March 6, 2013 Kenya's presidential election has yielded hundreds of thousands of spoiled ballots — and raised the possibility of a contentious and costly runoff election in April. Amid allegations of vote-rigging, there are others who say there may be a more innocent reason for so many rejected ballots.
March 1, 2013 Richard Turere, 13, put his father's cows in a pen at night. That's when the trouble would start. Lions would jump in the shed and kill the farm animals. One night he was walking around with a flashlight and discovered the lions were scared of a moving light. A light went on inside him and an idea was born.
February 21, 2013 Spotted hyenas live in groups that may exceed 100, working together to hunt and raise their young. They're incredibly successful social carnivores. New research suggests they may also hold clues to understanding the human evolutionary past.
December 13, 2012 Zakale Creations is a jewelry-designing operation that employs 30 young people — former thieves and prostitutes. The Nairobi-based operation is the brainchild of John Mucheru, himself a former mugger.
October 11, 2012 By tracking nearly 15 million cellphones in Kenya, scientists mapped out how malaria spreads through the Texas-sized country. The findings pinpoint areas where efforts to control malaria would be the most effective. One day, the data may help guide alert systems for phones that remind travelers to use bed nets.
August 12, 2012 Kenya's winning marathoners mainly fill up on high-carb vegetarian dishes like ugali, a cornmeal mush, and githeri, boiled corn and kidney beans. It's a bland diet, but it seems to help them excel at middle- and long-distance running.
March 8, 2012 Discovery of fossilized footprints in the Arabian desert tells us that elephants have lived in complex families for 7 million years. Elephants have adapted to changing conditions for millenia, but can they withstand the stresses we humans inflict today?
September 12, 2011 Hundreds of people reportedly were trying to collect fuel from a broken tank. A cigarette tossed into an open sewer may have triggered the blast.
January 28, 2011 Two distinct elephant populations near Mount Kenya have been united with the opening of Africa's first dedicated elephant underpass.The elephants can now safely cross under a major regional highway.
October 28, 2010 Kenya’s foreign minister has been forced to step down over a questionable land deal — the second sign this week that investigators are taking aim at Kenya’s notorious corruption problem.
September 15, 2010 A software company in Nairobi is using the cell phone as central business tool, lowering the barrier of entry for small businesses in Africa.