Kenya

The never-ending struggle of a Kenyan village beset by lead poisoning


Residents of a poor district in Mombasa accuse Kenya’s government of ignoring their pleas for help after toxic waste from a nearby smelter caused three deaths and untold suffering. Although the factory was finally forced to move after seven years, the community still endures the consequences. Read more...
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‘Most-photographed house in Africa’ slated for demolition

Kenyans are rallying online to save Nairobi’s legendary ‘Heritage House’ from being demolished to make way for a modern railway line. The House – which is claimed to be the most photographed in Africa – is a museum of ancient wonders that showcases the continent’s extraordinarily rich past. Read more...

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Jihadist networks share first photo of 'Nairobi mall attackers'

This photo, which allegedly shows two of the men who attacked Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, is being circulated online by jihadist networks. It is the first photo to allegedly show a clear view of the attackers. Read more...

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Nairobi mall attack: “I called my daughters, and said my goodbyes”

 
A survivor of the Nairobi shopping mall attack tells France 24 about the harrowing hours she spent in hiding at the start of the terrorists’ operation. Read more…
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After cleric killing, Muslim youths’ anger boils over in Kenya

 
The killing of a controversial Muslim cleric has sparked two days of violent clashes between police and protesters in Mombasa, Kenya’s second biggest city. But according to our Observer there, the rioters are angry about much more than this latest incident. Read more…
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Kenyan police shut down exhibit showing graphic photos of post-election violence

 
The weeks of inter-ethnic violence that followed Kenya’s last presidential election four and a half years ago have left deep wounds on the population. Our Observer, who photographed the clashes, believes that to heal these wounds, Kenyans need to remember what happened and talk about it. For the past four years, he’s travelled from town to town to display an exhibition of harrowing photos. This isn’t to everyone’s liking. Read more…
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The week in amateur videos: a motorcycle miracle, brave bridge climbers and more

 
Silly, amazing or shocking things happen every day, all over the world – and in our era of video phones and high-speed internet, chances are they’ll be caught on camera and broadcast across the globe. Watch videos...
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The world's poorest toymaker

Home to half a million people, the hundreds of thousands of shacks that skirt Nairobi make up the Kenyan capital's second largest shantytown. It’s amongst the rife poverty and scant landscape of Mathare that one man is devoting his time to making toys for children. Read more...

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