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Kenya rangers murder ivory poachers - report

2014-08-28 08:36

Corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers' collusion with the criminals slaughtering the country's elephants, a rights group alleges.

Experts: Torture common in E Africa, DRC

2014-08-26 19:29

Human rights experts from five East African countries and DRC say despite progress in their countries in ratifying the UN Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent.

Kenya recycles global e-waste

2014-08-22 22:34

Dead floppy drive: Kenyan company recycles global e-waste; lawmakers debate new e-waste law

Kenyan businessman claims US 'owns' Ebola

2014-08-22 14:08
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A Kenyan businessman has reportedly made claims that the United States government owns the Ebola virus that is affecting West African countries.

Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee host

2014-08-19 15:36

The spiralling crisis in war-ravaged South Sudan has sent nearly 200 000 refugees into Ethiopia, making it Africa's largest refugee-hosting country.

Kenya's anti-terror police killing suspects: HRW

2014-08-18 13:09

Kenya's anti-terrorism police have carried out a series of killings and 'enforced disappearances' following a string of attacks in the country, Human Rights Watch says.

Ebola: Kenya bans west African travellers

2014-08-17 11:40

Kenya has become the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

Kenya 'White Widow' trail cold

2014-08-14 21:37

Kenyan detectives have told a court they had lost the trail of British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, known as the 'White Widow'.

Kenya downplays security risks, looking for aid

2014-08-08 10:37

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in the US to court western investors, has sought to downplay the violent attacks tied to militants in neighbouring Somalia and their impact on Kenya's economy.

5K Chinese workers in Kenya a threat to wildlife

2014-08-08 08:03

A Kenyan consumer lobby group says that 5 000 Chinese nationals who are coming to Kenya for the construction of a railway line pose a threat to the country's elephants.

Kenya to cut domestic borrowing

2014-08-04 19:15

Kenya plans to cut its domestic borrowing by about 47% this financial year to stimulate economic growth, the presidency says.

Contested land in Kenya repossed

2014-08-01 16:45

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the government to repossess large areas of land which has been hit by recent attacks.

Kenya's inflation rises to 7%

2014-07-31 14:30

Kenya's statistics office says the country's inflation rate has crept up to 7%, just a touch higher than predicted.

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.

 

Gunfight near Kenya UN leaves 3 dead

2014-08-27 19:06

A daytime gunfight outside an upmarket cafe near the UN headquarters in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left three people dead.

East Africa to co-operate to close borders to criminals

2014-08-26 09:11

East African countries need to work together on tightening porous borders to help halt the movement of militants and other criminals, the region’s senior intelligence officers have been told.

Kenya: Man says he is wanted Somali terror suspect

2014-08-22 20:10

A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official says.

Kenyan president picks new intelligence boss

2014-08-21 21:26

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated a new intelligence chief with experience in the war on al Qaeda-linked insurgents in neighbouring Somalia.

Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

2014-08-18 05:59

Ugandan gays who have fled to Kenya still feel in danger, despite court striking down anti-gay laws.

Kenyan intelligence boss quits

2014-08-15 11:57

The head of the Kenyan intelligence service, which has been criticised in recent months for failing to stop a spate of attacks blamed on Islamist militants from neighbouring Somalia has resigned.

Forests for the future: Kenya's carbon credit scheme

2014-08-10 21:52

When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.

Kenya downplays security risks

2014-08-08 10:15

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has sought to downplay a spate of violent attacks tied to militants in neighbouring Somalia and their impact on Kenya's economy.

Westgate attackers stole identities

2014-08-05 18:33

Witnesses in the trial of four men accused of helping the gunmen behind Kenya's Westgate mall massacre say their identities had been falsely used to secure telephones used in planning the attack.

Kenya launches giant port construction with $480m deal

2014-08-01 22:16

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched construction for the first berths in a proposed multi-billion dollar port.

East Africa boosts anti-Ebola measures

2014-07-31 15:54

Kenya and Ethiopia, home to some of Africa's largest transport hubs, have boosted measures to combat possible Ebola cases arriving in their countries.

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.

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