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Leigh Day: the firm behind the Mau Mau settlement

Kenyan Mau Mau veterans represented by Leigh Day, clockwise from top left: Samuel Kovia, Wambugu Wa Nyingi, Ndenge Kadiaka and Mathenge Iregi Leigh Day is the London-based law firm behind the Mau ...

News Updates 2013-06-06 17:59:38

Republican candidate: 'yoga opens you up to Satanic possession'

A Republican candidate for Virginia's lieutenant governor has said that doing yoga may lead to being possessed by Satan.  EW Jackson, a conservative pastor who has never held elected ...

News Updates 2013-06-06 17:55:33

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta to meet UK's David Cameron

Kenya's President and ICC indictee Uhuru Kenyatta will meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron during a three-day visit to London, his office says. A Kenyan rights group has condemned the visit - his ...

News Updates 2013-05-07 04:56:34

David Cameron to host Somalia conference

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to host an international conference in London to help Somalia end more than two decades of conflict. The conference will focus on rebuilding its security forces ...

News Updates 2013-05-07 04:44:28

Singer Lauryn Hill jailed for tax evasion

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison and an additional three months of home confinement for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings. Hill, ...

News Updates 2013-05-07 04:38:02

US women abducted ten years ago found alive

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were found after a neighbour heard screaming and called 911. Berry disappeared at age 16 on April 21, 2003, when she called her sister to say ...

News Updates 2013-05-07 04:33:09

First iPhone 'becomes obsolete' next month

The original incarnation of Apple's revolutionary smartphone will become obsolete on June 11, according to a document apparently leaked from Apple's headquarters. Six years after its launch in ...

News Updates 2013-05-02 04:59:00

Botswana's president injured in cheetah 'attack'

Botswana's president Ian Khama has received two stitches in his face after being clawed by a cheetah, a government spokesman said on Monday. The incident occurred at a Botswana Defence Force ...

News Updates 2013-05-02 04:52:26

More Ugandan women move for divorce

More women are initiating divorces in Uganda after becoming empowered by new marriage equality laws. Although Uganda is a conservative country, lawmakers are currently considering legislation ...

News Updates 2013-05-02 04:50:15

Video of ailing Nelson Mandela prompts outrage in South Africa

A video of a frail and unamused looking Nelson Mandela surrounded by South African President Jacob Zuma and other officials has prompted cries of political exploitation by the government. In the ...

News Updates 2013-05-02 04:35:42

Urban treasure hunter makes a living retrieving stuff people drop on the street

For the last eight years Puerto Rico native Eliel Santos has been making a living by reeling in jewelry, cash and electronics from beneath New York City’s sidewalk grates. It may not seem like a ...

News Updates 2013-05-02 04:25:04

Uhuru and Ruto’s State House show

Enter William Ruto, stage right, in a dazzling white shirt and an equally eye-catching red tie complementing the dark grey pair of trousers. After brief introductory remarks that are pregnant ...

News Updates 2013-04-26 01:56:00

11 Kenyans start nuclear training in South Korea

A team of 11 Kenyan students have commenced training in a South Korean nuclear graduate school in a move aimed at boosting local capacity for nuclear energy generation. The 11 who are drawn ...

News Updates 2013-04-26 01:50:45

US not our focus, says Huawei

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says it would no longer focus on the US market for its core business, months after Washington effectively closed the door on it by labelling it a security threat. ...

News Updates 2013-04-26 01:47:29

Balala faces daunting task ahead

Nominated mining minister Najib Balala has a herculean assignment — that of breathing life into a sector that has hitherto been neglected. President Kenyatta, moving away from tradition, has ...

News Updates 2013-04-26 01:43:09

Why Cabinet line-up was delayed

The decision to include two politicians in the first Jubilee Cabinet was one of the reasons that delayed the announcement of the nominees on Wednesday. Interviews with allies of President ...

News Updates 2013-04-26 01:31:15

Woman lives with husband and lover

A ZIMBABWEAN woman in love with two men came up with an unusual solution... she got both to move in with her. Maria Vogel, 33, originally from Bulawayo, now shares the family home in Barking, ...

