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NEW YORK | Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win NYC Marathon

NEW YORK — Mary Keitany of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with Keitany dominating the strong women’s field for her fourth victory in the event and Desisa surging ahead of two other runners near the finish line. Desisa, 28, held off countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win NYC Marathon

NAIROBI, Kenya | Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

NAIROBI, Kenya  — Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545,000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

NAIROBI, Kenya  | At least 11 dead in suicide bombing in Somalia’s Baidoa

NAIROBI, Kenya  — A suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa and a grenade struck a hotel nearby, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than 10 wounded, authorities said Saturday. The death toll may rise, Col. Ahmed Muse told The Associated Press. Most of the … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya  | At least 11 dead in suicide bombing in Somalia’s Baidoa

NAIROBI, Kenya | Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

NAIROBI, Kenya — Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an orphanage welcomed her to their home with African song and dance. It didn’t take long for the typically reserved U.S. first lady … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

NAIROBI, Kenya | Death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry

NAIROBI, Kenya— The death toll soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday, while search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies. The survivor, an engineer, was found near the engine of the overturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry

NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 6

NAIROBI, Kenya  — At least six people were killed, including two children, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces, prompting him to detonate the vehicle near … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 6