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Lupita Nyong'o petitioned in high school so female students could wear make-up

Lupita Nyong'o petitioned in high school so female students could wear make-up

The Oscar-winning actor made history when she went on to become the first black ambassador for Lancome in 2014.

May 24, 2018, 13:02 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj condoles death of Indian-origin Kenyan, assures help

Sushma Swaraj condoles death of Indian-origin Kenyan, assures help

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday condoled the death of Indian-origin Kenyan national Bunty Shah, who was killed in police firing in October in Nairobi, and assured of all help to Shah's family.

Nov 05, 2017, 17:28 PM IST
Indian-origin boy thought Kenyan cops were burglars, gets shot in confusion

Indian-origin boy thought Kenyan cops were burglars, gets shot in confusion

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday confirmed that Bunty Shah was shot dead due to confusion during anti-terror operations being conducted by the Kenyan security forces in Nairobi.

Nov 05, 2017, 15:41 PM IST
Kenya opposition warns of violence if 'forced election' arrested

Kenya opposition warns of violence if 'forced election' arrested

Kenya's opposition rejected the nation`s election re-run as "a sham" and said on Friday that plans to reorganise voting in its western strongholds where polls did not open risked provoking further violence and should be cancelled.

Oct 27, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

Kenya Oppn, ruling party MPs exchange blows at rival news conferences

Legislators from Kenya`s ruling party and opposition exchanged blows on Thursday, after polls closed in a controversial repeat presidential election. 

Oct 26, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

Fuming Kenyatta hits out at judiciary over poll cancellation

The Nation newspaper warned that there was still a long road ahead: "This is not the end. The toughest journey, campaigns and elections, is yet to begin."

Sep 03, 2017, 10:11 AM IST

Kenya media hail `bombshell` court ruling to annul vote

Kenya`s press on Saturday praised the Supreme Court decision to annul last month`s presidential poll as a hard-fought victory for the rule of law, and sign of a maturing democracy.

Sep 02, 2017, 14:50 PM IST
Shock as Kenya court cancels election result, demands re-run

Shock as Kenya court cancels election result, demands re-run

After the August 8 poll, Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) charged that the transmission of electronic results to a national tallying centre was riddled with irregularities.

Sep 01, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
Kenyan president wins second term

Kenyan president wins second term

 Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term as president of Kenya in this week's election, the electoral commission said on Friday amid opposition claims of fraud.

Aug 12, 2017, 08:02 AM IST
Kenya election results not due before Friday: Polls chief

Kenya election results not due before Friday: Polls chief

Kenya`s electoral commission said Thursday it only expects all presidential results to arrive at the national tallying centre by midday Friday for validation, and called for "restraint" from political parties.

Aug 10, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

Kenya election results hacked, says Opposition

In 2007, tallying was halted and the incumbent president declared the winner, triggering an outcry from Odinga`s camp and waves of ethnic violence that led to International Criminal Court charges against Kenyatta and his now-deputy

Aug 09, 2017, 22:34 PM IST

Kenya's president takes early lead after peaceful vote

First results began to come in on Tuesday night but a very close race means it might take three days before a winner emerges. Officially, election authorities have up to a week to declare the outcome.

Aug 08, 2017, 23:56 PM IST
Missing Kenya election official found dead before vote: Colleague

Missing Kenya election official found dead before vote: Colleague

In 2007, he called for street protests after tallying was abruptly stopped and a winner announced. Political protests and ethnic violence killed more than 1,200 people. 

Jul 31, 2017, 18:21 PM IST
Gunmen storm Kenyan Deputy President Ruto's residence, gunshots heard

Gunmen storm Kenyan Deputy President Ruto's residence, gunshots heard

Unknown gunmen attacked the home of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday, less than two weeks before the country votes in high-stakes polls, two security sources said.

Jul 29, 2017, 20:18 PM IST

19 killed in collision between bus, trucks in Kenya

At least 19 people were killed in a crash between a bus and two trucks on Saturday in Kenya

May 13, 2017, 16:01 PM IST
United States warns citizens to avoid Kenya-Somalia border

United States warns citizens to avoid Kenya-Somalia border

The United Sates has warned its citizens living in Kenya to avoid travelling to the border area between Somalia and Kenya because of threats by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

Jan 15, 2017, 10:34 AM IST

Six killed in suspected Islamist attack in Kenya: Regional governor

Suspected Islamist militants from the Somali group al Shabaab killed six people in an attack in northeast Kenya on Thursday, a regional governor said.

Oct 06, 2016, 12:24 PM IST
WTO's future bright; ready to up engagement with India: US

WTO's future bright; ready to up engagement with India: US

Confident of greater bilateral trade and enhanced cooperation at global economic platforms, the US Sunday said it is ready to increase engagement with India to find new common ground at WTO and asserted that the future looks "bright" for this global trade body.

Aug 28, 2016, 16:29 PM IST

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: Report

Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya suspected of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday, as police challenged them to provide evidence to an independent body.

Jul 20, 2016, 19:31 PM IST

Flight from Mumbai makes emergency landing in Nairobi

A Kenyan Airways flight from Mumbai carrying nearly 150 passengers besides crew made an emergency landing at Nairobi on Tuesday following rupture in a tyre in the main landing gear.

Jul 19, 2016, 19:05 PM IST