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Kenyan floods kill more than 100 people

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/11/18, 10:13 am

Seasonal rains in Kenya triggered floods that have killed at least 132 people since March, the Kenyan government said. Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said the floods also displaced more than 200,000 people. At least 44 people died Thursday, including 20 children, and 40 others were declared missing after heavy rains caused a dam in Kenya’s Rift Valley to burst. Gideon Kibunja, Nakuru County police chief, said silt and water from the dam cleared away almost an entire village. Kenya battled a severe drought last year.

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Trump and Kim pledge to meet and talk

International | Plans for a historic meeting call for caution and optimism
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/09/18, 11:20 am

NORTH KOREA: President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “by May”—a historic first-ever meeting between North Korea and U.S. leaders and an unexpected development following months of high-stakes jabs traded by Trump and Kim. Normally diplomatic groundwork and a crafted agenda is laid before such summits.

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Kenyan president, opposition leader meet

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/09/18, 09:16 am

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta met Friday with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first formal talks since a divisive presidential election in August sparked unrest in the country. The two leaders said they launched a new initiative aimed at unifying the nation. Kenyatta and Odinga called on Kenyans to avoid ethnic divisions “by acting on the understanding that elections on their own are not the solution to our national challenges.” Kenyatta won presidential elections in August but the opposition called the process fraudulent and asked for fresh elections.

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