Nairobi slum residents say they lack services

2015-11-27 10:55

Residents of the Kangemi slum in the Kenya capital, where Pope Francis is set to visit, say they lack some of the most basic services.

Pope: Blood diamonds fuel terrorism

2015-11-26 21:08

Pope Francis has urged global action against illegal trafficking of blood diamonds, ivory and other natural resources, saying it causes political instability and "terrorism".

Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace, says pope

2015-11-26 10:09

Pope Francis is telling Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to prevent the “barbarous” Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently.

Pope Francis has called on humanity to reconnect with nature

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has called on humanity to reconnect with nature in order to fight divisions and poverty, which he described as breeding grounds for terrorism.

Kenya’s president reshuffles cabinet after graft allegations

2015-11-25 08:59

Kenya’s president has reshuffled his cabinet to replace five ministers who are being investigated for graft and one who resigned over the weekend after being accused of corruption.

Toxic Kenya dump concerns pope

2015-11-24 22:28

A toxic Kenyan dumpsite embodies the pope's environmental concern ahead of his Africa trip.

Security concerns as Pope Francis makes first Africa tour

2015-11-24 09:04

Security forces are readying for Pope Francis’ three-nation Africa tour this week amid fears of jihadist attacks and violence, with authorities insisting the pontiff’s trip can pass off peacefully.


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Kenyan minister quits for health reason amid graft crackdown

2015-11-21 18:42

A top Kenyan minister has resigned for health reasons amid a government crackdown on public corruption.

Kenya aims to double coffee output by 2020

2015-11-18 19:00

Kenya aims to double its annual coffee production by 2020 by increasing the area under cultivation and raising yields.


Pope presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi

2015-11-27 08:38

Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi's northwestern edge to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society's most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital.

Pope issues strong appeal for traditional family values

2015-11-26 14:07

Pope Francis has issued a strong appeal for traditional family values in his first public Mass in Africa.

World facing grave environmental crisis - pope

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has said the world is facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.

Pope Francis arrives in Kenya to cheering crowds

2015-11-25 16:06

Pope Francis has landed in Kenya's capital Nairobi on the first leg of a landmark trip to Africa.

Pope takes environmental, social messages to Africa

2015-11-25 07:36

Pope Francis heads to Africa for the first time on a trip aimed at pushing the key themes of his papacy but also fraught with security concerns.

Kenya declares public holiday for papal Mass

2015-11-24 12:40

The Kenyan government has declared a national public holiday the day Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in that country, drawing an expected 1.4 million people.

Kenyatta declares corruption national security threat

2015-11-23 17:16

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a raft of measures to bolster the fight against corruption that is endemic in East Africa’s largest economy.

Kenyan faithful ready for pope's visit

2015-11-22 19:23

The Roman Catholic church in the Kenyan slum of Kangemi is always popular, but the building was packed for the last Sunday mass before Pope Francis comes to visit.

Africa blasts ICC as world crimes court members meet

2015-11-19 07:44

The AU has blasted the world’s only permanent war crimes court for its unrelenting focus on the continent, as it called for a case against Kenya’s deputy president to be dropped.

Kenya tea firms double pretax profit

2015-11-17 20:00

Kenya's Williamson Tea and Kapchorua Tea say they have more than doubled pretax profit for the six months to September 30, helped by a weaker shilling.

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