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Kenya: Republic in East Africa
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. 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.

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U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya's former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in "significant" corruption, according to a statement from U.S...
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Kenya, Somalia agree to restore ties after spat over oil rights

Kenya and Somalia agreed to restore ties on Thursday after a months-long spat over oil rights that led the neighbors to halt the issuance of visas on arrival for each other's citizens.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Kenya


Keter sets new Urban Train 5km record [Video]Keter sets new Urban Train 5km record

Keter triumphs in Lille with record time

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Desisa, Chepngetich claim Marathon Runner of the Year awards [Video]Desisa, Chepngetich claim Marathon Runner of the Year awards

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa and Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich claim AIMS Marathon Runner of the Year awards

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Meet the beetle named after Greta Thunberg [Video]Meet the beetle named after Greta Thunberg

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg may have been tipped for the Nobel Peace Prize, but she has now been afforded perhaps the ultimate honour: having a beetle named after her. Francesca Lynagh..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Harry and Meghan share details of life with six-month-old Archie [Video]Harry and Meghan share details of life with six-month-old Archie

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared details about life with baby son Archie – telling a group of military families he is beginning to crawl and has his first two teeth. Harry also praised..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:21Published

Jepkosgei claims NYC Marathon in women's upset victory [Video]Jepkosgei claims NYC Marathon in women's upset victory

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and rookie Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Brexit effect: UK looks beyond EU to Kenya flower farms [Video]Brexit effect: UK looks beyond EU to Kenya flower farms

As Britain continues preparations to leave the European Union, demand for freshly cut Kenyan roses is booming.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Paula Radcliffe says she never imagined her former-world record to stand for 16 years [Video]Paula Radcliffe says she never imagined her former-world record to stand for 16 years

Former world-record marathon holder Paula Radcliffe tells the PA news agency that she was surprised that it took 16 years for her time to be beaten with Kenyan Brigid Kosgei finally claiming the title..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:51Published

Ethiopia Plane Crash: Kenyan victims buried in home towns [Video]Ethiopia Plane Crash: Kenyan victims buried in home towns

Boeing admits faulty sensor caused 737-Max to crash and has paid compensation to victims' families.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published

David Attenborough and celebrity guests attend "The Elephant Queen" premiere [Video]David Attenborough and celebrity guests attend "The Elephant Queen" premiere

The 93-year-old British naturalist, Princess Beatrice, James Middleton and his fiancee Alizee Thevenet join the makers of the new Apple TV+ documentary film for a special London screening. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

Hundreds of Kenya schools to be shut down after deadly collapse [Video]Hundreds of Kenya schools to be shut down after deadly collapse

About 300 informal schools to be closed after eight children were killed when a school collapsed in Nairobi, which officials blamed on poor construction and overcrowding.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

Brigid Kosgei smashes women's marathon world record [Video]Brigid Kosgei smashes women's marathon world record

Brigid Koskei knocks 81 seconds off Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old marathon world record with victory in Chicago.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

Kenyan Kosgei shatters women's marathon record [Video]Kenyan Kosgei shatters women's marathon record

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old women’s marathon world record on Sunday. Lisa Bernhard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei sets new women's marathon world record, beating Paula Radcliffe's 2003 time [Video]Kenyan Brigid Kosgei sets new women's marathon world record, beating Paula Radcliffe's 2003 time

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei sets new women's marathon world record, beating Paula Radcliffe's 2003 time

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"Never doubted his ability": Kipchoge's family celebrates [Video]"Never doubted his ability": Kipchoge's family celebrates

Kipchoge's friends and family celebrate his success

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:59Published

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge finishes marathon in less than two hours [Video]Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge finishes marathon in less than two hours

Famous runner becomes the first person to run the marathon in less than two hours, clocking in at 1:59:40.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published

Kipchoge breaks two hour marathon barrier [Video]Kipchoge breaks two hour marathon barrier

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, stretching the limits of human endeavor and passing a milestone few..

