A police official says officers have killed at least six people during new protests in Kenya against the rising cost of living.
Anti-government demonstrators in Kenya have lit bonfires and barricaded major roads in the capital as part of nationwide protests against the government’s plans to increase taxes.
A truck has rammed into several other vehicles and market traders in western Kenya killing at least 51 people, police said.
APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2023

From the war in Ukraine and clashes in Nairobi to a school shooting in Belgrade, this gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa.
Police in Kenya have clashed with anti-government protesters in the capital, Nairobi. The leader of the political opposition called a fresh round of demonstrations for Tuesday.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a temporary halt to anti-government protests after President William Ruto urged his opponents to negotiate with him.
Thousands of anti-government protesters marched on the streets of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Monday despite the government’s declaration that the protests are illegal.
At least three Kenyan legislators and several protesters have been arrested in ongoing protests in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, organized by the opposition demanding the resignation of President William Ruto.
Kenyan police say two foreign tourists have died after the vehicle they were traveling in veered off the road and overturned in the Maasai Mara national reserve.
Kenyan senator Gloria Orwoba has said that she attended parliament while wearing a white pantsuit stained by her menstrual blood in order to combat the stigma surrounding women’s monthly periods.
A new United Nations report says acute malnutrition among pregnant and breastfeeding mothers has increased by 25% in the past two years in 12 countries hard hit by rising food prices fueled by the fighting in Ukraine.
U.S. first lady Jill Biden has gotten an up-close look at the historic East Africa drought. She ended a five-day visit to Africa on Sunday by walking along arid land in an affected village in Kenya after a nearly three-hour drive south of Nairobi, the capital.
U.S. first lady Jill Biden is close to wrapping up her five-day visit to two African countries. On Saturday, she was in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where she praised young adults for learning about safe sex and dating practices.
U.S. first lady Jill Biden says there’s “pretty much” nothing left to do but choose the time and place for President Joe Biden’s reelection announcement.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 5.4 million people in Kenya will likely experience acute food insecurity beginning in March and almost 1 million children are likely to suffer malnutrition this year as East Africa faces the worst drought in decades, an international initiative reported Tuesday.
With the prospect of a sixth consecutive failed rainy season in the east and Horn of Africa, Kenya’s president is hoping the heavens will finally open with the help of a national day of mass prayer on Tuesday.
A judge in Kenya has ruled that Facebook’s parent company, Meta, can be sued in the East African country.
As clean water runs short, one of Africa’s fastest growing cities is struggling to balance the needs of creating jobs and protecting the environment, and the population of over 4 million feels the strain.
A gold mining company says three workers have been killed after a blast in western Kenya and blamed illegal mining activities.
The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group has denied having contact with the Somali government after the country’s deputy defense minister claimed that the extremists had for the first time asked to negotiate.
Police in Kenya say they have made an arrest in the death of an LGBTQ activist whose body was found stuffed in a metal box.
For many in Africa, Morocco’s underdog performance is the best story in the World Cup so far, with the hopes of the continent soaring ahead of the match on Saturday against Portugal.
The third round of Congo peace talks facilitated by the East Africa regional bloc has begun in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, with a plan to discuss reforms that will facilitate disarmament of rebel groups.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A ban preventing Kenya from taking part in international soccer activities has been lifted after nine months.
Authorities say two people have died after a multi-story building under construction collapsed on a neighbor’s home on the outskirts of Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Authorities in Kenya say that at least three people died when a building collapsed in the capital city, Nairobi.
A multi-story residential building under construction has collapsed in Kenyan capital Nairobi. There was no immediate official word on any casualties.
The International Committee of the Red Cross says a convoy of trucks carrying medicine arrived in Tigray’s regional capital Mekele.
Top military commanders from Ethiopia and its embattled Tigray region have agreed to allow unhindered humanitarian access to the region and form a joint disarmament committee following last week’s truce.
Kenyan troops deployed under the banner of a regional bloc have arrived in troubled eastern Congo. Congolese government forces are battling a violent rebel group that now controls some territory there.