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John Ndiso

Plastic, plastic everywhere but not for African recyclers

Aug 09 2019

NAIROBI A sea of crumpled bottles spills across the courtyard of Lucy Luo Minghui's new $44 million plastic recycling factory in Nairobi, where plastic waste litters roadsides and clogs rivers. Yet, she can't get enough to sustain her business. | Video

UPDATE 4-Kenya to raise capital gains tax to shore up revenues

Jun 13 2019

* Tanzania and Uganda raise spending (Updates with MP arrested for assault, walkout of female MPs)

Kenya's high court unanimously upholds ban on gay sex

May 24 2019

NAIROBI Kenya's high court on Friday upheld a law banning gay sex, keeping same sex relations punishable by 14 years in jail in the East African nation and drawing strong criticism from the United Nations and rights activists. | Video

Kenyan writer Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies at 48

May 22 2019

NAIROBI Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48. | Video

Fallece a los 48 años el escritor keniano Wainaina, desafiante de los estereotipos africanos

May 22 2019

NAIROBI, 22 mayo Binyavanga Wainaina, el galardonado escritor keniano que desafió los estereotipos de África con una sátira mordaz y asumió el prejuicio documentando su vida como hombre abiertamente gay, murió a los 48 años.

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

Mar 15 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.

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

Mar 14 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

Mar 08 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

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.

Excitement, anger as Kenya awaits ruling on decriminalizing gay sex

Feb 21 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

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