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Suspected al-Shabab suspects burn down 8 trucks in Kenya
Lamu (Kenya), Jan 24 (IANS) Estimated eight construction vehicles and equipment were set ablaze by suspected al-Shabab militants at 29 km from Hindi Town in the coastal Kenyan county of Lamu, a government official said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Terrorism
5 killed in accident in Kenya
Nairobi, Jan 23 (IANS) Five people died on the spot when two cars collided at a busy highway in southwestern Kenyan county of Kajiado.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya's tourist arrivals expanded 53% in 2021 amid Covid
Nairobi, Jan 20 (IANS) Kenya's international tourist arrivals increased by 53.3 per cent to 870,465 in 2021 compared to 567,848 in 2020 with the sector showing recovery amid increased Covid-19 vaccinations across the globe, a government official said.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenyan security forces kill 15 al-Shabab militants in coastal region
Lamu, Jan 19 (IANS) Kenyan security forces have killed 15 al-Shabab militants following a successful operation in the Bodhei area within the vast Boni forest in the coastal county of Lamu.
2022-01-19
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Terrorism
Angola to produce 10.5 mn carats of diamonds in 2022
Luanda, Jan 18 (IANS) Angola estimates to produce 10.5 million carats of diamonds in 2022 with a revenue of $1.4 billion, the country's National Diamond Company (Endiama) announced here.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya banking on cultural heritage to shore up tourist numbers
Nairobi, Jan 13 (IANS) Kenya will leverage the rich culture of its more than 40 ethnic communities alongside the presence of world-renowned prehistoric sites to boost tourist arrivals, officials said.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kenya hits 10mn Covid-19 vaccination target before New Year's arrival
Nairobi, Jan 1 (IANS) Kenyan Ministry of Health has said it had vaccinated more than 10 million people, achieving a target it had set for itself to attain before the end of 2021.
2022-01-01
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kenya's tourist arrivals up 40% in first 10 months
Nairobi, Dec 18 (IANS) Kenya's tourist arrivals increased by 40.8 per cent to 663,036 in the first 10 months to October this year compared to 470,971 arrivals in the same period in 2020, government data has revealed.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Pan African health forum opens with call for swift pandemic response
Nairobi, Dec 15 (IANS) The inaugural conference on public health in Africa (CPHIA 2021) began with leaders, policymakers, and scientists calling for enhanced response to the Covid-19 pandemic in light of new variants.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kenya launches 100-day vaccination campaign
Nairobi, Dec 15 (IANS) Kenya has launched a 100-day vaccination campaign targeting infants and adolescent girls amid vulnerability to measles and human papillomavirus that causes cervical cancer, respectively.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenyan police foil abduction of 40 civilians in border region
Wajir (Kenya), Dec 14 (IANS) Kenyan police has foiled an attempt by suspected al-Shabab militants to abduct faithful at a mosque in Konton, Wajir County, in the northeastern border region.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Terrorism
3 killed in suicide attack in Kenya
Nairobi, Dec 8 (IANS) Three persons including a suicide bomber were killed in a blast in Kisumu County in Western Kenya, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-12-08
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Barbados PM named UN's 2021 Champions of Earth
Nairobi, Dec 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados was among those chosen by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) as its 2021 Champions of the Earth -- the world body's highest environmental honour.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
18 killed in bus accident in eastern Kenya
Nairobi, Dec 5 (IANS) At least 18 commuters died after a bus ferrying choir members plunged into a river in Kitui County, eastern Kenya, the police said.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blinken in Kenya as part of 3-nation tour in Africa
Nairobi, Nov 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi as part of his three-nation tour in Africa, which will also take him to Nigeria and Senegal.
2021-11-18
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
AU vows to promote peace, security to boost development
Nairobi, Nov 4 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has vowed to promote peace and security in the continent in order to boost sustainable development.
2021-11-04
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Angola to cut VAT from 14 to 7%
Luanda, Oct 29 (IANS) Angola's government has decided to reduce the rate of value added tax (VAT) on a set of essential consumer goods, from 14 to 7 per cent, an official release said on Friday.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy
East Africa's economic growth to rise to 4.1% in 2021: AfDB
Nairobi, Oct 29 (IANS) East Africa's economic growth is projected to rise to 4.1 per cent in 2021, up from 0.4 per cent in 2020, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Thursday.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy
'Habitat loss biggest threat to Kenya's wildlife'
Nairobi, Oct 29 (IANS) Habitat loss is the biggest threat to Kenya's wildlife, a conservationist said.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Drastic reduction in unnecessary plastic crucial: UN report
Nairobi, Oct 21 (IANS) A drastic reduction in unnecessary, avoidable and problematic plastic is crucial to addressing the global pollution crisis, said a comprehensive assessment released on Thursday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
2021-10-21
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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