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Kenya: Equatorial country in East Africa
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 47.6 million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret.

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Millions of locusts are swarming in Kenya. These striking photos show just how bad the outbreak is

Hundreds of millions of locusts are swarming into Kenya from neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia with unprecented size and destructive potential.
USATODAY.com - Published

Some Kenyans say Chinese-built railway leaves them in the dust

The soporific buzz of bees fills the abandoned train station at Kiu, a two-hour drive from Kenya's capital Nairobi. Rusting rail sleepers lay on the grass outside; a slender snake slithers away after..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Kenya

Johnson welcomes Kenyatta to Downing Street [Video]Johnson welcomes Kenyatta to Downing Street

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Downing Street for talks with the Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:26Published


Richest richer than over half of humanity: report [Video]Richest richer than over half of humanity: report

The richest 2,000 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while pointing out care work by women adds more than the technology industry. Olivia Chan reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Duke of Cambridge: The fight against wildlife crime in 'very strong position' [Video]Duke of Cambridge: The fight against wildlife crime in 'very strong position'

The Duke of Cambridge has welcomed Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta to St James' Palace in London. Both attended a meeting of the United for Wildlife Taskforces, which brings together organisations to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops [Video]Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops

Plague threatens regional food supplies, as swarm cross from neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia into Kenya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon [Video]Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon

Distance stars Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele will go head to head in April's London Marathon

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:46Published

Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed [Video]Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed

Suspected al-Shabab fighters attacked a primary school in Garissa county near the border with Somalia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Three killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenyan military base [Video]Three killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenyan military base

US service member, two civilians killed in attack on the base used by US and Kenyan military personnel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya [Video]Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya

Al-Qaeda-linked group attacks Camp Simba, a base used by US and Kenyan military personnel, in Lamu county.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:39Published

Kenya floods: More rain expected in region [Video]Kenya floods: More rain expected in region

Authorities are warning of more heavy rain in Kenya. Thousands have already been displaced after two months of flooding.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Nairobi building collapse: Several killed, more feared trapped [Video]Nairobi building collapse: Several killed, more feared trapped

Rescue operation under way after six-storey residential structure in Kenyan capital collapses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:46Published

World marathon record holder Kipchoge hopeful to defend Olympic title [Video]World marathon record holder Kipchoge hopeful to defend Olympic title

Eliud Kipchoge says he wants to defend his Olympic title next year and does not think his running shoes give him an unfair advantage.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:41Published

Kenya's River Mara vulnerable to climate change [Video]Kenya's River Mara vulnerable to climate change

The economic worth the whole river basin is estimated at $7bn annually from tourism to agriculture.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

World AIDS Day: Kenya struggles to stop spread of HIV, as 8,000 children infected in 2018 [Video]World AIDS Day: Kenya struggles to stop spread of HIV, as 8,000 children infected in 2018

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:01Published

Kenyan flood rescue missions hindered by havoc [Video]Kenyan flood rescue missions hindered by havoc

Fears toll of 120 people may rise as rescue workers struggle to reach remote areas due to damaged roads and bridges.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

 

Kenyan farmers suffer as swarms of locusts devastate their land

Swarms made up of millions of locusts descended on several regions in Kenya in late December, devouring crops and grazing pastures. Farmers are afraid the invasion will destroy their livelihoods and..
France 24 - Published

First malaria vaccine given to babies in Africa

Babies in three African nations are getting the first and only vaccine for malaria in a pilot program. World health officials want to see how well the vaccine works in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya before..
USATODAY.com - Published

Grieving Kenyan grandmother calls for better road safety

Kenyan Mary Wambui's daughter and grandson died after being hit crossing a major highway.
BBC News - Published

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Sudan bid to limit damages over embassy bombings

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Sudan's bid to avoid paying $3.8 billion in damages to family members of people killed or injured in al Qaeda's 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in..
Reuters - Published

London Marathon 2020: Women's world record holder Brigid Kosgei to defend title

Kenya's women's world record holder Brigid Kosgei announces she will defend her title at this year's London Marathon.
BBC News - Published

Three teachers killed in suspected militant attack near Kenya's Somalia border: police

Three teachers were killed near Kenya's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants early on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of assaults by the..
Reuters - Published

Three teachers killed near Kenya's Somalia border in a suspected militant attack: police

Three teachers were killed in Kenya near the country's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants, a police report seen by Reuters said on Monday, in what would be the latest..
Reuters - Published

Member of Kenya's Akasha organization sentenced to 23 years in prison in U.S

A U.S. judge on Friday sentenced Ibrahim Akasha, once a member of Kenya's Akasha drug trafficking organization, to 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to trafficking heroin and methamphetamine..
Reuters - Published

Kenya bus attack: 'My passengers are like my brothers and sisters'

Kenyan driver Raymond Juma says his passengers "are like my brothers and sisters".
BBC News - Published

Kenya's El-Molo people fear death of their language

Kenya's El-Molo people say there are not enough new young speakers learning from their elders.
BBC News - Published

Four Kenyan school children killed in al Shabaab attack on telecom mast

Four Kenyan school children were killed in a gunfight on Tuesday between police and al Shabaab militants from Somalia who attacked a telecommunications mast in the third such deadly incident in Kenya..
Reuters - Published

