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Over 5,000 athletes for Mombasa Marathon


August 24th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 24 (IANS) Over 5,000 athletes from six countries will compete at the Mombasa International Marathon in Kenya Sunday.Organisers expect at least 500 elite athletes to participate in the ... Read more...

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48 killed in Kenya ethnic clashes


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 11 children, were killed in a clash involving two communities in Kenya, police said Wednesday.The clash between the Pokomo and Orma ... Read more...

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Kenya orders probe into poor performance at London Olympics


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki ordered the Ministry of Sports to move fast and establish the cause of the country's dismal performance at the recently concluded London ... Read more...

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No pomp as downcast Kenyans return from London Games


August 16th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Kenyan Olympic contingent returned home from the London Games downcast over a less than expected performance that saw it finish in 28th position with just ... Read more...

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Kenya’s runner Jelimo blames tactics for poor show in London


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Kenya's Pamela Jelimo has blamed poor tactics for her failure to retain her Olympic title. Russian Mariya Saminova ended her reign as the women's 800 metres ... Read more...

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Over $50 bn illicitly transferred from Africa annually: Mbeki


August 16th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Over $50 billion is illicitly transferred from Africa annually with multinational corporations being the main culprits, said former South African president Thabo Mbeki here Wednesday.Mbeki, chairman ... Read more...

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Olympics: Kenya’s lost glory in hockey


August 9th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 9 (IANS) Twenty-four years ago, the Kenyan hockey team lined up with the rest of the world to vie for Olympic honours in the 1988 Seoul edition.And that ... Read more...

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Nairobi planning to bid for the 2024 Olympics


August 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nairobi, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced on Wednesday that they are preparing the country so that they can host the Olympic Games in 2024. Odinga said that ... Read more...

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Kenya charges Venezuelan diplomat in colleague’s murder


August 7th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) The first secretary at the Venezuelan Embassy entered a plea of not guilty here Monday at his arraignment on charges he murdered the mission's charge d'affaires, ... Read more...

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‘World dumps in Africa, India helps build capacity’ (With images)


August 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The world is using Africa as a dumping ground for its products but only India is helping the continent in capacity building, a group of ... Read more...

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Kenya launches probe into Venezuelan envoy’s death


July 28th, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 28 (IANS) Kenyan police have launched an investigation into the death of Venezuela's acting ambassador, who was found strangled in her house in Nairobi Friday, Xinhua reported.Nairobi Police ... Read more...

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Kiprop eyes gold at London Games


July 17th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 17 (IANS) World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop will briefly interrupt his training to compete at the Monaco Diamond League Friday to gauge himself before moving on to London ... Read more...

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Kemboi shifts base to Bristol to avoid public scrutiny


July 14th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 14 (IANS) Troubled world 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi has sneaked out of Kenya team's training camp in Nairobi and shifted base to Bristol City.Kenya Olympics officials said ... Read more...

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Kenyan police nab over 130 immigrants


July 10th, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 10 (IANS) A total of 133 foreigners, including two Pakistanis and a Briton, have been arrested by Kenyan police in a major security swoop, as the east ... Read more...

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Kenya’s central bank cuts benchmark rate


July 6th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 6 (IANS) Kenya's Central Bank (CBK) has reduced its interest benchmark rate (CB Rate) to 16.5 percent from 18 percent to bring inflation towards the medium-term target and ... Read more...

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Rudisha, Jelimo spearhead Kenyan challenge in Diamond League


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 3 (IANS) World 800m champion David Rudisha and Olympic champion Pamela Jelimo will jet out Tuesday for Europe to compete in Diamond League and Grand Prix races.The two ... Read more...

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Kenyan football lovers keep off pubs during Euro final


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 2 (IANS) Football lovers in Kenya stayed away from pubs and other entertainment spots during the Euro 2012 final for fear of terror attacks Sunday night.The move ... Read more...

