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#Kenya

# kenya - Friday 23 January, 2015

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?
# Mystery
# Mystery

Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?

Jan 23rd 2015, 9:26 PM 38,750 Views 106 Comments

The identity of the TD or Senator cannot be revealed unless they come forward.

# kenya - Monday 19 January, 2015

VIDEO: Police tear-gassed these children as they tried to protect their playground
# Shocking
# Shocking

VIDEO: Police tear-gassed these children as they tried to protect their playground

Jan 19th 2015, 5:00 PM 14,794 Views 12 Comments

The space was under threat of being seized by a property developer.

# kenya - Friday 2 January, 2015

Man jailed for insulting Kenyan president on Facebook
# I'm Sorry
# I'm Sorry

Man jailed for insulting Kenyan president on Facebook

Jan 2nd 2015, 7:14 PM 10,495 Views 15 Comments

The man, a student, pleaded guilty to hate speech.

# kenya - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Using each other: Wealthy women hiring younger men in Kenya for relationships
# Romance Tourism
# Romance Tourism

Using each other: Wealthy women hiring younger men in Kenya for relationships

Oct 26th 2014, 4:30 PM 254,128 Views 116 Comments

A photographer found herself in the middle of the unusual world. Here’s what she found.

# kenya - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Irish scientists find vultures to be a very crafty bunch
# Sneaky
# Sneaky

Irish scientists find vultures to be a very crafty bunch

Sep 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,987 Views 9 Comments

New research shows that vultures really live up to their reputation for scavenging.

# kenya - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Opinion: Young people from Nairobi and Dublin speak about their lives
# International Youth Day
# International Youth Day

Opinion: Young people from Nairobi and Dublin speak about their lives

Aug 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 168 Views 4 Comments

For International Youth Day, young adults on the streets of Dublin and Nairobi spoke about their lives, loves and dreams.

# kenya - Monday 11 August, 2014

Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision
# Health
# Health

Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision

Aug 11th 2014, 7:15 PM 20,724 Views 36 Comments

The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.

# kenya - Thursday 10 July, 2014

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group
# Illegal Trade
# Illegal Trade

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group

Jul 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,720 Views 9 Comments

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

# kenya - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Kenya on the brink of first ever Rugby World Cup qualification
# RWC2015
From The42
# RWC2015

Kenya on the brink of first ever Rugby World Cup qualification

Jul 5th 2014, 8:30 AM 8,762 Views 8 Comments

The Simbas will secure a spot alongside New Zealand in Pool C if they avoid defeat against Zimbabwe.

# kenya - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Kenya take major step towards first-ever Rugby World Cup qualification
# Underdogs
From The42
# Underdogs

Kenya take major step towards first-ever Rugby World Cup qualification

Jun 29th 2014, 9:49 AM 7,033 Views 7 Comments

The east Africans pulled off an impressive victory over Namibia in Madagascar.

# kenya - Monday 16 June, 2014

PHOTOS: A day in the life of a 9-year-old living in one of Kenya's largest slums
# Photo Essay
# Photo Essay

PHOTOS: A day in the life of a 9-year-old living in one of Kenya's largest slums

Jun 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 43,325 Views 31 Comments

Today is the International Day of the African Child.

Militants attack Kenyan town as residents watch World Cup. 48 people killed.
# Al Shabab
# Al Shabab

Militants attack Kenyan town as residents watch World Cup. 48 people killed.

Jun 16th 2014, 8:06 AM 5,949 Views 16 Comments

Authorities are blaming al-Shabab, Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked terror group, for the attack at Mpeketoni.

# kenya - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
# Africa Day
# Africa Day

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

May 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 371 Views 41 Comments

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# kenya - Friday 16 May, 2014

Hundreds of British tourists evacuated from Kenyan resort
# Terror Threats
# Terror Threats

Hundreds of British tourists evacuated from Kenyan resort

May 16th 2014, 11:02 AM 13,473 Views 68 Comments

The decision was taken by travel agents today following a wave of terror attacks.

# kenya - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Elephants rescue tiny calf from being pulled away by the current
# Animal Kingdom
From The Daily Edge
# Animal Kingdom

Elephants rescue tiny calf from being pulled away by the current

May 14th 2014, 4:27 PM 2,930 Views 1 Comment

Mum to the rescue!

# kenya - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Meet the Irishman helping make a big difference to the lives of people in Kenya
# Development Pamoja
# Development Pamoja

Meet the Irishman helping make a big difference to the lives of people in Kenya

May 11th 2014, 10:45 AM 14,231 Views 12 Comments

Pamoja Together is a Kenyan charity that includes three Kenyans and one Corkman, who are all working with locals to help them improve their own lives.

# kenya - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Sunlight can make this dirty water clean...and save lives
# World Water Day
# World Water Day

Sunlight can make this dirty water clean...and save lives

Mar 22nd 2014, 4:30 PM 13,016 Views 40 Comments

Today is World Water Day…but clean tap water is a pipe dream for 780 million people across the globe.

# kenya - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights
# Silencing Dissent
# Silencing Dissent

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

Mar 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 43 Views 22 Comments

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# kenya - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Column: These are the incredible people we ignore... until it's too late.
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

Column: These are the incredible people we ignore... until it's too late.

