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A village dreams of Barack Obama's Kenyan homecoming
A village dreams of Barack Obama's Kenyan homecoming

"It's a business," said Hosea Owuor, a 30-year old market trader on Kisumu's Achieng Oneko Road. "Obama is a brand."

A village dreams of Barack Obama's Kenyan homecoming
Kenya officials suspended over university massacre
Kenya officials suspended over university massacre

Nine Kenyan officials have been suspended and could face charges of criminal negligence over the massacre at Garissa university earlier this month.

Kenya officials suspended over university massacre
Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue
Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue

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

Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue
Shock, defiance in Kenya after Shebab massacre 148 at university
Shock, defiance in Kenya after Shebab massacre 148 at university

The bodies of the 148 students and security officers massacred by Somalia's Shebab Islamists in a Kenyan university were flown to Nairobi.

Shock, defiance in Kenya after Shebab massacre 148 at university
Kenya obtains nearly $700 mn in IMF backing
Kenya obtains nearly $700 mn in IMF backing

Kenya obtained nearly $700 million worth of precautionary loan support from the International Monetary Fund.

Kenya obtains nearly $700 mn in IMF backing
Kenyan commandos on frontline of poaching war
Kenyan commandos on frontline of poaching war

With camouflage uniforms, assault rifles, wildlife rangers in Kenya's Ol Jogi rhino sanctuary prepare for night patrol in the "war" against poaching.

Kenyan commandos on frontline of poaching war
©Reuters/Noor Khamis
Kenya's foreign-funded anti-terror police killing suspects: HRW

Kenya's internationally funded anti-terrorism police have carried out a series of "enforced disappearances" following a string of attacks.

Kenya's foreign-funded anti-terror police killing suspects: HRW
Runaways to runway: 'ethical' fashion changing lives of Africa's poor
Runaways to runway: 'ethical' fashion changing lives of Africa's poor

The muddy streets of Kenya's crowded Korogocho slums are a far cry from the fashion boutiques of Paris, Milan, New York or London.

Runaways to runway: 'ethical' fashion changing lives of Africa's poor
©Reuters/Noor Khamis
Business tycoon shot dead in Kenya coastal city

A prominent Kenyan businessman was shot dead in Kenya's port city of Mombasa late Friday, police and eyewitnesses said.

Business tycoon shot dead in Kenya coastal city
Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board
Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board

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.

Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board
Issa Timamy. Photo courtesy of facebook.com
Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks: police

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.

Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks: police
©Reuters/Thomas Mukoya
Gunmen kill five in fresh Kenya coast attack: police

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.

Gunmen kill five in fresh Kenya coast attack: police
At least 10 dead as Islamists strike again on Kenya's coast
At least 10 dead as Islamists strike again on Kenya's coast

At least 10 people were killed in a new overnight attack near Kenya's coast, police said Tuesday, just 24 hours after Somalia's Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area.

At least 10 dead as Islamists strike again on Kenya's coast
Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant
Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant

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

Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant
Three dead, several injured as Mombasa hit by twin attacks
Three dead, several injured as Mombasa hit by twin attacks

At least three people were killed and several others wounded Saturday in twin attacks in Kenya's restive coastal city of Mombasa, officials said.

Three dead, several injured as Mombasa hit by twin attacks
Kerry heads on Africa tour amid fears over S. Sudan war
Kerry heads on Africa tour amid fears over S. Sudan war

US Secretary of State John Kerry left late Tuesday on his first major tour of Africa focused on some of the continent's most brutal wars including the bloodshed in South Sudan.

Kerry heads on Africa tour amid fears over S. Sudan war
Polygamy bill poses dilemma for Kenya
Polygamy bill poses dilemma for Kenya

The adoption by Kenya's parliament of a controversial bill that legalises polygamy has provoked a fierce national debate pitting modern secular values and Christianity against local traditions.

Polygamy bill poses dilemma for Kenya
©Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Elephants can tell difference between human languages

African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild.

Elephants can tell difference between human languages
Photo © Marat Abilov
Update on Kazakhstani orphans brought to Africa

The Ministry of Education and Science responds to the Prosecutor Generals’ inquiry concerning Kazakhstani children adopted to Kenya and South Africa.

Update on Kazakhstani orphans brought to Africa
Photo © Marat Abilov
120 adopted children 'drop off the grid' in Africa and Europe

36 Kazakhstani orphans were adopted by South African and Kenyan nationals.

120 adopted children 'drop off the grid' in Africa and Europe

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