Kenya

Politics

Kenya basically bans all drone use — despite potential benefits they may yield

There is vast potential for drone use in the developing world. In recent years, an explosion of initiatives has popped up across the continent of Africa, from unmanned peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Facebook’s high-hovering drones that bring the Internet to remote places. But the technology has proliferated faster than regulations can keep up. A couple countries have banned them altogether, including Kenya. Recent terrorist attacks have much to do with the restrictions there, but innovators think the country has more to gain from drones than it has to lose.

Business, Economics and Jobs

In one of Africa's largest slums, these girls saved to solve a problem

Dozens of young people in the Kibera district of Nairobi have joined a savings club called Mashujaa, which means "heroes" in Swahili. Each member may only contribute a few pennies a day, but it adds up. And it allows the members to make big expenditures that might be out of reach. The deal is, they have to get the whole group's consent first.

Lifestyle & Belief

The pope goes to Kenya

Pope Francis is in Nairobi, Kenya, at the start of his first official trip to Africa. He told a gathering of religious leaders in Kenya that dialogue between different faiths is challenging, but essential. BBC East Africa correspondent Ann Soy is following the pope's Africa visit.

Conflict & Justice

The conflict in Kenya

Adam Mynott in Kenya, on the status of talks between the country's government and the opposition; the two sides have so far failed to reach a power-sharing agreement that would settle a dispute over elections back in December

Fighting crime in Kenya

Host Katy Clark speaks with New York Times reporter Jeffrey Gettleman about a Kenyan village that took the law into its own hands and fought back against a criminal gang.

Development & Education

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geoquiz is Nairobi, Kenya, where cell phone users are chatting up a storm following a drastic drop in cell phone rates. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Josphat Makori.