Obama's grandmother Sarah 'to retain state protection'

2017-01-23 12:41

Former US president Barack Obama's grandmother Sarah Obama is set to retain state protection even after her grandson ceased to be president last week, a report says.

Kenya university teachers follow doctors in nationwide strike

2017-01-19 22:07

University lecturers in Kenya have began a strike over pay, joining doctors who walked out in early December, crippling the country's healthcare.

Two poachers killed in Kenyan national park: wildlife service

2017-01-18 17:14

Two suspected poachers have been shot dead during an exchange of fire with rangers at a national park in western Kenya, the national wildlife service has reported.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Botswana

2017-01-17 20:32

A prophet held for predicting Mugabe's death says he has "no regrets" for making the prophecy, and 8-year-old son of Gambia's Barrow has died after being bitten by dogs.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

Trusted doctors to watch Kenyan runners for doping

2017-01-16 18:31

A 'trustable' team of doctors will start monitoring Kenya's top runners in a bid to stamp out doping that has tainted the country's athletics.

Kenya doctors' union officials sentenced over strike

2017-01-13 06:09

A Kenyan court has handed down a one-month suspended jail term to seven union officials over a doctors' strike which has crippled public hospitals for the last 40 days.

Despite suffering without doctors, Kenyans support strike

2017-01-11 21:02

Kenyans have pledged their support to the country's striking doctors amid a government ultimatum to return to work or face being fired.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Kenya

2017-01-11 20:00

Grace Mugabe has denied grabbing five properties belonging to a Lebanese tycoon, and Gambia's president has warned the international community against interfering in his country's political crisis

Kenya arrests 2 suspects accused of plotting Nairobi attack

2017-01-11 12:31

Kenyan police say they have arrested two suspects accused of planning an attack in the capital, Nairobi.


Kenya's new electoral commission sworn in

2017-01-20 15:18

Kenya's new electoral commission was sworn in to replace a team forced to quit after violent protests by opponents who accused them of bias, mismanagement and corruption.

Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

2017-01-18 22:31

Kenyan and Rwandan authorities have said they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out.

Drought may add famine to Somalia's humanitarian woes

2017-01-17 22:40

A serious drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine and 320 000 children are already severely malnourished and in need of care, the UN humanitarian agency has said..

'Deny men sex' if they don't register to vote, Kenyan MP tells women

2017-01-17 13:30

A female member of parliament in Kenya, Mishi Mboko, has reportedly urged women in opposition strongholds to deny men sex if they don't register to vote in the upcoming elections.

Obama made Kenyan artist's name, but Trump portraits fizzle

2017-01-16 19:30

Kenyan artist Evans Yegon made a name for himself painting $1 000 portraits of President Barack Obama and he's sad to see him go, as the new focus of his work - Donald Trump - is a hard sell

Kenya registers voters ahead of August 2017 election

2017-01-16 16:02

Kenya's election commission has begun a national drive to register millions of new voters ahead of the August presidential poll, with rival parties encouraging their supporters to sign up on time.

Kenya: Doctors ordered to call off strike, or face prison

2017-01-12 20:24

A Kenyan court has ordered the doctors' union to halt a strike by state doctors, that has caused near paralysis of the health sector, or face a month in jail

Kenya opposition forms super alliance to unseat Kenyatta

2017-01-11 20:01

Kenya's main opposition leaders have announced the formation of a super alliance in a bid to unseat incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in August elections.

Kenyans mock president's passion for project launches

2017-01-11 19:04

Kenya's notoriously caustic tweeters have taken aim at President Uhuru Kenyatta's love for a good ribbon-cutting, mocking his endless unveilings of often bizarrely named projects.

Kenya threatens to fire over 5 000 doctors over strike

2017-01-11 06:01

Kenya's government is threatening to fire the more than 5 000 doctors who have been on strike for more than a month if they don't return to work on January 11.

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