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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: World record holder Eliud Kipchoge says he will defend marathon gold next year if selected
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: World record holder Eliud Kipchoge says he will defend marathon gold next year if selected

Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathon runner in history, the world record holder and only man to go under two hours for the distance, has told Reuters he will defend his Olympic title in Tokyo next year – if selected.

From hotbed of crime to a joggers' paradise — Nairobi's Karura Forest-city thrives
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From hotbed of crime to a joggers' paradise — Nairobi's Karura Forest-city thrives

Karura went from dangerous no-man's-land to one of Nairobi's safest, most popular destinations in the span of a decade.

Two French families who lost kin in Ethiopian Airlines crash sue Boeing for 'involuntary homicide', putting 'profit over safety'
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Two French families who lost kin in Ethiopian Airlines crash sue Boeing for 'involuntary homicide', putting 'profit over safety'

Two French families have filed lawsuits against US aircraft manufacturer Boeing over the crash of a 737 MAX of Ethiopian Airlines in March, lawyers said on Tuesday.

Ethiopia government claims 'clear similarities' between Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes based on black box data
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Ethiopia government claims 'clear similarities' between Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes based on black box data

Black box data indicate "clear similarities" between last week's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet and the October crash of an Indonesian Lion Air plane, Ethiopia's transport minister said on Sunday.

Ethiopian Airlines to send black boxes of 'crashed' Boeing abroad, after two-thirds of all 737 MAX planes were grounded globally
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Ethiopian Airlines to send black boxes of 'crashed' Boeing abroad, after two-thirds of all 737 MAX planes were grounded globally

Boeing, the world’s biggest planemaker, has said it retains "full confidence" in the 737 MAX. Its shares fell 6.1 percent on Tuesday, bringing losses to 11.15 percent since the crash.

Indian family of six killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash were on the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Kenya; 4 were Canadian nationals
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Indian family of six killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash were on the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Kenya; 4 were Canadian nationals

The "trip of a lifetime" to a safari park in Kenya turned into a nightmare for six members of a family from India in Canada who perished when Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Airlines crash fallout: Singapore's aviation regulator bans use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in its airspace
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Ethiopian Airlines crash fallout: Singapore's aviation regulator bans use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in its airspace

The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi, months after a Lion Air jet of the same model crashed in Indonesia

Boeing 737 Max 8s under intense scrutiny after Ethiopia crash; China grounds these planes as part of 'zero tolerance' policy
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Boeing 737 Max 8s under intense scrutiny after Ethiopia crash; China grounds these planes as part of 'zero tolerance' policy

Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday after the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months. But Boeing said it had no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Battered passport, damaged book among items belonging to 157 crash victims found at Addis Ababa site
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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Battered passport, damaged book among items belonging to 157 crash victims found at Addis Ababa site

Searchers picked their way through the scattered remains of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, gingerly lifting from the scorched earth the pieces of 157 lives

Greek man Antonis Mavropoulos missed Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed for being two minutes late to airport
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Greek man Antonis Mavropoulos missed Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed for being two minutes late to airport

Antonis Mavropoulos, president of the International Solid Waste Association, a non-profit organisation, was travelling to Nairobi to attend the annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Pilot mentioned difficulties soon after takeoff and ‘wanted to return’, says carrier's CEO
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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Pilot mentioned difficulties soon after takeoff and ‘wanted to return’, says carrier's CEO

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October.

Ethiopian Airlines plane crash kills all 157 on board, including 4 Indians; Narendra Modi expresses condolences
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Ethiopian Airlines plane crash kills all 157 on board, including 4 Indians; Narendra Modi expresses condolences

The Ethiopian PMO said that an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 flight was on a regularly scheduled flight between Nairobi and Addis Ababa when it crashed.

Bomb kills 11 near judge's home, hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu; Islamist extremist group Al-Shabab claims responsibility
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Bomb kills 11 near judge's home, hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu; Islamist extremist group Al-Shabab claims responsibility

Islamic extremist group claimed that a Mogadishu hotel was the intended target, but a police officer said militants detonated a bomb while trying to assassinate a judge

American killed in Kenya hotel siege had survived 9/11 attack on World Trade Centre; Jason Spindler would have turned 41 on Monday
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American killed in Kenya hotel siege had survived 9/11 attack on World Trade Centre; Jason Spindler would have turned 41 on Monday

The American man who was among the 21 people killed in an attack at a hotel in Kenya capital Nairobi had survived the 9/11 attacks. Jason Spindler specialised in emerging economies.

Toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers; victims include one British, one US nationals
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Toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers; victims include one British, one US nationals

The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday

Kenya's president declares Al-Shabab attack in Nairobi as ended; 14 killed; over 700 rescued
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Kenya's president declares Al-Shabab attack in Nairobi as ended; 14 killed; over 700 rescued

Fifteen people have died in an Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenyan police sources said Wednesday, as fresh explosions and gunfire rang out in the siege which stretched into its second day.

Explosion, firing at upmarket DusitD2 compound in Kenya's Nairobi kills six; Al-Shabab extremists claim responsibility
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Explosion, firing at upmarket DusitD2 compound in Kenya's Nairobi kills six; Al-Shabab extremists claim responsibility

Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group

Indian-origin African billionaire abducted in Tanzania returns home safely; 43-yr-old found in city's Gymkhana area
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Indian-origin African billionaire abducted in Tanzania returns home safely; 43-yr-old found in city's Gymkhana area

Mohammed Dewji, 43-year-old CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate, was seized as he arrived for a morning workout in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam last week.

Kenyan bus travelling from Nairobi to Kakamega overturns, 51 passengers dead
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Kenyan bus travelling from Nairobi to Kakamega overturns, 51 passengers dead

The Kenyan Red Cross said that the bus had overturned, however, more details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.

Ninth rhino dies after failed attempt to move to a new reserve in Kenya
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Ninth rhino dies after failed attempt to move to a new reserve in Kenya

Between 2005 and 2017, 147 black rhinos were transferred to new habitats in Kenya, the government said.