U.S. bolsters Kenya base security after Americans killed in attack

The U.S. military deployed additional forces to Kenya on Monday to bolster security at a key airfield after an attack by al Shabaab militants on Sunday that killed three Americans, the military's..
Reuters - Published

Kenya arrests intruders in UK army camp 'break-in' attempt

Three men are being interrogated over an attempt to break into a British base in central Kenya.
BBC News - Published

Kenya arrests three men for trying to breach British army camp

Kenyan police arrested three men suspected of trying to break into a British army camp in Laikipia in central Kenya on the same day Islamist insurgents attacked another base used by U.S. and Kenyan..
Reuters - Published

Hit on Kenya base kills 3 Americans

hit on kenya base kills 3 americans
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Al-Shabab extremists on Sunday overran a key military base used by American counterterrorism forces in Kenya, killing three U.S. Defense Department personnel and damaging or..
WorldNews - Published

Three Americans killed in al Shabaab militant attack on base in Kenya

Three Americans - one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors - were killed by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. service member, contractors killed in militant attack in Kenya

One U.S. military service member and two contractors were killed on Sunday during an attack by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group on a military base in Kenya, the U.S. military said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab attack Kenya base used by Kenyan, U.S. forces

Somalia's al Shabaab militant group attacked on Sunday a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames.
Reuters - Published

Al-Shabab attacks military base used by US forces in Kenya

The U.S. military said the security situation was "fluid" at the Manda Bay airfield. Aircraft reportedly were destroyed in the attack.
USATODAY.com - Published

Al-Shabab militants attack Kenya and US naval base

Witnesses report hearing gunfire and seeing plumes of black smoke coming from an airstrip.
BBC News - Published

Al-Shabaab claim attack on Kenya base used by Kenyan and US military

Jihadists from Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region, the army spokesman said.
France 24 - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya's Lamu county

Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu county in Kenya's coastal region used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel, a source and al Shabaab said, but it..
Reuters - Published

Kenya police say suspected extremists hit 2 buses, killing 4

kenya police say suspected extremists hit 2 buses, killing 4
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police say four people have been killed on Thursday in two ambushes in which passenger buses were fired on by gunmen suspected to be Islamic...
WorldNews - Published

Armed assailants kill three in Kenya's Lamu county

Armed assailants on Thursday killed three people and injured two others in Kenya's Lamu county, a coastal region near the border with Somalia, police said.
Reuters - Published

After Ethiopia crash, victims' relatives say they were hounded by U.S. law firms

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S...
Reuters - Published

INS Trikand escorts World Food Programme ship

Merchant ship MV Annika was transporting relief materials from Somaliland's city of Berbera to Mombasa in Kenya through piracy prone waters. The WFP initiative of the United Nations supplies relief and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kenyan court grants bail to Nairobi governor charged with corruption

A Kenyan court granted bail on Wednesday to the Nairobi County governor charged with multi-million dollar corruption in one of the most high profile cases in the government's anti-graft push.
Reuters - Published

Nairobi governor pleads innocent to graft charges, bail ruling Wednesday

The governor of Kenya's capital Nairobi pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars.
Reuters - Published

Kenyan police seal off court as Nairobi governor set to face graft charges

Police in the Kenyan capital sealed off a court building where the governor of Nairobi County was due to be charged with corruption and other economic crimes on Monday, guarding against threatened..
Reuters - Published

Chalk Back: Kenyan women fight back against street harassment

Using chalk and markers, women and girls in Nairobi document their experiences of street harassment.
BBC News - Published

Kenya police officers among 10 killed in bus attack

Kenyan police officers were among those killed when gunmen suspected to be from Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday near the border with Somalia, President Uhuru Kenyatta's..
Reuters - Published

Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya

police: al-shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab extremists have stopped a bus in the north near Somalia and killed eight passengers, all of them non-Muslims. A...
WorldNews - Published

At least eight killed in Kenya in suspected Islamist militant attack

Several people were killed on Friday when suspected Islamist militants attacked a bus in Kenya near the border with Somalia, police and local media outlets said.
Reuters - Published

At least three killed after residential building collapses in Kenya

At least three people were killed and 27 injured on Friday when a residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police said, as rescue workers struggled to free a woman who was..
Reuters - Published

Mike Sonko: Nairobi governor arrested over Kenya corruption scandal

Mike Sonko is a divisive politician known for his love of gold jewellery and clothing.
BBC News - Published

Kenya arrests gold-loving Nairobi governor on suspicion of corruption

Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewelery and impromptu raps, on Friday on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government's much trumpeted..
Reuters - Published

Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi

authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in burundi
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 28 people have died in landslides in Burundi and that toll could grow with many people missing, local authorities said Thursday, as East Africa continued to struggle..
WorldNews - Published

Kenya public prosecutor orders arrest of Nairobi governor on suspicion of economic crimes

Kenya's public prosecutor on Friday ordered the arrest of the Nairobi County governor on suspicion of economic crimes, in one of the most high profile arrests since the government launched an..
Reuters - Published

Did Italian priest father two African sons?

When Gerald Erebon accused a priest of being his father, church officials refused to compel a DNA test to check the Kenyan man's claims. After The Associated Press wrote about the case, another man..
USATODAY.com - Published

Kenya pollution: How air sensors are helping people fight pollution

Kenyan John Kieti campaigned to stop a factory belching out toxic fumes by sharing pollution data.
BBC News - Published

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