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Kenya's Chepkoech eyes African 3000m steeplechase title

Nairobi, July 22 (IANS) Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech has warned her rivals she plans to run even faster at the Africa Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, just weeks after breaking the world record in the 3,000m steeplechase. The 27-year-old will lead Kenya's entourage in the water and hurdle race at the continental championships, which will also feature world junior champion Celliphine Chespo...

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Kenya calls 30 for Africa U-17 qualifiers

Nairobi, July 21 (IANS) Kenya has named a squad of 30 players to begin preparations for the Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations regional qualifiers for the CECAFA zone. The tournament, which brings together 10 countries, will run from August 11th to 26th in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, reports Xinhua news agency. Kenya has been pooled in Group B alongside Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan a...

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Kenyan's Chespol to skip Monaco Diamond League

Nairobi, July 19 (IANS) World Junior steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol will skip the Monaco Diamond League meeting to avoid burning out ahead of the Africa Championships. According to Kenya's head coach Stephen Mwaniki, Chespol, who won gold at the World U-20 Championships in Finland last week, will not be allowed to travel to Monaco, reports Xinhua news agency. She has no...

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Obama calls for end to ethnic tensions

Nairobi, July 17 (IANS) Former United States President Barack Obama on Monday called for an end to ethnic tensions and tribal conflicts, citing Kenya, the country of his father's birth, as an example for Africa. On the second and final day of his trip to Kenya, Obama spoke to members of the press at the inauguration of a youth center run by his half-sister Auma through her charity, the S...

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Kenya's Kipchoge targets personal best in Berlin

Nairobi, July 16 (IANS) Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge said his goal is to lower his personal best time ahead of the Berlin Marathon in September. In what might be viewed as a thinly veiled plan to smash the world record on his fourth attempt at the Berlin Marathon course, Kipchoge said he is keen to lower his personal mark, which is 2:03:05 he set by winning the London ...

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Kenya's dwarf football team dreams of going pro, inspiring new sides

Nairobi, July 14 (IANS) Lion Stars, Kenya's first men's dwarf football team, is optimistic about its future, despite being forced to miss out on its chance to participate in a recent tournament in the United States. The team's eight players had set their hopes on attending the Dwarf Athletic Association of America national games in Florida from July 7-11, but financial constraints made i...

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Athlete Hima enjoys meteoric rise from humble beginnings

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Born in a poor family in the Nagaon district of Assam, sprinter Hima Das' has enjoyed a meteoric rise. On Thursday evening, she created history in Tampere, Finland by winning the gold medal -- the second by an Indian athlete -- in the women's 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Hima registered 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium to ...

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Urban observatories: A kaleidoscope for cities

The Karnataka government annually organises the Bengaluru Innovation Challenge, covering diverse subjects. One such recent challenge focused on solving Bengalurus traffic congestion and water-scarcity problems. Congested roads, leading to hours of delay, is a symptom of a problem on multiple fronts. These include inadequate infrastructure planning as well as the behavioural aspect of com...

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US Ambassador to Estonia resigns in frustration over Trump

Washington, June 30 (IANS) The US Ambassador to Estonia has resigned in frustration with President Donald Trump's comments about, and the treatment of, European allies, a media report said. James D. Melville Jr.'s resignation on Friday makes him the third ambassador in the last year to leave the State Department early, reports CNN. A Foreign Service Officer's DNA is programmed t...

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15 killed in Kenya market fire

Nairobi, June 28 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 70 others injured on Thursday when a massive fire ripped through one of Kenya's largest open-air markets. The St. John Ambulance service in Kenya said the fire broke out in the Gikomba market in central Nairobi at around 2.30 a.m., although the cause of the blaze was yet to be determined, reports Efe news. Multi-agency s...

