Kenyan Activists Push New Sex-Assault Law

A bill in Kenya’s Parliament calls for longer prison terms for rapists, but stops short of chemical castration, a punishment that some advocates sought. The bill follows strong media coverage of a wave of rape cases, but appears to be languishing.

FGM in Kenya: Outlawed, Not Eradicated

Djibouti has just ratified the African Union’s Maputo Protocol banning female genital mutilation. But activists in Kenya, which outlawed FGM in 2001, warn that the engrained cultural practice is easier to outlaw than to eradicate.