August 28, 2004 |
Urgent investment is needed in North Korea to deal with severe environmental problems that have depleted the country's forests, contaminated water supplies and polluted the air, the head of the U.N. Environment Program said. Klaus Toepfer, executive director of the Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya, spoke after signing an agreement with North Korean officials that would increase cooperation with the U.N. agency.
January 24, 1990 |
Cable News Network announced today it has opened bureaus in Manila and Brussels in an effort to enhance Southeast Asian and European coverage. Maria Ressa has been named CNN correspondent in Manila. Ressa, a free-lance correspondent since June, played an instrumental role in CNN's coverage of the recent coup attempt in the Philippines. Patricia Kelly will head the Brussels bureau.
November 6, 2008 |
Armed men ambushed a convoy in Somalia, taking four European aid workers and two Kenyans hostage, officials said. French aid group Action Against Hunger said the attack took place in the town of Dusa Marreb, about 250 miles north of the capital, Mogadishu, when the six were going to an airport to board a chartered plane bound for Nairobi, Kenya. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said two Kenyan pilots, two French citizens, one Belgian and one Bulgarian were kidnapped. It said there had been no contact with the kidnappers so far. Action Against Hunger said the two Kenyans were drivers, not pilots.
August 26, 1985
Uganda's ruling Military Council has dismissed Prime Minister Paulo Muwanga, Radio Uganda said on the eve of crucial peace talks with rebel leaders. Muwanga, vice president and defense minister under ousted President Milton Obote, was replaced by former Finance Minister Abraham Waligo. Muwanga's dismissal, ordered by Gen. Tito Okello, head of the Military Council, met one of the key conditions of the National Resistance Army before it would agree to talks.
September 13, 2002
As I have recently moved from Los Angeles to East Africa, I read "Coming Home to Africa" (Sept. 10) with great interest. My experiences as an African American woman living in Nairobi, Kenya, with a white American boyfriend are in stark contrast to those described in the article. Aside from the inconveniences of living in a Third World country, I have encountered more discrimination here than I ever did in the U.S. Merely because I am with a white man, Kenyans often assume I am a prostitute.
December 19, 1986 |
A crocodile snagged a fisherman off a river bank and pulled him to his death in the Tana River, 210 miles east of Nairobi, the Kenya News Agency said Thursday. The news agency said the 19-year-old Kenyan fisherman was searching for a net along the crocodile-infested Tana near Hola when he was attacked.
May 25, 1986 |
Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was flown to Saudi Arabia on Saturday for medical treatment after a car accident, the state-run news agency of the emirate of Qatar reported. State-run Somali radio said in a report monitored in Nairobi, Kenya, that Barre was hurt Friday in a car accident 30 miles outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu. "His condition is satisfactory," the station said.
January 13, 2001 |
The pool of potential jurors was three-fourths complete Friday when the second week of jury selection ended in the trial of four men accused of conspiring to blow up U.S. embassies in Africa. Twelve jurors and six alternates will be chosen from a panel of 80 potential jurors. As of Friday, 61 had been selected. The Aug. 7, 1998, bombings at U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. Thousands more were injured.
August 5, 1993
The Orange County Vanguards upset the A.F.C. Leopards, 1-0, in a soccer match in Nairobi, Kenya, on a second-half goal by Ed Brown. The Vanguard defense, led by Mark Vogel and goalkeeper Diego Reyes, shut out a team that included seven members of the Kenyan national team. * The Newport Dukes' Trevor Kronemann has been named the male co-most valuable player of the World TeamTennis along with Jimmy Connors, who plays for Phoenix. Kronemann, formerly of UC Irvine, helped the Dukes to a 13-1 record.
October 29, 1989 |
A major Ethiopian rebel group said it has agreed to open preliminary talks with the government. The Tigre People's Liberation Front, which launched a new offensive in late August, said the talks will begin in Rome next Saturday and be observed by representatives of the Italian government. The Tigrean rebels pushed the government out of Tigre province in February. Last week, the insurgents claimed to have captured the town of Mekane Selam, 100 miles north of the capital of Addis Ababa.