Nairobi

Activists shout as they demonstrate in the Central Business District against an alarming rise in murders of young women in Nairobi on January 27, 2024. - Several hundred people took to the streets of the capital holding placards that read "Being a woman should not be a death sentence", on January 27, 2024 to protest against femicide in Kenya where over a dozen women have been killed this month in cases that shocked the nation. (Photo by Tony KARUMBA / AFP)

Hundreds march against gender violence in Kenya

Several hundred people marched in Nairobi on Saturday to protest against femicide in Kenya where over a dozen women have been killed this month in cases that shocked the nation.
6 months ago
(FILES) Residents collect plastics bottles and bags in the Ebrie Lagoon in Abidjan on May 31, 2023 ahead of World environnement Day celebrations. - The latest negotiations towards a global treaty to combat plastic pollution open in Nairobi on November 13, 2023 with tensions expected as nations tussle over what should be included in the pact. Some 175 countries agreed last year to conclude by 2024 a UN treaty to combat the plastic blighting oceans, floating in the atmosphere and infiltrating the bodies of animals and humans. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP)

Nations to negotiate terms of plastics treaty in Nairobi

The latest negotiations towards a global treaty to combat plastic pollution open in Nairobi on Monday, with tensions expected as nations tussle over what should be included in the pact.
8 months ago
A street vendor selling necklaces puts up a stand in the central business district in Nairobi on July 20, 2023. - Shops and schools reopened on July 20, 2023 as Kenyans resumed normal life, despite an opposition call to join anti-government protests after earlier demonstrations prompted widespread closures and resulted in deadly clashes. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP)

Shops, schools reopen in Kenya despite protest call

Shops and schools in Kenya reopened on Thursday despite a fresh round of opposition protests that have led to deadly clashes and sparked appeals for dialogue to end the crisis. [ad] Two
1 year ago
A nurse administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a person at the Palais des Sports vaccination centre in Yaounde on January 6, 2022. - A Covid-19 vaccine is one of the keys to being able to go to the stadium and cheer on the Cameroonian team, the host country of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) of soccer. Many Cameroonians are overcoming their reluctance to be vaccinated, one of the two conditions to attend the games, in addition to a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigenic test of 24 hours. (Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo / AFP)

N50,400 for COVID-19 test in Nigeria, free in Cameroon

This story might be of interest to Nigerians, particularly, those who are exploited on daily basis to pay as high as N50, 400 for the COVID-19 test before they travel out of
3 years ago
A contractor walks past a collapsed crane at a construction site in Kenya's capital Nairobi, on August 26, 2021. - The crane came crashing down while a team of 10 workers was attempting to dismantle it, eyewitnesses said. (Photo by Simon MAINA / AFP)

Eight killed by crane collapse in Nairobi

Eight people, including two Chinese, were killed and two others injured Thursday after a crane collapsed at a construction site in Kenya's capital Nairobi, police said.
3 years ago
Namibia's Christine Mboma poses next to the clock showing her championship record-beating time at the finish line after winning the women's 200m semi-finals during the U20 World Athletics Championships at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on August 20, 2021. (Photo by Tony KARUMBA / AFP)

Titbits from Nairobi 2021 World Junior Athletics Championships

Visitors to Nairobi for the World U-20 Championships are enjoying one unique qualify of the people, especially the women. From the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kasarani Stadium
3 years ago
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