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June 24, 2017 8:14 AM Otieno, Mwangi 100m win 100m at trials but fall short of Worlds time

World Championships qualifying time proved elusive for Kenya's 100m athletes with Mark Otieno and Freshia Mwangi's victories falling short at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday. Otieno, who had during the nationals set a new national record of 10.14 seconds won the race in 10.36, failing strike the required time of 10.12. Peter Mwai came in second

June 24, 2017 8:11 AM Colombia's ELN frees two Dutch journalists

Officials say Derk Bolt and Eugenio Marie, abducted earlier this week, released in rural area in Norte de Santander. Colombia's Marxist ELN fighters have released two Dutch journalists they had captured earlier this week, according to officials. The ombudsman office, which handles human-rights-related issues, wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the ELN, or the National 2

June 24, 2017 5:33 AM CJ David Maraga's comments top our best quotes of the week

Chief Justice David Maraga: "The Judciary is ready to do its part, all that we are praying for is that we have a peaceful election. Let us know that we have a country. Elections come and go...The Judiciary will perform its duties and decide the cases placed before it on the basis of eveidence and the law." British PM Theresa May: "The election result 2

June 23, 2017 6:36 PM Uganda: Donors pledge $352 million for refugees

In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled, largely due to an influx of desperate people fleeing violence and instability in South Sudan - from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million - making the East African country host to the world's fastest growing refugee emergency. "Malnutrition rates among refugees are alarming

June 22, 2017 9:33 PM Zuma defiant as challenges to his power mount

Email leaks and struggling economy spur revolt JOHANNESBURG, South Africa | President Jacob Zuma is facing a growing challenge to his eight-year rule, with calls for impeachment growing as onetime supporters desert him and a stash of leaked emails raises fresh doubts he will be able to serve out the final two years of his current term. The 75-year-old 3

June 22, 2017 8:19 PM Chase for world tickets starts

It will be battle royale at Nyayo Stadium as Kenya’s top track and field stars seek tickets to fly the country’s flag at the IAAF World Championships in London in August. The two-day action starts today with the women’s 10,000m final where national champion Alice Aprot will be battling against World Cross country champion Irene Cheptai, World Half Marathon 1

June 22, 2017 3:26 AM Macron Reports to EU From Frontline of Fight Against Populism

French President Emmanuel Macron heads to his first European Union summit in Brussels Thursday with a message for his fellow leaders: the bloc needs to do a better job of sticking up for its workers. In many ways the plea reflects France’s traditional position with the 28-nation EU. But it’s also informed by a bruising presidential election in which 3

June 21, 2017 4:51 PM MP tells IEBC rival’s supporters wanted to rape her

It was a day full of drama on Wednesday as the electoral agency heard accusations and counteraccusations from 14 aspirants who risk being fined over electoral misconduct. Among those who appeared before the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) are Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka (Jubilee) and his Ford Kenya opponent Wycliffe Wangamati 3

June 21, 2017 9:28 AM Trump spikes the ball after Georgia election win

The GOP breathes a collective sigh of relief. Rattled by Donald Trump’s tumultuous first five months in office, the Republican Party breathed a collective sigh of relief Tuesday after a much-needed special election victory in Georgia. The White House also exhaled: After Republican Karen Handel was declared the victor in a race billed as a referendum 3

June 21, 2017 7:21 AM What is Eid al-Fitr? Everything you need to know about the upcoming Muslim festival

The event marks the end of Ramadan and Muslims in the UK will celebrate it this week To mark the occasion, they celebrate Eid al-Fitr - one of the biggest dates in the Islamic calendar. As the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, the date of Eid al-Fitr is set when a new moon is sighted. This year, celebrations are due to commence on either 2