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Report: U.S. Seeking Expanded Presence in Kenya

U.S. Africa Command is seeking new authorities to carry out armed drone strikes targeting al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters in eastern Kenya, four American government officials told the New York Times anonymously in a report published on Tuesday.

Kenyan police officers check vehicles on a road after a bus, travelling from the coastal region of Lamu to the town of Malindi, was ambushed by gunmen in Lamu county, southeast Kenya, on January 2, 2020. - At least three people were killed near Kenya's southeastern border with Somalia on …

Africa Struggles with Health Worker Strikes During Pandemic

Health workers across Africa have repeatedly gone on strike since the Chinese coronavirus pandemic began over adverse working conditions. In Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, doctors and nurses say a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), no health insurance, and no pay are among the reasons they have chosen to strike.

Health personnel measure the temperature of a visitor at the entrance of the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya on March 18, 2020. - The Government of Kenya confirmed new positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 18, 2020, bringing the total official number of cases in the East African country …

Belt and Road: China-Kenya Rail Contract Ruled Illegal

A Kenyan appellate court has declared a $3.2 billion rail contract between Kenya and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) illegal, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Tuesday. Kenya’s Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that state-owned

The SGR cargo train rides from the port containers depot in Mombasa, Kenya, to Nairobi, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta opened the country's largest infrastructure project since independence, a Chinese-backed railway costing nearly $3.3 billion that eventually will link a large part of East Africa to a …

Kenya Loses 32 Escapees from Coronavirus Quarantine

In northeast Kenya, 32 people have gone missing from a Wuhan coronavirus quarantine facility under suspicious circumstances, Nairobi News reported on Tuesday. The disappearance comes amid a partial lockdown in Kenya to stem the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

Private security guards watching behind the grills before the beginning of a curfew which was ordered by the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus on March 27, 2020 in Nairobi. - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 25, 2020, ordered a nighttime curfew to …

Broke Kenya Spent Millions in Tax Dollars to Entertain Chinese Engineers

Kenyans have long complained that the massive Standard Gauge Railroad (SGR) project financed by loans from China’s Belt and Road (BRI) infrastructure project was an expensive indulgence that created few good jobs for local people because Chinese managers and engineers were brought in to handle the work. Documents made public this week from the Chinese contractor that handled the project revealed that the number of workers imported from China was much higher than previously admitted, and the cost of their high salaries and very comfortable accommodations was borne by Kenyan taxpayers.

Special Envoy of the People Republic of China, Wang Yong (C) and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urband Development and Public Works, James Macharia(R), arrives at the Nairobi Terminus during the commissioning of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Freight Operations to the Naivasha Inland Container Depot in Nairobi, on …