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Obama ends Kenya visit with tough message on rights, corruption

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama on Sunday ended a landmark visit to Kenya, urging the east African nation and birthplace of his father to renounce corruption, tribalism and inequality.

Obama challenges Kenya on gay rights, corruption

Nairobi - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday called for gay rights in Africa during his landmark visit to Kenya, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States.

U.S. President Obama says 'Africa is on the move'

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama said Saturday "Africa is on the move", as he praised the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya during his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.

Obama says 'Africa on the move' in landmark Kenya visit

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama declared Saturday that "Africa is on the move", praising the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit on landmark visit to Kenya.

U.S. President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.

Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade

Nairobi - US President Barack Obama arrives in his ancestral homeland Kenya late Friday, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants.

Suffocating security ahead of Obama's Kenya visit

Nairobi - Presidential tours are always expensive, but especially so when the country being visited is, like Kenya, the scene of regular terrorist attacks.

A village dreams of Barack Obama's Kenyan homecoming

Siaya - "It's a business," said Hosea Owuor, a 30-year-old market trader on Kisumu's Achieng Oneko Road. "Obama is a brand.

President Obama's Kenyan roots and relatives

Nairobi - President Barack Obama's family tree reaches from his father's tiny Kenyan village to the White House in a single generation.

'Obamacare': Nairobi gets makeover for U.S. president's visit

Nairobi - In Kenya, they've dubbed it 'Obamacare': potholes filled, new pavements and overnight flower beds, as Nairobi is spruced up for the capital's most awaited visitor, US President Barack Obama.

Kenya 'homecoming' to cap Obama Africa charm offensive

Washington - Barack Obama will make a first US presidential pilgrimage to his father's homeland of Kenya this week, the capstone of a weeklong overture to Africa taking in three key nations.

Kenya massacre mall reopens in Nairobi

Nairobi - Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopened for business on Saturday, almost two years after Somali Islamists stormed in and massacred 67 shoppers and staff in four days of carnage.

Kenya university massacre 'mastermind' killed in U.S. drone strike

Garissa - A US drone strike in Somalia has killed four senior members of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab, including the alleged mastermind of the Garissa University massacre in Kenya in April, a Kenyan interior ministry spokesman said Thursday.

5,000 nude prostitutes to protest gays during Obama's Kenya visit

Nairobi - An obscure Kenyan political party is planning an eye-opening anti-gay protest during an upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama.

Another Rwandan is kidnapped in Africa: Kagame agents suspected Special

An investigator who worked on key defense cases at the UN tribunal for Rwanda has been kidnapped in Kenya, amid mounting evidence that Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s intelligence services were behind the abduction.

Kenyan policemen freed after two years of captivity in Somalia

Nairobi - Two Kenyan policemen have been freed after over two years being held hostage in Somalia by Shebab militants, Kenya's police chief said.

Suspected Shebab gunmen kill 14 in northern Kenya attack

Nairobi - At least 14 people were killed Tuesday when suspected Islamic militants raided a northern Kenyan town on the border with war-torn Somalia, officials said.

Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

Nairobi - President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

British jihadist Thomas Evans believed killed in Kenya

Nairobi - A British jihadist fighting for Somalia's Shebab militia, is believed to have been killed in a thwarted attack on a Kenyan army base on Sunday, a Kenyan defence spokesman said.

Kenya police accused of abuses against Muslims after massacre

Nairobi - The response by Kenyan security forces to a wave of massacres a year ago in Kenya's coastal region has been marked by beatings, arbitrary detentions and theft, human rights groups said Monday.

Islamic militants raid Kenyan army base and village

Mombasa - Suspected Shebab gunmen raided a Kenyan military base and briefly took over a village Sunday in the latest attacks highlighting the insecurity that plagues parts of the country.

Kenyans march for peace in terror-ravaged northeast

Garissa - More than a thousand young men and women from northeast Kenya began a 800 kilometre (500 mile) peace march this weekend against rampant insecurity and terrorism in the region.

Kenya fight against Shebab shifts to its own backyard

Nairobi - From hit and run attacks and massacres to a shopping trip, Somali-led Shebab militants are on the march in northeastern Kenya.

Kenya police clash with Shebab in Garissa

Garissa - Kenyan police have fought a fierce battle with Shebab militants after an ambush near the border with Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

Kenyan Catholics celebrate beatification of Italian nun

Nyeri - Tens of thousands of Catholics gathered in the Kenyan town of Nyeri on Saturday for the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun, a key step towards sainthood.

Islamist Shebab gunmen storm Kenya village

Nairobi - Islamist gunmen raided a village in northeastern Kenya, the interior ministry said Friday, the latest in a string of brazen attacks by the Somali-led, Al-Qaeda affiliated insurgents.

Bin Laden aide gets life for East Africa attacks

New York - A New York court sentenced Saudi exile Khalid al-Fawwaz to life in prison Friday over his role in the 1998 Al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in East Africa which killed 224 people.

Kenya cattle raids, fighting leaves 75 dead

Nairobi - Some 75 people have been killed in four days of cattle raids and revenge attacks in northern Kenya, the Red Cross said Wednesday."Over the last four days close to 75 Kenyans have died. Is it worth it, and what for?

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

Nairobi - US Secretary of State John Kerry called for unity in the face of terror attacks Monday, as he visited a memorial in Kenya to the 1998 bombing of the US embassy.

Kerry due in Kenya after years of estrangement

Nairobi - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kenya on Sunday for talks on security cooperation and ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to his late father's home country.
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