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Wildebeest, bustards and bongos: Kenya begins first national census of wildlife

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Planes, helicopters, boats and 4x4s are being deployed, hundreds of camera traps and satellite collars monitored, and an array of dung studied across Kenya, as the country embarks on its first national census of wildl...

I Am Samuel review – meditative, optimistic documentary on queer love in Kenya

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Filmed over five years, this documentary, directed by Peter Murimi, opens on a striking note that contrasts intimacy with cruelty. A date between Sam, the film’s subject, and his boyfriend Alex is juxtaposed with the ...

I Am Samuel: the film aiming to ‘change the narrative’ on being gay in Kenya

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Samuel Asilikwa grew up in rural Kenya. There was a strict template for masculinity, informed by centuries of tradition – and intolerance. In a new documentary about his life, we see his father, a pastor, question Asi...

Kenya delays closure of camps housing half a million people

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Kenya has again postponed the closure of Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, according to details of a meeting on 29 April between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and top government officials. A jo...

Kenya debates lowering age of consent from 18 per 16

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Kenya’s judges and child welfare organisations are embroiled in a fresh debate on whether to lower the age of consent. Some members of the judiciary believe the age of consent should be lowered from 18 per 16 for heter...

Kenya issues ultimatum to UN to close camps housing almost 400,000 refugees

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Kenya has once again threatened to close two huge refugee camps in the country, in a move that has alarmed the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and donor organisations. A tweet from the ministry of interior gave the UNHCR a ...

Barack Obama’s ‘beloved grandmotherdies in Kenya aged 99

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Barack Obama’s step-grandmother, known affectionately to many as Mama Sarah, has died in Kenya at the age of 99. Sarah Obama was the third wife of the former president’s paternal grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama. Sh...