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British Airways to be sued over pilot sex abuse

2014-07-30 11:10

Girls and young women who allege they were sexually abused by a BA pilot in African orphanages plan to sue the airline, a law firm representing them says.

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

2014-07-29 15:29

President Barack Obama has spoken out against gender oppression in Africa that he says is "crippling" parts of the continent.

Africa Oil, Tullow could seek Kenya oil partner

2014-07-28 20:00

Canadian explorer Africa Oil and its partner Tullow Oil are likely to bring in a third partner to help develop their oil discoveries in northern Kenya.

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

2014-07-24 21:13

The Peace Corps is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears.

Gunmen kill 3 in Kenyan coast – police

2014-07-21 10:10

Police says three more people have been killed by unknown gunmen on the Kenyan coast where 94 people have so far perished in less than a month in attacks claimed by al-Shabaab.

Kenya prosecutors given month to probe governor

2014-07-18 11:40

A Kenyan court has given prosecutors an additional month to conclude their investigation into a regional governor accused of links to a spate of massacres.

Kenya govt not serious on Islamist threat – Odinga

2014-07-16 12:12

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of Islamist attacks.

Vote violence: Kenya 'failing to deliver justice'

2014-07-15 11:57

Amnesty International has condemned what it says is the Kenyan government’s continued failure to properly investigate and deliver justice to victims of the 2007-2008 post election violence.

4 rhino killed in Kenya's worst poaching attack

2014-07-12 11:30

Two armed gangs have killed four rhino for their horns in rural Kenya this week in possibly the worst rhino poaching incident in the country in more than 25 years, a spokesperson says.

Raiders steal police guns in attack at Kenya coast

2014-07-11 13:27

An official says armed gunmen have attacked a Kenyan coastal village, the latest of a series of attacks that have killed more than 80 people and displaced thousands.

Raiders burn wildlife camp on Kenya coast

2014-07-09 05:00

Gunmen have burned a wildlife camp on Kenya's coast, days after raiders killed 22 people.

Gunmen hurl grenade in Kenyan restaurant

2014-07-08 10:32

At least one person has been killed and several others injured after gunmen hurled a grenade in a restaurant in Kenya’s restive north-eastern town of Wajir, police say.

Kenya opposition demands troops quit Somalia

2014-07-07 21:18

Kenya's opposition leaders have demanded the country withdraw troops from Somalia after a spate of bloody attacks by militants.

Kenyans gather for opposition rally

2014-07-07 10:59

Thousands of Kenyans are rallying for an anti-government demonstration in the capital’s central park amid heavy police presence, with political and ethnic tensions high following weekend attacks.

Kenya crash: Plane was carrying khat

2014-07-02 12:09

The plane that crashed into a commercial building shortly after takeoff from the Kenyan capital Nairobi’s main airport was carrying stimulant khat, police say.

Plane with 4 on board crashes in Nairobi

2014-07-02 07:13

Kenya Airports Authority says a cargo plane with four people on board has crashed shortly after takeoff in Nairobi.

Kenya attacks: Accused governor bailed

2014-06-30 11:19

A Kenyan governor facing charges of terrorism and murder after massacres this month in coastal regions has been released on bail, court officials say.

Ban: UN wants to help Africa fight terrorism

2014-06-28 17:31

The United Nations is determined to help Kenya and other countries in Africa fight "terrorism" following a series of deadly attacks, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

World Bank cuts Kenya growth forecast

2014-06-26 10:45

Kenya will grow slower than expected in 2014, due to poor rains and growing insecurity in east Africa's biggest economy.

Planet of the dying apes

2014-06-25 19:09

The accelerated and unsustainable exploitation of the earth's primary natural resources has become a major threat to apes in Africa and Asia.

Ivory, charcoal funds criminal, terror groups

2014-06-25 06:46

Illegal charcoal, logging, ivory trading finances criminal and terrorist groups a UN group says.

5 killed in attack on Kenyan coast

2014-06-24 08:52

Five people have been killed by unknown attackers who raided a village on Kenya’s coast near Mpeketoni town where about 65 people died in assaults last week, a government official says.

Kenya protest over 'grass cutter' gang rape case

2014-06-23 15:15

Hundreds of protesters have marched through a Kenyan town demanding justice for a schoolgirl who was brutally gang raped, ahead of the trial of suspects who were originally punished by being made to cut grass.

Plastic waste causing $13bn in damage: UN

2014-06-23 13:20

The dumping of plastic waste into the world's oceans is causing at least $13bn a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warns at the global environment conference.

