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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.

Blame game as Kenya hopes to dodge Olympics ban

Nairobi - Kenyan officials on Friday scrambled to work out what had gone wrong as the country faces a possible Olympics ban after being ruled non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Three killed, 20 injured in Burundi blasts blamed on 'terrorists'

Nairobi - The mayor of Burundi's capital on Monday vowed to crush "terrorists" blamed for a spate of weekend grenade attacks that left three people dead and about 20 injured.

Kenya to stop hosting Somali refugees: govt

Nairobi - Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government said Friday, citing security fears.

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Kenya: Police arrest med students plotting bio-terrorist attacks

Kenyan police have arrested several medical students for allegedly plotting to carry out a biological terrorist attack and for allegedly recruiting fellow students to join the Islamic State.

Woman rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - A woman was pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Baby girl rescued four days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Kenyan rescuers pulled a seven-month-old baby alive from the rubble of a six-storey building on Tuesday, four days after the block collapsed during heavy rains killing at least 23 people.

Kenya building collapse toll rises to 21

Nairobi - The death toll in the collapse of a six-storey building in Nairobi rose to 21 on Monday after four more bodies were pulled from the rubble of the residential structure that gave way during weekend storms.

Kenya death toll after building collapse reaches 16

Nairobi - At least 16 people were killed when a six-storey residential building due for demolition collapsed in Nairobi in torrential weekend storms, local authorities said Sunday.

Building collapse, floods kill 19 in Kenyan capital

Nairobi - At least 12 people died when a building collapsed in Nairobi, officials said Saturday, as rescuers scrambled to find more survivors after torrential storms which killed another seven people.

Kenya lights world's biggest ivory bonfire, demands tusk trade ban

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to the world's biggest ivory bonfire Saturday, after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end "murderous" trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild.

Kenya demands total ivory ban to stop elephant slaughter

Nanyuki - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild."To lose our elephants would be to lose a key part of the heritage that we hold in trust.

Kenya's mega ivory piles 'will burn even if it snows'

Nairobi - Eleven towering piles of ivory rise above the savannah grasslands of Nairobi National Park, ready to be burned Saturday in a symbolic grand gesture against the trade threatening elephants with extinction.

Burundi govt won't join crisis talks unless consulted

Nairobi - Burundi's government on Wednesday refused to participate in stalled talks to end months of political crisis unless it was first consulted on who else was taking part.
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