Breaking News apps
Find out first with the Breaking News app
Download our free app for Android, Windows Phone, and more


US Secretary of State John Kerry appoints former Rep. Thomas Perriello, D-Va., as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa - @ReutersZengerle



Efficient stove technology eases Kenya's medical waste problem


Thika, Central, KE

Police fire tear gas following violent clash between fans at Thika United vs AFC Leopards soccer match in Kenya - @michezoafrika

26 WHOA!

Nairobi mall attack, September 2013

Computer hitch halts trial of 4 suspects being held in the 2013 Westgate shopping mall terror attack in Kenya - @ntvkenya

19 WHOA!


Pope Francis to visit Kenya in November - @dailynation

22 WHOA!


Kenyan official in northeast killed by suspected Somali-led Al-Shabaab militants - @AFP

15 WHOA!

Oklahoma City, OK, US

Jury reaches decision in trial of Oklahoma man accused of Kenyan orphan sex abuse - @koconews

11 WHOA!

Garissa, North-Eastern, KE

Suspected al-Shabaab gunmen raid border village in Garissa after targeting an explosive device on a military vehicle - @StandardKenya

28 WHOA!


11 Al-Shabaab militants, 2 Kenyan soldiers killed as militants attack Kenyan military base in Lamu County, Kenya - @KimeliarapKemei

End of alert
88 WHOA!

Francis I

Pope Francis says he may add a stop in Kenya on his Africa trip in November - @AP

End of alert
12 WHOA!


Funding shortfall forces U.N. to cut refugee food rations in Kenyan camps



New app to connect Kenyan farmers with climate-smart seeds



Supermarket giant pulls Nestle's Maggi noodle brand in 5 East African countries following partial ban in India over lead concerns - @BBCAfrica

14 WHOA!


Kenyan man pleads guilty in US terrorism support case; man supported al-Shabaab in Africa and extremist organizations operating in Syria, including al-Qaida, court documents show - @AP

43 WHOA!

Attack on police in Garissa, Kenya

Editor's note: @BBC Africa correspondent Tomi Oladipo is reporting more than 20 police officers dead in an overnight ambush in Garissa, Kenya, citing local media reports. Al-Shabaab militants are the suspected attackers. In a conflicting report, a police spokesman says 13 officers are missing and two wounded. Kenya's Interior Ministry is denying the media reports of a death toll, and has reported five officers as wounded, with one in critical condition. We'll update as the situation becomes clearer. - Rebecca

End of note
56 WHOA!

Attack on police in Garissa, Kenya

Police spokesman says 13 police officers missing, 2 others wounded in Garissa, Kenya, attack - @standardkenya

29 WHOA!

Attack on police in Garissa, Kenya

13 Kenyan police missing following overnight ambush by suspected Al Shabaab militants in northeast Kenya - @AFP

37 WHOA!

Attack on police in Garissa, Kenya

Several Kenyan police officers killed in ambush by militants in the northeast, local media reports - @AP

33 WHOA!

Garissa, North-Eastern, KE

Al-Shabab militants briefly take over mosque in Garissa county, leaders in northern Kenya say - @BBCWorld

30 WHOA!


New study: Stone tools dating 3.3 million years found in Kenya; oldest yet discovered - @nytimes

75 WHOA!