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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.

UPDATE: At least 43 dead in gunmen attack to busy Nairobi mall

Nairobi - A shooting attack around noon today at a shopping center in Nairobi, Kenya, left at least 30 people dead and about 50 injured. Early reports speak of armed men throwing hand grenades and shooting people in the most exclusive shopping mall in the city.

Video: Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International Airport

Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, was engulfed in flames on Wednesday morning. Firefighters are battling the blaze and passengers are being evacuated. (Updated).

Prominent MP injured in Nairobi blast that claims 5 lives

Toronto - The recent spate of explosions that have rocked Nairobi’s Eastleigh neighbourhood in Kenya has taken a new twist with the apparent targeting of Mr. Yusuf Hassan, a member of Parliament who was injured in a blast outside a Nairobi mosque.

Attacks on more Kenyan churches leave at least 15 dead

Garissa - The attacks on Kenyan Christian churches may have their roots in the October, 2011 incursion into Somalia by Kenyan troops.

Terrorist threat high in Kenya

Nairobi - The British government has issued a warning to its citizens abroad that a terrorist attack in Nairobi is imminent. This follows the activities of the Kenyan army in Somalia. The UK warning comes after a similar alert issued by the USA.

Pipeline fire kills up to 100 in Nairobi slum

Nairobi - Reports coming out of Kenya's capital city say that a fire in a slum area of the city has killed at least 100 people with police saying the number could rise.

Building collapse in Kenya's capital leaves 2 dead, 14 missing

Nairobi - At least two people have been killed, six have been injured and 14 individuals are unaccounted for after a building collapsed in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The Red Cross immediately dispatched emergency crews to the scene.

Riots Erupt in Kenya Over Holding of Radical Muslim Cleric

Riots have broken out in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, over the holding of a radical Muslim cleric. Authorities have been trying to deport Abdullah Al-Faisal, who is on a global terror watchlist, without success.

'Poorism' See the real City of God

Is 'Poorism' a voyeuristic expedition to see people less fortunate than ourselves or is it a sustainable form of tourism that will benefit residents of impoversihed neighbourhoods?

HIV babies falling through the cracks

After a UNICEF conference it has been found that an estimated 900 babies are at risk each year in Africa as their Mothers are not getting adequete treatment from the governemnt to prevent contracting HIV at birth.

Nairobi Food Protesters Clash with Police

A crowd of hundreds gathered to protest the rising cost of food was fired upon by police using tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Kenyan Police Officer To Face Murder Charges

After being filmed for shooting at two men that were later found dead during the election protests, a Kenyan policeman is set to be charged for murder according to the police. The shooting took place in Kisumu.

Somalia pirates free Danish ship after ransom paid

Nairobi - Somali pirates released a Danish ship late Wednesday after a ransom of 1.5 million dollars was paid to them, the head of a maritime organization said Thursday. The Danica White cargo ship was hijacked June 4.

Self-Help For Africa - Plan Probed Prior To G8 Summit

NAIROBI (dpa) - Western politicians from German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and France's president Jacques Chirac are enthusing about a new African partnership.A good dozen African head of states are hoping that th...

Misery Of Slavery Still Rife Along Africa's Historic Coast

NAIROBI (dpa) - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as proclaimed by the United Nations in December 1948 leaves no room for doubt: "No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms."...

AIDS, The Final Nail In The Coffin Of East Africa's Economy

NAIROBI (dpa) - The "coffin budget" is a relative newcomer to the books of Kenyan companies but it is growing all the time in a country where up to 700 people die of AIDS every day. In Kenya, funeral assistance is part of the duties of the average c...

Kenyan Pupils Suffer Under Brutal Methods And Conditions

NAIROBI (dpa) - Fourteen-year-old Nina hid her scarred knees beneath a long skirt, one which she has exchanged for her tattered school uniform. It was the uniform which Nina was wearing when she and around 400 other pupils recently ran away from the...

Rescue Dada Keeps Kenyan Girls Off The Mean Streets

NAIROBI (dpa) - Josephine stares at her lap and wrings a handkerchief as she talks about the horrific events that sent her to live on the streets. Last September, two men took her from her home in a Nairobi slum and raped her repeatedly for three da...

Kilimanjaro Mast Symbolises East African Mobile Phone Mania

NAIROBI (dpa) - The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro has a new adornment -a mobile telephone transmission mast. Topping Africa's highest peak which soars from the plains of Tanzania to 5,895 metres above sea level, Vodacom's steel tower is not ...

For Nairobi Slum Kids, Football Promises A Better Future

NAIROBI (dpa) - The children no longer notice the stench and are undaunted by their surroundings.The horde of bare-footed boys and girls are laughing and chasing a soccer ball, while the wind blows the smell of the nearby garbage dump and sewage over t...

Kenya Makes Slow Progress To Combat Spread Of AIDS

NAIROBI (dpa) - The first information about AIDS was available in Kenya in the middle of the 1980s, yet nothing was done about it.By the mid-1990s 55 per cent of prostitutes tested in the port of Mombasa were HIV positive. Still nothing happened.Sexual...

When In Kenya Watch Out For Those "Mitumba Cars"

Nairobi (dpa) - Suddenly a carriageway of the urban motorway in Nairobi is enveloped in thick black and grey smoke and the only thing a driver can do is to slam on the brakes. No, the weather has not taken a sudden turn for the worse and this is no...
 

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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunme...
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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Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya.
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A Nairobi slum
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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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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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Mr. Yusuf Hassan (left) MP for the Kamukunji Constituency  Nairobi  Kenya  in Toronto during his Can...
Mr. Yusuf Hassan (left) MP for the Kamukunji Constituency, Nairobi, Kenya, in Toronto during his Canada Day keynote address on July 1, 2011, with Hassan Karate, anchor of Ogaal Radio and entrepreneur Mariam Adam.
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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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A Fokker 50 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport k...
A Fokker 50 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport killing all 4 crew members.
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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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A Kenyan policeman stands in front of the wreckage of a bus at the site of a bomb blast in Nairobi o...
A Kenyan policeman stands in front of the wreckage of a bus at the site of a bomb blast in Nairobi on May 4, 2014
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Samantha Lewthwaite, 'White Widow'
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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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Kenyatta Conference Centre, Nairobi
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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
Courtesy Euronews
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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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Police work to control a crowd of onlookers at the scene of an explosion on May 16  2014 on the outs...
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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