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Kenya MPs agree big cabinet cuts

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 14:25

Kenya's parliament passes a bill with an overwhelming majority to nearly halve the number of ministries in a bid to cut costs.
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Kenya corruption fighter rejected

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 8:56

Kenyan MPs throw out a proposal by the president to reappoint much-criticised anti-corruption chief Aaron Ringera.
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Kenya begins huge slum clearance

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 16:37

Kenyan officials begin to clear Africa's largest slum - a project which could take five years to complete.
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In pictures

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 16:01

New technology widens Kenya's digital divide
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Kenyan rustlers in deadly attack

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 16:17

A least 29 people are killed and dozens injured in a cattle raid in drought-stricken central Kenya.
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Kenya bans 'leaky' condom brand

Friday, September 11th 2009, 16:50

Officials in Kenya ban a brand of condoms after they are found to leak when subjected to lab testing.
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Kenya sweeps away top-rank police

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 15:16

Almost all of Kenya's most senior police officers are replaced amid claims of police involvement in post-election violence.
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Kenyan anger over corruption job

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 14:01

The reappointment of the head of Kenya's anti-corruption body is condemned by campaigners who say he has achieved nothing.
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Audio slideshow

Monday, August 31st 2009, 6:12

Drought kills off thousands of Kenyan animals
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Kenya begins contentious census

Monday, August 24th 2009, 19:13

Officials are carrying out Kenya's first census since 1999, which controversially asks about people's ethnicity.
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GB women through to relay final

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 16:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

America's World Championships relay woe continues as their women failed to qualify for the 4x100m relay final but GB progress.
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Kenya drought worsens hunger risk

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 12:15

A prolonged drought in central and south-eastern Kenya increases the number of people needing emergency food aid, the UN warns.
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'Fake' photo woman back home

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 8:21
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian woman stranded in Kenya for three months because of a row over her passport photo returns home.
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School pupil, 90, dies in Kenya

Friday, August 14th 2009, 20:10

Kimani Nganga Maruge, who held the world record for being the oldest person to start primary school, dies in Kenya.
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Kenya pay strike grounds planes

Friday, August 14th 2009, 13:09

Most flights from Kenya's main airport are grounded as workers from the national airline strike over pay, leaving passengers stranded.
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Deadly trade

Friday, August 14th 2009, 12:34

The gangs who pillage Kenyan farms for gems
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Anger at Kenya gem expert murder

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The son of a Scottish gems expert murdered by a mob in Kenya tells the BBC they were abandoned by police.
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Mob kills UK gems expert in Kenya

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 11:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A leading Scottish gemstone expert and mine owner is killed in Kenya by a gang armed with home-made weapons.
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Kenyan mobilises for drought aid

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 20:32
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Kenya mobilises its military and police service to help distribute food, water and medicines to areas hit hardest by drought.
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Aid workers 'freed in Somalia'

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 15:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Four European aid workers and two Kenyan pilots kidnapped nine months ago in Somalia have been freed, an aid group says.
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Kenyan suitor renews Chelsea Clinton goat offer

Friday, August 7th 2009, 16:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chelsea

A Kenyan man tells of his joy that US diplomat Hillary Clinton has agreed to renew his marriage offer to her daughter, Chelsea.
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Kenya impunity 'disappoints US'

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 14:10
related countries: United States United States

The US is disappointed with Kenya's failure to investigate last year's post-election violence, Hillary Clinton says.
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Clinton urges African democracy

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 10:57
related countries: Liberia Liberia, United States United States
related places: Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins her African tour calling for democracy to boost trade opportunities.
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In pictures

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 9:07

Somalis facing up to life in Kenya's refugee city
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UN admits failures in Kenya camp

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 7:11

One of the world's largest refugee camps fails to meet even the most basic standards, the UN admits.
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UN admits failures in Kenya camp

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 7:11

One of the world's largest refugee camps fails to meet even the most basic standards, the UN admits.
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Kenya empties its death-row cells

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 16:30

Hundreds of Kenyan prisoners on death row have their sentences commuted to life in prison - so they can be given work.
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Kenya shuns special poll tribunal

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 22:34

Kenya says it will not set up a special tribunal over last year's post-election violence, and will use local courts instead.
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Hello, I'm on the bike - Kenyans invent pedal-powered mobile phone charger

Friday, July 24th 2009, 7:18

Two Kenyan university students hope to market a device that allows bicycle riders to charge their mobile phones.
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Kenya boosts Somali border force

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 19:12
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Kenya says it will bolster security on its border with Somalia, following recent incursions by Somali militants.
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Somalis kidnap Kenya aid workers

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 8:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Three foreign aid workers are kidnapped in Kenya and taken across the border into Somalia, officials say.
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Kenya seizes coffin-stashed ivory

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 21:13

Kenyan authorities seize almost 300kg of ivory and rhinoceros horn hidden in coffins on a plane bound for Asia.
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Nairobi water 'stolen for farms'

Friday, July 10th 2009, 13:08

Authorities in Kenya's capital say they have unearthed a syndicate stealing water to irrigate farms at a time of acute shortages.
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Annan acts on Kenya poll suspects

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 11:38

Mediator Kofi Annan hands names of suspects involved in Kenya's post-election violence to the International Criminal Court.
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Police parade Kenya 'kidnappers'

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 18:36

Police in Kenya parade 13 suspects accused of involvement in a recent wave of kidnappings for ransoms.
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No rubber stamp

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 8:03

Kenya's TV puppeteers tackle politics head on
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Kenya sets new tribunal deadline

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 11:16

Kenya and the ICC agree a new deadline to set up a special tribunal to try the ringleaders of post-election violence.
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Poor rains 'shut down Kenya dam'

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 12:22

Kenya's largest hydro-electric dam is closed because of low water levels, raising fears that power prices may rise.
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Police deny Kenya torture claims

Monday, June 29th 2009, 8:59

Kenya's police deny allegations of torture and rape during their disarmament of rival clan militias in the north-east.
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Kenya officials defy big car ban

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 15:08

A BBC spot-check finds Kenyan politicians ignoring a directive to give up their luxury cars and limit themselves to a single vehicle.
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Kenyan veterans in UK court bid

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A compensation claim against the UK government by veterans of Kenya's independence struggle is lodged in London.
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Tax cuts to boost Kenya broadband

Friday, June 12th 2009, 15:53

Tax cuts and incentives give a boost to Kenyan broadband and mobile phone users as a new fibre optic cable is launched.
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Ministers' luxury cars to be sold off to help Kenya's refugees

Friday, June 12th 2009, 14:10

Kenyan ministers are ordered to sell their plush cars to fund the resettlement of those displaced in post-poll clashes.
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Kenya anger as US cancels flights

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

Kenya protests to the US over its abrupt move to cancel new commercial flights, apparently amid security concerns.
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