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Protest in Burundi after UN decides to send police

Nairobi - Thousands of people marched through the streets of Burundi's capital Saturday to protest against a United Nations Security Council decision to send a police contingent to the violence-wracked country, local officials said.

More than 37,000 flee South Sudan for Uganda: UN

Nairobi - More than 37,000 people have fled South Sudan for neighbouring Uganda in the last three weeks following intense fighting between rival troops that left hundreds dead, the UN's refugee body said Tuesday.

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

Nairobi - Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday.

Italian sports agent charged with doping in Kenya

Nairobi - Italian sports agent Federico Rosa, who managed disgraced former marathon star Rita Jeptoo, was on Thursday charged in a Kenya court with doping offences.

African Union's troops in Somalia to be withdrawn by 2020

Nairobi - The African Union said it plans to pull its soldiers out of Somalia where they are fighting jihadists by December 2020, according to a statement issued Wednesday.

Netanyahu says Israel, Kenya share terrorist threat

Nairobi - Israel and Kenya should work hand-in-hand against terrorism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Nairobi on Tuesday during the second leg of a four-nation Africa tour.

Islamic State makes inroads into Kenya

Nairobi - Recent arrests show the Islamic State's growing presence in East Africa, where they are recruiting young Kenyans for jihad abroad and raising fears some of them will return to threaten the country.

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.
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