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Kenya: 5 suspected bombers killed

2014-10-20 10:00

Kenyan and Somali soldiers have killed five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into the country from Ethiopia in a car laden with explosives and suicide vests, a spokesperson says.

Interpol joins hunt for Kenyan poaching suspect

2014-10-17 11:48

Kenya's police have asked Interpol to issue a wanted persons alert for a businessman accused of illegal trafficking in ivory and other game trophies in east Africa.

Tourist arrivals to Kenya tumble

2014-10-16 14:00

International tourist arrivals to Kenya fell 13.6% in the first half of this year, following a string of attacks blamed on Somali Islamist insurgents, official figures showed.

Kenya arrests separatist leader

2014-10-15 20:45

Kenyan police have arrested the leader of a separatist movement seeking independence for the country's Indian Ocean coast regions.

Tullow says talks resolve industrial action

2014-10-12 17:30

Tullow Oil says talks to resolve "limited industrial action" in north Kenya have been successfully concluded and the staff affected are returning to work.

Kenyatta to appeal for case to be dropped

2014-10-08 13:41

Kenya's president is appearing before the ICC to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence.

Kenyatta to become 1st sitting leader to appear before ICC

2014-10-08 09:48

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is due to become the first sitting president to appear before the ICC, summoned over his floundering trial charges of crimes against humanity.

Prosecutors: Kenya not co-operating with ICC

2014-10-07 14:02

International Criminal Court prosecutors say Kenya is refusing to comply with repeated requests for information that could form evidence against the country’s president who is facing trial.

Kenya blames poor co-ordination for slow response to coast attacks

2014-10-06 20:59

Kenya's intelligence and security agencies need to improve their co-ordination and command structures to avoid a repeat of the slow response to attacks in June.

Kenya sentences Iranians using Israeli passports

2014-10-01 19:12

A Kenyan court has jailed two Iranians to serve two years in jail or pay a hefty fine after they pleaded guilty to using fake Israeli passports.

Kenyan nurse sentenced to hang over botched abortion

2014-09-26 08:21

A Kenyan nurse has been sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of carrying out an abortion on a young woman that led her to death.

East African entrepreneurs honoured

2014-09-22 17:15

The awards recognise Africa’s trade and industry game-changers in categories that mirror the multifaceted nature of the African business environment.

Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

2014-09-20 21:58

Kenya's police chief has asked residents to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following the anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack.

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.

 

Rare white rhino dies in Kenya, only six remain

2014-10-18 22:30

A rare northern white rhino has died in Kenya, a wildlife conservancy says, leaving just six of the animals left alive and bringing the famed species one step closer to extinction.

Kenya, SA lock horns in diplomatic spat

2014-10-17 11:10

Diplomatic tensions between South Africa and Kenya have hit an all time low, mainly due to SA’s new immigration system.

For sale: Top fashion brands for cheap

2014-10-16 05:00

This is where you can buy Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, Benetton or Ralph Lauren items for a fraction of the price, but there's a catch: the clothes are second-hand.

Kenya economy accelerates despite tourism drop

2014-10-13 13:53

Kenya's economy has accelerated in the second quarter thanks to fast growth in construction, manufacturing and financial services, which offset a slump in tourism.

Kenyatta gets triumphant welcome home

2014-10-09 14:04

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has received a triumphant welcome on his return from The Hague, where he was the first head of state to face charges of crimes against humanity before the ICC.

Kenyatta arrives at the ICC

2014-10-08 12:31

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived at the International Criminal Court, where he is to become the first sitting president to appear.

Interpol makes illegal ivory trafficking a priority

2014-10-08 08:22

International police organisation Interpol has announced it would establish a team to target ivory trafficking and more generally, environmental crime, in Africa.

Kenyatta heads to International Criminal Court

2014-10-07 12:41

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has flown out of Kenya to attend a hearing at the ICC, where he will become the first sitting president to appear before the chamber.

Kenyatta going to ICC in personal capacity

2014-10-06 16:35

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he will attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court, the first sitting world leader to appear in The Hague-based court.

Kenya adds 25% to GDP after rebasing

2014-09-30 12:18

Kenya is now in the top 10 of Africa's largest economies with economic output calculated to be $53.3bn after rebasing it's economy.

Kenya mall trial hit by assault claims

2014-09-23 19:31

The trial of four men charged in connection with Kenya's Westgate mall massacre has been hit by assault allegations.

Two Iranians held in Kenya amid terror alert

2014-09-20 12:05

Authorities in Kenya say they have arrested two men believed to be Iranian nationals transiting through the east African nation on fake passports.

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.

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