Kenya

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds repeat presidential vote

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds repeat presidential vote

Published 20/11/2017

Policemen stand near a poster depicting Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Kenya November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Baz RatnerNAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday [more…]

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

Published 20/11/2017

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in [more…]

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

Published 10/11/2017

The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash. [more…]

Flanagan scores stunning victory in New York City marathon

Flanagan scores stunning victory in New York City marathon

Published 06/11/2017

Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years when she claimed a dominant victory over Kenyan three-times champion Mary Keitany on Sunday. [more…]

Low turnout taints Kenyatta victory in Kenya election re-run

Low turnout taints Kenyatta victory in Kenya election re-run

Published 27/10/2017

Results of Kenya's presidential election re-run started to trickle in on Friday, with early estimates of the turnout at below 35 percent, dealing a blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta's hopes for a decisive second-term mandate. [more…]

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…]