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Ethiopians jailed for sneaking into Kenya

Ethiopians jailed for sneaking into Kenya

By NICHOLAS NGOLYO, DAILY NATION: Eighty Nine Ethiopians charged with being in Kenya illegally have started serving a three-month jail term after failing to raise a fine of Sh10,000 each. There was drama when the convicts broke into tears after pleading guilty. Some knelt and started chanting prayers, which they said were for their [...]

Kenya and Ethiopia Dominate Rio de Janeiro International Half Marathon

Kenya and Ethiopia Dominate Rio de Janeiro International Half Marathon

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Kenyan couple Joshua Kiprugut Kemei and Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa swept the Rio de Janeiro International Half Marathon on Sunday. Kemei, who is married to Kirwa, dominated the men's race. He completed the 21.1-kilometer (13.1-mile) course along Rio's beaches in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 3 seconds. He was runner-up last [...]

Young Ethiopian Athletes Shine at Youth Olympic Games in Singapore

Young Ethiopian Athletes Shine at Youth Olympic Games in Singapore

By ODINDO AYIEKO AND AFP - Kenya’s Virginia Nyambura put herself on course to winning a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Thursday after winning her heat in the 2,000 metres steeplechase, beating a field of 13 athletes. Nyambura clocked six minutes and 42.40 seconds as she raced to the finish line ahead of Ethiopian Tsenga [...]

Kenya defeats Ethiopia 3-0 in friendly football match

Kenya defeats Ethiopia 3-0 in friendly football match

African teams are preparing for upcoming 2012 African Cup of Nations APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Kenyan national team defeated the Ethiopian team by 3-0 in a friendly match on Wednesday in Addis Ababa. The result was a disappointment to Ethiopia’s sports authorities and supporters. “It is really a shame and discouraging to see such [...]

Kenya Dominates the African Athletics Championships

Kenya Dominates the African Athletics Championships

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya swept the men's 5,000 meters Sunday and finished with more medals than any country at the African Athletics Championships. The host nation ended the final day with 25 medals -- 10 gold, seven silver and eight bronze. South Africa had 19 medals and Nigeria 18. More than 700 athletes from 53 African countries took [...]

Cheruiyot wins 5,000 meters at African champs

Cheruiyot wins 5,000 meters at African champs

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — World champion Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya won the women's 5,000 meters at the African track and field championships Thursday, with the host nation seeking to re-establish its dominance over rival Ethiopia in the distance events. Cheruiyot pulled away from Ethiopians Meseret Defar and Sentayehu Ejigu over the final 400 [...]

Kenyan green group seeks ban on Ethiopian power

Kenyan green group seeks ban on Ethiopian power

Source, Reuters - A Kenyan conservation group has appealed to the nation's high court to prevent the government and an energy company from buying power produced by the vast Gibe 111 hydropower dam in neighboring Ethiopia. Ethiopia hopes the 1.4 billion euro ($1.71 billion) project will nearly double its power generation capacity, currently just [...]