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May 11, 2018 10:52 AM Kenya’s Patel dam bursts, sweeping away homes in Solai

At least 41 people have died after heavy rains caused a dam to burst in Kenya, sweeping away homes across a vast area of farmland. The breach happened on Wednesday near the town of Solai, 190km (120 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi. The dead are thought to include children and women trapped in mud. The Kenyan Red Cross says it has rescued about 55

August 22, 2017 9:37 AM Elections are only part of the story in Kenya’s history of post-poll violence

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance are contesting the country’s general election results in the Supreme Court. Odinga rejected the official results which showed that Uhuru Kenyatta had reclaimed the presidency. In the days following the announcement that Kenyatta had won, opposition supporters attempted to engage in peaceful 22

June 14, 2017 10:47 AM LATEST: Mother of 2 kids rescued from collapsed building in Kenya dies

Nairobi - The mother of two children rescued from a collapsed seven-storey building in Nairobi has died in hospital, officials said Wednesday, amid fears more people are trapped under the rubble. The woman's daughter and son are in a stable condition after being pulled from the debris in a poor neighbourhood near Nairobi's international airport, southeast 3

June 13, 2017 10:38 AM At least 4 missing after Kenya building collapse

At least four people were missing after the collapse of a seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi overnight, the Red Cross said on Tuesday. The incident occurred in a very poor neighbourhood near Nairobi's international airport southeast of the capital, Red Cross spokeswoman Noellah Musundi told AFP. "The information is still scanty (about) 35

January 14, 2017 4:54 PM Rep. John Lewis Says Trump Is Not a "Legitimate President" Due To Russian Meddling

If a foreign nation's intervention into elections is a crime, America has a LOT of explaining to do. John Lewis, TwitterFew members of Congress have served longer and with more esteem that John Lewis, the Democrat from Georgia. Well-known and universally respected for his civil rights activism (for which he was physically beaten), Lewis is also not above 12

July 14, 2016 9:40 AM US in shock as wildly eccentric politician Boris Johnson is made Britain's top diplomat prompting giggles from State Department official while media calls him 'sexist' (and even Cher is outraged)

The US has reacted with shock to the appointment of Boris Johnson as Britain's new Foreign Secretary, with the media and commentators regarding him as an undiplomatic choice for the top diplomatic job. The State Department seemingly thought his new role was ridiculous, because its spokesman, Mark Toner, had to stifle laughter when he was asked about 8

April 30, 2016 10:26 PM Kenya sends largest ever stockpile of ivory up in smoke

ELEVEN giant pyres of tusks went up in smoke as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Huge white clouds of smoke spiralled into the sky as the flames took hold, fuelled by thousands of litres of diesel and kerosene injected through steel pipes. Lighting the fire in Nairobi’s 14

July 8, 2015 12:42 AM Al Shabaab gunmen kill 14 in night attack on Kenyan workers

MOMBASA, Kenya Al Shabaab gunmen killed 14 people, mostly quarry workers, in an overnight attack on a residential complex in northeast Kenya, officials said on Tuesday. Many died in their sleep, the Kenya Red Cross said. The raid, in the town of Mandera, mirrored one in the same county in December in which 36 quarry workers died. Al Shabaab has made a series 15

June 23, 2015 5:55 PM Huge fire destroys Nairobi market

A huge fire has destroyed large parts of East Africa’s biggest second-hand clothing market in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, officials say. Thousands of people lost properties and other valuables in the inferno at the Gikomba market, they said. The blaze spread quickly through the market and firemen extinguished it several hours after it began. The cause 7

April 10, 2015 5:00 PM Small army of grief counsellors help families of students slain in Kenya attack

NAIROBI, Kenya -- There was sobbing and silent grief. Some boiled with bitterness, while others found solace in memories of the dead. One mother considered suicide until counsellors talked her out of it. The raw emotions were on display this week at a Nairobi morgue as relatives viewed the bodies of their loved ones killed April 2 in an attack at Garissa 4