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Public distrust hampers Africa fight against virus misinformation

2020-03-26 17:07

African nations fighting the novel coronavirus face a foe as stealthy and dangerous as the microbe itself: misinformation and apathy, fuelled by deep distrust of government.

WATCH | 'It's not rosy': Kenya's flowers rot amid virus slowdown

2020-03-25 17:51

On a Kenyan flower farm, workers stick to their daily schedule of cutting some of the world's finest roses.

WATCH | Kenya police fire teargas to clear market amid virus shutdown

2020-03-23 13:32

Police fire teargas to disperse traders and buyers on a street market in the Kenyan city of Kisumu, after the government ordered a shutdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Kenya accuses Somali army of 'unwarranted attack' on border town

2020-03-04 18:44

Kenya has accused Somalia of an "unwarranted attack" on the frontier town of Mandera, during heavy fighting over the border between government and regional forces.

Kenya court blocks flights from China over virus fears

2020-02-28 21:01

Kenya's high court has ordered the suspension of flights from China after an uproar over the government allowing travellers into the country without compulsory quarantine for the new coronavirus.

At least 3 dead in suspected Islamist attack in Kenya

2020-02-19 18:38

At least three people have been killed after gunmen sprayed a passenger bus with bullets in northeastern Kenya, police say, the latest attack by suspected al-Shabaab militants from neighbouring Somalia.

Kenya mourns Moi with state funeral

2020-02-11 17:23

Thousands of Kenyans on Tuesday gathered to mourn the country's longest-serving leader, the hardline Daniel arap Moi, as a week of mourning climaxed with a state funeral.

Kenya leader warns against US, China rivalry in Africa

2020-02-05 20:04

Kenya's president says that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers are exacerbating the continent's divisions.

Former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi has died

2020-02-04 07:22

Former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died, a relative and government source has said.

Kenyan patient admitted to hospital does not have coronavirus, government says

2020-01-31 14:54

A Kenyan student who was admitted to a hospital in Nairobi after returning from China with flu-like symptoms, tests negative for the coronavirus, the Kenyan government says.

 

Coronavirus: Kenya imposes curfew

2020-03-25 20:46

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered a nighttime curfew to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

WATCH | Coronavirus gives an unexpected boost to Kenyan fishermen

2020-03-24 21:12

On the shore of Lake Victoria, Kenyan fishermen are benefiting from a fall in cheap imports from China, as well as wary customers - fearing coronavirus - turning away from Chinese fish.

Kenya blocks entry for non-residents in virus response

2020-03-15 17:52

Kenya unveiled a series of strict measures to curb coronavirus on Sunday, blocking entry to the country to all except citizens and residents and shutting schools as the number of confirmed cases rose to three.

Kenya needs to stop panicking and start preparing for coronavirus

2020-03-02 18:32

Kenyans are a worried lot. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the globe, there are increasing questions being raised about the measures - or more accurately, the lack of measures - the government is taking to protect the population.

US warns of attack threat against major hotel in Nairobi

2020-02-27 22:00

The United States has warned that extremists may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi, urging its citizens to be cautious.

Electromobility in Nairobi is clearing the air with solar-powered alternatives

2020-02-16 13:39

The air in Nairobi is heavily polluted by emissions from cars, buses, and mopeds. The first solar-powered trucks and jeeps with electric motors have now started appearing in the city.

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta warns against US, China rivalry in Africa

2020-02-06 11:18

Kenya's president has said that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers were exacerbating the continent's divisions.

'Africa has lost a pioneering leader' - Ramaphosa on passing of former Kenyan president

2020-02-04 16:35

President Cyril Ramaphosa conveys South Africa's condolences following the death of former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi.

At least 13 children killed in Kenya school stampede: police

2020-02-03 20:59

At least 13 children have died and more than 40 others have been injured in a stampede that occurred as they left school in western Kenya, local police say.

Kenya arrests five for suspected terrorism

2020-01-19 17:29

Kenyan authorities have arrested five people suspected of preparing a terror attack in Nairobi, according to a police report seen by AFP on Sunday.

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