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Proud Kenyans praise Kipchoge after marathon run [Video]Proud Kenyans praise Kipchoge after marathon run

Kenyans ce;ebrate Kipchoge's triumph

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:39Published

Watch: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first person to run unofficial, sub-two-hour marathon [Video]Watch: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first person to run unofficial, sub-two-hour marathon

Kipchoge, the world marathon record holder, will be hoping to be second time lucky after he narrowly failed in his first try in 2017 by running the length of a marathon in 2:00:25.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:39Published

Kipchoge compares sub-two hour marathon to going to the moon [Video]Kipchoge compares sub-two hour marathon to going to the moon

Kenya's world record holder Eliud Kipchoge has compared running a sub two-hour marathon to going to the moon before his unofficial attempt in Vienna on Saturday. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published

Kipchoge arrives in Vienna ahead of marathon challenge [Video]Kipchoge arrives in Vienna ahead of marathon challenge

With an eye on a record shattering sub two hour time, Kenyan long distance great Eliud Kipchoge makes his way to Vienna.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:01Published

Kenya: Proposed coal project in World Heritage Site angers locals [Video]Kenya: Proposed coal project in World Heritage Site angers locals

Protesters say the project will damage the environment, kill animals and destroy their island.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

 

Eliud Kipochoge breaks marathon barrier with race completed in under 2 hours

Olympic runner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya blew through one of the most challenging barriers in sports, completing a marathon in under two hours. He ran the Vienna, Austria course in one hour, 59 minutes..
CBS News - Published

Nearly half of Kenyans surveyed by police watchdog report abuses by officers

Nearly half of Kenyans surveyed by the government's police watchdog IPOA said they had suffered police abuse of power, according to a survey it released on Wednesday, underscoring the scale of the task..
Reuters - Published

Kenyans Kamworor, Jepkosgei claim New York Marathon titles

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Nature: Mombasa

We leave you this Sunday Morning with a dive into the Indian Ocean at Kenya's Mombasa Marine National Park. Videographer: Ziggy Livnat.
CBS News - Published

The last of a kind

Jonathan Vigliotti reports on Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, who spent his final days at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
CBS News - Published

The Cost Of Ivory

Ivory is selling for nearly $1,000 a tusk, causing more elephants to be slaughtered and more orphaned babies in need of special care provided by an elephant orphanage in Kenya. Bob Simon reports.
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The Orphanage

With the price of ivory increasing, more elephants are being slaughtered and their orphaned babies are left in need of special care at an elephant orphanage in Kenya. Bob Simon reports.
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The Great Migration

Scott Pelley visits Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration, and looks at the threats to this natural spectacle comprised of over a million animals.
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The Future of Money

A "mobile money" revolution has swept Kenya, where people can send and receive money on their cell phones. It's improved commerce and brought basic necessities to poorer areas. Lesley Stahl reports.
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60 Minutes Presents: Into the Wild

In a special hour devoted to the natural world, Scott Pelley visits Kenya to witness the great wildebeest migration; then, Bob Simon listens to the secret language of elephants; lastly, Lara Logan..
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Kenya's Brigid Kosgei shatters women's marathon world record

"I'm feeling good and I am happy because I was not expected to run like this," Kosgei said
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At least 10 Kenyan police killed by bomb near Somali border: police

At least ten Kenyan police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade bomb near the border with Somalia on Saturday, according to a police report seen by Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Active Shooter, Common Enemy, The Future of Money

U.S. police departments are training officers how to respond to active shooter attacks; then, Lara Logan reports from the battle lines against ISIS in Iraq; and, a "mobile money" revolution has swept..
CBS News - Published

John Brennan, King of Coal, The Future of Money

CIA director on ISIS attacks in U.S.: Attempts are inevitable; Landmark case after worst mining disaster in 40 years; A "mobile money" revolution has swept Kenya, where people can send and receive..
CBS News - Published

Kenya says it kills three militants planning attacks in Mombasa

Kenyan police shot dead three men suspected of planning militant attacks in the coastal city of Mombasa on Tuesday, ahead of national day celebrations to be hosted in the city this month, according to..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories September 23 A

Here's the latest for Monday, September 23rd: Trump at UN meeting with world leaders; School collapse in Kenya's capital leaves seven children dead; Russia will respond to WADA doping allegations;..
USATODAY.com - Published

At least 7 killed after Kenya school collapses

A school collapsed in Kenya's capital on Monday and killed at least seven children, officials said, while some outraged residents alleged shoddy construction. Two other children were in critical..
USATODAY.com - Published

