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October 15, 2017 11:39 PM In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

DAKAR >> Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international 1

October 15, 2017 12:51 PM Cherono break record, leads Kenya’s clean sweep in Amsterdam Marathon

Laurence Cherono smashed the Amsterdam Marathon course record to claim top honours in 2:05.09 hrs leading compatriots to a clean podium sweep on Sunday afternoon. Cherono shed off 12 seconds off the 2:05.21hrs course record set by last year’s champion and London Marathon title holder Daniel Wanjiru. Nobert Kigen settled for the runners up slot in 2:05.13 ahead

October 15, 2017 10:47 AM LGBT activists worry about Trump impact in Africa

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international 1

October 14, 2017 5:46 PM Chebet, Kipkorir win season-opening races

The national cross country season started in explosive fashion on Saturday when Nicholas Kipkorir and Sandra Chebet clinched the senior titles in star-studded fields at the annual Safaricom-sponsored Isaiah Kiplagat Memorial Ndalat Gaa Cross Country Championships in Nandi County. The annual meeting attracted over 3,000 athletes and maintained its tradition 1

October 13, 2017 5:09 PM Here’s what judges look out for when picking the champion bull

Tens of admirers stuck their necks across a cattle enclosure at the Jamhuri showground in Nairobi last week as they watched a group of judges inspecting the well-built animals that had earlier been paraded before them. Every year during the trade fair, and others, top farmers parade their steers before the judges who inspect and crown the animals 3

October 13, 2017 2:53 PM Chesire, Rotich out to battle for Amsterdam marathon title

Half marathon expert Gladys Chesire and former Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich from Kenya will compete in the Amsterdam Marathon on Oct. 15. Rotich faces Ethiopians Tadelech Bekele (2:22:23) and Megertu Ifa (2:29:45) while half marathon specialist Genet Yalew makes her debut. Top names in the men’s race include Tesfaye Abera (2:04:24), former 4

October 11, 2017 1:59 PM Argentina Savior Messi Enforces His Brilliance When His Nation Needs Him Most

Twenty years ago Lionel Messi, then a 10-year-old playing for a youth team at Newell’s Old Boys, headed into rural Santa Fe for a game against Pujato. These were always difficult, physical matches, and Messi took a kicking. Pujato scored twice early on and, as Newell’s defender Gerardo Grighini recalls, Newell’s was still 2-0 down when, with “eight or nine minutes 2

October 11, 2017 12:30 PM Kenya's Kipsang ready for New York Marathon

Nairobi, Oct 11: Despite his failure to finish the Berlin Marathon last month, Kenya's Wilson Kipsang has confirmed he will compete at the New York Marathon on November 5. Speaking from Iten on Wednesday, Kipsang said he is in good shape and relaxed ahead of the New York Marathon, where he will come up against compatriots and world half marathon champion 12

October 11, 2017 8:38 AM Kenya: Sportpesa Launches Drive to Inspire Stars

A campaign aimed at transforming the sports industry in the country was launched on Tuesday. The campaign, spearheaded by giant gaming firm SportPesa, is dubbed "Tujiamini" and seeks to maintain sports development as a national agenda for all stakeholders. The initiative seeks to change the tides in Kenyan sports by inspiring young athletes to aim for the world 11

October 11, 2017 12:34 AM Messi Nets Heroic Hat Trick in Wild South American WC Qualifying Finales

The stage was set for one of the more dramatic World Cup qualifying nights in recent memory, and it delivered. Lionel Messi was heroic for Argentina, netting a hat trick to bring his nation back from a deficit in the first minute in Ecuador and send the Albiceleste to Russia after a harrowing qualifying campaign. Elsewhere, Chile, the two-time reigning