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Kenyan model: 'I won't wear make-up to hide my scars'

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 0:14

Claudiah Wanjiru says that after a difficult journey her scars have made her beautiful.
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Letter from Africa: Why Kenyan men don't want to share power with women

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 0:15

Joseph Warungu says the struggle for gender equality in Kenyan politics is failing on many fronts.
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Coloured wedding dresses are on trend: Designer Ogake Mosomi

Sunday, December 9th 2018, 0:03

Abandoning white gowns means women can wear them more than once, says Kenyan designer Ogake Mosomi.
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Eliud Kipchoge and Caterine Ibarguen named IAAF athletes of the year

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 10:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen are named male and female world athletes of the year.
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'Hakuna Matata' and other unlikely trademarked phrases

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 0:20

Some in Kenya have taken offence at Disney's use of the Swahili phrase for Lion King merchandise.
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Kenya police 'shoot to free bribe suspects' in Nairobi

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 10:39
related places: Nairobi

Kenya's anti-graft unit launches a manhunt after police officers free colleagues accused of bribery.
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Chinese charged over Kenya 'railway scam'

Monday, November 26th 2018, 15:14
related countries: China China

The three were allegedly part of a ticketing scam stealing $10,000 a day on a huge new railway.
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Gunmen in Kenya abduct Italian aid worker

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 11:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Police are treating the first abduction involving a foreigner in several years as a terror attack.
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Kenyan villagers dance the 'waley' to praise their cows

Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 0:28

Villagers in one area of Kenya mark the rainy season with a unique song and dance competition.
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Is teenage pregnancy in Kenya really on the rise?

Friday, November 16th 2018, 1:59

Reports of girls giving birth in the exam period prompted a government inquiry into teenage pregnancy.
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BBC Nairobi: The largest bureau outside UK

Monday, November 5th 2018, 11:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nairobi

The bureau in Nairobi will have nearly 300 journalists and state-of-the-art facilities, the BBC says.
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Why Oromo baby girls can be engaged on the day they are born

Sunday, November 4th 2018, 0:12

The Oromo community in Kenya's Tana region says the tradition gives girls security for the future.
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The six-year-old Kenyan fighting electronic waste

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 11:06

Mellisa wants the world to join her in collecting electronic waste, so it can be disposed safely.
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'I never knew men could get breast cancer'

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 0:15

Moses Musonga, a 67-year-old Kenyan, got a shock when he was diagnosed with the disease.
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The Kenyan school which changed an American boy's life

Saturday, October 27th 2018, 23:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltimore

Devon Brown from Baltimore, US, says an educational project in East Africa changed his life.
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Kenyan football teen plants trees for goals

Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 23:51

Lesein Yes decided to combine his love of nature and football after hearing about deforestation.
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Kenyan crypto-currency pioneer: 'I make my money from Bitcoin and tasty roast meat'

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 1:22

The rural eatery where you can buy a traditional favourite with the most modern of currencies.
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An ingenious way to bring clean water to a slum

Friday, October 12th 2018, 23:53
related places: Nairobi

How one man used an innovative idea to tackle gangs and bring clean water to the slums of Nairobi.
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Kenyan girl golfer Chanelle Wangari aims for the top

Friday, October 12th 2018, 23:39

Eleven-year-old Chanelle Wangari has broken into the top 10, making her Africa's top-ranked junior.
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Kenya bus crash kills 50 on way to Kisumu

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 15:19

The vehicle's roof was ripped off in the accident in the west of the country.
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Giving Kenyan female prisoners a second chance

Monday, October 8th 2018, 23:05

Aggrey Mokaya is the founder of Change Hub, which is helping inmates rehabilitate using technology.
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Melania Trump: US first lady arrives in Ghana for solo Africa trip

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 12:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Ghana Ghana, United States United States
related places: Africa

President Donald Trump's wife is visiting Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Egypt to promote her Be Best campaign.
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Infanticide in Kenya: 'I was told to kill my disabled baby'

