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Irish man (40) dies while climbing in Kenya
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Irish man (40) dies while climbing in Kenya

Jan 29th 2021, 6:23 PM 48,303 Views 13 Comments

The incident happened at around 6am local time yesterday.

World’s last known white giraffe fitted with GPS tracking device to protect it from poachers
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World’s last known white giraffe fitted with GPS tracking device to protect it from poachers

Nov 17th 2020, 6:06 PM 25,649 Views 18 Comments

The giraffe is alone after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March.

Rare white giraffe and calf killed by poachers - leaving just one left in the world
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Rare white giraffe and calf killed by poachers - leaving just one left in the world

Mar 11th 2020, 12:32 PM 47,725 Views 52 Comments

Just one remaining white giraffe remains alive — a lone male, borne by the same slaughtered female.

The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies
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The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies

Jan 17th 2020, 4:50 PM 22,288 Views 16 Comments

The insects fly together by the millions and are devouring crops

34 killed as villages swept away in Kenyan mudslides
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34 killed as villages swept away in Kenyan mudslides

Nov 23rd 2019, 4:04 PM 8,779 Views 4 Comments

It follows weeks of heavy rain in the east African country.

Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon
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Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon

Oct 13th 2019, 6:03 PM 8,673 Views 10 Comments

Mo Farah finished 8th in the men’s race.

Two-time Olympic champion lucky to escape head-on collision with bus
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Two-time Olympic champion lucky to escape head-on collision with bus

Aug 26th 2019, 12:34 PM 8,629 Views 1 Comment

David Rudisha was involved in a serious accident on Saturday night but escaped unharmed.

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
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'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 75,760 Views 17 Comments

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'
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'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 75,332 Views 10 Comments

In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'
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'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'

Jul 21st 2019, 9:00 PM 116,557 Views 20 Comments

Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.

Kenyan coach who was sent home from Rio Olympics banned for 10 years for corruption
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Kenyan coach who was sent home from Rio Olympics banned for 10 years for corruption

May 22nd 2019, 7:39 PM 2,566 Views 1 Comment

Michael Rotich, the former head of the nations’ track and field team, has been suspended from the sport.

One Irish person among 157 dead after Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes en route to Kenya
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One Irish person among 157 dead after Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes en route to Kenya

Updated Mar 10th 2019, 12:40 PM 88,486 Views 71 Comments

It has been reported that there were no survivors among the 157 people on board the aircraft.

American killed in Kenya hotel attack was 9/11 survivor
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American killed in Kenya hotel attack was 9/11 survivor

Jan 17th 2019, 1:18 PM 31,715 Views 17 Comments

On 11 September 2001, Spindler was working for investment bank Salomon Smith Barney in the World Trade Center.

21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya
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21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya

Updated Jan 16th 2019, 9:11 PM 18,549 Views 26 Comments

Among the dead was an American citizen, a US State Department official said.

At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex
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At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex

Updated Jan 15th 2019, 10:55 PM 19,098 Views 26 Comments

Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Gunmen abduct Italian aid worker from Kenyan village
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Gunmen abduct Italian aid worker from Kenyan village

Nov 21st 2018, 7:40 AM 7,370 Views 5 Comments

The 23-year-old was taken from a coastal village in an armed raid.

Kenyan marathon master Kipchoge smashes world record
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Kenyan marathon master Kipchoge smashes world record

Sep 16th 2018, 2:18 PM 10,091 Views 16 Comments

It was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the mark by 2:23 in 1967.

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?
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How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?

Sep 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,859 Views 13 Comments

Officials are now blaming each other for the fiasco in a country which prides itself on its conservation efforts.

Irish charity founder in Kenya works 6 days a week and pays himself €300 a month
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Irish charity founder in Kenya works 6 days a week and pays himself €300 a month

Aug 26th 2018, 9:00 PM 47,823 Views 45 Comments

“I can do more here,” James Hennessy says of his life in the Great Rift Valley.

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park
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'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park

Jul 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 31,646 Views 33 Comments

The loss of so many in one go is unprecedented – an investigation has been launched.

