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COVID crisis propels homeless Kenyan youth to rising R&B star

01 Oct 2020

For most of the past three years, up-and-coming Kenyan R&B artist Raymond Georges Ndungu Jane slept under a bridge at the edge of Nairobi's Uhuru Park. | Video

Kenya extends coronavirus curfew as cases rise outside capital

26 Aug 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's president extended a nationwide curfew for another 30 days on Wednesday, saying coronavirus cases were rising in areas outside the capital.

Kenya woman's ordeal highlights newly identified sex trafficking route

19 Aug 2020

NAIROBI J's cousin promised her a well paid job in India as a housekeeper. Instead, she found herself in a brothel until the United Nations brought her home to Kenya when it was alerted to the human trafficking route. | Video

Free ambulance helps save mothers and babies in Kenya lockdown

09 Jul 2020

NAIROBI As soon as Kenya introduced a coronavirus curfew, Dr. Jemimah Kariuki, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Nairobi's Kenyatta Hospital, started seeing more death and complications. | Video

Free ambulance helps save mothers and babies in Kenya lockdown

09 Jul 2020

NAIROBI As soon as Kenya introduced a coronavirus curfew, Dr. Jemimah Kariuki, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Nairobi's Kenyatta Hospital, started seeing more death and complications. | Video

REPEAT-Free ambulance helps save mothers and babies in Kenya lockdown

08 Jul 2020

NAIROBI, July 8 As soon as Kenya introduced a coronavirus curfew, Dr. Jemimah Kariuki, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Nairobi's Kenyatta Hospital, started seeing more death and complications.

Kenyan police fire teargas, arrest marchers protesting at brutality

07 Jul 2020

NAIROBI Kenyan police on Tuesday fired teargas and arrested activists gathering for a march against perceived government injustice that has been given extra impetus this year by rights groups' allegations of police brutality during the COVID-19 lockdown. | Video

Kenya announces phased reopening from coronavirus lockdown

06 Jul 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday a phased reopening of the country from a COVID-19 lockdown, lifting restrictions on travel in and out of the capital Nairobi and allowing air travel to resume.

Slain Ethiopian singer electrified a generation with songs of freedom and protest

02 Jul 2020

ADDIS ABABA Imprisoned as a teenager for his political activism, singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa grew into one of Ethiopia's biggest stars and his songs became anthems for the young protesters who brought down one of Africa's most repressive regimes.

How to rid East Africa of locusts? Serve them in a kebab or drive them to cannibalism

02 Jul 2020

NAIROBI, Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism - as a second wave of locusts threatens to devour East Africa's crops, scientists in a Nairobi lab are experimenting with novel ways to kill them.

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