Thursday, September 27th 2018, 17:00

A new study suggests mothers in Kenya face widespread pressure to kill their disabled children.
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Kenyan Waihiga Mwaura wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Wednesday, September 26th 2018, 2:07

Kenyan journalist Waihiga Mwaura is this year's winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award.
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Kenyan governor Okoth Obado charged over Otieno murder

Monday, September 24th 2018, 13:00

A Kenyan governor denies links to the stabbing to death of his ex-girlfriend, a pregnant student.
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Westgate mall attack survivors reunited in Nairobi

Friday, September 21st 2018, 5:37
related places: Nairobi

Katherine and Kadzo met in Nairobi to reflect on that day, and those who saved them.
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Joseph Kiprono Kiptum: Kenyan athlete hit by car during Medellin half marathon

Monday, September 17th 2018, 10:50
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Medellin

Kenyan runner Joseph Kiprono Kiptum hit by a car as he was leading a half marathon in Colombia.
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Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 10:23
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge takes more than a minute off the marathon world record with a time of two hours one minute 39 seconds in Berlin.
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Inside the world of Kenya’s ‘killer cop’

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 23:28

Ahmed Rashid is a Kenyan police officer accused of shooting dead people he believes are criminals.
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Disabled mother Miriam: My five-year-old son is my arms

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 23:23

Kenyan Miriam Wariwa was born without arms, so her five-year-old son Samuel helps her with her daily tasks.
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Letter from Africa: Kenya MPs should 'stop telling women what to wear'

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 23:15

Joseph Warungu reflects on the time wasted by male Kenyan lawmakers talking about a dress code.
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Maasai battle to save vultures

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 0:08

Six out of eight species of the bird are endangered in Kenya.
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Kenyan fishermen use condoms for protection from the sea

Friday, August 31st 2018, 10:12
related places: Mombasa

Kenyan fishermen in Mombasa are using condoms for protection - but not in the way you think.
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FGM: The Maasai woman on a mission to educate her community

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 23:39

Agnes Pareiyo is a Kenyan Maasai woman on a mission to educate people on the harm done by female genital mutilation.
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The elephant repellent invented at a Kenyan school that warns by SMS

Monday, August 27th 2018, 23:06

Kenyan schoolgirl Sandra Lukindo and her classmates have invented a device to warn off elephants from their village.
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Meet ivory traffickers' 'worst nightmare'

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 2:22

A new technique is helping turn dogs at one Kenyan port into super-sniffers.
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The nine-year-old Kenyan artist painting from the heart

Saturday, August 25th 2018, 8:03

Sheillah Sheldone Charles draws, models, and is a designer. And she's just nine years old.
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Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

Monday, August 13th 2018, 3:50
related countries: China China

The animal turned on the Taiwanese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.
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Secret lives of Kenya's drag queens

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 23:13

Cross-dressers discuss the difficulty of living in a country with strict anti-gay laws.
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Kenyan grandmother: Fitting car stereos keeps me young

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 23:49

Cecilia Wangari is a great-grandmother who works in a shop in Kenya, installing car stereos.
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Champion hurdler dies in car crash at 28

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 7:07

Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett dies aged 28 in a car crash.
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From solar car inventions to beds that power phones

Friday, August 3rd 2018, 23:04

Samuel Karimbo is a Kenyan inventor who prides himself on thinking outside the box.
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Kenya race row retailer Chandarana Foodplus defies governor

Monday, July 30th 2018, 13:24
related places: Nairobi

Nairobi's governor revoked Chandarana Foodplus' licence over its campaign to target white people.
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Weaving a livelihood in Kenya

Monday, July 30th 2018, 5:25

Grace is one of the few remaining loom weavers in Kenya.
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Kenyan TV unveils husband and wife news team

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 11:07

A married couple are presenting the news on Kenya's leading TV station for the first time.
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