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Now Obama’s coming to town, can we talk about fighting terror without ethnic profiling?

We are all different as Africans, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t love and accommodate each other.

With Nairobi preparing to welcome US President Barack Obama and Westgate Mall about to reopen after the deadly 2013 terror attack, it would be a timely moment to hear about efforts to repair trust in Kenya’s security forces and to ensure that they do not unfairly target minorities and foreigners.

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Women are saying: Enough!

Hours after nearly 1000 people marched in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, to protest against the rising rate of assault on women, it was reported that a Kenyan woman was stripped by a mob at a bus stop, after she was accused of ‘tempting’ men because of her supposed ‘indecent’ clothing.

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Creating a slum within a slum

Nairobi – Slum dwellers resettled by the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (KENSUP) see no real improvement in living standards. 

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What’s it like to be Somali in Kenya

Twitter is abuzz and Somalis are trending in Kenya, not for reasons of their own, but rather impositions beyond their capacity. There is quite a lot of outrage from all corners that Kenyans venture, from the passionately human to the average reactionary comments in “ full support” (“remove them”) of the state.

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Africa Analysis: Support Kenya’s forensic wildlife lab

Kenya’s new forensic wildlife lab needs money and equipment to protect threatened species, writes Linda Nordling.

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The Donkey that Carried the Cloud on its Back

This is just a short post to give everyone a heads up on a crowd funding campaign for a new documentary on the construction of Africa’s largest port on the island of Lamu, Kenya.

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