Briton gets life for Congo killing

Joshua French (R), who holds joint British-Norwegian nationality and served in the British army, with Tjostolv Moland (L). Photo: Courtesy A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has imposed…

Introducing The Outernet: Free, Worldwide Wi-Fi Access Beamed From Space

Forget what you know about the Internet, especially the part where you have to pay to access it. A New York City-based company, the Media Development Investment Fund, plans to launch hundreds…

Egypt dig unearths 3,600-year-old mummy

(CNN) — Archaeologists say they unearthed a rare find during a dig in Egypt: a sarcophagus that’s 3,600 years old — with a mummy still inside. Egypt’s state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported Thursday…

Egypt bus blast near Israel border ‘kills three tourists’

A blast ripped through a bus near an Egyptian resort town bordering Israel on Sunday, killing at least three foreign tourists, police said. The cause of the blast near the…

Flappy Bird Fans Are Threatening To Kill The Developer For Deleting It From App Store

By Tracy Mulei newsdesk@nairobidigest.co.ke Nguyen Dong,the developer of  the popular Flappy Bird, has been receiving death threats since he decided to delete the application from Google Play and APP store….

Africa declares war against stigmatization of disabled

African leaders have formed an international body that will fight for the rights of people living with disability, their health and access to formal education. The African Leadership Alliance on…

Burundi floods: Many dead in Bujumbura

At least 50 people are reported to have died after floods and landslides hit the Burundi capital, Bujumbura. BBC reports that it is  is not yet possible to give accurate figures…

Hague hears DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda ‘ordered killings’

Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda (pictured) ordered troops to kill and rape civilians, prosecutors have told the International Criminal Court. The allegations were made at the start of hearings…

ICC opens CAR war crime probe

The ICC’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said “profound human suffering” had been caused. Photo: Courtesy The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she has opened a preliminary investigation into…

Measles deaths fall to record low, but rebound in Syria

The number of people dying from measles has fallen to a record low, driven down by mass vaccination campaigns, but outbreaks in crisis zones such as Syria remain a threat,…

Pope John Paul ll relic stolen from chapel in Italy

Italian police are hunting for a stolen holy relic that contains the blood of Pope John Paul ll. It appears to have been taken during the burglary of a small…

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reportedly hit out at the UN and accused their peacekeeping mission (Unmiss) of acting like a “parallel government” in his country

This comes after Kiir’s government accused the UN of hiding rebels and weapons at their camps, after which the information minister tried to force his way into the UN base…

French President Francois Hollande to decide which woman to call first lady

French President Francois Hollande is under pressure following a tabloid report that he was having a secret affair with actress Julie Gayet — sending his girlfriend into the hospital. (Reuters)…

S Sudan evacuation flight ‘fired on’

Civilians arrive at UNMISS compound adjacent to Juba International Airport to take refugePhoto: AP A US evacuation flight from South Sudan has been fired on, causing some injuries, say reports…

Ugandan MPs pass life in jail anti-homosexual law

Gay activists participate in peaceful demonstrations in Nairobi. Photo: Courtesy. Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment in some cases….

Juba clashes: ‘Dozens of soldiers killed’

More than 60 soldiers have been killed in two days of clashes in the South Sudanese capital Juba, doctors at a military hospital have said. Fresh violence broke out on…

South Sudan: Gunfire continues in tense capital, Juba

Fresh gunfire has erupted overnight in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, a day after the government said it had quashed an attempted coup. There are reports of heavy weapons being…

Nelson Mandela statue unveiled in Pretoria by Zuma

A statue of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, has been unveiled in the capital, Pretoria, a day after he was buried. The nine-metre (30ft) bronze statue has been…

Hundreds break through police barrier to see Mandela

Hundreds of South Africans pushed their way past a police cordon in a bid to see Nelson Mandela’s body Friday, in the final moments of his lying in state. The…


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