Kenya's 2017 elections: how new media stole the mainstream's thunder

2017-12-15 12:44

Across Africa, mainstream media have traditionally been the unrivalled custodians and originators of the public agenda. But this year social media took over as a new regime of information, writes The Conversation.

Kenyan police accused of rape in election violence: HRW

2017-12-14 14:14

Kenyan security forces raped, beat and assaulted civilians during violence in recent elections, Human Rights Watch says.

Kenya's president urges unity after divisive election season

2017-12-12 20:26

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent.

A year of illusions: Five things we learnt about democracy in Africa in 2017

2017-12-11 13:09

The past 12 months provided further evidence of the danger of democratic backsliding in Africa. But it also saw powerful presidents suffer embarrassing setbacks in a number of countries, writes The Conversation.

Kenya president says no talks with defiant opposition leader

2017-12-10 08:06

Kenya's president is ruling out dialogue with the opposition leader who boycotted the recent election and plans a mock "inauguration" next week.

US warns Kenya's opposition against Odinga 'inauguration'

2017-12-06 18:29

The United States is urging Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off an "inauguration ceremony" next week meant to protest President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.

Sea turtles' sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'

2017-12-04 22:15

Sea turtles in Kenya face the same problem other marine life have worldwide and that is the scourge of plastic trash.

Kenyan opposition group says top adviser is in detention

2017-12-04 15:32

Kenya's main opposition group says police have detained one of its advisers ahead of a planned protest ceremony to stage a mock inauguration of Raila Odinga as president

US expresses concerns as Kenyan leader sworn in

2017-11-29 15:18

The United States is congratulating Kenya on President Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration but says it's 'deeply concerned' about ongoing political tensions

Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Kenyatta, Macron

2017-11-29 08:47

Ex-Zanu-PF party women's boss Oppah Muchinguri says she feared being killed after she was pressured by a lot of people to give up the powerful women’s league position to Grace Mugabe, and Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as president of Kenya.


Rapes, other new allegations in Kenya's election unrest

2017-12-14 18:30

Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a US-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog has said, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in opposition strongholds.

Police: At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya

2017-12-12 21:29

Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi.

Top Africa Stories: Mugabe, Putin, Kenya

2017-12-12 08:33

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen, a report says, and Kenya's main opposition has postponed a mock ceremony to inaugurate its leader as president.

Kenya opposition group says protest mock inaugural postponed

2017-12-11 06:06

Kenya's main opposition leader says his group is postponing a mock ceremony to inaugurate him as president until a later date.

Kenyan opposition leader Odinga tells US to back off

2017-12-07 12:00

Kenya's opposition leader is rejecting US advice to cancel a planned mock inauguration of him as president, saying he doesn't recognise the legitimacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Kenya

2017-12-05 06:00

Relatives of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe have reportedly claimed that they cut ties with their daughter-in-law Grace Mugabe more than two years ago, and Zimbabwe's president has sworn in a new cabinet.

UN assembly starts drafting plan for 'pollution-free planet'

2017-12-04 20:57

Humans are poisoning their environment and themselves at an alarming rate, with pollution of the oceans, soil and air now the biggest killer, a UN conference has heard.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, Grace Mugabe, Kenyatta

2017-11-30 08:54

Zimbabwe's ex-liberation fighters are reportedly set to occupy strategic positions within the ruling Zanu-PF party, and Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire has been acquitted of trying to overthrow former president Robert Mugabe.

Uhuru Kenyatta: back at the helm of a divided nation

2017-11-29 11:13

Uhuru Kenyatta, who was sworn in for a second and final term after a bruising election season, is the son of Kenya's founding president and a man who epitomises the country's elite.

Kenya opposition calls for 'people's assembly'

2017-11-28 21:32

Kenya's opposition is calling for a "people's assembly" next month amid its claims that the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta is illegitimate.

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