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World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies
by Tom Odula - March 20, 2018 - 3:15pm
The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength."
Kenyan opposition leader 'sworn in' as event called treason
by Tom Odula - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
In a ceremony that Kenya's government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on yesterday was sworn in as "the people's president" during a mock inauguration protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's...
Kenya president sworn in after months-long election turmoil
by Tom Odula - November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term yesterday in what some hoped would be the end of months of election turmoil, which Kenyatta said stretched the country "almost to the breaking poin...
Kenya opposition leader withdraws from fresh election
by Tom Odula - October 10, 2017 - 7:28pm
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on yesterday shocked the country by withdrawing his candidacy for the fresh presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court
Kenya official: Roadside bomb kills 4 people; 11 wounded
by Tom Odula - June 16, 2017 - 8:36pm
An improvised explosive device killed four people in a passenger vehicle in northern Kenya in a suspected extremist attack, an official said yesterday, as fears grew that the al-Shabab extremist group in neighboring...
Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth polls
by Tom Odula - May 4, 2016 - 3:11pm
Kenyan voters must have confidence that the electoral commission and judiciary are impartial and efficient ahead of polls next year, 11 diplomats from western countries said yesterday.
Officials: Collapsed Kenyan building had no occupancy permit
by Tom Odula - April 30, 2016 - 5:02pm
A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said yesterday as they ordered its owner to turn himself ...
Maasai tribesmen spear 2 lions in Kenya, kill 1
by Tom Odula - March 31, 2016 - 12:00pm
Maasai tribesmen speared two lions that strayed out of Nairobi National Park in Kenya on Thursday, killing at least one, a conservationist reported.
Air France flight forced to land in Kenya over bomb scare
by Tom Odula - December 20, 2015 - 5:34am
Kenyan authorities say they are questioning several suspects who were on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that was forced to land early Sunday in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa after a device suspected...
Kenyan officials: 1.4 million expected to attend Pope's mass
by Tom Odula - November 8, 2015 - 3:27pm
An estimated 1.4 million people are expected to attend a mass officiated by Pope Francis when he visits Kenya country on his first trip Africa, Catholic church officials and Kenyan authorities said yesterday.
Namibian president wins African leadership prize
by Tom Odula - March 3, 2015 - 6:21am
Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honor since 2011.
Health groups say AIDS No. 1 killer of adolescents in Africa
by Tom Odula - February 18, 2015 - 7:44am
The 16-year-old Kenyan girl found out she was HIV-positive and pregnant at a clinic in the Korogocho slums two years ago. She still isn't sure how she contracted the virus — her mother died from AIDS-related...
Kenya president signs controversial security law
by Tom Odula - December 20, 2014 - 2:26am
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday signed into law a contentious bill saying it will help the country fight terrorism, but which critics say will be used to crush dissent by curbing civil liberties.
Kenya arrests 77 Chinese in Internet hacking case
by Tom Odula - December 5, 2014 - 1:00am
Police in Kenya are consulting technical experts to determine if 77 Chinese nationals arrested with advanced communications equipment in several houses in an upscale Nairobi neighborhood were committing espionage,...
Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
by Tom Odula - November 23, 2014 - 4:15am
Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn yesterday, singling out and killing 28 non-Muslims, Kenyan police said.
Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus
by Tom Odula - November 22, 2014 - 3:40pm
Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.
US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda
by Tom Odula - September 14, 2014 - 7:02am
The US embassy in Uganda warned American citizens in the country yesterday to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack.
Kenya Wildlife Service struggles to stop poaching
by Tom Odula - March 26, 2014 - 4:40am
Kenya's wildlife authority said yesterday it needs help to curb the escalation of killings of the country's endangered elephants and rhinos for ivory tusks and horns.
Kenya: Chinese man fined $230K for ivory traffic
by Tom Odula - January 29, 2014 - 5:03am
A Kenyan court on yesterday ordered a Chinese man to pay $230,000 in fines or be jailed seven years for ivory smuggling in the first of what will likely be many cases as authorities implement a stringent new law...
Kenyan parents oppose laptop offer for children
by Tom Odula - July 5, 2013 - 12:45am
An ambitious plan by Kenya's government to give laptops to schoolchildren has been opposed by parents who say the money for the computers should instead go toward raising teachers' salaries and feeding children...
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