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Will Nairobi fire hit Kenya's economy?

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 19:39

Will airport fire damage Kenya's key tourism and flower sectors?
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Flights resume after Nairobi fire

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 8:43
related places: Nairobi

Some international flights land at Nairobi's international airport a day after fire guts the arrivals hall, causing serious disruption.
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Delays after fire at Nairobi airport

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 17:06
related places: Nairobi

Air travellers across Africa face long delays as the main airport in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, partially reopens following a huge fire.
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Major fire closes Nairobi airport

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 12:15
related places: Nairobi

A huge fire ravages Nairobi's international airport, a vital travel and trade gateway to East Africa, forcing it to be closed and flights to be diverted.
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Fuel shortage strands Kenya athletes

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 10:01
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Kenya's athletics team heading for the World Championships in Moscow are among 2,000 passengers stranded by a shortage of fuel at Kenya's main international airport.
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Kenya revokes mining licences

Monday, August 5th 2013, 15:47

The Kenyan government revokes all prospecting and mining licences granted in the first five months of this year after complaints about the issuing process.
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Kenya reopens 999 emergency number

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 11:17

Kenyan police tell the BBC their 999 emergency number for the capital has reopened after 15 years but is being overloaded by prank calls.
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Kenya hostages in family reunion

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 17:01
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two freed Kenyan hostages have an emotional reunion with their families, after being held captive for about 19 months by militant Islamists in Somalia.
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Death penalty in Kenya tourist case

Monday, July 29th 2013, 21:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Kenyan court imposes the death penalty on a former hotel worker found guilty of being part of a gang which murdered a British tourist in 2011 and held his wife hostage.
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VIDEO: Joy for Chris Froome's first coach

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 12:21
related countries: France France

Chris Froome's first coach and mentor in Kenya has spoken of his joy at the cyclist's Tour de France win.
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Spanish hostages freed from Somalia

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 16:54
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Spain Spain

Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped in Kenya nearly two years ago and held over the border in Somali have been freed, their employer says.
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Kenyatta trial witnesses withdraw

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 12:03

Two witnesses due to testify in Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's trial at The Hague have withdrawn over security concerns, the ICC says.
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VIDEO: Has Kenyatta kept election pledges?

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 1:50

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya completes his first 100 days in office. When he was sworn in, he made a number of pledges, and he said three of those would be fulfilled within 100 days.
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Kenya teachers end school strike

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:56

Teachers in Kenya call off a nationwide strike, shortly after the government announces the indefinite closure of primary schools.
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Kenya 'not flouting UN charcoal ban'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Kenya dismisses a UN report accusing its troops in Somalia of aiding charcoal exports in defiance of a UN ban imposed to cut militant funding.
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Man faces Kenya child sex charges

Monday, July 15th 2013, 3:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 54-year-old British man is charged in the UK with sexual offences against two children in Kenya.
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Kenyan farmers fear UK khat ban

Friday, July 12th 2013, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kenyan farmers fear UK edict on herbal stimulant
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VIDEO: 'Khat is no drug' - Kenyan farmers

Friday, July 12th 2013, 14:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Parliamentarians in Kenya say they want the United Kingdom to reverse its decision to ban the herbal stimulant khat, reports the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse.
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Saudi princess 'enslaved' Kenyan

Friday, July 12th 2013, 2:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A woman described as a Saudi princess is arrested in California and accused of human trafficking after a Kenyan woman allegedly escaped from her home.
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Kenyan prisoners take the law into their own hands

Friday, July 12th 2013, 0:12

Kenyan prisoners teach themselves law to win freedom
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Kenya detains 1,000 'young drinkers'

Monday, July 8th 2013, 13:27

More than 1,000 under-age drinkers were arrested in Kenya's capital over the weekend, police say, amid reports of students drinking during the teachers' strike.
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Leak reveals Somali-Kenya rift

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 12:21
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's UN-backed government has accused Kenyan troops - its supposed allies - of causing factional fighting in the key port of Kismayo, an accidentally leaked letter reveals.
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Kenya seizes poached elephant ivory

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 18:44
related places: Mombasa

Poached elephant ivory "disguised" as sun-dried fish has been seized in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, officials say.
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Grenade attack in Kenya kills 15

Monday, June 24th 2013, 3:11
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

A grenade attack kills at least 15 people in the north-east of Kenya, close to the borders of Somalia and Ethiopia.
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Kenyatta trial moved to November

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 11:06

The International Criminal Court (ICC) pushes back the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to 12 November.
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Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 15:07

The International Criminal Court rules Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto only needs to be "physically present" at key sessions of his trial.
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Kenyan MPs 'agree to lower salaries'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 17:10

Kenya's MPs agree to drop their annual salary by nearly 40%, from $120,000 to $75,000, following a public outcry, a government-appointed body says.
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Kenya children killed in ambush

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:11
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Six people, including two schoolchildren, are killed in an ambush near Kenya's border with Somalia, Kenyan police say.
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Modem to improve African net access

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 13:25

A rugged modem that can shift between different connectivity technologies is being launched by Kenyan tech giant Ushahidi
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Mau Mau abuse victims to get payouts

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 15:54

Kenyans tortured by British colonial forces during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising will receive payouts totalling £20m, as the UK expresses regret for the abuses.
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ICC delays Ruto and Gbagbo cases

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 23:03

The International Criminal Court delays the cases of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto and former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo.
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Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:46

Retracing Woolwich suspect's steps in Kenya
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VIDEO: Kenyan isle where Adebolajo arrested

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 7:22

More details have emerged about the time Michael Adebolajo spent in Kenya before his arrest there in 2010.
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Kenya MPs vote in favour of pay rise

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 15:51

Kenyan MPs, already among the highest paid in the world, vote to raise their salaries in defiance of proposed pay cuts.
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Woolwich suspect was held in Kenya

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 20:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Woolwich

One of the two men held on suspicion of killing a soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich was arrested in Kenya in 2010, the UK Foreign Office confirms.
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Somali militants launch Kenya raid

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least six people are killed in an attack by Somali militants on police posts over the Kenyan border, Kenya's police say.
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Kenya leaders named in truth report

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 12:19

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are named in connection with post-election violence in a long-awaited report investigating human rights abuses.
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Kenya sets up anti-doping centre

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:28
related places: Eldoret

Kenya sets up an anti-doping centre in the north-western town of Eldoret, the home of the country's distance running training camp.
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Pig protest over Kenyan MPs' pay

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 12:39

Protesters in Kenya release a pig and about a dozen piglets outside parliament to show their anger at newly elected MPs demanding higher salaries.
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VIDEO: Kenyatta denies ICC charges

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 3:45

Kenya's new president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has denied charges of crimes against humanity and claimed that he will be vindicated when he stands trial at the International Criminal Court.
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VIDEO: Patients escape psychiatric hospital

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 1:58
related places: Mathari, Nairobi

A search is underway for a group of mentally ill patients who escaped from the Mathari psychiatric Hospital in Nairobi after overpowering guards, police say.
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Mass Kenya mental hospital breakout

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:01
related places: Nairobi

Kenyan police seek about 30 mentally ill patients who escaped from Nairobi's Mathari Mental Hospital after overpowering guards.
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Kenya asks UN to halt ICC charges

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 16:41

Kenya asks the UN Security Council to halt the ICC trials of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy in the interests of "peace and security".
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