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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge makes marathon history

Athlete finished the dash in 1hr 59min 40.2sec

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October 12, 2019


World’s first malaria vaccine rolled out in parts of Kenya

A child needs four doses before the age of two

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September 13, 2019


Kenyan MP ordered to leave parliament for bringing her baby

She had nowhere to leave the infant

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August 8, 2019


Kenya police scour rubble as hotel attack toll jumps to 21

Another 28 wounded people were admitted to hospital

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January 17, 2019


Kenya and Tanzania remember Al-Qaeda bomb attacks of 1998

Kenya and Tanzania on Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of devastating US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, which signaled Al-Qaeda’s emergence as a deadly player on the global stage. In Nairobi, a solemn ceremony reunited families of the victims and officials at a memorial park in the centre of the Kenyan capital,…

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August 7, 2018


Kenya’s Chepkoech smashes women’s steeplechase world record

Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech obliterated the world record in the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase by more than eight seconds in a stunning Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.

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July 21, 2018


Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment “inhumane”. Ruth Kamande, who won a prison beauty pageant while awaiting trial, slashed her partner Farid Mohammed, 24, to death in 2015 and was convicted in…

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July 20, 2018


Karachi dangerously close to a water crisis: Indian scientists

Ten cities across the world are facing ‘Day Zeroes’ or severe water shortage in the near future unless they do something—and Karachi is one of them. “The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board barely meets 50 percent of the city’s total water requirement,” says the India-based Centre for Science and Environment. “The city’s population is growing…

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April 25, 2018


Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, dies aged 45

Ol Pejeta, Kenya: Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction, a fate that only science can now prevent. When Sudan was born in 1973 in the wild in Shambe, South Sudan, there were about…

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March 20, 2018


US announces to offer huge reward for locating Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah

WASHINGTON: The US State Department placed a $5 million reward for help locating the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday, linked to bloody attacks in Pakistan and the 2010 attempted Times Square car bombing in New York. The State Department posted the reward for information leading to the identification or location of Maulana Fazlullah,…

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March 9, 2018


Trump remarks infuriate Africans

NAIROBI: Africans have reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as “shithole countries”, with many accusing the US president of racism and ignorance. The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks on Friday, while a statement from ambassadors of all countries from the continent at the United Nations demanded a retraction…

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January 13, 2018


Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report

PARIS: Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday. Almost all the deaths, 92 percent, happened in low- and middle-income countries, it said, with air pollution the main culprit, felling 6.5 million people. Almost half of the total toll…

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October 21, 2017


Kenyan politicians struggle to break ethnic voting patterns

KITUI, Kenya: enya’s president and opposition leader both held election rallies outside their ethnic strongholds this week, as the candidates push harder to win votes in areas dominated by their rivals. Many Kenyans still vote along ethnic rather than policy lines, but President Uhuru Kenyatta and his chief opponent, Raila Odinga, have both signaled they…

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August 5, 2017


Kenyan Olympic marathon champ Sumgong fails dope test: IAAF

Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic gold in the marathon when she triumphed in Rio last year, has failed an out-of-competition dope test, athletics officials said Friday. The 32-year-old, who is also the reigning London Marathon champion, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO in a test by the International…

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April 7, 2017


Death toll from Kenya tanker fireball hits 40

The death toll from a fireball caused by a crash involving a tanker carrying flammable materials rose to 40 Monday, as Kenya faced calls to improve safety on its perilous roads. The east African nation was left reeling by devastating scenes from the crash late Saturday in which the tanker ploughed into 11 vehicles, leaving…

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December 12, 2016


Kenya fights deadly stigma with albino beauty pageant

NAIROBI: In many parts of Africa albinos are stigmatised or hunted for their body parts, but for one night in Kenya those with the condition took to the catwalk to show off their unique beauty. Billed by organisers as the first pageant of its kind, young albino men and women on Friday competed for the…

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October 22, 2016


Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni pleads innocence in drug case

Mumbai: Former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, who was named as an accused in a Rs. 2,000 crore ephedrine drug haul case, has pleaded innocence, a media report said. “Don’t look at me as an accused but as a victim of a conspiracy,” said Ms Kulkarni, based in Kenya, in a recorded speech played by her…

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September 10, 2016


I’m voting Trump, says Obama’s Kenyan half-brother

  NAIROBI, KENYA: US President Barack Obama’s half-brother said Tuesday he was going to vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump in this year’s American election, saying he felt let down his sibling’s neglect of his Kenyan family. Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother and a Kenyan father he barely knew, who left…

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July 26, 2016


Working in slums: Madonna moved to tears by case of child rape in Kenya

NAIROBI: Pop icon Madonna was reduced to tears during a trip to Kenya as she listened to a man describe how his five-year-old daughter had been recently raped by a neighbor in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. The U.S. singer met the man during a visit to Kibera, one of Africa’s biggest slums, on Saturday and Sunday. She…

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July 6, 2016


Kenya nationwide blackout caused by monkey tripping transformer

A nationwide blackout that hit Kenya on Tuesday was caused by a monkey tripping a transformer at a hydropower plant, leading to the loss of more than 180 megawatts from the grid, power producer Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) said. Power distributor Kenya Power and KenGen said electricity supply was knocked out at 11.30 a.m….

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June 8, 2016


Man mauled, lion shot in latest Nairobi incident

NAIROBI: A man was injured by a lion that was subsequently shot dead by wildlife rangers as it roaming outside the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday. It is the fourth time this year that lions have roamed outside Nairobi National Park and the second time someone has been injured by a lion in less than…

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March 30, 2016