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Hundreds of Kenyans 'quit' al-Shabab

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 12:13

Nearly 700 recruits have returned to Kenya after quitting militant groups in the region, a report from the International Organization for Migration says.
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Kenya’s pioneering ambulance driver

Monday, October 12th 2015, 23:32

Kenya’s pioneering ambulance driver – who braves al-Shabab
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Fury over Kenya parliament power cut

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 11:44

MPs in Kenya react furiously after the electricity supply to parliament was cut for three days apparently because of an unpaid $97,00 bill.
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Kenya schools reopen after long strike

Monday, October 5th 2015, 10:28

Millions of Kenyan pupils return to school after teachers suspended their five-week strike over pay.
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Kenyan 'fake doctor' charged with rape

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 11:17
related places: Nairobi

A Kenyan man is charged with 12 offences including rape, impersonating a gynaecologist and operating a clinic without a licence in Nairobi.
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VIDEO: The challenges for a Kenyan paramedic

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 15:59

Lack of an effective national ambulance service in Kenya has seen private firms and organisations take the lead in providing medical emergency services across the country.
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Kenya frees ship after UN weapons row

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 16:08
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Mombasa

A Norwegian ship detained in Kenya's Mombasa port for more than a week on suspicion of carrying drugs and illegal UN weapons is released.
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Seized UN weapons cargo 'not illegal'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 15:24
related places: Mombasa

The UN denies that weapons found on a cargo ship seized by Kenyan authorities at the port of Mombasa were being transported illegally.
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Court suspends Kenya teachers' strike

Friday, September 25th 2015, 12:03

A court in Kenya has ordered teachers to suspend a month-long strike over pay and return to work immediately.
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Kenyan police charged with murder

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 17:23

Over 30 police officers in Kenya have been charged with crimes, including murder, says the country's civilian police watchdog body.
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Kenya schools shut over pay dispute

Monday, September 21st 2015, 11:23

Public schools in Kenya are closed following a government order in response to a three-week teachers' strike for a 50% pay rise.
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Mombasa ship seized 'in drugs raid'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 10:20
related places: Mombasa

Elite Kenyan police units seize a cargo ship suspected to be carrying drugs at the port of Mombasa, which was sealed off overnight.
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VIDEO: Motor racing hopeful, but no driving licence

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 23:05

Kenyan Tejas Hirani has won 48 motor-racing championships despite being just 17 and not yet having a driving licence.
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Rights monitors condemn Kenya 'abuse'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 15:37

Kenya's official rights body accuses the security forces of carrying out summary killings and disappearances as they crack down on militants.
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Google launches virtual Kenya safari map

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 13:01

Google Street View launches its maps of Kenya's Samburu National Park, allowing internet users to take a virtual safari in the conservancy.
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UAE woman sues Kenya over 'rendition'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 18:23
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A United Arab Emirates (UAE) woman is suing the Kenyan authorities, saying she was kidnapped by police, taken to Somalia and Ethiopia, and tortured.
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Kenyan DJ celebrates Nollywood win

Monday, September 14th 2015, 17:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A popular Kenyan DJ surprises critics after winning an acting award at a ceremony for the Nigerian film industry in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Mau Mau monument unveiled in Kenya

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 16:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nairobi

A UK-funded monument has been unveiled in Nairobi to honour Kenyan freedom fighters.
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Kenya uprising memorial unveiled

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 15:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-funded memorial to Kenyans killed and tortured by British forces during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s is unveiled in Kenya.
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Kenyan 'doctor' accused of rape

Friday, September 11th 2015, 14:45
related places: Nairobi

A man accused of posing as a gynaecologist and allegedly raping women in his clinic after sedating them appears in court in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
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VIDEO: Reflecting on Queen's Commonwealth reign

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 8:14

The BBC's Alastair Leithead has been back to Kenya where Princess Elizabeth became Queen in 1952 and his report is followed by stories from other Commonwealth countries.
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US reopens Somalia mission in Kenya

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 21:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

The US reopens its mission to Somalia in Kenya, the latest step in restoring diplomatic ties since it withdrew from the country two decades ago.
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Kenyans caught with suspected mall bomb

