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Mediator seeks heads of state summit on Burundi crisis

Nairobi - The mediator in Burundi's nearly two-year political crisis on Sunday asked regional leaders to call an urgent summit as deep discord and a government boycott hamper peace talks.

Burundi govt again refuses crisis talks with opposition

Nairobi - Burundi's government affirmed Tuesday it will shun peace talks with opposition figures planned for later this week in Tanzania, dragging out a political crisis that has stretched for over a year.

Kenya jails doctors' officials as strike drama deepens

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Monday jailed seven union officials for a month over a doctors strike that has crippled public hospitals for 10 weeks.The sentencing prompted the union to say it was calling off talks with the government.

World's biggest refugee camp in Kenya to stay open

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court on Thursday blocked the government's decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp -- the world's largest -- and force Somali refugees to return home.

Kenya extradites four drug smuggling suspects to the US

Nairobi - Kenya has handed over to the United States four men suspected of trying to smuggle large quantities of heroin, more than two years after their arrest, police said Tuesday.

Kenyan doctors given another five days to end strike

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Thursday gave doctors and nurses five days to end a crippling nationwide strike, reneging on an earlier threat to jail union officials.

No voter ID, no sex, urges Kenyan MP

Nairobi - A Kenyan opposition MP has urged fellow women to impose a sex boycott until their men register to vote in August's general election.

AU asks Gambian President Jammeh to step down

Nairobi - The African Union (AU) Friday urged Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh to respect last month's election results and quit power peacefully, warning of "serious consequences" if his actions cause a crisis.

Kenya opposition forms 'super alliance' to unseat Kenyatta

Nairobi - Kenya's main opposition leaders on Wednesday announced the formation of a super alliance in a bid to unseat incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in August elections.

Six arrested over murder of Burundi minister: prosecutor

Nairobi - Burundi authorities have arrested six people in connection with the murder of the country's environment minister, the prosecutor general said Saturday.

Kenya doctors reject offer as strike hits second month

Nairobi - Kenyan doctors on Friday rejected the government's offer of a 40 percent pay rise in the latest bid to end a month-long strike that has crippled public hospitals across the country.

Burundi environment minister shot dead in latest violence

Nairobi - Burundi's environment minister was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura early Sunday, police said, the first killing of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil two years ago.

UN cancels controversial Gambia army chief's Darfur visit

Nairobi - The UN has stopped The Gambia's controversial army chief from visiting troops serving as peacekeepers in Darfur, as international pressure grows on the country's top brass to accept incoming president-elect Adama Barrow.

Burning ivory, waging war: world battles poaching in 2016

Nairobi - It was one of the most momentous events in the battle against poaching: 11 giant pyres of elephant tusks going up in flames in Kenya as the world looked on.

Death toll from Kenya tanker fireball hits 40

Nairobi - The death toll from a fireball caused by a crash involving a tanker carrying flammable materials rose to 40 Monday, as Kenya faced calls to improve safety on its perilous roads.

Over 30 dead as Kenya fuel tanker crashes, explodes

Nairobi - More than 30 people died when a fuel tanker crashed into other vehicles and burst into flames outside the town of Naivasha in Kenya late on Saturday night, officials said.

Vintage biplane crashes in Kenya, Irish pilots unhurt

Nairobi - An Irish father and daughter team taking part in a cross-Africa rally escaped unhurt after crashlanding their 1930s biplane on the way to Kenya's capital, where participants staged an airshow Sunday, organisers said.

Kenya suspends Dadaab refugee camp closure for six months

Nairobi - Kenya on Wednesday agreed to suspend the closure of Dabaab refugee camp, the world's largest, for six months after coming under fire over the fate of its 280,000 inhabitants, most of them Somalis.

Man shot dead after stabbing outside US embassy in Kenya

Nairobi - A man was shot and killed by Kenyan police outside the US embassy in the capital Nairobi on Thursday after stabbing an officer with a knife.

Shabaab bomb attack in Kenya 'kills 12'

Nairobi - A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants who last hit the area earlier this month.
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