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Who is Raila Odinga?

Raila Odinga: Kenya’s tenacious, veteran politician Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | At an age when most would be retired, Raila Odinga, Kenya’s veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is to run again for president — his fourth bid to become head of state. The 72-year-old has been a mainstay of …

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Kenya’s Super Alliance names Odinga for president

Kenya opposition names ex-PM Odinga as presidential candidate Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Veteran political leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga was Thursday named Kenya’s opposition presidential candidate for elections in August, at a large rally in the capital Nairobi. The public announcement was made by senior leaders of …

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First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020. The injectable vaccine RTS,S could provide limited protection against a disease that killed …

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Top conservationist Kuki Gallman wounded in Kenya gun attack

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Italian-born conservationist and writer Kuki Gallman was Sunday seriously injured after being shot in her conservation park in Kenya’s drought-stricken centre. The 73-year-old, whose best-selling autobiography “I Dreamed of Africa” was made into a film with Kim Basinger playing Gallman, was “shot in the stomach …

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Spat over Kenyan electronic vote tender goes to court

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Six Kenyans urged a court Wednesday to suspend a controversial decision by election officials to scrap a tender process and directly procure an electronic voting system for the August polls. The petition is the umpteenth disruption to already chaotic election preparations, a sensitive process in …

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Crop-killing armyworm caterpillar reaches Rwanda, Kenya

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda’s government announced on Wednesday it had discovered fall armyworm on its crops, making it the third east African country afflicted by the plant-eating pest also recently spotted in Kenya. Uganda confirmed last month that fall armyworm had entered its borders after devastating crops in …

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LIVE: Jeff Koinange Live….on NBS TV

Jeff Koinange, and equally combative Ugandan journalist Andrew Mwenda, will be guests in tonight’s NBS TV Frontline show. The Kenyan journalist and talk show host of Jeff Koinange Live will feature in what is expected to be an explosive analysis of social media, freedoms and corruption in East Africa. The one and only …

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Rio Olympic marathon champion fails drugs test – reports

Paris, France | AFP |  Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold when she triumphed at Rio in 2016, has failed an out-of-competition dope test, reports claimed Friday. The 32-year-old, who is also the reigning London Marathon champion, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO …

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