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Construction of Dam Will Devastate Local Communities
World  (tags: Ethiopia, Kenya, Gibe III, dam construction, devastating, environmental impact assesment, Omo river, Lake Turkana, inflaw of water, affected, critics )

Naoko
- 1490 days ago - ipsnews.net
According to an independent environmental impact assesment (EIA) done by the Africa Resources Working Group (ARWG), a cluster of eight scholars and consultants from the United States, Europe and Eastern Africa, the building of Gibe III upstream of the Omo
Dirty Water 'Leading Cause' of Diseases
World  (tags: World Water Day, Kenya, water-related diseases, 80%, healthcare bill, huge, lack of access, clean water, pollution, raw sewage, drain, hygiene )

Naoko
- 1491 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
Kenya marked World Water Day amid reports that the country's 80 percent of diseases were water-related. This has resulted in a huge healthcare bill for ordinary Kenyans who are the most affected since they lack acccess to clean water.
Refugee News Reporting Project Under Threat
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, humanitarian organization, information, control, access, Kenya, Kakuma refugee camp, KANERE, monopoly, Kakuma News Reflector, UNHCR, independent media )

Naoko
- 1495 days ago - pambazuka.org
In 2008 refugee journalists in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya, set up KANERE, a news reporting project 'to counter the monopoly of information enjoyed by humanitarian organisations that largely control access to and information about refugee camps."
KENYA: Trying to Rebuild Communities After Floods
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, weather, africa, Kenya )

Cal
- 1495 days ago - ipsnews.net
After torrential rains and floods claimed lives in Kenya's North Rift region, hundreds of displaced people are now in dire need of relief aid.
Rapid Pupulation Growth Threatens Development
World  (tags: Kenya, population growth, development, contraceptives, stock-out, pregnancy, avoid, IUCD, reproductive health, NCAPD )

Naoko
- 1498 days ago - ipsnews.net
NAIROBI, Mar.15 (IPS) - Margaret Atieno, a 38-year-old mother of six, says she wanted to avoid her last pregnancy. But consistent stock-outs of contraceptive devices at her health care center in rural Siaya, western Kanya, gave her no choice but to fall
East Africa: Kenya and Tanzania Disagree on Ivory Trade
World  (tags: ivory trade, elephants, protection, kenya, tanzania, disagreeing )

Simone
- 1523 days ago - ethjournal.com
African elephants are classified in CITES Appendix I, in which trade is prohibited. Tanzania and Zambia have been lobbying for the elephant to be down-listed from Appendix I to Appendix II, which covers endangered species but in which limited
Poverty Hinders the Fight Against Nyanza's Fishy Sex Trade
World  (tags: women's rights, fishermen, Kisumu, Kenya, hiv/aids, sex trade, money, poverty, average, jaboya, ill practice, prevention, economy, national HIV program )

Naoko
- 1532 days ago - plusnews.org
If you were a fishmonger in Kisumu, a city on Lake Victoria in western Kenya, you would have to sleep with the fishermen to get stock to sell so you could make a living. A year ago Lucy Agoya got fed up with the practice and rallied a few women to stand
Kenya Seeks US Support Against Ivory Trade
World  (tags: conference, kenya, african elephants, protection, ban ivory trade, US )

Simone
- 1533 days ago - nation.co.ke
Kenya's campaign against trade in elephant ivory goes before the US Congress Wednesday as the government solicits support for its proposal for a 20-year moratorium.
Lucy Kibaki Seeks Stiffer Penalties for Rapists
World  (tags: rape, punitive, laws, amendment, Kenya, Lucy Kibaki, first lady, gender violence, on rise, sexual abuse )

Naoko
- 1535 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
First Lady Lucy Kibaki has appealed to MPs to urgently amend the Sexual Offences Act and make it more punitive for rapists. The first lady said she was concerned that despite the current laws against rape the vice had not been contained, as case of rape
Grooming Students to Become Good, Responsible Citizens
World  (tags: haiti earthquake, aid, Kenya, students, good Samaritans, Save the Children, community service, Round Square, social responsibility )

Naoko
- 1541 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti left the world shocked and millions of Haitians in need of food aid and shelter. Governments, organisations and individuals have joined hands to send much needed aid. Among the good Samaritans are students
Grandma and Widow Picked for International Aids Forum
World  (tags: hiv/aids, grandmother, widow, conference, orphans, Kenya )

Naoko
- 1560 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
Two women, a grandmother and a widow, from Kogelo village in Siaya district will be Kenya's representatives to an interntional conference in Swaziland that brings together women taking care of Aids orphans.
Floods, Tears, Deaths
World  (tags: death, floods, disaster, Kenya, lost home, villages, refuge, rescue, relief, rain )

Naoko
- 1569 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
kenya confronted its first disaster of the New Year as flash floods struck villages killing people, sweeping away their animals and destroying homes, schools and health centres. The sigh of relief that greeted the onset of the rains after the failure
Deadly Game of Kenya's Gem Trade
World  (tags: Kenya, gem trades, gem-mine, precious stones, gangs, illegal miners, corruption, conflict, crime, death, violence )

Dee
- 1712 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The murder of a Scottish-born gem-mine owner in Kenya has revealed the dark underside of the country's precious stones trade. As the BBC Swahili service's Kenneth Mungai reports, the death of Campbell Bridges was far from an isolated incident.
Take Action: Kenyan Human Rights Defenders Killed in Cold Blood
World  (tags: world, violence, africa, killing, investigation, justice, suppression, kenya, humanrights, freedoms, government, corruption, police, murder, assassination, King'ara, Oulu )

Tom
- 1846 days ago - action.humanrightsfirst.org
Oscar Kamau King'ara and John Paul Oulu have been at the forefront of the fight against killings by police in Kenya. On March 5, they were driving to the National Human Rights Commission. According to reports, they were shot dead at point-blank range.
Five Suspected Witches Burnt to Death in Kenya
World  (tags: world, witchcraft, murder, killing, death, Kenya, Africa, witch burning, superstition, women, children, men, elderly )

Tom
- 1880 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Five elderly people suspected of practicing witchcraft were burnt to death in western Kenya, police said. They include four women and a man in their 80's who were accused of having abducted a child. They were all hunted down and burnt in their houses.

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