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Series of reimagined African folk tales launches on Netflix

Arts, Culture & Media

This week, a new anthology of films called “African Folktales, Reimagined” premiered on Netflix. The series of short films was done in partnership with UNESCO as an effort to support more emerging filmmakers from Africa.

Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala celebrates after winning gold in the men's 100m final during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England

This Kenyan sprinter is inspiring more youth from his country to take up the sport

People line up to cast their vote in Kenya's general election in Eldoret, Kenya, Tuesday Aug. 9, 2022. Kenyans are voting to choose between opposition leader Raila Odinga Deputy President William Ruto to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta after a decade in

Kenyan presidential election sparks debate on haves and have-nots in Kenya 

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New US ambassador to Kenya arrives ahead of Tuesday’s election

Foreign policy
Plastic pollution has become a major concern in Ghana.

Ghana’s fishermen are drowning in plastic. The govt is trying to tackle pollution before it’s too late.

Ngong Hills, Ngong, Kenya

Kenyan environmentalists protest proposed forest bill amendments

The bill proposes amending a crucial part of Kenya’s Forest Act of 2005, which strengthened protections for Kenya’s forests and helped stop illegal acquisition of public forest lands.

A Kenyan police officer talks on his phone inside the compound of the command center in Malindi, Kenya, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. 

If not police, what? Part I

Critical State

Critical State, a weekly foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into one of Kenya’s alternative security provisions and an effort to increase police accountability.

Rows of fresh Wau Eats samosas waiting to be packed and delivered to eager customers, Nairobi, Kenya

Apple pie samosas for Thanksgiving? In East Africa, these fried treats are a hit.


Aleya Kassam, one of the founders of Wau Eats in Nairobi, said her family has enjoyed making samosas for generations. As they experiment with different fillings, Americans living in Kenya are even ordering apple pie samosas for Thanksgiving.

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Got camel milk? Entrepreneurs in Kenya hope more people will embrace the taste of this dairy alternative.

Bashir Warsame of Kulan Café in Nairobi is part of a growing camel milk industry in Kenya — he and other business owners and entrepreneurs hope it catches on more globally.  

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Kenya launches its first-ever national census for wildlife


The aim of the census, launched this month, is not to create an exact count, but rather to establish a baseline of wildlife data, and will focus predominantly on counting terrestrial and aquatic mammals.