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 18:18
related places: Nairobi

Three men have been arrested at a mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, with a suspected homemade explosive device, police say.
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VIDEO: Kenyan workers 'abused in Saudi Arabia'

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 20:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The BBC's Tomi Oladipo speaks to a group of Kenyan domestic workers who say they faced abuse - including physical assaults and rape - at the hands of their employers in Saudi Arabia.
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Hero's welcome for Kenyan athletes

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 10:18
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Victorious Kenyan athletes return home to a hero's welcome after they topped the medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time.
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Kenya tops Beijing Athletics table

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 16:54
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Kenya comes top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals.
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VIDEO: Inside a Kenyan speciality tea factory

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 23:18

Lerato Mbele visits a tea farm to find out why Kenya is the world's largest exporter of the beverage.
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YouTube-inspired Yego enjoys win

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 18:16

Kenya's Julius Yego, who refined his javelin technique watching YouTube videos, says his world title is "unbelievable".
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Two Kenyans fail Beijing drugs tests

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:04
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Two Kenyan runners test positive for doping at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, the IAAF announces.
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Rudisha wins second world title

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:48

Olympic champion David Rudisha of Kenya wins his second world title with a commanding performance in the 800m final.
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VIDEO: Tackling alcohol abuse in Kenya

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 9:48

A Kenya football stadium is converted into a rehabilitation centre to tackle alcohol abuse.
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Kenya court orders teacher pay rise

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:28

Kenya's Supreme Court says that the government should abide by a lower court's decision to give teachers a pay rise of at least 50%.
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Kenyan pastor charged over crash

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 15:47

Controversial Kenyan televangelist James Ng'ang'a denies charges of causing death by dangerous driving and an alleged cover-up of his involvement.
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Kenya names 'al-Shabab recruiters'

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 18:20
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Kenyan police name three men it believes to be the major recruiters of young Kenyans to Islamist terror groups, especially Somalia's al-Shabab.
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Komla Dumor Award winner announced

Monday, August 17th 2015, 4:02

Nancy Kacungira, a television anchor for Kenya's KTN TV channel, wins the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.
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Kenya tweeters pay for brain surgery

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 17:27

A Kenyan man with a brain tumour uses a Twitter appeal to raise $60,000 in two days towards his treatment in India.
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VIDEO: Harvesting happiness on a Kenyan farm

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 23:04

The extreme happiness of an African farmer
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Kenya's Garissa campus 'must reopen'

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 17:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Garissa

Peace activists in Kenya are calling for the reopening of the college where 148 people were killed by gunmen from the Somalia-based al-Shabab group.
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Twitter row over Kenya's Obama grass

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 13:15
related places: Nairobi

Nairobi's governor denies hiring grass to impress President Obama as a video emerges appearing to show plants being dug up after his visit to Kenya.
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'Tourism slump hits' Kenya Airways

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:38

One of Africa's largest airlines Kenya Airways announces its biggest ever annual loss citing a slump in tourism and increased competition.
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Audit finds Kenya accounts 'disturbing'

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 17:54

Only 26% of money spent and collected by Kenya's government has been approved in an official annual audit that noted "disturbing problems".
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VIDEO: Kenyans, cartoons and satirising Obama

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:41
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama was given a "homecoming" welcome during a visit to Kenya, but the country's political cartoonists still have fun satirising the US president.
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Kenya at a crossroads, says Obama

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 15:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nairobi

US President Barack Obama praises Kenya's economic and political advances in a speech in Nairobi, but also warns of challenges ahead.
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VIDEO: 'Bad traditions' hold nations back

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:05
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has concluded his visit to Kenya with a televised address in which he praised the country - but also warned of challenges ahead.
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VIDEO: Celebrations in Obama's ancestral home

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 19:50

Despite President Obama not visiting his ancestral home of Kogelo during his Kenya visit there have been celebrations in the village.
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Obama urges Kenya corruption trials

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 17:18

Visiting US President Barack Obama urges Kenya to hold "visible" trials to tackle corruption, after talks which focused on security and co-operation.
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