killed alongside his lawyer Willy Kimani. Vincent Kirui from Ipoa told the court investigators were in the process 17

October 22, 2017 6:39 AM Don’t attack Mwangi in Kisumu, I’ll handle Uhuru myself – Raila Odinga

The National Super Alliance chief, Raila Odinga, continues to call on his supporters to embrace ‘foreign’ communities living in Nyanza without minding their ethnic background. According to him, no individual should be attacked on the basis of tribe adding that the spirit of brotherhood should prevail even during demonstrations. “If (President) Uhuru 27