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Counting starts in Kenya election, turnout tops 70pc

A staff worker holds up a ballot paper at a counting station in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Xinhua

Kenyans turned out en masse Monday for the first presidential poll since disputed results triggered a wave of bloodletting five years ago, with all eyes on tallying after a close but peaceful race.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 5:16am

China launches Africa-edition newspaper

Photo: AFP

China launched on Friday an African edition of its China Daily newspaper, the latest media venture by Beijing on the continent.

“The relationship between China and the African continent is one of the most significant relationships in the world today,” publisher and editor-in-chief of the state-run paper Zhu Ling wrote in the inaugural copy.

14 Dec 2012 - 10:45pm

Rioters attack ethnic Somalis in Kenyan capital

A solider stands guard at the site of a traffic accident in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

Police fired tear gas to disperse Kenyans who threw stones and broke into the homes and shops of ethnic Somalis in Nairobi’s Somali-dominated Eastleigh neighbourhood on Monday to protest against a bomb attack in the district on Sunday.

19 Nov 2012 - 8:47pm

Entree: Nairobi


Langata Road, Karen

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

House of Waine, Nairobi

Why go there? If you've read Out of Africa or seen the movie, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, here's a chance to visit the Ngong Hills, where the heroine and writer of the story, Karen Blixen, lived.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


A visit to the Kenyan capital provides a chance to see some of Africa's finest wildlife, learn about the country's tribal people and splash some cash at the City Market.

1. Foster an elephant

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Neck and neck

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

The boulder and the beautiful

A Kenyan landmark was yesterday turned into a promotional stage for the Miss Hong Kong pageant.

The contestants posed in bikinis beside the foaming waters of the 72-metre Thomson's Falls as part of a publicity filming mission ahead of the August competition. Pageant organisers sent the contestants to the East African nation on Saturday.

3 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Exploitation of Africa

Paris (January 16): Six nations who control most of Africa's jungles agreed today to organise a permanent office to exploit the dark continent's wealth.

The office, to be known as the 'Organisation for African Technical Cooperation' (O.A.T.C.O.) is to be maintained either in Paris or London by Britain, France, Belgium, Portugal, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia.

16 Jan 2000 - 12:00am