Phones charged in five minutes ‘in 2018’

By BBC Smartphones with batteries that fully charge in five minutes could be available to consumers next year. The technology was first shown off in 2015, when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated its FlashBattery at the CES...

IS-linked propaganda outlet moves to Instagram

By BBC A propaganda arm of the so-called Islamic State group (IS) has for the first time set up an account on Instagram. The outlet, called Nashir News Agency, promoted the new Instagram account via its...

Kashmir social media ban criticized

By BBC Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The state government said the services were being misused by "anti-government elements" to incite...

Elton had potentially deadly infection

By BBC Sir Elton John suffered a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection during a tour, forcing him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel concerts in the US, his management says. The singer became violently...

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

By BBC The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which...

KCB to layoff more than 77pc of employees

By Ronald Owili Tellers and clerks employed by the KCB Group are among employees set to be affected in the inevitable layoff as more than 77 percent of the bank’s transactions are now done outside...

Four things worth your attention from Facebook F8

By BBC Facebook’s annual developers’ event, held this year in San Jose, is the social network's chance to bring together all of the people that work with the site to create the apps and other...

Tursker’s Situma to miss game with Ulinzi

By Bernard Okumu Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker will miss the services of Captain James Situma but will have Vincent Omumbo and Hashim Sempala when the side takes on Ulinzi Stars Saturday in a Kenyan...

Pipeline, Prisons resume Africa volleyball women’s championship campaign

By Bernard Okumu Kenya pipeline and Kenya Prisons resume their Africa volleyball women’s club championship campaign Tuesday with final group matches of the ongoing championship at Ksar Hellal Janmel Hall in Monastir, Tunisia. Reigning national...

Egypt church blast ‘kills at least 13’

By BBC At least 13 people have been killed in an explosion at a church in northern Egypt, state media say. The blast targeted St George's Coptic church in the city of Tanta in the Nile...
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