The Obama administration has urged Kenya, a supposed island of democratic stability in East Africa, to meet its obligations on political reform. Any progress made could be undone by Wikileaks cables that reveal US disdain for Kenyan officials.
ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said he will name the top Kenyan politicians accused of orchestrating massive violence following the December 2007 elections. Ocampo's plans to try officials could set a strong precedent against the use of ethnic violence to achieve political power.
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has suspended higher education minister William Ruto this week, raising hopes here that anticorruption laws in the country's new Constitution will be applied forcefully.
Kenyan conservationists ask celebrities to adopt local endangered animals in order to provide much-needed wildlife preservation funding.
Kenyans gave a firm 'yes' to a new constitution today. The rewards could be great – but the journey toward the dividends many Kenyans now expect may be rocky.
A key concern in the Kenya constitution vote is ethnic divisions. But in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret, where much of the 2008 postelection violence occurred, voters were calm and even top 'no' vote politicians accepted the results.
Kenya's members of parliament voted to give themselves a 40 percent pay hike, to more than $175,000 a year in a country where the average national income is $1,600. That's more than US lawmakers make.
Fears are rising of a repeat of the inflammatory speech seen ahead of the 2007 elections, which unleashed a wave of deadly ethnic violence. The recent arrests of three members of parliament for hate speech is a positive change.
Kenya analysts say Sunday's Kenya bomb blasts are an attempt to rile the political environment ahead of a referendum on a new draft constitution. Conspiracy theories abound.
A colonial era agreement gives Egypt and Sudan rights over all water in the world's longest river. But a population boom in the Nile River's basin has other Africa countries clamoring for more access.