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Wind-up lights in Africa

More than a half a billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to electricity. But now, a non-profit organization that has had success with its wind-up radio is using the same technology to turn on the lights. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Kenya protests continue

Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest on post-election turmoil in Kenya from David McGuffin who is in Nairobi, covering the story for the Canadian Broadcasting Company.

Violence in parts of Kenya

The violence in Kenya today was especially fierce in the western town of Kisumu, and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with long-time Kisumu resident Eden Grace.

Cell phone credit shortage in Kenya

The World's Clark Boyd reports that the political turmoil in Kenya has led to shortages of several commodities that Kenyans rely on daily, and among them, pre-paid cell phone credit.

New plant discovery

The BBC's Jonny Hogg reports that botanists are reporting the discovery of a spectacular new species of palm tree found on the island of Madagascar: the giant palm flowers once a century, and then essentially self destructs.

Violence in Kenya hurts trade

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Journalist Wycliffe Onyango Muga, a long-time resident of Kenya's main port city, Mombasa who says the violence in Kenya has had an impact on trade.

Troubles in Kenya continue

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter David McGuffin for the latest on the turmoil in Kenya following last month's disputed election, as protests continued into a second day today and police are cracking down hard.

Kenya protests

In Kenya today, violence erupted in a Nairobi slum and several opposition protesters were killed as government forces opened fire in Kibera