First Eritrean asylum seekers jailed under Israel’s deportation plan

The Israeli authorities have jailed 16 Eritrean asylum seekers after they refused to be deported to Rwanda. These are the first asylum seekers to be...

Immigration boss Kihalangwa surrenders Miguna’s passport

The drama surrounding the deportation of fiery lawyer Miguna Miguna continued to unfold Wednesday following reports that immigration boss Gordon Kihalangwa had surrendered the...

Ethiopia’s Command Post issues details of State of Emergency

The command post established to oversee the new state of emergency has issued the much awaited details of how it will work In his press...

Kisamba- Mugerwa appointed Microfinance Support Centre boss

Finance minister, Matia Kasaija has appointed Dr Wilberforce Kisamba- Mugerwa, the current chairperson of the National Planning Authority (NPA) to chair the Microfinance Support...

EAC presidents meet in Kampala for summit

Tanzanian President John Magufuli travelled to Uganda Wednesday ahead of the East African Community (EAC) heads of State Summit in Kampala later this week. President...

Court nullifies election of Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama

Voters in Lamu West could be headed back to the polls after the High Court nullified the election of first-time Maendeleo Chap Chap MP...

Kenya issues travel warning for parts of South Sudan

Kenya has issued a travel advisory to its citizens living in South Sudan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged Kenyans to move away from and...

KNH baby theft suspect Edinah Kemunto locked up for 5 days

The woman accused of stealing a baby at Kenyatta National Hospital will spend five more days and nights in cells, a Nairobi court has...

Kenya intercepts $1m gold, arrests a Tanzanian in Nairobi

The Kenya Revenue Authority says it intercepted gold worth Ksh100 million ($1 million) and arrested a Tanzanian national in Nairobi. In a statement, the authority...

Ethiopia foreign minister defends state of emergency, more prisoners released

Ethiopia’s foreign affairs ministers has defended the recently declared state of emergency to diplomats in the capital Addis Ababa, even as many Ethiopians continued...

Opposition parties threaten to quit IPOD

Opposition political parties have threatened to quit Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) blaming the ruling party (NRM) of deteriorating the objectives of the organisation. IPOD...

How Raila Odinga mourned Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday mourned his Zimbabwean counterpart Morgan Tsvangirai as an African hero who had worked to liberate the oppressed. Mr Odinga,...

Heavy taxes raise Kenya’s petrol prices above Tanzania’s

Heavy taxation has left Kenyan motorists paying higher fuel prices compared with their Tanzanian counterparts, the latest industry data shows. Kenya’s pump prices are set...

Over 5 million list to vote in controversial Burundi poll

More than five million people have signed up to vote in Burundi's controversial constitutional referendum in May and elections in 2020, which could allow...

Bank of Uganda dismisses reports about taking over Bank of India

Bank of Uganda has refuted reports about its take over and closure of Bank of India in Uganda. There have been reports indicating that...

Court rules President Kenyatta can’t be prosecuted

The High Court Tuesday ruled that a criminal or civil proceeding cannot be instituted against a President over performance of his duties during his...

State appeals High Court order on Miguna deportation

The government has taken its battle against the return of deported fiery lawyer Miguna Miguna to the Court of Appeal. Director of public prosecutions, inspector-general...

Pilots held captive in South Sudan arrive in Nairobi

Two Kenyan pilots detained by rebels in South Sudan after their plane crashed are back home. Captain Pius Frank Njoroge and his co-pilot Kennedy Shamalla...

Kenya’s access to IMF $1.5b standby loan stopped in June

The International Monetary Fund stopped Kenya’s access to a $1.5 billion standby credit facility last June after they failed to agree with the government...

Kayihura briefs journalists on national security

Five foreign nationals have died in Uganda between February 5 and 19, according to the IGP Kale Kayihura. "Police has made some progress in the...