Wives of the Mau Mau Generals

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October 25, 2016

The latest project by photographer and digital artist, Osborne Macharia. This is the story of a special unit of 4 women in a small village within Kipipiri Forest. They were the wives to 4 of the Mau Mau generals and just like their men, they too had leadership roles. This women would be endowed in the most unique hair styles whenever a full moon was approaching. To the ordinary folk this was normal but to…

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Kenyans All Set to Welcome the Pope

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November 24, 2015

Photo: Tânia Rêgo/Wikipedia Pope Francis (file photo). By Francis Muroki and Lillian Mutavi Kenyans have a reason to celebrate … Pope Francis finally arrives in the country Wednesday for the fourth visit to Kenya by a Pontiff. Police have announced that key roads in Nairobi will remain closed to traffic to ensure security during the papal visit, the first by Pope Francis since he ascended to the seat in 2013.

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Kenya: With a Solar Oven, Kenyan Women Bake Their Way to a Better Life

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November 19, 2015

Purity Nyamawi and Azanzi Kifwete demonstrate how they bake cakes using a wooden solar box in Msumarini village, Kilifi County, Kenya. By Leopold Obi Msumarini, Kenya — In this rural village in Kilifi County, on Kenya’s east coast, a group of women run a thriving bakery. On a good day, they make dozens of large cakes and over 100 cupcakes. And they don’t even have a kitchen oven.

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Morgan Heritage to apply for Kenyan citizenship

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October 20, 2015

Jamaican reggae group Morgan Heritage members will apply for Kenyan citizenship. Famously known as the ‘Royal Family of Reggae’, the group says it will soon make a home in the country. For the last two weeks, the Don Haffi Dread-famed band has been in Kenya, where apart from headlining the Extravaganza concert, they have been engaging in several charity activities.

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Countries of Africa

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August 20, 2015

    List of countries in Africa Surrounded by water from all directions, Africa is a continent with clearly determined and absolutely accurate borders. In the north it is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea, in the northeast, is separated from Asia by the Suez Canal and farther by the Red Sea. From the east and southeast it is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, from the west by the…

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Obama Addresses Gay Rights for Africans; Kenyan Leader Calls it ‘Non-issue’

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July 25, 2015

President Barack Obama nudged African nations Saturday to treat gays and lesbians equally under the law, a position that remains unpopular through much of the continent. Obama’s Kenyan counterpart responded by calling the matter a “non-issue” for his country. Obama tackled the sensitive issue on his first full day in Kenya, the country of his father’s birth. He drew on his own background as an African-American, noting the slavery and…

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Kenya Is Building Africa’s Biggest Wind Energy Farm To Generate a Fifth Of Its Power

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July 4, 2015

Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm this week, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Known as the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, the wind farm site covers 40,000 acres (162km2), which will be powered by the ‘Turkana Corridorwind.’ It is a low-level jet stream originating from the Indian Ocean and blows all year round. The project will consist of 365 turbines and…

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Mama Ngina Kenyatta… Recognised Among Africa’s Top 15 Foremost Heroines

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June 13, 2015

Mama Ngina Kenyatta is among 15 women who were on Friday night identified as the foremost heroines of Africa. She was recognised as an icon for the role she played in Kenya’s pre-independence struggle and eventual emancipation from the painful yoke of colonialism. Mama Ngina is the mother of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The 15 heroines who included Liberian President madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Malawi Head of State Joyce Banda…

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40,000 Kenyans accuse Britain of abuse and torture in second Mau Mau law suit

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October 31, 2014

Over 41,000 Kenyans have waged an attempt to sue the British government for compensation, alleging maltreatment and physical abuse during a Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s against UK colonial rule. The litigation suit, launched at the high court in central London, marks the second Mau Mau case against the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in recent years. In 2010, UK legal firm Leigh Day successfully sued the British…

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