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Eight charged in Tanzania with conservationist's murder

Nairobi - A court in Tanzania on Friday charged eight people with the murder of renowned conservationist Wayne Lotter who was shot dead in Dar es Salaam in August.

Tanzania orders probe after stray police bullet kills student

Nairobi - Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Sunday ordered an inquiry after police admitted responsibility for the death of a 22-year-old student who was hit by a stray bullet as they sought to break up an opposition rally.

Kenya uses blockchain to tackle land fraud

Nairobi - In order to counter dubious land transactions, such as dual ownership, African-based startups are testing out blockchain technology in order to provide a more transparent and auditable process.

African audiences celebrate 'Black Panther' release

Kisumu - The release this week of Marvel Studios' latest superhero outing, "Black Panther", has triggered the enthusiasm of African movie fans and a sense of pride that Hollywood has finally plugged a gap.

Tanzanian opposition politician 'murdered'

Nairobi - A local leader of the main Tanzanian opposition party has been found beaten to death after men bundled him into a car, party chairman Freeman Mbowe said Wednesday.

Leading ivory trade investigator murdered in Kenya

Nairobi - A world-renowned ivory investigator whose detailed reports contributed to the fight against elephant poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, was killed at his home in Kenya, police said Monday.

Third Kenyan opposition figure arrested amid crackdown

Nairobi - Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained another key government critic over his alleged involvement in the recent mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president", the third such arrest within four days.

Kenya opposition firebrand arrested in dawn raid

Nairobi - Kenyan police on Friday arrested an outspoken member of the opposition, Miguna Miguna, in a dawn raid on his Nairobi home, police and his party said.Armed officers used explosives to break down the door before arresting Miguna, a witness said.

Kenya's High Court suspends media shutdown

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court ordered authorities to allow three major broadcasters to temporarily resume service Thursday, after they were switched off for covering the opposition leader's mock inauguration, prompting outrage over press freedom violations.

Kenya opposition inauguration a bid to 'overthrow govt': minister

Nairobi - Kenya's interior minister said Wednesday that opposition leader Raila Odinga's mock inauguration as "people's president" was an effort to overthrow the government and media outlets were shut down for their complicity in the event.

Kenya opposition leader Odinga has himself sworn in as 'president'

Nairobi - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga held a mock inauguration Tuesday in front of thousands of supporters, as the government sparked outrage by shutting down key media broadcasters covering the event.

Kenya opposition supporters gather for Odinga 'swearing-in'

Nairobi - Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered in Nairobi Tuesday ahead of a ceremony to swear him in as an alternative president, three months after he claims an election was stolen from him.

Kenya opposition to swear-in leader as 'president'

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga is planning to have himself sworn in as an alternative president on Tuesday, seen as a final push to challenge Uhuru Kenyatta's election.

Somalia's Shabaab forcing civilians to hand over children: HRW

Nairobi - Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are increasingly threatening civilians to force them to hand over young children for "indoctrination and military training", Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.

Africans outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks

Nairobi - Africans reacted angrily Friday after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries", with many lashing the US president for racism and ignorance.

36 dead in central Kenya bus crash

Nairobi - Thirty-six people were killed and 11 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said.

30 dead in central Kenya bus crash

Nairobi - Thirty people were killed and 16 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said."We have 30 dead," said Rift Valley traffic police chief Zero Arome of the 3am (00.

US forces kill 13 Shabaab militants in air strike

Nairobi - The United States carried out an air strike on Christmas Eve against the Shabaab Islamist group that left 13 dead, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Kenya government threatens opposition with 'treason' charge

Nairobi - Kenya's attorney general said Thursday that an opposition plan to have its leader Raila Odinga sworn in as an alternative president would amount to treason.

World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

Nairobi - The world's nations vowed Wednesday to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, calling for a steep change in how goods are produced and consumed.
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