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Emergency meeting held to save rhino in Kenya

2015-01-28 15:51

Conservationists and scientists have held talks in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction.

Man faces charges over child sex abuse

2015-01-24 07:34

A US grand jury has issued new charges against a US man, 20, over allegedly sexually abusing children at a Kenya orphanage.

Chinese ask Kenya to extradite 76

2015-01-22 18:38

Kenya is considering a request from Beijing to extradite 76 Chinese nationals charged with cyber crime for trial in their homeland.

Kenyan cops teargas school kids in demo over playground

2015-01-19 14:50

Kenyan police have teargassed schoolchildren demonstrating against the removal of their school’s playground, which has been allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician, a rights activist says.

Most of Kenya hit by power outage

2015-01-16 13:03

More than half of Kenya, including the capital Nairobi, have suffered a power outage after a major transmission line failed, distributor Kenya Power says.

Turning blood to power

2015-01-12 05:00

Maasai pastoralists have found an innovative way to generate biogas: using animal blood and waste from the Keekonyokie slaughterhouse.

Kenya's coffee export earnings rise

2015-01-08 19:40

Kenya’s earnings from exports of its coffee have increased by 17% during the season that ended in September due to improved production.

Police probe witness killing in Kenyan VP's trial

2015-01-07 08:48

Kenyan prosecutors have ordered an investigation into the murder of a witness in the ICC trial of Vice President William Ruto, who is accused of masterminding post-election killings in 2007.

At least 1 dead in Nairobi high-rise building collapse

2015-01-05 12:12

At least one person has been killed and several others have been injured after a six-storey residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say.

Nairobi airport shut after plane crash lands

2015-01-04 14:35

The Kenyan capital's main international airport is shut following the crash-landing of a domestic flight, airport officials say.

Kenyan court suspends parts of 2-week-old security law

2015-01-02 14:30

Kenya’s High Court has suspended some of the anti-terrorism measures signed into law two weeks ago by President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying objections raised by opposition should be settled by the judiciary.

 

Graft: Protest in Kenya's Maasai Mara region turns deadly

2015-01-27 08:42

One person has been killed and several others injured after Kenyan police clashed with Maasais protesting against a local governor they accuse of misappropriating tourism funds from the Maasai Mara game reserve.

Kenya: Disputed playground belongs to school

2015-01-20 17:37

Kenya’s internal security minister says a disputed playground, where police tear gassed school children who were protesting the take-over by a private developer, belongs to the school.

Japan lends $270m to Kenya to help expand port

2015-01-17 12:31

Kenya has signed a $270m loan deal with Japan to help expand capacity at Mombasa port, a busy facility that is the main trade gateway to east Africa.

Kenyan newspaper apologises for Charlie Hebdo cartoon

2015-01-15 22:15

A Kenyan newspaper has apologised for reproducing a caricature of Prophet Muhammad featured in the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo magazine in its first issue since it was attacked by Islamic extremists.

Doping crisis grave - Kiplagat

2015-01-09 16:20

The head of Kenya's athletics governing body says the crisis over doping among the distance runners is "as bad as HIV/Aids".

ICC concerned over killing of key witness in Kenya

2015-01-07 15:21

The ICC has raised concern over the killing of a man who has been described by other officials as a witness in the trial of Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto.

Another building collapses in Kenya

2015-01-05 22:36

Kenya's president has ordered an audit of all buildings in the capital after an eight-storey residential building collapsed.

Kenyan opposition leader’s son found dead in his home

2015-01-05 11:40

Fidel Castro Odinga, the son of former Kenyan prime minister and current opposition leader Raila Odinga, has been found dead at his home, his family says.

Kenya high court suspends parts of new terror law

2015-01-02 20:29

A Kenyan court has suspended eight sections of a new law which the government says is meant to fight terror but which critics say will be used to crush dissent by curtailing civil liberties.

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