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U.S. weakens first global commitment on curbing single-use plastics

15 Mar 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nations made their first global commitment towards curtailing the surging consumption of single-use plastics on Friday, but critics said it failed to confront the planet's pollution crisis with the United States blocking efforts for more radical action.

U.S. weakens first global commitment on curbing single-use plastics

15 Mar 2019

NAIROBI, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nations made their first global commitment towards curtailing the surging consumption of single-use plastics on Friday, but critics said it failed to confront the planet's pollution crisis with the United States blocking efforts for more radical action.

World Bank, AfDB commit $47 billion to African climate finance

14 Mar 2019

NAIROBI The World Bank and the African Development Bank will together commit more than $47 billion by 2025 to help African countries tackle the effects of climate change, the banks said on Thursday.

Awash with plastic bottles and lacking a law, Kenya struggles to recycle

07 Mar 2019

NAIROBI As global concern over plastic pollution rises, corporate giants such as Coca-Cola and Unilever are pumping cash into a recycling initiative in Kenya they hope will provide a model for other developing countries. | Video

Kenya High Court delays ruling on law banning gay sex to May 24 - judge

22 Feb 2019

NAIROBI Supporters and opponents of gay rights said on Friday they accepted a decision by Kenya's High Court to delay for another three months a ruling on whether to strike down a colonial-era law banning gay sex.

Excitement, anger as Kenya awaits ruling on decriminalising gay sex

21 Feb 2019

NAIROBI Phelix Kasanda - affectionately called Mama G by his friends - spends most days in hiding, frightened his work as a prominent gay activist means he could be attacked again. | Video

Workers in Kenya capital still trapped after militant attack

16 Jan 2019

NAIROBI, Jan 16 Grief-stricken families flocked to a morgue in Kenya early on Wednesday to identify the bodies of 15 people killed in a militant attack on a hotel complex, as workers still trapped 16 hours after the attack began pleaded for help.

More African ivory being smuggled into China despite ban: report

02 Oct 2018

NAIROBI More African ivory is being smuggled into China from Myanmar and Beijing's ban on trade in ivory has failed to dampen imports, a report by conservation group Save the Elephants said on Tuesday.

In legal battle over gay sex, Kenyan court to consider Indian ruling

27 Sep 2018

NAIROBI Parties involved in a court case seeking to decriminalize gay sex in Kenya will be allowed to make submissions based on a recent decision by India’s top court to overturn a ban on gay sex, a Kenyan court said on Thursday.

In legal battle over gay sex, Kenyan court to consider Indian ruling

27 Sep 2018

NAIROBI, Sept 27 Parties involved in a court case seeking to decriminalise gay sex in Kenya will be allowed to make submissions based on a recent decision by India’s top court to overturn a ban on gay sex, a Kenyan court said on Thursday.

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