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Kenya cracks down on illegal guns

Monday, October 12th 2009, 14:27

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki tells security forces to crack down on illicit firearms as part of a national disarmament exercise.
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Kenya warned over Somali 'troops'

Monday, October 12th 2009, 10:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's main Islamist group accuses Kenya of recruiting soldiers to fight against it, and threatens to retaliate.
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Annan backs Kenya riot tribunals

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 21:06

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says the leaders of Kenya's post-election violence in 2008 should face trial.
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Kenyans 'rearming for 2012 poll'

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 11:05

Rival Kenyan ethnic groups, who fought after a 2007 election, are rearming for the next vote due in 2012, a BBC investigation finds.
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Annan urges faster Kenya reform

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 21:36

Former UN chief Kofi Annan calls on Kenya to speed up reforms promised after last year's post-election violence.
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Aid workers released in Somalia

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 11:21
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Three foreign aid workers kidnapped in northern Kenya by Somali gunmen in July have been released, their employer says.
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Kenya backs poll violence trials

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 16:23

Kenya says it will co-operate with the International Criminal Court to try key suspects in post-election violence.
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Kenyan corruption chief resigns

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 15:37

Kenya's much-criticised anti-corruption chief resigns following a row over his reappointment by the president.
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Kenyan corruption chief resigns

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 13:55

Kenya's much-criticised anti-corruption chief resigns following a row over his reappointment by the president.
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Kenya seizes massive ivory haul

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 13:54
related places: Nairobi

Kenyan authorities uncover almost 700kg of ivory, which was reportedly bound for Asia, at Nairobi's main airport.
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Draining a nation

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 7:06

The forest at the heart of Kenya's water crisis
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Kenya to shut down refugee camp

Monday, September 28th 2009, 8:45

Officials in Kenya prepare to close a camp housing hundreds of people who fled ethnic violence after a 2007 election.
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Kenyan concern at US travel ban

Friday, September 25th 2009, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

Kenya's government expresses concern over a US threat to impose travel bans on officials who do not promote reform.
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US travel ban threat for Kenyans

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

The US threatens travel bans on 15 Kenyan officials, amid concerns over a failure to look into post-election violence.
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Kenya criticises US Somali raid

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 13:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

Kenya's foreign minister criticises last week's raid by US forces in Somalia in which an al-Qaeda suspect was killed.
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Scorched earth

Monday, September 21st 2009, 15:07

Kenya drought takes its toll on people and wildlife
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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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