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FILE - Kenyan hairdressers attend to clients at a salon in the capital Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya Women Saving Time, Money With Return to Natural Hair

After years of complicated styles being in fashion, many women are embracing a simpler look More

Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, delivers a speech at an undisclosed location, Aug. 24, 2014.

Africa's Militants May Be Inspired by Islamic State, Officials Told

Boko Haram controls territory in Nigeria, Somalia's al-Shabab continues operations, and Nairobi was site last September of deadly attack by al-Shabab gunmen More

FILE - A man walks by the slum of Mathare in Nairobi, May 28, 2014.

Rural Kenyans Move for Opportunity, Cause Housing Shortage in Nairobi

As population moves and grows demand increases for more new, quality housing More

FILE - Kenyan demonstrators take to the streets with calls for increased funding to ensure universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment, in Nairobi.

HIV Groups in Kenyan Slum Organize Self-Help

Support groups in Kibera slum offer free medications, psychosocial counseling to those infected with HIV, as well as their partners, families, caregivers More

Video In Rural Kenya, Pressure Builds Against Female Circumcision

Girls learn to object; FGM practitioners face penalties from jail sentences to stiff fines More

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