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Katharine Houreld

Moi's Kenyan torture victims mourn a reckoning that never came

05 Feb 2020

NAIROBI Wachira Waheire was 25 years old when he was thrown into Kenya's notorious torture cells for possessing a poster saying hunger will lead to revolution. | Video

Kenyan firm sells gas to low income families, replacing dirty fuels

31 Jan 2020

NAIROBI When dusk blankets Nairobi, small flames lick blackened cooking pots in poorer areas, as dinners simmer over charcoal fires. Charcoal is a major polluter and driver of deforestation. A new company may have part of the solution.

Kenya arrests three men for trying to breach British army camp

06 Jan 2020

NAIROBI Kenyan police arrested three men suspected of trying to break into a British army camp in central Kenya on the same day Islamist insurgents attacked another base used by U.S. and Kenyan forces, according to a police report seen by Reuters.

Somali government detains record number of journalists

03 Jan 2020

NAIROBI Somalia's Western-backed government forces beat and detained a record number of journalists last year, the journalists' syndicate told Reuters on Friday, prompting suggestions the government is suppressing scrutiny of its security record ahead of elections due this year.

After Ethiopia crash, victims’ relatives say they were hounded by U.S. law firms

24 Dec 2019

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S. law firms. | Video

INSIGHT-After Ethiopia crash, victims’ relatives say they were hounded by U.S. law firms

23 Dec 2019

* People saying they represented law firms showed up uninvited

Four Burundian journalists charged with undermining state security

26 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Four Burundian journalists arrested this week were charged on Saturday with undermining state security, an editor at their newspaper tweeted, as Burundi's government clamps down on journalists and human rights groups ahead of elections in 2020.

Somali commandos, U.S. air strike repel Islamist insurgent attack

01 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Cameras picked up the two white trucks carrying bombs and fighters through the bush towards Somalia's most secure military base, home to U.S. special forces, foreign trainers and the Somali special forces they mentor.

Iranian held by Somali pirates since 2015 freed

22 Sep 2019

NAIROBI An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates was dying of malnutrition, a former British army officer who helped negotiate his release told Reuters on Sunday. Three other Iranian hostages remain in Somalia.

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action

21 Sep 2019

Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. | Video

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