East Africa News
[Radio Dabanga]Nyala -The sheikh of a camp near Nyala, South Darfur, has told Radio Dabanga the deteriorating heath and sanitary conditions at the site have resulted in the death of four children, and caused four women to miscarry this week. In addition, five children have died of diarrhoea at a camp in the vicinity.
[Radio Dabanga]Katayla -At least eight people have died and dozens more have been injured as gunmen from the Beni Halba tribe attacked the city of Katayla, stronghold of the Gimr tribe, at 8.30am on Wednesday. Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that most of the city has been destroyed by fire, including houses and the entire market.
[The Star]POLICE have arrested 34 suspects after foiled robbery at a warehouse in Mikindani area, Changamwe district.
[The Star]TRUTH, Justice and Reconciliation Commission has recommended the questioning of former President Moi over the1990 murder of former Foreign Affairs minister Robert Ouko.
[The Star]Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Adan Duale has this afternoon tabled a report justifying the now controversial trip made by Deputy President William Ruto to four African countries.
[The Star]A herder was today gunned down in the village of Batuul village, Banisa district in Madera County while herding his camels 20 km from Banisa town.
[The Star]KENYA's ambassador to the UN has stuck to his criticism of the International Criminal Court describing it as a failing institution in an opinion published in the Nation yesterday.
[Sabahi]Bureaucracy and inefficiency at Dar es Salaam port cost Tanzania and neighbouring countries more than $2.6 billion (4.3 trillion shillings) annually, according to a World Bank report released Tuesday (May 21st).
[Sabahi]Lawmakers have withdrawn their motion asking Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon and his cabinet to seek a vote of confidence, Somali Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari announced Wednesday (May 22nd).
[The Star]Police have said they have made "tremendous progress" in their bid to apprehend those behind the killing of a senior AP officer on Saturday in Wajir town.
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Women MPs are demanding an apology from a Kenyan newspaper because of a cartoon it published on Wednesday, which they claim lowers their dignity.
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Details of how former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and others evicted 2,000 Tharaka families from a huge parcel of land at Tholoni and awarded it to themselves before putting up the Mwingi cottages and disturbing details of how British soldiers raped and sodomised 30 Kenyan women are among the damning historical injustices captured in a voluminous report released by the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission on Tuesday.
[Capital FM]Nairobi -The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) now wants Kenyans who have been incriminated by the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report given a chance to clear their names.
[Capital FM]Nairobi -The Judicial Commission formed to probe killings that left more than 150 dead in the Tana Delta presented its report to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday.
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Grace's dad, like many other fathers out there, is trying to break the thumb sucking habit his four year old daughter.
[The Star]SEVERAL heads of departments in Isiolo were yesterday grilled by the county commissioner Wanyama Musiambo after the Commission on Administrative Justice discovered laxity and unresponsive behaviour among public servants in the area.
[The Star]One more person was killed and another injured yesterday after armed militia attacked at Guba Village in Banisa constituency, Mandera county. Guba Village is about 15km from Banisa district headquarters.
[Observer]Police's continued closure of Daily Monitor and Red Pepper is not only affecting Ugandans but has now crossed the borders into Rwanda, The Observer has learnt.
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Deputy President William Ruto has sent a demand letter to the Nation Media Group (NMG) over a story that ran on the May 19 issue of the Sunday Nation, alleging he spent Sh100 million of taxpayers' money to hire a luxury jet.
[U.S. Congress]Washington, DC -Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa released the following statement after the White House announced President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania next month: