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'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

Nairobi - A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Inside China’s silent onslaught on Washington

International institutions are one of the most enduring legacies of the post- World War II US-sponsored American world order.

Parents take daughters home during Christmas for FGM rituals

Nairobi - Since 2011, female genital mutilations in Kenya have been an internationally condemned practice. Yet, Somalian families from U.S. and Britain secretly travel to Kenya to have FGM done over the holidays, allowing for healing time for the girls or newborns.

Kenyan president torches 15-tonne ivory stockpile

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to a giant pile of 15 tonnes of elephant ivory Tuesday, vowing to destroy the country's entire stockpile of illegal tusks by the year's end.

Namibia leader wins $5m Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize

Nairobi - Namibia's outgoing president was on Monday named winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for "good governance" in Africa, the world's richest award that has seen a dearth of worthy candidates.

UN climate panel head resigns amid sex claims

Nairobi - The head of the UN's climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, stepped down Tuesday in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him that have surfaced at a crucial time on the climate agenda.

Famine from droughts? Never again, says Calvince Okello

In 2010, a severe drought devasted the Eastern part of Kenya, Ethiopia and some parts of of Somalia. It created one of the most severe food security emergencies that humanity had ever seen.

Op-Ed: Can ousting Raila Odinga save the Luo nation?

Nairobi - Former Rangwe MP Shem Ochuodho’s “object now, think later” approach as exposed in his recent commentaries threatens to frustrate even minor advances CORD has made over the years.

Kenyan MP gunned down in capital

Nairobi - A prominent Kenyan MP was shot dead along with two bodyguards and a driver in the centre of the capital Nairobi in the early hours of Saturday, police and medics said.

Ethiopia 'decimates' free press: Rights group

Nairobi - The Ethiopian government is stepping up oppression of independent journalists ahead of national elections due in May, a leading rights group said in a report on Thursday.

Kenya court suspends key parts of draconian security law

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court suspended key parts of a controversial new national security law Friday that the opposition had warned risked turning the east African nation into a dictatorship.

Op-Ed: Kajwang’s strategic principles to triumph over opponents’

Nairobi - The political climate in Kenya’s Homa Bay County has today reached a boiling point following last week’s contentious nomination of Moses Kajwang to view for the Homa Bay by-election (scheduled for February 2015) by the Orange Democratic Party (ODM).

MPs brawl as Kenya passes controversial terror law

Nairobi - Kenyan lawmakers on Thursday voted through a tough anti-terror bill amid chaotic scenes in parliament and a brawl between opposition and government MPs.

Kenya shuts 510 NGOs, some for 'terrorism financing'

Nairobi - Kenya on Tuesday closed over 500 non-governmental organisations, including 15 for alleged fundraising for terrorism, as part of a security crackdown following repeated attacks.

Slow progress in DR Congo's M23 rebel deal risking peace

Nairobi - Slow implementation of a critical peace deal for Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebels is jeopordizing peace in the region, the UN, United States and African Union warned Saturday.

Two Kenyans charged for violently stripping woman

Nairobi - Two Kenyans have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman because they believed her clothing was too revealing, reports said Thursday, in a case that sparked angry protests after a video of the attack was made public.

China's need for ivory is killing off the world's elephants

Nairobi - On Tuesday, conservationists reported that the slaughter of Africa's elephants and the illegal trade in ivory taking place in China is "out of control'" If illegal killing continues, elephants in the wild will disappear within a generation, they say.

Elephant slaughter, ivory sales 'out of control': conservationists

Nairobi - The slaughter of Africa's elephants and the illegal trade in ivory in China are "out of control" and could push wild elephants to extinction within a generation, conservationists said Tuesday.

Elephant slaughter, ivory sales 'out of control': conservationists

Nairobi - The slaughter of Africa's elephants and the illegal trade in ivory in China are "out of control", conservationists said Tuesday, with wild elephants potentially disappearing within a generation.

Saving the world’s most endangered antelope Special

Nairoba - There are fewer than 240 hirola antelope remaining in the world. A new conservation project has established a conservation project to protect the last remaining animals.
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