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Roadside bomb kills 4 bus passengers in Kenya hostile north

A Kenyan official says four passengers were killed and dozens wounded when a bus hit an improvised bomb on a main road in the northern county of Mandera, near the border with Somalia.The bus was heading to Mandera town...

Kenya marks Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps for closure

Kenya has ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Somalia and gave the UN refugee agency – UNHCR – two weeks to present a plan to do so.The Dadaab and...

Two accomplices in Nairobi’s Westgate attack jailed for 33 and 18 years

AFPTwo men convicted for conspiring with the al-Shabaab militants in the 2013 attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall that killed 67 people, handed to 33 and 18 years prison terms respectively.Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hassan Hussein Mustafa, both 31, were...

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

By: Onyinyechi Okechukwu and Tariro TandiThe year 2020 will not go in a hurry; yes, it will be off the human calendar for good but not without leaving scars of unpleasant memories of pain, poverty and losses. It will...

Court convicts 2 men for roles in 2013 Kenya shopping mall attack

AFPA Kenyan court found two men guilty on Wednesday for their part in aiding Al-Shabaab gunmen who attacked the Westgate mall in Nairobi in 2013, killing 67 people.After a trial that began in January 2014, Magistrate Francis Andayi found...

Kenya female entrepreneurs lack access to capital

AljazeeraRaising start-up capital is one of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs in Kenya’s key manufacturing sector, with banks requiring collateral that most of them do not have, a new study has found.Most women work or run businesses in...

Big oil firms accused of wanting to dump plastics in Africa

The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according to environmentalists who fear the continent will be used as a dumping ground.The request from...

Woman 62, to spend 35 years in jail for violent robbery

A 62-year-old female carjacker, will spend the next 35 years behind bars after being convicted of robbery with violence by a Law Court in Loitoktok, Kenya.According to a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Joyce Wairimu Kariuki...

Kenya fishermen blame Ethiopian mega-dam for drop in fortune

Fishermen on the shores of Kenya’s Lake Turkana, the world’s biggest desert lake, have no doubt about what is to blame for their dwindling fish stocks: a giant hydroelectric dam built by Ethiopia on the River Omo, which feeds...

Swarms of locusts devastate parts of Kenya

The branches on trees around Kenya’s northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of voracious young locusts.Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019,...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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