September 22, 2006 |
Hundreds of mourners bid a final farewell to an elderly Italian nun shot dead in Somalia, and her fellow sisters vowed not to abandon their humanitarian work despite the dangers. "We know the risks, but we will go back soon to continue our work," Sister Gianna Irene Peano said at a Roman Catholic church in Nairobi, Kenya. Leonella Sgorbati, 64, was gunned down Sunday at a Mogadishu children's hospital.
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.
May 24, 1987 |
The Kenyan government has returned a sick python to its home district in western Kenya after complaints in Parliament that crops might fail if the reptile, regarded as sacred, was not brought back. The director of the National Museums of Kenya, Richard Leakey, said that the huge female python was burned in a bush fire last February and had been treated at a snake park in Nairobi, Kenya's capital.
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.
November 20, 1997 |
More than 300 people were killed when a gang of Hutu rebels attacked a jail in northwestern Rwanda in a bid to free hundreds of their colleagues, the British Broadcasting Corp. said. The BBC said the attack was launched Monday, and clashes between the rebels and the Tutsi-dominated army continued until Wednesday.
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.