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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.

Kenya admits intelligence ignored ahead of Garissa massacre

Nairobi - Kenya's interior minister on Thursday admitted that intelligence was ignored and the security response botched regarding the Islamist massacre of nearly 150 people at Garissa university.

Rangers protecting last white rhinos buoyed by social media help

He is the last male of his kind, and as such, he is under armed guard 24/7. There are only five northern white rhinos left in the world, and Sudan is one of them. Fortunately, his future may be a little bit brighter due to a social media campaign.

Last male white rhino on Earth guarded by armed men 24/7

The last endangered white rhino on Earth is currently being guarded constantly by four armed rangers. It is their hope to aid the rhino in mating before the animal becomes extinct.

Kenya 'grass cutter' gang rapists jailed for 15 years

Nairobi - A Kenyan court convicted three men on Monday for the brutal gang rape of a schoolgirl, boosting their original punishment of being made to cut grass to 15 years in jail, her legal team said.

One killed, 150 hurt in Kenya stampede after power cable blast

Nairobi - A panicked student was killed and 150 more were hurt in a stampede on Sunday when an electrical blast sparked fears of a new Islamist attack on a Kenyan university campus.

Kenya starts to bury its massacre dead

Nairobi - The funerals began Friday of students killed in a university massacre of almost 150 people, as some parents still waited to receive the remains of their loved ones.

Five Kenyans, one Tanzanian held over university massacre: Court

Nairobi - A Nairobi court on Tuesday ordered five Kenyans and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while police investigate possible connections to last week's university massacre.

Kenyans demand better security as they mourn massacre victims

Nairobi - Hundreds of Kenyans took to the streets Tuesday demanding greater security following last week's massacre by Somalia's Shebab Islamists, on the final day of mourning for the 148 people killed by the militants.

Kenyan airstrikes target Shebab after university massacre

Nairobi - Kenyan fighter jets pounded Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgent camps in southern Somalia on Monday, the army said, days after the Islamists killed 148 people in their worst ever massacre in Kenya.

One of Garissa attackers 'identified as Kenyan law graduate'

Nairobi - Authorities in Kenya said Sunday they have identified one of the four dead Shebab gunmen who massacred nearly 150 people at Garissa University as an ethnic-Somali Kenyan national and law graduate.

Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue

Nairobi - They came in their hundreds, fearful of attacks but determined to honour the victims of one of Kenya's worst ever massacres.

'Gentle' ex-teacher accused of masterminding Kenya massacre

Nairobi - Kenyan police have named homegrown militant Islamist Mohamed Mohamud, a soft-spoken former teacher, as the alleged mastermind of the massacre of 148 people in a university in Garissa.

Kenya vows retaliation against Shebab after university massacre

Nairobi - Kenya's president vowed Saturday to retaliate in the "severest way" against Somalia's Shebab Islamists after they massacred nearly 150 people in a university.

Somalia's Shebab warn Kenyan public of 'long, gruesome war'

Mugadishu - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists threatened Kenyan citizens with "another bloodbath" on Saturday, two days after their gunmen slaughtered 148 people at a university.

Kenya's sleeping students prove easy prey for Shebab

Nairobi - Islamist gunmen who massacred sleeping students in Kenya's Garissa university knew what they were doing: they picked a soft target put further at risk by crippling corruption and mismanaged security, analysts say.

Shock, defiance in Kenya after Shebab massacre 148 at university

Garissa - The bodies of the 148 students and security officers massacred by Somalia's Shebab Islamists in a Kenyan university were flown Friday to Nairobi and their desperate and grieving loved ones.

Somalia calls for closer security ties after 'barbaric' Kenya massacre

Garissa - Somalia and Kenya must boost security cooperation between them, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Friday, as he offered his condolences a day after "barbaric" Islamist gunmen massacred 147 students.

Somali Islamists kill 70 as troops end Kenya university massacre

Garissa - Masked gunmen from Somalia's Shebab Islamist group massacred at least 70 Kenyan students Thursday in a day-long college campus siege, the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998.

Shebab seize hostages, kill 15, in Kenya university attack

Garissa - Shebab gunmen on Thursday seized Christian hostages at a Kenya university near the border with Somalia, in a pre-dawn attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded scores more.

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

Nairobi - A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday.

Parents take daughters home during Christmas for FGM rituals

Nairobi - Since 2011, female genital mutilations in Kenya have been an internationally condemned practice. Yet, Somalian families from U.S. and Britain secretly travel to Kenya to have FGM done over the holidays, allowing for healing time for the girls or newborns.

Kenyan president torches 15-tonne ivory stockpile

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to a giant pile of 15 tonnes of elephant ivory Tuesday, vowing to destroy the country's entire stockpile of illegal tusks by the year's end.

Famine from droughts? Never again, says Calvince Okello

In 2010, a severe drought devasted the Eastern part of Kenya, Ethiopia and some parts of of Somalia. It created one of the most severe food security emergencies that humanity had ever seen.

Kenyan MP gunned down in capital

Nairobi - A prominent Kenyan MP was shot dead along with two bodyguards and a driver in the centre of the capital Nairobi in the early hours of Saturday, police and medics said.

Kenya court suspends key parts of draconian security law

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court suspended key parts of a controversial new national security law Friday that the opposition had warned risked turning the east African nation into a dictatorship.
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