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Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict

- Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane.

Corruption, politics, murder: Anatomy of a Kenyan killing

Nairobi - On a wet Thursday night in early May, a well-known businessman and government critic was found dead in his armoured blue Mercedes by a busy road on the outskirts of Nairobi, five bullet holes in his chest, neck and arm.

Kenya rules anal tests on 'gay suspects' legal

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Thursday threw out a bid to outlaw anal examinations on people suspected to be gay, a practice that has been criticised by rights activists.

Two shot dead as Kenyan protests turn violent

Nairobi - At least two protesters were shot dead in Kenya on Monday as anti-government protests turned violent, with police opening fire to disperse demonstrators in the country's third biggest city, Kisumu.

Kenya wakes up to coffee

Nairobi - Africa's best barista doesn't drink coffee, nor even really like it, yet two-time Kenyan champ Martin Shabaya won the Africa round and next month competes at the World Barista Championships.

Elephants in Tanzania reserve could be wiped out by 2022

Nairobi - Elephants in Tanzania's sprawling Selous Game Reserve could be wiped out within six years if poaching continues at current levels, the World Wildlife Fund warned.

AFP, RFI reporter threatened over Burundi crisis coverage

Nairobi - The Burundi correspondent of Agence France-Presse and Radio France Internationale, who was tortured last year by security forces, received threats on social media Tuesday after being accused by authorities of "promoting crime and violence" with his cov...

Kenya opposition suspends protests after violence

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition said Wednesday it is suspending weeks of protests to allow for talks with the government after a heavy police crackdown, but warned they would return if no action was taken.

Kenya warned on violence used in protest crackdown

Nairobi - Kenya's biggest donors and the UN on Tuesday warned against violence after three died as police suppressed opposition demonstrators demanding a change of leadership at the electoral commission ahead of next year's polls.

Eritrea dismisses criticism to celebrate 25 years of 'freedom'

Nairobi - Eritrea celebrated 25 years of independence on Tuesday with street parties, giant fireworks displays and music, shrugging off international criticism that the government has stifled basic freedoms.

Kenya opens probe after police seen beating unresponsive protester

Nairobi - Kenya's police chief ordered an internal investigation Tuesday a day after officers were seen viciously beating an unresponsive fallen protester as they broke up demonstrations.

Pimp my ride, Kenya-style

Nairobi - "Turn on the bass, yeah!" shouts Dennis, conductor and ticket tout onboard the Brain Freeze, an eardrum-bursting tricked-out Nairobi bus studded with blue neon lights.

Kenya police break up opposition protests

Nairobi - Kenyan police fired tear gas and beat opposition demonstrators with truncheons Monday to stop them storming the offices of the electoral commission to demand its dissolution.

Blame game as Kenya hopes to dodge Olympics ban

Nairobi - Kenyan officials on Friday scrambled to work out what had gone wrong as the country faces a possible Olympics ban after being ruled non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Three killed, 20 injured in Burundi blasts blamed on 'terrorists'

Nairobi - The mayor of Burundi's capital on Monday vowed to crush "terrorists" blamed for a spate of weekend grenade attacks that left three people dead and about 20 injured.

Kenya to stop hosting Somali refugees: govt

Nairobi - Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government said Friday, citing security fears.

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Kenya: Police arrest med students plotting bio-terrorist attacks

Kenyan police have arrested several medical students for allegedly plotting to carry out a biological terrorist attack and for allegedly recruiting fellow students to join the Islamic State.

Woman rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - A woman was pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Baby girl rescued four days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Kenyan rescuers pulled a seven-month-old baby alive from the rubble of a six-storey building on Tuesday, four days after the block collapsed during heavy rains killing at least 23 people.
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