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Kenya: Country in Eastern Africa
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Eastern Africa. 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 in the 2019 census, 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. As of 2020, Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. Kenya has one of the widest range of climatic regions ranging from permanently snow-capped mountain tops to absolute deserts.

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Award-winning African activists promote a better life for children [Video]

Award-winning African activists promote a better life for children

Kakenya Ntaiya, a former Top 10 CNN Hero, continues her mission of educating Kenyan girls and saving them from early marriage. In Cameroon, Achaleke Christian Leke is combating violence with his..

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This Kenyan activist says her CNN Hero award helped reduce early marriages in her community [Video]

This Kenyan activist says her CNN Hero award helped reduce early marriages in her community

Kakenya Ntaiya was honored as a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2013 for her work in challenging traditions and empowering girls through education.

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CNN speaks with director of documentary banned in Kenya [Video]

CNN speaks with director of documentary banned in Kenya

CNN’s Larry Madowo and Eleni Giokos speak with Peter Murimi, writer, director and producer of documentary “I Am Samuel.” The documentary has been banned from releasing in Kenya, which is where..

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Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop found dead, police hunt husband [Video]

Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop found dead, police hunt husband

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Kenya 'rejects in totality and does not recognise' Somalia border ruling [Video]

Kenya 'rejects in totality and does not recognise' Somalia border ruling

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Camel milk is brewing new business opportunities in Kenya [Video]

Camel milk is brewing new business opportunities in Kenya

From Yogurt to Camel-ccinos, Kenyan farmers are looking to formalize the sector and bring this super food to the masses.

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Kenya's fly fishers: Young enthusiasts push to bring sport to the masses [Video]

Kenya's fly fishers: Young enthusiasts push to bring sport to the masses

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African entertainers with surprising day jobs [Video]

African entertainers with surprising day jobs

Ghanaian comedian OB Amponsah also practices optometry. In Kenya, Jason Runo produces an improv comedy show and is also a beekeeper.

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For some Kenyans, a precious resource becomes a food source [Video]

For some Kenyans, a precious resource becomes a food source

In southern Kenya, the coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating economic impact, leaving people unemployed and unable to feed their families. Now, some Kenyans are taking desperate measures to..

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Meet Kenya's everyday 'she-roes' [Video]

Meet Kenya's everyday 'she-roes'

From doctors to content creators, this group of trailblazing Kenyan women are carving their own paths to success, using the power of online platforms to amplify their voices and help others flourish.

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The rise of the African entrepreneur [Video]

The rise of the African entrepreneur

With entrepreneurship becoming a viable path to success, meet a group of creative thinkers and critical minds in Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa whose innovative solutions are making a local..

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Demand for coffins triples in rural county [Video]

Demand for coffins triples in rural county

A fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Kenya so hard that hospitals across the country are turning away new patients. But many Kenyans are still skeptical about the Covid-19 vaccine despite the..

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Husband of Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop arrested on suspicion of her murder

The husband of record breaking runner Agnes Tirop has been arrested following her death and is set to be charged with her murder.
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Agnes Tirop: Husband arrested in Kenya after athlete's death

Record-breaking long-distance runner Agnes Tirop was found stabbed to death at her home on Wednesday.
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Kenyan athletics star's husband a 'suspect' after runner found stabbed to death at home

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Police are searching for Agnes Tirop's husband after the Kenyan athlete was found dead at her home with stab wounds.
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Olympian Agnes Tirop Found Stabbed To Death At 25

Agnes Tirop, an elite Kenyan long-distance runner who finished 4th at the Tokyo Olympics, was tragically found stabbed to death in her home, according to a Kenyan athletic commission. She was only 25..
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World record holder Agnes Tirop found dead in Kenya

Agnes Tirop, a two-time World Athletics Championships medallist, has been found dead at her home in Kenya.
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The 'triple tragedy' facing Kenya's Homa Bay as it battles HIV, malaria and COVID

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The big bold letters painted on a tall building on the main road leading to the dock are the first sign of the health crises that have gripped Homa Bay.
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London Marathon 2021: Joyciline Jepkosgei upsets Brigid Kosgei to win women's race

Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei upsets world record holder Brigid Kosgei to claim her first London Marathon title with a bold run.
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UK troops face questioning over woman's 2012 murder in Kenya

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Nine British soldiers face being questioned over the murder of a Kenyan woman whose body was found in a septic tank of a hotel close to a UK army camp more than nine years ago.
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Mary Keitany: Kenyan world record holder retires

Kenya's Mary Keitany, who holds the word record for a women-only marathon, retires from competing at the age of 39 due to a back injury.
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Great North Run: Britain's Marc Scott wins men's race as Kenya's Hellen Obiri takes women's title

Britain's Marc Scott wins the Great North Run in Newcastle, with Kenya's Hellen Obiri triumphing in the women's event.
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Brigid Kosgei to defend London Marathon title on 3 October

Kenyan world record holder and Olympic silver medallist Brigid Kosgei will defend her London Marathon title in this year's race on 3 October.
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Tokyo Olympics: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the men's marathon retaining his Olympic title

Watch the final moments of the men's marathon as Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins gold at Tokyo 2020 and retains his Olympic title.
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Tokyo Olympics: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge successfully defends Olympic marathon title

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge claims victory in the men's marathon at Tokyo 2020 to become the first athlete since 1980 to retain an Olympic marathon title.
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Tokyo Olympics: Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir wins women's marathon

Peres Jepchirchir wins the women's marathon at Tokyo 2020 as Kenya claim a one-two in sweltering 28C heat in Japan's northern city of Sapporo.
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Tokyo Olympics: Britain's Laura Muir wins silver in 1500m behind Kenya's Faith Kipyegon

