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More African ivory being smuggled into China despite ban: report

Oct 02 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

Sep 27 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.

Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film, making it eligible for Oscars

Sep 21 2018

NAIROBI A Kenyan judge temporarily lifted a ban on an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian relationship on Friday, making it eligible to be entered for a Foreign Language Oscar, delighting the filmmakers but angering the censor.

Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film, making it eligible for Oscars

Sep 21 2018

NAIROBI A Kenyan judge temporarily lifted a ban on an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian relationship on Friday, making it eligible to be entered for a Foreign Language Oscar, delighting the filmmakers but angering the censor.

Kenya's parliament approves retaining interest rate cap, against IMF wishes

Aug 30 2018

NAIROBI The Kenyan parliament voted on Thursday to retain the cap on commercial interest rates which the International Monetary Fund has insisted must be scrapped or modified in return for a new standby arrangement.

UPDATE 3-Kenya's parliament approves retaining interest rate cap, against IMF wishes

Aug 30 2018

NAIROBI, Aug 30 The Kenyan parliament voted on Thursday to retain the cap on commercial interest rates which the International Monetary Fund has insisted must be scrapped or modified in return for a new standby arrangement.

Kenya's Maasai mark rite of passage with elaborate ceremony

Aug 25 2018

BISIL, Kenya Thousands of Kenyan boys had a blessing of milk and beer sprayed on them as part of a rare Maasai ethnic community initiation ceremony to mark their passing into early manhood.

Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital

Aug 17 2018

NAIROBI For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.

Kenyan court blocks new online rules after free speech petition

May 30 2018

NAIROBI A new cybercrime law came into force in Kenya on Wednesday, but without a ban on "false" information, after bloggers and journalists won a court order blocking rules they said could curtail free expression.

Kenya charges 54 people in graft investigation, plans to probe banks

May 28 2018

NAIROBI Kenyan authorities charged 54 people, mainly civil servants, on Monday in an investigation into the theft of nearly $100 million of public funds, a rare move to hold officials to account for graft in a nation where it is widespread.

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