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Kenya: Equatorial country in East Africa
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Eastern Africa. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 47.6 million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret. As of 2020, Kenya is the third largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.

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Kenyan national park sees elephant baby boom [Video]

Kenyan national park sees elephant baby boom

A Kenyan national park is celebrating what it's calling a "baby boom". Arecord-breaking 205 elephant calves have been born so far this year atAmboseli National Park.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published
Kenyan bomb blast survivors slam US-Sudan compensation deal [Video]

Kenyan bomb blast survivors slam US-Sudan compensation deal

A group of Kenyan survivors of the 1998 US embassy bombing in Nairobi are opposing the terms of a deal to remove Sudan from Washington’s list of 'state-sponsors of terrorism'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published
Kenya court finds two guilty in deadly Westgate mall attack [Video]

Kenya court finds two guilty in deadly Westgate mall attack

The 2013 assault on a Nairobi shopping mall resulted in death of at least 67 people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published
Kenya court convicts two for aiding Islamist assault on shopping mall [Video]

Kenya court convicts two for aiding Islamist assault on shopping mall

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Kenya shopping mall attack: 2 defendants guilty, 1 acquitted over 2013 Westgate siege [Video]

Kenya shopping mall attack: 2 defendants guilty, 1 acquitted over 2013 Westgate siege

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Brigid Kosgei interview after defending her London Marathon title [Video]

Brigid Kosgei interview after defending her London Marathon title

Brigid Kosgei defied the rain and the gloom to defend her London Marathontitle around a sodden St James’s Park. The 26-year-old world record holdercomfortably won her duel with fellow Kenyan Ruth..

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Game on in Kenya: Footballers hoping for return [Video]

Game on in Kenya: Footballers hoping for return

Fears for the future of Kenyan football as players hope the government will lift a ban on contact sports imposed to combat the coronavirus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Kenya scientists try to save rare northern white rhinos [Video]

Kenya scientists try to save rare northern white rhinos

The scientists plan to use in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save northern white rhinos from extinction.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published
Meet Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny [Video]

Meet Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny

Keysha Atiki is only 10 but she can already lift her own weight as she trains with a weightlifting coach who once competed in the Olympics - her grandmother Mercy Obiero.

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Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever women's half marathon [Video]

Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever women's half marathon

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir smashed the world record for the half marathon in women-only races on Saturday, completing a 21.1-kilometer course in Prague in one hour 5.34 minutes.

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Kenya land dispute: Indigenous Mau removed from forest home [Video]

Kenya land dispute: Indigenous Mau removed from forest home

Some of the displaced have sought shelter in schools.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published
Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever half marathon in women-only race [Video]

Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever half marathon in women-only race

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir smashed the world record for the half marathon in women-only races on Saturday (September 5), completing a 21.1-kilometre course in Prague in 1 hour 5 minutes and 34 seconds.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:07Published
Kenyan communities sue UK over colonial-era land grab [Video]

Kenyan communities sue UK over colonial-era land grab

Communities brutally evicted by the British to make way for tea plantations seek compensation for ‘colonial crimes’.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:16Published

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Kenyan woman breaks half-marathon record

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir breaks her own world record for a women-only half marathon in Gdynia, Poland.
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500 volunteers fighting fire on Africa's tallest mountain

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NAIROBI, KENYA: Tanzanian authorities say 500 volunteers have been trying to put out a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak. The flames can be seen from miles away. A Tanzania...
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Kenya's Maasai Olngesher ceremony: Young men graduate into community elders

Every 15 years, the Maasai hold the Olngesher ceremony where young men graduate to become community elders.
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Kenyan court finds two men guilty for roles in 2013 shopping mall attack

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Wednesday found two men guilty of helping al Qaeda-linked militants launch a 2013 assault on a Nairobi shopping mall in which gunmen killed at least 67 people. A..
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Passengers can now fly to Kenya, Bhutan through 'air bubbles' arrangements, says Civil Aviation Minister

The deal for international 'air bubbles' has been signed with countries like Maldives, US, UK, Germany, Canada, UAE, France.
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Food losses in sub-Saharan Africa hit 4 bln USD annually: FAO

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NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Monday estimated that food losses in sub-Saharan Africa add up to 432 billion Kenyan shillings (about 4..
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Coronavirus in Kenya: Pubs to reopen but schools stay shut

The president says pupil safety has to be guaranteed before Covid-19 school restrictions can lift.
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Coronavirus corruption in Kenya: Officials and businesspeople targeted

Millions of dollars meant for buying Covid-19 medical supplies are alleged to have been misused.
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US Tells Kenya to Publicly Support Israel or Forget Free Trade Deal

us tells kenya to publicly support israel or forget free trade deal
The US wants Kenya to support Israel’s political and commercial interests, or forget a free trade deal (FTA) with the world’s biggest economy. This is one of a raft of conditions set in the ongoing..
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Coronavirus in Kenya: From salon to sewer worker

Some of those who lost their jobs amid the pandemic are being paid to clean up their neighbourhoods.
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U.S. Military Seeks Authority to Expand Counterterrorism Drone War to Kenya

Draft rules for potential airstrikes, drawn up after a Shabab attack at a base in January, are said to be limited and would require Kenyan assent.
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Doctor told he cannot give blood because of his Kenyan wife

A Kenyan doctor is calling for change in NHS policies to help more black people give blood.
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Pandemic puts strain on Kenya's education system

The virus outbreak has put Kenya's education system under severe strain, forcing some schools to take drastic measures to survive the enforced school closures. (Sept. 4)  
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Democrats divided over 1998 embassy bombing settlement

democrats divided over 1998 embassy bombing settlement
A proposed settlement for the victims of the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has divided Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but lawmakers are still..
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Kenya's Victoria Rubadiri wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Victoria Rubadiri is this year's winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award.
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Letter from Africa: Why Kenyans are no longer cheering their constitution

It is a time of reflection 10 years after the country was promised a rebirth, writes Waihiga Mwaura.
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Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.

Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya’s rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.
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Coronavirus in Kenya: How it turned classrooms into chicken coops

Some Kenyan private schools have found new sources of income after they were forced to close.
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School Nurses, in Short Supply and on the Front Lines

Finland, Israel, South Korea, Kenya, and the UK are all preparing for the school year differently.
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Rising water levels in Kenya's Great Rift Valley threaten jobs and wildlife

Thousands of people have been forced out of their homes by rising water levels in two Kenyan lakes.
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At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army base

at least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside somali army base
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A car bomb exploded at the gates of a military base in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 14 others, with the toll expected to rise, police..
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Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

News on school reopenings — and closings — from New York, Chicago, Kenya and beyond.
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When Should the US Go to War?

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Kenya suffers tourism sector decline amid pandemic

With the pandemic hindering travel, few visitors have made the trip to this year, driving tourism-dependent local communities to desperation. (Aug. 1)  
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Phyllis Omido: The woman who won $12m fighting lead battery poisoners

Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido has been ignored, harassed and arrested, but she never gave up.
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Kenyan police officers arrested after fatal shooting in Garissa

Two people were killed during a protest in Garissa sparked by the arrest of a murder suspect.
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Compensation for Embassy Bombing Victims Could Imperil Thaw With Sudan

A settlement to compensate victims of the 1998 attacks in Kenya and Tanzania would award more money to American embassy employees than the Africans.
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Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya’s COVID-19 curfew

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Papa Shirandula: Kenyan actor Charles Bukeko remembered

The BBC's Ferdinand Omondi, a former soap actor himself, remembers an infectious comedic talent.
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Legacy of Kenyan clan 'branded evil' by colonialists

The BBC’s Anne Soy travelled to her birthplace to meet clan members in her Kalenjin ethnic community.
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Papa Shirandula: Much-loved Kenyan comedian buried

"Papa Shirandula" helped transform acting from being a pauper's job to a lucrative career in Kenya
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Kenyan 12-year old girl married to two men within a month

Authorities in Kenya's Narok country rescued the child and are searching for her father and the two men.
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Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away

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TALEK, KENYA: In the majestic plains of the Maasai Mara, the coronavirus pandemic spells economic disaster for locals who earn a living from tourists coming to see Kenya's abundant wildlife. Even..
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Schools to Remain Closed Until 2021

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Nairobi -- Schools in Kenya will not re-open until 2021 due to fears of COVID-19 infections which has started taking toll in the country. Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha said it..
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Tear gas, arrests as Kenyans protest police brutality

tear gas, arrests as kenyans protest police brutality
NAIROBI : Kenyan police on Tuesday fired tear gas and detained protesters demanding an end to police brutality. About 100 people took part in demonstrations across the capital, Nairobi. Many Kenyans..
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Locusts threaten Kenya's food supply chain

A team has travelled by helicopter to one of Kenya's most remote corners to search for desert locusts, which threaten to cut off the nation's food supply if not controlled quickly. (July 4)  
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Kenyan athlete faces jail for forging medical documents

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Kenyan marathon runner Florence Jepkosgei Chepsoi is facing a jail term for presenting false medical documents to support her case against doping, the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) said on..
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Mobile money is booming in Africa as countries shun cash amid the pandemic

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'It feels like me winning the Premier League' - Mike Origi on son Divock

Former Kenya international Mike Origi talks about his pride as his son Divock's Liverpool team secures the Premier League title.
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Coronavirus in Kenya: Police kill three in motorcycle taxi protest

The police order the arrest of the officers involved, as they come under scrutiny for excessive force.
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Preventing a plague: fighting Kenya's locusts

Locust-trackers in Kenya are fighting to control the country's worst invasion of locusts for more than 70 years.
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After second round of voting, Kenya wins spot on U.N. Security Council

Kenya was elected to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti in a second-round of voting by the 193-member General Assembly after an initial ballot failed to produce a clear winner.
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India, Mexico, Norway, Ireland elected to UN Security Council

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Kenya: Police brutality in the battle against coronavirus in Mathare

In one of Kenya's poorest settlements, brutal policing of a curfew is causing more problems than Covid-19.
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How the search for an out-of-print book led a refugee to build a hit publishing company

Peter Deng came to Australia as a refugee from South Sudan after spending a decade in a Kenyan refugee camp. He has now established an independent book publishing company at the centre of a worldwide..
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John Nzenze: The founder of 'Africa's best band'

Kenyan John Nzenze, famous for love songs going back to the 1960s, has died aged 80.
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Tear gas fired as crowd seizes Kenya pop star's body to halt hasty COVID funeral

Hundreds of Kenyans defied tear gas and riot police on Friday to carry off the body of a popular singer, trying to prevent a swift burial under rules for suspected coronavirus cases which the crowd..
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Kenya arrests three policemen for dragging woman behind motorbike

Kenyan detectives have arrested three police officers for allegedly whipping a woman and dragging her along behind a motorbike, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on Thursday, after..
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Kenyan police arrested after dragging suspect by motorbike

They accused the Kenyan woman of involvement in a robbery, as another man whipped her.
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