2 held in Kenya, accused of ISIS anthrax attack plot

2016-08-30 11:49

Two people accused of being part of an Islamic State group extremist cell of medics attempting to launch an anthrax attack in the country have been arrested, Kenya police say.

Gender inequality costs Africa $95bn a year - UN

2016-08-28 19:08

The UN has urged African nations to close a gender gap that has been costing an estimated $95bn a year in lost economic potential.

Administrative ineptitude threatens to hobble Kenya’s track and field athletes

2016-08-25 18:41

Kenya's international success in track and field hides management inefficiencies and corruption that have frustrated athletes and fed a pipeline of runners willing to ditch the national flag, writes Wycliffe W Njororai Simiyu.

Mwai Kibaki has blood clot in neck, to undergo surgery in SA

2016-08-24 11:57

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is set to undergo surgery in South Africa after a blood clot was found in a vein on his neck, reports say.

Kerry urges deployment of South Sudan 'protection force'

2016-08-23 08:23

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for the deployment of a 4 000-strong "protection force" to bolster the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Former Kenyan leader Mwai Kibaki flown to SA for treatment

2016-08-22 13:00

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki has been flown to South Africa for medical treatment, reports say.

UN directs $250m crisis funding for Yemen and Africa

2016-08-17 13:57

The UN has released $50m from an emergency response fund to help six "severely underfunded and neglected aid operations," including in Yemen, and African nations.

Kenyan MP storms police station to free official held on drug charges

2016-08-16 14:09

Drama has ensued at a Kenyan police station after a MP, together with youths, stormed the facility to demand the release an area official held on drug charges.

Another Kenyan coach banished from Games

2016-08-12 08:43

Kenyan athletics coach John Anzrah has been sent home from the Rio Games after submitting his own urine as a sample.

Chinese tour guide kills tourist in Kenya

2016-08-09 16:11

A Chinese tour guide has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a couple during an argument over seating arrangements for dinner in Kenya's famed Maasai Mara game reserve.


Africa, Japan partner to fight terrorism, piracy

2016-08-29 14:35

African leaders along with their Japanese counterparts have pledged to tame the rising threat of terrorism, while emphasising the importance of maritime order, as they concluded an international conference in Kenya.

Japan PM pledges to invest $30bn in Africa by 2018

2016-08-27 19:39

Japan will pour $30bn of investments into Africa by 2018, including $10bn in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a summit in Nairobi.

New law caps commercial bank lending rates in Kenya

2016-08-24 16:30

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a bill capping commercial bank lending rates.

SA doctors say Kibaki responding well to treatment

2016-08-23 11:31

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is responding well to treatment after being admitted to a South African hospital, doctors say.

Kerry in Kenya to discuss regional security and terrorism

2016-08-22 14:13

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Kenya where he is expected to hold talks with leaders of the East African nation focusing on regional security and extremism.

Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism

2016-08-20 20:42

Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Africa for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism before visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the conflict in Yemen.

Driver nabbed with bomb material inside a bus heading from Kenya from Tanzania

2016-08-16 14:28

Police in Kenya have arrested a driver and his conductor after they were caught ferrying detonators from Tanzania to Kenya.

Prominent al-Shabaab commander linked to multi-million businesses in Kenya

2016-08-15 13:45

Security agents in Kenya are investigating reports linking a prominent al-Shabaab commander, Ahmed Iman Ali, to several multi-million businesses in Nairobi.

Mosquito traps laced with human scent help fight malaria

2016-08-11 08:20

Dutch and Kenyan scientists have designed a unique mosquito trap which uses human odour to attract the malaria-carrying insects, helping cut the number of cases dramatically.

Kenya dashes British drug suspect's hopes of bail

2016-08-08 21:23

A British national accused of trafficking nearly 100kg of cocaine in Kenya, has had his bail hopes dashed by the country's High Court .

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