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Kenya alarm after carrier bag mistaken for stray lion

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The villagers were on alert after some of their livestock had recently gone missing.


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StanChart Kenya Q1 2022 pretax profit up 16% - Reuters

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Standard Chartered Bank Kenya <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/SCBK.NR" target="_blank">(SCBK.NR)</a> posted a 16% rise in pretax profit to 3.93 billion shillings ($33.81 million)in the first quarter of this year, helped by rising interest income an…


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Meta faces content moderator lawsuit in Kenya - Reuters

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A Kenyan content moderator is suing Facebook-owner Meta Platforms over working conditions, in a case that could reverberate beyond the country's borders. David Doyle has more.


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Kenya private sector activity falls in April - PMI - Reuters

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Kenyan private sector activity fell in April, hurt by rising consumer inflation and supply shortfalls for some goods.


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Teen pilot reaches Kenya in round the world quest - Reuters

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A 16-year-old British schoolboy who is on a quest to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo, landed his small plane in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday.


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USTR to lead delegation to Kenya to explore trade, investment opportunities - Reuters

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Assistant United States Trade Representative (USTR) for African Affairs Constance Hamilton will lead a delegation to Kenya on May 1 to explore opportunities for enhanced trade and investment engagement, USTR spokesperson Adam Hodge said on Friday.


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Kenyan Muslim cleric refuses to leave jail after acquittal

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He fears being killed by state agents as is alleged has happened to other terror suspects.


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Kenya presidential contenders pick rights champion, political campaigner as running mates - Reuters

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Kenya's top two presidential candidates have announced their running mates, with veteran contender Raila Odinga opting for a champion of women's rights and social justice and his rival William Ruto choosing a skilled political campaigner.


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Sex for Water in Kenya: What price are women and girls paying?

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Women and girls are exposed to sexual violence as private vendors control the water supply in Kenya.


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Facebook Faces New Lawsuit Alleging Human Trafficking and Union-Busting in Kenya

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Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms, and its largest outsourcing partner in Africa are facing new allegations of forced labor, human trafficking, and union busting in Kenya. Daniel Motaung, a former outsourced Facebook content moderator, filed a lawsuit…


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Nepali woman's 10th Everest climb breaks her own record - Reuters.com

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A 48-year-old Nepali woman scaled Mount Everest for the 10th time on Thursday, breaking her own record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain by a female climber, her hiking company said.


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'Yo! Get up and vote!' rapper tells Kenyans - but many don't care - Reuters.com

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A lollipop dangling from his mouth and two silver chains from his neck, Valentine Ndalo threw his hands in the air and swung his dreadlocks as Octopizzo, one of Kenya's hottest artists, rapped about the celebrity high life.


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How a Dutch justice accelerator is helping startups tackle social issues worldwide, from legal aid in Kenya to rent in New York City

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The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law spots holes in justice systems, calls for addressing them, then supports the most promising startups.


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Tourists return to Paris post-pandemic but Asians, Americans stay away - Reuters.com

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On a sunny afternoon this week, Eli Mwenda happily snapped pictures of his sister Rebekah Mithinji by the Eiffel Tower, two of many tourists enjoying a long overdue break in Paris after freezing holiday plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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U.S. agencies direct $670 million to international food aid in wake of Ukraine invasion - Reuters

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will together contribute nearly $700 million to international food aid efforts in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the agencies said on Wednesday.


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2 million children risk starving to death in Horn of Africa: U.N. aid chief - Reuters.com

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U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday that close to 2 million children risk starving to death as the Horn of Africa faces one of its worst droughts in decades.


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Soaring food, fuel ramp up social unrest risk for emerging markets -report - Reuters.com

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Rising fuel and food prices look set to stoke an "inevitable" rise in civil unrest, with developing middle-income countries such as Brazil or Egypt particularly at risk, a report by a risk consultancy said.


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UK's Boris Johnson salutes 'rock' Queen Elizabeth ahead of Platinum Jubilee - Reuters UK

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth on Thursday ahead of four days of celebrations next week to honour her 70 years on the throne, describing her as the nation's rock.


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As Black Sea supplies fall, India sells record 1.4 mln tonnes wheat in April - Reuters India

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India exported a record 1.4 million tonnes of wheat in April, four trade sources said, providing some relief to grain markets as buyers scramble for alternatives to Black Sea supplies hit hard by the war in Ukraine.


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Kenya elections 2022: William Ruto picks Rigathi Gachagua as running mate

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William Ruto, a frontrunner in this year's presidential election, picks businessman Rigathi Gachagua.