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Kipchoge to go head to head with Ethiopia’s Bekele in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, the only men to go under two hours, two minutes for the marathon, will go head to head over the classic distance in this year’s London Marathon, organizers said on Friday.Kenya’s Kipchoge had already...

‘I caught HIV on a one-night stand and now I want to warn you’

A Kenyan woman who was infected with HIV is speaking out about the risks of getting infected after she became HIV-positive following a one-night stand.Naomi Ireri, 41, a campaigner who warns youths against rushing into sex, told BBC Swahili...

Malawi, Kenya and Ghana tries first malaria vaccine in babies

Malawi along with Kenya and Ghana are getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history’s deadliest and most stubborn of diseases.Unlike established vaccines that offer near-complete protection, this new one is only about 40% effective. But...

Six killed after al Shabaab raid in Garissa, Kenya

A Kenyan government official says four residents have been killed by stray bullets during a raid by suspected al-Shabaab extremists in eastern Garissa County.Deputy county commissioner Kibet Bowen said Tuesday the gunmen targeted police officers at a roadblock near...

Kenyan police arrest 3 suspects for trying to breach British army camp

Police in Kenya arrested three suspected members of al Shabaab terror group who tried to break into a British army camp in Laikipia in central Kenya, police said in a report.The arrests, which took place at about 5 pm...

Four killed as al Shabaab militants gunshots hit 2 buses in Kenya

Kenya police say four people have been killed on Thursday in two ambushes in which passenger buses were fired on by gunmen suspected to be Islamic extremists in the country’s eastern coastal area.In the first attack, three men were...

Nairobi governor charged with graft granted bail

A Kenyan court granted bail on Wednesday to the Nairobi County governor charged with multi-million dollar corruption in one of the most high profile cases in the government’s anti-graft push.The move was opposed by the prosecution, which argued Governor...

Detained Nairobi governor, Mike Sonko hospitalized

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has been taken from prison to hospital according to a BBC report, a Nairobi hospital confirmed it, however, details of his ailment was not disclosed, they said that he had been admitted with a prison...

Nairobi governor arraigned, pleads not guilty to graft charges

Nairobi’s governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko pleaded not guilty to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars in a Kenyan court on Monday.The governor was arrested on Friday and is accused of conspiracy to commit corruption, failure to...

Two survivors found 2 days after Kenyan building collapse

Miracle in Kenya as rescuers digging through the rubble of a collapsed six-story building in Nairobi, found 2 survivors on Sunday, two days after it collapsed and killed at least five people and injured 31 others.Authorities said 24 people...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...