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UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

Eight critically endangered black rhinos are dead in Kenya after wildlife workers moved them from the capital to a new national park, the government said Friday, calling the toll “unprecedented” …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6 p.m.

High-altitude balloons to deliver internet access in Kenya

A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

U.S. military: Soldiers wounded in Somalia treated in Kenya

Four U.S. service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and released, the U.S. military said Saturday.


At least 44 killed as dam bursts in Kenya, officials say

At least 44 were dead and another 40 were missing Thursday after a dam swollen by weeks of seasonal rains burst in Kenya’s Rift Valley, sweeping away hundreds of homes …


6 dead in Kenya overnight flooding with 11 others missing

Six people have drowned in Kenya in overnight flooding and 11 others are missing, local authorities said Friday, the latest of dozens of deaths caused by heavy seasonal rains in …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Kenyan opposition figure deported to Dubai, lawyers say

Acting in the middle of the night, Kenyan authorities handcuffed and deported an opposition politician whose attempt to enter the country led to him being detained in an airport toilet …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Drama as Kenya tries to deport opposition politician again

A Kenyan court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of an opposition politician whose confrontation with authorities trying once again to deport him ended up with his reported detention in …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

World’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

The death of the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, doesn’t end efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world’s most recognizable animals. The focus now turns …


Stone tools from Kenya give early glimpse of human behavior

Stone tools and other items from ancient sites in Kenya give a glimpse at the emergence of some key human behaviors, perhaps including a building of relationships with distant neighbors, …


Kenya President and opposition leader meet to unify country

Kenya’s president and opposition leader announced Friday they will work together to unite the country, which has been divided along ethnic lines following last year’s disputed elections.


Last male northern white rhino takes a walk despite illness

Old and sick, the world’s last male northern white rhino has surprised his keepers by getting up and walking around at a wildlife area in Kenya.


3 teachers killed in extremist attack in northeastern Kenya

Kenyan authorities said suspected al-Shabab extremists killed three teachers in an overnight attack Friday in the northeastern county of Wajir, while police said they foiled another attack in the east, …


Western envoys urge Kenya opposition to recognize Kenyatta

Eleven western envoys, including those from the United States and Britain, urged Kenya’s opposition leader Sunday to recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s legitimately elected leader.


Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

Kenyan police on Tuesday charged a politician over witnessing the mock inauguration last week of opposition leader Raila Odinga, an event the government considers treason, while the passports of more …


Kenya government allows 2 TV stations to resume broadcasting

Kenya’s government Monday restored transmission to two major TV stations of the four it shut down seven days ago, as police fired tear gas on


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 8:48 a.m.

U.S. investigator of ivory, rhino horn trade killed in Kenya

A leading American investigator into the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade has been found stabbed to death in his home, Kenyan police and officials said Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

Kenya’s High Court orders government’s TV shutdown to end

Kenya’s High Court on Thursday ordered the government to end its shutdown of the country’s top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader’s mock …


Former Kenyan VP: Home attacked in ‘assassination attempt’

Former Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said Wednesday that gunshots and a grenade were fired at his home in what he called “an assassination attempt,” as a government shutdown of …


Kenyan opposition leader ‘sworn in’ as event called treason

In a ceremony that Kenya’s government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday was sworn in as “the people’s president” during a mock inauguration protesting President Uhuru …


Kenya opposition claims ‘authentic’ results show Odinga won

Kenya’s opposition released what it called “authentic” election results showing its leader Raila Odinga won the August vote, but it refused to say Friday how it obtained the information from …


U.N. refugee chief urges the world to spend more on Africa

The world must do more to help millions of refugees across sub-Saharan Africa, which hosts more than a quarter of the world’s refugees, the United Nations said Tuesday.


Kenya’s president urges unity after divisive election season

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


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 11:08 a.m.

President vows to unite Kenyans but deadly clashes continue

President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed at his inauguration Tuesday to unite Kenyans after months of election turmoil, but violence flared anew as police shot dead at least three people, including a …


After election, Kenyan opposition leader plans more protests

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday harshly criticized an election rerun in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner, saying it should be scrapped in favor of yet …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Kenyan official says opposition leaders incited riots

A top Kenyan government official on Sunday accused opposition leaders of inciting riots and attacks on police since a repeat presidential election, while opposition chief Raila Odinga visited a Nairobi …


AP Interview: Kenyan opposition leader Odinga wants new vote

Warning that Kenya is in “grave danger,” opposition leader Raila Odinga said in an interview with the Associated Press on Sunday that the country’s repeat presidential election was a sham …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Kenya’s vote dispute simmers, though opposition areas calmer

Kenyan opposition areas were calmer Saturday, a day after the country’s election commission postponed voting in four restive counties where deadly clashes between police and protesters have occurred. It was …


Kenya postpones voting in opposition areas after violence

Fears of further bloodshed led Kenya’s election commission to postpone voting planned for Saturday in some opposition strongholds, citing safety concerns for staffers as deadly clashes continued between police and …


Kenya opposition leader urges boycott on eve of rerun vote

The leader of Kenya’s main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence …


Kenya’s top court to hear petition to postpone election

Kenya’s Supreme Court plans to hear last-minute arguments that Thursday’s presidential election should be postponed because a free and fair vote cannot be guaranteed.