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The clashes in Tana River district, Coast Province, took place late on Tuesday between the Orma and Pokomo groups

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At least 48 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in Coast Province, south-eastern Kenya, police say. The clashes in Tana River district, Coast Province, took place late on Tuesday between the Orma and Pokomo groups, the region’s police chief said. Most of the dead were women and children, many of whom were hacked to death with machetes, he said. The clash is the worst single incident s...

Kenya is voting in an election that observers describe as the most important in the country's history

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...f victory by supporters of President Mwai Kibaki. Supporters of the rival candidates, from different ethnic groups, took up arms against each other. Raila Odinga later joined a government of national unity under a peace deal. In the run-up to Monday’s vote, President Mwai Kibaki – who is not seeking re-election – urged Kenyans to vote peacefully and for the losers to accept defea...

At least 39 people have been killed in Kenya in fresh clashes between rival communities in the Tana River district

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At least 39 people have been killed in Kenya in fresh clashes between rival communities in the Tana River district, police say. The attack by ethnic Pokomo farmers on an Orma village, Kipao, came in the early hours of the morning, they say. Thirteen children and six women were among those killed. Police say the latest attack was revenge for the killing of more than 100 villagers earlier this year...

The ballot count in Kenya's presidential elections has been rigged, says the running mate of Prime Minister Raila Odinga

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...been cheated of victory by supporters of President Mwai Kibaki, who is stepping down after two terms in office. Uhuru Kenyatta, who backed Mwai Kibaki, is due to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) next month, accused of organizing attacks on members of ethnic groups seen as supporters of Raila Odinga. He denies the charges. Kalonzo Musyoka said the failure of the electronic vote...

J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, testified alongside ousted IRS head Steven T. Miller

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Obama administration knew since June 2012 about an investigation into complaints from conservative tea party groups that they were being harassed by IRS, and the probe was ongoing at the height of the presidential race, a Treasury inspector general revealed Friday. J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, testified alongside ousted IRS head Steven T. Miller, who d...

More than 20,000 people have crossed into Kenya to escape Moyale fighting in Ethiopia

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Ethnic clashes in Moyale area, southern Ethiopia, are reported to have left at least 18 people dead and 12 others injured. More than 20,000 people have crossed into Kenya to escape the fighting, the Kenyan Red Cross says. People were continuing to cross the border although Ethiopian government forces had intervened to stop the fighting. The clashes, in the Moyale area, are thought to have been sp...

The British couple was attacked at the Kenyan resort Kiwayu Safari Village close to the border with Somalia

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British couple, David and Judith Tebbutt attacked by pirates in Kenya. UPDATES.   A British man was murdered and his wife is presumed kidnapped during an attack at the beach resort where they were on holiday in Kenya. The British couple, who have not been named, were staying at the Kenyan resort Kiwayu Safari Village close to the border with Somalia when gunmen burst into their beach hut late in...

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as Kenya's president after winning elections against Raila Odinga back in March

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Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as Kenya’s president after winning elections against Raila Odinga back in March. Dignitaries and tens of thousands of people witnessed the inauguration at a stadium in the capital, Nairobi. Raila Odinga did not attend the ceremony after his attempt to overturn Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in court failed. Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, face c...

Over 100 people died after a fuel pipeline exploded in a slum area in Nairobi, Kenya

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...8221; said Thomas Atuti, area police commander. Over 100 people died after a fuel pipeline exploded in a slum area in Nairobi, Kenya   The explosion took place in Nairobi’s Lunga Lunga industrial area, which is surrounded by the densely packed tin-shack housing of the Sinai slum. “There had been a leak in the fuel pipline earlier, and people were going to collect the fuel that wa...

Kosovo's ethnic Serbs northern part of Mitrovica are casting their ballots again, after elections two weeks ago ended in chaos

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Kosovo’s ethnic Serbs northern part of Mitrovica are casting their ballots again, after elections two weeks ago ended in chaos. Masked men set off tear gas and smashed ballot boxes at the main polling centre of the town on November 3. Most ethnic Serbs in Mitrovica did not take part in the local elections – unlike ethnic Albanians in the south. Almost all ethnic Serbs refuse to recogn...

Kenyan Deputy PM Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have won the presidential election by the tightest of margins as the provisional results indicate

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...8211; or 43.28% of the vote. Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Coalition party said it was “proud and honored for the trust” bestowed on it, adding that it had taken a message to the people and that “we are grateful to the people of Kenya for accepting this message”. Early on Saturday, small groups of Kenyatta supporters celebrated in Nairobi, hooting car horns and singing. If...

Kenyan security officials are to be questioned by MPs about alleged intelligence failings over the Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre attack

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Kenyan security officials are to be questioned by MPs about alleged intelligence failings over the Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre attack. The head of the parliament’s defense committee says “people need to know the exact lapses in the security system”. There are reports the National Intelligence Service (NIS) issued warnings a year ago. Some 67 people were killed and m...

