Stories tagged: Kenya
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Three Kenya men sentenced to death for stripping, abusing woman
A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced three men to death for stripping naked and abusing a woman during a wave of attacks by mobs claiming that women were inappropriately dressed.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Al-Shabab beheads 9 civilians in attack on Kenya village
Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an early-morning attack on a village in the southeast, Kenyan officials said Saturday, as concerns grew that the group had taken …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
World’s last male rhino getting help from Tinder dating app
There’s just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he’s now on the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts try to keep his species alive.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid
The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
IOC cuts off funding to Kenya, suspension possible next week
The IOC has cut funding to Kenya and will consider suspending the country next week after local officials refused to make changes to their Olympic body’s constitution. The IOC says …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7 p.m.
CdA-based New Covenant Missions creating churches in Africa to act as home bases for mission work
For New Covenant Missions executive director Erik Laursen, overseeing 150 churches in Ethiopia and traveling to Africa six times a year is similar in many ways to the job he …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
87 escape Kenya psych hospital as medics strike nationwide
Kenyan officials say at least 87 patients with mental illnesses have escaped from the country’s only psychiatric hospital after they were left unattended when medical workers at public hospitals went …
Fri., July 22, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
‘YouTube nan’ Julius Yego became Kenya’s self-taught javelin world champ
Julius Yego wanted to be an athlete, only he couldn’t run fast.
Sun., June 5, 2016
Gordon Jackson: Bathroom combatants could learn from village
If we explained how we’re addressing our distinctly first world problem of using the courts to figure out who gets to use which bathroom, these villagers couldn’t begin to grasp …
UPDATED: Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse
A Kenyan woman was rescued Thursday after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
6-month-old rescued from collapsed building in Kenya
A nearly 6-month-old girl was rescued Tuesday from the rubble of a building that collapsed last week, raising hopes for more survivors in the disaster that has left 23 people …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Kenyans prepare for massive burn of ivory
Kenyan authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials believe will be the largest single …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
London mayor tells ‘part-Kenyan’ Obama to butt out
London Mayor Boris Johnson, a leader of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, faced a flurry of criticism Friday for suggesting U.S. President Barack Obama may have …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 4 p.m.
Turtles are key as Kenya balances ecology and development
Kenya is striving to strike a balance between developing its 330 miles of coastline for a billion-dollar tourism industry that employs a half-million people and preserving the environment that attracts …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 6:40 a.m.
Somali president: Attack killed nearly 200 Kenyan soldiers
Somalia’s president says at least 180 Kenyan soldiers were killed in Somalia in an extremist attack on their base in January by al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016
Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya
Kenya’s cool climate and high altitude make it perfect for growing large, long-lasting roses. Such conditions have helped make Kenya become the world’s fourth-biggest supplier after the Netherlands, Ecuador and …
Mon., May 4, 2015
Lani Kiplagat Rutto wins at Bloomsday
Maybe Kenya’s Lani Kiplagat Rutto should have an emergency tooth extraction before every big race. Rutto shook off the Friday procedure and outraced fellow countryman, defending champion and racing partner …
Thu., April 30, 2015, 6:42 p.m.
Kenya’s Allan Kiprono returns to defend Bloomsday title
The 39th running of Bloomsday on Sunday will feature several returning champions and a Kenyan who is simply trying to race his way into special status.
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Spokane’s Hazen Audel taps skills of indigenous people for Survive the Tribe TV series
Spiders and snakes were more inspiring than school to Hazen Audel as he grew up in Spokane. “My high school teachers would never have bet that I’d become a science …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2013, 1:02 p.m.
Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US
BOSTON — President Barack Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle has been granted permission to stay in the U.S.
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013
U.S. raid targets planned terrorism in Kenya, officials say
NAIROBI, Kenya – U.S. interrogators headed to an American warship in the Mediterranean to question a suspected Libyan al-Qaida operative linked to the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa as …
Tue., Sept. 24, 2013, 12:07 p.m.
Kenyan president: Terrorists defeated
NAIROBI, Kenya — The terrorists who took control of a Nairobi mall and held off Kenyan security forces for four days have been defeated after killing at least 67 civilians …
Fri., April 8, 2011
Vestal: Partners find formula for success in Kenya
It’s the babies that get you. When Stacey Mainer and Sandy Ivers talk about the work they do in rural Kenya, it rings with all the sadness and all the …
Sat., Oct. 23, 2010
Going the distance
It’s a spectacular fall afternoon at Plantes Ferry Park. The air is warm, but you can set your watch by when it will turn crisp. The trees are in the …
Thu., Dec. 3, 2009
Couple’s nonprofit work benefits Kenyan children
When Paul and Connie Zimmerman were tourists in Kenya, they quickly fell in love with the country and its people. Just about as quickly they discovered incredible poverty and a …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009
Scores killed in oil fire in Kenya
MOLO, Kenya – An oil spill from a crashed truck erupted into flames Saturday in Kenya, killing at least 89 people who were trying to scoop up free fuel, officials …
Fri., Dec. 19, 2008
Ex-colonel found guilty of genocide
NAIROBI, Kenya – The ringleader of the 1994 Rwanda genocide was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for his role in the early days of an ethnic slaughter that eventually …