Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Ida Odinga Lucy Kibaki   Key women’s organizations in Kenya, including the Women’s Development Organization, Federation of Women Lawyers, Caucus for Women’s Leadership, and Maendeleo ya Wanawake (a network of rural women’s groups), have launched a campaign to ban sex in the country for one week — they’re even willing to pay commercial sex workers to […]

In the 113th running of the Boston Marathon today, Ethiopian Deriba Merga (bottom), 28, won the men’s race in 2:08:43. Kenyan runner Salina Kosgei (top), 33, won the women’s race with the closest finish in that race’s history. Her final time of 2:32:16 was only one second ahead of defending champion Dire Tune of Ethiopia. […]

President Barack Obama’s paternal step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, 87, will help eradicate the tsetse fly, an insect that causes sleeping sickness, or trypanosomiasis. She was given a spray pump and insecticide by African Union representatives during a visit to her Kenyan village (Kogelo) last month to treat 3,000 animals. Yes, animals can be infected with the disease, just like humans. According […]

According to the BBC and other news sources, suspects in the African country of Kenya are being killed by police officers there, instead of arrested. A whistleblower, whose eyewitness account was videotaped in July and released Tuesday by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, was killed four months after the taping. The video above shows the […]