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News: Kenya

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: news

Kenyan poll staff hunger strike

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 11:17

About 600 electoral commission staff in Kenya say they are on hunger strike over a bill that could cost them their jobs.
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Kenyan girls flee circumcision

Friday, December 5th 2008, 12:24

At least 300 girls are hiding in Kenya to escape forced female circumcision.
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Kenya PM calls for Mugabe removal

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 15:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Power-sharing in Zimbabwe is dead and Africa must unite to oust President Mugabe, says Kenya's prime minister.
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Kenya team to probe MPs tax plan

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 10:57

A parliamentary team in Kenya to advise on taxing MPs' allowances after their vote to scrap the plan.
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More Kenya maize cost cuts urged

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 11:41

Kenya's government has been urged to cut maize costs even more, after announcing a drastic reduction in the price of the staple food.
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Corruption charges for Kenya MPs

Monday, December 1st 2008, 22:35

Kenya's information minister is among seven MPs accused of taking illegal payments.
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'Miracle' pastor appeal refused

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 11:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK judges refuse an evangelist permission to appeal his extradition order to Kenya to face baby stealing charges.
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Pirates 'earned $150m this year'

Friday, November 21st 2008, 17:57
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates have been paid more than $150m (£101m) in ransoms in the past 12 months, Kenya's foreign minister says.
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Kenya jail beating to be probed

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 13:49

Kenya's vice-president condemns the beating by prison warders of inmates, after secretly-filmed footage emerges.
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EU in Kenya poll tribunal threat

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 16:36

The EU threatens to withhold aid to Kenya unless it sets up an international tribunal for post-election clashes.
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Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 1:29
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Somali pirates seize a giant Saudi oil tanker off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia, the US Navy says.
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Italian nuns kidnapped in Kenya

Monday, November 10th 2008, 14:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Somalia Somalia

Suspected Somali gunmen kidnap two Italian nuns in Kenya and take them to Somalia, officials and witnesses say.
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Somali MPs stranded after talks

Friday, November 7th 2008, 11:08
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

More than 200 Somali MPS say they are stranded in Nairobi after attending a regional summit on the crisis in their country.
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Obama naming craze for Kenyan babies

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 11:15

A craze of naming new babies Obama hits Kenya, where his father came from.
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Aid workers in Somalia kidnapped

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 12:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Four European aid workers and two Kenyan pilots are kidnapped at gunpoint from an airstrip in central Somalia.
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Local hero

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 15:29

Barack Obama's Kenyan home prepares to party
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Kenyans theatre-goers eagerly await Obama, The Musical

Friday, October 31st 2008, 19:21
related countries: United States United States

Obama, The Musical, a partial portrait of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, is set to open in Kenya.
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Kenyan MPs dispute poll findings

Friday, October 31st 2008, 12:33

The Kenyan president's party is meeting over a report on poll clashes implicating politicians a day after his coalition partners rejected it.
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Kenya set to get truth commission

Friday, October 24th 2008, 16:18

Kenyan MPs approve a truth and reconciliation commission to probe historical injustices that led to post-poll violence.
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Credit munch

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 16:04

How economic crisis could hit Kenya's Christmas dinner
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Annan backs Kenya violence probe

Monday, October 20th 2008, 9:52

Chief mediator Kofi Annan backs a call for Kenya to set up a tribunal for those involved in election violence.
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Kenyan MPs seek airport upgrade for Obama's Air Force One

Friday, October 17th 2008, 8:37

Kenyan MPs want an airport near the birthplace of Barack Obama's father upgraded in readiness for the arrival of Air Force One.
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Tribunal urged for Kenya violence

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 17:09

An inquiry into Kenya's post-election clashes wants an international tribunal set up to try those behind the violence.
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Sudan summons envoys over arms

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 10:02
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Sudan Sudan

Sudan summons the Kenyan and Ethiopian envoys over alleged arms deliveries to the south.
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Kenya dismisses tanks 'evidence'

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 14:49

A Kenyan minister denies BBC reports that tanks seized by pirates were bound for South Sudan.
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Kenya deports Obama author

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 8:14
related countries: United States United States

The Kenyan authorities deport the US author of a highly critical book about Barack Obama.
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Ethiopia frees Kenyan 'Islamists'

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 14:01

Ethiopia allows eight Kenyan men jailed as terror suspects to return to their homes after more than a year in detention.
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Kenya anger at West's 'blackmail'

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 11:51
related countries: United States United States

Kenya protests to the US and EU after diplomats said the electoral commissioner should go.
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MPs' relatives win Kenyan polls

Friday, September 26th 2008, 11:27

The widow and a sister of the two ministers killed in a plane crash in June have won by-elections in Kenya's Rift Valley Province.
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Strange cravings

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 23:31

Why Kenyan women can't stop eating stones
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Kenya inquiry urges voting reform

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 16:43

An inquiry set up to probe Kenya's contested 2007 elections recommends radical reforms of the electoral system.
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Closure delayed for Kenyan camp

Friday, September 12th 2008, 12:34

The closure of a camp housing some 10,000 people displaced in Kenya's poll violence is delayed.
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Kenya talks on arms trade treaty

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 0:29

African ministers are to meet UN experts and arms control groups in Kenya to discuss a key conventional arms trade treaty.
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Crisis camps

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 23:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Thousands flee to Kenya to escape Somalia fighting
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Kenya urged to snub amnesty calls

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 15:19

Kenya's Attorney General rejects calls for an amnesty over post-election violence
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Kenyan anger at top spouses' pay

Monday, August 25th 2008, 16:40

A proposal to pay the wives of Kenya's prime minister and vice-president angers tax-payers.
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Marathon gold for Kenya's Wanjiru

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 1:43
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Sammy Wanjiru wins Kenya's first ever gold in the men's marathon, breaking the Olympic record despite the soaring heat.
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Kenya ex-graft czar urges amnesty

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 15:26

Kenya's ex anti-graft chief John Githongo says those who admit corruption should get amnesty.
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Welcome for Kenyan ex-graft chief

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 10:10

Kenya's prime minister welcomes ex anti-graft chief John Githongo home after three years in exile.
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Kenyan claims 800m gold

Monday, August 18th 2008, 13:46

Pamela Jelimo, 18, makes history for Kenya as she wins gold in the 800 metres just four months after taking up the event.
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Kenya ex-graft chief 'not afraid'

Friday, August 15th 2008, 15:58

Kenya's exiled former anti-graft chief John Githongo says he no longer fears for his life and is preparing to go home.
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