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Running with the Kenyans

Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn Ballantine Books (e-book)

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

PM who presided over Iceland's collapse faces verdict

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sudan vows to protect mainland workers

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti said in Hong Kong yesterday that his country would do what it could to protect Chinese workers there, although it had yet to implement any concrete measures.

The issue of Chinese nationals' safety was raised in Karti's meetings in Beijing this week after 29 Chinese workers were kidnapped in January.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rethink foreign policies as interests expand abroad

As mainland officials are stepping up efforts to secure the release of 29 Chinese road workers held hostage in Sudan for more than a week, state media and online blogs are bursting with calls by mainlanders for the central government to find ways to better protect Chinese nationals overseas, including suggestions that Beijing should consider deploying its armed forces abroad.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

S Sudan told to help free kidnapped workers

Beijing has demanded that South Sudan help secure the release of 29 Chinese workers held by Sudanese rebels, and will appeal to the African Union to help in the negotiations, state media reported yesterday.

The People's Daily, quoting an unnamed source, reported that a Chinese team had arrived in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, for talks with the government.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Attacks against nationals in Africa played down

State-run media said yesterday that attacks against Chinese workers in Africa were only sporadic incidents, denying that Chinese citizens living on the continent were more vulnerable to violence as Beijing expands its influence.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hidden risks in African strategy

China is enthusiastically flexing its diplomatic and economic muscle in Africa, promising more aid for the continent at a two-day African Union summit at the organisation's new, Chinese-funded headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sponsor meets child

A Hong Kong student who has been sponsoring a schoolgirl in Mozambique flew to visit her.

Michael Wong Yu-him, 23, started sponsoring Anaterca Machaieie in June 2005 when he began working as a part-time tutor.

29 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

Channing Lee, who witnessed the hardship faced by ordinary Kenyans while undertaking charity work in Nairobi's slums last November, is urging Hongkongers to open up their hearts and contribute to an emergency relief fund to help the violence-plagued African nation

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Greatest Race victory consolation for Kenya after loss of titles

Kenya made amends for losing both the men's and women's marathon titles to Asian runners by snatching the overall title in the Greatest Race On Earth series.

Cyprian Kiogara Mwobi made sure Kenya's flag still flew high as he finished second in the marathon, a result that gave Kenya B the men's title and the US$100,000 winner's prize.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

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