NAIROBI Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta approved a law on Monday requiring back up plans for an August election if electronic voting systems fail, despite fierce opposition from rivals who say any manual arrangements will open the ballot to rigging.
NAIROBI Africa's giant rats have been trained to sniff out landmines and detect tuberculosis in humans, and soon they could turn their superior noses to protecting other animals by finding illegal wildlife trophies being smuggled out of African ports.
NAIROBI, Nov 15 Africa Oil and its
partners in Kenya will drill up to eight exploration and
appraisal wells starting from December to boost proven resources
and improve financing prospects for field development and an
export pipeline, an executive said.
NAIROBI A Kenyan court issued an order on Friday preventing pilots at loss-making national carrier Kenya Airways from going ahead with a strike next week, a lawyer for the airline said.
TORONTO/ASMARA Bemnet Negash never got to say a proper goodbye to his family. In February 2006, government officials arrived at his school in the highlands of Eritrea and put him and his classmates on a bus to a military training camp. He was 20 years old, and still at school because a childhood illness had interrupted his education.
ISTANBUL Turkish authorities detained an editor at the prominent Hurriyet newspaper in the latest round-up of journalists and others accused of links to last month's failed coup, Hurriyet's English-language publication said on Tuesday.
NAIROBI Three Kenyan police officers have been detained over the disappearance of a lawyer and his client who had alleged mistreatment by the police, newspapers and broadcasters reported on Friday.
NAIROBI A consignment of aid shipped by the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) through Eritrea's main port this month was the first in a decade and the latest sign of Asmara trying to rebuild ties with the outside world, diplomats said.
KISUMU, Kenya Kenyan politics is already taking a deadly toll more than a year before elections likely to pit rival dynasties against each other, raising fears of a new crisis less than a decade after ethnic violence killed 1,200 people.
NAIROBI At least one person was shot dead at a protest against Kenya's election body in the western city of Kisumu on Monday and others wounded, hospital officials said, as demonstrators also gathered in the capital.