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Hair scavenged from Nairobi dump ends up in salon amid COVID-19 pandemic

04 Aug 2020

NAIROBI Stylist Julia Wanja picks her way delicately through piles of food waste, discarded masks, rubber gloves and other rubbish at Nairobi's Dandora dumpsite, looking for used hair extensions she can clean and resell to customers.

Snazzy face mask fashion reaches Nairobi neighbourhood

03 Aug 2020

NAIROBI Most of us have accepted COVID-19 face masks as an inconvenient, albeit necessary, safety measure. For the style conscious like James Maina Mwangi, however, they are an unmissable fashion opportunity. | Video

African churches swap holy water for hand sanitiser, crowds for videos

22 Mar 2020

NAIROBI/FREETOWN/LAGOS Hand sanitiser replaced holy water at Nairobi's Holy Family Basilica Catholic Church, and attendance was far lower than usual, but Sunday Mass went ahead.

African churches swap holy water for hand sanitizer, crowds for videos

22 Mar 2020

NAIROBI/FREETOWN/LAGOS Hand sanitizer replaced holy water at Nairobi's Holy Family Basilica Catholic Church, and attendance was far lower than usual, but Sunday Mass went ahead.

African churches swap holy water for hand sanitiser, crowds for videos

22 Mar 2020

NAIROBI/FREETOWN/LAGOS, March 22 Hand sanitiser replaced holy water at Nairobi's Holy Family Basilica Catholic Church, and attendance was far lower than usual, but Sunday Mass went ahead. "God's intention is that we worship him in the church," preached Father David Kamumue to about 300 people, instead of his usual congregation of some 5,000. "Let us pray. May God keep us safe." In Kenya, where there have been seven confirmed cases of coronavirus, the government has imposed restrictions including closing schools and has urged people to practice social distancing as it tries to prevent the disease from spreading.

Flights resume after strike at Kenya's main airport grounds thousands of passengers

06 Mar 2019

NAIROBI Thousands of air passengers were stranded in Kenya on Wednesday after a strike by aviation workers at the main Nairobi airport led to the cancellation and delay of scores of flights and the use of riot police to break up the industrial action. | Video

Kenyan warriors hunt cash not lions in Maasai Olympics

18 Dec 2018

KIMANA, Kenya Young Kenyan warriors are no longer pursuing lions to show off their hunting prowess and bravery, they are competing for cash prizes in javelin throwing at the Maasai Olympics instead. | Video

Kenya 428 km power line complete, to add 310 MW to grid by December

05 Sep 2018

LOIYANGALANI, Kenya, Sept 5 Reuters) - A high voltage power line to carry electricity from a 310 megawatt (MW) wind power plant to central Kenya from the north is complete and supply to the national grid will stabilise by December, the energy minister said, replacing diesel generation.

Kenyan rose-farm dam bursts, 'sea of water' kills 47

11 May 2018

SOLAI, Kenya A dam on a commercial flower farm in Kenya's Rift Valley burst after weeks of torrential rain, unleashing a "sea of water" that careered down a hillside and smashed into two villages, killing at least 47 people. | Video

At least five killed in Kenya as violence greets opposition leader's return

18 Nov 2017

NAIROBI At least five people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said. | Video

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