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S.Sudan citizens 'deliberately starved' by warring parties: UN

Nairobi - South Sudan's government forces and other armed groups have "deliberately starved" civilians by denying aid access and displacing communities, a United Nations rights probe said Thursday.

Kenya mourns Moi with state funeral

Nairobi - Thousands of Kenyans gathered on Tuesday to mourn the country's longest-serving leader, the hardline Daniel arap Moi, as a week of homage climaxed with a state funeral.

Kenya mourns Moi with state funeral

Nairobi - Thousands of Kenyans on Tuesday gathered to mourn the country's longest serving leader, the hardline Daniel arap Moi, as a week of mourning climaxed with a state funeral.

Kenyans queue to see body of Moi, country's longest-serving ruler

Nairobi - Kenyans formed long queues on Sunday to glimpse the body of the country's longest-serving leader, Daniel arap Moi, lying in state ahead of a state funeral.

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi dead at 95

Nairobi - Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Tuesday.

Thirteen children killed in Kenya primary school stampede

Nairobi - At least 13 children died and dozens of others were injured in a stampede as they left their primary school in Kenya on Monday, local police said, with investigators still trying to ascertain the cause of the tragedy.

Tanzanian politican barred from US for rights 'violations'

Nairobi - A leading Tanzanian politician who launched a crackdown on homosexuality has been banned from visiting the United States, the US State Department said.

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Nairobi - Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday.

Swarms of locusts threaten food security in Kenya: govt

Nairobi - Large swarms of desert locusts are spreading through Kenya, after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to food security, the agriculture minister said Friday.

Will South Sudan finally be able to clinch lasting peace in 100 days?

Nairobi - South Sudan's president and its armed opposition leader have missed another 100-day deadline to form a power-sharing government, threatening a tenuous ceasefire that has paused years of bloodshed in the world's youngest country.

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

Nairobi - A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.

Kenyans rush to swap banknotes as cash ban looms

Nairobi - Last week a man walked into a Nairobi car yard and paid for a luxury Mercedes with a mountain of 1,000 shilling ($10/9 euros) banknotes, desperate to offload cash that within days would be worthless.

Seven children killed, scores hurt in Kenya school collapse

Nairobi - Seven children died and scores were injured early Monday when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, in an accident blamed on shoddy construction.

Seven dead after 'out of nowhere' flood in Kenya

Nairobi - A tourist who lost his wife and four other family members in a flash flood in Kenya told AFP Monday the wall of water surged "out of nowhere" as they hiked to a popular gorge.

Aid groups warn against Kenya's UN bid to sanction Al-Shabaab

Nairobi - Kenya is urging the UN to list Al-Shabaab under the same sanctions as Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, but foreign donors say the move could leave millions in drought-stricken Somalia without aid.

Toll from Tanzania fuel truck blast rises to 95: hospital

Nairobi - The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania has climbed to 95, a hospital spokesman said Sunday.

Hidden mysteries lie in wait inside Kenya's fossil treasury

Nairobi - The only hint that something extraordinary lay inside the plain wooden drawer in an unassuming office behind Nairobi National Museum was a handwritten note stuck to the front: "Pull Carefully".

1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN

Nairobi - Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Three accomplices given long sentences for Kenya university attack

Nairobi - A Nairobi court Wednesday sentenced three men to terms ranging from 41 years to life in prison for abetting the massacre of 148 people by Somali jihadists at Garissa University in northeast Kenya in 2015.

Kenya court blocks East Africa's first coal plant 

Nairobi - Kenya's environment court blocked Wednesday the construction of a coal-fired power station on the country's idyllic Indian Ocean coast, in a move hailed as a major victory by campaigners fighting a years-long battle against the scheme.
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