Kenyan police confirm kidnapping of two Cuban doctors

Suspected Somali Al-Shabaab jihadis kidnapped two Cuban doctors and killed their police protection officer in northeastern Kenya, police sources say. SOUNDBITE from police spokesperson

Kenya school celebrates after teacher wins world’s best title

Students from a remote village of Kenya celebrate after their math and physics teacher won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.

Kenyan snake farm owner battles to secure more anti-venom

Kenya boasts some of the world’s deadliest snakes, key among them green and black mambas and spitting cobras. As in other poor, rural areas of Africa, Latin America and Asia, venomous snakes pose a public health risk that experts, such as Royjan Taylor, Director of the Bio-Ken venomous snake centre, say has been neglected for far too long.

Americans’ bodies recovered from Kenya crash

Rescue crews in Kenya recovered all five bodies from the helicopter crash late Sunday in northern Kenya that killed four American tourists and the pilot. (March 5)

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to Zimbabwe where a recently revived commuter train is offering a more affordable mode of transport and we take you to Kenya where vegetation blocking the main entry to Africa’s largest lake, has been hitting the local economy hard as fishermen struggle to get out on the water.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

LGBT churchgoers in Kenya pray for change

The Cosmopolitan Affirming Church (CAC) is a rare space where Kenya’s LGBT community can escape hostility from society, which is often reflected in hatred and vitriol from religious pulpits. Congregants of the church will be praying ahead of Friday’s potentially historic decision by Kenya’s High Court on whether laws that criminalise homosexuality are unconstitutional.

On Lake Victoria, hyacinth spreads across Africa’s blue heart

Kenyan fishermen in the Lake Victoria region are seeing a decrease in the size of their catches. One reason for this is the invasion of a thick green carpet of water hyacinth in Kisumu bay. This vegetation is blocking Kenya’s main entry to Africa’s largest lake, hitting the local economy hard as fishermen struggle to get out on the water.