Search results for ‘Kenya’

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  • 13 Feb 2021

    Donkey theft is increasingly attractive to criminal gangs as meat and hides fetch large sums. 

  • 13 Feb 2020

    The biggest swarm of locusts for decades sweeps across East Africa, and it’s threatening to wreak catastrophe on countries already struggling with food insecurity. 

  • 6 Jun 2019

    Kenneth Macharia has spent two years fighting the Home Office, saying he fears persecution if goes back to Kenya where gay sex is illegal.

  • 14 Apr 2019

    Rafiki is a love story the Kenyan government didn’t want its people to see.

  • 17 Jan 2019

    Kenyan bomb disposal experts say they’ve safely detonated explosives left after the attack on a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi – which left 21 people dead. Nine more suspects were arrested today as the authorities vowed to bring anyone connected with the attack to justice. Five were killed at the scene, all believed to be…

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the suspected al Shabaab militants who attacked a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi have been “eliminated”, after an assault which left 21 people dead, as well as five attackers.

  • 30 Aug 2018

    Theresa May has been meeting the President of Kenya on the final leg of her Trade and Aid Africa tour.

  • 27 Mar 2018

    Last night we reported from Kenya on the impact of data mining, fake news and the intervention of firms such as Cambridge Analytica and its parent company SCL in the contentious 2017 election there. Yesterday, we spoke to the leader of the opposition, Raila Odinga. Did dirty tricks and data harvesting play a part in…

  • 26 Mar 2018

    When we investigated Cambridge Analytica, the company’s bosses boasted of helping swing last year’s presidential election in Kenya. Now we have further evidence about the fake news and attack ads targeting the opposition leader during the polarised and disputed election. We speak to opposition leader Raila Odinga.

  • 5 Feb 2018

    One of the leading investigators into the global trade in illegal ivory and rhino horn has been killed at his home in Kenya. Seventy-five–year-old Esmond Bradley Martin, a former UN special envoy for rhino conservation, was credited with exposing the true scale of trade in endangered wildlife for medicines and trinkets.

  • 28 Oct 2017

    Three days after Kenya’s re-run presidential elections, the incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to declare victory. At least six people have died in unrest surrounding Thursday’s vote – which was boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga.  

  • 27 Oct 2017

    Kenya’s election commission is postponing voting tomorrow in some of the country’s opposition strongholds over concerns about the safety of election staff. At least six people have died in violent clashes which broke out after most of the country went to the polls yesterday in a deeply divisive repeat election. Early figures suggest only about a third of…

  • 26 Oct 2017

    The security was tight, the opposition absent and the turnout well down but the re-run of Kenya’s Presidential election has gone ahead. It followed the Supreme Court’s annulment of the first election in August won by President Uhuru Kenyatta because of “irregularities and illegalities”. There’ve been protests in some areas with police firing tear gas…

  • 25 Oct 2017

    Kenya could be heading for political chaos tonight after the Opposition leader called for a ‘resistance movement’ to refuse to vote just hours ahead of tomorrow’s re-run of the Presidential election. Earlier, its Supreme Court had said it couldn’t rule on a petition to delay the election process because not enough judges turned up. Human…

  • 18 Oct 2017

    Kenya’s presidential election re-run , due in eight-days-time, is in trouble. The head of the election commission has said it is “difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election” after an official fled the country saying she feared for the safety of polling staff. The August election, in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the…