Kenya classroom collapse kills seven children, injures 64

Seven children were killed and 64 injured when a classroom collapsed as students were starting their morning lessons at a school in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Monday, officials said.
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When raiders menace in northern Kenya, grab your guns

First, the scouts saw a footprint, then a suspected spy from a rival ethnic group, scuttling off into the bush.
Reuters - Published

Kenya bans foreigners from adopting local children

Kenya has banned foreigners from adopting local children and will work toward a new policy governing the process, the presidency said on Thursday.
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Saturday Sessions: J.S. Ondara performs "Lebanon"

As a teenager in Kenya, J.S. Ondara fell in love with American folk music, memorizing parts of Bob Dylan's catalog. By 20, he'd gotten a green card, moved to Dylan's native state of Minnesota, and..
CBS News - Published

Scarf the tracker dog protects animals from poachers

A mother's work is never done. This dog raises her seven pups while saving endangered animals from poachers in Kenya's wild. This video was made possible through the International Center for..
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Leader of Kenyan drug organization sentenced to 25 years in U.S.

A leading Kenyan drug trafficker, Baktash Akasha, was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a U.S. judge on Friday after he pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to import heroin and methamphetamine and..
Reuters - Published

The fight to save the northern white rhino

The last remaining members of the species are a mother and daughter that live under 24-hour armed guard in Kenya – but two rhinos thousands of miles away could offer hope
CBS News - Published

African nations, Western partners strive to combat IED threat

A U.S.-trained Kenyan bomb disposal technician stood in a field showing colleagues from more than 20 countries how to collect evidence after the detonation of a roadside explosive.
Reuters - Published

Kenya's dusitD2 hotel reopens after January attack that killed 21

The five-star dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi will reopen its doors to guests on Thursday, six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalia's al Shabaab militants.
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Kenya ruling that corruption suspect must step down seen having wider impact

A Kenyan judge's ruling that a county governor accused of corruption must step aside pending his trial could have widespread ramifications in the country, where senior officials are often charged with..
Reuters - Published

Crime fighting duo seeks Kenya's first top-level graft conviction

Noordin Haji, head of public prosecutions in Kenya, is the urbane son of one of the country's most prominent families. George Kinoti, born in the slums, rose from burly beat cop to head the powerful..
Reuters - Published

Kenya appoints acting finance minister after Rotich graft charges

Kenya's presidency appointed Labour Minister Ukur Yatani as acting finance minister on Wednesday, a day after incumbent Henry Rotich was charged with corruption.
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Kenya's president appoints Yatani as acting finance minister

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Labour Minister Ukur Yatani as acting finance minister after Henry Rotich was charged with corruption, the presidency said on Wednesday.
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Italy's CMC di Ravenna denies any wrongdoing in Kenya dams scandal

Italian construction company CMC di Ravenna, which faces charges in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal in Kenya, has denied any wrongdoing and is co-operating with Kenyan authorities, the firm..
Reuters - Published

Kenyan finance minister denies corruption charges, given bail

Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges over the award of two dam tenders, in an unprecedented legal move against a sitting minister in a country..
Reuters - Published

Kenyan finance minister to be arrested and charged over graft: prosecutor

Kenya's finance minister will be arrested and charged over allegations of corruption related to the construction of two dams, Kenya's chief prosecutor said on Monday.
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Kenya's chief prosecutor to charge finance minister over graft

Kenyan Finance Minister Henry Rotich and other officials will face charges over corruption related to the construction of two dams, the chief prosecutor said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on..
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Death toll in hotel attack in Somalia's Kismayo jumps to 26: regional president

Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on..
Reuters - Published

A church helped him found an orphanage in Kenya. Then he sexually abused 4 girls there

Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania man sexually molested four teenage girls at a Kenyan orphanage he founded with a church's help.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Families and Ethiopian farmers feel in the dark over Boeing's aid offer

A week after Boeing Co offered $100 million to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, affected farmers in Ethiopia, victims'..
Reuters - Published

Farmer builds road by himself

A farmer in a small, rural village two hours outside of Nairobi, Kenya built a dirt road up a steep hill so his neighbors would have an easier route to get to school and church.
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Suspected stowaway falls from plane's landing gear

A body believed to be of a Kenyan stowaway was found in a London garden near where a man was sunbathing. The body is thought to have fallen from the landing gear of a Kenya Airways plane just as it..
CBS News - Published

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