1 person dies in Kenya's primary elections

2017-04-26 20:33

A Kenyan police official says one person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi

The world's last male northern white rhino gets a Tinder profile?

Wildlife conservationists in Kenya have created a Tinder profile for the world’s last-remaining male northern white rhino, in an effort to raise money towards alternative breeding methods. Watch.

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Kenyan court extends primaries deadline

2017-04-25 14:56

Kenyan political parties have reportedly been given a five days extension to nominate their candidates for the upcoming general elections in August, after a successful court ruling.

Bus-truck crash in Kenya kills at least 26

2017-04-25 11:01

At least 26 people were killed and many others injured in a head-on crash between a bus and a truck on the highway between Nairobi and Kenya's second city Mombasa, says police.

Kenya’s history of election violence is threatening to repeat itself

2017-04-24 17:03

As party primaries have kicked off in Kenya in the run-up to the county's general election in August, the ghost of violence past has reared its ugly head causing deep divisions along tribal lines,writes Sekou Toure Otondi.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

2017-04-24 12:35

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization has said, with 360 000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.

Remittances to Africa set to double

2017-04-23 07:30

WorldRemit, a British money transfer operator, sees revenue from transactions involving Africans doubling by 2020 as more people on the continent access payment platforms via mobile devices and as expatriates send cash home.

Kenyan army attacks al-Shabaab base

2017-04-22 07:12

The Kenyan army says it killed a number of al-Shabaab fighters in a dawn raid in neighbouring Somalia.

Kenya leader warns against violence as poll fever hits

2017-04-20 19:27

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta warned Thursday against violence as election season gets into full swing, with chaotic party primaries already leading to bloody scuffles.

How African governments use advertising as a weapon against media freedom

2017-04-19 10:08

African governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press that includes withholding state advertising from commercial media outlets, writes George Ogola.


New South Sudan fighting displaces 25 000 people

2017-04-26 18:55

A spokesperson for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says more than 25 000 people have been displaced by fighting in the South Sudan town of Kodok.

The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?

2017-04-26 12:09

Non-governmental organisations are criticised for pandering to the whims of the donor community at the expense of local populations. The real question is: can they bring about real change?, writes Sally Matthews.

What Africa still needs to do to eliminate malaria

2017-04-25 11:01

Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges, writes Willis Simon Akhwale,

2 suspects dead after author, conservationist shot in Kenya

2017-04-24 21:24

Two suspects were killed by security agencies after the shooting of Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann, says officials.

Suspects held after author, conservationist shot in Kenya

2017-04-24 16:16

Kenyan authorities say some suspects have been arrested in the shooting of author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann after tensions with herders seeking pasture amid the country's drought.

Renowned author, conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

2017-04-23 12:55

The Italian born author and conservationist, Kuki Gallmann has reportedly been shot by herders who invaded her privately owned ranch in Kenya.

Kenyan army: 52 al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

2017-04-22 13:02

Kenya's military has said it killed 52 fighters with the extremist group al-Shabaab during an early morning attack on a camp in neighbouring Somalia.

Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

2017-04-21 11:18

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children has said

Spat over Kenyan electronic vote tender goes to court

2017-04-20 13:30

Six Kenyans have urged a court to suspend a controversial decision by election officials to scrap a tender process and directly procure an electronic voting system for the August polls.

Making circumcision safer for young men with bleeding disorders

2017-04-18 12:15

Circumcision is a rite of passage in various African communities. However, for initiates with haemophilia, extra caution needs to be taken to ensure their safety, writes Kibet Peter Shikuku

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