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We have started to collect the most important news related to Kenya in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Kenya apology over single women slur

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 12:54

Kenyan county governor William Kabogo apologises for suggesting that unmarried women are not effective leaders.
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Mass terror charges after Kenya riot

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 16:28
related places: Mombasa

More than 100 people appear in court in Kenya's port of Mombasa on charges of membership of Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist group, police say.
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'Pocket optician' trialled in schools

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 1:16

A "pocket optician" made from a modified smartphone is to be used by teachers in Kenya as part of a trial to catch pupils' eye problems.
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Kenya detains diplomat from Somalia

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:50
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

A Somali diplomat detained in Kenya is being denied immunity amid a security crackdown in Nairobi, Somalia's ambassador to Kenya tells the BBC.
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Kenyan BBC journalist dies aged 39

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 15:39
related places: Nairobi

Kenya-based BBC broadcast journalist Anne Waithera has died, aged 39, in a Nairobi hospital after a two-year battle against cancer.
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Record Kenya fine for ivory smuggler

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:18
related countries: China China

A Chinese ivory smuggler is ordered to pay a record fine or spend seven years in jail, under tough new Kenyan anti-poaching laws.
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Hague delays Kenyatta trial start

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 16:26

The International Criminal Court postpones the February start of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's trial following prosecutor's call for three-month delay.
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Kenya athletes threaten boycott

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 13:23

Some of Kenya's top athletes threaten to stop representing their nation at international competitions like the Olympics over new tax laws.
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Kenyan author comes out as gay

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 11:07

Leading Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina comes out to say he is gay, making him one of the most high-profile Africans to do so.
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Kenya's Westgate siege trial starts

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 13:36
related places: Nairobi

The trial of four men charged over the deadly Westgate shopping centre siege in Kenya starts in the capital, Nairobi.
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Disputes rage over Nairobi police killings

Monday, January 13th 2014, 2:17
related places: Nairobi

Disputes rage over police killings in Nairobi
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'Corpse' wakes up in Kenyan mortuary

Friday, January 10th 2014, 13:00

Kenyan authorities launch an investigation into how a man declared dead in a hospital woke up alive in its mortuary the next day.
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Kenya planes 'kill Somali militants'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 9:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Kenya's military says it has carried out an air strike on an Islamist camp in Somalia, killing 30 militants, including al-Shabab commanders.
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Injuries in Kenya grenade attack

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 12:43
related places: Mombasa

At least 10 people have been injured in a grenade attack at the Kenyan tourist resort of Diani, south of the port city of Mombasa, say police.
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S Sudan government agrees to truce

Friday, December 27th 2013, 22:12
related places: Nairobi

The government of South Sudan agrees to an immediate ceasefire but the rebel leader tells the BBC conditions for a truce are not in place.
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South Sudan neighbours reject 'coup'

Friday, December 27th 2013, 13:23

East Africa's leaders say they would not accept a violent overthrow of the government in South Sudan, where hundreds are believed to have died.
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VIDEO: Kenyans flee South Sudan's violence

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 16:20
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

As the leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia meet in South Sudan for talks on ending days of violence, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on the evacuation from South Sudan, of Kenyan nationals.
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Crisis talks held in South Sudan

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 15:32
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia hold talks with South Sudan's president in a bid to halt violence the UN says has killed more than a thousand people.
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Kenya train crashes in Nairobi slum

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 20:58
related places: Kibera, Nairobi

A freight train crashes into homes in huge Nairobi slum of Kibera, injuring at least 10 people.
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Kenyatta trial may be adjourned

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 18:48

The International Criminal Court prosecutor requests an adjournment in the trial of Kenya's President Kenyatta after the loss of two key witnesses.
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'Draconian' Kenyan media bill signed

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 18:07

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a media bill which journalist groups have condemned as "draconian" and an attack on democracy.
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Old bone dates human hand evolution

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 1:46

The discovery of an ancient bone at a burial site in Kenya puts the origin of human hand dexterity more than half a million years earlier than previously thought.
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Deadly grenade attack on Nairobi bus

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 17:50
related places: Nairobi

At least four people are killed and 15 injured by a grenade thrown onto a bus in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, the interior ministry says.
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Congo peace deal 'signed in Kenya'

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 19:54
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo's president has signed a peace deal with the M23 rebel movement his forces defeated last month, Kenya's presidential spokesman says.
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Kenyatta in appeal for equality

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 16:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta calls for Africa to be treated equally on the world stage as his country celebrates 50 years of independence from British rule.
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'Grenade thrown' at British tourists

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 12:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mombasa

A grenade was thrown at a van carrying British tourists in Mombasa but failed to explode, Kenyan police say.
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Gunmen kill Kenyan police in ambush

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 19:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Gunmen kill eight Kenyans, including five policemen, after ambushing a police patrol near the border with Somalia, police say.
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Westgate siege suspects refused bail

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 10:05

A Kenyan court denies bail to four men accused of aiding the gunmen who carried out the Westgate shopping centre attack, in which 67 people died.
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Thursday, November 28th 2013, 22:16

An amendment to the rules at the ICC could mean that Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta gives evidence by video link at his trial in February.
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New East African railway launched

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Burundi Burundi, China China, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kenya formally launches a new Chinese-financed to extend across East Africa, eventually reaching South Sudan, DR Congo and Burundi.
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Kenya's president vetoes media bill

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:09

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta rejects a controversial media bill passed by parliament that would have imposed strict regulation on journalists.
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Wildebeest make 'rare' early return

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Thousands of wildebeest cut short their annual migration from Kenya - dubbed the greatest show on Earth - following a drought in Tanzania.
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Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kenyan MPs appeal to the UK not to ban the herbal stimulant khat, saying it is of economic and cultural significance to many Africans.
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Kenyatta 'not excused from trial'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 17:46

The International Criminal Court reverses a ruling allowing Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to attend only parts of his trial in The Hague.
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'Siege' of Kenyan villagers ends

Monday, November 25th 2013, 16:52

Roadblocks around a Kenyan village said to have been surrounded by a militia are removed, allowing food supplies in for the first time in days.
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Kenya militia 'besiege villagers'

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 21:19

Some 900 villagers in Kenya are surrounded by armed militiamen in a territorial dispute between local communities, officials say.
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VIDEO: Kenya leading ICC rule change bid

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 23:48

Kenya is leading African diplomatic efforts to amend the rules of the International Criminal Court so that sitting heads of state could be protected from prosecution.
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Kenya in 'counter-terror abuses'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

Kenyan counter-terrorism officers are accused of carrying out extra-judicial killings and other abuses in a report by US and Kenyan rights groups.
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