Jul 14, 2016

Sports agent Rosa charged with doping offenses in Kenya court

Italian sports agent Federico Rosa, who managed disgraced former marathon star Rita Jeptoo, was on Thursday charged in a Kenya court with doping offenses. Rosa, 30, a director of Italy-based sports management company Rosa and Associati, denied six counts of doping athletes, including Jeptoo ...

Russia, Kenya track teams may miss Rio after doping rulings

May 13, 2016

Russia, Kenya track teams may miss Rio after doping rulings

Together, Russia and Kenya won 27 medals at the last Olympics in track and field. Their total at the next one could be zero. The Olympic hopes of the powerhouse teams from both countries took serious blows Thursday after the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered ...

Kenya to close world's biggest refugee camp

May 12, 2016

Kenya to close world's biggest refugee camp

The Kenyan government will close Dadaab refugee camp, which has hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and is often referred to as the world’s largest camp, the East African country’s interior security minister said Wednesday. The decision has been condemned by domestic and international ...

Kenya burns record ton of ivory, warns poachers

May 1, 2016

Kenya burns record ton of ivory, warns poachers

Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from ...

Tracking elephants as a new railway cuts Kenya

Apr 23, 2016

Tracking elephants as a new railway cuts Kenya

Dangling from a helicopter with a high-powered rifle, a Kenyan vet fires drugged darts at elephants to sedate them so they can be fitted with satellite collars. Ten minutes after the elephant is darted, the lumbering creature stumbles, and falls asleep. Ground teams are ...

Apr 22, 2016

Kenyan president authorizes anti-doping bill

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law an anti-doping bill required to avoid a ban from the Rio Olympics of a nation famed for its runners, the president’s office said on Wednesday. Video from the president’s office showed Kenyatta at State House signing the ...