Kenya

Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana, Tuesday June 11, 2019.
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June 11, 2019 - 11:26 am
By Cara Anna, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa when the High Court rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison. Jubilant...
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In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the carcass of a dead goat lies in the desert in a drought-stricken area near Bandar Beyla in Somalia.
Ben Curtis/AP Photo
June 05, 2019 - 10:32 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer's end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country. U.N. Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock says...
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Dozens of people cheer and dance as they take part in the Namibian Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual (LGBT) community pride Parade in the streets of the Namibian Capitol on July 29, 2017 in Windhoek.
Hildehard Titus/AFP/Getty via CNN
May 24, 2019 - 11:06 am
By Stephanie Busari, Farai Sevenzo and Lilian Leposo, CNN (CNN) -- In a blow to the LGBTQI movement in Africa, Kenya's High Court ruled Friday that a colonial-era law banning same-sex relations should remain in place. Same-sex relations have been banned since the British colonized Kenya in the late...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, prize-winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talks during a television interview in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ben Curtis/AP Photo, File
May 22, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Tom Odula, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani...
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Framed photographs of seven crew members are displayed at a memorial service held by an association of Ethiopian airline pilots, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, March 11, 2019.
Samuel Habtab/AP Photo
March 11, 2019 - 8:37 am
UPDATED: 4:00 p.m. The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born Canadian college professor, author and satirist. They were all...
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Tony Dejak/AP Photo, File
February 16, 2019 - 5:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack...
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Will Burrard-Lucas  shot the images of the black leopard at Laikipia Wilderness Camp
Will Burrard-Lucas via CNN
February 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- The elusive African black leopard is alive and well and living in Kenya -- and there are new pictures to prove it. A team of biologists shot rare footage of the sleek big cat after spending months watching and waiting, said Nick Pilfold, a global conservation scientist...
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Family members including the mother of Abdalla, center, prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.
Brian Inganga/AP
January 16, 2019 - 6:26 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were...
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Jason Spindler
I-DEV INTERNATIONAL via CNN
January 16, 2019 - 11:11 am
By Jason Hanna and Joe Sutton, CNN (CNN) -- An American business investment adviser and former Peace Corps member was among those killed in a terror attack on a Kenyan hotel compound, the company he founded said Wednesday. Jason Spindler, founder and managing director of I-DEV International, died...
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Kenyan security forces walk from the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ben Curtis/AP Photo
January 16, 2019 - 7:45 am
By Ben Curtis, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex took 14 "innocent lives," the country's president said Wednesday. "All the terrorists have been eliminated," President Uhuru...
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