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Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi is dead at age 95

Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and led the East African nation through years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, died Tuesday …


Spray planes combat the huge locust outbreak in East Africa

As locusts by the billions – yes, billions – descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

’This is huge’: Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

Millions of desert locusts are descending on Kenya in the country’s worst outbreak in 70 years


Kenya police: 3 arrested trying to enter British Army camp

Kenyan police say they arrested three “terrorist suspects“ who tried to force their way into a British Army training camp on the same day al-Shabab extremists attacked a military base …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Heavy rains in Kenya cause flooding, mudslides that kill 17

Authorities say heavy rains in western Kenya created overnight floods that have killed 17 people, including 12 people feared buried in a mudslide.


Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya’s capital

A school collapsed in Kenya’s capital on Monday and killed at least seven children, officials said, while some outraged residents alleged shoddy construction. Two other children were in critical condition.


Some Kenyan families reject Boeing’s compensation for crash

Fifteen Kenyan families of people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia in March on Friday rejected a proposal by Boeing to compensate them, saying they will pursue their claims …


Body found in London garden fell from Heathrow-bound plane

A stowaway fell from the undercarriage of a jet as it approached Heathrow Airport after a 9-hour flight from Nairobi, landing in a south London garden, police and airline officials …


3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same-sex relations

Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

Gunfire, blast at upscale complex in Kenya’s capital; people being carried from flaming scene

Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa’s deadliest Islamic militant …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

Kenyan humanitarian brings message of hope and help to Spokane

Kenyan woman Nereah Obura will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Partnering for Progress fundraiser.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.