Larry Kieng

Kenyan cops killed outside church

NAIROBI. — Two Kenyan police officers were killed yesterday by gunmen on a motorbike as they were guarding a church near the Indian Ocean, in an attack police believe could be the work of al-Shabaab ...

Over 100 000 flee floods in Nigeria

LAGOS. – More than 100 000 people have had to flee their homes after heavy rains and flooding in Nigeria’s southeastern Benue state, President Muhammadu Buhari said late on Thursday.

Kenya launches e-passport

NAIROBI. — Kenya yesterday launched an electronic passport with advanced inbuilt features to boost efficient, secure and traceable cross-border movement of people and goods.
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Tanzania hydro electric power bids

DAR ES SALAAM. — Tanzania has invited bids to build a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations, despite opposition from conservationists to...
Emmanuel Macron

Macron sets up Africa policy think-tank

PARIS. — French President Emmanuel Macron has established a brand new Presidential Council for Africa, designed to advise him on African issues and help identify and address the many challenges facin...
Minister Miguel Egonga Obiang

E. Guinea demands €73m

MALABO. — Equatorial Guinea said on Monday it has demanded €73 million from French oil giant Total over “fraud” in fuel sales made between 2010 and 2012.
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Ex-minister’s accounts raided

LAGOS. — A Nigerian court seized $21 million on Monday from bank accounts linked to a former oil minister accused of corruption as investigators continue to claw back her fortune.

Kenya bans plastic bags

NAIROBI. — Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40 000 from yesterday, as the world’s toughest law aimed at reducing plastic p...