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16 killed in Kenya church attacks


July 1st, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 1 (IANS) At least 16 people, including women, were killed and 40 others injured in twin grenade attacks in northern Kenya, police said Sunday.The attacks were carried ... Read more...

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Kenya’s Kemboi to take part in Olympics despite assault charges


June 30th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) World steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi is still in the Kenyan London Olympics team after Team Kenya CEO Stephen Soi termed the assault charges against him a ... Read more...

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Kenya to allow athletes to compete abroad prior to Olympics


June 13th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 13 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) will not deny elite athletes named in both the Olympics and Africa team a chance to compete at the Samsung Diamond League races ... Read more...

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Kenya minister killed in chopper crash


June 10th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 10 (IANS) The internal security minister of Kenya and three other people have been killed in a helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenyan media reported Sunday.George Saitoti and his ... Read more...

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Beauty queen says she considered becoming a nun


May 31st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 31 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan model Ivian Sarcos, who was crowned Miss World in 2011, has said that she considered the possibility of becoming a nun during the time that ... Read more...

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9,000 displaced in Somalia violence


May 27th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 26 (IANS) At least 9,200 people have been displaced in a fierce battle raging between the coalition forces and the insurgents near the Somali capital, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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Mutai, Kabuu squeeze into Kenya’s Olympic marathon squad


May 18th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 18 (IANS) Geoffrey Mutai and Lucy Kabuu dusted themselves from missing out on their country's marathon team for London Olympics by winning the men's 10,000m and women's 5,000m ... Read more...

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Kenya Airways launches Nairobi-Delhi flight


May 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) To capture the growing traffic between India and Africa, Kenya Airways Wednesday launched a direct Nairobi-New Delhi flight with one-way fare of Rs.22,000-Rs.28,000."We have waited ... Read more...

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Kenya launches manhunt for German terrorist


May 13th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 13 (IANS) Kenya's anti-terrorism police have launched a manhunt for a German national who sneaked into the east African country to plan terror attacks, a top police official ... Read more...

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Kenya flash floods toll rises to 50


May 6th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 6 (IANS) Kenya's flash floods have left at least 50 people as dead and displaced thousands of others in this east African nation, a humanitarian agency has ... Read more...

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Kenya’s Jepkosgei eyes another Olympic medal in London


May 4th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 4 (IANS) Olympic women's 800m silver medallist Janeth Jepkosgei is keen to prove that there is still life in the old war horse as she prepares for her ... Read more...

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Three rhinos found dead in Kenyan national park


April 15th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 15 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Kenya have found old skulls and bones of three rhinos in the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park, about 120 km southwest ... Read more...

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Cole, Fortune tip Manchester United to win EPL


April 11th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) Former Manchester United star striker Andy Cole and midfielder Quinton Fortune have tipped their former side to bag a record 20th English League crown at ... Read more...

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Etihad launches flights to Nairobi


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 2 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has launched its first flight to Nairobi, it was announced Monday.The daily two-class A320 service is the airline's first ... Read more...

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Passenger bus overturns in southeast Kenya, killing 12


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by BNO News
MAZERAS, Kenya (BNO NEWS) -- Twelve people were killed on late Sunday afternoon when a passenger bus overturned and fell into a ditch near Kenya's second-largest city of Mombasa, police said on ... Read more...

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Britain, Kenya to enhance ties (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 27 (IANS) Kenya and Britain will promote their ties, said visiting British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham."Kenya and Britain have strong shared interests including trade, development, security, regional ... Read more...

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Britain, Kenya vow to enhance ties


March 27th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 27 (IANS) Kenya and Britain have vowed to promote their ties, said visiting British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham here Monday."Kenya and Britain have strong shared interests including ... Read more...

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Pirates free Briton after six months


March 21st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A British woman who was kidnapped from a resort island on the Kenyan coast six months ago has been released, The Telegraph reported Wednesday.Judith Tebbutt, 56, ... Read more...

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