Kenya

Showing of 1 - 20 from 481 results
Kenya - Total results - 481
Richard Leakey, Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter, dies at 77
World

Richard Leakey, Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter, dies at 77

He led expeditions that recalibrated scientific understanding of human evolution with the discovery of the skulls of Homo habilis (1.9 million years old) in 1972 and Homo erectus (1.6 million years old) in 1975

Kenya's football supremo Nick Mwendwa charged with corruption
Sports

Kenya's football supremo Nick Mwendwa charged with corruption

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa was arrested a second time on Friday for allegedly embezzling 38 million shillings ($337,000) received from the government and other sponsors

Kenya disbands national football federation due to allegations of corruption, puts caretaker committee in charge
Sports

Kenya disbands national football federation due to allegations of corruption, puts caretaker committee in charge

Kenya Sports Minister Amina Mohamed said the action was taken after a government investigation into the finances of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) revealed it had failed to account for all funds received from the government and other sponsors.

From slums to nets: Kenyan cricket's comeback pitch
First Cricket News

From slums to nets: Kenyan cricket's comeback pitch

After the heroics in South Africa in 2003, when Kenya became the first non-Test nation to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, the country's cricket went into free fall, with little sign of recovery.

Watch: Netizens take a walk down memory lane with video of baby elephant refusing to sleep
World

Watch: Netizens take a walk down memory lane with video of baby elephant refusing to sleep

The video has garnered over 70,000 likes till date and many social media users have shown interest in supporting Kinyei the elephant by donating money towards her upkeep

Husband of killed Kenyan running star Agnes Tirop due in court
Sports

Husband of killed Kenyan running star Agnes Tirop due in court

Emmanuel Rotich was detained in the coastal city of Mombasa on Thursday over the death of the 25-year-old double world championships medallist and Olympian.

World U20 Athletics Championships: India's Amit Khatri wins silver in men’s 10,000m race walk
Sports

World U20 Athletics Championships: India's Amit Khatri wins silver in men’s 10,000m race walk

Khatri clocked 42:17.94 minutes to finish behind host country's Heristone Wanyoni of Kenya, who won the gold with a timing of 42:10.84 minutes

Watch: Elephants enjoy bathing in muddy water; netizens comment on remarkable 'pool party'
India

Watch: Elephants enjoy bathing in muddy water; netizens comment on remarkable 'pool party'

A video of a group of elephants enjoying a mud bath has gone viral on the internet, delighting netizens. Shared by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on their Twitter handle, the caption reads, 'Pool party - elephant style'

Scheduled international passenger flights to remain suspended till 31 July
India

Scheduled international passenger flights to remain suspended till 31 July

India has formed air bubble pacts with around 24 countries, including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kenya insists pre-Games training camp in Japan on track, reports of cancellation 'a misunderstanding'
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kenya insists pre-Games training camp in Japan on track, reports of cancellation 'a misunderstanding'

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) announced earlier this week that the Japanese city of Kurume has withdrawn from hosting the Kenyan team for a two-week training camp due an upsurge of coronavirus infections in the city.

The fascinating history of how Nairobi's informal settlements were named after what afflicts them
World

The fascinating history of how Nairobi's informal settlements were named after what afflicts them

The names gave a voice to residents, representing the issues that they struggle with every day.

UK govt bans travel from four more nations over virus; 39 in all
World

UK govt bans travel from four more nations over virus; 39 in all

Under the travel bans, international visitors who have departed from or travelled through red-list countries in the preceding 10 days are refused entry into England.

As COVID-19 vaccination drive revs up across globe, scavengers, trash collectors in urban centres struggle for access to shots
long-reads

As COVID-19 vaccination drive revs up across globe, scavengers, trash collectors in urban centres struggle for access to shots

Scavengers or trash collectors are among the estimated 20 million people around the world — in rich nations and poor — who are pivotal in keeping cities clean, alongside paid sanitation employees.

Leading 800m runner Nelly Jepkosgei handed three-year ban for faking car accident to escape drug test
Sports

Leading 800m runner Nelly Jepkosgei handed three-year ban for faking car accident to escape drug test

The Athletics Integrity Unit ruling said Jepkosgei admitted the deception after the Kenyan anti-doping agency investigated her claims.

The Kenyan women and girls who joined Al-Shabaab: How gender dynamics, ideology, politics influenced their choices
World

The Kenyan women and girls who joined Al-Shabaab: How gender dynamics, ideology, politics influenced their choices

An examination of the political and ideological motivations behind women joining the Al-Shabaab shows that in some cases, they do make autonomous decisions based on their response to the grievances of the Muslim community. But other structural and cultural factors were at play too, such as the patriarchal set-up in families and their communities.

White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay
science

White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay

People were introduced to the white giraffe for the first time in 2017, when it was found along with its calf by Kenya's Ishaqbini Conservancy.

Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto charged with having sex with minor
Sports

Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto charged with having sex with minor

Kipruto, who is a policeman, was charged in a courthouse in Kapsabet, a town in the high-altitude Rift Valley region that is famous for producing a stream of world-class distance runners.

Qatar puts up 'for sale' sign with new property visas, offers permanent residency with $1mn purchase
World

Qatar puts up 'for sale' sign with new property visas, offers permanent residency with $1mn purchase

Foreigners can now house hunt in 25 areas of Qatar — mostly in and around the capital Doha — nine on a freehold basis and the rest with 99-year leaseholds

In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused
World

In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused

In Arab states, fear of contagion has upset relations between many domestic workers and their employers.

Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty
World

Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty

About 170 million out of Africa’s 1.3 billion people are now classified as middle class. But about eight million of them could be thrust into poverty because of the coronavirus and its economic fallout, according to World Data Lab