Al Shabaab gunmen storm a university in Kenya
Six months after a US airstrike killed its leader, Al Shabaab — like so many terror groups before it — has demonstrated its resiliency.
Incredible photos of Kenya burning ivory as part of its anti-poaching fight
A 2014 UN and Interpol report estimated that about 20,000 to 25,000 elephants were killed in Africa every year.
Kenya's High Court suspends key parts of controversial security law
High Court Judge George Odunga announced that eight sections of the new anti-terrorism law would be suspended because of human rights concerns.
International Criminal Court drops war crimes case against Kenyan president
Kenya’s government has been widely criticized for 'non-cooperation' with prosecutors.
Al Shabaab gunmen kill 36 workers in northern Kenya
A string of terrorist attacks is putting pressure on the Kenyan government to increase security in areas outside the capital.
Occupy Kenya: Protesters march in Nairobi for an end to violence
A march and sit-in dubbed Tumechoka, meaning 'We are tired' in Swahili, protests government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism.
Al Shabaab Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenya bus
Some 60 passengers on board were ordered off the vehicle, and the gunmen separated the travelers into Muslims and non-Muslims.
A big deal in the ICC: 6 questions with GlobalPost's Tristan McConnell
Our senior correspondent in East Africa offers his thoughts on why the trial of Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta matters.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to go to International Criminal Court
Kenyatta faces charges of orchestrating ethnic killings after the contested 2007 election.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
Move over, Hepburn and Bogart: This is the new Africa
Kenya's filmmakers are upending Hollywood tropes and giving the world a more complex view of their homeland.
On Location Video: Africa's most ambitious dam project could destroy its biggest desert lake
Kenya's Lake Turkana is key to sustaining life in the dry area. But new development upstream in Ethiopia could ruin it.
Please let these soccer-loving baby elephants play in the World Cup
These tragically orphaned calves are now healthy, happy, and playing ball.
Where watching the World Cup ain't easy
Folks in Jerusalem complain about having to pay to watch on Al Jazeera. Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded south of Beirut last night, wounding at least five soccer fans.
Gunmen kill at least 50 people in Kenya during a World Cup screening
The assault is the worst in Kenya since last September when Al Shabaab gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, leaving 67 people dead.
Kenya's case study in homegrown terrorism
Alarmed by the rise in attacks, the government is concentrating on immigrants from neighboring Somalia. But what if the threat comes from Kenyans, instead?
Kenya expels hundreds of Somalis, shows 'total disregard for their rights': HRW
'What little remains of Kenya's shaky reputation for respecting basic refugee rights is fast disappearing,' said Human Rights Watch's Gerry Simpson.
Australia is apparently raising a generation of overweight couch potatoes
The sports-loving nation scored a D- on an international physical activity report card.
Two explosions strike Kenya's capital Nairobi, killing at least 10 people
Kenya has been rocked by a series of blasts since September's deadly attack on a luxury shopping mall by Somali militants.
China ups its game in Africa
The language in Prime Minister Li Keqiang's official visit this week seems explicitly designed to address prior criticisms of Chinese strategy on the continent.
What would make someone want to return to Somalia? This
The Kenyan government's latest shoot-itself-in-the-foot crackdown on Somali immigrants has convinced many to return on their own.
Life in Eastleigh, where a bomb attack Monday means you'll be arrested Tuesday
Somalis living in Kenya's capital face terrorist attacks by their countrymen, but also profiling by Kenyan police.
BRICS are so last season. Here are 10 other emerging economies to watch
French credit firm Coface put its weight behind Philippines, Peru, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as world's brightest new economies to watch.
How Kenya took on the International Criminal Court
Need to defend a strongman up for crimes against humanity charges? Kenya has the answer.
In Kenya, sex workers want jobs and protection, but not just condoms
Guest post: A recent master's in public health graduate from Boston University talks with sex workers in Kisumu, Kenya.
Elephants can pick up clues about a person's gender and ethnicity by their voice
For the first time, researchers have evidence that elephants can distinguish between human voices.
Kenya's version of 'The Office' rips on NGOs and it's hilarious
Kenya’s witty new comedy series highlights the often absurd world of international development.
20 numbers to make you appreciate the extent of the world's poaching problem
Guess how many elephants are killed each day in Africa.
Uhuru Kenyatta's trial: A case study in what's wrong with the ICC
Kenya's president is accused of having orchestrated the brutal violence in his country in 2008. But the prosecution can't collect enough evidence or protect enough witnesses to begin his trial.
Why Peter Greste's imprisonment is everyone's problem
A very personal view from Nairobi, where Greste's colleagues protested outside the Egyptian embassy on Tuesday.
Amid increasing persecution of gays in Africa, author Binyavanga Wainaina comes out
Elsewhere on the continent, homosexual acts are punishable by imprisonment.