2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Thieves fry Kenya's power grid to cook fast food

    By X.N. Iraki NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The morning scene is increasingly routine for Kenyans. When it's time to start the day, the power is already out. Somewhere nearby, the shell of a wrecked electrical transformer lies on its side underneath the pole where it had been fixed 20 feet off the ground. The culprit is an unusual one: A vandal who is selling the toxic oil, drawn from the transformer, to chefs who use it for ‎frying food in roadside stalls. Five liters of the viscous, PCB-laden liquid sells for $60. It looks like cooking oil, but lasts much longer, users say. ...

  • Wenger eyes top four berth as Arsenal hit stride
    Wenger eyes top four berth as Arsenal hit stride

    London (AFP) - Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are gathering momentum at the right time after they enhanced their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League with a hard-fought 2-1 win at West Ham.

  • Cisse prolongs Everton's bleak mid-winter
    Cisse prolongs Everton's bleak mid-winter

    Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse kept up his impressive scoring record to inspire Newcastle United as they came from behind to beat Everton 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.

  • Mourinho cries foul over Chelsea diving focus
    Mourinho cries foul over Chelsea diving focus

    Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed that there is a "campaign" to get his players wrongly punished for diving following his side's 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton.

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