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These Kenyan widows are fighting against sexual 'cleansing'

In some rural parts of Kenya, widowhood means you’re of little value. Culturally, widows are considered impure, and tradition dictates that they must be cleaned — or “cleansed” — of their partners’ death. The aim is to chase away the demons; the ritual requires women to have sex — either with a relative or stranger.

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Environment

Clean water for Kenya

In Kibera, a slum of Nairobi, Kenya, clean water is too scarce. But a new technology that takes just a plastic bottle and six hours in the sun is helping reduce sickness and diarrhea in the community, and in other developing countries around the world. Jessica Partnow reports.

Kenya bloggers monitor unrest

Post-election unrest in Kenya has been widespread and hard to monitor in real time, but some concerned bloggers are trying to help, and they've set up a website where Kenyans can report on what they see in their own communities

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.

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.

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.

Kenyan leaders come together

Kenya's president and the country's main opposition leader sat down to talk today, in a meeting mediated by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, and meanwhile, there were reports of continuing violence in Kenya

Life in Nairobi's Kibera slum

Some of the worst violence in Kenya has occurred in Nairobi's Kibera slum, and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Robert Neuwirth, author of the book, "Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters