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Drought hits over one million in Kenya

Kenya said it has launched interventions to deal with a severe drought, which is ravaging several parts of the country and affected over one million people.

UN South Sudan mission ''in ruins'' after firing, says Russia

UN South Sudan mission ''in ruins'' after firing, says Russia

 Russia on Thursday criticized U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon`s decision to fire a Kenyan peacekeeping commander in South Sudan as premature, saying the mission there was now "in ruins" after Kenya vowed to withdraw all its troops in response to the move.

Kenya says withdrawing from South Sudan after Kenyan head of UN force is fired

Kenya announced Wednesday it was withdrawing from United Nations peacekeeping duties in South Sudan after UN chief Ban Ki-moon fired the Kenyan head of the force for failing to protect civilians.

12 killed in Shabaab bomb attack in Kenya

A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants which last hit the area earlier this month.

12 killed in northeast Kenya bomb attack: Police

12 killed in northeast Kenya bomb attack: Police

A bomb attack on a northeast Kenya guest house killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, with investigators continuing to search for other victims, police said.

Somali Islamist militants kill six in Kenya attack

Islamist militants from the Somali group al Shabaab killed six people in an attack in northeast Kenya on Thursday, the latest in a series of raids by the group in the region.

Six killed in suspected Islamist attack in Kenya: Regional governor

Suspected Islamist militants from the Somali group al Shabaab killed six people in an attack in northeast Kenya on Thursday, a regional governor said.

Six killed in suspected Shabaab attack in northeast Kenya

Six people were killed in a suspected attack by Shabaab militants on a residential compound in the restive northeastern Kenyan town of Mandera, police and local authorities said on Thursday.

Al Shabaab attacks Somali town near Kenyan border, kill 7 troops

Al Shabaab, which regularly attacks Somali forces in its campaign to oust Somalia`s Western-backed government, pulled its fighters out of El Wak overnight.

Shabaab seize Somalia town near Kenya border, several soldiers dead in attack

Heavily-armed Shabaab fighters seized control of a Somali town near the Kenyan border on Friday after an attack on an army base that left several soldiers dead, local officials and residents said.

11 killed, over 200 injured in Tanzania quake

At least 11 people were killed and over 200 others injured on Saturday in an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck northwestern Tanzania, police said.

John Kerry urges deployment of South Sudan protection force

US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Monday for the deployment of a 4,000-strong "protection force" to bolster the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

John Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism

John Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism

Secretary of State John Kerry is arriving in Africa on Monday for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism.

Rio Olympics 2016: Kenya's David Rudisha defends 800m in career high

Rio Olympics 2016: Kenya's David Rudisha defends 800m in career high

"Running 1:42, it`s just fantastic. I had no doubts before," said Rudisha after another imperious display.
 

Rio 2016: Kenya coach sent home from Olympics after posing as athlete for dope test

Anzrah was not immediately available for comment.
 

Taiwan protests Kenya deportations to China

MAC said it will continue to negotiate with China to secure the suspects` return to Taiwan to stand trial.

Militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base, 10 dead

Militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base, 10 dead

Militants set off two car bombs outside a police base in Somalia's capital before gunmen stormed inside on Sunday, leaving at least 10 people dead, police said.

Two explosions kill 8 near Mogadishu airport

At least eight people were killed on Tuesday when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport, including one close to the UN's political office in the Somali capital, a security source said.

Ugandan Army says 38,000 evacuated from South Sudan conflict

The Ugandan Army said Wednesday it had evacuated 38,000 civilians caught up in fighting in Juba, the capital of crisis-hit South Sudan.

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China is sending its special envoy for Africa to the continent to help with efforts to resolve the political crisis in South Sudan, China`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.