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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. ©Reuters/Noor Khamis
Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead

Kenyans mark half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead
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Nairobi mall attackers may have escaped: NYC police

The four attackers responsible for killing at least 67 people at a Kenyan shopping mall may have escaped due to lax security.

Nairobi mall attackers may have escaped: NYC police
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'Nairobbery' grapples with pre-Christmas crime wave

Sydney advertising executive Patrick Richer led the typical Nairobi expatriate lifestyle, living in a home in a leafy part of the city, protected by high walls and round-the-clock security.

'Nairobbery' grapples with pre-Christmas crime wave
Terror suspect evades British police by donning burqa
Terror suspect evades British police by donning burqa

The British government defended its terror prevention measures on Monday after a Somali-born suspect escaped surveillance by putting on a burqa during a visit to a mosque.

Terror suspect evades British police by donning burqa
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New Jersey mall in lockdown after gunman spotted, shots heard: US media

Authorities put a shopping mall in Paramus, New Jersey, on lockdown late Monday after a gunman was spotted and witnesses reported hearing shots, US media said.

New Jersey mall in lockdown after gunman spotted, shots heard: US media
Kenyan press up in arms over 'draconian' media bill
Kenyan press up in arms over 'draconian' media bill

Kenya's media reacted with shock and outrage Friday after parliament voted through a bill that could see journalists and outlets slapped with huge fines for violating a code of conduct.

Kenyan press up in arms over 'draconian' media bill
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Ancient past challenges modern teaching in 'cradle of mankind'

In Kenya's national museum, wide-eyed school children gaze at blackened skeletons of long gone ancestors, 1.5 million-year-old remains that provide key lessons today for modern teachers of mankind's origin.

Ancient past challenges modern teaching in 'cradle of mankind'
African summit attacks 'unfair' ICC
African summit attacks 'unfair' ICC

The ICC was under fire over its "unfair" and "totally unacceptable" treatment of Africa, with African Union ministers calling for cases against Kenyan and Sudanese leaders to be deferred.

African summit attacks 'unfair' ICC
Interpol launches global hunt for British 'White Widow'
Interpol launches global hunt for British 'White Widow'

The British woman dubbed the "White Widow" was at the centre of a worldwide hunt on Friday after Interpol issued an international notice for her arrest in the wake of the Kenya shopping mall attack.

Interpol launches global hunt for British 'White Widow'
Explosive experts scour Kenya mall after siege for traps
Explosive experts scour Kenya mall after siege for traps

Explosive experts searched Wednesday for possible booby-traps in the wreckage of a Nairobi shopping mall after a four-day bloodbath by Islamist gunmen, as fears grew over the fate of dozens still missing.

Explosive experts scour Kenya mall after siege for traps
Kenya troops have mall 'under control' after three day bloodbath
Kenya troops have mall 'under control' after three day bloodbath

Kenyan troops are "in control" of Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, the Kenyan interior ministry announced overnight Monday, with all the hostages trapped by Islamist gunmen believed to have been freed.

Kenya troops have mall 'under control' after three day bloodbath
Heavy gunfire heard coming from Nairobi shopping mall: AFP
Heavy gunfire heard coming from Nairobi shopping mall: AFP

Heavy and rapid bursts of gunfire were heard coming from inside Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall at dawn Monday.

Heavy gunfire heard coming from Nairobi shopping mall: AFP
William Ruto sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court. ©REUTERS/Lex van Lieshout/Pool
Kenya braces for crimes against humanity trials

Kenya's vice president appears at the world court at The Hague this week for a crimes against humanity trial that could plunge the East African nation back into political chaos.

Kenya braces for crimes against humanity trials
Kenyan lawmakers back moves to pull out of world court
Kenyan lawmakers back moves to pull out of world court

Kenyan lawmakers on Thursday backed a motion to pull out of the International Criminal Court, snubbing The Hague-based tribunal ahead of next week's trial of Vice President William Ruto.

Kenyan lawmakers back moves to pull out of world court
A smartphone that's a sight for sore eyes in Kenya
A smartphone that's a sight for sore eyes in Kenya

Simon Kamau, 26, has been in almost constant pain since he was a playful three-year-old and accidentally pierced his eye with a sharp object, but smartphone technology now offers hope.

A smartphone that's a sight for sore eyes in Kenya
41 dead in Kenya bus disaster: police
41 dead in Kenya bus disaster: police

At least 41 people were killed Thursday in a bus crash west of the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

41 dead in Kenya bus disaster: police
Chaos as huge fire guts Nairobi airport
Chaos as huge fire guts Nairobi airport

A devastating fire shut down Nairobi's international airport for much of Wednesday in a "major crisis" that forced the cancellation or diversion of scores of flights at east Africa's biggest transport hub.

Chaos as huge fire guts Nairobi airport
Kenya revokes new mining licences, hikes royalties
Kenya revokes new mining licences, hikes royalties

Kenya on Monday revoked all mining licences granted in the months before and after March elections and announced that it was hiking royalties paid by companies operating in its nascent mining sector.

Kenya revokes new mining licences, hikes royalties
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Britain mulling payouts for Kenyan Mau Mau victims: report

Britain is negotiating to compensate thousands of Kenyans who claim they were severely mistreated by their colonial rulers during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising.

Britain mulling payouts for Kenyan Mau Mau victims: report
Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president: commission figures
Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president: commission figures

Uhuru Kenyatta was elected Kenya's new president despite facing an international crimes against humanity trial.

Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president: commission figures