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November 2, 2017 8:47 AM Two KQ staff nabbed at JKIA for drug trafficking

Two members of Kenya Airways (KQ) cabin crew have been arrested for allegedly carrying drugs out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The suspects, both men of Kenyan nationality were arrested fifteen minutes to take-off at 7.45am with a substance believed to be cocaine while en-route to Cotonou, Benin. Earlier in the month, a police multi-agency 355

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 35

October 29, 2017 11:29 AM Traffic and public transport diversions in place as 20,000 take part in Dublin Marathon

Around 20,000 people are expected to descend on Dublin for the race which kicked off at 9am from Fitzwilliam Street. The 26-mile race will stretch from North Circular Road through Drimnagh and Inchicore before passing UCD and finishing up at Merrion Square. Fitzwilliam Square and Merrion Square are closed and motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid 30

October 26, 2017 11:09 PM President Uhuru says Kenyans are tired of endless politicking

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he would reach out to Opposition leader Raila Odinga should he win the repeat election. Uhuru said the president-elect had the responsibility to unite the country and if he would be declared winner he intended to reach out to Raila, who boycotted the election. “It will be the responsibility of the one who will win the repeat 18

October 25, 2017 1:34 PM Kenya: Protestors Attempt to Destroy Election Materials in Migori

Police in Migori on Tuesday evening dispersed a crowd of rowdy youth who wanted to force their way into a teachers training college to ostensibly remove election materials stored there. Security officers engaged protestors chanting anti-IEBC slogans in running battles near the Migori Teachers Training College where election materials were said to have been kept. Gunshots 28

October 24, 2017 5:26 PM Leonardo to Provide Air Traffic Control Systems to Somalia, Sudan

Leonardo has signed two contracts to provide Air Traffic Control (ATC systems) for Somalia and Sudan, the company announced today at the African Air Show 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The first contract was signed in Montreal with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on behalf of the Federal Government of Somalia. Leonardo, with the support of its local 33

October 20, 2017 3:17 PM Deadly Somalia blast reveals flaws in intelligence efforts

NAIROBI/MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The size and methods of the latest truck bombing in Mogadishu show how international and Somali government efforts to stop the killings are failing, partly because intelligence gathering to counter such attacks is so disjointed, security sources say. More than 300 people were killed in the bombing in the heart of the capital 26

October 19, 2017 6:06 PM Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets

A red bandana has become the new symbol of protest in Mogadishu as anger over the city's most destructive bomb attack is boiling over on to the streets. Men and women in the city, security officers, even government officials - all are wearing a piece of red cloth around their foreheads to show unity and solidarity for the hundreds of people killed and injured 34

October 19, 2017 3:01 PM Ethiopian Airlines to make Addis Ababa a global aviation hub: CEO

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) plans to make Addis Ababa Bole International Airport a global aviation hub in line with its ambition of becoming a world class airline. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua on Thursday Tewolde Gebremariam CEO of ET said the airline is working on boosting lagging facilities such as in-customer 39

October 18, 2017 10:07 AM Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is being called the worst in the history of the city, a particularly alarming statistic considering that the capital has regularly been the scene of violent conflict since the collapse 28