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Researchers discover ancient giant 'lion' in Kenya

Paris - A giant lion with enormous fangs that roamed the Kenyan savannah more than 20 million years ago was one of the largest ever meat-eating mammals, researchers said Thursday.

Own goal: Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

Nairobi - Police in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.

Two Cuban doctors in Kenya kidnapped by suspected jihadists

Nairobi - Suspected Somali Al-Shabaab jihadis kidnapped two Cuban doctors in northeastern Kenya on Friday and killed their police escort officer, officials said.

Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins $1 mn

Dubai - A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers have said.

When snakes strike, lives shatter

Watamu - On June 15, 2015, four-year-old Chepchirchir Kiplagat's life changed forever. Bitten by a snake as she slept, she permanently lost the use of the right side of her body.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Washington - Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, confirmed by black box data, have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Paris - The black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia were flown to France Thursday for analysis as the ban on the model went worldwide after President Donald Trump added the US to countries that have grounded the air...

New Zealand bans Boeing 737 MAX flights

Wellington - New Zealand's aviation watchdog joined counterparts worldwide on Wednesday in banning Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace in the wake of a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Wednesday it would send the black boxes from last weekend's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash to Europe for analysis as demand grew for urgent answers over the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Washington - Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

Two days on, loved ones of plane crash victims await closure

Addis Ababa - Shimon Misha flew from Israel to Ethiopia to collect the remains of his colleague, Avi Matzliah, one of 157 people who died when a Boeing 737 crashed just minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Sunday."There is a mother and sister and brother.

Macron on trip to woo E.Africa amid China's African expansion

Gonder - President Emmanuel Macron visited former French colony Djibouti on Tuesday with promises of a "respectful" partnership in the face of growing African indebtedness to China, which is fast expanding its foothold on the continent.

Oman suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights to and from its airports

Muscat - Oman on Tuesday suspended takeoffs and landings by Boeing 737 MAX planes at its airports, said its aviation authority, making it the latest country to do so after a deadly crash in Ethiopia.

'Will call you when I land,' texted Indian Ethiopia crash victim

New Delhi - An Indian newly-wed who died in the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash had texted her husband she would call him on landing, local media reported Tuesday.

More nations ban Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

Paris - The EU closed its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, joining similar action by nations across the globe following a second deadly accident in just five months.

US to take 'immediate' action on Boeing jet if needed: official

Washington - US federal aviation authorities said Monday they will order Boeing to modify its 737 MAX 8 aircraft, including anti-stalling software and maneuvering system updates, after two of the planes crashed in five months.

UN mourns after 21 staff killed in Ethiopia plane crash

New York - Flags flew at half-staff at the United Nations on Monday after 21 UN employees were killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said marked a "sad day" for the world body.

The victims of the Ethiopia plane crash

Paris - A renowned undersea archaeologist, an MP's entire family and a top peacekeeper were among the victims of Sunday's plane crash in Ethiopia, along with many people working with the United Nations on development, aid and the environment.

Nations, airlines grounding Boeing's 737 MAX

Paris - The United States on Wednesday became the latest nation to bar flights of Boeing's 737 MAX medium-haul jets in response to Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.

UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

Nairobi - A world forum on addressing the planet's environmental crisis opened in Nairobi on Monday, the mood darkened by the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy that killed 157 people a day earlier, including at least 22 UN staff, many headed for the event.

China orders local airlines to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8

Bejing - China on Monday ordered domestic airlines to suspend commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, citing the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident of that same model in Indonesia.

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Addis Ababa - Safety doubts over Boeing's best-selling 737 MAX 8 drove several carriers to ground the aircraft Monday after a new jet crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board.

At least 19 UN-affiliated personnel killed in Ethiopian crash: agency chief

New York - At least 19 affiliated with the United Nations were among those killed in the crash Sunday of an Ethiopian Airlines jet near Addis Ababa, according to the UN migration agency chief.

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashes killing all 157 on board

Bishoftu - A Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers and UN staff.

No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines crashes with 157 aboard

Bishoftu - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, state media reported as African leaders offered condolences.

Police fire tear gas as strike strands travellers at Nairobi airport

Nairobi - Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi airport Wednesday, and some were treated for tear gas exposure, as striking workers and police faced off at East Africa's busiest air traffic hub.

God and justice: Gay church prays for historic Kenya ruling

Nairobi - A lesbian church leader lights pink, yellow, and purple candles and passes them around to worshippers as they pray for a court decision that will mean they no longer have to live a lie.

Kenyan activist died of botched abortion: autopsy finds

Nairobi - A Kenyan rights activist who died in circumstances her family deemed suspicious, fell victim to a botched abortion, said an independent autopsy Thursday which corroborated a police version of events.

Two injured in Nairobi explosion: police

Nairobi - Two people suffered light injuries in an explosion in central Nairobi on Saturday, police said, with the Kenyan capital on edge nearly two weeks after a jihadist attack claimed 21 lives.

Sniffer dogs, bomb experts comb through Kenya attack site

Nairobi - Kenyan police aided by bomb experts and sniffer dogs on Thursday resumed their search of the Nairobi hotel complex struck by Islamists as police arrested nine more suspects over the attack which left 21 dead and 28 injured.
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Conflict and climate is causing the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 and it seems to be getting worse.
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September 21, 2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Government special forces have entered the complex and it is believed that at least 22 people are dead in suspected terror attack
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EAFF President Mr Philip Kiriro at a workshop in Kenya.
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September 21  2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi  Kenya. Government spe...
September 21, 2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Government special forces have entered the complex and it is believed that at least 22 people are dead in suspected terror attack
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More than 19 million Kenyans are registered to vote in the election
More than 19 million Kenyans are registered to vote in the election
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Animal herders lace livestock carcasses with pesticides to kill lions and hyenas that have attacked ...
Animal herders lace livestock carcasses with pesticides to kill lions and hyenas that have attacked domestic animals. Scene filmed in Kenya in 2012 shows some of the 187 vultures, 14 eagles, 5 hyenas, and four jackals killed after consuming cow carcass lased with poison.
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Two black rhinos (mother and calf) in Lewa  central Kenya.
Two black rhinos (mother and calf) in Lewa, central Kenya.
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Tara Easter interning with Save the Elephants in Kenya.
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Maasai warriors jumping
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Oscar the dog
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A Kenyan resident walks past a house that was burnt down during a new overnight attack in Lamu, on July 6, 2014
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Selina Wamucii is a real success story.
Selina Wamucii is a real success story.
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Orphaned elephants play football at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
Orphaned elephants play football at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7  2013.
Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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Gunmen attacked Garissa University College early on April 2, shooting indiscriminately and killing 152 people, most of them students.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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