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November 2, 2017 7:15 AM With China flexing muscle in seas, India guards all entry, exit points of Indian Ocean: Navy chief

With China flexing its muscle in the seas, India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba has said. India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean - one of the most militarised regions of the world with at least 100 warships, including those of the Chinese People's Liberation 16

November 1, 2017 3:05 PM Liberia court orders temporary halt to runoff election prep

Monrovia - Liberia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week's runoff presidential election as it awaits a hearing on complaints alleging voting irregularities. Representatives of the National Election Commission and those who filed complaints should appear before the court on Thursday, the court said in a statement 17

November 1, 2017 2:00 PM Gunfire as rare protests hit streets of Eritrea's capital

Addis Ababa - The United States embassy in Asmara has issued a warning about protests and gunfire in the Eritrean capital, though details of the rare bout of unrest remain unclear. Eritrea is one of the world's most repressive countries and demonstrations are uncommon, but the embassy had on Tuesday issued a statement about "gunfire at several locations 17

November 1, 2017 10:21 AM My Mao suits are custom made on order from Hong Kong- Lawyer PLO

One of Kenya's finest legal minds spoke to The Nairobian. His office has the pictures of the most influential people in his life: Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and Julius Nyerere. Is your admiration of Congolese freedom fighter Patrice Lumumba the source of your name? Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba is my name. Remember Patrice Emerile Lumumba was an active 9

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM IEBC allows agents, observers to access servers

The electoral commission has opened its results transmission servers for scrutiny by presidential candidates in the October 26 repeat election. The access was given on Tuesday, just hours after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati declared President Uhuru Kenyatta president-elect after polling 7,483,895 votes 8

October 30, 2017 6:57 PM Ekuru Aukot concedes defeat, congratulates President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta

Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot has conceded defeat after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta as winner in the October 26 repeat presidential poll. Dr Aukot asked President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta to start uniting Kenyans following a long season of divisive politics. He also challenged other presidential 1

October 30, 2017 11:12 AM WhatsApp’s delete messages feature appears to be rolling out

The much-requested delete messages feature appears to be close to launching on WhatsApp. The messaging platform has been testing the feature this year, and now it appears to be moving closer to a full release after support pages for the tool were spotted on the WhatsApp website. Reports of the feature being on the verge of a roll-out have been circulating 10

October 30, 2017 6:31 AM Why Mugabe has appointed a ‘Minister of WhatsApp’

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister – Patrick Chinamasa – and instructed 10

October 30, 2017 4:02 AM Meet Zimbabwe's 'Minister of WhatsApp'

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister - Patrick Chinamasa - and instructed 8

October 29, 2017 8:49 PM Police: No raid on IEBC official’s house

Police have refuted claims they raided the home of the Kandara constituency returning officer on Saturday night, two days after the IEBC official had a spat with area MP Alice Wahome over alleged errors in form 34A. A video of the MP confronting the returning officer on Friday was widely shared on social media. Mr Martin Malonza claimed the MP accused 9