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2008-10-12 06:00:28

Text of report by Gakuu Mathenge entitled "Chinese takeover" published by Kenyan privately-owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 12 October; subheadings inserted editorially During KANU's [Kenya African National Union] reign, China-Kenya relations were frosty. Under former President Moi's rule even a superficial association with China was sufficient to make one a political outcast. Relations with communist China have been partly blamed for the vicious fallout between founding...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xlbris is proud to announce the release of author L.W. Berrie's award-winning novel, Strike at the Heart. Acclaimed film-worthy at the 2006 Hollywood Book Fair and winner of 2007 London Book Festival, this book is guaranteed to keep you entertained from the first page until the very end. Strike at the Heart is set in Kenya in the year 2002. Nairobi had fallen into the hands of Abu Simba, a gang of terrorists who had attacked Kenya's...

2008-09-13 00:00:23

GETTING THERE The main approach for most visitors to Kenya is a direct flight from Heathrow to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta airport. British Airways (0844 493 0787; www.ba.com), Kenya Airways (020- 8283 1818; www.kenya-airways.com) and Virgin Atlantic (08705 747 747; www.virgin-atlantic.com) each has daily flights from Heathrow. Other airlines offer connecting services from a range of UK airports, including Air France/KLM, Lufthansa and Emirates. Alternatively, Mombasa is served by some...

2008-07-17 06:00:28

Text of report by Lucas Barasa, Mike Mwaniki and Kenneth Ogosia entitled: "Depleted Mau forest delays Sondu Miriu power project launch" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 17 July, subheading as published Plans to inject an additional 60 megawatts into the national electricity grid have suffered a setback due to the destruction of Mau forest [southwestern Kenya]. The inauguration of the Sondu Miriu [western Kenya] hydro power project has been put off as a...

2008-07-17 03:00:21

Text of report by Lucas Barasa entitled: "10 Rift Valley MPs reject Raila plan on Mau" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 17 July, subheadings inserted editorially Ten MPs have rebelled against Prime Minister Raila Odinga over the Mau forest [southwest Kenya] evictions and told their constituents not to leave the area by October as agreed at a meeting on Tuesday [15 July]. The move by the ODM [Orange Democratic Movement] MPs was in disregard of party...

2006-04-06 03:04:11

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan air authorities briefly sparked panic on Thursday by announcing a plane coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo had crashed with 80 people on board -- then saying it was a practice drill. "It's a drill," Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) spokesman Dominic Kabiru told Reuters. Asked why KAA would briefly pretend, even to foreign media, that there was a real crash, Kabiru added: "We are testing our preparedness. We have to play a real scenario." Earlier,...

2006-03-03 08:52:21

By Katie Nguyen NAIROBI (Reuters) - In a dimly lit ward at Nairobi's Kenyatta Hospital, Florence explains why she has lost heart in what was once a revered profession. Shutting the door on fretting relatives who wander the corridor with steaming pots of porridge for the sick, she says it was all so different when she qualified 20 years ago. "We really felt appreciated then," says the matronly figure in a neatly starched white cap and navy blue dress. "Now, I always tell my daughters...

2006-02-17 06:55:45

By Jack Kimball and Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - Up to 2,000 Kenyans peacefully took to the streets on Friday to demand more resignations of senior government officials linked to corruption scandals that have rocked east Africa's richest country. Also on Friday, Kenya's anti-graft body took a former powerful minister to court and a parliamentary committee returned from a visit to Britain to announce that it has gathered strong evidence implicating senior officials. President...

2006-02-17 04:16:08

By Jack Kimball and Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police braced for protests by civil society and political opposition groups in the capital on Friday to demand the resignation of senior government officials implicated in corruption scandals. President Mwai Kibaki's government has come under mounting domestic and foreign pressure to take action against high-level graft. Three ministers have resigned in the last two weeks after they were linked to the "Anglo Leasing" or...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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