Once a stop on the smuggling route, Kenya becomes heroin hub
06 May 2021 | 1:00 pm
It used to be a passing stop on the trafficking route to Europe, but Kenya is becoming a major destination in itself for heroin. Addiction is rising as tonnes of powder pass through East Africa.
25 Nov 2021
Kenya is accelerating its vaccine rollout campaign through the end of the year. Kenyans who refuse a shot face sanctions. But the current supply of vaccines is not enough to immunize a population of almost 54 million.
25 Nov 2021
Kenyan police stormed an attempted bank robbery in the western city of Kisumu, with officers spending several hours in a gunfight with the robbers, a senior government official said.
5 Dec 2021
In September, Kenya declared the drought in the country a national disaster. Many users have used social media to show their support, with the hashtag #PrayforKenya. However, many of the images are out context, or just simply out of place. Also, did a movie from 1963 really predict the Omicron variant? We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
6 Dec 2021
Some people consider snakes as cursed, which motivates the capture of these reptiles for witchcraft rituals. It has led to the creation of a rescue group that's already making important discoveries with the recovered animals.
A hydroponics greenhouse in Kenya is shaping modern agribusiness in Africa. Techpreneur Charles Oduk hopes to inspire farmers in arid areas all over the continent with his automated farm.
A hydroponics greenhouse in Kenya is shaping the modern agribusiness in Africa. Techpreneur Charles Oduk hopes to inspire farmers in other arid areas with his automated farm.
The outage came after a major electricity pylon belonging to Kenya Power fell over. Kenya Power is the sole energy distributor in the country.
The carcasses of goats and sheep strewn across the scrubland of northern Kenya are testament to the devastation wrought by the once-in-a-generation floods that have hit the region. In just one area of Marsabit County, herders lost around 20,000 goats and sheep last week after the torrential rain, Roba Koto, the top government official in North Horr constituency, said.
The CEO of Kenya Airways Allan Kilavuka gives an update on efforts to turn around the airline's operations, which have been severely constrained by COVID-19 and a financial crisis that predates the pandemic.
Lucy Wangari started an unusual consulting business: dealing with onion farming. She's made the niche her own in Kenya, and wants to spread knowledge beyond big commercial farms.
Moderna has announced that its first mRNA vaccine facility in Africa will be located in Kenya with an aim of producing 500 million doses a year.
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Comedian Trevor Noah, host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, on Thursday said he was going to leave the program after hosting it for seven years, indicating he wanted to dedicate more time to stand-up comedy.
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Brocéliande is the largest forest in the western French region of Brittany. Although it covers more than 11,000 hectares, it's best known for being home to the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. With its landscape of moors and deep valleys, the forest is more than a place for rambling.
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Nigeria is celebrating 62 years of independence from British colonial rule. In the 62 years since, it has had a mix of civilian and military leaders—14 individuals with different titles, political ideologies, and philosophies.
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As European leaders were warning of sabotage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, Poland and Norway inaugurated a new conduit that will reduce dependence on Russian gas. The move underscores the urgency of EU economies' search for new energy sources.
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The US president is planning to visit Florida after it was hit by what is feared to have been one of the deadliest hurricanes in the state's history. New warnings have been issued as the storm moves north.
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A video circulating on Twitter erroneously suggests that US military bomber jets were seen flying over eastern Germany earlier this week, feeding Russian allegations of US "sabotage" of the Nord Stream pipelines. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.