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U.S. Movie ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Banned In Kenya

AFRICANGLOBE - The Kenya Film and Classification Board on Wednesday banned the highly anticipated film, Fifty Shades of Grey. A statement on the Board's facebook page warns film operators from screening or distributing the film to the public.

Nairobi Rated Africa’s Most Intelligent City

AFRICANGLOBE - Earlier in the week, a ranking from the Intelligent Community Forum positioned Nairobi as the only African city to be shortlisted in the top 21 intelligent cities list for the year 2015, this is the second time that Nairobi has been selected.

Britain To Provide Kenya With ‘Cutting Edge’ Security Capabilities

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Kingdom has vowed to help Kenya enhance its defense and security capabilities to the tune of roughly $87.3 million. "I am talking about cutting-edge capability in border security, secure communications, airport security, bomb-detection kits, conservation technologies and forensics," British High Commissioner to Kenya Christian Turner told reporters recently.

IBM Develops $2.5bn Super Computer For Kenya

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya’s eCommerce ecosystem is set to see greater efficiencies as IBM has launched what it has dubbed the ‘most powerful and secure system ever built.’ The z13 mainframe is an impressive demonstration of human ingenuity, technological advancement, and the monumental cost in terms of time and money – five years and a whopping $2.5 billion.

Uhuru Kenyatta: African “Person Of The Year”

AFRICANGLOBE - Love him or loathe him, there’s no questioning his influence: last year, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has done more than any other African to shape the destiny of both his country and his continent. Studying Uhuru Kenyatta, one gets the sense that he was never really in charge of his own destiny.

British Teacher Found Guilty Of Raping Kenyan Boys

AFRICANGLOBE - A 55-year-old British former public school teacher has been convicted of sexually abusing Kenyan street children. Charity boss Simon Harris denied luring vulnerable boys using food, money and the promise of schooling to his luxury home in Gilgil, Kenya where prosecutors say the abuse took place.

51 Years Since Independence, Kenya Invokes Terror Threat

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya on Friday marked 51 years since it gained independence from Britain in 1963. A ceremony on Friday marking the occasion was attended by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama. Kenyatta, for his part, used the occasion to reflect on a string of attacks in the country that had left more than 300 people dead since last year.

East African Leaders Meet In Kenya On Closer Ties

AFRICANGLOBE - The 8th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit kicked off in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Thursday in the presence of a host of East African heads of state.

Kenya Arrests 77 Chinese In Cybercrime Raids

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenyan police have arrested 77 Chinese nationals on suspicion of running a cybercrime centre from homes in an upmarket area of the capital, Nairobi. Officers believe the gang had been preparing to hack the country’s communication systems.

Kenya Bans Foreigners From Adopting Kenyan Children

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya's Cabinet Secretaries on Monday approved an indefinite ban on Inter - Country adoption of Kenyan children by foreigners. During a meeting on Wednesday, the cabinet also revoked all licences to conduct inter-county adoptions in Kenya with immediate effect.

Sterilization Plot: Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-Fertility Agent In UN Tetanus Vaccines

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenyan doctors found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told reporters. “They were all laced with HCG.”

Kenya Opens World’s Largest Geothermal Plant

AFRICANGLOBE - The cost of electricity in Kenya is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world's largest geothermal power plant. The Olkaria IV power plant commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Naivasha.

British Teacher Accused Of Raping Kenyan Boys

AFRICANGLOBE - A former British teacher “preyed” on needy young Kenyan boys, picking them up off the street before taking them home to sexually abuse them, a jury has heard. Simon Harris, 55, denies 22 offences against boys as young as six ranging from rape to indecent assault all carried out in the east African country between 2001 and 2013.

Kenya Joins Africa’s Top 10 Economies After Rebasing Its GDP

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya has been classified as a middle-income country after a statistical reassessment of its economy increased the size by 25.3 per cent. The East African nation effectively becomes Africa’s ninth largest economy, up from 12th, surpassing Ghana, Tunisia and Ethiopia.

Africa’s M-Pesa Mobile Payment System Debuts In Romania

AFRCANGLOBE - In a trend reversal, African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch in Romania of Kenya's popular M-Pesa mobile money transfer system.

Tullow To Begin Kenyan Oil Production In 2017

AFRICANGLOBE - Tullow oil has placed a 2017 time frame, in line with the government’s target, to commence oil production after describing the oil as that of a “high quality and of international marketable standard.”