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Lamu Coal: A much needed energy boost or cancer causing project?

The overhead fans in the rectangular room on the first floor hallway of the Lamu Fort are at full speed. Mohammed Athman, 51, adjusts himself in the little black chair at the front. The entire room watches his every movement. For a moment, the only sound that could be heard was the ruffling of paper...

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The fall of a sugar giant

[caption id="attachment_287" align="aligncenter" width="660"] A shot of the main gate at Mumias Company Limited.[/caption] BY DANIEL WESANGULA On June 29, 2012, as the rest of the country was whipped up in political emotion, something was happening in Nucleus Estate in Kakamega. Within the estate ...

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Traditional rivalries, modern bloodbaths and an army major’s boot.

BY DANIEL WESANGULA Originally published in the Standard on Sunday on 30th November Joyce Losute will never give her daughter’s hand in marriage to a Pokot. Even if cupid traverses all the hills and valleys that surround her small homestead in Kapedo and eventually strike her daughter’s heart....

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Muslim Leaders Accuse Police of unfairly targetting mosques

[caption id="attachment_197" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Rioters in Mombasa burned this van during a deadly and destructive wave of violence that followed the August 27, 2012, killing of radical cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed. [AFP][/caption]Originally published by the Standard on Sunday 23 Februar...

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Polygamy: Kenyans speak out

Originally Published: January 9, 2010South African President Jacob Zuma, 68, recently attracted the ire of human rights activists and religious leaders with his decision to marry his fifth wife.Mr Zuma’s critics see the president as promoting polygamy, a practice they consider abusive to women, un...

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