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2010-11-23 16:48:19

Wesley Shrum journeys to Kenya to explore the human catastrophe of the 2007-08 election riots, produces a documentary with a mythic tale of violence and humanity While Africa is certainly no stranger to violence, the response to the Kenyan presidential elections of 2007 came as a surprise. Political unrest evolved into outright and unmitigated violence, marring the relatively peaceful history of Kenya's educated and mainly urban population. During allegations of voter manipulation and...

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2009-09-10 10:15:44

On Wednesday, Kenya appealed for $400 million to try and conserve its largest forest ecosystem, which has been dwindling down over the past 20 years. The UN Environment Program (UNEP) said in a statement that about 25 percent of the 988,000 acre Mau forest has been lost because of encroachment, illegal logging and destructive agriculture. "I wish to appeal to every Kenyan and development partners to support the government's efforts to rehabilitate the Mau," said Prime Minister Raila Odinga,...

2009-05-09 23:38:17

A Kenyan man has sued a women's activist group, claiming a sex boycott it organized affected his marriage and caused him stress. James Kimondo is demanding damages from G-10, his lawyers told the Kenyan Broadcasting Corp. G-10, a coalition of women's groups, called for a one-week ban on sexual relations as a protest against the political infighting between President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raile Odinga. Ann Njogu, the executive director of the Center for Rights Education and Awareness,...

2008-10-12 06:00:28

Text of report by Gakuu Mathenge entitled "Chinese takeover" published by Kenyan privately-owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 12 October; subheadings inserted editorially During KANU's [Kenya African National Union] reign, China-Kenya relations were frosty. Under former President Moi's rule even a superficial association with China was sufficient to make one a political outcast. Relations with communist China have been partly blamed for the vicious fallout between founding...

2008-10-07 15:00:36

Text of report by state-owned KBC (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation) Radio on 7 October President Mwai Kibaki has today urged the Ministry of Energy to provide the necessary technical assistance to private sector firms with the capacity to generate cost-effective electricity from waste material and other bi-products to generate their own power and surplus for sale to Kenya Power and Lighting Company. The head of state, who was addressing stakeholders and international experts during the...

2008-09-20 21:00:18

Text of report by Kenyan privately-owned TV station KTN on 20 September [Presenter] Prime Minister Raila Odinga now says he has a list of sitting MPs, as well as powerful individuals in the last regime who have benefited from Mau Forest land [in southwestern Kenya]. In a move that could turn the Mau debate on its head, Raila said the return of 15,000 families to Mau was politically-motivated, and warned that he will name and shame those pretending to be protecting the rights of the...

2008-09-15 09:00:48

Kenya appeals oil marketer to cut fuel prices NAIROBI, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Friday appealed to oil marketing firms to reduce local pump prices and reflect the drop in the international crude prices. Kibaki said oil companies should promptly extend the benefits of falling prices to consumers in order to reduce the biting inflationary pressures. "I would like to appeal to the local oil companies to be mindful of the heavy burden on the public when the...

2008-09-04 09:05:00

By Barry Moody Joseph Nkolia, a Maasai goatherd, pointed dismissively at two shallow pools, the only water in a parched stream west of the Kenyan town of Narok. "It rained yesterday and look at it," he said. "Two years ago it used to flow strongly through here. Now I often have to get a lorry to bring water from Narok for us and our animals, and it costs a lot." His flock went by without bothering to drink the scant brown water. The stream is a tributary of the Ewaso Ngiro, one of 12...

2008-08-17 21:00:27

Text of report by Kenyan privately-owned TV station NTV on 16 August [Presenter] The prime minister, Raila Odinga, has once again issued a warning concerning the preservation of the Mau Forest [southwestern Kenya]. Raila said that populist politics were not part of the solution to the Mau Forest problem since water resources in the forest were under threat. [Reporter] The prime minister was welcomed with all due courtesy when visited Kedowa near Kericho. Raila, who was on an official...


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