Stories tagged: kenya
Tue., Feb. 4, 2020
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 …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2020
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
Millions of desert locusts are descending on Kenya in the country’s worst outbreak in 70 years
Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
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
Authorities say heavy rains in western Kenya created overnight floods that have killed 17 people, including 12 people feared buried in a mudslide.
Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
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
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.
Fri., July 5, 2019
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 …
Mon., July 1, 2019
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 …
Wed., June 19, 2019
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
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
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
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 woman Nereah Obura will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Partnering for Progress fundraiser.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018
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
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
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.
Thu., May 10, 2018
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 …
Fri., May 4, 2018
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
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
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
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 …
Thu., March 15, 2018
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, …
Fri., March 9, 2018
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.
Sat., March 3, 2018
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.
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
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, …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
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.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
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 …
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
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
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.