Kenya election chief casts doubt on 'free, fair' poll

2017-10-18 21:16

Kenya's polls chief has cast doubt on his organisation's ability to hold a credible vote next week, pointing to internal divisions and interference by both major parties.

Kenya's opposition leader calls mass protests on election day

2017-10-18 20:35

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for mass protests on the day of the October 26 presidential election, in which he has refused to take participate.

Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings

2017-10-18 08:05

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has suspended protests intended to press for reforms to the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential elections on October 26.

Medical aid rushed to stricken Somalia after bombing

2017-10-18 05:58

Somalia's allies have sent planes carrying medical supplies and doctors, while the diaspora rallied to donate blood to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing.

Kenya high court suspends ban on opposition protests

2017-10-17 17:00

Kenya's high court has temporarily lifted a government curb on protests in three main cities, until a full hearing can be held on an opposition petition to scrap the ban entirely.

Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters, say groups

2017-10-16 19:05

Two international human rights groups say Kenya's police attacked opposition supporters killing dozens and injuring scores following demonstrations by opposition supporters protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August.

Protester shot dead in Kenya opposition stronghold: witness

2017-10-16 15:26

A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses have said.

Suspect lynched after deadly school attack in Kenya

2017-10-15 08:00

A student suspected of joining in an armed raid that killed six at a school in Kenya's far north was stoned to death by angry locals and his body burned, officials have said.

US urges Kenya security forces to use restraint

2017-10-14 13:00

The State Department is urging Kenya's security forces not to use "unnecessary force" after police said they shot and killed two opposition protesters amid demonstrations for election reforms.


Kenya protesters attack election training site

2017-10-18 21:16

Protesters in western Kenya have thrown chairs and destroyed tents where a training camp was being set up for officials to prepare for this month's presidential election.

'Stop interfering in election,' Kenya polls chief warns leaders

2017-10-18 17:45

Kenya's election chief has warned leaders of the ruling party and opposition to stop interfering in the organisation of next week's polls.

Kenya poll commissioner quits, says election cannot be 'credible'

2017-10-18 09:47

One of Kenya's eight election commissioners has quit in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election cannot be credible.

Top Africa Stories: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Togo

2017-10-18 05:58

More than 50 people, including women, have applied for the post of hangman in Zimbabwe, and Togo officials say three people have been killed in clashes after the arrest of a religious leader, and .

Kenya airlifting Somalia's wounded, sending aid

2017-10-17 19:02

Kenya's foreign affairs minister says the country will airlift 31 people wounded in Somalia's deadliest attack for specialised treatment.

Top Africa stories: Mogadishu, Kenya, Grace Mugabe

2017-10-17 07:11

Dirco says no South Africans among the more than 300 people killed in Mogadishu, Zim seems to be preparing for "VP" Grace Mugabe and YouTube lifts its ban on reed dance clips.

Somalia truck bomb: deadly precedents around the world

2017-10-16 19:05

The Mogadishu truck bomb which has killed more than 300 people is one of the most deadly attacks using vehicles as a weapon over the past three decades.

Turkey to airlift some wounded as Mogadishu toll tops 300

2017-10-16 11:25

Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's health minister has arrived in Somalia to co-ordinate the evacuation of some of the wounded in the truck bombing in Mogadishu.

At least 6 killed in northern Kenya school raid

2017-10-14 19:00

Six people, including five students, were killed in an attack by suspected South Sudanese raiders on a boarding school in Lokichogio, in Kenya's far north, authorities have said.

Odinga 'ready to jump in' vote if Kenya reforms

2017-10-13 17:45

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga tells The Associated Press he is "ready to jump in the field" if the government and electoral commission accept his demands for reforms ahead of new presidential elections on October 26.

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