Listen to music while browsing

Grenade attack in Nairobi church kills one: police

By AFP

NAIROBI (AFP) - A grenade set off by a worshipper in a Nairobi church killed one person on Sunday and injured at least 10 others, police in the Kenyan capital said.

"We have one fatality, and there are more than 10 others who have been injured," area deputy police Chief Joseph Gichangi said.

"We have been told that the person who threw the grenade was part of the congregation and he fled immediately after throwing it," he added.

The attack targeted the God House of Miracle Church in Nairobi's Ngara neighbourhood.

The Kenyan capital has been hit by a series of unclaimed attacks since late 2011. The deadliest blast, on March 10, struck a bus terminal, killing nine people and injuring roughly 60 others.

Kenyan police have blamed the strikes on Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists or their sympathisers, claiming the attacks are a response to the Kenyan army's incursing into Somalia, launched in October.

Nairobi sent troops into neighbouring Somalia following a spate of kidnappings in Kenya, which it blamed on the Islamists.

The operation aimed to curb the Shebab's influence in Somalia, where they control much of the south and central region in a country that has lacked a stable government for two decades.

Democracy as a system has to grow function properly to achieve it purpose
By: Steven Blessing Acka

Zambia presidential hopeful vows to

Zambia's opposition United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema waves after filing his presidential nomination papers at Supreme Court in Lusaka on September 24, 2008.  By Thomas Nsama (AFP/File) Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lusaka (AFP) - A leading contender in Zambia's presidential elections, Hakainde ...
read more »

Guinea president says still 'at war

Guinea's president Alpha Conde pictured during a visit to Paris on January 19, 2015.  By Miguel Medina (AFP/File) Saturday, January 24, 2015

Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) - Guinean President Alpha Conde is "still at war" agai ...
read more »

Burundi opposition radio boss arres

Police patrol on September 26, 2013, a street in Bujumbura, Burundi.  By Esdras Ndikumana (AFP/File) Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi police on Tuesday arrested the head of a key ...
read more »