Kenya


Shabaab militants launch attack in northern Kenya

2015-07-07 19:01

Shabaab militants have attacked Christians in northern Kenya in the latest in a wave of attacks in the east African nation by the Somali-led Islamists.

We are behind Mandera attack, al-Shabaab claims

2015-07-07 11:00

Somalia’s al-Shabaab Islamist group has claimed the attack in the north-eastern Kenyan town of Mandera that killed at least 14 people, saying the raid was part of its campaign against Kenya.

At least 13 dead in gun attack in northeast Kenya

2015-07-07 07:22

Unidentified gunmen have killed at least 13 people in Mandera town in north-eastern Kenya, the head of the Kenya Red Cross says.

Low turnout marks anti-gay demonstration in Kenya

2015-07-06 14:39

A demonstration against homosexuality in Kenya has fizzled after attracting only a handful of protesters.

Obama's 'granny' to cook for president in Kenya

2015-07-03 15:42

US President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

Obama unlikely to meet AU chair Mugabe – report

2015-07-02 14:19

US President Barack Obama will be touring the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia during his visit to Africa but will likely not meet the AU chairperson Robert Mugabe.

Kenya govt in court after botched abortion

2015-06-29 20:04

The mother of a 15-year-old rape survivor, who needs a kidney transplant following a botched backstreet abortion has filed a case against Kenya's government.

Kenya warns of foreign fighter threat across Horn of Africa

2015-06-25 18:41

Foreign fighters with Somalia’s al-Shabaab insurgents pose a risk to Europe if troops fail to stop them, Kenya’s deputy president has warned, days after the first British jihad was killed in Kenya.

Fire destroys parts of largest market in Kenya

2015-06-24 07:36

Officials say a fire has consumed parts of Kenya’s largest market, destroying an area where vendors sell second-hand clothes imported from Western countries.

Kenya wages war on smugglers who fund Somali militants

2015-06-21 14:48

When Kenyan police arrested six men in the vast Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border last April, their ultimate aim was to dismantle a decades-old sugar smuggling trade that is funding Somali militants.

 

Suspected al-Shabaab militants kill 14 workers in northern Kenya

2015-07-07 11:33

Suspected militants of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab have killed 14 quarry workers in northern Kenya, police and reports say.

Shabaab blamed for Kenya's Mandera killings

2015-07-07 09:51

Kenyan officials have blamed Somali-led al-Shabaab militants for the death of at least 14 people killed by gunmen in Mandera town in the north east of the country.

Kenyan MP warns Obama against gay agenda

2015-07-06 20:33

Dozens of Kenyans have rallied in Nairobi against homosexuality and a lawmaker says US President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month.

Deaths, injuries in Kenya illicit alcohol crackdown

2015-07-04 16:56

Eight people have died and scores more have been wounded in a crackdown in Kenya on illegally brewed alcohol, reports and officials say.

Kenya detains alleged ISIS recruiters

2015-07-02 23:22

Kenyan police detain 2 alleged Islamic State recruiters from Uganda

Kenya slums boosted by 'water ATMs'

2015-07-01 05:52

Around the world, people use bank machines to access cash - but in the Kenyan capital's crowded slums, people now use similar machines to access an even more basic requirement - clean water.

Kenya's lands minister charged for obstructing investigators

2015-06-26 15:41

A Kenyan magistrate’s court has charged Lands Minister Charity Kaluki Ngilu with obstructing an investigation into fraudulent land transactions, the deputy director of public prosecutions says.

Record heroin seizures off East Africa

2015-06-25 18:41

A record 1.5 tons of heroin have been seized off East Africa's coast since last month, according to United Nations figures, showing the growing importance of the route to international traffickers.

Kenya hits sugar smugglers

2015-06-22 18:56

Kenyan police aim was to dismantle a decades-old sugar smuggling trade with Somalia to cut Shabaab funding.

African nations beat Yellen to rate hikes

2015-06-18 18:17

Sub-Saharan African central banks have bucked a global trend by increasing borrowing costs this year to ward off inflation and defend their currencies.

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