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Opening the skies to children in Kenya

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 0:41

Astronomer Susan Murabana takes a telescope round Kenya to enthuse schoolchildren.
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Tristan Voorspuy killing: Suspect arrested in Kenya

Monday, March 13th 2017, 16:17

The suspect, Samson Lokayi, appears in court but has not yet submitted a plea.
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Meet Kenya's podcasting 'sex queens'

Friday, March 10th 2017, 0:23
related places: Nairobi

Nini Wacera and Kaz Lucas are the self proclaimed "sex queens" of Nairobi.
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Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya

Monday, March 6th 2017, 23:56

There are fewer than 30 such animals left in Africa after Satao II was apparently shot.
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Tristan Voorspuy, ex-British army officer, killed in Kenya

Monday, March 6th 2017, 6:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police say Tristan Voorspuy was killed by pastoral herders while inspecting a fire-damaged lodge.
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No bed of roses

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 1:12

The initiatives aiming to help female flower pickers in Kenya fight sexual harassment and earn higher wages.
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Doing aid differently

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 2:21

How charities working in Kenya are experimenting with cash transfers instead of more traditional forms of aid.
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Fox show apologises for Kenya Westgate attack video

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 17:31

The producers of 24: Legacy say footage of the 2013 Nairobi attack will be cut from all broadcasts.
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Drought battle

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 1:27

Kenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought.
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'I only had basic painkillers'

Friday, February 17th 2017, 10:45

A patient and a doctor in Kenya tell their stories of the dispute that is now into its 10th week.
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Kenyan couple treated to lavish ceremony after $1 wedding

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 16:34

A Kenyan couple who spent $1 on their wedding get at a Valentine's Day ceremony funded by well-wishers.
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Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta declares drought a national disaster

Friday, February 10th 2017, 15:18

Kenya's president appeals for international aid after declaring drought a national disaster.
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Kenyan closure of Dadaab refugee camp blocked by high court

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 13:59

A Kenyan government order to forcibly repatriate 260,000 Somalis is ruled an act of persecution.
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Kenya's vinyl king keeps on spinning

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 23:40
related places: Nairobi

In many parts of the world, the rise of digital music has meant the death of vinyl. But one man in a tiny market stall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi is keeping the art alive.
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Where cattle herding has turned deadly

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 5:49

Herdsmen are moving their cattle to private land, bringing them into conflict with security forces.
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'US has rejected me but I can't go home'

Monday, January 30th 2017, 17:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

Two Somali refugees on the verge of going to the US after spending years in Kenya react to the news that President Donald Trump has banned all Somalis from entering the US.
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Kenyan couple hailed online for frugal $1 wedding

Monday, January 30th 2017, 12:15
related places: Nairobi

The couple's inexpensive Nairobi nuptials win praise for abandoning all the traditional adornments.
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Al-Shabab fighters attack Kenya military base in Somalia

Friday, January 27th 2017, 15:03
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Fierce fighting follows a dawn attack by al-Shabab on Kenyan soldiers in southern Somalia.
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Sun-powered satellite TV

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 0:05

Households without mains electricity in rural areas of Kenya can now receive solar-powered satellite TV.
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Some reasons from Kenya, India and Germany

Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 10:54
related countries: Germany Germany

While women marched on Washington DC, why did others march around the world? Here are some reasons from Kenya, India and Germany.
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Cobra fang club

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 0:10

A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.
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'Nobody's people'

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 0:35

In 1991, the world's largest refugee camp opened in Kenya to shelter Somalis fleeing war.
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Kenyan women urged to withhold sex in vote drive

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 10:54

Kenyan MP urges women to withhold sex from their husbands until they register as voters.
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Kenyan boy Kelvin Muriuki goes to school in helicopter

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 15:36

Air force veterans in Kenya give poor boy a helicopter ride to school and pay for his enrolment.
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#UhuruChallenge: Kenyans mock president for launching projects

Monday, January 9th 2017, 13:42

Social media users in Kenya poke fun at President Kenyatta over the publicity given to his work.
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The Kenyan girls celebrating non-FGM rite

Friday, December 30th 2016, 7:43

Anne Soy reports on how an alternative rite of passage is replacing female genital mutilation.
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Kenya's Cord MPs storm out over 'fight'

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 18:00

Opposition MPs in Kenya storm out of parliament, claiming they have been assaulted in the house.
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Honey hunting

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 0:20

Kenyan businessmen are tapping into the honey industry with the introduction of modern methods, which local farmers say present a shift away from long-held tradition, writes the BBC's Nicola Kelly.
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Fistfight breaks out in Kenya parliament

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 18:35

A parliament session in Kenya descends into chaos, with rival MPs trading punches.
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Fearing mutilation

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 11:18

Kenyan girls are hiding in schools this Christmas to escape parents who want them to undergo FGM.
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Have uniform, will travel

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 1:17

How a meeting between two of the BBC's 100 Women of 2013 led to an English girl's school reopening in a Kenyan slum
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Kenya Naivasha: 39 dead as fireball engulfs traffic on road

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 15:21
related places: Naivasha

At least 39 people are dead after a fuel tanker explodes on a road in Naivasha, Kenya.
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Kenya court halts HIV data collection

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 18:59

Kenya's high court rules that a government directive to collect data about HIV children is unconstitutional.
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Journey of a four-year-old trafficked chimpanzee

Monday, December 5th 2016, 14:03

Manno was taken from his mother in Africa as a baby and ended up in the Middle East, before being re-homed in Kenya.
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Jeff Koinange Live: TV show dropped after rape comment

Friday, November 25th 2016, 16:29

Kenya's top political show Jeff Koinange Live is dropped after a rape comment is made about a guest.
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Vasectomies streamed live on Facebook

Friday, November 18th 2016, 15:00

Vasectomy operations on men in Kenya are live streamed from a theatre in the capital as part a campaign to promote the sterilisation procedure.
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'Go home'

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 0:01

Kenya's November deadline to close the world's biggest refugee camp has created panic and uncertainty, reports the BBC's Alastair Leithead.
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Dadaab: Could Kenya close world's largest refugee camp?

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 0:00

The Kenyan government wants to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp.
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Kenya angry at sacking of South Sudan peacekeeping chief

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 18:33

Kenya condemns the sacking of the South Sudan UN force head and says it will withdraw its troops.
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Kenya bans clipboards to curb exam cheating at schools

Friday, October 28th 2016, 13:39

Kenyan schoolchildren are barred from entering examination rooms with clipboards and geometry set boxes in a bid to curb a big cheating problem.
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The taboo of Kenya's intersex children

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 14:31

In Kenya, children who are born intersex cannot get birth certificates or identity cards, or register for exams.
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From Kenyan slums to Europe's catwalks

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 23:02
related places: Kibera

The tailors from the Kenyan slum of Kibera whose suits are now being shown on the catwalks of Europe.
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'Al-Shabab attack' on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 12:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mandera

At least 12 people, including two actors, die in an attack in Kenya, which Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out.
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'Innocent' Kenyan held in Guantanamo Bay for nine years

Monday, October 24th 2016, 14:13
related countries: United States United States

A new report reveals details of the "extraordinary rendition" of Kenyan citizens as part of the US "war on terror".
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Emotional return for 'forgotten' pirate hostages

Monday, October 24th 2016, 6:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

A group of hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years has arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo was there.
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First contest for Mr and Miss Albino held in Kenya

Friday, October 21st 2016, 8:34

Youngsters with albinism are stepping into the limelight, hoping to be named Kenya's first Mr and Miss Albino.
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