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Gold Streak Continues for US Women's Olympics Basketball Team

For a seventh year in a row, the American women's Olympic basketball team experienced the thrill of victory Sunday, overpowering host nation Japan by a score of 90-75.

At half-time, the U.S. was leading by 50-39 and the Americans continued to lead from then on, with Brittney Griner scoring a game high of 30 points.

Players Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi collected their fifth basketball gold medals with Sunday's (Kenya Star)

Tokyo Olympics: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins 2nd gold

Tokyo [Olympics], August 8 (ANI): Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge now stands at possibly the epitome of modern athletic greats as he cruised to his second Olympic gold in gruelling marathon race in Sapporo. He delivered a masterclass in running to retain the Olympic title in the men's marathon at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The Kenyan runner, running in his fourth Olympics, crossed the finish line in Sapporo Odori Park in a time (Kenya Star)

Biden Holds Virtual Meeting with US Athletes, Praises Biles Courage

"You made me so damn proud," U.S. President Joe Biden told a group of U.S. Olympic athletes in a virtual meeting he and first lady Jill Biden held Saturday evening.

The president invited the Olympians to come to the White House in the fall so "I can brag more on you."

He told the group, "You remind us of what an amazing country we are."

The anticipated star of this year's Olympics was gymnast Simone B (Kenya Star)

Medal table at Tokyo Olympic Games on August 7

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Following is medal table at the Tokyo Olympic Games after the competitions on Saturday, August 7 (tabulated under delegations, gold, silver, bronze and total medals):

China 38 31 18 87

United States 36 39 33 108

Japan 27 12 17 56

ROC 20 26 23 69

Britain 20 21 22 63

Australia 17 7 22 46

Germany 10 11 16 37

Netherlands 10 11 12 33

It (Kenya Star)

US Wins Gold Medal in Women's 4X400 Meter Relay

The United States won the gold medal Saturday in the women's 4X400 meters relay at the Tokyo Olympics.

Poland captured the silver medal in the event, while Jamaica secured the bronze.

Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu and Allyson Felix maintained U.S. dominance in the event, comfortably winning the gold with a time of 3:16.85.

The victory gave American Allyson Felix her 11th Olympic medal (Kenya Star)

Ethiopia reports 584 new COVID-19 cases

ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia has registered 584 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 283,082 as of Friday evening, the country's health ministry said.

The ministry reported nine new COVID-19-induced deaths and 60 more recoveries during the same period, bringing the national death toll to 4,415 and total recoveries to 264,225.

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most po (Kenya Star)

Kenya kicks off countdown to World Athletics Under 20 C'ships

NAIROBI, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kenya on Friday kicked-off the countdown to the World Athletics Under 20 (U20) Championships to be held later this month by launching medals.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta lauded the design of the medals which takes the form of 'Ngarewa' necklace drawn from the Maasai rich cultural heritage.

Margaret said the design which denotes beauty, heritage and individuality, complements t (Kenya Star)

Kenya, Tanzania pledge enhanced collaboration in health sector

NAIROBI, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kenya will strengthen collaboration with neighboring Tanzania in the health sector to revitalize action on epidemics of cross-border concerns, officials said on Friday.

Mutahi Kagwe, cabinet secretary in Kenya's Ministry of Health said that bilateral cooperation with Tanzania will boost action on both infectious and non-communicable diseases affecting communities in both countries.

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Kenya's agricultural export earnings increase in H1

NAIROBI, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The value of Kenya's agricultural exports rose in the first half of the year amid an increase in shipments to global markets and better prices, the Central Bank said on Friday.

The east African nation exported 24,158 tons of coffee worth 16.1 billion Kenyan shillings (about 149 million U.S. dollars) during the period, up from 25,383 tons worth about 118 million dollars in the second h (Kenya Star)

Medal table at Tokyo Olympic Games on August 6

TOKYO, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Following is the medal table at the Tokyo Olympic Games after the competition on Friday, August 6 (tabulated under delegations, gold, silver, bronze and total medals):

China 36 26 17 79

United States 31 36 31 98

Japan 24 11 16 51

Britain 18 20 20 58

ROC 17 23 22 62

Australia 17 6 21 44

Italy 10 10 18 38

Germany 9 11 16 36

Netherlan (Kenya Star)

Why Derek Carr says he's playing 'free' heading into eighth season

Rachel Gossen

Going into his eighth season in the league, Derek Carr feels more comfortable than ever.

"I remember the night before every practice, I'd be stressed out," the quarterback said of his early career. "In my head, I'm just hard on myself. I'm thinking about everything like, 'I got to do that right.' I'm checking my notes like, 'I got to do that. I wrote this down, got to fix tha (Kenya Star)

To RB1 Or Not RB1 Chase Edmonds, James Conner Don't Care

Cardinals figure to lean on both backs in both run and pass game Darren Urban

Chase Edmonds finally is in position to be the starting running back and yet he's not really looking for such a title.

"I hate the term RB1," the fourth-year veteran said.

James Conner, the five-year veteran who had been the starter in Pittsburgh before arriving in Arizona as free agent? He agrees with Edmonds.

"Foot (Kenya Star)

Refugee resettlement numbers yet to recover amid pandemic

The number of refugees given shelter in safe host countries plunged last year because of pandemic border restrictions, which continue to hamper the resettlement of vulnerable people.

That's one of the findings of a new report by UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and the World Bank, which said on Thursday that 6 (Kenya Star)

Quarterback Derek Carr playing 'free' heading into eighth season

Rachel Gossen

Going into his eighth season in the league, Derek Carr is feeling more comfortable than ever.

