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Stories with place: Kenya
  • Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 12:33 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya, Kenya's police chief said Saturday.

  • Pittsburgh club aids Kenyan mothers-to-be who lack supplies 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 10:52 am

    PITTSBURGH - Women who give birth in U.S. hospitals often pack a bag filled with items to ease the pains of delivery - soothing music, a memory book, a pair of comfy slippers.

  • 7 more Kenyan athletes banned for doping 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 4:23 pm

    Two-time cross-country world champion Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned for doping Friday, another indication that the country has a serious problem of cheating among its famed distance runners.

  • Pope: land grabs a serious problem in Kenya 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:45 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Pope Francis on Friday took aim at the injustice of land grabs by Kenya's powerful and wealthy individuals, acts that government probes have identified as a major source of conflict and ethnic tension in the country.

  • Kenya's president reshuffles Cabinet after graft allegations 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:16 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president reshuffled his Cabinet Tuesday to replace five ministers who are being investigated for graft and one who resigned over the weekend after being accused of corruption.

  • Toxic Kenya dump embodies pope's environmental concern story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:27 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Using hooks or their bare hands, men, women and children traipse through the murky sludge that pools around the mountains of garbage, hunting for bottles, plastic bags and anything else that can be recycled to earn themselves enough for their daily bread.

  • Kenya declares public holiday for papal Mass 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:38 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenyan government has declared a national public holiday the day Pope Francis will celebrate Mass here, drawing an expected 1.4 million people.

  • Protesters occupy headquarters of Kenya athletics federation 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 12:54 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A group of Kenyan athletes occupied the headquarters of the national track and field federation on Monday, demanding the removal of its top officials in a protest against doping and corruption.

  • In Kenyan town, Christians worship under police guard 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:28 am

    GARISSA, Kenya - As song and prayer drifted from the open, ivy-lined doorways of a Catholic church in Garissa, several security officials, including Muslims, stood watch on the grounds nearby.

  • Kenya president declares corruption national security threat 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 9:43 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president on Monday declared corruption a national security threat and he presented a raft of measures to fight the graft that is endemic in East Africa's largest economy.

  • In Africa, Pope Francis to find a church growing in numbers story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:19 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Pope Paul VI became the first modern pope to visit Africa in 1969 and declared the continent a "new homeland" for Jesus Christ. During the quarter century of his papacy, St. John Paul II traveled to 42 African countries and earned the nickname "the African." Pope Benedict XVI said Africa was a continent of hope. Next week, Pope Francis joins his predecessors and visits a region whose growing numbers of Catholics are seen as a bulwark for a church seeking to broaden its appeal in the face of challenges from secularism, competing Christian faiths and violent extremism.

  • IAAF investigating allegations of Kenya doping cover-up 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 8:50 pm

    The IAAF has been investigating alleged doping cover-ups in Kenya since last March, track and field's world governing body said Tuesday.

  • Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt progress in WCup qualifying 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 4:13 pm

    Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt, and Cameroon had few problems in progressing to the final round of World Cup qualifying in Africa on Tuesday.

  • Kenya official: Extremist suspect grabs gun, attempts escape 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 11:39 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A suspected Islamic extremist grabbed a rifle from an officer and attempted to shoot his way to freedom from a military camp where he was being held in Garissa in eastern Kenya, an official said Tuesday.

  • New allegations of doping cover-ups in Kenya 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 3:48 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan athletics faced more allegations Sunday as a coach claimed three marathon runners paid bribes to the national track federation in exchange for lenient doping bans.

  • Report: Kenyan troops smuggling sugar from Somalia 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 11:29 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan troops in Somalia are heavily involved in the smuggling of about 150,000 tons of sugar a year into Kenya, a local watchdog group said Thursday.

  • Kenya soon expects to conclude doping cases from worlds 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 7:38 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenyan athletics federation has held hearings for the two athletes who failed doping tests at this year's world championships and expects to release findings in the next few days.

  • Kenyan newspaper editor questioned, released over source 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 2:24 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A leading Kenyan newspaper said Tuesday its parliamentary editor was taken in for questioning and then released over a story on how the security ministry spent $3.8 million in a day.

  • Man convicted in Kenyan orphanage case asks for new US judge 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 4:50 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - An attorney for an Oklahoma man convicted of sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage has asked a federal judge to disqualify himself from deciding the man's motions to overturn his conviction and grant a new trial.

  • Kenyan officials: 1.4 million expected to attend Pope's mass 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 12:16 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - An estimated 1.4 million people are expected to attend a mass officiated by Pope Francis when he visits Kenya country on his first trip Africa, Catholic church officials and Kenyan authorities said Sunday.

  • Tribal tensions resurface again in Kenya, worrying many 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:49 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Hundreds of young men armed with machetes cheered as a ruling party lawmaker called for attacks on opponents of a project to create part-time jobs for youths in his constituency.

  • Somali extremists kill 15 government soldiers in ambush 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 3:14 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - At least 15 government soldiers were killed in an ambush by fighters from the Somali Islamic extremist rebel group al-Shabab, one day after the same group of extremists killed a dozen people in an attack in the capital, a military official said Monday.

  • Somalia: 5 Islamic militants attack hotel in capital, kill 6 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-01-15 6:59 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Five of Somalia's Islamic extremists attacked a leading hotel in the capital at dawn Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring 10, before all the assailants were killed by security forces.

  • Kenyans Stanley Biwott, Mary Keitany win NYC Marathon story has photos
    Updated: Nov-01-15 3:18 pm

    NEW YORK - Mary Keitany once tried to win a New York City Marathon by surging to a huge lead from the start.

  • Hundreds leave Kenyan university fearing extremist attack 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 12:16 pm

    ELDORET, Kenya - Hundreds of students at Moi University in western Kenya are fleeing the school's dorms, fearing a deadly extremist attack by some of their previous colleagues, a student leader said Friday.