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Kenya to destroy largest ever ivory stockpile

Kenya will set ablaze 120 tonnes of ivory worth $270 million, the biggest to be burned by any country in one go, in April this year. The event will be attended by Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman along with several other celebrities.

Shebab Islamists kill 'nearly 20' in Somalia as Kenya mourns war dead

Mugadishu - Islamist Shebab gunmen killed around 20 people in a popular beachside restaurant in Somalia, police said Friday, as neighbouring Kenya mourned soldiers killed by the Al Qaeda-linked group last week.

Kenya brings back bodies of troops killed in Somalia attack

Nairobi - The bodies of Kenyan soldiers killed when Al-Qaeda-linked militants overran their base in Somalia were flown home late Monday draped in the national flag as a rescue operation was underway for survivors.

Kenya in 'search and rescue' as Shebab claims 100 soldiers killed

Nairobi - Kenya said a search and rescue operation was underway in Somalia on Sunday as Al-Qaeda-linked militants claimed to have killed over 100 Kenyan soldiers in Friday's attack on an African Union base.

Shebab storm African Union base in Somalia, casualties reported

Mugadishu - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants stormed an African Union base Friday in the country's southwest, the Somali army said, with witnesses reporting several dead.

Students trickle back to Kenya university nine months after massacre

Garissa - Students trickled back on Monday for classes at a university in northeastern Kenya where at least 148 people were killed by Islamist gunmen nine months ago.

Two policemen killed in NE Kenya ambush: Red Cross

Nairobi - Gunmen killed two Kenyan policemen and wounded two others on Sunday, the Red Cross said, the latest in a string of killings in the troubled far northeast of the country.

Some Shebab Islamists switching ties from Al-Qaeda to IS: Kenya

Nairobi - Kenyan police warned Thursday of the risk of attacks by Islamist Shebab insurgents claiming they had split into rival factions, with some shifting allegiance from Al-Qaeda to Islamic State.

Fake bomb causes scare on Air France flight

Paris - A suspicious object made of cardboard and a kitchen timer sparked a bomb scare on an Air France flight Sunday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Kenya.

Kenya jails British terror suspect for forgery

Mombasa - A Kenyan court on Wednesday jailed alleged British terrorist Jermaine Grant for nine years for forging documents, after an appeal court overturned his acquittal.

ICC staves off Africa-led rebellion, sets sights on new HQ

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court staved off a veiled African-led threat to quit the world's only permanent war crimes court, but experts say that has come at the expense of justice for the victims of mass atrocities.

Kenyan slum children offer gifts to welcome pope

Nairobi - They came through the narrow and muddy streets in the rain long before dawn, intent on seeing Pope Francis as he came to their church in the Kenyan slum of Kangemi.

Failure of Paris climate summit would be 'catastrophic': pope

Nairobi - Pope Francis on Thursday warned of a "catastrophic" outcome if vested interests blocked an agreement to tackle climate change at the UN talks opening in Paris next week."In a few days, an important meeting on climate change will be held in Paris...

Huge crowds as pope celebrates first mass in Africa

Nairobi - Pope Francis held his first open-air mass in Africa on Thursday with huge crowds hailing heavy rains as "God's blessing" as they sung and danced in the Kenyan capital.

Vast crowds expected for pope's first mass in Africa

Nairobi - Kenyan Catholic leaders are expecting over a million people to attend an open-air mass led by Pope Francis in the capital Nairobi Thursday, the first full day of his Africa tour.

Pope Francis starts landmark Africa trip in Kenya

Nairobi - Pope Francis landed in Kenya's capital Nairobi Wednesday on the first leg of a landmark three-nation trip to Africa, greeted with cheering crowds and traditional dancers.

Kenyan faithful ready for pope visit

Nairobi - The Roman Catholic church in the Kenyan slum of Kangemi is always popular, but this week, the last Sunday mass before Pope Francis comes to visit, the building is packed.

Giant Kenya traffic jam stretches to third day

Nairobi - Kenyan police said Friday they have begun clearing a three-day traffic jam stretching for tens of kilometres on the main highway between the capital and the country's only port of Mombasa.

Africa blasts ICC as world crimes court members meet

Den Haag - The African Union blasted the world's only permanent war crimes court Wednesday for its unrelenting focus on the continent, as it called for a case against Kenya's deputy president to be dropped.

Kenya donors threaten travel bans on 'corrupt' officials

Nairobi - Kenya's biggest donors on Thursday issued a fierce rebuke to rampant corruption in the east African nation, warning it weakened economic growth and security and threatening to impose travel bans.

East Africa hunger to worsen as El Nino strikes: UN

Nairobi - Conflicts, floods and failed rains caused by El Nino have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in east Africa, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations said Thursday.

Kenya readies 10,000 police to boost security for pope

Nairobi - Kenya said on Sunday it may deploy as many as 10,000 police officers to boost security during a visit by Pope Francis later this month, as the country readies for crowds of one million people.

This bird does something extraordinary, and it will surprise you

The greater honeyguide has a name that's slightly misleading, but that's only because it doesn't eat honey. Instead, it prefers the larvae and eggs in a bee hive, and strangely, it is one of the few animals in the world that can live on wax.

Pope to visit mosque, slum, refugee camp in Africa: Vatican

Vatican City - Pope Francis will visit a refugee camp and a mosque in the Central African Republic as well as a slum in Kenya during a trip to Africa next month loaded with potential security risks.

Kenya media condemn 'draconian' parliamentary press law

Nairobi - Kenyan media reacted with dismay on Thursday after lawmakers approved a bill that could see journalists slapped with huge fines or jailed if found guilty of "defaming" parliament.

Kenyans mark Westgate siege anniversary

Nairobi - Kenyans held prayers and lit candles in Nairobi on Monday to mark the second anniversary commemorations of the Westgate shopping mall attack by militants from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab.

Prayers held as Kenya marks Westgate siege anniversary

Nairobi - Dozens of mourners gathered in Nairobi on Sunday at the start of second anniversary commemorations of the Westgate shopping mall attack by militants from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab.

Tech for tuskers: Protecting Africa's elephants with Google

Mariakani - As elephant poaching in Africa by organised crime gangs using high-tech equipment rises, those working to stop their extinction in the wild have turned to technology too.

Kenyan albino attack as Tanzania elections approach

Nairobi - Attackers in Kenya tried to hack off body parts from a man with albinism to sell for witchcraft, reports said Monday, rising fears of cross-border attacks from neighbouring Tanzania.

British-backed Kenya Mau Mau memorial opens in rare colonial apology

Nairobi - A British-funded memorial to the thousands killed, tortured and jailed in the Mau Mau rebellion was unveiled in Kenya on Saturday, in a rare example of former rulers commemorating a colonial uprising.
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Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders  attention to climate change in Africa
Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders' attention to climate change in Africa
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Ngong Hills Wind Project, Kenya
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September 21  2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi  Kenya. Government spe...
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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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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Historical Context: Kenya's Mau Mau resistance movement
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Gunmen attacked Garissa University College early on April 2, shooting indiscriminately and killing 152 people, most of them students.
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Kenya s Naivasha township: People gathered to hear a public address two days after the fire.
Kenya's Naivasha township: People gathered to hear a public address two days after the fire.
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Somali school in Dadaab, Kenya refugee camp
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Orphaned elephants play football at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
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Kenya s Naivasha township: Children continued to smile throughout the ordeal.
Kenya's Naivasha township: Children continued to smile throughout the ordeal.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7  2013.
Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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Facebook photo of former ICC staff Jean Chrysostome Ntirugiribambe.
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School in Dadaab, Kenya's refugee camp complex.
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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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