More than 100 UN peacekeepers will be sent home from the Central African Republic after an investigation into sex abuse allegations, the United Nations has said.

The UN said it was investigating eight new reports of sex abuse, following more than 20 previous allegations.

One 14-year-old said she was raped by an armed soldier near the airport.

The 120 soldiers to be repatriated are from Congo-Brazzaville. They will be confined to barracks during the investigations.

Last week,…

Read more: Troops on sex abuse claims in C. Africa to be sent home

A United Nations report calling for Julian Assange’s “detention” to be brought to an end is the latest twist in a long-running case pitting hi-tech activists against mighty governments.

At the heart of it is a pale, lanky Australian ex-hacker who has been holed up for three and a half years in a cramped office at Ecuador’s embassy in London to avoid being arrested by British police.

Sweden wants him extradited over an allegation of rape, but…

Read more: Assange ruling riles Sweden

Hillary Clinton mounted a sharp attack on White House rival Bernie Sanders, accusing her Democratic challenger of waging a smear campaign and warning his promises of revolution “don’t add up.”

The nearly two-hour debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham comes five days before the state votes in the first primary of the 2016 election race, after Clinton clinched the narrowest victory in Iowa caucus history against Sanders on Monday.

While most expect Clinton…

Read more: Clinton: My rival’s promises don’t add up

Corporal Joel Koome Kaberia, brother of Defence Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia was buried on Friday.

He was one of the Kenya Defence Forces soldiers killed when Al-Shabaab attacked an Amisom camp in Somalia a month ago.

The burial ceremony was attended by Defence Cabinet Secretary Rachel Omamo and other top government officials.

Dr Omamo asked Kenyans to pray for KDF soldiers involved in peace missions.

She said the soldiers sacrifice and undergo a…

Read more: Defence PS brother laid to rest in Meru

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has recommended that President Uhuru Kenyatta form a tribunal to investigate Supreme Court Judge Phillip Tunoi.

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga on Friday said the JSC received and adopted a report by the special committee appointed to investigate bribery allegations against Justice Tunoi.

He said the commission was satisfied that there was “inappropriate interaction and communication” between Justice Tunoi and an agent of a litigant in a matter that was pending before the…

Read more: JSC proposes tribunal for Justice Phillip Tunoi

Kenyan universities have launched an environmental movement that will focus on climate change mitigation in a bid to achieve global development targets set last year.

The Kenya Green University Network (KGUN) brings together 70 universities and colleges.

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) and the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) are also part of the movement.

The KGUN will bring together public and private institutions of higher learning to champion environmental conservation in colleges accredited by the…

Read more: Kenyan universities launch movement to mitigate climate change

A confidential report by a United Nations group of experts obtained on Friday depicts instances of apparent collusion with enemy or outside forces on the part of Tanzanian peacekeepers and government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In an incident last May in North Kivu, the group recounts, two Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed and 26 wounded in an attack initially thought to have been carried out by the Alliance of Democratic Forces, a set of fighters…

Read more: UN says Tanzanian, DR Congo troops colluding with rebels, cites confusion

Interpol has been allowed to detain a businessman wanted in Germany for tax evasion amounting to over Sh1.4 billion.

In an affidavit submitted to a Nairobi court on Friday, Interpol says Mr Rakesh Sharma "is a member of a gang whose purpose is continued commission of VAT evasion by giving fake revenue particulars leading to evasion of tax amounting to 12,888,434 Euros.”

Mr Sharma appeared before Resident Magistrate Mary Mugure, who allowed the police to…

Read more: Interpol detains man wanted in Germany for Sh1.4bn tax evasion

More than 35 anti-riot vehicles have arrived at the port of Mombasa, ahead of the country's presidential and parliamentary elections set for February 18.

The total number of the various types of vehicles is unspecified, as officials are yet to comment on the matter.

In April 2014, the Ugandan police requested the country's parliament to allocate them more funds in the next financial year (2015/2016) to acquire equipment for quelling protests around the country.

In Kenya, the…

Read more: Uganda police acquire armoured vehicles ahead of elections

Teachers want the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to fast-track the signing of a comprehensive collective bargaining agreement (CBA) as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta late last year.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) chairman Mudzo Nzili on Thursday accused the TSC of dilly-dallying in starting new discussion on the CBA.

Mr Nzili, who spoke after supervising the Nyambene branch Knut elections in Maua Town, accused the commission of sabotaging the process.

“Every state organ must respect the…

Read more: Teachers' union accuses TSC of delaying pay talks

The path that snakes through the thick Lower Imenti Forest narrows as you venture deeper inside. 

The blue sky, too, gets blanketed out gradually and soon, everything is cool and reflects the softness of the hour just before twilight.

The only movement is the occasional sound of a bird taking off from a tree branch above or a squirrel darting up a nearby trunk.

Many hours after the rains have subsided, the soil remains wet, slowly…

Read more: Scenic Lower Imenti Forest that is home to giant Meru oak trees