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Tag Archives: Kenya

Ethiopian airline’s plane crashes en route to Kenya

NAIROBI: Ethiopian Airlines Group on Sunday confirmed that its flight carrying 157 people crashed on Sunday en route to Nairobi, Kenya. The aircraft, Boeing 737-800 MAX, with registration number ET-AVJ, took off at 08:38 a.m. local time from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and lost contact at 08:44 a.m., the ...

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Blast and gunfire around Nairobi luxury hotel

KENYA: A luxury hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi۔ At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westlands district of the city, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab claimed the attack but gave ...

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Migingo Island: A rocky marriage between Uganda and Kenya

Nicolas DELAUNAY: A rounded rocky outcrop covered with metallic shacks, Migingo Island rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria like an iron-plated turtle. The densely populated island is barely a quarter of a hectare large, its residents crammed into a hodge-podge of corrugated-iron homes. There’s little else but a ...

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At least 41 killed, 2,000 affected as Kenyan dam bursts

SOLAI: A dam burst its banks in Kenya’s Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said. Water burst through the banks of the Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, on Wednesday night, sweeping away hundreds of homes, including those on the expansive Nyakinyua ...

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Kenya’s Neurosurgeon performs brain surgery on wrong patient

megaflopp/iStock/Getty Images NAIROBI: A neurosurgeon at Kenya’s largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement. The scandal, which prompted an outpouring of horror on social media, is the latest drama to hit the Kenyatta National Hospital in recent weeks, ...

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Kenyan TV channels shut down by government resume broadcasting

NAIROBI: Two Kenyan television channels shut down by the government over their coverage of the opposition resumed partial broadcasting on Monday, although a third channel remained off the air. NTV resumed broadcasting on pay-to-view channels, it announced on its Twitter feed, and KTN News resumed on free-to-air terrestrial channels. Citizen TV, which ...

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Winter Olympics: Kenyan skier Wanjiku set to make history

NAIROBI: Sabrina Wanjiku Simader is set to make history in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the first female alpine skier to compete for Kenya in the Winter Olympics. The 19-year-old, who is based in Austria, is the only Kenyan competitor in the February 9-25 Games but will be joined by Philip ...

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ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup opens in New Zealand

WELLINGTON: The ICC Under-19 Cricket World 2018 Cup officially got underway in style at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand on Sunday with an impressive ceremony showcasing New Zealand’s culture. According to a media release of the ICC, the ceremony was attended by representatives of all the 16 participating ...

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Kenya election: Police clash with opposition supporters

NAIROBI: Kenyan police clashed with protesters in opposition strongholds Thursday as the nation voted for a new president for the second time in three months. The main opposition candidate had urged his supporters to boycott the latest race, reflecting bitter divisions in the country. In the western town of Kisumu, ...

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