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Suspicious device prompts Air France flight’s emergency landing in Kenya

A suspicious device has prompted a French airliner carrying 473 people to make an emergency landing in Kenya. Passengers and crew were safely evacuated from the Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris. Kenyan police said the Boeing 777 was safely evacuated on Sunday after landing at Mombasa’s international airport. The device found in a …

Deutsche Welle

Kenyan Muslims ‘will join others to welcome the pope’

Pope Francis is embarking on his first visit to Africa. In the three countries on his itinerary, he is expected to address the challenge of harmonizing relations between Christians and Muslims. Pope Francis is beginning a tour of three African countries, Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Repubublic. DW spoke to Hassan Ole Nado, Deputy …

Deutsche Welle

Kenya’s Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has come in first place at the Berlin marathon with just over a minute above the world record. Kenyans have taken the top prize in the German capital every year since 2010. Competing in the 42nd BMW Berlin Marathon, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s marathon with a best unofficial time …

Deutsche Welle

Kenya Airways ‘may require $500 million bailout’

Kenya Airways, the East African nation’s national carrier, ran into severe head winds last week reporting a record loss. The finance minister now says the airline may need a half a billion dollar bailout. Kenya Airways said its pre-tax loss had grown from 4.86 billion Kenyan shillings ($48 million) to 29.71 billion shillings ($293 million) …

Deutsche Welle

Another way of ending FGM

By Dr César Chelala Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. More than 125 million women have been subjected to different forms of genital mutilation across Africa and in areas of western and southern Asia, and 2 million women undergo the procedure annually. …

Daily News Egypt

At least 15 dead as Islamists strike again on Kenyan coast

AFP – At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack near Kenya’s coast, officials said Tuesday, just 24 hours after Somalia’s Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area. The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group said its fighters carried out the latest attack on a village, and that its commando unit …

Daily News Egypt

TransCentury sells Rift Valley Railways stake to Egypt’s Citadel

Reuters – Kenya’s TransCentury said on Tuesday that it has sold its 34% stake in Rift Valley Railways (RVR) to Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital. Citadel said it bought the shares for $37.8m, raising its stake to 85%. Uganda’s Bomi Holdings owns the rest. RVR, operator of the sole rail line linking Kenya’s Indian …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: Journalists protest Egypt jailing of Jazeera colleagues

AFP- Scores of supporters of Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt demonstrated on Tuesday in Kenya, the base of one of the detained reporters. “Being a journalist is not a crime,” the crowd of around a 100 shouted outside the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, in a peaceful protest watched over by armed police. The detained journalists, …

Daily News Egypt