Kénya

Africa Rising from the Ground Up

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

When I started thinking about this blog, I had quite decided to write about charitable giving. Why we all need to do more and give more to support those less fortunate than ourselves because if we don't who else will?

Barack Obama Calls For Equal Rights For Gay And Lesbian Kenyans

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

Barack Obama called for equal treatment of gay and lesbian people under the law on his first visit to Kenya since becoming president. When asked ab...

Warm Words Won't Beat Climate Change - But a New Global Finance Deal Still Could

David Nussbaum | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
David Nussbaum

Visiting Kenya last weekend, Barack Obama stirred hearts and minds with his words on the country's potential to become a development success story. Gracing a summit on African entrepreneurship, the President rightly celebrates the efforts of the inspirational men and women working to bring prosperity to the country and the wider continent.

The Cry of Kenyan-Somalis: Is Anyone Listening?

Catherine Wyatt | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Catherine Wyatt

The Kenyan state has an ethnicity problem. By presenting their conflict with the terrorist group al-Shabaab as a conflict of ethnicity, ethnic Somalis...

Why Two Former FGM 'Cutters' Chose to Stop This Horrifying Practice in Kenya

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

As we packed up our kit in the hot sun and Mary showed us the way back through the village and scarce trees to our car I thought about how hard it had been to hear Jane and Mary's stories, but was wowed by their powerful determination to end FGM and tell others about its dangers. Mary's final words to me are ones I'll never forget...

Naked Kenyan Prostitutes To Protest Obama Over His 'Aggressive Support For Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- A political group is to confront President Obama with 5,000 naked men and women on his forthcoming trip to the Kenya, a protest against Ob...

South Africa

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

People were welcoming and warm and quick to laugh. Almost nothing happened on time. Meetings started when they started and went on longer than expected. African Time existed in the Western Cape, too; it reminded me in this way of a less eccentric Kenya.

Who Will Pay for the End of Poverty?

Aaron Oxley | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Oxley

One of the things I love about my job is that I get to be optimistic every day. That's because I, and my colleagues working in international development, look at the problems of the world that are rooted in poverty and inequality, and refuse to accept that the world is not smart enough or rich enough to defeat them.

Video Captures Moment British Jihadi Thomas Evans Is Shot Dead In Gunfight

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

A shocking video has revealed the moments before British jihadi Thomas Evans was killed in a gunfight in northern Kenya. The footage was discovered...

Helping Deafblind Children in Kenya and Uganda Build a Future

James Thornberry | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
James Thornberry

In Kenya and Uganda children who are both deaf and blind face huge challenges. Many are literally hidden away from the world around them, as parents struggle to understand what is wrong with their child or how to communicate with them while dealing with the social stigma of raising a disabled child.

By the Shores of the Indian Ocean

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

That veranda, with its endless, ocean view, brought us both a semblance of peace in a time of growing turmoil and uncertainty. Just to sit there was enough. On other occasions, we would take my telescope up to the roof to study the stars.

How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Why You Should Care...)

Kevin Widdop | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin Widdop

Sometimes in life, letting go of that control can be exactly what we need to really know ourselves. That day playing football in a one-time down-and-out community, made me realise breaking our boundaries can be fulfilling and enjoyable.

Kenya's Girls Deserve Better

Charles Mwangi Waituru | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Charles Mwangi Waituru

Crossing the road to my office from lunch recently, a tiny girl ran after me and held my hand to ask for money. I told her that it is not right for children to beg. She looked at me sternly as if daring me to do anything about it. Looking over my shoulder I saw her young mother sitting by the roadside keenly watching, encouraging her.

The Visit

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Half the fishermen and artisans on the beach where we live were expecting them even before they arrived. R had asked about dhow rides and a fishing trip for my dad and on our weekend strolls, they would wave us over.

Unleashing Girls' Power: An Interview With Kennedy Odede

Rose Taylor | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

At the end of the invigorating and stimulating three day Skoll World Forum I met with Kennedy Odede, founder of Shining Hope for Communities, (SHOFCO) and Kibera School for Girls. Our meeting was inspiring and poignant and echoed many themes I had heard throughout the conference regarding the importance of girl's education. It seems fitting that I tie my interview with Kennedy to these issues in this article.

Westerners Don't Appreciate How Amazing Contraception Is

Faustina Fynn-Nyame | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Faustina Fynn-Nyame

Women in the UK have such an advantage and they don't even know it. They are far more educated about contraception and can make more informed choices. We need to make sure that girls the world over have the same opportunities.

Horror As Gunmen Open Fire In Kenya University Dorm Room

AP | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, opening fire in dormitories and killing at least 70 people and wounding 29 others,...

An Open Letter to Militants in Africa

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

You are deceived in thinking that you are fighting for a 'cause'. I do not know what God you believe in, or what odious rhetoric you espouse, or what your ill-advised political beliefs are that give you the permission to do what you do everyday

Nigeria's Elections: Deciding the Fate of a Young Democracy

Chidi Odinkalu | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Chidi Odinkalu

Unquestionably the most closely-fought in Nigeria's turbulent history, Nigeria's presidential elections on 28th March offer both promise and peril for Africa's most populous country.

Living in a Land of Foreign Travel Advisories

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

My friend had tried contacting the British Embassy to find out whether there was anything we residents and long-stayers should worry about, but got put through to the Foreign Office in London. The person on the other end asked what she could tell them, since she was the one on the ground.

A Sense of the Absurd

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

When parents and those in-charge of small children are asked what it is that they have done all day, the answer can be hard to quantify. The exact details may be hazy, some of it may sound like nothing much at all and there are probably moments they've forgotten to account for, but it covers a great deal.

Kids in Camps

Jezza Neumann | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Jezza Neumann

It should be the right of every child to have an education but more than that - as Grace also says - education is the way to build a country. As a film maker, what I have witnessed is a tragedy. In Africa today, thousands of bright young minds are being lost in a sea of war and displacement.

Old Endings, New Beginnings

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

If Nairobi had charmed me despite itself, Mombasa, an historic island trading port, had initially done the opposite. It wasn't until a second visit in 2007 that I began to see it as something other than an old, faded, dilapidated city in need of repair.

When Things Fall Apart

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

We were told that someone requiring treatment for Aids had died because they could no longer afford to pay their medical bills. Wives of some of the workers started to turn up at our house (R now worked from home as the company offices had no electricity) with babies and small children, asking for help we couldn't give.

Dancing with the Maasai

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

The Mara has long been the image of Africa. It is hauntingly beautiful, wild and largely untamed land with vast, open plains that roll on for hundreds of square miles. I was struck when I first came here by the way the Maasai seem to glide across each blade of grass, their feet barely touching the ground.