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Shoppers scramble for safety as police confronted gunmen who barricaded themselves inside Westgate Mall in Nairobi, on September 21, 2013. PHOTO | GORAN TOMASEVIC | REUTERS  By FRED OLUOCHMore by this Author As Kenya counted down days to this week’s sixth anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack by the Al Shabaab militant group, police chiefs from across the region congregated...
A file photo taken on February 13, 2012 shows Somali Al-Shabaab fighters gathering in Elasha Biyaha, in the Afgoei Corridor. FILE PHOTO | AFP  By AFPMore by this Author The leader of Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab, Ahmed Diriye, issued a rare audio message on Thursday night, accusing the West of pillaging the country's natural resources and criticising Kenya's claim on...
EAC member states flags. All the EAC partner states owe the community money, but South Sudan is the biggest defaulter. PHOTO | URUGWIRO  By MOSES HAVYARIMANAMore by this Author By CHRISTABEL LIGAMIMore by this Author The East African Civil Society Organisation Forum is considering filing a suit with the East African Court of Justice over sanctions on Partner States who default...
Members of the Association of the Expropriated Properties’ Owners Association on September 11, 2019 appear before a Uganda parliamentary sub-committee investigating properties left behind by Asians who left the county during the reign president of Idi Amin. Some expressed fears that the probe is likely to result into a second expulsion. PHOTO | ALEX ESAGALA | DAILY MONITOR  By...
South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir before their meeting in Juba, South Sudan, on September 11, 2019. PHOTO | REUTERS  By BBCMore by this Author South Sudan President Salva Kiir has threatened to form a unity government without opposition leader Riek Machar if he does not return to the country soon.He gave the warning during prayers...
Andela, an African tech start-up, sacked more than 250 junior software developers in Nigeria and Uganda, with up to 170 trainees in Kenya "impacted", it said in a statement. PHOTO | FILE  By AFPMore by this Author Lagos,Major African tech start-up Andela sacked hundreds of its staff this week -- the majority from Nigeria -- in one of the largest...
Rwanda's Minister of State in charge of the East African Community Olivier Nduhungirehe. PHOTO | RWANDA MFA  By AFPMore by this Author Kigali on Wednesday welcomed the killing of a Rwandan Hutu rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and said it proved neighbouring President Felix Tshisekedi's commitment to fighting "negative forces".Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of the Democratic Forces for...
Freelance journalist Erick Kabendera (right) leaves the Kisutu Magistrate Court in Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam on September 18, 2019. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By THE CITIZENMore by this Author Dar es Salaam,Freelance journalist Eric Kabendera told a court on Wednesday that he was allowed to seek medical attention, although he was still in pain.Kabendera told the...
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza. PHOTO | AFP  By BBCMore by this Author A committee looking into abuses in Burundi has concluded that President Pierre Nkurunziza is personally accountable for serious violations.They have presented their final report before the international human rights council in Geneva.Investigators found that opposition members, their families and people who have not co-operated with the ruling party...
By HILARY KIMUYUMore by this Author WASHINGTON,The world’s best teacher, Peter Tabichi, who on Monday swapped classrooms for the White House and met US President Donald Trump, has become the first Kenyan to recite the Franciscan prayer for peace at the Capitol, Washington DC.Brother Tabichi teaches science at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School at Pwani village in Njoro, Nakuru...

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