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April 30, 2017 12:59 PM Oburu concedes defeat to Onchanda in Bondo nominations

Nominated MP Oburu Oginga has conceded defeat in the Monday ODM nominations in Bondo Constituency. Oginga was floored by incumbent Gideon Ochanda with 28,446 votes against 4,000, results which Oginga rejected at first. Following the party's decision to uphold Ochanda's victory in the official list read by Chairperson of the National Elections Board Judy Pareno

April 30, 2017 11:44 AM Life on Trump Avenue: First 100 days

President Donald J. Trump completed his first 100 days in office Saturday. President Donald J. Trump completed his first 100 days in office Saturday. During his campaign, Trump promised voters he had a 100-day plan to make America great again — by protecting American workers, cleaning up corruption in Washington, D.C., and restoring security. His "Contract

April 28, 2017 1:06 AM ‘I was all set to terminate’: Inside Trump’s sudden shift on NAFTA

President Trump was set to announce Saturday, on the 100th day of his presidency, that he was withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement — the sort of disruptive proclamation that would upend both global and domestic politics and signal to his base that he was keeping his campaign promise to terminate what he once called “a total disaster

April 26, 2017 1:43 PM Zambian court refuses to throw out opposition leader's treason charge

* Defence wants prosecution witnesses called * Proscution amends details of treason charge * Opposition accuses government of witch-hunting (Adds call for witnesses, new treason details, opposition comment) By Chris MfulaLUSAKA, April 26 (Reuters) - A Zambian court refused on Wednesday to throw out treason charges against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema

April 25, 2017 9:04 PM Governor Mruttu loses ODM ticket to MP in tight race

The Orange Democratic Movement on Tuesday yielded to protests from voters and handed Wundanyi MP Thomas Mwadeghu the ticket to contest the Taita-Taveta governor’s seat as more aspirants in the Coast threatened to quit the party over nomination anomalies. With the announcement, incumbent governor John Mruttu became the first ODM governor to lose the ticket

April 25, 2017 1:36 PM Governor Obado declared Migori ODM winner despite Ayacko protests

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – Incumbent Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been declared winner of the ODM nomination in the county despite his competitor Ochillo Ayacko obtaining claiming he had obtained an order blocking the results. The outcome of the gubernatorial race was announced by the returning officer Samson Olala who put Obado ahead

April 25, 2017 2:29 AM Barack Obama doesn't mention Donald Trump in first public speech after leaving the White House

Barack Obama has made his return to the public eye with a wry reference to his White House successor, but avoided speaking the name Donald Trump as he laid out his plans for life after the presidency. The panel at the University of Chicago was the 55-year-old former Democratic president's first public engagement since leaving office. "So, uh, what's 2

April 24, 2017 10:14 PM Kenya’s history of election violence threatens to repeat itself

Voters queue to cast their ballots during presidential and parliamentary elections in 2013.(REUTERS) In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on April 13th and are scheduled to run for two weeks. The primaries are “mini-polls” held by political parties

April 24, 2017 7:30 PM Raila Odinga's daughter won't run in Kibra

Raila Odinga's daughter Rosemary has withdrawn from the Kibra parliamentary race ahead of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) nominations today. In a video message posted on her Facebook page, Rosemary said she was recovering well and wished to share the good news with those who had been praying for her. "I know many of you have been wondering where 1

April 24, 2017 7:25 PM Obama returns — and avoids Trump

In his first event since leaving the White House, Obama sidesteps talk of his successor as he nudges future political leaders. CHICAGO — True to form, the beginning of Barack Obama’s public post-presidency was all studious symbolism, with him teasingly playing off the crowd and cautiously avoiding saying anything he didn’t want to discuss—most of all, the man who followed 2