Last Updated: September 20, 2014 18:30

Congo's Kabila promotes general accused of selling arms to rebels

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President Joseph Kabila has named to a top army post a general accused by U.N. experts of selling weapons to rebel groups responsible for massacring civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo’s violence-plagued east.

Police on high alert as country marks terror attack, says Kimaiyo

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Kenya's police Chief David Kimaiyo marked the first anniversary of the Westgate shopping mall terror attack with a strong defense of his competence, and that of his officers, in keeping the country safe.

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Arsenal line up to face Aston Villa today

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18 hours ago
In between Chelsea and Manchester City, there are unfancied teams like Aston Villa who will be aiming to maintain their surprisingly strong starts to the season.

Killings in Guinea show mistrust in Africa Ebola fight: WHO

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10 hours ago
The killing in Guinea of eight people trying to educate locals about Ebola showed how much rural populations in West Africa mistrust authorities after years of instability and conflict, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

Referendum: Nyamweya promises over 300,000 signatures from Kisii

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South Mugirango Legislator Manson Nyamweya has vowed to rally Kisii county residents behind the referendum quest days after his colleagues from the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) snapped the Okoa Kenya initiative launch in Kisii.

Renowned architect to spruce up Kogelo with taste of fine Burkinabe works

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4 hours ago
When the ambitious Mama Sarah Obama Foundation finally takes shape in Kogelo, the birth place of US President Barack Obama’s father, the state of art complex will incorporate, among other projects, a primary school, a secondary school, a kindergarten, a library, dormitories and many more.


DNA mismatch of Westgate terror suspect deepens mystery

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DNA samples collected from bodies of suspected terrorists said to have been killed at Westgate Mall during the terror attack a year ago have failed to match with the family of the man believed to have led the group of terrorists, The Standard on Saturday can reveal.

The Counties

Village 'doctor' is a pillar of hope to community

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On his shoulder, he carries a unique burden— ensuring mothers, fathers and children in Lubinu village Kakamega County enjoy healthy lives by having access to medical care whenever they need it. At 55, it is a call to service for this father of four.


Safaricom, Equity Bank thin Sim wars a distraction that should not drag on

  Comments - 18 hours ago
The dispute pitting Safaricom against Equity Bank over the latter’s plans to offer mobile money transfer services is unnecessary and should not be allowed to drag on.