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Nov 7, 2012

Obama triumph raises hope of fresh start with Africa

KOGELO, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyans in Barack Obama’s ancestral homeland stayed up all night and danced with joy on Wednesday as America’s first black president won a second term in the White House, raising the prospects of a fresh start for his ties with Africa.

Many Africans feel Obama has not responded to their huge enthusiasm when he won the presidency four years ago with an increased U.S. commitment to the world’s poorest continent during his first term.

Nov 2, 2012

Analysis: Jilted Africa cool to U.S. vote after Obama fever fades

KOGELO, Kenya/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – In the tiny Kenyan village of Kogelo, U.S. President Barack Obama’s ancestral homeland, some people talk of hurt feelings of the kind experienced when a favorite relative has failed to get in touch.

Four years ago, Kogelo, and Africa in general, celebrated with noisy gusto when Obama, whose father came from the scattered hamlet of tin-roofed homes, became the first African-American to be elected president of the United States.

Jul 13, 2012

Kenya’s boxing hopeful punches hole in stereotype

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Elizabeth Andiego grew up in Nairobi’s badlands. When she turned up at a boxing training session in the Kenyan capital in 2007 the coach thought she would bail out of a sport still widely seen in the east African country as for men only.

Five years on, Andiego is London-bound after getting a wild card for the Olympic Games. , Andiego packs a powerful punch and has a fistful of weeks to quicken her footwork.

Jul 13, 2012

Olympics-Kenya’s boxing hopeful punches hole in stereotype

NAIROBI, July 13 (Reuters) – Elizabeth Andiego grew up in
Nairobi’s badlands. When she turned up at a boxing training
session in the Kenyan capital in 2007 the coach thought she
would bail out of a sport still widely seen in the east African
country as for men only.

Five years on, Andiego is London-bound after getting a wild
card for the Olympic Games. , Andiego packs a powerful punch and
has a fistful of weeks to quicken her footwork.

May 28, 2012

Blast rocks Kenyan capital, more than 30 hurt

NAIROBI, May 28 (Reuters) – An explosion tore through a
shopping complex in Nairobi’s business district during Monday’s
lunch hour, wounding more than 30 people, an d police said they
were investigating whether it was a bomb attack.

Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said anti-terrorism police
were combing the blast site in the city centre for clues,
appearing to row back on an earlier suggestion by the police
commissioner that a massive electrical fault might be to blame.

Nov 25, 2011

Kenya arrests five al Shabaab suspects in island town

LAMU,Kenya, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Kenyan police arrested
five men on Friday suspected of being members of Somalia’s al
Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents on the island of Lamu, close
to where two tourists were kidnapped and taken to Somalia.

Kenya ordered soldiers across its border with Somalia in
mid-October to crush al Shabaab rebels who it said had kidnapped
the tourists and attacked its security forces inside Kenya.

Oct 24, 2011

Grenade attack at Nairobi bar wounds 13

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A grenade exploded in a Nairobi bar on Monday wounding 13 people, two days after Kenya’s U.S. embassy warned of an imminent attack there as the east African nation fights Islamist militants in neighbouring Somalia.

Kenya Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere said there was no evidence yet to link the attack to Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab and senior officials from the group declined to comment.

Oct 24, 2011

Grenade hits Nairobi bar, 14 hurt, no dead- police

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A grenade attack on a bar in the centre of Nairobi early Monday wounded 14 people who needed hospital treatment, Kenyan police said, adding no one was killed.

Capital news radio quoted a witness who said a man had asked to be let in to the bar shortly after 1 a.m. British time, when he hurled a grenade and fled the scene.

Oct 24, 2011

Grenade hits Nairobi club, 14 people wounded: media

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A grenade attack on a bar in the center of Nairobi early Monday wounded 14 people who needed hospital treatment, Kenyan police said, adding no one was killed.

Capital news radio quoted a witness who said a man had asked to be let in to the bar shortly after 8 p.m. EDT, when he hurled a grenade and fled the scene.

May 6, 2011

Kenyan police nab 1.5 tonnes of ivory at airport

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan authorities have seized nearly 1.5 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in metal boxes at the country’s main airport in Nairobi, officials said Friday.

The 115 elephant tusks weighing 1,446 kg had been coated with pepper, wrapped and sealed in the boxes in a bid to put off sniffer dogs, said Kennedy Onyonyi, senior deputy commissioner at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).