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UN chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation

Nairobi - UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives.

Kenyan lawyer to sue Israel for killing Jesus

A Kenyan lawyer has applied to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to sue the state of Israel, as well as some other entities, for killing Jesus.

Extinction clock running down with death of white Rhino

The extinction clock is winding down today for the Northern white rhino, one of the two sub-species of white rhinos. On Saturday, workers at a Kenya game reserve found Suni, one of two male Northern white rhinos, dead in his enclosure.

Crowds cheer Kenyan leader's return from ICC court

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta was welcomed by thousands cheering him home Thursday, a day after becoming the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity charges.

Crowds cheer Kenyan leader's return from ICC court

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Nairobi on Thursday to crowds cheering him home, a day after becoming the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity charges.

Kenyan president Kenyatta to attend International Criminal Court

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday he will go to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity, becoming the first sitting president to appear.

Kenya grieves one year after Westgate mall attack

Nairobi - Thousands of mourners gathered in Kenya's capital on Sunday for emotional commemorations marking a year since Somali Islamist gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall and massacred at least 67 people.

Solemn commemorations in Kenya one year on from mall massacre

Nairobi - Kenya began emotional commemorations on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of Nairobi's Westgate mall massacre, remembering the 67 people killed by Somali Islamist gunmen and those who risked their lives to stop them.

UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

Nairobi - Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

VIDEO: Tiny mongoose challenges pride of lions, wins

Narok - It's not everyday you see a mongoose challenging the "King of the Beasts", but that is exactly what one videographer witnessed while filming a pride of lions in Kenya.

Shebab's new leader 'a devout, ruthless hardliner': Sources

Nairobi - The new leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels is thought to be a devout and ruthless hardliner who was one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief, according to experts and analysts.

Somalia's Shebab wounded but dangerous, unpredictable

Nairobi - The US missiles that smashed into Somalia's Islamist chief this week ended the life of the one of the world's most wanted men, but not the danger of his Shebab insurgents, analysts warn.

Somalia Shebab chief likely dead in US strike

Nairobi - The death of the leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels in a US air strike is a "very strong probability," but still remains unconfirmed, security sources told AFP Wednesday.

African extremists: Islamic State offers grim inspiration

Nairobi - Amid fears Islamic State fighters are inspiring jihadists outside the Middle East, analysts warn it has emboldened extremists in Africa operating in voids left by weak governments and rampant corruption.

Elephant poaching continues at a 'rapid pace'

A new, disturbing report shows that tens of thousands of African elephants have been illegally killed in the last four years.

Kenya bans west Africa travellers amid scramble to fight Ebola

Nairobi - Kenya has become the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

Kenya bans west Africa travellers amid scramble to fight Ebola

Nairobi - Kenya on Saturday became the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

GlaxoSmithKline asks for regulatory approval of malaria vaccine

Researchers at GlaxoSmithKline believe they have finally developed an effective vaccine for Malaria. Now they need government approval to finish and deploy the latest version.

Armed men on a motorbike kill at least four in Mombasa

Mombasa - At least four people were killed in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday in an attack by armed men on a motorbike, according to medical sources.Another eight people were wounded in the shooting, said the same source.

Shebab claims deadly strike on Kenya bus

Nairobi - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed an attack on a bus near the Kenyan vacation island of Lamu in which seven people were killed.
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