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IT hubs launched for Kenyan schools

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 17:22

Eighteen digital hubs for Kenyan primary schools are launched, giving pupils access to computers in a country where many schools lack text books.
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ICC judge warns Kenyan bloggers

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 16:59

An ICC judge warns Kenyan media and bloggers not to reveal the identity of anonymous witnesses at the trial of Deputy President William Ruto.
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'Church victim' testifies at ICC

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 14:50

The first prosecution witness, an alleged survivor of a New Year's Day attack on a church, gives vidence at Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto's Hague trial.
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African conservationists honoured

Friday, September 13th 2013, 14:10
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Two African conservationists receive awards from Prince William for helping local communities co-exist with wildlife in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
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Kenya acquits UK suspect of robbery

Friday, September 13th 2013, 10:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK citizen suspected of being a militant Islamist is acquitted by a Kenyan court of robbery with violence, but still faces terror-related charges.
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Kenya discovers huge water source

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 18:51

A huge water source has been discovered in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya which could supply the country for 70 years, the government says.
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In pictures: Kenya's huge water find in Turkana

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 18:46

The Kenyan water reserve which could save drought-prone region
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Kenya's deputy leader 'formed army'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 15:16

Deputy President William Ruto formed an army ahead of elections in 2007 "to go to war for him", the prosecution alleges at his trial at The Hague.
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VIDEO: Kenya Hague trial in 60 seconds

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 14:41

Kenyan deputy president William Ruto is the first serving leader to appear before the International Criminal Court
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Kenya violence: Survivors' tales

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 4:06

What hope of justice for victims of Kenya's election violence?
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Kenya's Ruto in Hague for trial

Monday, September 9th 2013, 19:18

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto arrives at The Hague to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday on charges of crimes against humanity, his lawyer says.
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VIDEO: Kenyan faces humanity crimes trial

Monday, September 9th 2013, 13:00

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has left for The Hague to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday.
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UK ex-Army colonel killed in Kenya

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nairobi

A former British army colonel is shot and killed during a robbery at his son's home in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Kenya MPs vote to withdraw from ICC

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 18:38

Parliament in Kenya approves a motion to leave the International Criminal Court, where its president and deputy president face trial.
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Kenya MPs to debate ICC pull-out

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 13:00

Kenya's parliament is recalled for an emergency debate on ending membership of the International Criminal Court, where its president face trial.
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Kenya police boss sent severed head

Friday, August 30th 2013, 9:28

A severed human head is sent to the boss of Kenya's police commission, who has been trying to reform the service.
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Dozens killed in Kenya bus crash

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 9:48
related places: Nairobi, Narok

At least 41 people have been killed in a bus crash near the Kenyan town of Narok, west of the capital Nairobi, the Red Cross says.
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Kenyan trio in 'wife-sharing' deal

Monday, August 26th 2013, 15:56

Two Kenyan men sign a deal to "marry" the same woman, taking it in turns to stay in her house and sharing responsibility for any children.
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Former army colonel killed in Kenya

Monday, August 26th 2013, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Kenya are investigating the murder of a former British army colonel who was killed by an armed gang during a raid at his home.
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Kenya and China sign $5bn deals

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 11:35
related countries: China China

Kenya signs deals worth $5bn (£3bn) with China to build a railway line, an energy project and to improve wildlife protection, officials say.
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Ethiopian singer Eyob Mekonnen dies

Monday, August 19th 2013, 16:25
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Popular Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen, 37, dies in Kenya where he was flown for treatment after fans helped raise money for his treatment.
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'Al-Shabab raid' kills Kenya police

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 9:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Garissa

Four Kenyan police officers are shot dead by suspected al-Shabab militants near Garissa, close to the border with Somalia, officials say.
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Poachers kill rhino in Nairobi park

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 11:26
related places: Nairobi

A white rhino is shot dead by poachers in one of Kenya's most heavily guarded parks, close to the capital Nairobi.
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Police looting in Kenya fire probed

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 6:41
related places: Nairobi

Police officers and airport workers are questioned over suspected acts of looting during this week's fire at Nairobi airport in Kenya.
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VIDEO: Inside gutted Kenyan arrivals lounge

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 21:07
related places: Nairobi

International flights have resumed from Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International airport in Nairobi
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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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