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January 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An outbreak of Rift Valley fever has been blamed for the deaths of more than 300 people in the past month, medical experts said. The disease, named after a valley in Kenya, is spread by mosquitoes, sand flies and the slaughter of infected animals, said Dr. Douglas Klaucke of the World Health Organization. Victims suffer fevers, severe headaches and vision problems. It is not usually fatal.
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August 3, 2010 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
Kenya's vote on a new constitution Wednesday is supposed to be about ending decades of poor governance and corruption. But for Njeri Kanini, who lives in the Olare village of the lush Rift Valley, it means terror. She and her husband, Chege Kanyi, of the Kikuyu tribe, said they have seen their home burned down three times since 1992 by neighbors from the rival Kalenjin tribe. With voting in the volatile valley expected to run on tribal lines, they're afraid of another attack. "It really hurts, because when you think of all the times you've been chased away, you're so afraid, you can't even eat," said Kanini, 48, who has 10 children, including 5-year-old twins and a mentally disabled son. "Nowadays, I can't sleep either."
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September 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Rift Valley fever has killed 44 people in north Yemen during the past 48 hours, bringing the death toll from the viral disease to 122 in only a matter of days, a Health Ministry official said Saturday. The official said 23 people died in Wadi Mour and 21 more in the adjoining northern region of Hajjah. The virus is transmitted from infected animals to humans through contact or by mosquitoes and causes diarrhea, nausea, and internal bleeding that can result in death.
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February 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The death toll from an oil spill blaze in central Kenya has risen to 111, making it one of the East African nation's worst disasters in recent times, police said. "We counted 91 bodies at the site, and there were 20 others that had been taken to the local mortuary," said Rift Valley police provincial commissioner Hassan Noor Hassan. A truck crashed near the central Rift Valley town of Molo, spilling oil that burst into flames as hundreds of people crowded around in search of free fuel.
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February 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The death toll from an oil spill blaze in central Kenya has risen to 111, making it one of the East African nation's worst disasters in recent times, police said. "We counted 91 bodies at the site, and there were 20 others that had been taken to the local mortuary," said Rift Valley police provincial commissioner Hassan Noor Hassan. A truck crashed near the central Rift Valley town of Molo, spilling oil that burst into flames as hundreds of people crowded around in search of free fuel.
WORLD
January 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Several people were beaten and hacked to death with machetes in a Nairobi slum in renewed ethnic fighting over Kenya's disputed election, residents said. Bloodshed in the Mathare slum, like much of the fighting since the disputed Dec. 27 vote, was between President Mwai Kibaki's Kikuyu tribe and challenger Raila Odinga's Luo tribe. Police elsewhere quelled more than two days of fierce fighting around a Catholic monastery in the Rift Valley in which 22 people were killed and 200 homes burned.
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February 10, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The attackers came at night, brandishing clubs, machetes and bows. Peter Wachira heard them coming and tried to flee his farm, but not before he was shot in the thigh with an arrow and slashed in the head with a machete. Wachira, a 30-year-old ethnic Kikuyu, blamed the assault on members of a rival group, the Kalenjins. "I heard them speak the language. . . .
TRAVEL
November 25, 1990
Having just returned from two weeks in Africa, reading the Nov. 11 Travel Section cover story ("Camp Kenya") was a great pleasure. I would amend your recommendations for hotels in the Masai Mara, Kenya, to include Governor's Camp, located in a beautiful series of bends in the Mara River and overlooking the plains and distant escarpments of the Rift Valley. Prices run about $320 a day for two, with all meals, game runs, laundry included. The tent houses are large, lamp-lit at night with a full bath, including bidet.
WORLD
August 3, 2010 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
Kenya's vote on a new constitution Wednesday is supposed to be about ending decades of poor governance and corruption. But for Njeri Kanini, who lives in the Olare village of the lush Rift Valley, it means terror. She and her husband, Chege Kanyi, of the Kikuyu tribe, said they have seen their home burned down three times since 1992 by neighbors from the rival Kalenjin tribe. With voting in the volatile valley expected to run on tribal lines, they're afraid of another attack. "It really hurts, because when you think of all the times you've been chased away, you're so afraid, you can't even eat," said Kanini, 48, who has 10 children, including 5-year-old twins and a mentally disabled son. "Nowadays, I can't sleep either."
