The United States military has launched airstrikes in Somalia against an al-Qaeda linked militant group called al-Shabaab, the Pentagon announced on Monday. The Pentagon press secretary said that U.S. military conducted the airstrikes today and that they were still accessing the results. According to CBS News, the operation included an airstrike with no ground operations [...]

A case in which an MP is seeking the Okoa Kenya Referendum campaign halted has been moved. It was expected that the case would be heard today Monday, but the case judge Justice Isaac Lenaola moved it to Tuesday September 9. Kieni MP Kanini Kega went to court last week to object to the signature [...]

An airplane with three people on board, flying from Tanzania to Kenya has gone missing, authorities have confirmed. The Fokker 27 plane, registration 5YSXP, operated by Safari Express Limited left Mwanza Airport in Tanzania on Sunday at 4.26pm headed for Magadi but did not arrive at its destination. The Kenya Airports Police Unit KAPU boss [...]

Lesotho’s Prime Minister, Tom Thabane (left) and South African President Jacob Zuma.File/Photo. President Jacob Zuma has reportedly summoned Lesotho’s political leaders for emergency talks following an apparent coup in the landlocked kingdom. NewsAfricaNow quoted spokesperson for South Africa’s department of international relations and co-operation (Dirco) Clayson Monyela as confirming that talks took place “throughout the [...]

Former Forum for Democratic Change president Col. Kizza Besigye has met Jeff Ochieng, a Kenyan, who is much teased for resembling Uganda’s top opposition politician. Early last month, New Vision broke the story about a 22-year-old Kenyan photojournalist searching for his father. Ochieng said for the past nine years, he has been asked if he [...]

President Uhuru Kenyatta witnessed the destruction of the stateless Al Noor ship with 370 kgs of heroin aboard a military chopper, 16 nautical miles South of Mombasa. The ship was destroyed at around 4:20pm by the Kenyan Navy officers who ringed the ship with explosives which were later denoted. Journalists watched from a distance as [...]

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