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World Athletics spares Kenya international ban over doping

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya was on Wednesday spared an international ban from athletics, although the country will be “monitored closely” by World Athletics due to the spiraling cases. At a news conference from Rome that was streamed live to the expectant east African distance running powerhouse, World Athletics President …

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Kenya launches hub for advancing cancer registration in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya’s Ministry of Health and international research partners on Thursday launched a hub for advancing cancer registration in the Sub-Saharan African region through leveraging training and innovative financing. The facility to be domiciled at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) will act as a nerve center for …

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Kenyan army deployed to North Kivu to stem rebel fighting

Goma, DRC | Xinhua | A contingent of the Kenyan army arrived Saturday in Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province, located in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as part of the military intervention by the East African Community (EAC) to stem the armed violence in this part …

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Kenya’s big railway project and the impact on the poor

The policy frames these mega-projects as key to attracting the private sector interest needed to fuel economic growth, increase exports and alleviate poverty | GEDIMINAS LESUTIS | People’s responses to large infrastructure projects – railways, bridges, highways – are rarely neutral. To some, these projects represent powerful social and political …

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