Keyword: Kenya

Macron becomes first French leader to visit Kenya

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on the final leg of a three-nation tour of East Africa, the first official visit by a French president since Kenyan independence in 1963, when he is due to seal a number of trade deals with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta and to discuss closer cooperation in the fields of defence and counter-terrorism.

The secret double-dealing in Kenyatta 'crimes against humanity' case

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Luis Moreno Ocampo and his successor Fatou Bensouda at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, June 2012. © Reuters Luis Moreno Ocampo and his successor Fatou Bensouda at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, June 2012. © Reuters

In 2010, the International Criminal Court began proceedings against six Kenyan officials, including the country’s current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, of crimes against humanity over their responsibility in the deaths of more than 1,100 people, the displacement of an estimated 350,000 others, and rapes and persecutions which followed contested presidential election results in late 2007. But, as revealed by confidential documents obtained by Mediapart and analysed together with its media partners in the European Investigative Collaborations consortium, the ICC cases fell apart due in large part to the weakness of the investigation led by chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo who, after bringing charges against Kenyatta, subsequently campaigned behind the scenes for the Kenyan leader to escape prosecution. Stéphanie Maupas reports.

Fake bomb hidden in toilet of Paris-bound Air France flight

Six questioned after object described as looking like 'a stopwatch mounted on a cardboard box' found in toilet on airliner diverted to Kenya.

Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya over bomb scare

Pilots of Boeing 777 flying from Mauritius to Paris requested to land in Mombasa after suspect package was discovered in the toilet.

French mother, daughter 'executed' at Nairobi mall

The two French citizens killed in attack on Nairobi shopping mall were a mother and daughter who were 'executed' in the parking lot.

Two French citizens 'killed in Nairobi terrorist attack'

President Francois Hollande condemns 'cowardly attack' in Kenya that has claimed lives of two French citizens among at least 59 people killed.

France announces death of woman hostage in Somalia

Marie Dedieu, kidnapped earlier this month in Kenya, has died, probably after she was denied her medication, France's foreign ministry has announced.

French woman kidnapped in Kenya resort

A disabled French woman has been kidnapped by an armed gang on Kenya's northern resort island of Manda and taken to Somalia.