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Featured Photo of Community Cleanup in Nairobi, Kenya

Region: Kenya

Topics: Environment

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Relocated for a Mine Project, Kenyans Say Compensation Was Unfair or Missing

Region: Kenya

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

In 2007, hundreds of people were forced to move from a southern Kenyan village to make space for mineral sands mining, but more than 100 land disputes, none of which have been settled, arose from the relocation. Petitioners say they were never compensated or were given uninhabitable land, among other complaints, though the mining company denies these claims and cites its development projects for the people.

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Q&A: While Some African Nations Seek Softened Rules on Ivory Trade, Others Aim For Total Ban

Region: Kenya

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

As a world wildlife conference approaches, certain nations argue that elephant hunting generates revenue for conservation, while Japan, as a purchaser, says it wants to aid poorer people. But a coalition responds that lucrative ivory sales in some parts of Africa trigger killings of elephants in other regions, and that the trade fuels terrorism.

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Waste Becomes Wealth: A Kenya Business Turns Plastic Bags Into Handbags, Jewelry

Region: AfricaKenya

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

People in Nairobi collectively use about 2 million plastic bags in a month, and most of them are dumped haphazardly, clogging drainage systems and littering the streets. Plastic Fantastic Kenya collects the plastic bags and turns them into jewelry and handbags.

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Unable to Graze Cattle in Drought-Ravaged Regions of Kenya, Semi-Nomadic Herders Put Down Grass Roots

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Without Access to Modern Preservation Technology, Kenyan Fish Traders Lose Time and Money

Region: AfricaKenya

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

Small-scale fish traders in Kenya’s capital must invest significant time and effort to preserve their stock using traditional methods before they sell it in Nairobi.

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Kenya’s Wildlife Bill Mitigates Tension Between Herders and Conservationists

Region: Kenya

Topics: EnvironmentPolitics

Earlier this month, members of Kenya’s Cabinet approved the Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill and Policy, setting the stage for Parliament to debate the bill.

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New Toilets in Nairobi Slums Yield Cleaner Streets, Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Region: Kenya

Topics: BusinessEnvironmentHealth

A new toilet initiative in the Mukuru slums is keeping the streets cleaner and offering new business opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Drought and Floods Increase Fight for Land and Livestock in Rural Kenya

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Drought, Power Cuts and Soaring Costs Squeeze Women Business Owners in Kenya

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