Latest Kenya News

Ethiopia offers no date for end to blackout in Tigray region

Nov. 29, 2022 10:14 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There is "no timeline” for restoring internet access to Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region, a senior government official said Tuesday. The restoration of Tigray’s internet service will be carried alongside the resumption of its phone and electricity...

Talks begin on disarmament of rebel groups in eastern Congo

Nov. 28, 2022 09:56 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The third round of Congo peace talks facilitated by the East Africa regional bloc opened in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Monday with a plan to discuss reforms that will facilitate disarmament of rebel groups. Kenyan President William Ruto and Burundi’s...

Kenya faces threat of athletics ban for doping 'crisis'

Nov. 25, 2022 06:35 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenya faces the prospect of being banned from international athletics because of doping problems that have now reached “crisis” levels, according to authorities in the country. The threat of an imminent ban by track and field governing body World Athletics,...

In war-torn states hurt by climate, scant hope for new funds

Nov. 22, 2022 01:22 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — In conflict-ravaged nations like Yemen and Somalia, devastating floods and droughts kill hundreds of people and uproot tens of thousands from their homes. These countries and many others in the Middle East and Africa have been plunged into turmoil and...

Al-Shabab gunman kills 3 Kenyan peacekeepers in Somalia

Nov. 21, 2022 13:41 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A lone gunman entered a military base in Somalia and killed at least three Kenyan peacekeepers Monday, the latest attack by extremist fighters who oppose the presence of foreigners in the Horn of Africa nation, according to Kenya's military. The gunman fired...

Foundations call for cooperation, some new pledges at COP27

Nov. 18, 2022 12:11 PM EST

As communities around the globe press their case at the COP27 conference in Egypt that climate damage is forcing migration and causing suffering as never before, philanthropic foundations pooled their resources to donate more than $2 billion to support climate adaptation projects. Overall, though...

Gates Foundation pledges $7B for health, farming in Africa

Nov. 17, 2022 14:49 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Bill Gates, on a visit to Kenya, has announced his foundation will spend $7 billion to improve health, gender equality and farming in Africa. The new pledge will be spent over the next four years and is in addition to existing Bill & Melinda Gates...

2 killed in second Kenya building collapse this week

Nov. 17, 2022 07:59 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A multi-story building under construction collapsed on a neighboring home in the outskirts of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, killing two people on Thursday, authorities said. Three other people have been rescued alive from the family home that was next to the...

Building collapses in Kenya's capital, killing three people

Nov. 16, 2022 09:28 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least three people died when a building collapsed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, authorities said Wednesday. Six other people were rescued from the rubble and are being treated at a hospital in the Kasarani suburb, where the multi-story building is located....

Kenya's president dismisses suggestions of unlimited terms

Nov. 16, 2022 07:25 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President William Ruto urged lawmakers not to remove presidential terms limits from the country's constitution, dismissing comments by a legislator that there should be no such limits on a capable leader. Kenya's constitution says a president can only...