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Somalia slams Kenya for dragging out maritime border row

Den Haag - Somalia accused Kenya on Tuesday of unnecessarily prolonging a battle over lucrative Indian Ocean oil and gas reserves, saying "both impoverished nations" had an interest in swiftly resolving the dispute.

Somali border claims 'absurd, hurtful', Kenya tells top UN court

Den Haag - Kenya on Monday rebuked Somalia for dragging it before the UN's top court to defend a maritime border dispute that could decide the fate of potentially lucrative Indian Ocean oil and gas reserves.

Kenya refugee return scheme 'flouts international law'

Nairobi - The repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya's Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, breaks international standards as many returns are motivated by fear, a Human Rights Watch report said Thursday.

Sign language hitch delays Kenya attack hearings

Mombasa - Sign language problems Wednesday delayed hearings against three women refugees suspected of sheltering three female assailants shot dead while staging an unprecedented attack against the main police station in the Kenyan city of Mombasa.

Three women killed staging 'terror' attack on Kenya police station

Nairobi - Three women were killed while staging a knife and firebomb attack on the main police station in the Kenyan city of Mombasa on Sunday in what officers said was "an apparent terror attack.

Kerry to travel to Africa, the Gulf on counterterrorism tour

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel next week to Kenya, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on a three-nation tour focused on counterterrorism, the State Department said.

Chinese tourist kills woman at luxury Kenya safari lodge

Nairobi - A Chinese tourist stabbed a woman to death and seriously wounded her husband after demanding they vacate a table at a luxury Kenyan safari lodge, police said Tuesday.

Taiwan protests Kenya deportations to China

Taipei - Taiwan on Monday protested Kenya's deportation of five Taiwanese citizens to China after they were acquitted of running a cybercrime cell last week, as relations with Beijing worsen under the island's new president.

IOC confirms Kenyan athletics manager recalled after bribe report

Rio De Janeiro - The International Olympic Committee confirmed on Sunday that Kenya's athletics manager Michael Rotich has been recalled after a media report that he sought a doping bribe.

Congo rumba star Koffi Olomide arrested over kicking controversy

Kinshasa - Star Congolese rumba singer Koffi Olomide, who was expelled from Kenya at the weekend after allegedly kicking one of his dancers, was arrested Tuesday at his home in Kinshasa, police said.

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

Nairobi - Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday.

Netanyahu says Israel, Kenya share terrorist threat

Nairobi - Israel and Kenya should work hand-in-hand against terrorism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Nairobi on Tuesday during the second leg of a four-nation Africa tour.

Islamic State makes inroads into Kenya

Nairobi - Recent arrests show the Islamic State's growing presence in East Africa, where they are recruiting young Kenyans for jihad abroad and raising fears some of them will return to threaten the country.

Malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over several years: study

Washington - An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix -- or RTS,S -- weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday.

Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict

- Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane.

Corruption, politics, murder: Anatomy of a Kenyan killing

Nairobi - On a wet Thursday night in early May, a well-known businessman and government critic was found dead in his armoured blue Mercedes by a busy road on the outskirts of Nairobi, five bullet holes in his chest, neck and arm.

Shebab confirms death of Garissa attack leader

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab jihadists have confirmed the death of a commander suspected of organising the 2015 attack on Kenya's Garissa University that left 148 people dead.

Kenya rules anal tests on 'gay suspects' legal

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Thursday threw out a bid to outlaw anal examinations on people suspected to be gay, a practice that has been criticised by rights activists.

Two shot dead as Kenyan protests turn violent

Nairobi - At least two protesters were shot dead in Kenya on Monday as anti-government protests turned violent, with police opening fire to disperse demonstrators in the country's third biggest city, Kisumu.

Kenya wakes up to coffee

Nairobi - Africa's best barista doesn't drink coffee, nor even really like it, yet two-time Kenyan champ Martin Shabaya won the Africa round and next month competes at the World Barista Championships.

Leader of Garissa University attack killed in Somalia raid

Mugadishu - A senior Shabaab commander suspected of organising the 2015 attack on Kenya's Garissa University has been killed in a special forces raid in southern Somalia, a local official said Wednesday, as the Al-Qaeda-linked group launched a deadly assault on a ...

Kenya opposition suspends protests after violence

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition said Wednesday it is suspending weeks of protests to allow for talks with the government after a heavy police crackdown, but warned they would return if no action was taken.

Kenya warned on violence used in protest crackdown

Nairobi - Kenya's biggest donors and the UN on Tuesday warned against violence after three died as police suppressed opposition demonstrators demanding a change of leadership at the electoral commission ahead of next year's polls.

Kenya opens probe after police seen beating unresponsive protester

Nairobi - Kenya's police chief ordered an internal investigation Tuesday a day after officers were seen viciously beating an unresponsive fallen protester as they broke up demonstrations.

Pimp my ride, Kenya-style

Nairobi - "Turn on the bass, yeah!" shouts Dennis, conductor and ticket tout onboard the Brain Freeze, an eardrum-bursting tricked-out Nairobi bus studded with blue neon lights.

Kenya police break up opposition protests

Nairobi - Kenyan police fired tear gas and beat opposition demonstrators with truncheons Monday to stop them storming the offices of the electoral commission to demand its dissolution.

Kenya to stop hosting Somali refugees: govt

Nairobi - Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government said Friday, citing security fears.

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Kenya: Police arrest med students plotting bio-terrorist attacks

Kenyan police have arrested several medical students for allegedly plotting to carry out a biological terrorist attack and for allegedly recruiting fellow students to join the Islamic State.

Woman rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - A woman was pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.
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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: People gathered to hear a public address two days after the fire.
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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: KCC slums fell victim to a fire that has destroyed a significant block of KCC slum settlement.
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School in Dadaab, Kenya's refugee camp complex.
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Kenya's Naivasha township: The fire consumed the slum at an alarming rate due to the time of the day and hot and dry temperature.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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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
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Two black rhinos (mother and calf) in Lewa, central Kenya.
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Orphaned elephants play football at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
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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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Facebook photo of former ICC staff Jean Chrysostome Ntirugiribambe.
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Police work to control a crowd of onlookers at the scene of an explosion on May 16, 2014 on the outskirts of Nairobi's business district
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, September 21, 2013
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