Teen pilot touches down in Nairobi on solo flight
04 June 2022 | 1:56 pm
A 16-year-old schoolboy who is on a quest to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo, landed his small plane in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday.
26 Oct 2017
Kenyan police fired teargas in a Nairobi slum during clashes with opposition supporters on the day of an election re-run.
3 Jul 2018
If you are ever in Nairobi, the one place most people will tell you to visit is the Nairobi National Park. But the ecosystem of this natural heritage seems to be under threat as the controversial Standard Gauge railway snakes rights through it.
26 Aug 2019
An electric taxi can travel 150 kilometers on full charge. As the Kenyan capital struggles with air pollution, electric taxis are seen not just as an opportunity for cleaner transport, but also to make money.
6 Dec 2019
A rescue operation is underway in the Kenyan capital after a residential building collapsed. Two people were confirmed dead and an unknown number are feared to be trapped under the rubble despite rescue efforts.
9 Dec 2019
The flashy governor of Nairobi pleads not guilty to over 30 charges of money laundering, receiving bribes and conflict of interest in a court appearance held under tight security. Governor Sonko spent the weekend in jail after his dramatic arrest in southern Voi saw him scuffle with police before being bundled in a helicopter and flown to Nairobi.
20 Mar 2020
Nairobi streets disinfected as Kenya increases coronavirus measures.
29 May 2020
Kenya's homeless disappear into the shadows when the night-time curfew goes into effect. Their precarious situation has taken a turn for the worse since the arrival of the coronavirus, as the best defenses against COVID-19, hand-washing and social distancing, are not viable options for them.
3 Jun 2020
Kenyans protesting against the police killing of an unarmed black man in the US also speak out against the number of Africans who have died during security forces' heavy-handed enforcement of coronavirus curfews. Meanwhile in DR Congo, churches are finding new ways to communicate with worshippers in order to practice their faith. And finally, South Africa's pandemic has hit the income of rural workers who ordinarily rely on the tourism industry. Some game farmers have been donating the meat of culled animals to struggling communities.
6 Jan 2021
Lawyer Shadrack Wambui has turned to boxing to help young people in poor Nairobi neighbourhoods, combining his passion for the sport with informal lessons on the law and legal clinics to resolve marital disputes.
3 May 2021
Police fired tear gas canisters at DW's East Africa correspondent Mariel Müller while she was covering a protest in Nairobi. Amnesty International and the Foreign Press Association of Africa have condemned the attack.
25 Jul 2021
Inside the rundown building in Kariobangi-North, it's almost entirely women and girls, all training under the watchful eye of boxing coach Alfred Analo Anjere -- founder of BoxGirls Kenya. In 14 years, more than 3,000 girls and women have taken up the sport at the centre. All started out for the same reason -- wanting to defend themselves in their gritty neighbourhoods, which are harsh worlds where poverty prevails and it is survival of the fittest.
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Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.
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Ukraine is facing the challenge of demining territory invaded by Russia. Now it will receive help from the Colombian military, which built its expertise fighting guerilla groups. DW's Johan Ramirez met soldiers who will lend Ukraine their know-how.
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Several Western European countries are facing a sweltering weekend as summer arrives early. Much of Spain, France and Italy have been put on high alert for wildfires.
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French prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a junior minister in President Emmanuel Macron's government after two allegations of rape were brought against her.
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French politics continues to dominate the papers as Emmanuel Macron desperately seeks an alliance to secure a parliamentary majority. The US Senate finds bipartisan support for new gun possession laws for the first time in 30 years. Organisers of the Miss France beauty pageant introduce radical new changes to shake up the contest. Finally, a man escapes his kidnappers by driving erratically on a highway in order to be stopped by authorities.
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Noise rang out across Senegal's capital Dakar on Wednesday evening as people honked car horns and banged on pots and pans in an unusual form of protest organised by the political opposition ahead of legislative elections next month. Senegal's main opposition coalition, Yewwi Askan Wi, asked its supporters to come to their windows, balconies and doorways and clang lids together at 8pm to signal their anger over the disqualification of their candidates list in the upcoming poll.