U.S. warns of attack threat against major hotel in Nairobi

World Feb 28, 2020

U.S. warns of attack threat against major hotel in Nairobi

The United States warned Thursday that extremists may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi, urging its citizens to be cautious. "The exact hotel has not been identified, but it is believed to be a hotel popular with tourists and business travelers," ...

Trump to formally launch U.S.-Kenya trade deal talks

Business Feb 7, 2020

Trump to formally launch U.S.-Kenya trade deal talks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would formally initiate trade talks with Kenya, adding that he would "probably" sign a deal with the East African country. The announcement, made at a White House meeting between Trump and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, ...

Tim, one of Africa's last 'giant tusker' elephants, dies at 50

World Feb 6, 2020

Tim, one of Africa's last 'giant tusker' elephants, dies at 50

Big Tim, a beloved elephant who was one of Africa's last giant "tuskers," has died, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Wednesday. "The celebrated elephant died early Tuesday morning aged 50," KWS said in a statement. A survivor of poachers, Big Tim was found dead ...

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

World Jan 2, 2020

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and ...