Kenya Elections 2022: Raila Odinga and William Ruto in tight race for president

Logistical delays and a failure of the identification kit in some parts of the country marred a largely peaceful election day in Kenya. Polls are now officially closed but voting has been extended in places which opened late. This vote…

Bus falls off bridge at accident “blackspot” and onto riverbank in Kenya, killing at least 30

The death toll from a bus accident in central Kenya has risen to 30, police said Monday. The passenger bus carrying an unknown number of people fell off a bridge Sunday evening and plunged onto a riverbank along a highway…

Paedophile suspect wanted in the UK arrested in Kenya

Detectives have arrested a Kenyan fugitive who is wanted in the UK for child sexual molestation. Anthony Kinuthia Kamau has been on the run after jumping bail in the United Kingdom. DCI boss George Kinoti said he was arrested by…

*Outrage as Nigerian lady wrongfully jailed in Ivory Coast dies (Punch)*Court adjourns money laundering trial of ex-Lagos Speaker Ikuforiji (Nation)

Outrage as Nigerian lady wrongfully jailed in Ivory Coast dies (Punch) Nigerians have taken to social media to express deep anger over the death of a wrongfully jailed Nigerian lady, Itunu Babalola. According to reports, 21-year-old Babalola from Oyo State…

US Secretary of State Blinken to visit Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal next week

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken will visit Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal from November 15-20, underscoring the depth and breadth of the US relationships with her African partners. During the visit, the Secretary will advance US-Africa collaboration on…

IPOB: UN probes Nigeria, Kenya’s roles in Kanu’s rendition

The United Nations has issued ‘Urgent Appeals’ in the case of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu against Nigeria and Kenya, the separatist activist’s younger brother, Kingsley Kanunta has disclosed. Kanunta said Tuesday, that he had…

Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa responsible for 30,000 malware attacks in six months

Out of the more than 206 000 mobile malware attacks blocked by Kaspersky solutions for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in just six months measured between January to June 2021, over 30 000 of these attacks combined…

Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine to protect African children

Children across much of Africa are to be vaccinated against malaria in a historic moment in the fight against the deadly disease. Malaria has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity for millennia and mostly kills babies and infants.…

*Fallen containers: FRSC impounds 208 trucks in Lagos (Punch) *Lagos East bye-election: Voting in progress as Gbadamosi, Oyefusi, others battle for PDP ticket (Tribune)

Fallen containers: FRSC impounds 208 trucks in Lagos (Punch) Lagos State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Olusegun Ogungbemide, has said the command made 368 arrests over trucks with unlatched containers in the last two weeks. Ogungbemide told the…

Sports competitors barred from leaving Kenya for a month

There will be no travel to international events for the next month for Kenyan sportsmen and sportswomen over concerns about the global coronavirus outbreak, the country’s sports ministry has said. The ministry said the travel ban will be “until further…

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