Great Britain's Laura Muir ends her quest for a major outdoor medal as she wins silver in the 1500m final at Tokyo 2020.
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Tokyo Olympics: Emmanuel Korir wins 800m gold for Kenya

Kenya's Emmanuel Korir becomes the 800m Olympic champion with a time of one minute 45.06 seconds as his teammate Ferguson Rotich takes silver.
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'How can we protect our population?' - Kenya's president criticises vaccine nationalism

'how can we protect our population?' - kenya's president criticises vaccine nationalism
Kenya's president has told Sky News that vaccine nationalism "has really shown how unequal this world is" - and has vowed to fight "day and night" to ensure that developing countries are treated..
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UK to give Kenya more than 800,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

The UK will give Kenya 817,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, the government has announced.
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Gay rugby player wins five-year battle for UK asylum

gay rugby player wins five-year battle for uk asylum
Kenneth Macharia, the Bristol Bisons rugby player who faced deportation to Kenya by the Home Office, has won his five-year battle for the right to asylum in the UK.
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Diamond League: Obiri wins 5000m as McColgan breaks British record

Kenya's Hellen Obiri wins the women's 5000m in a season-best time of 14 mins 26.38 seconds, with Eilish McColgan finishing fourth in 14 mins 28.55 seconds to break Paula Radcliffe's British record at..
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Margaret Wambui: Kenyan Olympic medallist calls for third category in athletics

Kenya's Margaret Wambui says there should be a third category in athletics for competitors who have "Differences of Sexual Development".
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Covid-19 relief: Kenya donates 12 tonnes of food products to India

Kenya has donated 12 tonnes of food products to India as part of its Covid-19 relief efforts, a statement said on Friday. The east African country has sent 12 tonnes of tea, coffee and groundnut..
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'We are waiting to die': Hope wanes for world's poor after India halts Covid vaccine exports

From Kenya and Ghana to Bangladesh and Indonesia, poor nations reliant on COVAX have no option but to halt vaccination drives and delay second doses due to the export curb by India.
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Kenya warns of COVID 'vaccine apartheid' after UK travel ban

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Kenya has hit out at the UK government for adding the country to England's coronavirus travel "red list".
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Four more countries added to England's travel 'red list'

Pakistan, Kenya, Bangladesh and the Philippines have been added to England's coronavirus red list.
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Barack Obama's Family Matriarch Sarah Dead at 99 in Kenya

Former President Barack Obama's grandmother has died at the age of 99 after a brief illness. Mama Sarah Onyango Obama's daughter shared the news Monday, saying her mother had died at a hospital in the..
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Barack Obama's 'granny' and family matriarch dies in Kenyan hospital

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The matriarch of former US president Barack Obama's Kenyan family has died, relatives have confirmed.
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Four Kenyan police officers face murder trial over custody death of British aristocrat

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Four Kenyan policemen will stand trial for murder after a judge ruled they have a case to answer in the death of British aristocrat Alex Monson.
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British soldiers on rations as Kenya camp is locked down after COVID outbreak

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Soldiers at a British military base in Kenya are being fed rations after they were placed in "enhanced isolation" following a COVID-19 outbreak.
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Four British soldiers taken to hospital in Kenya with COVID-19

A number of British soldiers in Kenya have been taken to hospital suffering from COVID-19 after an outbreak of the virus at the training camp in the country.
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No 10 refuses to criticise Biden for removing Churchill bust - despite PM's disapproval of same move by Obama

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Downing Street has declined to criticise US President Joe Biden for removing a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office - despite Boris Johnson having previously criticised "part-Kenyan" Barack..
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UN member states, leaders welcome India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway to UNSC


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Indian flag raised at UNSC, envoy Trimurti says New Delhi to be voice of the developing world

This is the 8th time India assumes membership at the UNSC. Along with India--Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway also began 2-year term at the body.
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Giraffes Stranded on Island Saved by Floating Rescue Mission

Rescuers from 3 different conservation groups are sticking their necks out for 8 giraffes that have been stranded on an island in Kenya ... and 2 have already made it back to safety. Here's what's..
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Passengers can now fly to Kenya, Bhutan through 'air bubbles' arrangements, says Civil Aviation Minister

The deal for international 'air bubbles' has been signed with countries like Maldives, US, UK, Germany, Canada, UAE, France.
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After second round of voting, Kenya wins spot on U.N. Security Council

Kenya was elected to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti in a second-round of voting by the 193-member General Assembly after an initial ballot failed to produce a clear winner.
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Tear gas fired as crowd seizes Kenya pop star's body to halt hasty COVID funeral

Hundreds of Kenyans defied tear gas and riot police on Friday to carry off the body of a popular singer, trying to prevent a swift burial under rules for suspected coronavirus cases which the crowd..
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Kenya arrests three policemen for dragging woman behind motorbike

Kenyan detectives have arrested three police officers for allegedly whipping a woman and dragging her along behind a motorbike, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on Thursday, after..
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'No masks, no gloves': Kenyan government under fire over quarantine centres

Kenya's government is facing growing criticism over quarantine centres it set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with witnesses saying some are squalid and expose residents to the risk of..
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Kenya rolls out testing in Nairobi slums, but some fear stigma

Kenya is rolling out voluntary public testing for the novel coronavirus in its biggest slum, where some residents say being declared virus-free boosts their chances of getting a job.
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Hit by coronavirus, Kenyans turn to car boot commerce

More Kenyans are starting to operate small businesses out of the boots of their cars to make ends meet as the coronavirus crisis has hit jobs and the economy.
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