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Augustin Bizimana: Genocide architect who cheated justice to the end

Nairobi - An agricultural scientist who became an architect of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, Augustin Bizimana cheated justice to the end, lying buried in a corner of Congo as investigators strove for decades to bring him to book.

'We can get it done here': Africa's tech scene tackles virus

Nairobi - Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.

'Starve or get sick': Africa's lockdown dilemma

Nairobi - Women and children fell to the ground, bloodied and trampled in a desperate surge for food being handed out in a Nairobi slum, as police fired teargas and men with sticks beat the hungry.

'It's not rosy': Kenya's flowers rot amid virus slowdown

Nakuru - On a Kenyan flower farm, workers stick to their daily schedule of cutting some of the world's finest roses.

After head start on virus, Africa begins clampdown

Nairobi - African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global coronavirus epidemic, but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness.

Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya: conservationists

Nairobi - Kenya's only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, conservationists said Tuesday, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world.

Kenya bans controversial donkey slaughter trade

Nairobi - Kenya has decided to ban the slaughter of donkeys for use in Chinese medicine, a practice condemned by animal rights activists as cruel, unnecessary and devastating to donkey populations in Africa, a minister said on Thursday.

S.Sudan citizens 'deliberately starved' by warring parties: UN

Nairobi - South Sudan's government forces and other armed groups have "deliberately starved" civilians by denying aid access and displacing communities, a United Nations rights probe said Thursday.

Kenya mourns Moi with state funeral

Nairobi - Thousands of Kenyans gathered on Tuesday to mourn the country's longest-serving leader, the hardline Daniel arap Moi, as a week of homage climaxed with a state funeral.

Kenya mourns Moi with state funeral

Nairobi - Thousands of Kenyans on Tuesday gathered to mourn the country's longest serving leader, the hardline Daniel arap Moi, as a week of mourning climaxed with a state funeral.

Kenyans queue to see body of Moi, country's longest-serving ruler

Nairobi - Kenyans formed long queues on Sunday to glimpse the body of the country's longest-serving leader, Daniel arap Moi, lying in state ahead of a state funeral.

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi dead at 95

Nairobi - Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Tuesday.

Thirteen children killed in Kenya primary school stampede

Nairobi - At least 13 children died and dozens of others were injured in a stampede as they left their primary school in Kenya on Monday, local police said, with investigators still trying to ascertain the cause of the tragedy.

Tanzanian politican barred from US for rights 'violations'

Nairobi - A leading Tanzanian politician who launched a crackdown on homosexuality has been banned from visiting the United States, the US State Department said.

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Nairobi - Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday.

Swarms of locusts threaten food security in Kenya: govt

Nairobi - Large swarms of desert locusts are spreading through Kenya, after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to food security, the agriculture minister said Friday.

Will South Sudan finally be able to clinch lasting peace in 100 days?

Nairobi - South Sudan's president and its armed opposition leader have missed another 100-day deadline to form a power-sharing government, threatening a tenuous ceasefire that has paused years of bloodshed in the world's youngest country.

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

Nairobi - A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.

Kenyans rush to swap banknotes as cash ban looms

Nairobi - Last week a man walked into a Nairobi car yard and paid for a luxury Mercedes with a mountain of 1,000 shilling ($10/9 euros) banknotes, desperate to offload cash that within days would be worthless.

Seven children killed, scores hurt in Kenya school collapse

Nairobi - Seven children died and scores were injured early Monday when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, in an accident blamed on shoddy construction.
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