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Judge Kuniko Ozaki, the presiding judge for the ICC Trial Chamber V(b). The chamber on December 3, 2014, gave Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda one week to either withdraw the charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta or indicate readiness to proceed to trial. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Uhuru’s ICC case on the verge of collapse

The ICC case against President Uhuru Kenyatta was on the verge of collapse Wednesday after the judges gave the prosecutor seven days to withdraw it if she does not have the evidence to go to trial.

Late Sani Abacha

Nigeria awaits return of Abacha's £315m loot 

The State of Jersey, the biggest territory in the Channels Island, is set to return £315 million Abacha loot to Nigeria.

President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya interior minister fired after massacre

Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kenyan president, has dismissed his interior minister and accepted early retirement for the head of the police, just hours after Somalia's armed group al-Shabab said its fighters had killed at least 36 people at a stone quarry in the northeastern city of Mandera.

Residents look at a burnt car outside the central mosque in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano on Novemer 29, 2014, a day after twin suicide blasts hit the mosque during weekly Friday prayers. At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque, a week after the emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, one of Nigeria’s top Islamic leaders called on northerners to defend themselves against Boko Haram Islamists that have been carrying out deadly attacks and seizure of territory in the northeast. AFP PHOTO

Nigeria: Boko Haram kill 100 in Yobe, Borno

Maiduguri—Suspected Boko Haram insurgents, yesterday intensified their terrorist activities, targeting two state capitals in the North-Eastern part of the country with co-ordinated bomb explosions in Maiduguri, Borno State capital and gun attacks in Damaturu, Yobe State capital.

Kenya: Gunmen kill 36 quarry workers 

Gunmen have killed some 36 quarry workers near the north Kenyan town of Mandera, police say.

The Nigerian military has stepped up operations against Boko Haram in the north.

Nigeria gunmen raid Damaturu city

Suspected Boko Haram militants have carried out attacks on the city of Damaturu in north-east Nigeria, residents and security sources say.

The World Health Organisation says the goals it set itself for treatment and safe burials in West Africa's Ebola outbreak have largely been met.

There is huge risk of spread of Ebola -warns UN

The head of the UN Ebola response mission in West Africa has told the BBC there is still a "huge risk" the deadly disease could spread to other parts of the world.

 General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), former Head of State of Nigeria

Nigeria can defeat Boko Haram – Gowon, Okoh

ABUJA — Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) and the Primate of All Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Revd Nicholas Okoh, Sunday, called on Nigerians not to lose hope in the ability of the Federal Government to contain the current insurgency in some parts of the country. 

Mr Peter Mungai Njoroge speaks to the Nation in Nairobi last Friday. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Man sues Kenyan doctors over HIV diagnosis

Five doctors are embroiled in a legal tussle with a man who accuses them of wrongly diagnosing him with HIV and giving him anti-retroviral drugs that left him paralysed.

Reports of deadly Boko Haram raid in Nigeria

Scores of people have reportedly been killed after suspected Boko Haram fighters, who arrived on motorcycles throwing bombs, raided a town in Nigeria's northeast Borno state.

Three explosions rock Kano mosque killing many

Many people have been killed in three explosions during yesterday’s prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.

Two Egyptian army officers killed

Two Egyptian military officers were killed and three army recruits were injured  yesterday   morning in two separate incidents in Cairo and Qaliubiya, as security forces are anticipating anti-government protests by the Salafi Front,the country’s  state media has reported.

63 Senators back plan to impeach Jonathan

SIXTY-three senators have signed up to the plan to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan in the upper legislative chamber, according to Nigeria’s The PUNCH, newspaper. 

Nigeria: Girl, 14, faces death penalty for killing her 35-year-old husband

A 14-year-old Nigerian child bride is facing the death penalty for allegedly murdering her 35-year-old husband with rat poison.

President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking when he launched the 16 days of activism to end violence against women at The University of Nairobi on November 26, 2104. The President told Kenyans to stop blaming his government alone for rising insecurity and play their role in securing the country. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI   NATION MEDIA GROUP

Uhuru Kenyatta fires back at critics over security

President Kenyatta Wednesday told Kenyans to stop blaming his government alone for rising insecurity and play their role in securing the country.

Boko Haram has vowed to create an Islamic state in Nigeria

'Many dead' in twin Nigeria blasts

Two female suicide bombers have blown themselves up at a crowded market in northern Nigeria's Maiduguri city, causing many casualties, witnesses say.

Hundreds of non-Mandera residents camp at KDF airstrip waiting to be evacuated from the county in this picture taken on November 25, 2014 PHOTO | MANASE OTSIALO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenyan's flee homes after Al-Shabaab killings

Hundreds of non-locals working in Mandera have fled their homes and are camping at the Kenya Defence Forces airstrip demanding to be evacuated.

Mr Kamanzi and baby Arnella

Maid in torture video faces murder charge

Police in Uganda have amended the charge sheet of the 22-year-old maid, who was caught on camera brutalising one-and-half-year-old child, from torture to attempted murder.

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