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'Golden' girl with albinism shines as Kenya's top student

Dec 08 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Harrison Tanga knew that something was wrong as he walked into the labor ward in western Kenya to meet his newborn child.

From 'ghost' to rising star - meet Kenya's first albino senator

Sep 25 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Isaac Mwaura always thought he was a normal kid growing up in Kenya, never once looking in the mirror and realizing his pale, white skin was different.

Court ruling raises hopes among Kenyan women for more political representation

Sep 07 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buoyed by record gains in last month's elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation's top court will enforce women's right to better political representation, following a surprise decision to nullify the presidential election.

Kenyan girls to fly to Google HQ after inventing app to end FGM

Jul 24 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google's Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Kenya failing to tackle 'miracle baby' trafficking, says nun

Jun 29 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rogue churches in Kenya are delivering trafficked babies to infertile women, a Kenyan nun who rescues stolen children said, as the United States condemned government officials for complicity in the trade.

Militants blocking aid to starving children in Somalia, charity says

Jun 28 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lack of access to hungry parts of Somalia controlled by Islamist militants is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of malnourished children, a charity said on Thursday, as the war-torn nation risks falling back into famine.

Kenyans are first in Africa to get generic of latest AIDS drug

Jun 28 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people who suffer severe side effects and resistance to other treatments.

Kenya gives girls free sanitary pads to boost school attendance

Jun 23 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya has promised free sanitary pads to all schoolgirls to encourage them to go to school during their periods, rather than stay at home with rags or tissues stuffed in their underwear.

Kenya to give work and hope to refugees after decades in limbo

Jun 20 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya plans to give some 500,000 refugees living in two sprawling northern camps the right to work and use land for business and farming, after generations of reliance on donors who have found it increasingly difficult to provide for them.

Kenya tourist lodge shuts after land invasions and wildlife killings

Jun 05 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lodge owned by a murdered British rancher in Kenya's northern Laikipia region announced its closure on Monday after being overrun by herders for months, ahead of August polls in which some politicians have made land reform a campaign issue.

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