News Updates 2013-04-26 00:47:54

Kenya: Diplomat Amina Lands Foreign Affairs Docket

Ambassador Amina Mohamed may have missed the opportunity to become the first woman and indeed first African to head the World Trade Organisation (WTO) recently, but she now has an opportunity to ...

News Updates 2013-04-24 02:47:17

Ghana seizes 'faulty Chinese condoms'

More than 110 million Chinese-made condoms have been seized in Ghana after laboratory tests revealed they were faulty, Ghanaian officials have said. "There are holes in them and... the condoms ...

News Updates 2013-04-24 00:26:35

President Yoweri Museveni's sack of money sparks Uganda row

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has publicly handed a sack containing about $100,000 (£66,000) in cash to a youth group, raising questions about how the money will be spent. The donation was ...

News Updates 2013-04-24 00:20:42

Conservatives aim to defeat immigration bill by stressing economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a bipartisan Senate group worked over the past few months to assemble broad legislation to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative critics of the ...

News Updates 2013-04-19 18:48:52

Boston Marathon bombing suspect dead, police hunt second man

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Police killed one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing in a shootout and mounted house-to-house searches for a second man on Friday, with much of the city ...

News Updates 2013-04-19 18:24:32

Uhuru calls for a reduction of wage bill

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed all arms of Government to work towards reducing the ballooning public sector wage bill. The President who was deeply concerned with the hefty pay perks ...

News Updates 2013-04-17 05:06:36

Margaret Thatcher funeral: American, German and French leaders snub Iron Lady's send-off

Downing Street claimed that President Obama’s decision not to send a member of his White House team was “absolutely not a snub”.  France has delivered a final snub to ...

News Updates 2013-04-17 04:46:13

Soby John: Hotel porter who raped TV star in her room jailed for 10 years

  He took advantage of the celeb because she was so drunk she could hardly stand and then took intimate photographs of her on mobiles   A night porter who raped a TV star in her ...

News Updates 2013-04-17 04:35:35

Is this the second Boston Marathon bomb?

A bag can be seen next to a mail box against a barricade as onlookers watch the marathon runners pass by These two pictures being studied by the FBI could hold vital clues to the Boston ...

News Updates 2013-04-17 04:28:39

Did Kenya Men loss at Boston Marathon Save Kenyan Lives?

Kenyans are internationally known sportsmen’s and Boston marathon is one of those sports they actually dominate. I have been to every Boston marathon for the last five years and it’s such a ...

News Updates 2013-04-16 02:25:27

Lelisa Desisa, Rita Jeptoo win Boston Marathon crowns

It hasn’t taken Lelisa Desisa long to get the hang of this marathon thing.  Running just his second race at the 26.2-mile distance, Desisa won the men’s race at the 117th Boston Marathon ...

News Updates 2013-04-16 01:33:58

Explosions transform finish line into chaos

At least three people were killed and at least 125 others were injured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston’s Back ...

News Updates 2013-04-16 01:28:39

Four Kenyans among dead in South Sudan UN ambush

Four Kenyans were among the 12 people shot dead by gunmen who attacked a United Nations convoy in South Sudan on Tuesday, officials said Wednesday. Five Indian peacekeepers were also killed when ...

News Updates 2013-04-11 03:30:58

Sham marriage couple choose First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for their wedding ceremony.

A fake groom picked the love song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for his sham marriage to a bride he had met just once before. Nigerian Jayeola Abiola, 29, planned to tie the knot with ...

News Updates 2013-04-11 03:21:21

Google accused of anti-competitive Android rules

Google's Android smartphone and tablet software is a “Trojan horse” designed to seize control of the mobile internet market, an international coalition of technology firms has claimed to EU ...

News Updates 2013-04-11 03:11:34

Nelson Mandela's children turn on his lawyer George Bizos

Nelson Mandela's children have reportedly asked a court to remove their father's friend and lawyer George Bizos from the boards of two investment funds related to their father.  Two ...

News Updates 2013-04-11 03:06:30

Twitter uproar as Uganda minister announces plan to ban miniskirts

A Minister in Uganda has come under mounting pressure from women campaigners after announcing plans to ban miniskirts. The government's draconian measures form part of an anti-pornography ...

News Updates 2013-04-11 03:03:02

13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013

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News Updates 2013-04-09 02:43:34

Next for Kenya, a president on trial in The Hague

Kenya's powerbrokers and voters carried out a mostly violence-free election five years after tribal clashes ripped apart the country. The next big scheduled event is another potential flashpoint: ...

News Updates 2013-04-09 02:29:14

Kenya to swear in president, leave West with headache

Kenya swears in Uhuru Kenyatta as president on Tuesday after an election that avoided the bloodshed of five years ago, but left Western nations with the challenge of how to deal with a ...

News Updates 2013-04-09 02:24:58

Official: Sudan leader not traveling to Kenya

  Sudan's president, who faces an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court, will not be traveling to Kenya to watch the swearing-in of the country's new president, ...

News Updates 2013-04-09 02:22:39

Katy Perry visits Madagascar in support of Unicef

Following in the steps of Madonna and Angelina Jolie, singer Katy Perry took a trip to Madagascar in support of Unicef to help draw attention to the problems faced by many on the island. Perry ...

News Updates 2013-04-09 02:15:58

Madonna stripped of VIP status in Malawi after spat with president

Madonna was stripped of the VIP status afforded to her on arrival as she flew out of Malawi on Saturday after a public spat with the country's president about her charitable work there.The change in ...

News Updates 2013-04-09 02:11:55

Bomb hits Somalia's biggest bank, cash transfer agency

A bomb exploded outside the headquarters of Somalia's biggest bank and money transfer agency on Tuesday, wounding at least two people hours after al Qaeda-linked militants ordered the company to ...

News Updates 2013-04-02 18:39:25

Dutch man can’t stop Laughing after hip surgery he had 2 years ago

The path to gaining eternal happiness has long since eluded man, but apparently it can be achieved through something as simple as a hip surgery. Meet Huug Bosse, a Dutch man who had hip surgery a ...

News Updates 2013-04-02 18:27:31

Australian shop charges visitors $5 just for looking

Tired of having people walk into her gluten free produce store looking around and asking questions only to leave empty-handed and buy similar products somewhere else, a business owner from ...

News Updates 2013-04-02 17:45:31

Sudan frees Abdul Aziz Khalid and other political prisoners

Seven political prisoners have been freed in Sudan a day after President Omar al-Bashir ordered the release of all political detainees. Relatives embraced the prisoners as they walked out of a ...

News Updates 2013-04-02 17:13:14

Tanzania quarry collapse kills 14 in Arusha

At least 14 people have been killed in an accident at a quarry in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha, rescue officials say. The sides of the quarry, where people were illegally digging for ...

News Updates 2013-04-02 17:09:03

Prince Harry to make official visit to US in May - but will steer clear of Las Vegas

  Prince Harry is to make a week-long official visit to America in May - but he will steer well clear of Las Vegas, the scene of his infamous strip billiards game on his last trip to the ...

News Updates 2013-03-26 03:27:20

'Men have gone berserk': India outrage as Swiss tourist is gang-raped

Indian women's rights campaigners voiced their despair today over the gang-rape of a Swiss tourist who was attacked with her husband as they rested overnight during a cycle tour across Asia. The ...

News Updates 2013-03-26 03:08:46

David Cameron's benefit tourism pledges unravel

David Cameron’s pledge to “control” immigrants’ access to public services was mired in controversy today as critics accused him of exaggeration and the Government struggled to explain his plans. ...

News Updates 2013-03-26 03:05:17

Forget road safety: discover the real reasons normal women don't cycle

As a new national drive to get one million more women cycling kicks off, Cathy Bussey, a keen cyclist and author of a female bicycle manual, explains why it's not just high heels and road safety ...

News Updates 2013-03-26 03:00:55

UHURU ORDERS HIS MINISTERS TO RESIGN

PRESIDENT-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has asked all ministers and assistant ministers elected to Parliament or county assemblies under the Jubilee coalition to resign . Last week President Kibaki ordered ...

News Updates 2013-03-26 02:47:26

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