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Kenyan Catholics celebrate beatification of Italian nun

Nyeri - Tens of thousands of Catholics gathered in the Kenyan town of Nyeri on Saturday for the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun, a key step towards sainthood.

Islamist Shebab gunmen storm Kenya village

Nairobi - Islamist gunmen raided a village in northeastern Kenya, the interior ministry said Friday, the latest in a string of brazen attacks by the Somali-led, Al-Qaeda affiliated insurgents.

Burundi's army walks thin line as crisis deepens

Nairobi - Deadly protests in Burundi against the president's bid for a third term has put the army in a pivotal role, standing between protestors, police and pro-government militia.

Kenya cattle raids, fighting leaves 75 dead

Nairobi - Some 75 people have been killed in four days of cattle raids and revenge attacks in northern Kenya, the Red Cross said Wednesday."Over the last four days close to 75 Kenyans have died. Is it worth it, and what for?

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

Nairobi - US Secretary of State John Kerry called for unity in the face of terror attacks Monday, as he visited a memorial in Kenya to the 1998 bombing of the US embassy.

Kerry due in Kenya after years of estrangement

Nairobi - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kenya on Sunday for talks on security cooperation and ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to his late father's home country.

Kenya admits intelligence ignored ahead of Garissa massacre

Nairobi - Kenya's interior minister on Thursday admitted that intelligence was ignored and the security response botched regarding the Islamist massacre of nearly 150 people at Garissa university.

Rangers protecting last white rhinos buoyed by social media help

He is the last male of his kind, and as such, he is under armed guard 24/7. There are only five northern white rhinos left in the world, and Sudan is one of them. Fortunately, his future may be a little bit brighter due to a social media campaign.

Kenya 'grass cutter' gang rapists jailed for 15 years

Nairobi - A Kenyan court convicted three men on Monday for the brutal gang rape of a schoolgirl, boosting their original punishment of being made to cut grass to 15 years in jail, her legal team said.

One killed, 150 hurt in Kenya stampede after power cable blast

Nairobi - A panicked student was killed and 150 more were hurt in a stampede on Sunday when an electrical blast sparked fears of a new Islamist attack on a Kenyan university campus.

Kenya starts to bury its massacre dead

Nairobi - The funerals began Friday of students killed in a university massacre of almost 150 people, as some parents still waited to receive the remains of their loved ones.

Kenya freezes key money transfers to Somalia over terror suspicion

Nairobi - Kenya froze key money transfer companies vital for Somalia Wednesday after the police chief issued a list of 85 people and businesses with suspected links to the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab.

Five Kenyans, one Tanzanian held over university massacre: Court

Nairobi - A Nairobi court on Tuesday ordered five Kenyans and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while police investigate possible connections to last week's university massacre.

Kenyans demand better security as they mourn massacre victims

Nairobi - Hundreds of Kenyans took to the streets Tuesday demanding greater security following last week's massacre by Somalia's Shebab Islamists, on the final day of mourning for the 148 people killed by the militants.

Kenyan airstrikes target Shebab after university massacre

Nairobi - Kenyan fighter jets pounded Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgent camps in southern Somalia on Monday, the army said, days after the Islamists killed 148 people in their worst ever massacre in Kenya.

One of Garissa attackers 'identified as Kenyan law graduate'

Nairobi - Authorities in Kenya said Sunday they have identified one of the four dead Shebab gunmen who massacred nearly 150 people at Garissa University as an ethnic-Somali Kenyan national and law graduate.

Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue

Nairobi - They came in their hundreds, fearful of attacks but determined to honour the victims of one of Kenya's worst ever massacres.

'Gentle' ex-teacher accused of masterminding Kenya massacre

Nairobi - Kenyan police have named homegrown militant Islamist Mohamed Mohamud, a soft-spoken former teacher, as the alleged mastermind of the massacre of 148 people in a university in Garissa.

Kenya vows retaliation against Shebab after university massacre

Nairobi - Kenya's president vowed Saturday to retaliate in the "severest way" against Somalia's Shebab Islamists after they massacred nearly 150 people in a university.

Kenya's sleeping students prove easy prey for Shebab

Nairobi - Islamist gunmen who massacred sleeping students in Kenya's Garissa university knew what they were doing: they picked a soft target put further at risk by crippling corruption and mismanaged security, analysts say.
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