ICC sets new trial date for Kenyan leader

2014-04-01 13:02

The ICC has set a new date for the opening of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial, saying the 7 October start would give the Kenyan government more time to provide evidence in the case.

Kenya sued over 2007 election sex violence

2014-03-26 07:33

A group of survivors of sexual violence committed after Kenya's violence-hit 2007 elections has taken the government to court over its alleged failure to protect them.

Kenyan leader, cabinet cut own pay

2014-03-07 22:24

Kenya's president and cabinet have agreed to a pay cut as part of austerity measures meant to reduce the government wage bill and free up funds for use in economic development.

We aren’t plotting to topple Kenya govt - US

2014-02-14 18:51

The US has reportedly denied claims that it is funding attempts to "overthrow" the Kenyan government.

Kenyatta case has 'collapsed', defence tells ICC

2014-02-05 14:43

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s defence team says his crimes against humanity case before the ICC “has collapsed” as judges consider dropping the high-profile trial.

AU urges united stand against ICC trials

2014-02-01 19:58

The African Union has urged its members to "speak with one voice" against criminal proceedings at the International Criminal Court against sitting presidents.

Kenya president defends Chinese company

2014-01-28 21:04

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended the tender for a multibillion-dollar railway project that has been won by a Chinese company.

ICC delays Kenyatta trial opening

2014-01-24 09:23

The ICC has postponed the opening date of the crimes against humanity trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the request of the prosecutors.

Fighting rages in South Sudan oil regions

2013-12-26 17:00

Heavy fighting between government forces and rebels are raging in South Sudan's key oil-producing north, officials say, as Kenya and Ethiopia try to broker an end to the civil war.

Kenya to deploy troops to South Sudan

2013-12-21 18:13

Kenya will send troops to troubled South Sudan to evacuate about 1 600 citizens, the presidency says, with many trapped in the flashpoint rebel-held town of Bor.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom

2013-12-12 11:16

Kenyans are marking half a century independence from UK, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption.

AU praises 'pan-African icon' Mandela

2013-12-06 15:18

The AU has mourned the passing of former president Nelson Mandela and ordered its flags to fly at half-mast as it praised the "pan-African icon", a report says.

Kenya journalists protest media bill

2013-12-03 21:45

Kenya journalists have demonstrated over a media bill on fears freedom of press could be lost.

ICC to allow video hearings in gesture to Kenya

2013-11-28 14:48

International Criminal Court member states have agreed to let defendants ask to appear by video-conference in a concession to a Kenyan campaign against the trial of their leaders.

Kenya snubs envoys of ICC backers

2013-11-22 10:22

Kenya appears to be punishing nations backing the ICC, where President Uhuru Kenyatta faces trial for crimes against humanity, by keeping envoys in limbo while they wait for accreditation.

Kenyans protest over controversial NGO bill

2013-11-21 20:54

Kenyan protesters furious over parliamentary bills they say risk undermining democracy have marched through the streets of the capital.

Democracy under threat - Kenyan press

2013-11-21 07:41

Kenya’s vibrant media and outspoken activists are up in arms over two recent parliamentary bills they say will curb hard-won freedoms, muzzle government critics and undermine democracy.

Kenya trials: Africa launches big challenge to ICC

2013-11-15 11:14

African nations are set to launch one of the biggest challenges yet to the ICC by forcing a UN Security Council vote on suspending the trial of Kenya’s president.

Kenyatta to return 'draconian' media bill to parly

2013-11-14 09:47

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta plans to send back to parliament a media bill critics say would stunt democracy in an African nation with usually broad press freedoms.

Zuma defends AU decision on ICC

2013-11-06 22:12

President Jacob Zuma says a decision by the AU to ask the International Criminal Court to defer cases against sitting heads of state has not been made to shield African leaders from prosecution.

ICC delays Kenyan president's trial

2013-10-31 22:20

The International Criminal Court has postponed Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's trial on charges of crimes against humanity trial by three months to February next year.

African leaders ask UN to defer Kenya ICC trials

2013-10-23 07:33

The AU and Kenya have asked the UN Security Council to defer the trials of Kenya’s leaders at the ICC for one year so they can deal with the aftermath of the Nairobi mall attack.

ICC 'uncertain on action if Uhuru skips trial'

2013-10-17 12:17

The ICC is not clear what action would be taken if Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta decides not to attend his trial set to begin on 12 December in The Hague, a report says.

I'll co-operate with ICC, says Kenya's Ruto

2013-10-15 15:09

Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto says he would continue to co-operate with the ICC despite a call from African leaders for the prosecution of President Uhuru Kenyatta to be halted.

Africa's ICC ultimatum poses dilemma for West

2013-10-14 07:46

The AU's demand for the ICC to defer trials against Kenya’s leadership is unlikely to get the UN Security Council support but poses a dilemma for Western powers, analysts say.


