Eight vehicles involved in Thika road accident

Motorists heading towards Ngara advised to use alternative lanes.

Hundreds of Ethiopians return home from Saudi Arabia jails

About 400 Ethiopian migrants serving prison sentences in Saudi Arabia returns home.

US makes China's diplomats say where they're going

China has reacted angrily but the US says it is merely "levelling the playing field"

Saving Sarah Cohen: Philip Murgor's battle against the odds

Lawyer thanks Ahmednassir, challenges Haji and defends holding hands with Sarah

Your Thursday Breakfast Briefing

The stories making headlines in the Star this morning.

Jumwa to spend another night in police cell

Magistrate Vincent Andet says he would make a ruling on whether to release Jumwa on bail ...

Ida Odinga loses round one in fight for Fidel property

Ida and Winnie Odinga want a share of Fidel's estate given to twins sired by another ...

Punguza Mizigo Bill collapses

Only three counties more need to reject it to seal the fate of  the bid to change the ...

Uhuru: We are coming to the ground with BBI

To traverse the country to rally support for the Building Bridges Initiative report.

NCIC probing ODM politicians over hate speech, incitement

Commission is in receipt of a number of audio and video clips of politicians making what ...

BBI is a deal between two people

What they are being asked to do is to try and to establish what ails Kenya

Trials for GM maize edging closer

GM technology makes crops drought resistant, pest resistant and increases yields.

Pastor MCA charged with faking diploma freed on bail

He is also accused of forging certificates to enrol into JKUAT for leadership programme

Jubilee backs Elachi return to City Hall

The decision means Elachi will resume her duties after a year-long absence

Uhuru launches Sh62 billion city expressway project

The project is intended to ease traffic in Nairobi and create jobs

Close to 30,000 GBV cases reported in decade

Police say survivors report to the service first, officers being trained on handling such ...

World

US makes China's diplomats say where they're going

China has reacted angrily but the US says it is merely "levelling the playing field"

North Korea's Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain

Kim may be “contemplating some major policy decisions,”

Turkey rejects US call for Syria ceasefire

Turkey says its offensive aims to push Kurdish forces from the border region.

UK jobs boom cools ahead of Brexit

The number of people in employment unexpectedly fell by 56,000.

Germans to pay 5.5% higher levy for renewable power

Households to pay Eur18 more in 2020.

Catalonia leaders jailed for sedition by Spanish court

The 12 politicians and activists had all denied the charges.

Russia says no talks underway to change oil output deal

Moscow is fully committed to the deal, Novak told reporters.

Africa

Hundreds of Ethiopians return home from Saudi Arabia jails

About 400 Ethiopian migrants serving prison sentences in Saudi Arabia returns home.

This is the Nigerian painting that sold for Sh140m

Ben Enwonwu's "Christine" was painted in 1971 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nigerian President vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools

“The government cannot allow centers where people, male and female, are maltreated in the ...

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader to run for president

Soro led the rebels that tried and failed to oust former President Laurent Gbagbo in 2002.

Tunisia MP in court over 'masturbating' video

Zouheir Makhlouf represents the coastal town of Nabeul.

Zuma to file appeal on corruption trial

The corruption allegations date back to the 1990s.

Nigerian police rescue 67 from 'inhuman' conditions

“The way he is treating the children is un-Islamic”

Magufuli shifts base to Dodoma

President Magufuli announced the relocation over the weekend.

The Conversation

Ebola: Why cross-border risks for Kenya remain high

Kenya appears prepared, but a lot more can be done.

Kenyans participate in HIV vaccine trial

If the trial is successful, it will bring a new form of HIV prevention to people.

More than 50 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit affected communities in both provinces.

How politics shapes the way African cities are run

Everyday politics boil over into multi-party politics and municipal governance

Why embracing indigenous languages could have major ...

Kenya is a multilingual country with over 42 different indigenous languages. In ...

How Nigeria has got better at running elections that are ...

The conduct of periodic, competitive, participatory, credible and non-violent elections ...

Shutting down the internet doesn’t work – but governments ...

As the internet continues to gain considerable power and agency around the world, many ...

More News

National insurer amid fresh Sh1.4 billion rip-off

Audit reveals Integrated Revenue Management System was a cash cow to siphon taxpayers' funds.

Body of missing Machakos priest recovered

The body was mutilated and stashed in a sack

Is Sonko punishing MCAs allied to Guyo?

Ward reps said Sonko's handlers threatened to make life 'difficult' for defying him.

7,000 IDPs sue for compensation

They want government officials cited for contempt of court for failure to respond to suit