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Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital| Reuters

Aug 01, 2015

Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital| Reuters

NAIROBI Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling sanctuary for lions, giraffes and zebras, wildlife officials said on Friday, replacing the colonial-era railway known as the "Lunatic Express". Kenya's game parks and abundant wildlife draw tourists from across the globe but the government has said that must not stop the east African nation from building infrastructure to speed up development in a country where poverty remains rife #Business #India #Europe #United Kingdom #Kenya #Entertainment #transportation
Corruption uncovered: Kenya auditor exposes government misspending

Jul 30, 2015

Corruption uncovered: Kenya auditor exposes government misspending

Only one percent of Kenyan government spending can be properly accounted for, according to a report by the country's auditor-general released just days after US President Barack Obama warned corruption was holding the country back. #World #Corruption #NewsTracker #Transparency #Kenya #Government spending #Accountable
Watch: President Obama shows off some mean dance moves in Kenya

Jul 27, 2015

Watch: President Obama shows off some mean dance moves in Kenya

This was most definitely not your average State dinner. President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta put on their dancing shoes and twirled the night away with Kenyan band Sauti Sol. #Obama #US #President #Kenya #Instagram #Dancing #viral #Shareworthy #Kenyan band #Sauti Sol
Obama tells Kenyans they can succeed, sees challenges| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Obama tells Kenyans they can succeed, sees challenges| Reuters

NAIROBI Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity. After political talks on Saturday with President Uhuru Kenyatta on security and business, his speech to a packed sports hall in Nairobi struck a personal note, talking of his own experience and Kenya's in the five decades since independence #United States #Islam #Technology #Africa #Kenya #Entertainment
Obama tells Kenyans he wants them to succeed, sees challenges| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Obama tells Kenyans he wants them to succeed, sees challenges| Reuters

NAIROBI Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity. After political talks on Saturday with President Uhuru Kenyatta on security and business, his speech to a packed sports hall in Nairobi struck a personal note, talking of his own experience and Kenya's in the five decades since independence. "I'm here as president of a country that sees Kenya as an important partner #Business #Islam #Technology #Argentina #Kenya #Entertainment #opinion
Theres a reason why my name is Barack Hussein Obama: US President's visit back to his father's country

Jul 26, 2015

Theres a reason why my name is Barack Hussein Obama: US President's visit back to his father's country

Obama's trip to Kenya was the first to his father's homeland since winning the White House, as well as the first visit by a sitting American president. #Father #Obama #Barack Obama #US #President #Kenya #Homeland #visit #Kenyatta
US President Obama promotes equality for gays in Africa

Jul 26, 2015

US President Obama promotes equality for gays in Africa

US President Barack Obama spoke on behalf of equality for gays in Africa, the continent with the most countries which criminalise same-sex relations. #Obama #NewsTracker #Africa #Kenya #Gay Rights
Kenyan mothers name babies 'Air Force One Obama' in honour of US presidential visit

Jul 26, 2015

Kenyan mothers name babies 'Air Force One Obama' in honour of US presidential visit

A batch of Kenyan newborn babies have been named in honour of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers. #Obama #President Obama #NewsTracker #Kenya #Babies #Mothers #Shareworthy
Al Shabaab kill 3 people in Somali capital, including politician | Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Al Shabaab kill 3 people in Somali capital, including politician | Reuters

MOGADISHU Somali militant group Al Shabaab said it had carried out two attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday in which gunmen killed a lawmaker and his bodyguard as well as an official from the prime minister's office. Al Shabaab's spokesman for military operations, Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, said the group was responsible for the killings in Mogadishu's Madina district. #United States #Middle East #markets #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Kenya
Obama chides Kenya on gay rights, ready for closer security work | Reuters

Jul 25, 2015

Obama chides Kenya on gay rights, ready for closer security work | Reuters

NAIROBI President Barack Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. Obama also said during his first visit as president to his father's homeland that Kenya had to tackle corruption by showing it was prosecuting culprits, saying it would spur growth. Graft is cited as a major obstacle to business across Africa #Business #United States #Africa #United Kingdom #Kenya #Entertainment