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Three vehicles torched in long-running South African taxi war

Three vehicles torched in long-running South African taxi war

Published 08/09/2017

One Uber vehicle and two other taxis were torched in South Africa's main business district on Thursday night in a feud over fares, but no one was injured, Uber and police said on Friday. [more…]

Kenya`s Odinga rejects election re-run date without `guarantees`

Kenya`s Odinga rejects election re-run date without `guarantees`

Published 05/09/2017

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday his coalition would not participate in a re-run of a presidential election proposed for Oct. 17 unless they are given "legal and constitutional" guarantees. [more…]

U.N. moves to protect South Sudan civilians after years of criticism

U.N. moves to protect South Sudan civilians after years of criticism

Published 28/08/2017

United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan are moving more aggressively to protect civilians caught in the country's four-year civil war, after years of criticism for failures that led to the sacking of the mission's military chief last year. [more…]

Athletics: Manangoi brings 1,500m joy for Kenya as Kiprop flops

Athletics: Manangoi brings 1,500m joy for Kenya as Kiprop flops

Published 13/08/2017

Asbel Kiprop failed in his bid for a fourth consecutive 1,500 meters gold medal at the World Championships on Sunday - but Kenya still celebrated a dazzling one-two with new champion Elijah Manangoi leading home his friend Timothy Cheruiyot. [more…]

Infant ape fossil skull illuminates humankind`s remote past

Infant ape fossil skull illuminates humankind`s remote past

Published 10/08/2017

The lemon-sized fossil skull of an infant ape nicknamed Alesi that inhabited a Kenyan forest about 13 million years ago is offering a peek at what the long-ago common ancestor of people and all modern apes may have looked like. [more…]

Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

Published 01/08/2017

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Final - Men's 5000m Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 20/08/2016. Mo Farah (GBR) of Britain celebrates winning the race.

Mo Farah will bring down the curtain on his championship career with a bid for yet another distance double in London but, despite his unmatchable palmares, the Briton still finds himself fighting for appreciation in some quarters.

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Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

Published 12/07/2017

Musician Vama Joseph Zaki performs during an open mic event organised by Ana Taban at Aggrey Jaden Cultural Centre & Cinema, in Juba, South Sudan, April 23, 2017.

South Sudanese activists are using music, poetry, theater, comedy, dance and fashion to preach tolerance in the world's youngest nation which has been divided by years of civil war.

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Naked skydivers bid for world record in plea for British unity

Naked skydivers bid for world record in plea for British unity

Published 07/07/2017

British skydivers Olly Ayllot, Pete Sherwood and Pete Cheek carry their parachutes after skydiving from a plane some 22,400 feet above Diani beach, near Mombasa, Kenya July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Joseph Okanga

As gloomy headlines multiplied in the wake of last year's Brexit vote, four Britons decided to cheer up their divided country by setting a new world record for skydiving. Naked.

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Three killed in gun attack on bank in Kenyan northeast: police

Three killed in gun attack on bank in Kenyan northeast: police

Published 23/06/2017

Attackers shot and killed three people in a raid on a commercial bank in northeast Kenya's on Friday, police said.

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Athletics: Coleman sizzles in 100m heats as Gatlin keeps pace

Athletics: Coleman sizzles in 100m heats as Gatlin keeps pace

Published 23/06/2017

Jun 22, 2017, Sacramento, CA, USA- Christian Coleman of Tennessee wins 100m heat in 9.90 for the top qualifying time during the USA Championships at Hornet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Coleman displayed the kind of speed that helped him clock the fastest time of the year when he led 100 meters qualifying at the U.S. national championships on Thursday as 35-year-old Justin Gatlin kept pace with the youngsters.

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