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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, Finance & Economics

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.

Business, Finance & Economics

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.

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.

Politics

Financial crisis: the cost to Africa

The World looks at how the financial turmoil shaking major economies could hurt millions of people living on the edge. Experts examine the economic prospects in African nations already suffering from higher food and fuel prices.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kenya, southwest Kenya to be exact. That's where you'll find the Maasai Mara National Reserve. A new study says the wild animals in the reserve are struggling for survival. Anchor Katy Clark gets details from Robin Reid, director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation in Colorado.

Politics

Saving Kenya's lions

The population of lions in the East African nation of Kenya is on the decline. Conservationists there have put forth a radical proposal. To save the lions, they say, the lions should be hunted. The World's Andrea Crossan explains.

Politics

Germany's terror alert

Safari tourism in Africa is changing. Tracking down big game is still central, but more and more tourists are also involved with conservation and helping local communities. Correspondent Jake Warga reports.