Inside Story

Is Kenya containing the threat from al-Shabab?

Nairobi hotel attack, that killed 21 people, raised concerns about security situation in Kenya.

Africa

Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

Al-Qaeda-linked group has carried out more than 20 attacks in Kenya in the past five years.

Why is Kenya an al-Shabab target?

Kenya

Kenya attack: All accounted for in al-Shabab hotel raid

Information minister says Kenyan forces 'swift' in ending the 20-hour siege that killed at least 21 people.

Kenya attack: All accounted for in al-Shabab hotel raid

Kenya

Kenya attack death toll rises to 21 as suspects hunted down

More than 700 people were rescued after the hotel complex was attacked, but dozens remain unaccounted for.

Kenya attack death toll rises to 21 as suspects hunted down

Social media

NYT faces Twitter backlash for Nairobi attack coverage

Newspaper's use of graphic images of victims sparks online fury and allegations of disrespectful and biased reporting.

New York Times faces Twitter backlash for Nairobi attack coverage

Opinion

Kenyans will be asking tough questions after the Nairobi attack

Al-Shabab has been targeting Kenyan civilians and soldiers for years now. Why have no lessons been learned?

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Kenya

'What I've seen is terrible': Nairobi complex attacked

Al-Shabab claims coordinated assault on upscale hotel complex in Kenyan capital, with reports of at least 15 killed.

War & Conflict

Major al-Shabab attacks targeting Kenya

Here's a list of deadly attacks carried out by the armed group against Kenya and its military installations.

Major al-Shabab attacks targeting Kenya

Kenya

Kenya's new security conundrum after ousting al-Shabab

For many Kenyans pushing al-Shabab back into Somalia has given way to unforeseen threats closer to home.

Kenya's new security conundrum after ousting al-Shabab

Kenya

Private gun ownership in Kenya outpaces police and military

The government of Kenya is encouraging unlicensed gun owners to turn in their weapons, but previous efforts have failed because guns have become a way of life.

Human Rights

The first ever Mr and Miss Albinism East Africa

With its motto 'Beauty Beyond the Skin', the contest aimed to demystify the condition of people living with albinism.

The first ever Mr and Miss Albinism East Africa

Africa

Ethnic violence forces thousands from Ethiopia into Kenya

Tribal elders in a town on the Kenya-Ethiopia border call for calm after 21 people die in a week of ethnic violence.

Africa

Ethnic violence in southern Ethiopia kills and wounds dozens

Outbreaks of violence in southern Ethiopia between the Oromos and other ethnic groups have escalated since April.

Ethnic violence in southern Ethiopia kills and wounds dozens

Africa

How do coral reefs benefit Kenya's economy?

The world has lost about half its coral reefs in the last 30 years, we're in Kenya to find out why they're so crucial.

Africa

Kenya's green geothermal power an example to the world

Africa's largest geothermal energy producer, Kenya, sets an example for the world's biggest polluters.