Feb 5th 2014, 12:57 PM 76 Views 6 Comments

In this age of digitalised 24-hour news, how can it be so difficult to find a space for stories of people with death-defying courage? Those who defend human rights deserve better, writes Mary Lawlor.

# kenya - Monday 20 January, 2014

Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars
# Kenya
# Kenya

Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars

Jan 20th 2014, 8:00 PM 4,994 Views 11 Comments

The four bull elephants are tracked using GPS collars to help visualise their roaming patterns.

# kenya - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Unknown number trapped after cargo train derailment in Nairobi slum
# Kenya
# Kenya

Unknown number trapped after cargo train derailment in Nairobi slum

Dec 22nd 2013, 11:12 AM 5,290 Views 0 Comments

The number of injuries is lower than initially feared as residents were at church or back in their home villages for Christmas.

# kenya - Monday 4 November, 2013

Four charged by Kenyan court over Westgate mall attack
# Kenya
# Kenya

Four charged by Kenyan court over Westgate mall attack

Nov 4th 2013, 4:05 PM 3,897 Views 0 Comments

The men were charged with supporting a terrorist group, although none are accused of being the gunmen involved in the attack.

# kenya - Sunday 3 November, 2013

There was a partial solar eclipse in parts of the world today (pics, video)
# Eclipse
# Eclipse

There was a partial solar eclipse in parts of the world today (pics, video)

Nov 3rd 2013, 7:35 PM 16,821 Views 20 Comments

No sign of it here in Ireland unfortunately…

# kenya - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Irish priest follows Dalai Lama in being honoured for peace work
# Awards
# Awards

Irish priest follows Dalai Lama in being honoured for peace work

Oct 31st 2013, 5:14 PM 6,715 Views 7 Comments

Fr Patrick Devine was awarded the 2013 International Caring Award for setting up the Shalom Centre.

# kenya - Saturday 5 October, 2013

‘White Widow’ Lewthwaite 'was not part of the attackers' - Kenyan police
# Samantha Lewthwaite
# Samantha Lewthwaite

‘White Widow’ Lewthwaite 'was not part of the attackers' - Kenyan police

Oct 5th 2013, 6:15 PM 9,394 Views 35 Comments

Police also said that only between four and six armed men, not 10 to 15 as earlier thought, conducted the attack.

# kenya - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Gun attack on Nigerian college leaves up to 50 dead
# Gun Attack
# Gun Attack

Gun attack on Nigerian college leaves up to 50 dead

Sep 29th 2013, 12:38 PM 10,318 Views 196 Comments

The attack is believed to have been carried out by Islamic extremists and happened as students slept in their dormitories.

# kenya - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Sep 28th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,372 Views 15 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# kenya - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Interpol issues arrest notice for 'White Widow'
# Samantha Lewthwaite
# Samantha Lewthwaite

Interpol issues arrest notice for 'White Widow'

Sep 26th 2013, 3:58 PM 18,806 Views 67 Comments

The Red Notice comes following a request from Kenya.

'White Widow' had fraudulently acquired South African passport
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

'White Widow' had fraudulently acquired South African passport

Sep 26th 2013, 2:27 PM 9,685 Views 22 Comments

Kenya terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite used the alias Natalie Faye Webb to get the passport with records showing three addresses in Johannesburg under the name.

# kenya - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Charity postpones 350-volunteer-strong Kenya trip
# Charity
# Charity

Charity postpones 350-volunteer-strong Kenya trip

Sep 25th 2013, 10:51 PM 9,332 Views 23 Comments

The Niall Mellon Township Trust was due to build a school in a slum of Nairobi, but says volunteers’ safety comes first.

63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning

Sep 25th 2013, 9:36 AM 4,552 Views 7 Comments

The search is under way for bodies under the rubble of Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, after a four day siege by Islamist gunmen that left 67 dead.

# kenya - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack

Sep 24th 2013, 8:11 AM 21,004 Views 236 Comments

Samantha Lewthwaite, who’s originally from Northern Ireland, is the widow of one of the 7/7 bombers. A Kenyan minister said last night that a “British woman” was believed to be among the attackers.

Troops 'in control' of Kenyan shopping mall after three-day bloodbath
# Kenya
# Kenya

Troops 'in control' of Kenyan shopping mall after three-day bloodbath

Sep 24th 2013, 7:29 AM 4,048 Views 12 Comments

The interior ministry said today that all hostages trapped by the militants are believed to have been freed.

# kenya - Monday 23 September, 2013

Kenyan troops "in control" of Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Kenyan troops "in control" of Westgate Mall

Sep 23rd 2013, 10:43 PM 6,753 Views 26 Comments

The three-day siege at the upmarket Nairobi mall is nearing an end, the country’s Interior Ministry says.

Kenyan forces storm shopping mall in ‘final’ assault on militants
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Kenyan forces storm shopping mall in ‘final’ assault on militants

Sep 23rd 2013, 3:53 PM 12,599 Views 117 Comments

It comes as the Red Cross revises down the death toll to 62. The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an updated warning for Irish nationals.

Son of former Kenyan ambassador to Ireland killed in Nairobi siege
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Son of former Kenyan ambassador to Ireland killed in Nairobi siege

Sep 23rd 2013, 10:22 AM 8,910 Views 7 Comments

Mbugi Mwangi was shopping with his fiancée Rosemary Wahito when the attack started. Both lost their lives.