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IAAF, WADA Give Ethiopia Ultimatum to Test 200 Athletes for Doping or Face Suspension

Ethiopia has been given an ultimatum to conduct mass doping tests on about 200 athletes by November or be banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). “We will move fast. It is Read more ›

Kenya Denies Imminent Airborne Terror Attacks After Leaked Intelligence Memo Warning Goes Viral

Kenya’s Aviation Authority (KAA) on Monday dismissed claims of imminent terror attacks targeting major airports in the country after a leaked intelligence memo, warning airport managers of impending airborne al-Shabab suicide bombings, went viral. The intelligence memo was released by Read more ›

Kenya Police Investigate Athlete Doping Claims Amid Reports of International Ban

Police in Kenya on Sunday began investigating claims of doping and bribery among athletes after reports of an international ban that could see the East African country miss the Brazil Summer Games. Kenya, reputed for its high performing athletes, is Read more ›

Kenya Denies Withdrawing Troops from Somalia, Reaffirms Commitment to Defeat al-Shabab

Kenya has reiterated its support for the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) amid reports that Kenyan troops are withdrawing from some towns in the war-thorn country. Colonel David Obonyo, Kenyan military spokesman, confirmed the movement of troops. However, Read more ›

al-Shabaab Features Donald Trump in Terror Recruitment Video

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has released a 51-minute recruitment video featuring controversial statements by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The video, which was reportedly released online on Saturday, targets Muslims and African-American youths. The recruitment documentary focuses on Read more ›

Ethiopian Security Officers Allegedly Abduct 2 Kenyans and Steal Firearms from Police in Border Town

Ethiopian security officials have allegedly abducted two Kenyan civilians and stole two firearms from police reservists in northeast Kenya’s Marsabit County. The incident reportedly happened on Saturday morning after an unknown number of Ethiopian police reservists attacked Bori, a village Read more ›

Muslims Protect Christian Passengers at Gunpoint in Kenya Bus Terrorist Attack

An ambush on a bus traveling through Kenya‘s northeast border with Somalia by gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab militants is making headlines around world. The gory of the attack is not the focus, rather a rare and daring display of Read more ›

Air France Makes Emergency Landing in Kenya After Suspected Bomb is Found Aboard

An Air France flight from Mauritius was forced to make an emergency landing in Mombasa, Kenya on Sunday after a device suspected to be a bomb was found in the toilet. The Boeing 777 aircraft was heading to Charles de Read more ›

Several Injured After Grenade Explodes in Addis Ababa’s Biggest Mosque

Over a dozen people sustained injuries on Friday after a grenade was thrown into the biggest mosque in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The hand grenade exploded in the Grand Anwar Mosque just after evening prayers. About five people reportedly sustained Read more ›

3 Men Arrested for Poisoning Famous Pride of Lions in Kenya Face Life Imprisonment or Huge Fines

Police in Kenya have arrested three Maasai herdsmen for poisoning a famous pride of lions in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The men reportedly poisoned the lions, which were featured on a popular BBC television documentary series “Big Cat Diary,” Read more ›

Kenya and Ethiopia Sign $200 Million Trade Deal to End Border Conflicts

Kenya and Ethiopia have signed a $200 million trade agreement aimed at ensuring peace and increasing security along conflict prone border regions. The deal was signed at the border town of Moyale, northeast Kenya on Monday. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta Read more ›

African Leaders Criticize International Criminal Court for Allegedly Focusing on Africa

The African Union (AU) criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday for being biased and unfair in its focus on African cases. “We have arrived at the conclusion that the International Criminal Court, whose establishment was strongly supported by Read more ›

Kenyan Military Denies Financing al-Shabab through Sugar and Charcoal Smuggling

The Kenyan military has allegedly been smuggling sugar and charcoal from Somalia since 2011 when it invaded the war-thorn country to fight militant Islamist group, al-Shabab. The racketeering ring, which involves high-ranking members of the army, is said to be Read more ›

Russian Whistleblower Calls for Doping Probe on Ethiopian and Kenyan Athletes

A whistleblower, whose reports triggered a global inquiry into corruption in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Russia’s athletic body, has said Ethiopia and Kenya should also be probed for doping. “There should be a similar investigation into Read more ›

700 Kenyans Resign from al-Shabaab, Return Home for Amnesty

NAIROBI – About 700 Kenyans, who joined al-Shabaab and a faction of the Islamic State in neighboring Somalia, have defected and returned home, according to a recent government survey. The Socio-economic and Survey Kenya was published this week by the Read more ›

Pope Francis to Preach Peace, Reconciliation During November Visit to Kenya, Uganda and CAR

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, will bring a message of peace and reconciliation when he visits Africa for the first time next month. On Saturday, the Vatican released the itinerary for the Pope’s trip, showing that he Read more ›

Kenya bent on flight restrictions to Ebola hit nations amid International pressure

By Olive Burrows NAIROBI (Capital News) – International pressure is mounting on Kenya to resume flights to West Africa with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Read more ›

Ethiopia eager to host Africa’s foremost football tournament

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has expressed optimism about the country’s chances of winning the bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This past week, he assured the press of his government’s support and preparedness to meet Read more ›

East African leaders gather in Nairobi to discuss Ebola preparedness

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — African governments are due to meet in Nairobi from Tuesday for a regional conference on Ebola preparedness, Kenya’s health ministry said on Monday. The Sept. 16-17 regional conference will be attended by ministers in charge of transport, Read more ›

President Uhuru signs Finance Bill and Victim Protection Act 2014 into law

By PSCU/O’brien Kimani NAIROBI (KBC) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Finance Bill 2014 introducing sweeping changes to the administration of taxes in the country. The bill was passed by Parliament on 28th, August, 2014. The new Read more ›

Kenya: Kasarani residents demonstrate against arrest of police officer

(Nairobi) – Throngs of residents and mutatu drivers from Githurai 45 have lined up along Thika Highway for a second day to protest against the arrest of a police officer. Constable Titus Musila (popularly known as Katitu) was taken into Read more ›

Rwanda invests in medical tourism

By Ivan Ngoboka The New Times–(Kigali)-Medical tourism has for long been a preserve of a few countries such as South Africa, India, Saudi Arabia and to some extent Kenya – those countries with a long tradition of a developed health Read more ›

IMF & EAC to upgrade Gov’t Finance Statistics with new program

African Business Panel-(Arusha)-The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the East African Community (EAC) this week launched a collaborative program to improve the compilation and dissemination of Government Finance Statistics (GFS) for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The inaugural workshop Read more ›

Barclays to provide Uganda with financial aid

By Emmanuel Iruobe VENTURES AFRICA –(Kampala)- As Africa continues to attract solutions to its infrastructure challenges, the Barclays group has indicated its readiness to fund some of the huge infrastructural projects in Uganda. This was disclosed at a meeting between Read more ›

Djbouti: Connecting Africa to the World

By K.O. Peppeh IDGCONNECT ( Djibouti City)- Djibouti is one of the least prominent nations in Africa today, but this relatively small country nonetheless continues to play a gigantic role in the development of the continent’s ICT capacity. Strategically situated by Read more ›

Uganda sets up Ebola screening posts along DRC and Kenya border

Red Pepper (Kampala) – Uganda is opening up screening centers at its borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya to ensure that Ebola cases are detected and handled at these entry points, the director general of health services Read more ›

Kenya bars travelers from Ebola-affected countries

CAPITAL FM (NAIROBI) – The Ministry of Health has, on Saturday evening, announced that it will not allow passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea into Kenya from Tuesday. Health Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia explained that the decision was informed by Read more ›

CITES: Poaching remains unsustainably high in Africa

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has revealed that despite some reductions from previous years, poaching remains dangerously high in Africa. According to the report published on Friday, about Read more ›

Tanzania to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army

The Government of Tanzania is set to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army in a bid to boost the capacity of the local forces to consolidate security in the war-torn nation. A report by Sabahi quotes the director Read more ›

Dozens of al Shabab militants killed in clashes near Ethiopia-Somalia border

Ethiopian and Somali forces have reportedly killed about 74 al Shabab militants during a raid on the group’s bases in the region connecting both countries on Sunday. Local reports indicate that this was one of the heaviest clashes involving the Read more ›

Uganda police warn of impending terrorist attack on Martyrs’ Day

Uganda Police Force have issued a public alert concerning a planned terrorist attack next month during the commemoration of an important milestone for the country’s Christian community. Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, who briefed the press in Kampala on Friday, Read more ›

Kenya: High court issues warrant for Barasa’s arrest

A Kenyan High Court has issued an order for the arrest and extradition of a journalist wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday. Walter Barasa, 41, has been charged by the ICC under article 25(3)(a) and article 25(3)(f) Read more ›

Kenyan banks implement U.S. foreign account law

Kenyan banks involved in money transfers from the U.S. have officially began enforcing an international tax compliance law this week. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA), created by the U.S. Congress in the beginning of last year, is reportedly Read more ›

Kenya: Human Right Watch demands an end to operation ‘Uslama Watch’

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Kenyan government to immediately cease a security operation aimed at eliminating illegal migrants that has attracted widespread criticisms for alleged human rights violations. In a statement released on Tuesday, May Read more ›

Uganda: security tightened after warnings over terrorist plot

Ugandan police have drastically increased their surveillance in the country after reports emerged last week of impending terrorist attacks. Police spokesman, Fred Enanga, has announced that all public places without adequate security provisions will be shut down. He has also Read more ›

Kenya and China sign trade, development and cooperative agreements

Representatives of different branches of the governments of Kenya and China have penned up to 17 deals this weekend during a rare visit of the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to Nairobi. Reports indicate that the agreements cover several areas Read more ›

Kenya: 81 die after consuming toxic alcohol

More than 80 people have been reported dead and about 175 hospitalised after imbibing alcohol laced with unhealthily high levels of methanol this week. Although reports of negative side effects to highly patronized home-made alcohol brands are allegedly common in Read more ›