Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif shot dead in Kenya, police say he failed to stop at a roadblock

Police headquarters in Nairobi are this morning expected to issue a public statement following the fatal police shooting of a senior Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif on Magadi-Nairobi highway in Kajiado County. Sharif, an award-winning journalist was felled on the night of Sunday, October 23, under unclear circumstances in what police say was a case...

Kenya Wants China to Extend $5 Billion Debt Repayment Period

Kenya plans to ask China for a longer repayment period on $5 billion of loans it used to build a new railway line, Transport Secretary-designate Kipchumba Murkomen said. Servicing the Export-Import Bank of China loans, which mature in 15 to 20 years, is choking the economy, Murkomen told lawmakers Wednesday at a confirmation hearing...

Two US lawmakers want Pakistan army actions in Bangladesh liberation declared genocide

A legislation has been tabled in the House of Representatives seeking to declare Pakistan Army's actions during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war as genocide and crimes against humanity. The legislation was tabled by two US congressmen, among them Ro Khanna of Indian origin and Steve Chabot. In the legislation, the two congressmen want the...

China fines Kenya Sh1.31bn for defaulting on SGR loans

Kenya defaulted on repayment of the Chinese loans provided to build the standard gauge railway (SGR), highlighting the country’s struggles with the mounting public debt. The Chinese banks fined Kenya Sh1.312 billion in the year ended June for loan defaults, according to Treasury documents seen by Business Daily. Kenya tapped over half...

Kenya’s military delegation visits Indian Military Academy

Kenya's military delegation has visited the Indian Military Academy, as part of measures to strengthen Indo-Kenya ties and defence cooperation. The delegation was led by Maj Gen FG Ahmed, Commandant who was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising five members from Kenya Military Academy.Maj Gen FG Ahmed is the first woman to hold the rank...

Zero-Covid measures cause chaos as China prepares for Beijing summit

Lockdowns and travel restrictions are continuing to cause chaos across China in the run-up to a crucial political meeting next week as the government holds fast to hardline zero-Covid policies. As thousands of Communist party delegates prepare to descend on Beijing for the twice-a-decade congress meeting, where Xi Jinping is expected to start his third term as...

US issues travel advisory on Pakistan over terror threats and violence

The United States has warned its citizens to reconsider travel to Pakistan, categorising some areas as high-risk over terrorism and sectarian violence. The travel advisory was issued this week, warning its citizens against traveling to Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), over fears of terrorism and...

U.N. body rejects debate on China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in blow to West

GENEVA, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The U.N. rights council on Thursday voted down a Western-led motion to hold a debate about alleged human rights abuses by China against Uyghurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang in a victory for Beijing as it seeks to avoid further scrutiny. The defeat - 19 against, 17 for, 11...

Ten years of Afghan economic growth, reversed in just 12 months: UNDP

It says that the already-declining regular economy, as opposed to the black market, lost nearly $5 billion after August 2021 and is reversing “in 12 months what had taken 10 years to accumulate.” The cost of a basket of essentials needed to avoid food poverty has meanwhile risen 35 percent, forcing poorer households to go...

British deliver aid to Ukraine via Pakistan

Despite internal problems and the political crisis, the UK happens tobe the largest military donors to Ukraine. This is evident from the fact thatLondon has already sent almost three billion dollars to the “square”.Recently reports have surfaced about secret participation of Pakistan in theBritish schemes which had previously demonstrated its neutrality in relationto the Ukrainian conflict.
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