Kenya

Kenya delays closure of world's largest refugee camp

Kenya will delay the closure of the world’s largest refugee camp by six months, the government announced Wednesday after human rights activists criticized plans to shut the camp this month.

Kenya burns thousands of illegal weapons

More than 5,200 guns were burned in Kenya on Tuesday to discourage the circulation of illegal weapons, according to Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto.

Kenya pulls peacekeeping troops from South Sudan after UN criticism

Kenya said Wednesday it would pull its peacekeeping troops out of South Sudan after the UN criticized a Kenyan-led troop of peacekeepers in the war-torn country for allegedly failing to protect...

Al-Shabaab kills at least 23 in Kenya, Somalia attacks

Militants from the Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab opened fire inside a hotel in north-eastern Kenya after bombing the building to gain access, killing at least 12 people.

Al-Shabaab militants kill six in north-eastern Kenya

Kenyan security personnel are in hot pursuit of al-Shabaab militants who killed six people in Kenya's north-east early Thursday, government spokesman Eric Kiraithe said.

Reports: 3 veiled women killed trying to carry out attack in Kenya

Three veiled women were killed after they launched an attack on the central police station in Kenya's port city of Mombasa on Sunday, media reports said.

Japan pledges 30-billion-dollar investment in Africa over three years

Japan will invest 30 billion dollars in Africa's infrastructure over the next three years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during a two-day summit on Saturday.

Kipchoge claims marathon gold 12 years on from first Olympic medal

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge produced a masterful performance to win the men's marathon in Rio de Janeiro Sunday and claim gold 12 years after his first medal at the Games.

Policeman kills eight cops at Kenyan police station

A policeman shot dead eight fellow officers at a western Kenyan police station on Thursday after learning of his demotion, security forces said.

Netanyahu pledges Israeli support to Africa's fight against terrorism

Israel is prepared to share intelligence with Kenya and other African countries to help the continent in its fight against Islamist terrorism, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged...

African countries pledge to cooperate with Israel against terrorism

Six African countries pledged to cooperate with Israel against international terrorism, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a new era Monday in relations with Africa as he...

Netanyahu arrives in Uganda on anniversary of Israeli hostage rescue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived for what he described as a historic visit to Uganda on Monday, kicking off a four-country tour of Africa on the 40th anniversary of Israel's...

Somalian forces kill alleged mastermind of Kenyan university attack

Somalia's special forces killed 16 members of Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab, including the alleged mastermind behind a terrorist attack in neighbouring Kenya that left 148 dead, officials...

US airstrike targets al-Shabaab commander

A US airstrike has targeted a senior commander of the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab in Somalia, the Defence Department says.

Three people killed during protests against Kenyan election body

At least three people were killed during nationwide protests in Kenya as thousands demonstrated against an electoral oversight body they claim is corrupt, a local official and witnesses said...