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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

2014-09-19 20:29

One year after the Kenyan mall assault many of the Kenyan capital's shopping areas remain protected by unarmed, poorly trained security guards who aren't equipped to fend off assaults.

Kenya massacre: Developments one year on

2014-09-18 08:09

One year after Somalia's Shabaab rebels stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall, killing at least 67 people in a four-day siege, multiple questions remain.

Kenya mall attack: A tale of nerve-wracking experiences

2014-09-18 08:09

Read about nerve-wracking experiences of Kenyan journalists who covered the 21 September 2013 massacre that left at least 67 people dead at the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

Kenyan police kill suspect in tourist deaths

2014-09-14 14:05

A Kenyan suspected of killing tourists in the coastal city of Mombasa in July has been shot and killed by police in a raid at his home, police say.

Kenya thanks US for killing shabaab leader

2014-09-06 13:17

Kenya's president has offered his 'heartfelt thanks' to the US for killing the leader of Somalia's al-Shabaab militants, responsible for the massacre at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall.

ICC asked to delay Kenyatta trial

2014-09-05 19:35

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor asked judges to indefinitely postpone the start of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's crimes against humanities trial, saying Nairobi was refusing to co-operate.

Kenyan shilling weakens, intervention eyed

2014-09-03 11:52

The Kenyan shilling has weakened, with some traders anticipating the central bank might sell dollars to support the local currency.

Kenya inflation jumps, raises rate hike issues

2014-09-01 13:45

Rising food prices have helped push up Kenya's inflation rate in August to its highest level since June 2012, says the statistics office.

Tanzania challenges Kenya as regional tourism hub

2014-08-28 17:30

Tanzania expects tourist numbers to double by 2017, says the state tourist board, challenging rival Kenya where Islamist attacks have scared away visitors.

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.

 

Harassment haunts Somalis after Westgate

2014-09-19 10:27

Mass arrests, extortion, deportation: One year since the Westgate mall attack, Somalis in Kenya say the attack has left their community battling harassment and denigration.

Terror at the Kenyan mall - Documentary tells it all

2014-09-18 08:09

A documentary showing all that transpired during an al-Shabaab attack Kenya's Westgate mall in Nairobi has been released. Watch the video

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

2014-09-15 15:55

At least six terror suspects have been arrested in a raid on an al-Shabaab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country, a spokesperson says.

Two Australians dead in Kenya bus crash

2014-09-08 06:25

A bus plunged into a river killing two Australians and injuring several other tourists in Kenya, officials and reports say.

Kenya poaching crisis a national disaster

2014-09-05 21:22

Kenya's government is under renewed pressure to declare a 'national disaster' because of the rampant slaughter of elephant and rhino.

African leaders may create fund to fight militants

2014-09-03 13:05

African leaders have proposed creating a special fund to combat Islamist militant groups growing in strength from Kenya to Nigeria.

Kenyan rangers on frontline of poaching war

2014-09-01 14:37

As the late afternoon sun creeps towards the horizon and shadows lengthen on the sweeping plains dotted with rocky outcrops, Ol Jogi's armed rangers get set for another tough night on patrol.

Gunmen hijack Uhuru Kenyatta's official vehicle

2014-08-29 14:32

Kenyan media reports that one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official vehicles, a high-end bulletproof BMW limousine, was stolen from his police driver in Nairobi.

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.

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