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Two children found alive in rubble after building collapses in Kenya

Jun 13 2017

NAIROBI Two children were pulled alive on Tuesday from the wreckage of a seven-storey building in a residential area of Nairobi, rescue services said, nearly 24 hours after the building collapsed. | Video

Hungry Somali families face agonizing choice: which child to feed

Mar 08 2017

MOGADISHU/BAIDOA, Somalia Somali mothers are facing an agonizing choice over how to divide their shrinking food supply among hungry children as a devastating drought kills off livestock and leaves the Horn of Africa nation facing the possibility of famine.

Enthusiasts lose one vintage plane but press on south through Africa

Nov 27 2016

NAIROBI Aviators flying vintage planes the length of Africa were showing them off in the skies over a Kenyan game park on Sunday, a day after one of the aircraft was wrecked in a forced landing.

Kenyan conservationists to track elephant 'corridors' between parks

Nov 02 2016

AMBOSELI, Kenya Scientists in Kenya are fitting radio collars on elephants to help secure the "corridors" they use between national parks, part of a conservation drive that has seen the nation's elephant population double within the last 35 years.

Kenyan rescuers free four people trapped under rubble for six days: Red Cross

May 05 2016

NAIROBI Rescue workers on Thursday freed four people who had survived under the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital for six days after it collapsed, the Kenya Red Cross said. | Video

Kenya burns vast piles of elephant tusks as it seeks ban on trade

Apr 30 2016

NAIROBI Kenya's president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to smugglers and sending a message that trade in the animal parts must be stopped. | Video

'I don't need lectures,' Museveni tells EU after poll criticism

Feb 21 2016

KAMPALA President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday dismissed European Union and U.S. criticism of Uganda's presidential election, telling foreign observers not to lecture him.

After attack, president says Kenya to remain in Somalia peace force

Jan 27 2016

ELDORET, Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday Kenya was committed to remaining part of an African Union-led peacekeeping force in Somalia, after al Shabaab militants said they killed more than 100 soldiers in an attack on an army base.

Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopens after massacre

Jul 18 2015

NAIROBI Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopened on Saturday nearly two years after gunmen from the Somali militant group al Shabaab massacred at least 67 people inside and held out for four days as security forces laid siege to the complex.

Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopens after massacre

Jul 18 2015

NAIROBI Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopened on Saturday nearly two years after gunmen from the Somali militant group al Shabaab massacred at least 67 people inside and held out for four days as security forces laid siege to the complex.

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