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Hasay out of Boston Marathon with heel injury

Hasay out of Boston Marathon with heel injury

Published 15/04/2018

(Reuters) - American Jordan Hasay, one of the top women’s challengers in Monday’s Boston Marathon, has withdrawn with a heel injury, officials said on Sunday. [more…]

Tillerson cuts short Africa trip to return to Washington

Tillerson cuts short Africa trip to return to Washington

Published 12/03/2018

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens to a question during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, March 9, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstNAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. [more…]

Kenyan university lecturers strike again over low pay

Kenyan university lecturers strike again over low pay

Published 02/03/2018

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s public university lecturers have resumed a nationwide strike over low pay, nearly three months after ending a similar protest. Strikes by [more…]

Record-breaking Ethiopians dominate Dubai Marathon

Record-breaking Ethiopians dominate Dubai Marathon

Published 26/01/2018

Roza Dereje Bekele of Ethiopia crosses the finish line of the Dubai Marathon, in Dubai, UAE January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Satish KumarDUBAI (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Mosinet [more…]

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…]