News A man in Kenya has woken up in a morgue after he was pronounced dead

The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke

Travel challenge - A wildebeest migration safari

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: a two-week Great Migration safari, for two people departing in August.

24-Hour Room Service - The Norfolk, Nairobi, Kenya

If every great city deserves a great hotel, Nairobi's is unquestionably the Norfolk, which gained its "Fairmont" appendage when the Canadian group took ownership in 2007.

My Week: Stanley Johnson

Ahead of the publication of his memoirs, the author and environmental campaigner discovers the joys of the BlackBerry

Daniel Howden: Face to face with an angry rhino

Wildlife safaris, I've discovered, tend to be dominated by men pretending to know more than they do

Outrage at killing of Kenya rights activists

Two Kenyan campaigners against extra-judicial police killings have been shot dead hours after the government called them a front for a notorious crime gang.

Kenya's Hip Hop Parliament: Where the MCs challenge MPs

From the rooftop of Ghetto Radio high above the streets of downtown Nairobi the view is deceptively peaceful. The pitch battles that rang out among these same neighbourhoods a year ago after a disputed election have calmed but the deeper tensions they exposed remain.

Gaddafi's son flies into Kenya and into a temper after his hunting ban

Although Kenya's tourism industry is in trouble, there is one wealthy visitor the country has been glad to see the back off. Al Saadi Gaddafi's brief holiday in the East African nation brought chaos from the slopes of Mt Kenya to the skies above Nairobi.

Kenya's First Couple row over fire

The blame game in the wake of Kenya's deadliest national disaster took a surreal turn yesterday as the President was forced to defend a minister from the wrath of his own wife.

More than 100 dead after Kenyan oil spill blaze

Scores of people are dead or missing in Kenya’s Rift Valley after an overturned petrol tanker caught fire and exploded.

Obama's half-brother arrested in Nairobi on drugs charge

The Kenyan half-brother of President Barack Obama was arrested yesterday for alleged possession of marijuana near his home in a Nairobi shantytown.

Nearly 50 missing in Kenya blaze

Forty-seven people are missing and an unknown number died when fire destroyed a supermarket in downtown Nairobi two days ago, the Kenya Red Cross and witnesses said today.

Truck Fever: A Journey Through Africa, By Manchan Magan

Riding in the back of a truck from London to Nairobi, sharing your journey with 18 strangers, one of whom you have to choose as your cooking partner and another as the person you're going to share a tent with, sounds like hell on wheels. If you've read any of Manchá*Magan's travel adventures before, though, you'll appreciate it's the kind of situation his writing thrives on.

48 Hours In: Nairobi

Now is the perfect time to visit the Kenyan capital. Frank Partridge reveals the highlights of East Africa's largest city, from Masai traders, to tropical gardens... and tame giraffes

The Traveller's Guide To: The Kenyan coast

Idyllic expanses of soft sand, coral reefs full of tropical fish, elephant safaris and snake farms... Sophie Lam surrenders to the shore

Kenya: The Traveller's Survival Kit

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