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23 Dec 2015 description

A bus attack Monday by Al Shabab in northeast Kenya got rebuffed by passengers who bravely refused to divide into Muslims and Christians. Kenyan Somalis are forced to take civic responsibility for local education and schools.

By Ariel Zirulnick, Correspondent

14 Jul 2015 description

The Kenyan government has installed communal water dispensers to get clean and affordable water to people in poor areas of Nairobi city.

These water vending machines, known locally as water ATMs, allow people to fill containers with water for a subsidized price, paid for with pre-paid smart cards. With a simple swipe, you can fetch water for as little as half a Kenyan shilling (half a US cent) per 5 gallons of water.

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31 May 2013 description

Some analysts view recent Al Shabab attacks inside Kenya as a sign that the Somalia-based militant group is adapting to an African Union campaign against them.

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01 Apr 2013 description

Since she began insuring her crops against erratic weather two years ago, Goretta Wanjiru has gained peace of mind about her livelihood as a farmer. But just as importantly, she has also got her son back.

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27 Feb 2013 description

The most infamous of the many violent atrocities that followed Kenya's last election in 2007 came when 20 people perished in a church in the western village of Kiambaa, set aflame by mobs supporting a rival politician.

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02 Jul 2012 description

July 1 attacks on Kenyan churches close to Somalia killed 17. Kenya has seen a steady increase in terror attacks attributed to Somali Islamist militants, and some worry that Christians may retaliate against Muslims.

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01 May 2012 description

The conviction of Liberian President Charles Taylor sent shock waves around Africa. Kenya's President Kibaki wants to move trials of Kenyan politicians to an African, to receive 'fair' justice.

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20 Jan 2012 description

The International Criminal Court will announce Monday who among six prominent Kenyans will face trial for crimes of humanity in post-election violence in 2008. Will Kenyans support decision?

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22 Nov 2011 description

Kenya's military is having battlefield success against Somali militants Al Shabab, but it is hindering access for humanitarian aid groups in the midst of worst famine in 30 years, aid groups say.

By Scott Baldauf

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11 Nov 2011 description

The iCow mobile-phone app, invented by an organic farmer outside of Nairobi, Kenya, is just one example of the country's growing high-tech entrepreneurial culture.

As an organic farmer outside of Nairobi, Su Kahumbu could see the challenge that her cattle-herding neighbors had in handling the expenses of their most precious assets, the female cow.

24 Oct 2011 description

A grenade attack early Monday on a Nairobi bar injured 14 and underscores the dangers Kenya may face after launching attacks in Somalia in response to kidnappings of foreign tourists in Kenya.

By Scott Baldauf

Nairobi, Kenya

A grenade attack on a downtown Nairobi bar, injuring 14 people, has underlined the dangers that Kenya faces at home, while its military heads off to war in the neighboring country of Somalia.

14 Sep 2011 description

A person's quest to bring simple sanitation to Kenyan slum where toilets are lacking, a disposable bag that transforms human waste into fertilizer may be an answer.

They call me ‘Mama Poo,” Anne told me matter-of-factly as we strolled through a dusty pathway in Silanga, a small neighborhood in the expansive Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya. “And I like that,” she added.

10 May 2011 description

The Turkana of northwest Kenya and Daasanach of southern Ethiopia have been at odds for years, but food scarcity, drought, and changing lifestyles are exacerbating tensions.

By Alex Thurston, Guest blogger / May 10, 2011

28 Apr 2011 description

Food price increases that have caused riots elsewhere in Africa have reached Kenya, and Nairobi residents don't know what to do.

Staple foods are twice the price they were at the start of 2011. Mike Pflanz hears how this is hurting traders and customers alike.

It is not yet dawn but Wakulima Market is chaos. Bystanders duck as men carrying 150 pound bags on their shoulders hiss past. Handcart pullers jostle for business in the fluorescent half-light. Vegetable trucks reverse blindly.

25 Feb 2011 description

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who led Kenya's post-election mediation, says lessons learned in 2008 could help resolve the current Ivory Coast standoff.

By Scott Baldauf, Staff writer

Johannesburg, South Africa

When Kofi Annan came to Kenya in January 2008 to help mediate a political crisis that had already killed hundreds of people and displaced tens of thousands from their homes, there was very little outward sign of hope.

Two men had claimed victory in the presidential elections.

21 Jan 2011 description

A vast majority of Kenyans support an investigation against politicians accused of inciting violence, despite parliament's vote to pull out of the International Criminal Court.

By Scott Baldauf, Staff writer, Muchiri Kioi, Contributor / January 21, 2011

Nairobi, Kenya

When Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, named six top Kenyan politicians as suspected organizers of the mass violence of early 2008 that killed at least 1,200 people, many Kenyans cheered.

26 Oct 2010 description

The International Criminal Court's investigation of ethnic clashes that left 1,300 people dead in Kenya will fall short of what a hybrid court could accomplish, says a team of top lawyers.

By Mike Pflanz, Correspondent / October 26, 2010

Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya is missing its best opportunity for bringing those responsible for post-election violence to justice, a team of senior international lawyers tells the Monitor, adding that it's not too late for the country to establish a UN-backed hybrid court.

Currently, only the International Criminal Court (ICC) is investigating …

15 Aug 2010 description

Ahead of the historic Aug. 4 Kenya referendum, observers warned of a recurrence of the ethnic violence that killed more than 1,300 after the 2007 presidential vote.

04 Aug 2010 description

The Kenya referendum came off well despite some irregularities and tension.

07 Jun 2010 description

Somali widows in the Eastleigh section of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, band together for protection against militants fighting for Somalia's Al Shabab group, which two New Jersey men were arrested this weekend for trying to help.

By Scott Baldauf, Staff writer