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Katharine Houreld

Kenyan museum, Mau Mau fighter shed light on British colonial abuses

10 Jul 2020

NAIROBI Nearing 100, Gitu Wa Kahengeri clearly remembers the day when, as a prisoner of Kenya's colonial occupier Britain, he wanted to die. | Video

Kenyan Museum, Mau Mau fighter shed light on British colonial abuses

09 Jul 2020

NAIROBI, July 9 Nearing 100, Gitu Wa Kahengeri clearly remembers the day when, as a prisoner of Kenya's colonial occupier Britain, he wanted to die.

In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of 'silent epidemic'

08 Jul 2020

NAIROBI When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge. Barely a month later, he claimed victory over the disease and invited tourists to return to his East African nation.

Kenya arrests three policemen for dragging woman behind motorbike

11 Jun 2020

NAIROBI Kenyan detectives have arrested three police officers for allegedly whipping a woman and dragging her along behind a motorbike, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on Thursday, after footage of the incident went viral online.

Somalia commission to probe killing of seven health workers

29 May 2020

MOGADISHU Somalia will set up a regional commission to probe the killing of seven health workers and report publicly within a month, the head of Hirshabelle state told Reuters on Friday, as the United Nations condemned what it called an outrage.

Blair: Patchy data means Africa could use antibody tests to track COVID-19

22 May 2020

NAIROBI African nations should use antibody tests to find out whether the slower spread and lower mortality rate of the new coronavirus on the continent is due to patchy data or a more resilient population, former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Friday.

Exclusive: Virus exposes gaping holes in Africa’s health systems

07 May 2020

NAIROBI African nations are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people, a Reuters survey has found. | Video

Inspired by Mother Teresa, Kenyan safari operator feeds 24,000 families

16 Apr 2020

NAIROBI Safari operator Pankaj Shah would normally be showing tourists around the beauty spots of his native Kenya. Instead, he is spearheading a volunteer effort to feed thousands of families left penniless when the new coronavirus devastated the economy. | Video

Africa may see millions of coronavirus cases, tentative WHO forecast shows

16 Apr 2020

NAIROBI Coronavirus cases in Africa could shoot up from thousands now to 10 million within three to six months according to very provisional modelling, a regional World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday.

Millions face hunger as African cities impose coronavirus lockdowns

16 Apr 2020

LAGOS/NAIROBI Shehu Isah Daiyanu Dumus has run out of cash and says he only has a few handfuls of cassava flour left to eat. | Video

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