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No pomp as downcast Kenyans return from London Games
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Kenyan Olympic contingent returned home from the London Games downcast over a less than expected performance that saw it finish in 28th position with just 11 medals.

Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:15:59 PM

Prehistoric fossils may boost tourism in Kenya
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Leading Kenyan scientists have called upon their government to tap the potential of the country's vast trove of prehistoric fossils to boost the tourism industry.

Thursday, August 16, 2012 4:22:39 PM

Kenya's runner Jelimo blames tactics for poor show in London
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Kenya's Pamela Jelimo has blamed poor tactics for her failure to retain her Olympic title. Russian Mariya Saminova ended her reign as the women's 800 metres crown holder in London.

Thursday, August 16, 2012 3:26:34 PM

Ugandan president rewards Olympic gold medal winner
Entebbe (Uganda), Aug 16 (IANS) Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni rewarded Steven Kiprotich, gold medal winner at the London Olympics, with 200 million shillings ($81,300).

Thursday, August 16, 2012 3:09:24 PM

UAE leaders greet President Mukherjee on Independence Day
Abu Dhabi, Aug 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent congratulations to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on the country's Independence Day.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:31:13 PM

Over $50 bn illicitly transferred from Africa annually: Mbeki
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Over $50 billion is illicitly transferred from Africa annually with multinational corporations being the main culprits, said former South African president Thabo Mbeki here Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:54:33 PM

Egypt court sentences 14 Islamists to death
Cairo, Aug 15 (IANS) A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced 14 Islamists -- members of the Tawhid and Jihad movement -- to death, after convicting them of attacking a police station and a bank last year, Xinhua reported.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:23:44 AM

UAE greets Pakistan on Independence Day
Abu Dhabi, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has greeted his Pakistani counterpart Asif Zardari on Pakistan's 65th Independence Day Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 11:11:17 PM

Kenya's fall, rise and then fall again in London
Nairobi, Aug 14 (IANS) Just as Kenya was beginning to celebrate its improved status in sports, the 2012 London Olympic Games dragged it back into the abyss. They could win only two gold medals out of a projected eight - by Ezekiel Kemboi in the 3,000m steeplechase and by David Rudisha in the 800m.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:20:47 PM

South Africa tops continent's medal standings
Cape Town, Aug 14 (IANS) South African athletes won more medals than any other African country at the London Olympics but fell short of the projected tally, authorities said.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:50:17 PM

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