The Rainbow Nation's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court highlighted its increasingly shaky support from governments across the continent, but their reasons are more complex than headline-grabbing claims the court is racist.
A bus attack Monday by Al Shabab in northeast Kenya got rebuffed by passengers who bravely refused to divide into Muslims and Christians. Kenyan Somalis are forced to take civic responsibility for local education and schools.
Dissatisfied with campus security measures to stop terror attacks, university students have taken safety into their own hands after Al Shabaab militants killed 148 students at Garissa University College in April.
In the tiny village of Kogelo, home to President Obama's step-grandmother, savvy businessmen have built an 'Obama circuit' that has yet to become a tourist hub. But a visit from the president this weekend could turn their fortunes around.
Anticipation of President Obama's visit has been high in his ancestral home, where he is seen as a rare example of success from the politically sidelined region. But news that he will not make a stop here has left many disappointed.
The plan to open Kalobeyei refugee camp, which will host a majority South Sudanese population, contrasts with the government's threats to close the decades-old Dadaab camp, which is home to hundreds of thousands of Somalis.
Kenya's government offered amnesty to men who went to fight with Al Shabab in Somalia and want to return home. But in communities like Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood, wariness overrides a rush to welcome them.
Somalia-based Al Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack on a miners' camp in northern Kenya. The group continues to menace Kenya, which has sent troops into Somalia as part of an international peacekeeping effort.
Kenya's role in an African-led military mission in Somalia goes against the practice of not using troops from neighboring countries for such campaigns. And with good reason: the uptick of retaliatory attacks by Al Shabab has made Kenya’s fight personal.
Al Shabab militants murdered 147 people, mostly Christian students, at a university in Garissa, in northeast Kenya on Apr. 2. Church leaders offered prayers Sunday for the fallen, as some worshippers stayed away.