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Blast Kills Four in Nairobi

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A grenade attack in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi has killed at least four people and injured about 40 others. Officials say the blasts Saturday came from grenades hurled at the outdoor terminal of a major bus station. Deputy Police Spokesman Charles Owino quotes witnesses as saying the grenades were thrown from a moving vehicle. […]

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Blast Kills Three in Nairobi

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Explosions in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi have killed at least three people. Officials say they believe the blasts came from grenades hurled at a crowd at a bus station. More than 20 people are injured. This is the latest in a string of grenade attacks on the capital since Kenya sent troops into Somalia […]

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Blast Kills Three in Nairobi

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Explosions in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi have killed at least three people. Officials say they believe the blasts came from grenades hurled at a crowd at a bus station. More than 20 people are injured. This is the latest in a string of grenade attacks on the capital since Kenya sent troops into Somalia […]

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ICC Dismisses Kenyans’ Bid to Have Charges Dropped

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has rejected an appeal by four prominent Kenyans to have charges against them dropped. The decision means Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, lawmaker William Ruto, former civil service chief Francis Muthaura and radio executive Joshua arap Sang will be tried on charges of crimes against humanity. The four are accused of […]

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Kenya Fires 25,000 Health Care Workers

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan government has fired 25,000 public health care workers who went on strike last week for better pay. Government spokesman Alfred Mutua announced the firings Thursday, saying the workers have been “deleted from payroll,” and will soon receive letters of dismissal. Mutua then invited qualified health professionals to apply for the open positions beginning […]

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Buddhist Ceremony Aims to Unite Kenyan Communities

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Buddhist priests from Japan have conducted a symbolic healing ceremony in an effort to bring warring ethnic groups in Kenya closer together. Traditional dancers in warrior regalia performed alongside chanting Buddhist priests this week at a closing ceremony to the peace conference, which also included spiritual leaders from India, Afghanistan, Europe, and the United States. […]

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Kenya Warned Against Getting Bogged Down in Somalia

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report by the International Crisis Group is warning Kenya against getting bogged down in Somalia, where it is helping to fight al-Shabab Islamic militants. The group says Kenya made a hasty decision to intervene militarily in Somalia without a clear plan or exit strategy. It warns Kenya that a prolonged operation in Somalia […]

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Aid Group: ‘Inhuman’ Conditions at Kenyan Refugee Camps

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A medical aid group says conditions are worsening at the world’s largest refugee camps in Kenya. Doctors Without Borders says humanitarian agencies are struggling to provide meaningful aid to the more than 400,000 refugees at the sprawling Dadaab refugee camps. The group says all “non-lifesaving activities” at Dadaab were suspended in October, after the kidnapping […]

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Aid Group: ‘Inhuman’ Conditions at Kenyan Refugee Camps

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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A medical aid group says conditions are worsening at the world’s largest refugee camps in Kenya. Doctors Without Borders says humanitarian agencies are struggling to provide meaningful aid on an ongoing basis to the more than 400,000 refugees at the sprawling Dadaab refugee camps. The group says all “non-lifesaving activities” at Dadaab were suspended in […]

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Obama’s Step-Grandmother Hurt in Kenya Car Accident

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The step-grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama sustained minor injuries in a car accident in western Kenya. Officials say Sarah Obama suffered bruises and shock after the car she was in rolled over on Saturday night. Relatives say the 90-year-old woman was traveling to her home in the village of Kogelo when the accident took […]

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