Feb 11, 2016

Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery

Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions. Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki ...

Christian doctor from Wakayama offers hope to disabled kids in Kenya

Dec 29, 2015

Christian doctor from Wakayama offers hope to disabled kids in Kenya

Japanese pediatrician Kazuko Kumon works to provide support for children with disabilities and their families in Kenya. At The Garden of Siloam, a facility Kumon established on the outskirts of Nairobi, disabled children receive a range of support, from high-quality education to personalized health ...

Dec 25, 2015

Subdued Christmas in store for terror-wary Paris

It was a subdued Christmas Eve in Paris on Thursday, with tourist numbers down, security bolstered at shops and churches, and locals still on edge after last month’s jihadi attacks. Heavily armed soldiers patrolled outside the iconic Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores in ...

Give vultures a little love, conservationists say

Dec 5, 2015

Give vultures a little love, conservationists say

These are tough times for African vultures. Already perceived as ugly and seen as a symbol of death and decay in many cultures, their numbers are dropping because of poaching, poisonings and collisions with electricity pylons and wind turbines. Four of Africa’s 11 vulture ...

Nov 28, 2015

Kenyan athletes hit with doping bans

Track and field Two-time cross-country world champion Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned for doping Friday, another indication that the country has a serious problem of cheating among its famed distance runners. Chebet, the cross-country world champion in 2010 and 2013, was ...