Prominent Kenyan conservationist shot at as herders set fire to lodge

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Mar 30 : One of Kenya’s most prominent conservationists said today she was repeatedly shot at when she ran to her baby as armed men set fire to a lodge near her home in the drought-striken north, where such attacks are becoming increasingly frequent. Residents say politicians hoping to win votes […]

Kenya finance minister expects steady growth ahead of election

By Duncan Miriri and George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Mar 30 : Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich said today he expected steady economic growth for the next fiscal year as he presented the country’s last budget before a national election in August. Growth is expected to be 5.9 per cent in 2017, the same rate of expansion […]

Shocked Africans try to grapple with racist attacks

By Vishal Narayan New Delhi, March 30 : The vicious attacks on Africans in Greater Noida are a reminder of the palpable hatred, which many of us still harbour for the ‘blacks’ and which the lynching mob betrayed at the first opportunity. The incident has not only struck a mortal blow in the hearts of […]

US-UK alliance targets the world’s deadliest superbugs

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Mar 30 : Eleven biotech companies and research teams in Britain and the United States were awarded up to 48 million dollars in funding today to speed development of new antibiotics powerful enough to take on the world’s deadliest superbugs. The range of antimicrobial medicines able to kill the growing number […]

India assures Nigeria of action as Indian envoy summoned over attacks

Abuja/New Delhi, March 30 : India moved swiftly to assure Nigeria of action over attacks on four Nigerian students as Abuja summoned the Indian envoy to express displeasure over the incident and reminded that it was not the first such occurrence. In Abuja, Sola Enikanolaiye, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, summoned Indian High […]

Hundreds queue up to benefit from Saudi amnesty

Jeddah, March 30 : Hundreds of expats with residency and labour violations thronged passport offices as the Kingdom’s three-month amnesty period for visa violators began. The 90-day amnesty began on Wednesday and during this period, the violators were allowed to leave the Kingdom without paying any fines or facing any penalties, Saudi Gazette reported. Indian […]