Lesbian love story is banned in Kenya - but a hit in Cannes
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Lesbian love story is banned in Kenya - but a hit in Cannes

May 12th 2018, 6:00 PM 11,395 Views 3 Comments

The director went from being a national hero to accused of corrupting Kenyan youth.

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya
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At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya

May 10th 2018, 10:47 AM 7,501 Views 2 Comments

Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 159 dead.

This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya
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This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya

May 2nd 2018, 6:10 AM 13,348 Views 20 Comments

Paula Hynes travelled to Kenya to spend two-and-a-half weeks with a remote Maasai tribe.

Leading ivory trade investigator murdered in Kenya
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Leading ivory trade investigator murdered in Kenya

Feb 5th 2018, 1:25 PM 26,859 Views 19 Comments

Esmond Martin, aged 75, died after being stabbed at his house in a Nairobi suburb.

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him
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Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him

Oct 22nd 2017, 1:07 PM 17,704 Views 30 Comments

The incident happened in Etosha National Park in Namibia.

Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void
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Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void

Sep 1st 2017, 2:57 PM 6,814 Views 5 Comments

President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in a widely criticised election last month.

Anyone who gets caught with a plastic bag in Kenya could face a €31,000 fine or four years in prison
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Anyone who gets caught with a plastic bag in Kenya could face a €31,000 fine or four years in prison

Aug 28th 2017, 10:11 PM 24,716 Views 24 Comments

The ban came into force today but has sparked a lot of criticism.

'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital
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'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital

Aug 15th 2017, 9:56 PM 15,458 Views 7 Comments

Andy Needham died unexpectedly following a routine operation.

Kenya want to build 10 athletics venues and become the first African host of the World Championships
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Kenya want to build 10 athletics venues and become the first African host of the World Championships

Aug 15th 2017, 1:13 PM 2,889 Views 2 Comments

‘We have a plan to build big stadiums in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret and seven additional new ones in other parts of the country.’

Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election
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Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election

Aug 12th 2017, 10:14 AM 4,862 Views 2 Comments

Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.

Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'
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Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'

Aug 9th 2017, 11:45 AM 9,029 Views 11 Comments

The leader of the country’s opposition coalition has made serious allegations about the vote.

Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election
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Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election

Aug 6th 2017, 10:00 AM 4,729 Views 3 Comments

Recent elections in the African nation have been beset by claims of vote-rigging and intimidation.

Irish woman dies in East Africa
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Irish woman dies in East Africa

Jul 14th 2017, 7:36 PM 23,725 Views 4 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs says that it is providing consular assistance in the case.

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'
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Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

Jul 9th 2017, 3:00 PM 2,407 Views 3 Comments

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'
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'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,935 Views 57 Comments

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

Opinion: 'I’ve never seen hunger and despair like I saw last week in Kenya'
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Opinion: 'I’ve never seen hunger and despair like I saw last week in Kenya'

Jun 4th 2017, 3:30 PM 198 Views 15 Comments

With severe drought gripping many parts of East Africa, millions of people are facing starvation in the coming months, writes David O’Hare.

2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test
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2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test

Apr 7th 2017, 7:50 AM 18,004 Views 25 Comments

Jemima Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win the race.

Kenyan MP urges women to boycott sex until men register to vote
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Kenyan MP urges women to boycott sex until men register to vote

Jan 18th 2017, 2:29 PM 7,341 Views 11 Comments

Mishi Mboko said it was the best bet for beating the current government at the polls.

'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'
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'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'

Dec 12th 2016, 9:45 AM 3,658 Views 11 Comments

Irish sporting icon Sonia O’Sullivan was critical of the IAAF following the latest controversy relating to eligibility rules.

Irishman and daughter unhurt after vintage airplane they were piloting crashes in Kenya
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Irishman and daughter unhurt after vintage airplane they were piloting crashes in Kenya

Nov 27th 2016, 7:06 PM 20,100 Views 5 Comments

John Ordway and his daughter Isabella have been taking part in the Vintage Air Rally which journeys from Greece to Africa over the course of five weeks every year.

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