An ODM politician was on Tuesday night shot dead at the gate of his residence in Ruai, Nairobi.

Mr Stephen Odongo Mukabana, 42, was attacked as he waited for the gate to be opened at Alpha Court, Chokaa in Ruai, Kayole OCPD Ali Nuno said.

Mr Mukabana was confronted by six men, one armed with a pistol, who shot him on the head and stomach.

The attackers then stole his wallet containing an unknown amount…

Read more: ODM youth leader Stephen Mukabana shot dead


Dozens of heavily-armed military police swooped on Amsterdam's Schiphol airport late Tuesday, evacuating part of the busy travel hub and arresting one man, triggering a four-hour security alert.

The incident came as the Netherlands has been on high guard following the March 22 attack on the Brussels airport and metro in which 32 people were killed.

"Police have evacuated part of the airport plaza and the adjacent Sheraton Hotel and arrested one person amid a suspicious situation,"…

Read more: Amsterdam airport partly evacuated in security alert, man detained


The University of Nairobi has suspended 139 more students for engaging in a strike, bringing to 201 the total number of learners sent home in the last two days.

On Tuesday, the institution suspended 62 students following chaos which rocked the university over claims of rigged students’ union elections.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi, in a notice on the institution’s website, said those who have been suspended should collect their letters from the registrar’s office.


Read more: University of Nairobi suspends 139 more students over strike


Corruption in Kenya has caught the attention of a major US public broadcaster, PBS, which aired a 10 mini-documentary series titled "How widespread corruption is hurting Kenya" at prime time on Monday night. 

PBS is the most prominent provider of television programmes to public television stations in the United States and its programmes are transmitted to tens of millions of homes every day.

The documentary is part of a mini-series “Inside Kenya, and tells of how ubiquitous grand…

Read more: 'Corruption in Kenya' documentary airs in millions of US homes

Replacing animal fat in the human diet with vegetable oil seems not to lower heart disease risk, and might even boost it, according to a study published Wednesday that challenges a cornerstone of dietary advice.

Switching from saturated to unsaturated Omega-6 fats did result in lower blood cholesterol in a trial with nearly 10,000 participants, it said, but not the expected reduction in heart disease deaths.

In fact, those with a greater reduction in cholesterol "had a…

Read more: Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart

Chad's presidential election allowed voters to "freely choose their leaders" without fraud, despite certain anomalies, African Union observers said Tuesday, after polls expected to see President Idriss Deby extend his 26-year rule.

The report by the African Union (AU) — whose rotating presidency is currently held by Deby — noted that most polling station staff "did not show a great mastery of electoral operations."

"Overall, presidential election gave citizens the opportunity to freely choose their leaders…

Read more: African Union happy with Chad polls, despite anomalies


The majority of Germans believe that EU-Turkey deal is a bad idea and will not work properly, according to a recent poll.

Most also don’t tend to see Ankara as a trusted partner, let alone a potential member in the union.

Under a plan agreed in Brussels earlier in March, all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey would be returned.

For each Syrian sent back, another Syrian already in Turkey would be resettled in the EU. Turkey…

Read more: Majority of Germans oppose EU-Turkey migrant deal


Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says some of his former White House rivals could make his short list for key government posts, despite a bitter campaign that has included name-calling and personal attacks.

In an interview published late Tuesday, Trump said he is mulling his options for his cabinet, even though he remains in a nip-and-tuck race for the nomination with Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who has been steadily closing the gap in the number of…

Read more: Trump's bitter Republican rivals could join Cabinet


A Brazilian congressional committee Tuesday recommended impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, setting the stage for a crucial vote in the lower house to decide whether she should face trial.

The committee voted 38 to 27 in favour of Rousseff’s ouster.

Both sides yelled slogans and waved placards as the vote was completed after hours of bad-tempered debate that often descended into shouting matches, reflecting Brazil's increasingly bitter divisions.

Ms Rousseff is accused of fiddling accounts to mask…

Read more: Top committee backs Brazil leader impeachment


Dutch officials Tuesday formally confirmed the validity of last week’s eurosceptic-driven referendum in which voters rejected a key EU deal with Ukraine in a fresh blow to European unity.

More than 4.1 million people, accounting for around 32 per cent of the 12.8 million eligible voters, turned out to cast their ballots on Wednesday in a non-binding plebiscite, with 61 per cent spurning the pact with Kiev and only 38.21 per cent in favour.…

Read more: Dutch voters spurn pact with Kiev


The Central African Republic unveiled Tuesday its first new government since a peaceful presidential vote in February seen as a step toward reconciliation after years of sectarian violence.

Prime Minister Mathieu Simplice Sarandji’s cabinet announced on national radio has 23 members, with none drawn from the Muslim and Christian militias behind the bloodletting sparked by a coup three years ago.

Three candidates who came up short against President Faustin-Archange Touadera, elected in a February 14 run-off vote,…

Read more: CAR Prime Minister Sarandji names 23-member Cabinet