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Baz Ratner

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

Feb 22 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.

Blast near cinema in downtown Nairobi injures two: police

Jan 26 2019

NAIROBI A blast near a cinema in the centre of Kenya's capital injured two people on Saturday and police said they suspected it was a homemade bomb. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Gunmen kill 15 in Kenya hotel compound attack claimed by Somali Islamists

Jan 15 2019

NAIROBI Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and sending workers diving under desks to escape an attack claimed by Somalia-based Islamist group al Shabaab. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Gunmen kill 7 in Kenya hotel compound attack claimed by Somali Islamists

Jan 15 2019

NAIROBI, Jan 15 Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamists al Shabaab.

Kenyan charity holds pageant to affirm dignity of people with albinism

Dec 04 2018

NAIROBI A Kenyan charity held a pageant on Friday for people with albinism in a bid to affirm the dignity of a group that has faced discrimination, violence and even murder because of the hereditary condition. | Video

Islanders in Kenya build recycled plastic boat to highlight pollution

Sep 15 2018

LAMU, Kenya Kenyan islanders have built a boat made entirely of recycled plastic collected during clean-ups of the ocean to highlight the growing menace of plastic waste that ends up in the sea.

In South Sudan ghost town, peace deal not yet a reality

Sep 14 2018

MALAKAL, South Sudan Yellow flowered vines crawl through empty window frames and up crumbling brick walls. Electricity poles are slanting along the road, cables hanging dead from their arms. The sign for Malakal's city council is riddled with bullet holes.

Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

Jul 28 2018

NAIROBI A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth's shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. | Video

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

Oct 29 2017

KOGUTA/KISUMU, Kenya The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in western Kenya on Sunday, a day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by this week's presidential election.

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

Oct 29 2017

KOGUTA/KISUMU, Kenya The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in western Kenya on Sunday, a day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by this week's presidential election.

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