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Kenya: Fuel tank blast kills over dozen people
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Kenya: Fuel tank blast kills over dozen people

At least 13 people have died in Kenya while many more have been injured after a fuel tank exploded late Saturday.…
COVID-19 cases surge in Africa, less than 0.8% of people fully vaccinated, say officials
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COVID-19 cases surge in Africa, less than 0.8% of people fully vaccinated, say officials

NAIROBI, June 17 (Reuters) – COVID-19 cases rose by over 20 percent week-on-week in nearly two dozen African countries and…
World risks ‘moral catastrophe’ if COVID shots delayed in Africa, its CDC chief says
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World risks ‘moral catastrophe’ if COVID shots delayed in Africa, its CDC chief says

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The world risks a “moral catastrophe” if COVID-19 vaccinations are delayed in Africa while wealthier regions inoculate…
Balcony church gains popularity in Kenya amid pandemic
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Balcony church gains popularity in Kenya amid pandemic

KIAMBU, Kenya (AP) — A groovy rendition of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” blasts from speakers outside…
Kenyans rush to swap banknotes as cash ban looms
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Kenyans rush to swap banknotes as cash ban looms

Last week a man walked into a Nairobi car yard and paid for a luxury Mercedes with a mountain of…
LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven
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LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi national Nina Muregwa says she feels threatened again. After escaping death threats back home over…
Kenyan author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48
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Kenyan author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa’s best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48,…
Kenyan runner Wambui fears testosterone rules will end career
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Kenyan runner Wambui fears testosterone rules will end career

Kenya’s Olympic 800 meters bronze medalist Margaret Nyairera Wambui can feel her career slipping away from her, with no idea…
China’s influence in Africa grows as more young people learn to speak Mandarin
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China’s influence in Africa grows as more young people learn to speak Mandarin

(CNN) — Inside a brightly-lit classroom, around 20 schoolchildren are enthusiastically singing the Chinese national anthem. That song is followed by…
Australia, Singapore ban Boeing 737 MAX jets, more airlines ground plane
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Australia, Singapore ban Boeing 737 MAX jets, more airlines ground plane

Australia and Singapore on Tuesday banned Boeing 737 MAX planes from their airspace and airlines around the world grounded the…
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