BEIJING, Dec 29 - Twenty-two Chinese dairy firms will pay 160 million dollars into a compensation fund for families of babies that died or fell ill after drinking tainted milk, state media said on Monday.Families of children killed by the tainted milk
KAMPALA, Dec 29 - Things geared up for this year’s Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup after facilities for the event received a nod from sponsors on Monday.Officials from CECAFA and sponsors GTV
NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 29 - The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) on Monday called for a nationwide strike on January 19 after the expiry of a deadline which the union gave the government to resolve the salary increase dispute for about 250,000 members.
NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 29 - Armed policemen on Monday morning barred Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) staff from accessing their offices.Among those caught in the blockade was the ousted vice chairman Kihara Muttu who had gone to the commission’s
NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 24 - I woke up this morning and it dawned on me that the holidays truly are here. I wondered why it doesn’t feel like the Christmas of yesteryears, when carols began being played in homes at the beginning of December and
ACCRA, December 28 - Ghanaians turned out Sunday to choose a successor to outgoing president John Kufuor in the second round of an election seen as a test of just how stable the West African nation is.Nana Akufo-Addo of Kufuor's New Patriotic Party (NPP)
GAZA CITY, December 28 - Israel warned on Sunday it could send ground troops into Gaza as its warplanes continued pounding Hamas targets inside the enclave where more than 270 Palestinians have been killed in just 24 hours.In the latest international
MUSINA, December 28 - In the blazing midday sun, Fungai Lindlela watches as her baby pushes a sticky ball of maize meal into her mouth in a makeshift refugee camp near South Africa's border with Zimbabwe."I need asylum - it's too hard," Lindlela
NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 28 - Three Kenya Red Cross Society volunteers were detained and badly beaten by armed bandits in Tana River District late Saturday.They were nabbed by the bandits as they tried to assess the humanitarian needs of persons displaced
NAIROBI, December 27 - The first Marathon run at the now standard distance of 42.195km was at the 1908 Olympic Games in London. In many of the past 100 years there have been sensational victories, marvellous records and other exceptional accomplishments.