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Kenya marks anniversary of Westgate mall attack

Nairobi - Kenya on Sunday marks a year since Somali Islamist gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, with anniversary commemorations including the unveiling of a memorial stone and candlelight vigil.

Solemn commemorations in Kenya one year on from mall massacre

Nairobi - Kenya began emotional commemorations on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of Nairobi's Westgate mall massacre, remembering the 67 people killed by Somali Islamist gunmen and those who risked their lives to stop them.

War crimes court delays Kenyatta trial

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Friday asked judges to indefinitely postpone the start of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial, saying Nairobi was refusing to cooperate.

African extremists: Islamic State offers grim inspiration

Nairobi - Amid fears Islamic State fighters are inspiring jihadists outside the Middle East, analysts warn it has emboldened extremists in Africa operating in voids left by weak governments and rampant corruption.

St. Louis police officer: I'm into diversity, I kill everybody

Ferguson - The St. Louis County police officer who pushed CNN's Don Lemon during live coverage of protests in Ferguson, MO. is now suspended from duty after an online video surfaced showing the officer launching into an hour-long racist rant.

Kenya bans west Africa travellers amid scramble to fight Ebola

Nairobi - Kenya has become the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

Kenya bans west Africa travellers amid scramble to fight Ebola

Nairobi - Kenya on Saturday became the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

Armed men on a motorbike kill at least four in Mombasa

Mombasa - At least four people were killed in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday in an attack by armed men on a motorbike, according to medical sources.Another eight people were wounded in the shooting, said the same source.

Shebab claims deadly strike on Kenya bus

Nairobi - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed an attack on a bus near the Kenyan vacation island of Lamu in which seven people were killed.

Kenyan coast tense, divided amid massacre whodunnit

Nairobi - More than a month after attackers stormed into a Kenyan town and executed dozens of residents, lingering uncertainty over exactly who was responsible has left the coastal region nervous and divided.

Attacks hit Tanzania and Kenya tourist sites

Arusha - Tanzania and Kenya were targeted in separate attacks in key tourist sites in the east African nations, police said Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings and gun battles scaring off foreign visitors.

At least 21 killed in new attacks in Kenyan coastal region

Mombasa - At least 21 people have been killed in new attacks in Kenya's Lamu coastal region, the area where some 60 people were massacred last month, Kenyan authorities said Sunday.

Shooting reported in violence-hit Kenyan coastal region

Nairobi - Shooting was reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the same area where some 60 people were massacred last month, authorities said.

Cargo plane crashes in Nairobi killing four crew members (Video)

Nairobi - A Fokker 50 cargo plane crashed into a two-story building in Nairobi, Kenya early Wednesday, killing all four crew members. The plane had taken off shortly before from the city's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board

Nairobi - At least four people died when a cargo plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff on Wednesday from the Kenyan capital's main airport, the busiest in east Africa.

Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks

Mombasa - Kenyan police have arrested the governor of the coastal Lamu district in connection with three recent massacres in which over 60 people were killed, officers said Thursday.

Kenya 'grass cutter' gang rape trial opens

- Kenya on Tuesday began to try one of the suspects in a brutal schoolgirl gang rape, whose initial punishment of cutting grass sparked international outrage.

Gunmen kill five in fresh Kenya coast attack

Mombasa - At least five people have been killed in a new attack on Kenya's coastal region, officials said Tuesday, one week after some 60 people died in twin massacres nearby.

20 die in NE Kenya ethnic clashes

Nairobi - At least 20 people have been killed in Kenya in ethnic clashes in the restive northeast, the latest in a series of revenge attacks between rival Somali clans.

Kenya air strikes pound Somali Shebab bases: African Union

Mogadishu - Kenyan fighter jets have bombed bases of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab with scores of fighters killed, the African Union said Monday, claims the extremists dismissed as lies.

Kenya attacks revive spectre of ethnic violence

Nairobi - Six years after Kenya erupted into ferocious ethnic battles and post-election violence, security guard John Mboya is fearful once again, after twin massacres on the coast brought political rivalries to the surface.

Baby elephants 'try out' for World Cup in Kenya orphanage (Video)

Nairobi - It seems even elephants love the "beautiful game," as these cute orphans play football at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya's Nairobi National Park. Julius Letoiya, staff keeper at the facility, says the baby elephants can even perform tricks.

Kenya troops 'kill five suspects' after coastal massacres

Malindi - Kenyan security forces on Thursday killed five people suspected of involvement in massacres earlier this week in the country's coastal Lamu region, the interior ministry and a military source said.

Kenya troops 'kill 5 suspected attackers after coastal massacres'

Malindi - Kenyan security forces have killed five people suspected of involvement in massacres earlier this week in a coastal town and nearby village, the interior ministry said.

Arrests amid mounting tensions after Kenya coast massacres

Nairobi - Kenyan police said they arrested several suspects Wednesday amid high political tension in the wake of twin massacres on the coast, claimed by Somalia's Islamist Shebab but blamed by the president on local political networks.

Kenya president blames 'local political networks' for attacks

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday blamed "local political networks" for the killings of dozens of people in two attacks in the coastal region that have been claimed by Somalia's Shebab militants.

Scores killed in two days of attacks on Kenyan coast

Malindi - At least 64 people have been killed in two consecutive nights of carnage in Kenya's coastal region, officials said Tuesday, with the Kenyan president blaming "local political networks" and Somalia's Shebab insisting they were responsible.

Islamist gunmen kill at least 48 in Kenya attack

Mombasa - At least 48 people were killed when suspected Shebab militants from Somalia stormed into a Kenyan coastal town and launched a major assault on a police station, hotels and government offices, officials said Monday.

Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant

Nairobi - One of Africa's largest elephants has died after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows in Kenya, wildlife officials revealed as they mourned on Saturday the loss of an "old friend.

Kenya expels hundreds of Somalis

Nairobi - Hundreds of Somalis have been expelled from Kenya, with 98 in the latest batch detained and sent back in a major crackdown on suspected Islamists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday.
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School in Dadaab, Kenya's refugee camp complex.
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A Kenyan resident walks past a house that was burnt down during a new overnight attack in Lamu, on July 6, 2014
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Oscar the dog adopts two Kenyan children
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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A Fokker 50 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport killing all 4 crew members.
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Somali school in Dadaab, Kenya refugee camp
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September 21, 2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Government special forces have entered the complex and it is believed that at least 22 people are dead in suspected terror attack
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Kenya's Naivasha township: The fire left a charred landscape
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Kenya's Naivasha township: Most of the children's hard school work had been destroyed in the blaze. They may have lost everything but they still all survived.
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Kenya took home two victories at the ING New York City Marathon as Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his New York City Marathon title. Priscah Jeptoo rallied to win the women's race (see on this photo)
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Kenya's Naivasha township: Children wait patiently to be fed some porridge. Two days after the fire
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Marie Dedieu was suffering from cancer and she was disabled and the kidnappers left behind her wheelchair.
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