The White House expressed horror at what it called the “abomination” of spiralling violence in South Sudan, where rebels took another town from government troops in a worsening civil war. The rebels seized the town of Bentiu last week, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter as they hunted down civilians sheltering in mosques, churches and [...]

International Banker held its annual awards for acknowledging the top banking institutions across the Middle East and Africa (http://internationalbanker.com/banking/international-banker-2014-middle-east-africa-awards/). The Co-operative Bank of Kenya received awards in two categories: Innovation in Retail Banking and Best CEO Africa. The International Banker magazine offers a global view of banking and brings in-depth analysis on the people and [...]

TNA Party Chairman, Johnson Sakaja. File/photo. The National Alliance (TNA) Party will not allow the opposition CORD Alliance’s MPs to campaign for the TNA Othaya by-election candidate Mary Wambui. TNA Party Chairman, Johnson Sakaja said it would be against the Political Parties Act for the CORD Alliance to campaign for the TNA candidate as the law [...]

David Moyes is frustrated he was not given more time to build a team at Manchester United, according to a Sky source. We understand Moyes accepts his sacking on Tuesday was down to poor results which saw last season’s champions slump to seventh – out of the Champions League and guaranteed their worst Premier League [...]

Equity Bank will from next month issue 300,000 smartphones to retailers to facilitate cashless transactions and deepen use of the lender’s new ATM cards that allow tap-and-go payments. The top-tier lender said that customers would tap their Equity MasterCard cards on the high-end-of-the-market mobile phones with contactless payment technology based on Near Field Communication (NFC) [...]

Prisoners get a rare delicious Easter meal at the Nakuru GK Women Prison. File/Photo. Female inmates in Nakuru Women Maximum prison will now enjoy three open days in a year to enable them sustain the bond with their families. According to the officer in charge of the Nakuru Women maximum prison, Rosemary Njenga, the three [...]

David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United after just 10 months in charge. The club released a short statement at 8.30am on Tuesday morning saying: “Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club. “The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he [...]

Hong Kong – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding is expected to file the prospectus for its US initial public offering next week, sources said on Wednesday, moving closer to what could be the biggest-ever listing by a technology firm. Alibaba’s documents could be filed as soon as Monday, added the sources, who couldn’t be [...]

Rita Jeptoo’s objective in the first 19 miles of her record victory in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon was, quite simply, to survive the test that Shalane Flanagan threw at her. “She was . . . she was tough,’’ Jeptoo said, saluting Flanagan, the Marblehead native, for the blistering course-record pace she set from the [...]

IEBC Chairman Isaac Hassan and Chief Electoral Officer James Oswago [File/Photo] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has dismissed media reports that the March 4, 2013 general election was rigged in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The IEBC has said the claims are “bar talk”. In a statement by its communication and corporate affairs manager [...]

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