It began so simply. A call to police from a passer-by. An injured woman was lying motionless on Miotoni Road, in the Nairobi suburb of Karen. It looked like she had been hit by a car, so the police initially sent traffic officers. But, they soon realised it was a murder scene. The woman was not injured, she was dead, with a bullet wound to the neck. Divisional criminal investigation officer Alfred Ouko was one of the first detectives to arrive. He cordoned off the road and started looking for evidence.
The African nation of Uganda is receiving praise from the United Nations for welcoming more than 1 million refugees from South Sudan, and the UN is urging other nations to follow Uganda's example and open their doors to those in need. Every day, hundreds of refugees from South Sudan are pouring across the border into neighbouring Uganda, covered in dust as they step down from the trucks delivering them to Omugo. The civilians are escaping war and hunger in their homeland are seeking safety.
The estranged husband of murdered Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina, and his cousin, have been released in Kenya without charge a week after their arrests. Ms Maina's estranged husband, Cyrus Bernard Maina Njuguna, and his cousin John Njuguna Waithira, were arrested in connection to Ms Maina's murder last Tuesday. A Kenyan magistrate ordered their release after no charges were laid.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".