Jul 29, 2014

Kenya may sell Samurai bonds in drive to boost external debt

Kenya, East Africa’s largest economy, is considering selling Samurai bonds this fiscal year as the government prepares to raise its target for borrowing on external markets, Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich said. In addition to yen-dominated notes, the country may also offer foreign investors sukuk ...

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday. A statement to AP from the State Department ...

Jun 24, 2014

Kenyan runner Rudisha targets Glasgow double

Kenya’s Olympic and world 800-meter record holder David Rudisha is keen to run a double at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games next month. The 25-year-old, who is bouncing back after a long injury layoff, wants to compete in both the 4×400-meter relay and the 800, ...

Kenyan president blames locals for slaughter

Jun 18, 2014

Kenyan president blames locals for slaughter

The killers in the Kenyan village singled out non-Muslims, shooting them point-blank or slitting their throats, just like the previous night in an adjacent hamlet. A Somali extremist group claimed responsibility, but Kenya’s president on Tuesday blamed local political networks for the 60 deaths. ...

In Kenya town, night of cold-blooded executions

Jun 17, 2014

In Kenya town, night of cold-blooded executions

David Waweru was watching a World Cup match in a bar in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni when fighters from Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabab militants began their attack. The first target was the police station, where dozens of gunmen fought a fierce battle with ...

Twin blasts kill 10, wound more than 70 in Kenyan capital

May 17, 2014

Twin blasts kill 10, wound more than 70 in Kenyan capital

Ten people were killed and over 70 wounded Friday in two bomb attacks at a busy market in Nairobi, the latest in a wave of unrest blamed on Kenya’s Islamist militants. The twin bombings came as hundreds of British tourists were being evacuated from ...

U.N. slices food aid as funds fall $1 billion short

Feb 3, 2014

U.N. slices food aid as funds fall $1 billion short

The U.N. World Food Program said Monday it is scaling back projects in a number of countries as it confronts a $1 billion funding shortfall, with costs mounting for missions such as Syria. Its director, Ertharin Cousin, was in Australia on Monday as part ...

Oct 29, 2013

Kenya police hold five suspects over Westgate massacre

Kenyan police are holding five people over last month’s attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall and hope to charge them soon, a top officer said Tuesday. At least 67 people were killed in the attack claimed by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked Shebab insurgents. Ndegwa Muhoro, head of ...

Oct 7, 2013

With twin attacks, Obama renews doctrine of limited force

By ordering risky raids against Islamic extremists in Somalia and Libya, U.S. President Barack Obama has shown a renewed readiness to use force while trying to keep the scope limited. The twin commando operations in the lawless African states came even while the U.S. ...