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The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke

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But the locals are still waiting for the tourists ...

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Anti-corruption official is shot in Kenya

A senior official at Kenya's anti-corruption agency was shot outside his house in the capital.

Kenyan courts hear first cases via video

Judges have taken a leap into the digital age by hearing their first cases via video link.

In Kenya, proof that the Millennium goals can work

Village's renaissance shows targeted aid can break the cycle of deprivation

Little Britain: How the rest of the world sees us

Britain was once a great power. Are we now best known for oil spills, airline strikes and Simon Cowell? The Independent's foreign correspondents reveal how the rest of the world really sees us

Kenya's moment of redemption?

In 2007, a disputed election nearly tore the country apart. Yesterday Kenyans voted in an attempt to stop it happening again

Travel by numbers: Wildebeest

The great migration has started early this year. Tom Watts sizes up one of Africa's wild wonders...

Machete gang hacks off man's fingers and nose

A security worker is recovering after a machete attack outside his home in Kenya, his mother said today.

Three dead in Nairobi rally blast

An explosion ripped through a park in Nairobi's capital during a packed political rally late Sunday, killing three people and wounding 75, officials said.

Kenya: Embark on a safari in suburbia

With sprawling plains 20 minutes from downtown, Nairobi National Park offers a unique wildlife experience.

Soccer slums: The truth about African football

African football is in the spotlight as the World Cup kicks off in Johannesburg this week. But the truth about the game in the slums and shanty towns of the poorest continent is not as the marketing men would have you believe

A Change in Altitude, By Anita Shreve

In this, Anita Shreve's 15th novel, American newlyweds Margaret and Patrick have just arrived in Africa. He works in a hospital in Nairobi; she eventually gets a job as a photographer for a newspaper.

Nicholas Hoult: A Tale of Two Slums

Skins actor Nicholas Hoult has just returned from Kenya where he spent a few days visiting a community sanitation project to highlight this year’s Christian Aid Week 9 – 15 May 2010. He visited two slums, Kiambiu and Matopeni, both in Nairobi.

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