Dawood Ibrahim’s latest business interest is `blood diamonds`
Dawood Ibrahim’s latest business interest is `blood diamonds`

Underworld don and 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, who is known to have interests in real estate, money laundering and illegal financial services, is now in the business of `blood diamonds`.

World Athletics Championships: Kenya hit stumbling block with doping cases
World Athletics Championships: Kenya hit stumbling block with doping cases

Kenya`s runaway success at the world athletics championships has been punctured by awkward questions after two of their athletes became the tournament`s first to fail drugs tests.

World Athletics Championships: African javelin throwers flourish after Finnish school
World Athletics Championships: African javelin throwers flourish after Finnish school

Periods of intense training for two African athletes at a Finnish javelin school have overturned the natural world order in the physically demanding and technically challenging event.

Food security improves HIV outcomes

A farming intervention programme aimed at reducing food insecurity has also helped improve HIV outcomes in patients in Kenya, reports a new study.

Kenya says its athletes are clean

Kenya has said its runners who had competed at the Helsinki and Osaka World Championships almost a decade ago were clean, and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has not informed them if any of its 51-member squad to the 2015 World Championships in Beijing is affected.

Top Kenyan athletes slam doping claims

 Kenyan runners have called for stricter doping control to stem the surge in cases that have thrown the distance running powerhouse under the bus following an explosive German TV documentary aired last weekend.

Over 300 killed in Kenya ethnic clashes in 2015: UN

At least 310 Kenyans have been killed and over 215,000 forced from their homes this year in ethnic violence in northern Kenya, the UN said Wednesday.

Kenya marathon stars march for peace

John Kelai became a runner to escape a hard and dangerous life in northern Kenya, where three of his uncles were killed in armed cattle raids when he was a teenager.

Russia, Kenya face new doping allegations
Russia, Kenya face new doping allegations

Russia and Kenya were subject to new doping allegations on Saturday when a German broadcaster claimed evidence of runners using growth hormone, botched drug tests and widespread corruption.

Former World champ says Kenyans must improve to beat Mo Farah
Former World champ says Kenyans must improve to beat Mo Farah

Former 5000m world champion and 10,000m record holder Yobes Ondieki has warned Kenyan runners they must work harder to beat double world champion Mo Farah at this month`s World championships in Beijing.

Kenya Olympics body rolls out $5.3m budget for Rio
Kenya Olympics body rolls out $5.3m budget for Rio

Kenya's national Olympics body has unveiled a $5.3 million budget to send the country's team to the 31st edition of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year.

Kenya police chief admits Obama visit a security `nightmare`

 Kenya`s police chief on Tuesday admitted Tuesday that US President Barack Obama`s weekend visit to Kenya was a security "nightmare", but said the incident-free trip to Nairobi had proved a major confidence booster for the country.

Obama to give keynote address to African Union
Obama to give keynote address to African Union

Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union on Tuesday, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights.

Obama rules out sending troops to Somalia

 US President Barack Obama said that his government would not consider sending troops to Somalia, as he sees regional allies Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda as being highly qualified to lead an anti-terrorism operation on the ground.

Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15

Somali police say the toll for the massive truck bomb attack on the capital's premier hotel has risen to 15, including a Kenya diplomat, a Chinese embassy guard and three journalists.

Watch: President Obama grooving to tunes of Lipala dance in Kenya
Watch: President Obama grooving to tunes of Lipala dance in Kenya

US President Barack Obama proved to be quiet a showman at a state dinner organised by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta as he got grooving to the lilting tunes of a modernised folk dance.

Obama in Ethiopia, focus on South Sudan peace bid
Obama in Ethiopia, focus on South Sudan peace bid

Barack Obama on Monday officially begins a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa`s second-most populous nation and the seat of the African Union.

Obama ends Kenya visit with tough message on rights,corruption

 US President Barack Obama left Kenya on Sunday afternoon after a three-day visit, his first as president to the country of his father`s birth.

No problem with gays, but keep it to yourself, say Kenyans

People in Nairobi on Sunday gave a muted and measured response to US President Barack Obama`s firm support for gay rights during his visit to Kenya.

Obama tells Kenyans he wants them to succeed, sees challenges

Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father`s homeland that there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity.