Kenyan Authorities Mistake a New Local Currency for a Separatist Movement

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They were in the wrong slum at the wrong time. Two weeks ago, members of a Kenyan non-profit group working to improve conditions in an impoverished settlement outside of Mombasa were arrested and thrown in jail. Their crime? Setting up a local currency for businesses in the slum—known as Bangladesh—to make the exchange of goods and services easier. The group, …