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World record holder athlete Tirop dead in apparent stabbing in Kenya
Nairobi, Oct 14 (IANS) The world athletics community was in shock on Thursday as reports emerged from Kenya of the death of World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop, who was found dead at her home in an apparent stabbing incident.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
ICJ ruling on border dispute draw opposing reactions from Kenya, Somalia
Nairobi, Oct 13 (IANS) A ruling by the United Nations' top court on the maritime border dispute between Kenya and Somalia has drawn opposing reactions from the two neighbouring countries in East Africa.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Kenya,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary
Kenya raises $149,000 for elephant conservation
Nairobi, Oct 10 (IANS) Kenya has announced that it has raised 16.5 million shillings ($149,000) towards the conservation of elephants against the target of $900,000 within the current financial year that ends in June 2022.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya receives 860,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines
Nairobi, Oct 9 (IANS) Kenya has received 160,000 doses of AstraZeneca from Slovakia, as well as 700,000 doses of vaccine from France and Germany donated through the COVAX Facility.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Right to clean environment breakthrough moment: UN agency head
Nairobi, Oct 9 (IANS) The adoption of resolution on the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment by the UN Human Rights Council is a breakthrough moment for environmental justice, said UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Inger Andersen.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
14% of world's coral lost since 2009: Report
Nairobi, Oct 5 (IANS) Approximately 14 per cent of the world's coral has been lost since 2009, a report said on Tuesday.
2021-10-05
Category: International, Kenya,National,Environment/Wildlife
WFP appeals for $40mn to feed 440K refugees in Kenya
Nairobi, Sep 25 (IANS) The World Food Program (WFP) has appealed for ($40.4 million to continue providing food and nutrition assistance to 440,000 refugees in Kenya over the next six months.
2021-09-25
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya declares drought national disaster
Nairobi, Sep 9 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has the ongoing declared drought, which is ravaging several parts of the country, a national disaster.
2021-09-09
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
One in 3 countries lack legally mandated standards for outdoor air quality: UN report
Nairobi, Sep 2 (IANS) One-third of the world's countries have no legally-mandated outdoor (ambient) air quality standards.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya to raise $910K for conservation of elephants
Nairobi, Aug 31 (IANS) Kenya has planned to raise 100 million shillings ($910,000) for the conservation of elephants, a senior government official said here.
2021-08-31
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
World U20 C'ships: Jamaica, SA set world records on way to relay golds
Nairobi, Aug 23 (IANS) Jamaica and South Africa set world U20 records in the women's and men's 4x100m, while Botswana and Nigeria ran world leads to win 4x400m gold as five days of action at the World U20 Championships ended on a high.
2021-08-23
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Shaili Singh bagged a silver medal with a superb leap of 6.59 metres, missing the gold medal agonizingly by a mere 1 centimetre in womens long jump, as the country ended its campaign in World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, with two silver and one bronze medal. This is India's best-ever performance in the junior world championships.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics U20: Shaili wins silver in long jump
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Shaili Singh improved on her personal best of 6.48 metres with a superb effort of 6.59 in the womens long jump final but lost out on the gold medal by an agonizing one centimetre on the final day of competitions at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
World U20 Athletics: Priya Mohan finishes fourth in 400m final
Nairobi, Aug 21 (IANS) India's Priya Mohan came up with her personal best but had to be satisfied with the fourth place in the women's 400m at the World Athletics U-20 Championships here on Saturday.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics U20 C'ships: Amit wins 10,000m race walk silver
Nairobi, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian race walker Amit Khatri won silver in the men's 10,000m race walk event at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi on Saturday.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Rana finishes fifth in javelin throw in World Athletics U20 Championships
Nairobi, Aug 20 (IANS) While Shaili Singh maintained India's hopes of more medals at the World Athletics U20 Championships by reaching women's long jump final, javelin thrower Ajai Raj Singh Rana came close to the medals but eventually had to be satisfied with a fifth-place finish on Friday.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics U20 C'ships: Shaili Singh in long jump final
Nairobi, Aug 20 (IANS) India's Shaili Singh has reached the final of the women's long jump event in the World Athletics U20 Championships at Nairobi on Friday.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
This is your moment to shine, Seb Coe tells Indian athletes after 4x400 mixed relay team wins bronze
Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS) World Athletics Chief Seb Coe has congratulated the 4x400m mixed relay team for winning a bronze medal while addressing the Indian contingent on the sidelines of the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kenya extends Covid-19 restrictions
Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a 60-day extension on the ongoing night curfew and a ban on public gatherings amid concerns over surging Covid-19 infections linked to the Delta variant.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
World Athletics U20 Championships schedule changed
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) The World Athletics U20 Championships scheduled to be held in Nairobi, Kenya between August 17-22 will now begin a day later, on August 18, and finish on August 22.
2021-08-15
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Kipchoge's success at Tokyo 2020 reaffirms Kenyan dominance in marathon
Nairobi, Aug 11 (IANS) Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, who defeated a world class field to retain his Olympic marathon title at the Tokyo 2020 Games, has cemented his legacy as the undisputed Greatest of All Time (GOAT) at the distance. His success also continues the dominance of Kenyans in ultimate distance running.
