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April, 2017

  • 25 April

    Kenya Audits Voter List Ahead of August Polls – Voice of America

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    Voice of AmericaKenya Audits Voter List Ahead of August PollsVoice of AmericaBetween March 2013 and March 2017, Kenya's voter list grew by 5.3 million people. The list now stands at 19.6 million. That's just under half of the total population of around 45 million. Opposition groups and some political observers have raised ...and more »

  • 25 April

    Satellite images trigger payouts for Kenyan farmers in grip of drought – The Guardian

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    The GuardianSatellite images trigger payouts for Kenyan farmers in grip of droughtThe GuardianThe Kenyan government is scaling up an innovative livestock insurance programme that uses satellite imagery of drought-hit areas to offer a safety net to vulnerable farmers. The Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (Klip) monitors forage conditions ...

  • 25 April

    Kenya arrests suspects in shooting of conservationist – Independent Online

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    Independent OnlineKenya arrests suspects in shooting of conservationistIndependent OnlineNairobi – Kenya has arrested an unspecified number of suspects and recovered a gun linked to the shooting of Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park over the weekend, the interior minister said on Monday. The 73-year old ...Top conservationist

  • 25 April

    Kenyans speak out against widow-cleansing tradition – Aljazeera.com

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    Aljazeera.comKenyans speak out against widow-cleansing traditionAljazeera.comNyanza, Kenya - In parts of Kenya tradition dictates that a widow is inherited by another man, usually a relative. Before that happens, however, she first has to engage in so-called widow-cleansing rituals which can include a sexual act with another man.

  • 25 April

    27 people killed in Kenya bus-trailer truck crash – Independent Online

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    CBC.ca27 people killed in Kenya bus-trailer truck crashIndependent OnlineNairobi, Kenya — Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck. Police say the accident took place along the major road linking two of Kenya's biggest cities, capital Nairobi and the port of ...Bus-truck crash in Kenya kills at least 26CitizenBus, truck collision in Kenya leaves 27 deadCBC.caKenya: Bus-oil tanker collision leave 26 deadAnadolu AgencySky News -The Standard (press release) -Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)all 38 news articles »

  • 25 April

    Conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot by herders at Kenyan ranch

    Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann has been shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article35646100.ece/45232/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-1174875a-8efa-4ede-ac94-82950e87c80f_I1.jpg Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann has been shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought.

  • 25 April

    Kenyan farmers rejoice amid rise in coffee prices

    New dawn is slowly setting in Kenya's coffee industry as local and global prices continue to rise and the country's sustained efforts to enforce new reforms and consolidating traditional markets and sourcing for new ones. The initiatives being pursued have therefore boosted farmers' morale to increase production and quality in order to earn premium prices in the global market.

  • 25 April

    Kenya: At Least 24 People Dead On Mombasa-Nairobi Road Accident

    Photo: Tony Webster/Flickr File photo Nairobi - At least 24 people were on Monday night killed in an accident on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. Police said several other passengers sustained serious injuries in the accident that involved a bus and a truck.

  • 25 April

    Easter has brought fresh wave of local tourism to Kenyan coast

    Kenya's idyllic coastline has seen tourism numbers swell over the Easter weekend, mainly thanks to local visitors taking advantage of the ongoing school holidays. The East African country's coast beckons tourists not only from Kenya, but also from neighbouring countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi and the faraway shores of China and Korea, all flocking to Kenya's pristine white beaches and the crystal blue waters of the Indian

  • 25 April

    Africa to Pilot World’s First Malaria Vaccine

    [Deutsche Welle] Programs beginning next year in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya will test the vaccine's effectiveness in children. The trial was announced ahead of World Malaria Day (25.04.2017).

  • 25 April

    Govt Vows to Stop Poll Violence

    [Nation] The government on Monday stepped in to stop the violence that has characterised ongoing party nominations as one person was killed in Homa Bay and others injured in the battle to be on the ballot in August.

  • 25 April

    Potty-Mouthed Kuria Denies Soiling Jubilee Primaries in ‘Sexy’ Gatundu

    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has defended himself against accusations of orchestrating chaos in the ongoing Jubilee party primaries in an effort to steal the vote.

  • 25 April

    The Last Male Northern White Rhino, Sudan, Goes On Tinder #mosteligiblebachelor

    [Capital FM] Ol Pejeta Conservancy has partnered with Tinder, the world's leading social app for meeting new people, to launch a new campaign to raise awareness about 'The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World' named Sudan. Sudan is the only remaining male northern white rhino on the planet.

  • 25 April

    Governor Ndathi Concedes Defeat in Kirinyaga Jubilee Primaries

    [Nation] Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi on Tuesday said he has conceded defeat in the Jubilee primaries even before the final results were announced.

  • 25 April

    Discarded flip flops pose huge hazard to ocean

    The shores of Watamu on the Kenyan coast should be pristine. They're not.

  • 25 April

    Author shot by raiders in stable condition

    Kenya's rolling highlands inspired her to write the bestselling novel "I Dreamed of Africa," but now the situation around her is turning to a nightmare.

  • 25 April

    Tanzania expels UNDP head Awa Dabo – The Star, Kenya

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    The Star, KenyaTanzania expels UNDP head Awa DaboThe Star, KenyaTanzania has expelled the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the country, the foreign ministry has said in a statement. It blamed Awa Dabo, a Gambian national, for the "deteriorating performance" of her office, driven by what it ...Tanzania expels country head of UN Development ProgramWTOPTanzania expels local head of UN Development ProgrammeNews24UNDP head in Tanzania expelled by the governmentafricanewsAnadolu Agencyall 6 news articles »

  • 24 April

    Kenyans Turn to Camels to Cope With Climate Change – AllAfrica.com

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    AllAfrica.comKenyans Turn to Camels to Cope With Climate ChangeAllAfrica.comWhile parts of Kenya are becoming drier, a growing number of people are starting to keep camels. The animals are more drought-resistant than cows - and their highly nutritious milk is catching on around the world. Bone-dry plains roasted by a ...and more »

  • 24 April

    Kenya’s Mary Keitany breaks record – Business Day (registration)

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    Business Day (registration)Kenya's Mary Keitany breaks recordBusiness Day (registration)London — Kenya's Mary Keitany broke the women-only world record en route to her third London Marathon gold medal on Sunday, finishing in 2hr 17min 01sec to beat Paula Radcliffe's previous best by 41 seconds. Radcliffe still holds the overall record of ...How Kenya upstaged Ethiopia to London Marathon gloryafricanewsKenyan athletes showing how it is doneThe Standard (press release)Kenya's Keitany breaks women's only world

  • 24 April

    Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018 – Times LIVE

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    Times LIVEGhana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018Times LIVEGhana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday.Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccineBBC NewsKenya set to receive the world's