Kenya court urges change to law criminalising women who pass HIV to baby

Human rights groups have welcomed moves to change a Kenyan law passed to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, which criminalises pregnant women who pass HIV/AIDS to their babies, saying it discouraged people from finding out their status.

Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father`s homeland

Barack Obama will make a long-awaited return to Kenya this July, visiting his father`s homeland for the first time since becoming US president, the White House announced Monday.

Kenya announces plans to reopen Nairobi mall after attack

Kenya`s Westgate mall, the scene of a four-day siege in late 2013 that left dozens dead, will reopen to the public in July for the first time since the attack, officials said on Monday.

Kenya sweep World Cross Country Championship gold

Kenya strode to gold in both the men`s and women`s races at the World Cross Country Championships in China on Saturday with 19-year-old Agnes Tirop and Geoffrey Kipsang taking their first titles.

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said today.

`No blacks` Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

 A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday.

Kenya prosecutors block `ivory kingpin` bail release

 Kenyan prosecutors on Thursday successfully blocked a controversial decision to grant bail to the suspected ringleader of a global ivory smuggling gang, arguing he may again try to flee the country.

Alleged `ivory kingpin` gets bail in landmark Kenya case

 A court in Kenya on Wednesday granted bail to the suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang on medical grounds, prompting immediate protests from wildlife activists.

New Shebab attack in northeast Kenya kills three

At least three people have died in a gun and grenade attack on Wajir town in northeast Kenya, the latest in a series cross-border raids by Somalia`s Shebab militants, officials said Wednesday.

Kenyan high school bans mothers in mini skirts

The principal of a Kenyan high school in the western county of Vihiga has prohibited mothers wearing mini skirts or short dresses from entering the educational institution, media reported on Monday.

Shebab militants attack again in northern Kenya

Somalia`s Shebab militants have killed one man and wounded three others in a shooting in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera, officials said Monday.

Kenya's Westgate terror mastermind killed in drone attack

A senior Al Shabaab commander was killed in southern Somalia in a drone attack, a Kenyan security official confirmed on Friday.

3 people killed in attack on governors convoy: Kenya Police

A police official says Islamic militants attacked Mandera County governor's convoy killing three people including two police officers.

1.9mn-yr-old fossils reveal greater diversity in early humans than previously thought

A new study of ancient fossils has revealed that species of early human ancestors differed throughout other parts of their skeletons and had distinct body forms.

20,000 athletes to join Kenya''s first lady for marathon

 Around 20,000 athletes will on Sunday join Kenya`s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta for the second edition of the Half Marathon which will take place on the same day as the International Women`s Day celebrations in Nairobi.

International maritime conference to begin from Mar 20

Strengthening maritime security and trade among Indian Ocean rim countries will be the focus of a 3-day international conference to be inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on March 20.

U.S. jury convicts Saudi over Africa embassy bombings

A Saudi man described by prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden`s most trusted lieutenants was convicted in a federal court in New York on Thursday in connection with the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Activists urge fair probe after Pachauri quits over sexual harassment complaint

Activists have called for a fair and time bound probe after The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) chief RK Pachauri quit as chair of the UN panel of climate scientists following a sexual harassment complaint against him.

Kenya court cuts clauses of tough anti-terrorism laws

Kenya's Constitutional Court has threw out some sections of a controversial national security law, but the government welcomed a ruling that leaves the "vast majority" in place.

Kenya promotes clubs amid rival league crisis
Kenya promotes clubs amid rival league crisis

Kenyan football authorities have been forced to promote 13 new teams to replace premier league clubs amid a conflicting competition organized by rival groups.