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U.S. President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump’s proposal to weaken Wall Street reforms and touted his own economic record on Wednesday during a trip to a city he visited three weeks into his presidency that has recovered from its recession lows. Obama’s remarks in Elkhart, Indiana, foreshadowed the arguments he is likely to make on the campaign trail this fall

The Guardian Chinese minister vents anger when Canadian reporter asks about human rights: China’s foreign minister berated a journalist during a visit to Canada on Wednesday for asking an “irresponsible” question about China’s human rights record. Wang Yi was in Ottawa to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Stéphane Dion, the minister of foreign affairs. At a joint news conference

 The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has castigated the government’s decision to bar the opposition from holding a rally at the Uhuru Park grounds tomorrow saying it is in breach of their rights to assemble. The state yesterday announced that it will close both Uhuru Park and Nyayo National Stadium tomorrow citing security threats. Cord was planning to

The closure of the Dadaab refugee complex and repatriation of Somali refugees will be carried out in a humane manner, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Amb. Amina Mohamed has said. The assurance was given during a meeting of the Tripartite Agreement Partners with Honourable Abdisalam Omer, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Government of Somalia and Representatives of the United

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has today expressed reservations with efforts by a group of MPs from both sides of the House to dialogue and find a solution to the stalemate surrounding the IEBC. The Coalition for Reforms and democracy (Cord) where ODM is a member has been pushing for the ouster of IEBC commissioners saying they cannot be trusted

The International Commission of Jurists, Kenya Chapter now wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ( IEBC) commissioners to resign, saying the credibility questions raised by various stakeholders against them are critical and makes them impartial. Addressing the press today morning, the Commission’s Vice chairman Kelvin Mogeni said both the opposition, workers union (Cotu) and the Law Society of Kenya

Nairobi’s Westlands, Parklands and Ngong Road have been identified as the selling point for Shisha in the country. According to The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse( Nacada), Petrol stations in Nairobi have also been named as the selling point to clients who take them to Prime buildings in town. “Soon we are coming to the

The road safety campaign spearheaded by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is set for a big boost after the National Police Service resolved to attach a set of 200 officers to the authority. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has since signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NTSA. The IG says MOU will go a long way in

French rail worker strike over reforms French railway workers are to go on strike as unions continue to protest against planned labour reforms. This is expected to further disrupt a transport network already suffering from a shortage of fuel. French President Francois Hollande has insisted he will not back down over the reforms, which aim to make it easier to

A military court in Somalia has sentenced two men to life in prison for masterminding a bomb attack on a Daallo Airlines passenger plane in February. Eight other people, including a woman, were sentenced to between six months and four years in prison. The blast, shortly after take-off from Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killed the bomber and left a hole in