The Somali militants say they staged an attack in Kenya in which 28 people were shot dead.
The US embassy in Kenya has warned of an imminent threat of an attack on the Kenyan city of Mombasa and asked its workers to leave the coastal town.
Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai has died in hospital where she was undergoing treatment for cancer.
East African Breweries is buying SABMiller's 20% stake in its Kenyan unit as part of a deal to end a partnership that allowed the firms
Drought has slashed capacity at Kenya's main dams, forcing shutdowns and leading to reliance on costly diesel-powered generators.
African countries which export textiles to the United States are calling for an extension to a US law which gives them favourable market access.
A UN court trying masterminds of Rwanda's 1994 genocide on Monday gave a 30-year jail sentence to a former interior minister.
The global slump makes it even more important for African governments to help local businesses by cutting red tape, an investment group said on Friday
Tanzania needs about $1,5-billion over the next five years to revamp its power sector, but the financial crisis may make access to funds harder.
Kenya and Uganda plan to build a new railway to cope with increased trade between the east African countries and their landlocked neighbours