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· August, 2017

Stories about Kenya from August, 2017

A Kenyan artist designs revolutionary ‘kanga’ celebrating queer love around the world

"We need to open up a space to talk more about sex, and then artists like me want to open that up even more, to talk about queerness."

Jokes, Hashtags and Fake News: The Story of Social Media in Kenya's Closely Contested Election

This year’s campaign has made history as the most affected by the spread of fake news, a recent study showed.

Even the Best Dancer Leaves the Dance Floor: African Strongmen and Political Transition

"The fear of challenging leaders who cling to power is, for some Africans, rooted in anxiety about alternatives—alternatives which remain unknown because they are never allowed to emerge and develop."

Some in Kenya Point to a Recent Hailstorm as a Sign of Climate Change

While some tweets on the Nyahururu hailstorm were of excitement, there are those who did not see the joke, especially when it came to the implications of the incident.

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