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Kenya's highest court to rule on decriminalising homosexuality

Kenya's highest court to rule on decriminalising homosexuality

Kenya's highest court is due to rule on whether to repeal sections of the penal code that make gay sex punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

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'I wouldn't be alive': New citizens show why being Australian matters
Immigration

'I wouldn't be alive': New citizens show why being Australian matters

New Aussie citizens said they felt they could escape death, be who they are and pursue their dreams in their new homeland.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar
Kenya court orders six suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

Kenya court orders six suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

The official said a total of 11 people were detained as part of the investigation.

  • by Rob Gillies & Christopher Torcia
Man who survived September 11 killed in Nairobi terror attack
Kenya

Man who survived September 11 killed in Nairobi terror attack

An American businessman who died in a terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in Nairobi had missed by only minutes being at his office in the World Trade Center on September 11, according to his father.

  • by Siobhán O'Grady
No Australians killed in Kenya attack: DFAT
Kenya

No Australians killed in Kenya attack: DFAT

Despite earlier reports, a man killed in an attack in Nairobi was not an Australian citizen, government officials say.

'No further threat': Kenya authorities secure Nairobi hotel as death count begins
Kenya

'No further threat': Kenya authorities secure Nairobi hotel as death count begins

Authorities have evacuated around 50 survivors of the deadly attack on a luxury Nairobi hotel, which claimed a US citizen and a British citizen among the 15 reportedly dead.

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Major African airlines in alliance talks in bid to sure up futures
South Africa

Major African airlines in alliance talks in bid to sure up futures

South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Mauritius and RwandAir are in talks to create an alliance in an effort to fight off mounting competition.

‘How can you call us monkeys?' Kenyans say Chinese bring racism
Kenya

‘How can you call us monkeys?' Kenyans say Chinese bring racism

Before last year, Richard Ochieng', 26, could not recall experiencing racism firsthand. Then he started working for a Chinese company.

  • by Joseph Goldstein
Dozens killed in Kenya bus crash

Dozens killed in Kenya bus crash

Fifty-five people have been killed after their bus left the road, rolled down a slope and crashed in western Kenya, with the roof of the bus ripped off.

Lesbian film Rafiki sells out after Kenyan court lifts ban
Diversity

Lesbian film Rafiki sells out after Kenyan court lifts ban

To qualify as Kenya's foreign language entry at the 2019 Academy Awards, Rafiki had to be released in its country of origin.

  • by Cecilie Kallestrup
Tourist and fisherman mauled to death in hippo attacks in Kenya
Animals

Tourist and fisherman mauled to death in hippo attacks in Kenya

The deaths brought to six the number people who have been killed by hippos around Lake Naivasha so far this year.