Voices Elephants at sunrise

A new Kenyan law aims to quell poaching by increasing the notoriously light penalties for the growing illegal trade

There were celebrations in Kenya as three victims tortured by British authorities during the 1950s Mau Mau rebellion won the right to a High Court trial

At last… justice trumps politics and favouritism

Yesterday's ruling is a historic moment for Kenya. First, it is a lesson to the judiciary in Kenya (and other struggling court systems around the world) that justice is possible.

Midfielder Steven Pienaar

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar announces international retirement

South Africa captain Steven Pienaar has retired from international football, to the disappointment of manager Gordon Igesund.

Kenyan soldiers on the outskirts of the port city of Kismayu

Troops delay entering Kismayu over fear that rebels set trap

African Union and Somali government troops are in no rush to move deeper into Kismayu, the southern stronghold abandoned by Islamist militants, a military spokesman said yesterday, as anxiety over revenge attacks gripped many in the port city.

Islamists accused of revenge attack

There was widespread anger and disbelief in the Kenyan capital yesterday after a grenade was thrown into a Sunday school, leaving one child dead and several injured.

Somalia's Al-Shabaab rebels pull out of Kismayu bastion

Somalia's Al-Shabaab rebels withdrew from their last major bastion of Kismayu overnight, the group and residents said, a day after Kenyan and Somali government forces attacked the southern port.

Islamist group may lose its final Somalian stronghold

Militants with the Islamist group Al-Shabaab were fighting a losing battle yesterday to hold on to their last bastion in Somalia after Kenyan forces launched an amphibious assault on the port city.

Drugs inquiry into Kenya team

The World Anti-Doping Agency are looking into allegations of doping within the Kenya athletics team.

Somali militant stronghold of Kismayo attacked

Kenya's military said its troops have attacked the last remaining port city held by al-Qa'ida-linked insurgents in Somalia during an overnight attack involving a beach landing.

Riots in Mombasa after killing of Muslim cleric linked to al-Qa-ida in Somalia

Gunmen in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa shot dead a Muslim cleric accused by Washington and the United Nations of supporting al-Qai'da-linked militants in Somalia, sparking rioting by youths in which one person died and at least one police car was burned.

Kenyan student remanded on terror charges

An aerospace engineering student appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of terrorism offences.

Kenya: At least 48 people die in ethnic clashes

Attackers armed with machetes, bows and arrows and spears locked villagers in their houses, set the structures alight and killed anyone who tried to escape, leaving at least 48 dead, Kenyan police and aid workers said yesterday.

Chris Kasaija, a senior Ugandan Airforce pilot, is rescued from the wreckage of his helicopter

Third crashed Ugandan army helicopter found in Kenya

Rescuers have found the remaining two Ugandan military helicopters that crashed in Kenya on their way to Somalia on Sunday, but the whereabouts of the crew is still unclear.

UK troops 'involved in Kenya death'

British soldiers were allegedly involved in the murder of a 21-year-old Kenyan woman, it was reported today.

Lopez Lomong had to run through the bush for 72 hours after his escape

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Abducted at six by Sudanese rebels, Lopez Lomong escaped and ran for his life. Tonight he lines up in the final

Mathew Kisorio says oxygen-increasing substances are injected by Kenyan doctors

Suspended Kenyan says doping is common

Kenyan athletics officials confirmed yesterday that distance runner Mathew Kisorio had tested positive to a banned substance in June but rejected his claim that doping was widespread in the country.

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