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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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Kenya Catholics oppose condom advert

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 11:44

Kenya's Roman Catholic Church condemns a Catholic group for an advertising campaign promoting condom use to curb the spread of HIV.
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Iranians jailed for life in Kenya

Monday, May 6th 2013, 13:58

Two Iranians are sentenced to life in prison by a Kenyan court following their conviction on terrorism-related charges.
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Indicted Kenyan leader to meet UK PM

Monday, May 6th 2013, 13:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Kenya's President and ICC indictee Uhuru Kenyatta will meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron during a three-day official visit to London, his office says.
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Friday, May 3rd 2013, 16:39

A long-awaited report investigating violence and human rights abuses in Kenya will recommend some prosecutions, one of its authors tells the BBC.
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Iranians guilty of Kenya terror plot

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 15:54
related countries: Iran Iran

A Kenyan court finds two Iranian nationals guilty of obtaining explosives with the aim to attack Western targets in the East African nation.
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Kenyan bomb detectors 'not fake'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 13:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kenyan police seek to reassure the public that their bomb and drug detectors work, following the conviction of a British businessman for selling fake devices.
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Eight killed in Kenya gun attack

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 21:41
related places: Garissa

At least eight people are killed in an attack on a hotel by a group of armed men in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa.
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VIDEO: On the trail of rare Kenyan antelope

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 17:00

The future of Kenya's Mountain Bongo antelopes is under severe threat. The species is hunted for its striking reddish-brown coat and there are now about 100 of them in the wild.
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Kenya children buried in landslide

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 12:00

Two children are trapped after a landslide buried their house following heavy rains in western Kenya, the police tell the BBC.
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Kenyan runner tells of Boston escape

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 10:26

Kenya's 2012 winner of the Boston Marathon Wesley Korir, who came 5th this year, tells the BBC of his fear after hearing of the deadly blasts.
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VIDEO: ‘Rubbish’ cooker brings benefits in Kenya

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 15:30

A community cooker heated by burning rubbish is helping to improve lives in a town in Kenya.
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VIDEO: Colourful inauguration for Kenyatta

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 15:28

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as Kenya's new president, following his victory in March against Raila Odinga.
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Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya president

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 13:07
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces trial at the ICC, is sworn in as Kenya's new president, witnessed by dignitaries and tens of thousands of people.
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VIDEO: Kenya's lions under threat

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 9:55

Conservationists fear Kenya's lion population could soon die out as humans encroach further into their territory.
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VIDEO: Kenya prepares for inauguration

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 6:13

Uhuru Kenyatta is set to be sworn in as Kenya's new president, following his victory in March against Raila Odinga.
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VIDEO: Kenyatta vows to serve all Kenyans

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 9:01

The man confirmed as the winner of Kenya's presidential election, Uhuru Kenyatta, has vowed that his government will work to serve all the country's people without discrimination.
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Odinga vows peaceful Kenya struggle

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 6:41

Defeated Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga vows to seek peaceful ways to end a row over poll results, after the Supreme Court rejects his appeal.
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Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 20:09

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta's presidential election victory, but two people die in a western city as his opponents clash with police.
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VIDEO: Odinga 'respects election ruling'

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 17:25

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has accepted the ruling of the Supreme Court that his rival Uhuru Kenyatta won the presidential election in a free and fair poll.
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Deaths as gang attacks Kenya casino

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 10:33

At least seven people are killed in a Kenyan coastal town during a raid on a casino by a machete-wielding gang of separatists, police say.
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Partial vote re-tally in Kenya

Monday, March 25th 2013, 17:00

Kenya's Supreme Court orders the re-tallying of votes cast at 22 polling stations - out of 33,000 - in the tightly contested presidential election won by Uhuru Kenyatta.
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Kenya doping 'is not widespread'

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 11:19

The use of performance enhancing drugs among Kenyan athletes is not widespread and prescription drugs are usually to blame, Athletics Kenya says.
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Condom TV advert pulled in Kenya

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 17:40

A TV advertisement promoting condom use in Kenya has been withdrawn following an outcry by religious leaders, a health official says.
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Uhuru Kenyatta challenges ICC case

Monday, March 18th 2013, 17:07

Lawyers for Kenya's President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta urge the International Criminal Court to drop charges against him.
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VIDEO: British farmer shows Kenyans... a cow

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 0:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Samburu

In Toughest Place To Be A....Farmer, Richard Gibson visits the Samburu tribe of northern Kenya, shows village elder Lemerigichen his herd of cows on his tablet computer.
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Odinga files Kenya election appeal

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 11:56

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga files a Supreme Court appeal against Uhuru Kenyatta's narrow victory in the first round of the presidential election.
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Botswana apologises over Kenyatta

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 16:17

Botswana apologises for saying that Kenya's President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta would be banned from the country if he refuses to co-operate with the ICC.
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ICC drops Kenyatta co-accused's case

Monday, March 11th 2013, 16:04

The International Criminal Court drops charges against Francis Muthaura, a co-accused of Kenya's presidential election winner Uhuru Kenyatta, whose lawyers say he should also be cleared.
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