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On Lake Victoria ferries, passengers pray and hope for the best

- Time-worn and weather-beaten, the MV Mbita III tilts slightly to the left as it creaks out of its Kenyan port on Lake Victoria.

More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

Nairobi - More than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said.

Melania Trump visits baby elephants, takes Kenya safari

Nairobi - US First Lady Melania Trump cosied up to baby elephants and went on safari in Kenya on Friday, on the third leg of a solo tour of Africa that has contrasted with the ongoing tumult in Washington.

Melania Trump visits baby elephants, takes Kenya safari

Nairobi - US First Lady Melania Trump cosied up to baby elephants and went on safari in Kenya on Friday, on the third leg of a solo tour of Africa that has contrasted with the tumult in Washington.

DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels

Tampa - DNA tests on smuggled elephant tusks have identified three major ivory cartels in Africa and are helping investigators bolster the criminal cases against some of the most dangerous traffickers, researchers said Wednesday.

Corruption trial of senior Kenyan judge suspended

Nairobi - The corruption trial of Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second-highest judge, was suspended Wednesday amid a barrage of legal petitions at various courts.

Corruption trial of senior Kenyan judge suspended

Nairobi - The corruption trial of Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second-highest judge, was suspended Wednesday amid a barrage of legal petitions at various courts.

Senior Kenyan judge arrested in graft probe

Nairobi - Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second highest judge, was arrested Tuesday on corruption charges.

US, Kenya agree on Nairobi-Mombasa superhighway

Washington - The United States and Kenya agreed Monday to build a superhighway from Nairobi to Mombasa, the White House said.

Kenya former governor charged over corruption

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Thursday charged former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero with corruption and wasting public funds, following a new crackdown on public graft.

Kenya, Tanzania mark bombings which introduced Al- Qaeda

Nairobi - Kenya and Tanzania on Tuesday mark 20 years since the devastating US embassy bombings that thrust Al-Qaeda onto the global stage and went on to shape how a generation thinks about personal security.

Kenyan court overturns landmark sentence of ivory kingpin

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Friday overturned a 20-year jail term handed to an ivory trafficking "kingpin", in a case that had been seen as a test of the country's will to take on rampant poaching.

Hope and scepticism as Kenya rounds up graft suspects

Nairobi - Dozens of top executives and government officials have been charged, lifestyle audits have been ordered and even lie detector tests suggested in recent weeks, as Kenya launches a new crusade against corruption.

Tenth rhino dead in Kenya after disastrous transfer

Nairobi - A tenth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Thursday.

Seven rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Nairobi - Seven out of 14 critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, wildlife officials admitted on Friday.

Kenyans call foul after MPs go to World Cup at taxpayers' expense

Nairobi - Kenyans voiced outrage on Thursday as it emerged that a group of lawmakers had gone to the World Cup at the taxpayers' expense, even though the country had failed to qualify for the tournament.

Kenya's Lake Turkana put on World Heritage danger list

Manama - A UNESCO panel on Thursday added Lake Turkana, a conservation hotspot in Kenya and a candidate site for the birthplace of mankind, to the list of endangered World Heritage Sites.

10 killed in Kenyan plane crash

Nairobi - All 10 passengers aboard a small plane, whose wreckage was discovered in central Kenya two days after it went missing, died in the accident, the airline and government said Thursday.

Five Kenyan police killed in roadside bombing

Nairobi - Five Kenyan paramilitary police were killed Wednesday when their vehicle struck a homemade landmine in Liboi, close to the eastern border with Somalia, a government official said.

At least 32 dead as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains

Nairobi - At least 32 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, sweeping away their homes while many of them were asleep, police said Thursday.

At least 32 dead as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains

Nairobi - At least 32 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, sweeping away their homes while many of them were asleep, police said Thursday.

Hundreds dead as floods wreak havoc in East Africa

Nairobi - Weeks of torrential rain after a long drought have turned from blessing to curse in East Africa, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others.

With a handshake, Kenya leaves behind divisive poll

Nairobi - It was a handshake that drew a line under Kenya's bruising election, left many people bewildered and swung open the starting gate for the 2022 presidential race.

In Kenya, British soldiers train in massive war games

- High on Kenya's Laikipia plateau hundreds of British soldiers spent a recent half-moon night fording a river, marching across wadis and over escarpments before attacking a mocked-up army training camp.

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, dies aged 45

Nairobi - Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction, a fate that only science can now prevent.

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya: keepers

Nairobi - The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at the age of 45, his keepers announced Tuesday, leaving only two females of his subspecies alive.

Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual misconduct allegations

London - Oxfam faced fresh allegations of sexual misconduct by staff in Haiti, with a report on Saturday claiming the charity kept a senior aid worker in the earthquake-hit country for over a year despite harassment claims.

Unwell Tillerson cancels Nairobi programme

Nairobi - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on his first Africa tour as Washington's top diplomat, cancelled his programme in Kenya on Saturday because he was feeling unwell.

Kenya can't account for $400 million of public money

Nairobi - Kenya's government cannot account for $400 million in public funds, according to a damning report from the auditor general highlighting the country's failure to crack down on graft and misuse of state resources.

Kenyan doctor performs brain surgery on wrong patient

Nairobi - A neurosurgeon at Kenya's largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement on Friday.
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