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Sep 20, 2018

Airstrike killed or wounded several al-Shabab figures: Somali officials

Somali intelligence officials say several senior officials with the al-Shabab extremist group have been killed or wounded in an airstrike. The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media say the overnight airstrike hit a training ...

Chinese man arrested after calling Kenya's president a 'monkey'

Sep 6, 2018

Chinese man arrested after calling Kenya's president a 'monkey'

Kenya has arrested a Chinese businessman after a video of him making a string of racist remarks was widely shared on social media, the Kenyan government said Thursday. The Chinese national, identified as Liu Jiaqi, has been arrested and is being processed for deportation, Kenya's ...

Aug 12, 2018

Chinese tourist is killed in hippo attack at Kenya lake

Kenya's wildlife authority says a Chinese tourist died after he was attacked by a hippo while taking pictures on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley. The Kenya Wildlife Service said in a statement Sunday that another Chinese tourist was injured in the ...

Kenya's first satellite released from Japan's Kibo module at ISS

/ May 12, 2018

Kenya's first satellite released from Japan's Kibo module at ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released three foreign-made microsatellites, including the first Kenyan-developed satellite, from its Kibo experimental module at the International Space Station on Friday night. The Kenyan satellite, named 1KUNS-PF, was developed by the University of Nairobi. Another, called Irazu, is the first ...