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President Donald Trump welcomes Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump administration to open free-trade talks with Kenya

Feb. 6, 2020 5:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday that it intends to open free-trade talks with Kenya in pursuit of what would be the first trade agreement between the United States and a nation in sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement followed a White House meeting between President Donald...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 29, 2002 file photo, Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi addresses a crowd of supporters, during a political rally by the ruling KANU party in the capital Nairobi, Kenya. Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and presided over years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)

Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi is dead at age 95

Feb. 4, 2020 1:55 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and led the East African nation through years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, died Tuesday at age 95. Moi succeeded Kenya's founding president, Jomo Kenyatta,...

Kenyan president says former president Daniel arap Moi has died

Feb. 3, 2020 10:53 PM EST
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan president says former president Daniel arap Moi has died.
In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, ranger Gabriel Lesoipa is surrounded by desert locusts as he and a ground team relay the coordinates of the swarm to a plane spraying pesticides, in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Spray planes combat the huge locust outbreak in East Africa

Feb. 2, 2020 3:29 AM EST

NASUULU CONSERVANCY, Kenya (AP) — As locusts by the billions — yes, billions — descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. It is challenging work, especially...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, opposition politician Miguna Miguna, center, raises his fist as a gesture to the crowd as he stands next to opposition leader Raila Odinga, right, as Odinga holds an oath during a mock

Kenyan lawyer says he is blocked from returning home

Jan. 8, 2020 10:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan lawyer says he was removed from an Air France flight as he tried to return home months after being deported to Canada, despite court orders saying he is a Kenyan citizen and should be accorded all rights. Miguna Miguna said in a Facebook post Wednesday he had been to Germany,...

4 children shot dead in latest al-Shabab attack in Kenya

Jan. 7, 2020 7:07 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four small children were shot dead while trying to take refuge from the latest al-Shabab extremist attack in Kenya early Tuesday, authorities said. A Kenyan national police statement said the attackers targeted a telecommunications mast in eastern Garissa county near the border with...