Kenya

  • 15 Indians were on Kenya plane June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: There were at least 15 Indians on the Kenyan Airways plane that has crashed in southern Cameroon. This information was released by a Kenyan television channel. Search is on for the missing plane and its passengers including the 15 Indians. Military and civil aviation helicopters were scouring a wide zone...
  • Kenya plane 'crashes' in Cameroon June 19, 2007

    Yaounde: A Kenya Airways plane crashed in southern Cameroon with 115 people on board shortly after it took off from Douala in Cameroon, the central African country's state radio said. The flight, which originated in Ivory Coast, was reported missing on Saturday after it failed to arrive in Nairobi. "The last...
  • India below B'desh in ODI rankings June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Post the World Cup debacle, Team India has hit a new low, slipping below Bangladesh in the latest Maruti Suzuki Cricket Ratings issued by ESPN STAR Sports. India, who had lost to their sub-continental neighbours Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in the preliminary rounds of the World Cup, were just...
  • Google makes African nations tech-savvy June 17, 2007

    San Francisco: Google Inc. has signed deals to supply software to students and government workers in two East African nations, in a bid to put them on the technical footing of more developed countries. The Web search leader said on Monday it had agreed to separate partnerships with the Rwandan...
  • Young B'wood turks go wild in Africa June 16, 2007

    Nairobi (Kenya): Nearly 1,00,000 Indians live in Kenya and contribute to a vibrant film market there. Films release simultaneously in India and Kenya and make up to 4,00,000 Kenyan shillings though that's slim pickings compared to what Indian films mop up in US, UK or UAE. However, now, with the...
  • Africans sweep Mumbai marathon June 17, 2007

    Mumbai: For the fourth consecutive time, African runners stole the show at the Mumbai marathon with Kenyan John Kelai emerging the winner in 2:12:28 hours on Sunday morning. Ethiopians Gashaw Melese (2:12:33) and Tariku Jufar (2:12:50) finished second and third respectively in the 42-km race. Kelai, who was trailing Jufar till the...
  • US airstrike against al-Qaeda in Somalia June 16, 2007

    Washington: The US military has launched a strike in Somalia against al-Qaeda operatives suspected of playing a role in the bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, CBS television reported on Monday. A Somali government source said that the air attack left "many dead". An AC-130 gunship flying...
  • Climate conference convenes in Kenya November 6, 2006

    Nairobi (Kenya): Facing rising temperatures and flagging efforts to control greenhouse gases, thousands of delegates from around the world opened a UN conference Monday on next steps to ward off the worst effects of climate change. Many at the two-week session will look for signs the United States might ease...
  • Tea exports surge as Egypt cuts duty October 22, 2006

    Kolkata: India's tea exports to Egypt have surged after the later slashed import duties recently, according to Tea Board Chairman Basudeb Banerjee. India exported one million kg of tea to Egypt in the first six months of 2006 as against 70,000 kg last year, Banerjee said. For the current year till...
  • Kenyans rule Delhi Half Marathon October 15, 2006

    New Delhi: Kenyan athletes had a winning spell at the Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday morning. Francis Kipiwott from Kenya won the men's half marathon in one hour and 40 seconds while Zimbabwe's Goodworth came in second. Another Kenyan, John Korir came third. In the women's category, yet other Kenyan athlete, Lineth...
  • Tea mkt: India to gain from Kenya's loss October 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Prospects are looking better for India's tea exports this year, as the country might fill the shortfall in global supply created by declining production in the world's largest tea exporting nation Kenya, rating agency ICRA believes. The country's tea exports might stabilise in 2006-07 after a continuous fall since...
  • Kenyan couple jailed for sex in mosque October 10, 2006

    Naivasha (Kenya): A couple caught having sex in a Kenyan mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been sentenced to 18 months jail for what the judge called an "abominable" affront to religion. Peter Kimani and Jennifer Wairimu pleaded guilty to the charge of having sex in a place...