Tullow Oil says it has encountered oil at its Kodos-1 exploration well in the Kerio Basin in the Great Rift Valley region of Kenya. The Exploration Director of the London-headquartered company, Angus McCoss, said Thursday that the potential of the Kerio Basin remained highly encouraging. In the latest exploration and appraisal update on Kenya, Tullow [...]

A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. “Dogs got him,” spokesman Edwin Donovan said, referring to the intruder. He identified the intruder as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, and said he was unarmed at the [...]

Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year. The 27-year-old, who was found guilty of culpable homicide last month, appeared to wipe his eyes as the sentence was handed down. Judge Thokozile Masipa had ruled the Olympic and Paralympic athlete did not intend to kill [...]

CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine during takeoff at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport. Airport officials told Tass that the collision occurred at 11:57 p.m. Moscow time Monday, killing Total CEO Christophe de Margerie and three crew members, all of them French citizens. A [...]

Airtel call rates reduced Bharti Airtel has announced a reduction of call rates by 60% and free incoming calls for Airtel Kenya’s postpaid and prepaid customers roaming to Rwanda. Airtel Kenya will offer affordable voice rates where outgoing calls while roaming in Rwanda will now be charged at KES 10 per minute down from KES [...]

The government has released 381.2 million shillings to Kenya Power for  rehabilitation of street lights in Nairobi county. Speaking during a power upgrade project in Nairobi, Kenya power CEO, Dr. Ben Chumo, said the funds were part of a 953 million shillings allocation by Treasury to rehabilitate existing street lights of the Kenya power infrastructure. [...]

Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has slammed the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its heavy focus on African leaders. He accused the court of setting its agenda to target leaders from the continent, urging African leaders to work towards withdrawing their membership. Museveni was speaking at a mass service to mark the 52nd anniversary of [...]

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