"I remember the night before every practice, I'd be stressed out," the quarterback said of early in his career. "In my head, I'm just hard on myself. I'm thinking about everything like, 'I got to do that right.' I'm checking my notes like, 'I got to do that. I wrote this down, got to (Kenya Star)

Kenyans join TV personality Janet Mbugua in mourning Eric Gambi Guantai

By Janet Mbugua via fb When we first met Eric Guantai Mugambi as a foundation, we asked our advocates why they care to advance human rights, particularly gender equality rights, I remember him rising, his tall form and laid back demeanor in contrast with his bold statements. That he grew up surrounded by women, raised […] (Kenya Today)

Why we must celebrate real hustlers and not fake chicken sellers, fake born again thieves

By Odumbe Kute via FB I wanna celebrate real hustlers. I’m not talking about chicken selling thieves who only saw their first 10k courtesy of YK92 500 bobs aka Jirongos and end up being billionaires. It’s a good thing Forbes don’t chronicle political thieves because anyone who starts selling chickens and ends up being a […] (Kenya Today)

Chronology of events in the life of killer police Caroline Kangogo

By Jerome ogolla via FB 1. Cpl Caroline Kangogo invited her newly acquired unnamed boyfriend to her house in Nakuru Police Lines 2. Her old boyfriend, John Ogweno visited, not knowing that his co-husband was in. He left in a huff 3. The new boyfriend also left and this made Cpl Kangogo distraught. How could […] (Kenya Today)

Ruto’s corruption cartels fighting CS Matiangi- MP Babu Owino

By Babu owino Via fb RUTO’S CORRUPTION CARTELS FIGHTING MATIANGI My attention is drawn to efforts by a small cartel of rent seeking Members of Parliament on the payroll of Sugoi to derail H. E President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development agenda. I am reliably informed that these unscrupulous MPs lined up to receive twenty thousand shillings […] (Kenya Today)

Why Uhuru decided to launch projects at night

By Jerome ogolla via FB So now, my president is operating nocturnally, like an owl When others go to bed, Baba Ngina leaves home for work, which involves launching pavements, in the city, alongside that Adolf Hitler doppelganger, going by the name Mohammed Badi. For this, I cannot question the state of the head of […] (Kenya Today) much for Mukhisa Kituyi to learn from the late Tom Mboya, a lonely competent leader with no ground troupes

By Odhiambo Levin Opiyo Tom Mboya , who was assassinated 52 years ago, was one of the front-runners in the struggle to succeed President Jomo Kenyatta, a struggle that was a burning issue in Kenya’s politics. In him, the country lost one of its most brilliant leaders, and his death did intensify the bitter rivalries […] (Kenya Today)

Exposed: How DP Ruto hates Luo and Luhyia people, here is the evidence

By Gordon Opiyo As usual, I never post anything without proof… And I have repeatedly stated that Ruto passionately hates the Luo and Luhyias O names… Let me prove, with facts… Solid facts 1. Open discrimination in visits…. Based on newspaper reports, I have compiled the areas that Ruto has visited as DP since 2013 […] (Kenya Today)

How Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa can be remembered after his term ends in 9 years time

By Empraim Njega I saw a post where there was hot debate about the Safaricom CEO. The question was on how he will be remembered when his tenure ends ten years later on. There were fears that his presence is yet to be felt. While Safaricom might seem a mature company, I think it is […] (Kenya Today)

HEARTACHE: Does pride and ego play a role on how you respond to those who you have hurt?

I have been thinking how problematic the concept of forgiveness is. It is simply ridiculous. And I have been coming to terms why it is always a big ask. I understand the Christian notion and the philosophical justification, but it is a dicey subject. See, there are two types of wrongs done to us: intentional […] (Kenya Today)

Ex Kiss FM radio presenter Nick Ndeda kicked out by his love Muthoni Gitau,

By Silas Gisiora Nyanchwani I will not blame Nick Ndeda for what has befallen him. Nick Ndeda is every millennial man with that woman they initially fully commit to, who (the woman) then pulls a plug on that nonsense. It happens to every man. You give your all, but a few years down the line, […] (Kenya Today)

Kenyan Drake believes 'the sky is the limit' for 2021 Raiders offense

Levi Edwards

Kenyan Drake is coming off a successful season as the lead back for the Arizona Cardinals and is now primed to be a dangerous 1-2 punch with Josh Jacobs for Las (Kenya Star)

Ethiopia reports 72 new COVID-19 cases

ADDIS ABABA, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia registered 72 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 276,871 as of Friday evening, the country's Ministry of Health said.< (Kenya Star)

Colts 2021 Opponent Sneak Peek: Las Vegas Raiders

The Colts' final home game of 2020 will come against the Raiders in Week 17. Here's what you need to know about Las Vegas' offseason and what to expect in 2021. JJ Stankevitz (Kenya Star)

Feature: Funding hurdles emerge as climate change unfolds in Africa

NAIROBI, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Sunbaked mass of land littered with dry tree stumps stretch as far as the eyes can see, showing despondence.

It is apparent that there is no sign of life on the l (Kenya Star)

Kenya eyes skills development to stimulate growth of blue economy

NAIROBI, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The Kenyan government and bilateral partners have embarked on training a critical mass of maritime cadets as part of efforts to boost the growth of the country's nascent (Kenya Star)

Chinese-built modern railway in Kenya marks 1,500 days of safe operation

NAIROBI, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) linking Kenya's port city Mombasa to the capital Nairobi is celebrating 1,500 days of safe operation as it seeks to boost (Kenya Star)

Feature: Kenyan youth embrace Kungfu for health benefits

NAIROBI, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Standing with his feet apart and bent knees, Benson Kuria raises his hands in a claw shape as he gets ready to execute the dragon move.

The 26-year-old is practic (Kenya Star)