At least 20 killed in Kenyan tribal clashes

2014-06-23 07:48

At least 20 people have been killed in inter-clan violence in northern Kenya, police say, further destabilising one of the country’s most volatile regions.

 

Great apes face extinction - Goodall

2014-07-30 05:00

The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall says.

Kenya 'must be joking' about tourism figures

2014-07-28 22:00

A Kenya hotel chain has disputed official tourist figures, saying violent attacks by militant Islamists have scared away more tourists than authorities admit.

Second tourist shot dead on Kenyan coast

2014-07-24 21:13

A foreign female tourist has been shot dead in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, the second such killing there this month.

Kenya military Twitter account hacked

2014-07-21 21:13

The Kenya military Twitter account has been hacked by a group alleging to be affiliated to Anonymous.

Al-Shebaab militants claim attack on Kenya bus

2014-07-19 10:59

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebaab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus and police vehicle on Kenya's restive southeastern coast that killed at least seven people.

Kenyan governor accused of links to coast massacres

2014-07-16 17:01

The governor of Kenya’s coastal region of lamu has appeared in court on allegations of links to a spate of massacres, with the prosecution requesting more time to complete investigations.

Kenya seizes mega heroin haul

2014-07-15 20:27

Kenyan police have seized a large quantity of heroin hidden in the diesel tank of a ship, the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Britain issues new Kenya travel warning

2014-07-12 19:37

Britain has advised its citizens to avoid the Kenyan island of Lamu, a popular tourist destination, following a string of attacks and massacres in the coastal region.

Digital warrior battles in Kenya

2014-07-11 21:08

The Nigerian creator of a new mobile phone game called Afro Fighters hopes his game will soon rival more popular and well-known ones.

Fresh attack in Kenya's coastal Lamu region

2014-07-11 10:45

Unidentified gunmen have raided a village near Kenya’s restive coastal town of Lamu, Kenyan officials say, the latest in a string of attacks in the region.

Armed men burn Kenya police camp

2014-07-08 16:29

Armed assailants have attacked a camp of police reservists and burned down nearby homes and businesses, as violence escalates on Kenya's northern coast.

Kenyans flee coastal areas after new attacks

2014-07-08 05:41

About 500 families in the northern coastal region of Kenya have fled to nearby camps or left the area after gunmen killed 29 people over the weekend.

Kenyan cops fire tear gas at street demonstrators

2014-07-07 12:20

Police have fired tear gas in central Nairobi to disperse a crowd of few hundred anti government protesters in the streets, as others gathered peacefully for a mass rally by the opposition.

Gunmen kill at least 29 in attacks on Kenya coast

2014-07-06 12:02

Gunmen have killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the interior ministry says.

All dead in Kenya plane crash, police say

2014-07-02 08:00

Police say all four people on board a cargo plane that crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from the Kenyan capital’s main airport have died.

Kenya governor denies guilt

2014-06-30 16:57

A Kenyan politician arrested in connection with the murder of 65 people on the coast this month has denied responsibility.

UN chief 'adopts' lion cub in Kenya

2014-06-29 14:33

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has capped off a week of high-level UN discussions on the environment by "adopting" a 6-month-old lion cub.

Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks

2014-06-26 14:01

Kenyan police have arrested the governor of the coastal Lamu district in connection with three recent massacres in which over 60 people were killed, officers say.

Kenya police arrest 13 for planning attacks

2014-06-26 06:21

Kenyan police have arrested 13 members of an outlawed separatist movement and accused them of planning ethnically-motivated attacks.

E Africa seeks consultant for oil pipeline

2014-06-25 09:45

Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have invited bids for a single consultant to oversee a feasibility study and initial design for the construction of an oil pipeline.

Kenya 'grass cutter' gang rape trial opens

2014-06-24 11:14

The trial of a man accused of carrying out a brutal gang rape of a schoolgirl, and was made to cut grass as punishment, has opened in western Kenya.

Cites calls for less talk, more action

2014-06-23 18:16

A wildlife protection agency has demanded less talk and more action against the poaching of elephants and other animals, saying it was time for the same "frontline" tactics used against human traffickers and drug gangs.

Kenyan jets kill 80 Shabaab militants – AU force

2014-06-23 14:12

At least 80 militants have been killed after Kenyan fighter jets attacked two bases belonging to Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents, AU peacekeepers say.

Kenya air strikes pound Somali Shabaab bases

2014-06-23 10:12

Kenyan fighter jets have bombed bases of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab with scores of fighters killed, the AU force fighting the extremists says.

UN plans to crack down on environmental crime

2014-06-22 15:00

The UN will try to toughen environmental laws to crack down on everything from illegal trade in wildlife to hazardous waste.

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