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Kenya Attacks Plastic Bag Problem With Toughest Ban in the World

After 10 years of debate and delay, Kenya has finally approved the world's strictest plastic bag ban. Th ban punishes the import, manufacturing, or selling...

Kenyan Schoolgirls Invent App to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

These Kenyan students are the embodiment of “girl power”. Five teens who call themselves “The Restorers” are taking a stand to end female genital mutilation...

Instead of Sending Holiday Cards to Customers, Business Buys Renewable Energy for Kenyans

This company divested the funds that they would usually be spending on holiday cards to make a difference in the world instead. Qmarkets, a global provider of...

Mobile Money Has Lifted 200,000 Kenyan Families Out of Poverty

2% of Kenyan households have been lifted out of poverty thanks to a payment and money transfer system that works on old phones, with SMS text messaging.

Kenya Premiers World’s First Albino Beauty Pageant

Because of the stigma behind albinism in Africa, Kenya hosted the world's first beauty pageant for male and female albinos.

Abused Kenyan Girls To Live in Castle Thanks To Crowdfunding By One Mom

These young women could not contain their joy upon hearing that strangers had contributed more than enough money necessary for their care and housing.

47 Kenyan Villages to Get a “Solar Powered Classroom in a Box”

Just add sunshine, and you’ve got an instant classroom. The “Solar Classroom in a Box,” a solar powered modular pod built entirely off the electrical...

Obama Dances in Kenya Joining a Folk Dance Craze (WATCH)

Not all formal state dinners have to be stuffy affairs with stiff toasts and stiffer collars. This one gave politicians and dignitaries a chance to...

Kenyan Marathoner Finishes Third Despite Crawling to the Line

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6UG9PaABc8&w=560&h=315] "After showing herself to be in the elite class of female runners at the Austin Marathon, Kenyan Hyvon Ngetich hit the wall —...

Kenyan Grandmother Goes to School with Great Grandchildren

A 90-year-old Kenyan woman who goes to class with six of her great-great-grandchildren is believed to be the oldest primary school pupil in the...
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Kenya to Generate Over Half its Electricity With Solar Power by 2016

Kenya currently gets most of its power from hydroelectricity, but by 2016 fifty percent will be renewable energy from the sun. Construction of the...
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Microchips to Protect Rhino Horns in Kenya

Efforts to conserve Kenya’s dwindling population of rhinos is set to get a significant boost when WWF-Kenya hands over 1,000 microchips and 5 scanners...
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Kenya’s Youth Call for Unity, Not Reprisals, After Mall Attack

Former rival youth gang members from Nairobi's slums advocated in an Op-Ed column for the best response to violence -- peace and unity. "In...
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Kenya Discovers Huge Water Source in Dry Region

The Turkana region is one of the driest and poorest parts of Kenya Now a huge water source has been discovered there in northern...
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Eye Exam App Brings Previously Unavailable Care to Kenya

A smartphone app is now diagnosing cataracts and other eye-related problems for people in developing countries. The Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) includes an...
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5-year-old Canadian Empties Piggy Bank to Help Kenyan Baby, Inspires Others to Join

A baby in Kenya needed life-saving heart surgery, but it would cost $23,000 and the family couldn't afford it. Enter a 5-year old Canadian boy...
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Kenyan Mom Names Twins Barack and Mitt After Giving Birth on Election Day

In the spirit of bipartisanship, a mother in Kenya named her twins after the two U.S. presidential candidates. Giving birth on election day, Millicent Awuor,...
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Kenyan Mom Names Twins Barack and Mitt After Giving Birth on Election Day

In the spirit of bipartisanship, a mother in Kenya named her twins after the two U.S. presidential candidates. Giving birth on election day, Millicent Awuor,...
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Reddit Community Helps Machete Victim Defend Kenyan Orphans, Raising $65K in One Day

The online news-sharing community, Reddit, has come to the rescue more than once when a member has posted a painful or inspiring story. Yesterday, a...
Orphan Protector Omari asks Reddit

Reddit Community Helps Machete Victim Defend Kenyan Orphans, Raising $65K in One Day

The online news-sharing community, Reddit, has come to the rescue more than once when a member has posted a painful or inspiring story. Yesterday,...