Kenyan shilling fall vs dollar, stocks slide

The Kenyan shilling fell nearly one percent against the dollar on Monday on dollar demand from energy sector importers and the interbank market, while stocks were marginally lower as foreign investors sold on global risk aversion.

Kenya's Kenyatta at Hague, blames Odinga

Kenyan Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, appearing at The Hague on Thursday to try to avoid being tried for crimes against humanity, put the blame for violence that followed an election four years ago on his prime minister.

UN court acquits Rwandan ex-ministers of genocide

The U.N. war crimes tribunal for Rwanda on Friday acquitted two former ministers of genocide charges, making them among the most high-profile officials to be found not guilty of playing key roles in the 1994 slaughter of about 800,000 people.

Zambians vote in 'King Cobra vs RB' election

Zambians voted on Tuesday in a closely contested election between President Rupiah Banda and opposition leader Michael Sata, who has been a critic of foreign investment in Africa's biggest copper producer, most notably from China.

Zambia deploys police on eve of close election

Zambia's police chief deployed thousands of officers across the southern African country on Monday, the eve of a closely contested election between incumbent Rupiah Banda and nationalist opposition leader Michael Sata.

Kenyan police find 75 bodies in slum fire

At least 75 bodies have been recovered after petrol that had spilled into an open sewer caught fire and sent a wave of flame through a densely populated slum in the Kenyan capital, police said on Monday.


9/11 10th Anniversary

Sept. 11, 2001 - What Happened, and Where Are We Now?

The events of Sept. 11, 2001 stunned the United States and the world, and pushed both in to a new era: The day remains the most important international event since the end of the Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Onyango Obama

Onyango Obama Released from Massachusetts Jail

Police arrested Onyango Obama in Massachusetts last month for allegedly driving under the influence. Police has said the sports utility vehicle Onyango Obama was driving failed to make a proper stop at an intersection, and then almost collided with an unmarked vehicle that was being driven by a police officer.
Bono, lead singer of Irish band U2, performs

Bono and N'Dour to Hold Famine Concert in Kenya

Irish musician Bono and Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour are planning a global Olympic-style torch relay, culminating in a concert in Kenya in 2012 to raise funds and awareness about the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Worst drought of Africa in 60 years

Somalia Lastest: Famine, Elections and Truces

Spurred by a massive drought in the Horn of Africa, the famine in Somalia has already left tens of thousands of people dead. Making matters worse, Somalia's ineffective government has been unable to counter the crisis on its own, and is desperately relying on the humanitarian efforts of foreign powers.
Malnourished Somali children are seen inside a paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu

Hundreds dying daily as famine spreads in Somalia: UN

Famine has spread to six out of eight regions in southern Somalia, with 750,000 people facing imminent starvation, the United Nations said on Monday, and hundreds of people are dying each day despite a ramping up of aid relief.