Obama visits father's native Kenya to open youth center

Obama visits father's native Kenya to open youth centerFormer US president Barack Obama paid a visit to his extended family in Kenya Monday, on his first trip to the country since 2015 during which he will open a youth center. Obama arrived in his father’s native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. On Monday he flew to the west of the country, where under extremely tight security he paid a visit to the home of his step-grandmother Sarah Obama in the village of Kogelo, an AFP reporter said.


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Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Eight rhinos die after move to a new park in KenyaEight critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the government said Friday, doubling the number of deaths from similar operations in the previous dozen years. Kenya’s Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala ordered the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to “immediately suspend the ongoing translocation of black rhinos following the death of eight of them,” according to a ministry statement. KWS, the government body responsible for the country’s wildlife, has not commented on the deaths.


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Seven black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation -media

Seven black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation -mediaSeven black rhinos are dead after a botched relocation by Kenya Wildlife Service, the Daily Nation newspaper reported on Friday. The rhinos, who are part of a critically endangered species, died in “unclear circumstances” at the Tsavo East National Park, the newspaper reported. Kenya had a rhino population of 1,258 in 2017 of which 745 are black rhinos, 510 are southern white rhinos and three were northern white rhinos, having grown from less than 400 rhinos in the 1980s.


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Eight black rhinos die in Kenya during relocation between parks

Eight black rhinos die in Kenya during relocation between parksEight black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the state wildlife service between two national parks, Tourism Minister Najib Balala said on Friday in a statement. The rhinos, who are part of a critically endangered species, died at Tsavo East National Park, the Daily Nation newspaper reported. An initial investigation by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) showed the rhinos died of salt poisoning after drinking water at their new habitat, the statement said, adding that transports of rhinos are being stopped.


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