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15 dead in Kenya market fire

Nairobi, June 28 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and dozens were injured in a fire at Kenya's one of the largest open air market in the early hours of Thursday. According to reports the fire broke out 2.30 a.m. at Gikomba, located in the downtown area of the capital, and destroyed several properties. More than 50 people were injured. Fire incidents are frequent in Gikomba, ...

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The bigger picture: How a drone photographer is capturing inequality from the air

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Towering skyscrapers and crumbling shanties, swathes of land awash in greenery and cramped urban dwelling spaces, regal-looking bungalows and slums may co-exist on ground but when viewed from the sky, they can reveal structural inequality prevailing all around us. Drone photographer Johnny Miller, who has been awarded fellowships by Code For Africa (a news organ...

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Kenya urged to set up football academies to nurture talent

Nairobi, June 15 (IANS) Victor Wanyama, a Kenyan footballer who plays in the English Premier League (EPL), has called for setting up football academies to tap football talent in the East African nation. Wanyama, who plays for London-based Tottenham Hotspur, said here on on Thursday that football schools initiate children at a young age thereby making them to develop interest in the game ...

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Kenya's Korikwiang shakes off injury, targeting Africa championships

Nairobi, June 10 (IANS) Two-time World Military Games champion Pauline Korikwiang of Kenya has returned from injury and aims to peak in time to make the Kenya team to the Africa Championships. Korikwiang, 30, last featured at the Africa Championships in 2010 when Nairobi hosted the games and finished a distant sixth. However, loss of form and recess due to maternity saw her skip the 2014...

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Kenya youth runners opt out of Diamond League circuit

Nairobi, June 7 (IANS) World Youth champions Celliphine Chespol and George Manangoi of Kenya will skip the Diamond League circuit to focus on the world U-20 championships in Tampere, Finland next month. However, the two will have to prove their fitness and talent at the Kenya trials for the U-20 championships, which will be held on June 12 here, reports Xinhua news agency. I hav...

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Kenya's Tirop targets Africa C'ships gold despite road race supremacy

Nairobi, May 28 (IANS) World 10,000 metre bronze medallist Agnes Tirop said despite her dominance in road races, she remains a track athlete and is focused on winning gold at the Africa Championships, which will be held in Nigeria in August. Tirop, who won gold at the Nanjing World Cross Country in China in 2015, has had problems with injuries, which curtailed her rise in the sport, repo...

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Champ Kiptanui faces tough Ethiopian challenge at Ottawa Marathon

Nairobi, May 25 (IANS) Champion Eliud Kiptanui from Kenya has warned his rivals to expect a fast race as he bids to hit two birds with one stone by winning the Ottawa Marathon in Canada with a new course record on Sunday. The 33-year-old jetted out of Kenya on Friday optimistic about his chances to reign supreme in the race and stake his claim to the $30,000 first place prize, reports Xi...

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Kenya's Keitany returns to action at New York Mini 10km race

Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) World marathon record holder Mary Keitany of Kenya will return to action on June 9 in New York just two months after failing to improve on her mark at the London Marathon. Keitany is the reigning champion for the New York Mini 10K and hopes she has returned to her best after suffering fatigue for pushing too fast her quest for the world marathon record in London on...

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Kenya plan five friendlies before crunch Ghana clash

Nairobi, May 18 (IANS) Kenya will play five international friendlies before their crunch 2019 AFCON qualifier against Ghana in September. The games will be the first competitive outings for newly appointed French head coach, Sebastien Migne, with Kenya trying to keep their hopes alive of making the 2019 African continental showpiece finals, reports Xinhua news agency. Kenya will ...

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Hull FC bid emotional farewell after historic Kenyan tour

Nairobi, May 16 (IANS) English Football League Championship side Hull City FC bade an emotional farewell to Kenya after the last contingent departed on Wednesday following their historic maiden tour to the country. The Tigers touched the hearts and minds of millions in a trip of many firsts that climaxed on Sunday when they played Kenyan Premier League champions, Gor Mahia FC in front of...

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