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Kenya Oil Tanker Blast Kills 111

Explosion occurred as resident scramble for free fuel

(Newser) - At least 111 people were killed when a truck transporting oil crashed and exploded in central Kenya last night, reports Reuters. The explosion, one of the worst recent disasters in eastern Africa, occurred just as Rift Valley residents crowded around the crippled tanker to gather spilling fuel. Rescuers speculated that... More »

2nd Opposition Lawmaker Shot Dead in Kenya

Politician's killing threatens peace talks

(Newser) - A second Kenyan opposition politician has been killed in the country's troubled Rift Valley, only two days after the murder of one of his colleagues. The lawmaker, who won a seat in parliament on the ticket of Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement in December's contested elections, was fatally shot by... More »

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