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Bombings threaten Kenya growth goals, open new strains with wary West | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Recent bombings in Kenya have dented President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plans to boost tourism and undermined his pledge to restore security after last year’s Westgate shopping mall attack.<p>Travel warnings issued by the United States, Britain, France and Australia last month have sent …

Snapshots from Kenya: A Traditional Meal in the Mombasa Countryside

GallerySnapshots from Kenya: A Traditional Meal in the Mombasa Countryside<p>On a recent work trip to Nairobi, I had the opportunity to fly out to Mombasa one weekend. Mombasa is Kenya's second largest city and a major beach town. The Saturday I was there, rather than heading to the beach, I rented a …

Kenya needs better security coordination after Westgate: report

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - A Kenyan parliamentary inquiry has called for a new body to coordinate between intelligence and security agencies after blaming poor communication and inadequate preparations for failures in handling the Westgate shopping mall attack.<p>At least 67 people were killed in …

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Kenya denies obstructing case against its president | Reuters

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Kenya’s most senior government lawyer rejected claims on Thursday it was obstructing the International Criminal Court’s investigation into crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.<p>Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, accompanied by his wife …

Kenya court blocks charges against central bank governor | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s High Court blocked government agencies from pursuing claims of abuse of office against the head of the central bank, his lawyer said on Friday, pushing back a decision on a case that could trigger economic ructions.<p>The country’s chief prosecutor this week ordered the …

Kenya: My Eyes Open, Part 1

I first came to Kenya via its northern border, crossing from Ethiopia to the nondescript town of Moyale. Somehow, I had forgotten to bring enough cash with me to pay for my Kenyan visa, and the ATMs in Moyale weren't working. The immigration officials could have turned me away, and forced me to …

Is This Your Old T-Shirt? (It's For Sale In Kenya)

Do You Recognize This T-Shirt?<p><i>Part of the Planet Money T-shirt Project</i><p>As we report in our story The Afterlife Of American Clothes, lots of used clothes in the U.S. eventually make their way to sub-Saharan Africa.<p>Here are a collection of T-shirts we found for sale in Kenya. If you recognize one of …

Dozens killed in north Kenya inter-ethnic fighting

<b>NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7 – Dozens of people have died in northern Kenya in a week of fierce clashes between rival ethnic groups, aid sources and reports</b> …

If it's country music and it's Kenya, it must be Elvis

Country is the most popular music genre in the US. In Africa, not so much. But here's an exception to that rule.<p>The band's just getting started at the Reminisce nightclub. Everyone's in checked shirts and cowboy hats, drinking beer out of long-neck bottles.<p>We could be at any honky-tonk in …

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A Slice of Kenya: Building a Pizzeria in Nairobi, Part 3

<b>Editor's Note:</b> For 100 days, San Diego pizza maker Matt Lyons (aka Mattivore) will be living in Kenya, consulting and training staff for the opening of a Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Nairobi. In this series, Matt will chronicle his journey from start to finish.<p><b>First, a note from Matthew.</b> I …

Kiva Zip Kenya Reaches a New Milestone: 1,000 Life-Changing Loans

<i>By Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Kiva Zip Fellow</i><p>Earlier this month Kiva Zip celebrated a milestone of having disbursed its 1,000th loan to entrepreneurs in Kenya. What is unique about the Kiva Zip model is that it is a direct, person-to-person lending platform with 0% interest loans and no fees for the …

Kenya launches anti-corruption website

Kenya's presidency has launched a website allowing users to report corruption directly to the head of state, in a bid to improve the country's reputation.<p>State house spokesperson said on Thursday the move demonstrated President Uhuru Kenyatta's commitment to tackle rampant graft in the country.<p>"The …

Kenya teen gang-rape case sparks protests

Several hundred Kenyan women have protested after a schoolgirl was brutally gang-raped and the only punishment for the suspects was that they had to mow the police station lawn.<p>The protesters marched on police headquarters in the Kenyan capital on Thursday to deliver a petition of over a million …

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After Kenya mall attack, children scarred by trauma

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When the shooting began at the Nairobi mall, Cynthia Carpino and her husband hid in the parking lot. But their 1-year-old daughter wouldn't stop crying. To muffle her cries, her father placed his hand over her mouth so hard she almost suffocated. Little Azzurra fainted in his …

Kenya Will Outfit Rhinos With Microchips In Attempt To Curb Poaching

Kenyan rhinos are about to get a high-tech upgrade.<p>As part of an ongoing effort to curb poaching, authorities in Kenya plan to outfit every rhino in the country with a trackable microchip. In an announcement Wednesday, government officials revealed that the implanted tech would allow authorities to …

Last flight out of the Masai Mara for this years migration safaris. What an incredible 7 weeks it has been. Looking forward to 2014! #migration2013 #wildeyesa #masaimara #kenya #adventure #travel

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Kenya tells Somalia to 'put house in order'

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, has told Somalia to "put their house in order," in a sign of frustration at the festering instability in the neighbouring country after members of a Somali armed group attacked and killed dozens at a Nairobi shopping mall.<p>The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group said …

Did Kenyan Soldiers Loot Mall During Fight With Terrorists?

More than a week after Islamic militants stormed an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to set up a commission to look into lapses in intelligence and security. At least 67 people died in the four-day siege, which ended with dozens still unaccounted for.<p>Days after the …

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Letter from Nairobi: “I Will Say It Before Death Comes”

On Saturday, September 21st, the Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor was shot dead at Nairobi’s Westgate mall by terrorists. He was one of dozens of innocent victims of the massacre, for which the Somali group Shabaab claimed responsibility. I was about a mile away during the attack, giving a reading at the …