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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.

Kenyan coast tense, divided amid massacre whodunnit

Nairobi - More than a month after attackers stormed into a Kenyan town and executed dozens of residents, lingering uncertainty over exactly who was responsible has left the coastal region nervous and divided.

Eight decaying bodies found in abandoned Texas funeral home

Fort Worth - A vacant Fort Worth mortuary has been found to be the home of eight dead and decaying bodies. When the local police arrived, they called it a crime scene and left. The Homicide Unit was immediately called in, becoming an active crime scene.

At least 21 killed in new attacks in Kenyan coastal region

Mombasa - At least 21 people have been killed in new attacks in Kenya's Lamu coastal region, the area where some 60 people were massacred last month, Kenyan authorities said Sunday.

Shooting reported in violence-hit Kenyan coastal region

Nairobi - Shooting was reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the same area where some 60 people were massacred last month, authorities said.

African rulers unite on giving themselves immunity to war crimes

African leaders have banded together to vote in favor of immunity to war crimes for their administrations. If this goes through they would have a free license to commit atrocities in many areas.

Cargo plane crashes in Nairobi killing four crew members (Video)

Nairobi - A Fokker 50 cargo plane crashed into a two-story building in Nairobi, Kenya early Wednesday, killing all four crew members. The plane had taken off shortly before from the city's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board

Nairobi - At least four people died when a cargo plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff on Wednesday from the Kenyan capital's main airport, the busiest in east Africa.

Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks

Mombasa - Kenyan police have arrested the governor of the coastal Lamu district in connection with three recent massacres in which over 60 people were killed, officers said Thursday.

Kenya 'grass cutter' gang rape trial opens

- Kenya on Tuesday began to try one of the suspects in a brutal schoolgirl gang rape, whose initial punishment of cutting grass sparked international outrage.

Gunmen kill five in fresh Kenya coast attack

Mombasa - At least five people have been killed in a new attack on Kenya's coastal region, officials said Tuesday, one week after some 60 people died in twin massacres nearby.

20 die in NE Kenya ethnic clashes

Nairobi - At least 20 people have been killed in Kenya in ethnic clashes in the restive northeast, the latest in a series of revenge attacks between rival Somali clans.

Kenya attacks revive spectre of ethnic violence

Nairobi - Six years after Kenya erupted into ferocious ethnic battles and post-election violence, security guard John Mboya is fearful once again, after twin massacres on the coast brought political rivalries to the surface.

Baby elephants 'try out' for World Cup in Kenya orphanage (Video)

Nairobi - It seems even elephants love the "beautiful game," as these cute orphans play football at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya's Nairobi National Park. Julius Letoiya, staff keeper at the facility, says the baby elephants can even perform tricks.
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