Gay rights activists are celebrating after a Kenyan court ruled that subjecting suspected gay men to forced anal testing was illegal. The landmark case marked a significant shift in sexual minority rights in the country, which activists hope will eventually lead to decriminalizing homosexuality in Kenya and other countries in the region.Read More
The 46-year-old farmer and father of seven had ocular cancer, a potentially treatable condition in Uganda, at least, until the country’s only radiotherapy machine broke down in April 2016. There was no hope of saving him after.Read More
Violent demonstrations erupted across Nairobi, just one day after Kenyans elected their next president.Read More
The usually congested streets of Nairobi were silent this morning as Kenyans quietly cast their vote for their next president. Many had left the nation’s capital ahead of Tuesday’s vote, heading up-country in hopes of avoiding the kind of violence that has engulfed their country in past elections.
But all remained peaceful as the majority of polling stations closed Tuesday evening, some voters still waiting patiently under night skies to see their tickets successfully placed inside a ballot box.Read More