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Kenya elephant numbers more than double in 1980-2018: tourism minister

12 Aug 2020

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, Kenya Kenya's elephant numbers more than doubled between 1989 and 2018, thanks to increased anti-poaching efforts, the tourism minister said on Wednesday.

Kenya COVID-19 hospital gears up for surge in new infections

24 Jul 2020

MACHAKOS, Kenya At the Machakos COVID-19 field hospital about an hour's drive from the Kenyan capital, workers struggle to put a giant metal tent frame in place to serve as a new ward.

Kenya fishermen say they are squeezed by Ethiopian mega-dam

20 Jul 2020

LAKE TURKANA, Kenya Fishermen on the shores of Kenya's Lake Turkana, the world's biggest desert lake, have no doubt about what is to blame for their dwindling fish stocks: a giant hydroelectric dam built by Ethiopia on the River Omo, which feeds the lake. | Video

After years of violence, a Kenyan village enjoys precious peace

13 Jul 2020

TURKANA, Kenya Most of the men in the village of Lorengippi in northwestern Kenya are scarred.

Kenya uses app in battle against desert locusts

07 Jul 2020

LORUGUM, Kenya Lorugum village in northwest Kenya is under siege. Hundreds of thousands of young desert locusts perch on trees, shrubs, and in the grass. | Video

Swarms of locusts devastate parts of northern Kenya

30 Jun 2020

TURKANA, Kenya The branches on trees around Kenya's northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of voracious young locusts. | Video

Ethiopia pays tribute to slain military chief

25 Jun 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia held a memorial on Tuesday for the army chief of staff slain with four other senior officials in weekend attacks that posed the biggest threat yet to the prime minister's reforms. | Video

Kenya High Court delays ruling on law banning gay sex to May 24: judge

22 Feb 2019

NAIROBI Supporters and opponents of gay rights said on Friday they accepted a decision by Kenya's High Court to delay for another three months a ruling on whether to strike down a colonial-era law banning gay sex.

Blast near cinema in downtown Nairobi injures one: police

27 Jan 2019

NAIROBI A blast near a cinema in downtown Nairobi injured one person on Saturday and security services cordoned off the site, police said.

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