Africa: Kenya
Kenyan Defence force doctors attend to an injured man at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi in December 2016.  By JOHN MUCHUCHA (AFP/File)

Doctors' Despair Drives Kenya's Longest Medical Strike

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Nairobi (AFP) - The first patient Cynthia Waliaula lost was a baby who stopped breathing while she carried him in her arms through the hospital, desperately trying to find an oxygen tank. Barely out of medical school, the bright-eyed young doctor quickly learned that many of the techniques she ha ...
The Kenyan and Rwanda governments have banned importation of poultry and poultry products from Uganda after the avian bird flu eas detected.  By PHILIPPE HUGUEN (AFP/File)

Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Nairobi (AFP) - Kenyan and Rwandan authorities said Wednesday they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out. The government banned importation of poultry and poultry products from Uganda with immediate effect, said Kenya's agri ...

Kenya's Jemima Sumgong crosses the finish line to win the 2016 London Marathon.  By JUSTIN TALLIS (AFP)

Kenya's Sumgong to defend London Marathon title

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 London (AFP) - Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong will defend her London Marathon title on April 23, race organisers announced on Tuesday. Sumgong, 32, produced a stunning display on the streets of the British capital last year, recovering from a heavy fall to beat a world-class field with a strong ...
Kenyan opposition MP Mishi Mboko, who is married, said women should withhold sex until their menfolk present their credentials in the form of a valid voter ID card.  By  (AFP/File)

No voter ID, no sex, urges Kenyan MP

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Nairobi (AFP) - A Kenyan opposition MP has urged fellow women to impose a sex boycott until their men register to vote in August's general election. Mishi Mboko, who is married, said women should withhold sex until their menfolk present their credentials in the form of a valid voter ID card. ...
In December, the Kenyan government deployed army doctors to the country's main hospitals after public sector doctors went on strike.  By John Muchucha (AFP/File)

Kenya doctors' union officials sentenced over strike

Thursday, January 12, 2017 Nairobi (AFP) - A Kenyan court has handed down a one-month suspended jail term to seven union officials over a doctors' strike which has crippled public hospitals for the last 40 days. However Judge Hellen Wasilwa said that if the doctors did not call off their strike within two weeks, the offici ...
Kenya was placed on the IAAF doping watchlist in 2016 after being ruled non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) following a string of drug scandals.  By Simon Maina (AFP/File)

Kenya to put 109 athletes under doping scrutiny

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya is to put 109 elite athletes under the watch of a team of selected doctors in a bid to stop doping, a practice that has tarnished the image of its famed sportsmen and women. Athletics Kenya chief Jackson Tuwei said that in conjunction with the International Association of At ...
Kenyan Defence Force (KDF) doctors tend to an injured man at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on December 10, 2016, after being deployed during a five-day strike.  By JOHN MUCHUCHA (AFP/File)

Kenya doctors reject offer as strike hits second month

Friday, January 6, 2017 Nairobi (AFP) - Kenyan doctors on Friday rejected the government's offer of a 40 percent pay rise in the latest bid to end a month-long strike that has crippled public hospitals across the country. Thousands of doctors in the country downed tools on December 5 to demand a 300 percent pay rise tha ...
Cord MPs went straight to court after leaving parliament

Kenya's Cord MPs Storm Out Over 'Fight'

Thursday, December 22, 2016 Opposition MPs in Kenya have stormed out of parliament in the capital, Nairobi, saying that they have been assaulted in the house. The chaos came during a debate on changing the electoral laws to allow manual vote-counting for next year 39;s presidential election. The government wants ...
Technicians work on a Polo Vivo at a new assembly plant in Kenya's Thika industrial area, on December 21, 2016.  By Tony Karumba (AFP/File)

Volkswagen moves into Kenya, Rwanda in Africa expansion

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Nairobi (AFP) - Volkswagen on Wednesday opened a new assembly plant in Kenya and launched plans for a ride-sharing service in Rwanda as it seeks to take advantage of surging car demand in Africa. The German car manufacturer's move into East Africa comes just weeks after it signed a deal to build ...

UN Peacebuilding Fund Finances Kenya-Somalia Cross-Border Project for Somali Refugees with $3 Million

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund has approved $3 million for a pilot project that will provide peacebuilding and vocational skills to Somali refugees volunteering to return from Kenya to Somalia, where they will then be helped to settle down and contribute to a community dialogue and reinte ...
Technicians work on a Polo Vivo at a new assembly plant in Kenya's Thika industrial area, on December 21, 2016.  By Tony Karumba (AFP/File)

Volkswagen launches Kenya plant in Africa expansion

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Nairobi (AFP) - Volkswagen on Wednesday inaugurated a new assembly plant in Kenya, returning to the East African country after four decades as it seeks to take advantage of surging car sales on the continent. The German car manufacturer's return to Kenya comes just weeks after it signed a deal to ...

Joint Press Release by Heads of Mission in Kenya on International Support for Kenya’s 2017 Elections

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 As long-time partners, our countries support the Kenyan government and people as they seek to realize the goals of the 2010 Constitution and Kenya 39;s Vision 2030. We are committed to helping Kenya to hold free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections in 2017, and to provide non-partisan techni ...

Kenya and the European Union strengthen their partnership

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 European Commissioner Neven Mimica and Kenya 39;s President Uhuru Kenyatta met today to discuss enhancing the international partnership between Kenya and European Union. They welcomed the political dialogue between Kenyan decision-makers and European Union diplomats over the past year, which ha ...
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