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Own goal: Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

Nairobi - Police in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.

Two Cuban doctors in Kenya kidnapped by suspected jihadists

Nairobi - Suspected Somali Al-Shabaab jihadis kidnapped two Cuban doctors in northeastern Kenya on Friday and killed their police escort officer, officials said.

Burundi schoolgirls jailed for doodling on president's photo

Nairobi - Three teenage schoolgirls in Burundi have been sent to prison to await trial for scribbling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks, activists said Thursday.

Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate: Amnesty

Nairobi - US forces have "dramatically increased" the number of air strikes in Somalia with several civilians killed by the powerful missiles, Amnesty International said Wednesday, reports denied by the military.

When snakes strike, lives shatter

Watamu - On June 15, 2015, four-year-old Chepchirchir Kiplagat's life changed forever. Bitten by a snake as she slept, she permanently lost the use of the right side of her body.

Nations set to agree 'significant' plastic cuts

Nairobi - Nations on Friday were expected to commit to "significantly reduce" single-use plastics over the next decade, in a series of voluntary pledges that green groups warned fell short of tackling Earth's pollution crisis.

Environment damage behind 1 in 4 global deaths, disease: UN

Nairobi - A quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide are due to manmade pollution and environmental damage, the United Nations said Wednesday in a landmark report on the planet's parlous state.

Raw materials behind half of global emissions: UN

Nairobi - Extracting and processing materials, fuel and food contributes as much as half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, the UN said Tuesday, as experts gathered in Kenya to find ways to rein in exploding global consumption.

UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

Nairobi - A world forum on addressing the planet's environmental crisis opened in Nairobi on Monday, the mood darkened by the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy that killed 157 people a day earlier, including at least 22 UN staff, many headed for the event.

Police fire tear gas as strike strands travellers at Nairobi airport

Nairobi - Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi airport Wednesday, and some were treated for tear gas exposure, as striking workers and police faced off at East Africa's busiest air traffic hub.

God and justice: Gay church prays for historic Kenya ruling

Nairobi - A lesbian church leader lights pink, yellow, and purple candles and passes them around to worshippers as they pray for a court decision that will mean they no longer have to live a lie.

Kenyan activist died of botched abortion: autopsy finds

Nairobi - A Kenyan rights activist who died in circumstances her family deemed suspicious, fell victim to a botched abortion, said an independent autopsy Thursday which corroborated a police version of events.

Two injured in Nairobi explosion: police

Nairobi - Two people suffered light injuries in an explosion in central Nairobi on Saturday, police said, with the Kenyan capital on edge nearly two weeks after a jihadist attack claimed 21 lives.

US military says 52 Somali Islamists killed in airstrike

Nairobi - United States military forces carried out an airstrike Saturday against Islamist group Al-Shabaab, killing 52 militants, according to a statement from US Africa Command.

Sniffer dogs, bomb experts comb through Kenya attack site

Nairobi - Kenyan police aided by bomb experts and sniffer dogs on Thursday resumed their search of the Nairobi hotel complex struck by Islamists as police arrested nine more suspects over the attack which left 21 dead and 28 injured.

Terrified civilians hide, send farewells, during Nairobi siege

Nairobi - When an explosion and gunfire rang out at an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, people hid under desks, cowered in bathrooms or hunkered down in their cars, some hiding through the entire 20-hour siege.

Kenya police scour rubble as hotel attack toll jumps to 21

Nairobi - Kenyan police scoured the rubble of a Nairobi hotel complex for more victims Wednesday as the death toll from a jihadist attack jumped to 21 and mourners began to bury the dead.

15 killed in ongoing Islamist attack on Kenya hotel complex

Nairobi - Fifteen people have died in an Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenyan police sources said Wednesday, as fresh explosions and gunfire rang out in the siege which stretched into its second day.

High stakes for friends and foes as DRC heads to polls

Nairobi - From the countries who share the Democratic Republic of Congo's vast border -- some of which stirred its devastating conflicts -- to international powers invested in peace efforts, the impact of upcoming elections looks set to reverberate far and wide....

Burundi issues international arrest warrant for ex-president Buyoya

Nairobi - Burundi on Friday said it had launched international arrest warrants for ex-president Pierre Buyoya and 16 former senior officials over their alleged role in the 1993 assassination of Melchior Ndadaye, the country's first democratically elected Hutu le...
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