Official: Islamic extremists abduct 2 Cuban doctors in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says suspected Islamist militants have abducted two Cuban doctors after killing their bodyguard in Kenya's northern county of Mandera. David O...

UN document shows Kenya seeking to close Somali refugee camp

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An internal United Nations document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200,000 refugees from neighboring Somalia. The U.N. ref...

'I am not planning to heal:' A crash leaves suspended grief

GITHUNGURI, Kenya (AP) — The Rev. George Kageche Mukua was coming home. The Catholic priest had last seen his Kenyan family a year ago, when he boarded a plane for Europe. His return...

4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say four Americans and a local pilot are dead after their helicopter crashed on an island in Lake Turkana in the north. The internal police report...

In Kenya, grassroots efforts combat alleged police abuses

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Six men were dead. On that, Kenyan police and a watchdog could agree. Then the narratives diverged, and sharply. Police posted on Twitter that the six men had r...

Kenyan police: Key suspect in Italian's kidnapping arrested

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police officials say they have detained the man they believe to be responsible for the kidnapping of an Italian volunteer. Two senior officials tell The ...

Africa's solid waste is growing, posing a climate threat

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya's biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it. Birds circle overhead and dogs scuffle as th...

Kenyan protest demands action over South Sudan's civil war

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Activists and refugees are pressuring Kenya's government to act against South Sudanese officials who have been sanctioned by the United Nations and are thought to be living freel...

'Huge win' as banned Kenyan film is allowed limited showings

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has received overwhelming audience support since a court temporarily lifted a ban imposed by censors over th...

5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab's threat grows

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five years after al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead, analysts say t...

Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From Kenya to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe to Nigeria, agents are seeking to feed China's insatiable appetite for a gelatin made from stewed donkey skins that purports to provide healt...

Drama as Kenya tries to deport opposition politician again

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities want to deport an opposition politician again despite court orders that he should be allowed into the country, a human rights official said early Tuesday. ...

'Can you dig it?' Africa reality show draws youth to farming

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As a student, Leah Wangari imagined a glamorous life as a globe-trotting flight attendant, not toiling in dirt and manure. Born and raised in Kenya's skyscraper...

World media struggle to translate Trump's Africa insult

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or list...

Group: Burundi refugees pressured to go home; still not safe

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of Burundi refugees are under pressure to go home where they risk being killed, tortured or raped, an international human rights group said Friday. Th...