Some Kenyan farmers turn to silk production for cash

Africa 05/27/19, 07:20

A growing number of Kenyan farmers are turning to silk production, in a move away from traditional cash crops such as coffee, maize, sugarcane and cotton.The rearing of silkworms is seen as less affected by a changing climate that has ...

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same sex relations

Africa 05/24/19, 09:00

A three-judge panel of Kenya's High Court has upheld sections of the country's penal code that criminalize same-sex relations. The judges' unanimous ruling on Friday disappointed Kenya's vibrant gay community, as many had hoped the court would make history by scrapping ...

Suicide car bomb kills 6 in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu

Africa 05/22/19, 07:41

A Somalia police spokesman said a suicide car bomb by Islamic extremists has killed at least six people in the capital Wednesday.Capt. Mohamed Hussein said most of the casualties are soldiers and more than 13 people were injured.Somalia's extremist rebel ...

Another athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication

Sports 05/22/19, 04:22

Another Olympic medalist has criticized the IAAF's testosterone regulations and is refusing to take hormone-reducing medication.Margaret Wambui of Kenya, who won bronze in the 800 meters behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Olympics, says she is affected by the new ...

Kenyan: UK man jailed for 4 years for explosive possession

Africa 05/09/19, 12:52

A Kenyan court has jailed a British national believed to be part of an extremist cell to four years in prison for possession of bomb-making material. Delivering the sentence in a Mombasa court, chief magistrate Evans Makori said Thursday he considered ...

Kosgei wins women’s race in London Marathon

Sports 04/28/19, 06:07

Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the women's race in the London Marathon on Sunday, beating compatriot and defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot by almost two minutes on a blustery day in the British capital.The 25-year-old Kosgei bettered her second-place finish in ...

Kenyan court finds UK man guilty of possessing explosives

Africa 04/24/19, 08:51

A Kenyan court has found British national Jermaine Grant guilty of possessing bomb-making materials.Sentencing will be on May 9. Grant is already serving a nine-year sentence for forging immigration documents.Grant is believed to be part of an al-Shabab-linked cell that ...

Beijing celebration of building binge overshadowed by debt

World 04/23/19, 22:43

Asian and African leaders plan to press Beijing at a conference this week to reduce the politically volatile debt burden left by its Belt and Road Initiative to build ports and other trade-related infrastructure.That may bring a note of conflict ...

Kenyans march against global trade in endangered species

Africa 04/13/19, 09:10

Hundreds of Kenyans have marched in the streets of the capital to call for the ban of international wildlife markets that specialize in endangered species.The march comes ahead of a global meeting on international trade in endangered species next month ...

Kenyan families of Ethiopian crash victims to sue

Africa 04/03/19, 10:12

A U.S.-based attorney says eight Kenyan families of people who died in an Ethiopian Airlines crash last month will sue Boeing, the manufacturer of the plane, and the airline for compensation.Carlos A. Velasquez said Wednesday in a press conference in ...

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