Kenya: Polygamy bill 'threatens family values'

2014-03-28 08:44

The adoption by Kenya’s parliament of a controversial bill that legalises polygamy has provoked a fierce national debate pitting modern secular values and Christianity against local traditions.

Kenya must stop terror hits on tiny budget

2014-03-15 18:17

If Kenyan security officials are able to stop another Westgate Mall-style terror attack, they will have to do so on a shoe-string budget.

S Sudan conflict deteriorating, Kenya warns

2014-02-26 07:43

Violence in war-torn South Sudan is worsening, neighbouring Kenya's top security body warns, condemning a "total disregard" by battling forces for a ceasefire deal it helped broker last month.

'We aren't obstructing case against Kenyatta'

2014-02-13 18:41

Kenya’s most senior government lawyer has rejected claims it is obstructing the ICC’s investigation into crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

ICC to decide future of Kenyatta trial

2014-02-05 10:42

The future of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial at the International Criminal Court remains uncertain as prosecutors plead for more time.

Kenyan loses bid to defy ICC arrest

2014-01-31 13:33

A Kenyan ex-journalist accused of witness intimidation by the ICC has lost his bid to defy an arrest warrant issued for him, a judge says.

Botswana 'breaks ranks with SADC, AU'

2014-01-27 12:03

Botswana President Ian Khama says his country won’t participate in future SADC election observer missions after he noted what he says were irregularities in Zimbabwe’s last year elections.

US summit: Obama snubs Mugabe, invites Kenyatta

2014-01-23 11:10

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is among the 47 African leaders who will attend the high-profile US-Africa summit convened by President Barack Obama, as the US continues to snub Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.

African leaders in South Sudan for peace talks

2013-12-26 12:10

The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia have arrived in South Sudan to try and mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup.

ICC: Not enough evidence for Kenyatta trial

2013-12-20 10:26

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has admitted she no longer has enough evidence to try Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity, calling for a delay after witnesses pulled out.

Killings dampen Kenya independence celebrations

2013-12-09 12:29

Ethnic killings in Kenya which saw many, including women and children being cut with machetes have dampened the country’s 50th independence celebrations.

Kenya passes 'draconian' media bill

2013-12-06 11:11

Kenyan lawmakers have adopted amendments to a controversial media bill despite an opposition walk-out and international concern about press freedom.

Kenya refuses to give up Kenyatta records

2013-12-03 07:18

The ICC's chief prosecutor has accused Kenya of failing to hand over records which she said were "relevant to critical issues" in President Uhuru Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial.

Kenyan president must attend trial - ICC

2013-11-27 07:32

The ICC has reversed a ruling that allowed Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta to attend only parts of his trial, saying the African leader "as a general rule must be present" in court.

ICC trials may threaten regional security – Kenya

2013-11-22 07:36

Kenya has argued that putting its top two leaders on trial before the International Criminal Court would compromise security in the often volatile east African region.

Kenya to demand change to ICC rules

2013-11-21 13:29

Kenya will demand change at the ICC to try to ensure its president doesn’t face charges of crimes against humanity in the aftermath of an election in 2007 where 1 200 were killed.

UN Security Council 'has failed Africa'

2013-11-18 08:49

An African bid to postpone the ICC trials of Kenya’s president and his deputy has failed at the United Nations, and Kenya has called it a humiliation for Africa.

ICC: 20 victims leave case against Ruto

2013-11-15 08:59

A group of 20 victims of post-election violence that rocked Kenya almost six years ago have withdrawn from the Hague-based case against Vice President William Ruto, the ICC says.

UN to vote on delay of Kenya ICC trials

2013-11-13 09:57

The UN Security Council is set to vote on an African call for the International Criminal Court trial of Kenyan leaders to be suspended for a year, diplomats say.

Kenyan press up in arms over 'draconian' media bill

2013-11-01 19:47

Kenya’s media has reacted with shock and outrage after parliament voted through a bill that could see journalists and outlets slapped with huge fines for violating a code of conduct.

Ruto not merely a passive observer – ICC

2013-10-25 12:00

The ICC says Kenya Vice President William Ruto must attend his trial at The Hague and can only be excused under "exceptional circumstances".

ICC says Kenya president can skip parts of trial

2013-10-19 08:26

Judges at the International Criminal Court say Kenya's president can stay at home to carry out his duties as head of state for large parts of his crimes against humanity trial.

Kenya ICC trials: Botswana now backs Kenyatta

2013-10-17 10:05

In a stunning U-turn, Botswana has said there are legitimate reasons to have the International Criminal Court suspend Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata’s trial scheduled for November 12.

Mugabe tells Kenyatta to skip ICC trial – report

2013-10-15 12:21

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe reportedly advised Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta not to attend his trial set to begin at the ICC in The Hague on 12 December.

AU: ICC cannot prosecute head of state

2013-10-12 18:02

The African Union says it will not allow a sitting head of state to be prosecuted by the ICC.

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