WORLD
January 4, 2009 | Edmund Sanders
In a sun-drenched valley of central Kenya, a few dozen villagers gather each Saturday to sit under the trees and conduct the painstaking work of reconciliation that their government leaders seem happy to avoid. These traumatized victims of Kenya's post-election clashes meet to talk, pray, sing and -- they hope -- heal.
WORLD
January 4, 2009 | Edmund Sanders
In a sun-drenched valley of central Kenya, a few dozen villagers gather each Saturday to sit under the trees and conduct the painstaking work of reconciliation that their government leaders seem happy to avoid. These traumatized victims of Kenya's post-election clashes meet to talk, pray, sing and -- they hope -- heal.
WORLD
January 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Several people were beaten and hacked to death with machetes in a Nairobi slum in renewed ethnic fighting over Kenya's disputed election, residents said. Bloodshed in the Mathare slum, like much of the fighting since the disputed Dec. 27 vote, was between President Mwai Kibaki's Kikuyu tribe and challenger Raila Odinga's Luo tribe. Police elsewhere quelled more than two days of fierce fighting around a Catholic monastery in the Rift Valley in which 22 people were killed and 200 homes burned.
NEWS
November 25, 2007 | Alex Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune
The forested bluff that overlooks this sleepy Georgian hamlet seems an unlikely portal to the mysteries surrounding the dawn of man. Think human evolution, and one conjures up the wind-swept savannas and badlands of East Africa's Great Rift Valley. Georgians may claim their ancestors made Georgia the cradle of wine 8,000 years ago, but the cradle of mankind lies 3,300 miles away, at Tanzania's famous Olduvai Gorge.
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November 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Sudan has killed 164 people, the World Health Organization said. Rift Valley fever is normally a mild disease, with a fatality rate around 1%. But in patients who develop the hemorrhagic fever form, the fatality rate is about 50%, the organization said. More than 221 people caught the virus during the last two weeks, bringing the total number of cases to 451.
NEWS
September 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Rift Valley fever has killed 44 people in north Yemen during the past 48 hours, bringing the death toll from the viral disease to 122 in only a matter of days, a Health Ministry official said Saturday. The official said 23 people died in Wadi Mour and 21 more in the adjoining northern region of Hajjah. The virus is transmitted from infected animals to humans through contact or by mosquitoes and causes diarrhea, nausea, and internal bleeding that can result in death.
NEWS
February 10, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The attackers came at night, brandishing clubs, machetes and bows. Peter Wachira heard them coming and tried to flee his farm, but not before he was shot in the thigh with an arrow and slashed in the head with a machete. Wachira, a 30-year-old ethnic Kikuyu, blamed the assault on members of a rival group, the Kalenjins. "I heard them speak the language. . . .
WORLD
November 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Sudan has killed 164 people, the World Health Organization said. Rift Valley fever is normally a mild disease, with a fatality rate around 1%. But in patients who develop the hemorrhagic fever form, the fatality rate is about 50%, the organization said. More than 221 people caught the virus during the last two weeks, bringing the total number of cases to 451.
NEWS
November 25, 2007 | Alex Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune
The forested bluff that overlooks this sleepy Georgian hamlet seems an unlikely portal to the mysteries surrounding the dawn of man. Think human evolution, and one conjures up the wind-swept savannas and badlands of East Africa's Great Rift Valley. Georgians may claim their ancestors made Georgia the cradle of wine 8,000 years ago, but the cradle of mankind lies 3,300 miles away, at Tanzania's famous Olduvai Gorge.
NEWS
January 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An outbreak of Rift Valley fever has been blamed for the deaths of more than 300 people in the past month, medical experts said. The disease, named after a valley in Kenya, is spread by mosquitoes, sand flies and the slaughter of infected animals, said Dr. Douglas Klaucke of the World Health Organization. Victims suffer fevers, severe headaches and vision problems. It is not usually fatal.
NEWS
November 6, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The massive earthquake that rocked houses and businesses off their foundations Jan. 17 also shook the tenuous and sometimes volatile relationship between San Fernando Valley and south Los Angeles lawmakers. The tension has been evident during a recent series of City Hall squabbles over how to divide limited recovery dollars between quake-ravaged Valley communities and south Los Angeles neighborhoods still reeling from the impact of the 1992 riots.
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