Kenya

Activists in Kenya challenge abortion ban in court

Kenyan authorities directed Marie Stopes health clinics to suspend abortion services, claiming their ads promoted abortion. If the move holds, thousands of women will have no choice but to use backstreet clinics, putting their lives at risk.

Lifestyle & Belief

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.

Former UN leader Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with "immense sadness", saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina.

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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.

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

US diplomat in Kenya speaks out

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with US Ambassador to Kenya, Michael Ranneberger, who says the way to reduce the violence in Kenya is through greater openness.

Violence spreads in Kenya

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Adam Mynott in Kenya about ongoing violence there, where new clashes in the country's Rift Valley have left at least 14 people dead.

Kenya runners worried

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Moses Kiptanui, a former world-class runner from Kenya, who says several runners have received death threats from people accusing them of involvement in Kenya's political violence.

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

Kenyan radio personality on current violence

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Caroline Mutoko, a morning talk show host for KISS-FM, a popular radio station in Nairobi, Kenya, who describes how ordinary Kenyans perceive the country's political crisis.