Kenya's opposition alliance aims to unseat ruling party

2017-04-28 11:57

Kenya's opposition lined up behind a single candidate, veteran political leader Raila Odinga, strengthening their challenge to the government in August's polls.

Tanzania offers 500 doctors to ease Kenya health crisis

2017-03-18 17:30

Tanzania has agreed to send 500 doctors to Kenya after a 100-day doctors' strike that paralysed health services in the neighbouring country.

Kenya governor says police blocking him from Kenyatta event

2017-03-13 15:26

The governor of Kenya's second largest city says paramilitary police have surrounded his home and office to prevent him from attending a presidential event and answering accusations of corruption.

Trump speaks with Kenyan president on terrorism

2017-03-08 14:00

President Donald Trump and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta have discussed their mutual interest in overcoming terrorism.

Kenya's new electoral commission sworn in

2017-01-20 15:18

Kenya's new electoral commission was sworn in to replace a team forced to quit after violent protests by opponents who accused them of bias, mismanagement and corruption.

#UhuruChallenge trending as Kenyans poke fun at President Kenyatta

2017-01-09 16:08

The hashtag #UhuruChallenge is trending in Kenya, as people make fun of President Uhuru Kenyatta's "perceived penchant for launching projects and his communications team's use of flowery language to describe him".

Kenya president: ICC not impartial

2016-12-13 10:00

Kenya's president has described the International Criminal Court as "not impartial", saying his government "will give serious thought" to its membership of the court

Kenya president: At least 20 dead as medical workers strike

2016-12-07 21:06

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged striking medical workers to return to the job, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of care.

What's at stake as Kenya weighs withdrawal from the ICC

2016-11-10 16:25

It is a question of when, not whether, Kenya will pull out of the ICC. But it is also clear that there is some incentive for Nairobi not to withdraw immediately, writes Thomas Obel Hansen.

US engages Kenya after KDF withdrawal from S Sudan

2016-11-05 18:58

The US says it is closely monitoring the situation following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to withdraw Kenya Defence Forces from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.


Kenya opposition names Raila Odinga as presidential candidate

2017-04-28 09:09

Veteran political leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga has been named Kenya's opposition presidential candidate for August's elections, at a large rally in the capital Nairobi.

Kenya's president deploys military to quell drought violence

2017-03-17 17:34

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the military to be deployed to the volatile counties of Baringo and Laikipia to calm deadly violence fueled by drought.

UN chief: Steady funding needed for AU troops in Somalia

2017-03-09 06:11

The UN secretary general has urged more funding for African Union troops in Somalia battling Islamic extremists trying to take over the country.

Kenya court jails doctors' union officials over strike

2017-02-13 13:06

A Kenyan court has jailed seven union officials for a month over a doctors strike that has crippled public hospitals for 10 weeks.

Kenya registers voters ahead of August 2017 election

2017-01-16 16:02

Kenya's election commission has begun a national drive to register millions of new voters ahead of the August presidential poll, with rival parties encouraging their supporters to sign up on time.

Kenya 'shuts' US NGO working on 2017 election

2016-12-20 08:49

The Kenyan agency that regulates non-governmental groups says it has terminated the operations of the US-funded International Foundation for Electoral Systems in the east Africa country

Kenya giving 'serious thought' to quitting ICC

2016-12-13 07:04

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says his country is seriously thinking of quitting the International Criminal Court, after several other African nations moved to pull out of the tribunal.

Kenyans 'disappointed' over Trump's attorney general pick

2016-11-24 16:06

President-elect Donald Trump's choice for attorney general suggested two years ago that Kenyans could become spies if allowed to join the US military, Kenyan media says.

African leaders congratulate Donald Trump

2016-11-09 19:32

Several African leaders have congratulated Donald Trump following his victory in the just ended US elections.

Magufuli's visit should end the grandstanding between Tanzania and Kenya

2016-11-03 21:05

Magufuli’s visit to Kenya reaffirms Tanzania as a leading regional actor. But it is also clearly designed to reset bilateral relations with Kenya which have been at best lukewarm on his watch, writes Sekou Toure Otondi.

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