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August 21, 2017 6:04 PM U.S. and South Korea start military drills amid heightened tension with North Korea

A mock war erupts on the Korean peninsula each year, largely in secret, with thousands of military troops and their commanders tracking and repelling a North Korean attack. It’s all a drill, a large-scale theoretical exercise aimed at protecting democratic South Korea, a U.S. ally. The military exercises — known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian — have been in the works

August 21, 2017 7:19 AM Uhuru lauds Kidero for ‘good sportsmanship’ in Nairobi contest

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended Evans Kidero for exhibiting a democratic spirit as he handed over command to new Governor Mike Sonko at Uhuru Park. The Head of State indicated that this is a show of mature politics and love for the nation which all leaders should emulate. He described the move by Kidero 6

August 21, 2017 6:38 AM Police arrest suspect behind murder of two tourists in Mombasa

Police have arrested one suspect behind the murder of two foreigners now confirmed as Swiss nationals found dumped by the roadside in Mombasa at Nguu Tatu area of Kiembeni, Mombasa County. Kisauni police boss Christopher Rotich says two other suspects, a caretaker and night guard, are on the run. Rotich says the elderly couple Werner Borner Paul and Marrianne 6

August 20, 2017 1:05 PM President Kenyatta to grace inaugurations of Sonko, Laboso as governors

By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will this week attend the inaugurations of the Nairobi Governor-elect Mike Sonko and Bomet Governor-elect Joyce Laboso. State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu says the move is a reassurance of support to the leaders as they begin their journey of service to Kenyans. The two seats 4

August 19, 2017 4:40 AM KAGAME: Today, Rwanda defines no one as an enemy

Kigali, Rwanda | FRIDAY | Paul Kagame was sworn-in Friday as President of the Republic of Rwanda during a ceremony that was attended by over 20 heads of state and Government and friends of Rwanda from all corners of the word. This follows the recent Presidential elections that saw President Kagame win overwhelming trust from Rwandans. In his inaugural 2

August 18, 2017 7:39 PM LIVE: NASA files petition challenging Uhuru's win

NASA has filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the declaration of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the just concluded General Election. Raila Odinga alleged that the electronic results transmission system was hacked to generate fake results. The petition which was filed just one and a half hours to the midnight deadline on Friday 3

August 18, 2017 5:26 PM Bannonism lives on in the White House

Steve Bannon may be out as a senior White House adviser, but Bannonism - if that's what it can properly be called - is still firmly entrenched in the White House. Donald Trump, in a series of tweets on Thursday, bashed his Republican opponents and the media and defended Confederate Civil War monuments - the cause for which white supremacists and neo-Nazis 3

August 18, 2017 10:34 AM Rwanda's Kagame begins new term amid questions of election rigging

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is being inaugurated Friday after winning re-election with nearly 99 percent of the vote. Many African leaders are expected to attend the ceremony in Kigali, the capital. The longtime president had described the Aug. 4 election as "a formality" while campaigning. The East African nation has virtually no political opposition 3

August 17, 2017 8:20 AM Kituo Cha Sheria rights group condemns police brutality

?A human rights group has condemned police brutality meted out to protesters after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of a disputed election. Kituo Cha Sheria said it was deeply concerned by the excessive force used by security personnel in dispersing protesters. The organisation said it was unjustified and unlawful for the police to use live bullets 5

August 16, 2017 5:23 AM Serena aims for 'outrageous' comeback

Los Angeles - Serena Williams, feeling "new power" from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defence in January. In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne. "It's the most outrageous plan," the 36-year-old Williams, who is expecting 3