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Kenya auditor uncovers massive government misspending

Nairobi - Only one percent of Kenyan government spending can be properly accounted for, according to a report by the country's auditor-general released just days after US President Barack Obama warned corruption was holding the country back.

Obama ends Kenya visit with tough message on rights, corruption

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama on Sunday ended a landmark visit to Kenya, urging the east African nation and birthplace of his father to renounce corruption, tribalism and inequality.

Obama challenges Kenya on gay rights, corruption

Nairobi - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday called for gay rights in Africa during his landmark visit to Kenya, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States.

U.S. President Obama says 'Africa is on the move'

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama said Saturday "Africa is on the move", as he praised the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya during his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.

Obama says 'Africa on the move' in landmark Kenya visit

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama declared Saturday that "Africa is on the move", praising the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit on landmark visit to Kenya.

U.S. President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.

Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama arrives in his ancestral homeland Kenya late Friday, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants.

Suffocating security ahead of Obama's Kenya visit

Nairobi - Presidential tours are always expensive, but especially so when the country being visited is, like Kenya, the scene of regular terrorist attacks.

S. Sudan troops 'crushed civilians with tanks': Rights group

Nairobi - South Sudanese government troops crushed fleeing civilians with tanks, then reversed to check they had killed them, carried out public gang rapes and burned people alive, a rights group said Wednesday.

A village dreams of Barack Obama's Kenyan homecoming

Siaya - "It's a business," said Hosea Owuor, a 30-year-old market trader on Kisumu's Achieng Oneko Road. "Obama is a brand.

President Obama's Kenyan roots and relatives

Nairobi - President Barack Obama's family tree reaches from his father's tiny Kenyan village to the White House in a single generation.

Clooney project to probe financing of African wars

Nairobi - Hollywood star George Clooney on Monday launched an initiative aimed at ending conflicts in Africa by tracking the money that fuels them.

'Obamacare': Nairobi gets makeover for U.S. president's visit

Nairobi - In Kenya, they've dubbed it 'Obamacare': potholes filled, new pavements and overnight flower beds, as Nairobi is spruced up for the capital's most awaited visitor, US President Barack Obama.

Kenya massacre mall reopens in Nairobi

Nairobi - Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopened for business on Saturday, almost two years after Somali Islamists stormed in and massacred 67 shoppers and staff in four days of carnage.

Drone strikes kill 30 in Somalia

Mogadishu - A US. .drone fired at least two missiles that struck a vehicle and caused a large explosion on a nearby al-Shabab base at Bardere.

Kenya university massacre 'mastermind' killed in U.S. drone strike

Garissa - A US drone strike in Somalia has killed four senior members of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab, including the alleged mastermind of the Garissa University massacre in Kenya in April, a Kenyan interior ministry spokesman said Thursday.

5,000 nude prostitutes to protest gays during Obama's Kenya visit

Nairobi - An obscure Kenyan political party is planning an eye-opening anti-gay protest during an upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama.

Another Rwandan is kidnapped in Africa: Kagame agents suspected Special

An investigator who worked on key defense cases at the UN tribunal for Rwanda has been kidnapped in Kenya, amid mounting evidence that Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s intelligence services were behind the abduction.

Kenyan policemen freed after two years of captivity in Somalia

Nairobi - Two Kenyan policemen have been freed after over two years being held hostage in Somalia by Shebab militants, Kenya's police chief said.

No peace in sight as South Sudan sinks into 'new brutality'

Nairobi - Girls gang raped by soldiers then burned alive, boys castrated, armies of child fighters: the litany of atrocities in South Sudan's civil war is growing, with the international community apparently powerless to stop the fighting.
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