Kenya records five million new voters for August polls

2017-06-27 21:12

Kenya's election commission has announced that there would be five million new voters taking part in August polls, raising the stakes for incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his longtime rival Raila Odinga.

Somali refugees regret returning home from Kenya

2017-06-27 12:31

As a teenager, Aden Hussein chose to become a refugee to get an education. Now he is bitterly disappointed that he has not been able to finish high-school since his return to Baidoa in southwestern Somalia.

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

2017-06-23 19:36

The Kenya Medical Association says "several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera.

Five killed in car bomb at Mogadishu police station: official

2017-06-22 17:34

Five people were killed and 10 were wounded when a car packed with explosives rammed into the wall of a police station in southern Mogadishu, says the security ministry.

Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees on trip to Kenya

2017-06-21 08:09

Angelina Jolie called for better treatment of vulnerable women, children and men while visiting Kenya on World Refugee Day.

Kenya's president says 10 dead after boat capsizes off coast

2017-06-20 20:07

Kenya's president says 10 people have died after the boat they were traveling in capsized off the East African nation's coast.

Kenya wants to ban 6 ‘pro-gay’ cartoons aired on DStv

2017-06-19 12:33

Kenya's censors have abruptly banned 6 alleged "pro-gay" kids cartoons on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) and Cartoon Network (DStv 301).

Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Zim, Kenya

2017-06-15 12:05

The estranged wife of Lesotho's new PM Tom Thabane has been shot dead, and Zimbabwe has banned the import of grain from neighbouring countries., including SA.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Kenya, Nigeria

2017-06-14 10:00

Zimbabwe's military and several Zanu-PF heavyweights have reportedly been "caught in farm invasion", and several people have gone missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in Nairobi.

PICTURES: At least 4 missing after Kenya building collapse

2017-06-13 17:01

At least four people were missing after the collapse of a seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi overnight, the Red Cross has said.


Bomb blast kills eight on Kenya-Somalia border

2017-06-27 20:04

Eight people, including four children returning to school after Eid celebrations, were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, police have said.

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

2017-06-24 10:02

"Several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association says.

Gunmen kill 3 in suspected extremist attack in Kenya's north

2017-06-23 15:33

Officials say three people have been killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya's Mandera County, which borders Somalia.

Kenya to provide sanitary pads for girls in public schools

2017-06-21 21:35

Kenya's government says it will supply sanitary pads to teenage girls enrolled in public schools.

Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees

2017-06-20 21:06

Actress and UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie has denounced the impunity with which rape is committed in conflict zones and the mistreatment of vulnerable women and children.

At least eight drown in boat capsize off Kenya coast

2017-06-20 17:12

Eight people died and at least two were missing after an overloaded boat capsized off Kenya's Lamu Island, says police.

Kenya official: Roadside bomb blows up passenger vehicle

2017-06-16 14:32

A Kenyan official says a vehicle with 24 passengers has been blown up by an improvised explosive device in the country's north in a suspected extremist attack.

LATEST: Mother of 2 kids rescued from collapsed building in Kenya dies

2017-06-14 12:47

The mother of two children rescued from a collapsed seven-storey building in Nairobi has died in hospital, officials say, amid fears more people are trapped under the rubble.

Kenya building collapse: Rescuers pull mom, 2 kids from rubble... several still missing

2017-06-14 06:04

Rescue workers have pulled a mother and two children from the rubble of a collapsed seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, but several people were still missing.

Kenya building collapse: At least 3 rescued, says witness

2017-06-13 10:18

A witness says at least 3 people have been rescued from the debris following the collapse of a building in which several people are said to be missing in Nairobi, Kenya.

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