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Chinese seed companies showcase quality seeds at Kenya’s congress

Two Chinese seed companies are among a number of global seed companies that are exhibiting at this year's pan-African seed congress Kenya's coastal city...
Seeds

Expert calls for good policies for seed sector to spur growth in Africa

An agricultural expert on Tuesday called for good policies to enable Africa's seed sector to realize its potential for economic growth. Lava Kumar, head of...
President-Uhuru-Kenyatta

Kenya cracks down on illegal foreign workers

Kenyan authorities said Friday they have launched an operation to flush out foreigners who are working in the country illegally. Fred Matiang'i, the Interior Cabinet...
railway

Kenya runs promotional tariff for SGR freight services

Kenya on Monday announced a three-month promotional tariff for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) freight services. James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, approved the request...
Climate change

Africa maritime center launched in Kenya to spur low-carbon techs

The Africa Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) was launched in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa on Wednesday to help mitigate the harmful effects of...

Kenya acquires six modern boats to fight terror, drug trafficking

Kenya said on Wednesday that it has acquired six modern patrol boats to help boost the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking. Inspector General of...

Kenya launches crackdown on illegal shipment of minerals

Kenya on Friday announced a crackdown on illegal mineral shipment aimed at tax compliance and curbing capital flight at Mombasa port. Cabinet Secretary for Mining...
train

Kenya launches cargo train set to de-congest Mombasa port

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday launched the standard gauge railway (SGR) cargo train that is expected to ease congestion at the port of...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Kenyan police gun down 3 Al-Shabaab suspects

Kenya's security forces on Monday killed three Al-Shabaab suspects in the coastal town of Tana River. Deputy County Commissioner Michael Kioni said...
Maize

Kenya imports 30,000 metric tonnes of maize to ease shortage

Kenya on Friday imported 30,000 metric tonnes of maize from Mexico as part of the effort to stabilize maize flour prices due to the...
hotel

Kenyan hotels record high bookings over Easter holiday

Kenya's hotels in the tourist resorts of the Coast region on Friday announced that they had registered 95 percent bookings for Easter festivities. ...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan leader rules out further talks with doctors

Kenyan President on Sunday ruled out further talks with the striking doctors and directed them to return to work before any more talks. ...
The Spirit of Malabo boards Ms. Diana for a 40 nm tow from Turtle Island, Haiti to the Port of Cap Haitian. The Brazilian built ocean rowboat arrives this week in Miami by Haiti Shipping Lines.

Kenya seeks to revive shipping line to tap US$3 billion

Kenya has kicked off plans to revive the Kenya National Shipping Line (KNSL) that has the potential to contribute over 3 billion U.S. dollars...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Kenyan police kill suspected Al-Shabaab returnee in Mombasa

Kenya's anti-terrorism detectives on Sunday killed a suspected Al-Shabaab returnee in the coastal town of Kwale. The officers recovered a hand grenade,...
Wpid Deported

Kenya deports 4 suspected foreign drug barons

The Kenyan government on Sunday deported four suspected drug barons arrested in the coastal city of Mombasa. The authorities on Saturday arrested...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Kenya to extradite four drug barons

The Kenyan government on Monday night extradited four drug barons wanted in the United States for drug trafficking charges. Baktash Akasha, his...
Kenya

Kenya receives 32 passenger coaches from China

Kenya on Sunday received 32 passenger coaches from China that will run on the east African country's high-speed Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). ...
tourist

Kenya’s tourist arrivals grow thanks to US travel boom

The number of tourists arriving in Kenya between January and October reached 729,682, a 16.1-percent increase on the previous year, an official announced Friday. ...

Somali pirates still holding 3 Kenyans

Andrew Mwangura said Tuesday that the three hostages, including a woman, were captured by Somali pirates in November 2014. On Saturday, Somali...
Photo taken on April 30, 2016 shows the site of a historic torching of ivory and rhino horns at Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya. [Photo/Xinhua]

Interpol To Arrest Two Tanzanians For Ivory Trade

The brothers -- Samuel Jefwa and Nicholas Jefwa -- have "involvement in possession and dealing in ivory" and are believed to be hiding in...
A student reacts as others test the new school net program at Minilik high school after the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 9, 2015. Ethiopia on Friday launched a school net system by china's leading telecom company Huawei in Ethiopia's capital. The system connects 64 high schools and one university collage to share resources and make educational exchange. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Kenyan youth polish up their technical skills

Growing up in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, Ann Ng'ang'a witnessed systematic discrimination against women and girls despite their abundant talent and skills...

Aug. 2 world news summary at 0100 GMT

MOMBASA -- A police officer and a government worker were on Monday injured after they stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the...
Kenya

Kenya improves security as threats from Mombasa deepens

Mombasa County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed said detectives and anti-terror officers have been deployed to the busy channel after reports warned of possible terror attack. ...
ACCIDENT

June 26 world news summary at GMT 0130

MOMBASA, Kenya -- At least seven people were killed in a car crash in Kenya's coastal region of Kwale on Saturday, officials have said. ...
Kenya

At least 3 killed in inter-clan clashes in coastal Kenya

Coast regional police boss Francis Wanjohi said the incident occurred when herders from Somalia community invaded a Pokomo farm within Galole area in Tana...

Four people acquitted in Kenya over 2014 Lamu attacks

The prosecution failed to prove that Mahadi Swaleh and Dyana Suleiman were involved in the attacks in Mpeketoni, a small town in Lamu, that...
Hotel Intercontinental

Hoteliers optimistic for 80 percent bookings this Easter

Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers executive director Sam Ikwaye said the hoteliers are offering good packages to attract more visitors, mainly domestic tourists...
al-Shabaab

March 17 world news summary at 1530 GMT

MOMBASA -- Kenyan police on Thursday shot dead a suspected radical youth as they intensified war against terror in the coastal regional. ...
Road

Kenya to hold road research international conference

A statement from the Kenya Roads Board (KRB) said the three-day International Conference on Transport and Road Research (iTRARR) will bring participants from Africa...

Kenyan Court demands the arrests of terror suspects

The four, Kassim Ahmed Ali, Ali Omar Bwanaadi, Muhammed Kassim Abdalla and Mustaha Kheri Shali, were arrested along the border with Uganda on...