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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

Angella Okutoyi, 18, seen wearing a red shirt and swinging a ball with her racket, is Kenya's fastest-rising tennis star.

Kenyan tennis star Angella Okutoyi inspires a new generation

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Countries congratulate Kenya’s president-elect William Ruto as competitor challenges election results

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

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Kenya’s popular band Sauti Sol calls on Kenyans to vote


Ahead of Kenya’s presidential election on Tuesday, Afropop stars Sauti Sol are using their music to encourage young Kenyans to vote. “A lot of the youth in Kenya feel like their voice doesn’t really count,” said band member Bien-Aimè Alusa. 

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o reads a play at the University of Hawaii. 

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s famously banned play returns to Kenya

“I Will Marry When I Want,” the once-banned play, is finally getting its national debut after more than 30 years.

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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.

Kenyans queue to vote just after dawn in President Uhuru Kenyatta's hometown of Gatundu, Kenya

‘They don’t help us’: Apathy, disillusionment with the Kenyan govt blamed for low voter registration


Kenya’s next presidential elections are set for August, but many voters say they no longer see the point in voting. This has led to the low number of people who have registered to vote.

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Heavy smog shuts down schools in India’s capital

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Schools and colleges in India’s capital are shut down indefinitely due to heavy smog. Also, thousands of homes are evacuated after severe storms in western Canada. And, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visits Kenya for talks on regional issues.