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13-year-old shot dead; Kenyan police enforcing curfew blamed

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The bullet struck the 13-year-old as he stood on the balcony of his family’s home with his siblings. Below, police officers moved through the crowded neighborhood, enforcing Kenya’s new coronavirus curfew.

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

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Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons.

Some Kenyan nurses refuse coronavirus patients in protest over shortages: union

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Nurses in Kenya’s capital and at least two towns have launched protests or refused to treat suspected coronavirus patients because the government has not given them enough protective gear or training, a medical union chief said.

Kenya central bank to hold its rate-setting meeting on March 23

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The Kenyan central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to set lending rates on March 23, the bank said in a notice on its website.

Kenya shuts slaughterhouses over loss of donkeys to China

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Kenya’s agriculture minister has ordered donkey slaughterhouses to be shut down as concerns rise over the theft of the animals by gangs seeking their skin for use in Chinese medicines.

Victims of 2 African embassy bombings await US court case

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Doreen Oport was pulled from the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 covered in blood. Her hair was burned from the bombing. Pieces of metal and glass were embedded in her skin.

Member of Kenya’s Akasha organization sentenced to 23 years in prison...

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A U.S. judge on Friday sentenced Ibrahim Akasha, once a member of Kenya’s Akasha drug trafficking organization, to 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to trafficking heroin and methamphetamine and other crimes.

Traditional crops puff hopes for climate resilience in Kenya

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Two years ago, Michael Gichangi launched a business he hopes will help his rural community better cope with climate change stresses: making puffed cereal from climate-hardy traditional grains.

Three Americans killed in al Shabaab militant attack on base in...

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Three Americans - one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors - were killed by Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, the U.S. military said.

Islamist group al Shabaab attack Kenya base used by Kenyan, U.S....

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Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group on Sunday attacked a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, and a police report seen by Reuters said the Islamists had destroyed two planes, two helicopters and multiple vehicles.

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