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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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The hunting dogs have arrived, it’s party time, but why aren’t the Ogiek dancing?

Originally Published: December 20, 2009The journey to get a wife among the Ogiek begins under cover of darkness. As the first bees leave their hives in search of fresh nectar, the engagement party leaves home in pursuit of the bride. Their sole aim is to reach their destination before sunrise.Tradit...

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Heroin addicts sharing blood

 Originally Published: November 29, 2009It took kicks, blows and a cocked AK-47 to raise a doped-up Abdallah Hassan Abdalla from a stupor and, incidentally, save his life. The scene was Mombasa’s Mackinon Market. The lead actor in the story of his life was himself; the supporting cast was compose...

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Blood gemstones of Tsavo: How famous British miner met his death

Originally Published: August 23, 2009Events leading to the death of Mr Campbell Bridges, the British miner murdered in Kenya two weeks ago, point to an elaborate plan to gain control of the mining of rare and sought-after gemstones.Mr Bridges’ son Bruce claims a fierce three-year battle for contro...

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