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Regulators in Kenya concerned about growing popularity of online gambling

by Halima Gikandi May 31, 2019
Mobile phones are allowing ordinary Kenyans to try their luck on sports gambling.
A billboard advertising a popular sports betting site is seen along a highway in Nairobi, on November 8, 2017.
ONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan communities look to cryptocurrency for improved cash flow

by Halima Gikandi Feb 25, 2019
Small communities in Kenya have started embracing cryptocurrency in the hope that it will help to solve their cash flow problems.
A currency dealer counts Kenyan shillings at a money exchange bureau on September 19, 2018 in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Small communities in Kenya have started embracing cryptocurrency in the hope that it will help to solve their cash flow problems.
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Kenyan president comes to the White House

by Erika Beras Aug 27, 2018
President Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, to the White House today. When it comes to trade and investment, there’s a lot for them to talk about. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
President Donald Trump welcomes Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta to the White House Aug. 27, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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In Africa, locally produced comic books are starting to catch on

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 20, 2017
Many artists self-publish runs of 200 to 500 copies of their work.
Emmanuel Nyakwada, an artist who goes by the name Point Blank Evumbi, works on a sketch using a digital drawing tablet.
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Some NGOs in Nairobi have to pay locals to attend meetings

by Dan Bobkoff Aug 25, 2016
For years, NGOs have poured money into Kenya but many residents are skeptical over the groups' intentions.
Sharon Ogolla stands in front of her salon in Kibera.
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Kenya: stop donating your used clothes to us

by Donna Tam Mar 30, 2016
The East African country’s government tries to boost local manufacturing with a ban on second-hand clothing imports, but clothing traders have other ideas.
People walk around Gikomba Market, East Africa's biggest second-hand clothing market, in Nairobi.
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Pope highlights poverty, climate change on Africa trip

by Kimberly Adams Nov 26, 2015
Pope Francis is visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.

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Kenyans hope to cash in on Obama visit

by Kimberly Adams Jul 24, 2015
Businesses are banking on diplomats staying around after global summit ends.

Flagship Westgate Mall reopens in Kenya

by Dan Bobkoff Jun 30, 2015
A year after a devastating terrorist attack, Nairobi's Westgate Mall is to reopen partially.

Forget your wallet, text messaging is the way to go.

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 18, 2014
Kenya's M-pesa's system has revolutionized how its citizens carry and use money