Lotto to give away five cars to lucky winner

In Summary<p>Martin Kamenyi, Dafton Njuguna and Peter Muriithi shared the jackpot from Lotto’s 219th draw held on Sunday, taking home Sh600,000 …

East Africa

These are the key lessons we learned about democracy in Africa in 2017

The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that didn’t look like coups and elections that didn’t look like elections. In this sense, it was a year of illusions.<p>As in 2016, the broad trend is clear: with a number of notable exceptions, the gains made …


South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead

County declares the fighting between rival cattle herders a state of emergency.


LEGACY: Heartwarming speech by CJ Maraga’s daughter prompts reflection

<i>I don’t know if protocol requires me to address CJ Maraga by his full title or just as I’ve always known him, Dad.</i><p><i>To me, he is the most loving,</i> …

East Africa

Somali journalist killed by car bomb in front of his children

A bomb was planted beneath the driver's seat of his car.


Kenya's independence celebrations flop as viral 'Githeriman' honoured

<b>Kenyans on social media have mocked Uhuru Kenyatta’s government over the country’s independence day celebrations that were poorly attended in the</b> …


Kenya: At Least 32 Killed in Sachangwan 13 Vehicle Pile-Up

Wreckage of Modern Coast bus that was involved in the crash a the Sachangwan blackspot. The bus was headed to Kampala from Nairobi.<p>Nairobi — At least …


WATCH: Thomas Fire, now fifth-largest wildfire in California history, intensifies

11 December, 04:47 PM<p>Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes as Thomas Fire explodes through California, Santa Barbara and other …

News (South Africa)

Nairobi - From Swamp to One of Africa's Top Cities

[Nation] When Charles Rubia was elected as "His Worship" the mayor of Nairobi in 1963, he was 41, the same age as the current governor Mike Sonko.


Hundreds of empty seats at Kasarani during Jamhuri fete

President Kenyatta leads Jamhuri Day festivities at Kasarani.

East Africa

For Kenya to defeat poverty, universal health coverage is a must

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>Ill-health is a substantial burden on Kenyan …

Health Care

Youths burn 4 houses to protest against Nyamira dam project

They torched the property of people believed to be supporting the project.

East Africa

Kenya: Over 20 Feared Dead in Highway Crashes

Wreckage of Modern Coast bus that was involved in the crash a the Sachangwan blackspot. The bus was headed to Kampala from Nairobi.<p>At least two dozen …


Kenya:Supreme Court Explains Why It Upheld Kenyatta's Win

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Supreme Court has ruled that there was no need for fresh nominations ahead of the October 26 fresh presidential election.


Supreme Court Explains Why it Upheld Kenyatta's Win

Nation, 11 December 2017<p>The Supreme Court on Monday explained why it dismissed two election petitions challenging the October 26 repeat election. …

Uhuru Kenyatta

Chan-bound Rwanda, Libya pick positives despite early exit

In Summary<p>Libya finished third and Rwanda were fourth on six and four points respectively. Kenya and Zanzibar qualified for the semi-finals from the …


Remains of Murdered Peacekeepers Arrive in Tanzania

Citizen, 11 December 2017<p>The Tanzania People's Defence Force (TPDF) yesterday reiterated its commitment to peacekeeping missions across the world, …


Burundi orders 'voluntary' tax to fund fresh elections

In Summary<p>But Gabriel Rufyiri, head of the anti-corruption board OLUCOME, who has been forced into exile by the crisis, said such fundraising orders …


US diplomat in Nairobi quits over Trump tactics

US President Donald Trump greets Kenya's Fiorst Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the 43rd G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy. PHOTO | COURTESY<p><b>By KEVIN J KELLEY</b><p>A …

East Africa

Why Nairobi's Posh Suburbs May Soon Have Many Flats

Nairobi News, 11 December 2017<p>Nairobi's upmarket neighbourhoods will soon lose their grand status after the County Assembly passed a motion allowing …


The birther blemish: Republicans still think Barack Obama was born in Kenya -

The fact that Donald Trump built his political reputation on the lie that Barack Obama was born in Kenya should have been a tip-off to this, but here we are.<p>Just over half of Republicans still believe Obama was born in Kenya, according to a YouGov poll. The right-wing conspiracy theory from hell …

U.S. Politics

Israel is making a strong play for Africa—but it’s about more than just geopolitics

In early December, Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed an agreement with the United States to increase energy access in Africa and to reduce the continent’s electricity deficiency through innovative solutions. The partnership was part of the $7 billion, five-year Power Africa project, …


Kenya's opposition says postpones "swearing-in" of alternative president

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s opposition said on Sunday it had postponed plans to swear in its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president, easing political tensions and opening a window for possible talks with the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.<p>Kenyan opposition leader of the National …

Raila Odinga

How educating girls boosts efforts to immunise all children

Knowledge is power. It’s a saying that goes back centuries, and has resonance with so many situations around the world. But in one particular case, …

East Africa

Kenyan opposition postpones parallel presidential 'inauguration'

Kenya’s opposition has postponed a ceremony to swear in its leader Raila Odinga as a parallel president after a controversial poll it boycotted, the …


NASA’s move to postpone Raila Odinga’s swearing-in sparks sharp reactions

The National Super Alliance (NASA) postponed the much anticipated controversial inauguration of its chief, Raila Odinga, as the ‘People’s President’ …

Raila Odinga

U of M grad to sit on International Criminal Court

A former Winnipegger and University of Manitoba law school graduate has been elected a judge to preside over international cases of genocide and …

International Criminal Court

Families Grieve After Kenyan Artistes Die in Road Crash

Nairobi News, 10 December 2017<p>Seven people perished in a grisly road accident along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Saturday night. Read more »<p>Nation, …

Uhuru Kenyatta

Nasa supporters now accuse Raila of cowardice

In Summary<p>The oaths slated for December 12 were to run parallel to Jamhuri Day celebrations, marking the day when Kenya became a republic in …

East Africa

Kenya:President Kenyatta Stares Down Corruption Monster in Second Term

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government is set to enact legislation and take administrative measures to strengthen financial discipline in public …