The wreckage of two Ugandan helicopters that went missing on Sunday has been found in a remote area of Kenya

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...8211; Africa’s second-highest peak at 5,199 metres (17,057 feet) – by wildlife officers, Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper reports. A Kenyan army team is on the way to the site of the crash, said Col. Cyrus Oguna. One helicopter has been completely destroyed and the other partially, he said. The combat helicopters came down as they were flying from Uganda to Somalia to take part in...

New evidence is emerging of alleged ethnic killings committed during more than a week of fighting in South Sudan

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New evidence is emerging of alleged ethnic killings committed during more than a week of fighting in South Sudan. The violence follows a power struggle between President Salva Kiir Mayardit, a Dinka, and his Nuer ex-deputy Riek Machar. A reporter in the capital, Juba, quoted witnesses as saying more than 200 people, mostly from the Nuer ethnic group, were shot by security forces. Another man in J...

Steven T. Miller has quit as IRS head after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny

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Acting head of the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Steven T. Miller has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Barack Obama has announced. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had asked for and accepted the resignation of IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, he said. “I will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens ag...

Lady Gaga has cancelled a concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, citing "security" concerns, after protests by religious groups

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...s officially secular but has more Muslims than any other country. Lady Gaga has cancelled a concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, citing "security" concerns, after protests by religious groups More than 50,000 tickets had been sold for the 3 June event. Promoters said they would offer refunds. “Lady Gaga’s management has considered the situation minute to minute, and with threats i...

One child has been killed and three seriously hurt in a grenade attack on a church's Sunday school in Nairobi

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...lives. “We came to realize that the explosion had injured some kids who were taken to hospital and unfortunately one succumbed.” Senior Nairobi police officer Moses Ombati appealed for calm after youths reportedly attacked the nearby Alamin mosque. Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa have suffered a series of grenade attacks since Kenya sent troops into Somalia last October. The attac...

Yesterday the bungalow, where David and Judith Tebbutt were staying, was cordoned off with yellow crime-scene tape as armed police patrolled the three-mile arc of white sand outside their door

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...after watching them execute her husband David with a single gunshot to his chest. UK Special Forces involved in tracking down Al Qaeda-linked groups and Somali pirates operating in the Indian Ocean are now said to be “gathering intelligence” on possible kidnappers. The Special Forces could be supported by UK troops currently on routine training operations in Kenya. Yesterday the bungalow, where...

Judith Tebbutt, the British woman kidnapped in Kenya, has been freed in Somalia six months after she was seized and her husband David killed

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Judith Tebbutt, the British woman kidnapped in Kenya, has been freed in Somalia six months after she was seized and her husband David killed. Judith Tebbutt, 56, from Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, was flown to Nairobi after her family paid the pirates a ransom for her release. The woman said she was “very relieved” and looking forward to seeing her “fantastic” s...

Facebook's acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp has been opposed by privacy groups

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...t Facebook said it will operate as a separate company and honor existing privacy arrangements, which include not collecting user data for advertising. “WhatsApp built a user-base based on its commitment not to collect user data for advertising revenue,” read a complaint filed with the FTC. It was drawn up by two non-profit groups, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Cente...

Two rival Syrian rebel groups in the northern town of Azaz have agreed a ceasefire

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Two rival Syrian rebel groups in the northern town of Azaz have agreed a ceasefire. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), linked to al-Qaeda, seized the town on Wednesday from the larger Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA). Fighting between rebel groups has raised fears of a war within a war. The clashes come ahead of a deadline, on Saturday, for Syria to provide a list of its chemical we...

Syrian Kurdish fighters have taken control of Yarubiya border crossing with Iraq from Islamist rebel groups

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...q from Islamist rebel groups. The Yarubiya border post was captured after three days of clashes with groups linked to al-Qaeda, the fighters said. Officials on the Iraqi side of the border said they could hear heavy gunfire and shelling. Syrian Kurdish fighters have taken control of Yarubiya border crossing with Iraq from Islamist rebel groups Kurdish groups in northern Syria have tried to stay o...

Kenya has declared three days of national mourning following the end of the four-day siege on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre

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Kenya has declared three days of national mourning following the end of the four-day siege by Islamist militants on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre. President Uhuru Kenyatta said 67 people died, including six security personnel. Five militants were killed and 11 suspects arrested, he said. Islamist group al-Shabab, which claimed responsibility for the attack, said 137 hostages had died....

Interpol has issued a wanted persons notice for Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, known as the “White Widow”, at Kenya's request

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...ttacked London on July 7th, 2005. She has been linked with Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab. Interpol did not link the warrant to Nairobi’s Westgate mall attack that left at least 67 dead. However, it comes after much speculation linking Samantha Lewthwaite to events there. Al-Shabab was behind the attack and subsequent four-day siege at the Westgate shopping complex in the Kenyan capital....

Kenyan parliament has approved a motion to leave the ICC following an emergency debate

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Kenyan parliament has approved a motion to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) following an emergency debate. A bill to this effect is expected to be introduced in the next 30 days, after opposition MPs boycotted the vote. The ICC has charged President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto with crimes against humanity, which they both deny. William Ruto’s trial is due to...