Kenya government under attack over rights record

Kenya`s governing duo of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have spent their first year in office undermining civil rights and operating with "rampant impunity", two rights groups alleged Wednesday.

International court scraps start of Kenyatta trial

The International Criminal Court scrapped the start date for the trial of Kenya`s President on charges he orchestrated violence after his country`s 2007 elections.

African leaders seek peace talks in South Sudan

Fighting persisted in parts of South Sudan`s oil-producing region as African leaders tried today to advance peace talks between the country`s president and political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup to seize control of the world`s newest country.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead

Kenyans mark half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.

ICC defers Kenyan President`s trial to February

The International Criminal Court postponed the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to February 05, 2014.

`No Kenyatta case discussion in UNSC`

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has said the Security Council will not discuss Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta`s request for deferring his trial on crimes against humanity.

Kenya`s leader warns against `vilifying` security forces

Kenya`s President today warned against attempts to smear the security forces, who have been accused of looting during an Islamist attack on a Nairobi mall last month.

ICC says Kenya president can skip parts of trial

Judges at the International Criminal Court say Kenya`s president can stay at home to carry out his duties as head of state for large parts of his crimes against humanity trial.

ICC treatment of Africa `totally unacceptable`: Ethiopia

Ethiopia`s Foreign Minister slammed the International Criminal Court for its "unfair" and "totally unacceptable" treatment of Africa.

Kenya`s President seeks to prevent his ICC trial

Kenya`s President Uhuru Kenyatta is due to go on trial on November 12 for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during violence that left more than 1,000 dead.

Nairobi mall attack: Kenya President orders probe into security loopholes

In the aftermath of the deadly Kenya Westgate mall attack, President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered an investigation to probe if the hostage crisis could have been dealt with more efficiently.

Kenya not be cowed by terror acts: President

Kenya will not be cowed by acts of terrorism, said President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, adding that the recent Westgate attack by al Qaeda allied militants will not be able to dampen the spirit of Kenyans.

Kenya siege: Probe begins into attack; al Shabaab threatens more strikes

Assisted by FBI, Scotland Yard and spy agencies of Israel and Germany, Kenya has begun probe into invasion of a Nairobi mall that left at least 72 people dead, even as al Shabaab warned of more attacks.

ICC refuses to postpone Kenyan President`s trial

The International Criminal Court on Tuesday denied a request to postpone Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta`s trial for crimes against humanity.

Kenya mall attack: As it happened

Al Shabaab, the militant group behind the four-day takeover of the Westgate mall in Nairobi, claimed on Wednesday that the Kenyan government forces used explosives in carrying out "a demolition" of the building, burying 137 hostages.

Kenya mall siege over but death toll unclear

As Kenya began three days of mourning on Wednesday for at least 67 people killed in the siege of a Nairobi mall, it was unclear how many more hostages may have died with the Somali Islamist attackers buried in the rubble.

Kenya mall attack: Heavy gunfire erupts as Army fights militants

Most hostages held by gunmen in Nairobi`s shopping mall have been rescued, spokesperson of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) said; but the standoff continues as some attackers are believed to be holed up.

Nairobi mall attack: Details of the victims

At least 59 people were killed in Saturday’s attack in an upscale Nairobi shopping mall when masked assailants stormed the building and started shooting indiscriminately.

Nairobi mall attackers will be punished painfully: Kenyatta

As the Hostage crisis continues after the militant attack in Nairobi mall on Saturday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the attackers will be punished “very painfully”.

Nairobi mall attack: Israeli forces join effort to end siege

As the standoff continues between the Kenyan security forces and the militants, who stormed the Nairobi mall on Saturday, the Israeli forces on Sunday have joined Kenyan efforts to end a deadly siege by the militants.