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October 8, 2018 6:42 AM Former Nigerian minister and Chibok girls champion to vie for presidency in 2019

Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, announced on Sunday that she will run for president next year. Ezekwesili, 55, a former vice president for Africa at the World Bank, said she would run as the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria 23

October 2, 2018 9:00 PM Melania Trump begins Africa tour to promote health

US First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Ghana’s capital, Accra, at the start of her solo trip that will see her visit four African countries. She was welcomed by traditional dancers and drummers at the airport but the public reaction has been low key. The tour, which also takes in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt, will focus on promoting health and education 26

October 2, 2018 12:02 PM US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa

Melania Trump on Tuesday arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden, solo tour of Africa that has been billed as a chance to carve her own diplomatic path. The US first lady stepped off an overnight flight from Andrews Airforce Base near Washington and onto a red carpet at Accra's Kotoka International Airport. She was met by her Ghanaian counterpart 29

November 2, 2017 6:42 AM Durban star, Shekhinah to open for John Legend

Multi-award winning Durban vocalist, songwriter Shekhinah has been chosen as the support artist for John Legend’s Darkness and Light Tour to take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, on November 7.. John Legend’s latest album, Darkness and Light, has been a global smash hit with top 10 singles ‘Love Me Now’ and ‘Penthouse Floor’ featuring 315

November 1, 2017 8:24 AM TALES OF COURAGE: Meet the man with a jumbo life mission

If Jim Justus Nyamu’s shoes could talk, they would tell tales from the thousands of kilometres they have traversed all in a bid to save the jumbo. From Marsabit to Voi to Mombasa and now eyeing the United Kingdom, they have seen it all. A trained research scientist, his love for elephants began when his uncle brought home a wildlife magazine when he was just 14. He was fascinated 71

October 31, 2017 10:13 AM This is why recent political events should worry all of you

Over the weekend a group of women came out in support of Kandara MP Alice Wahome after she was seen on tape assaulting a returning officer. The women claimed she was being unfairly targeted by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and insisted that the election official was the one who had broken the law. Led by Kigumo MP Ruth Wangari they MPs, they were strident 65

October 31, 2017 4:41 AM One million pupils start KCPE exam today – PHOTOS

The Ministry of Education on Monday said tough measures had been put in place to ensure the Standard Eight national examinations that kick off Tuesday go on without any hitch. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i led a team from his ministry, the Teachers Service Commission and Kenya National Examinations Council to inform the country that everything 70

October 30, 2017 9:04 PM Two people dead, 26 hospitalised after cholera outbreak in Embu

Two people have died while 26 others are fighting for their lives in different hospitals in Embu County following cholera outbreak. The two are believed to have succumbed due to continued vomiting and diarrhea as they were receiving treatment in Siakago and Runyenjes level four hospitals. County Executive member for health Dr Jamlek Muturi said the 26 patient 91

October 23, 2017 9:04 PM President Uhuru Kenyatta issues stern warning to individuals planning to disrupt poll

President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a stern warning to individuals planning to disrupt Thursday’s poll. The President said those planning to boycott the repeat presidential election should do so without blocking voters interested in participating in the process. Uhuru announced there will be heavy deployment of security officers in all parts of the country 23

October 23, 2017 5:48 PM Uhuru wraps up campaign with call for huge turnout, unity

President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday wrapped his two-month re-election campaign with a meet-the-people tour of Nairobi where he urged Kenyans to turn out in large numbers to vote in the October 26 fresh poll. President Kenyatta also assured Kenyans of adequate security before, on and after the voting day. “We are warning anyone who will be tempted to block 38