2021-08-11
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Africa's surging Covid cases, deaths yet to stabilise: WHO
Nairobi, Aug 6 (IANS) The surging number of new Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Africa is yet to stabilise as the continent is grappling with spread of new variants, non-compliance to containment measures and limited vaccination, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenya's rhino population rises 11% amid zero poaching in 2020
Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) An international wildlife organisation said that there was an 11 per cent increase in rhino numbers in Kenya from 1,441 in 2019 to 1,605 in 2020 amid no poaching last year.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Kenyan tightens containment measures amid resurgence
Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) Kenya has tightened Covid-19 containment measures, including a ban on public gatherings, amid a new spike of Covid-19 cases in different parts of the country, according to a top health official.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Africa's Covid 3rd wave at crossroads: WHO
Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Africa is at a crossroads, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
WHO raises alarm over surging Covid deaths in Africa
Nairobi, July 16 (IANS) Africa's Covid-19 deaths that have spiked by more than 40 per cent in the recent weeks are a testimony of the severity of the third wave currently sweeping across the continent, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenyan Olympic sprinter Kishoiyan banned for 4 yrs for doping
Nairobi, July 14 (IANS) Kenyan sprinter and two-time Olympian Alphas Kishoiyan has been banned for four years by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) for the presence of prohibited substance, nandrolone, in his system.
2021-07-14
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
African nations urged to promote inclusive agriculture
Nairobi, July 8 (IANS) African nations have been urged to build an inclusive and transformative agricultural sector to boost food security and nutrition amid the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change challenges.
2021-07-08
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Kenyan coffee exports up amid reforms
Nairobi, July 6 (IANS) Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture said that the export of Arabica coffee has improved in the recent past amid ongoing reforms in the sub sector.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Covid worsens malnutrition, lifestyle ailments in Africa
Nairobi, July 2 (IANS) Many African countries are reeling from a spike in hunger, malnutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) due to the Covid-19 pandemic-linked disruptions on the continent's food production systems, scientists have said.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenya extends curfew, ramps up vaccination
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the extension of night curfew by 60 days and pledged to ramp up vaccination against Covid-19 amid recent surges in western parts of the country.
2021-06-30
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya extends curfew, ramp up vaccination to contain Covid-19
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday announced extension of night curfew by 60 days while pledging to ramp up vaccination against Covid-19 amid surges in western parts of the country.
2021-06-30
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Africa's Covid caseload at historic high amid 3rd wave: WHO
Nairobi, June 25 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Africa has increased at an unprecedented pace as the continent grapples amid the ongoing third wave that has posed a dire threat to the continent's public health infrastructure, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenyan police reservist killed in suspected Shabab attack
Mandera, June 23 (IANS) A Kenyan police reservist was killed and two others injured when suspected Shabab militants struck for the third day running here, in northeast Kenya, early Wednesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Defence/Security
Africa's Covid cases surging by 20% amid 3rd wave: WHO
Nairobi, June 18 (IANS) Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa were surging by 20 per cent on a weekly basis as most countries in the continent were under the third wave of the pandemic, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenya unveils scheme to boost mental health
Nairobi, June 9 (IANS) Kenya's health ministry launched Kenya Mental Health Action Plan (2021-2025) on Wednesday to promote mental health among citizens.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
UN calls on nations to meet commitments to restore 1 bn hectares of land
Nairobi, June 3 (IANS) Facing the triple threat of climate change, loss of nature and pollution, the world must deliver on its commitment to restore at least one billion degraded hectares of land in the next decade -- an area about the size of China.
2021-06-03
Category: International, Kenya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kenya extends night curfew
Nairobi, May 31 (IANS) The Kenyan government has announced the extension of the nationwide night curfew by 60 days, while maintaining a ban on political gatherings amid risks posed by new coronavirus strains.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya to start second dose of Covid-19 jabs in June
Nairobi, May 15 (IANS) Kenya will start administering the second dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the first week of June, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kenya launches census to boost conservation of iconic species
Nairobi, May 8 (IANS) Kenya has launched a three-month national wildlife census whose results will inform retooling of conservation programs for iconic species grappling with climatic and human-induced threats.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
2 killed in suspected al-Shabab attack along Kenya-Somalia border
Lamu (Kenya), May 4 (IANS) Two people were killed and one critically wounded after a vehicle they were travelling in ran over an explosive device suspected to have been planted by al-Shabab militants along the Kenya-Somalia border on Monday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya's tourism revenues down by 80% in 2020 amid Covid-19
Nairobi, April 23 (IANS) Kenya tourism sector revenues declined by 80 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019 when the country realised 162 billion shillings ($1.5 billion), a government official said.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya's elephant number increases at 2.8%
Nairobi, April 12 (IANS) Kenya's elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades amid declining poaching, a wildlife research institute said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
UNHCR proposes new resettlement plan for refugees in Kenyan camps
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) The United Nations refugee agency said it has shared with Kenya a proposed set of sustainable and rights-based measures aimed at identifying solutions for refugees living in camps in Kenya.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Africa administers less than 2% of global Covid-19 vaccines: WHO
Nairobi, April 10 (IANS) Africa accounts for less than two per cent of the 690 million Covid-19 vaccines administered globally so far. "Although progress is being made, many African countries have barely moved beyond the starting line," Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenya sets up Covid-19 vaccine safety monitoring board
Nairobi, April 9 (IANS) Kenya announced the formation of an independent Covid-19 vaccine safety monitoring board amid surging public acceptance for inoculation against the virus.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
IMF approves financing package for Kenya's Covid-19 response
Nairobi, April 5 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 254.41 billion shillings (about $2.34 billion) financing package to help the Kenyan government in its response to Covid-19.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
4 killed as bus hits roadside bomb in Kenya
Mandera, March 24 (IANS) At least four passengers were killed and dozens injured when the bus in which they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in Kenya's Mandera County on Wednesday, officials said.
2021-03-24
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya sounds alarm over rising Covid-19 infections
Nairobi, March 21 (IANS) Kenya's Ministry of Health has expressed concern over the rising number of Covid-19 infections in the country.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kipchoge ready for Hamburg Marathon redemption
Nairobi, March 19 (IANS) Kenyan Olympic champion and marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping to return to the top of the podium at the NN Hamburg Marathon on April 11 to redeem his stature following his shock London defeat last year.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics