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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...

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.

Party of Nelson Mandela suffers historic losses in local elections

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) posted its worst election results in more than two decades Saturday, losing three of South Africa's eight major metropolitan areas to the opposition...

Death toll in Nairobi building collapse raised to 51

The death toll in the April 29 collapse of a six-storey building in Nairobi has risen to 51, local rescue leader Pius Masai said late Sunday.

Twelve killed as six-storey building collapses in Kenyan capital

At least twelve people have died after a six-storey building collapsed amid heavy rain in Nairobi, the Kenyan Red Cross said Saturday.

Kenya burns 105 tons of ivory in battle against poachers

Kenya burned 105 tons of elephant ivory and rhino horns on Saturday as part of a campaign against poachers who killed 35,000 African elephants last year.

Ten killed as six-storey building collapses in Kenyan capital

Ten people have died after a six-storey building collapsed amid heavy rain in Nairobi, a minister said on Saturday.

Eight killed as six-storey building collapses in Kenyan capital

Eight people were killed after a six-storey building collapsed amid heavy rain in Nairobi, a regional official confirmed on Saturday.

WTO countries fail to agree on future of development agenda

India and Venezuela criticized that the more than 160 WTO countries could not agree on whether to continue or abandon the so-called Doha round.

WTO trade talks start as rich and emerging countries hit stalemate

Disagreements between industrialized and emerging economies on how to liberalize global trade and include poorer countries are set to overshadow the first day of ministerial World Trade...