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Life Is Changing For Animals In Africa

Petra Ingram | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK
Petra Ingram

Things are changing in Africa. After years of banging on the door, it's beginning to open, and animals all across Africa are beginning to see some gre...

Kenyan Elections Provide Unlikely Source of Hope For Prison Reform

Alexander McLean | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics
Alexander McLean

Just hearing the word 'election' again might be enough to make you shudder, especially if you're a UK voter. Or US citizen. But this week Kenya faces a close-run Presidential Election which could have a broader impact on us all.

Free Sanitary Pads For Kenya's Schoolgirls - Why The Government Is Doing The Right Thing

Charlotte Clarke | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK
Charlotte Clarke

As well as providing free sanitary pads and safe spaces in schools, for example, ActionAid is collaborating with local communities to improve access to toilets and showers and provide safe environments where girls can ask questions about periods, sex and pregnancy.

Famines Are Man-Made. We Have The Power To Prevent Them.

Mark Goldring | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Mark Goldring

Last week, Oxfam chartered a small plane and distributed beans, rice and oil in Panyijar in South Sudan. This was very much a last resort - not least because of the expense - but it was the only way to reach these communities and keep them alive.

Former British Army Officer 'Killed By Herders' In Kenya

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK

A former British Army officer has been shot dead in Kenya. Tristan Voorspuy was killed by pastoral herders on Sunday while inspecting some of his lodg...

This Gravity-Powered Lamp Could Revolutionise How Thousands Light Their Homes

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Tech

More than a billion people around the world rely on kerosene to light their homes. It’s an expensive gas that kicks out carcinogenic toxins into the...

Democracy In Somalia: Overcoming Insurgency To Provide A Lasting Peace

Matthew Walker | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Matthew Walker

While the world has been fixated on the American presidential race, Somalia, once the epitome of a failed state, is holding its first elections since ...

Travel Eye: How To Book The Best Maasai Mara Safari Experience

Karen Edwards | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Seeing drivers chase or crowd the wildlife for the benefit of a good view, is saddening. If this continues, we may no longer be able to enjoy these animals in their true element. We are grateful our camp and guide respect this beautiful ecosystem. It has never been more important to pick a safari experience carefully.

Travel Eye: Explore The Untouched Wilderness Of Loisaba, Kenya

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Dreaming of an African safari but want to avoid the crowds? Welcome to Kenya's best kept secret... Giraffes lazily extend their necks to pick fresh...

SafariSeat: Fighting The Poverty Cycle With Open Source Design

Cameron Norris | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Tech
Cameron Norris

Inclusive design is often referred to as maximising user diversity to make something suit as many people as possible. In the context of a traditional commercial market, inclusive design can mean more customers.

The Science Of Today Is Tomorrow's Technology

James Whiting | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech
James Whiting

Over the years game-changing research and development in the malaria field has given us long-lasting insecticide treated nets that protect millions of families every night.

Britain's Seven Covert Wars

Mark Curtis | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain is fighting at least seven covert wars in the Middle East and North Africa, outside of any democratic oversight or control. Whitehall has in effect gone underground, with neither parliament nor the public being allowed to debate, scrutinise or even know about these wars...

The Pace Of Change

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 09.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Life changed again, deeply and irrevocably so, with the arrival of R's girls. They landed in Mombasa when the city was labouring under a simmering, sweltering heat. R's youngest daughter came running when she saw us. R held it together better than I did.

Africa's Massive Revenue Losses From Tax Incentives

Mark Curtis | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Mark Curtis

For over 30 years, Western countries such as the US and UK, and international bodies like the World Bank and IMF, have told African governments to cut...

East Africa and Energy Access: A Hotbed of Creative Solutions

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

In recent years East Africa has emerged as a hotbed of creative solutions to meeting people's energy needs as I saw for myself during my visit to Kenya and Tanzania earlier this year. The nexus between clean energy and mobile-based technology is one that is helping bring power to some of the remotest corners of the continent.

Sands of Time: The World's Largest Refugee Camp Turns 25

Luke Browne | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Luke Browne

Most conflicts now burn on for an average of 37 years, and those uprooted by them are crying out for a humanitarian response that reflects this. If a new deal for Kenya is realised over the coming months, Dadaab may no longer remain an anachronism. It could, with the right imagination, political drive and institutional support, come to represent the future.

Deconstructing Debate: The Divisive Sub-Text of British Political Language

Schona Jolly | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

Livingstone may have been the ugly icing on the cake this week, but it was a cake made and enjoyed by many others in political life. Decades of progress in race relations and equality are being damaged by casual and misplaced agendas. It's been a miserable week in British politics. I keep thinking, I keep wishing, surely we can do better than this?

Was a UN Human Rights Expert's Criticisms of the UK Just 'Meddling'?

Allan Hogarth | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

There are many more examples that demonstrate that we live in a world where the actions of our Government can be used to justify the erosion of rights and the crushing of criticism and dissent. The UK mustn't indulge in further episodes of bad-example setting. Here it should take on board Mr Kiai's findings and aim to find solutions that navigate between the security of the state and its citizens, whilst enshrining and protect their freedoms of association and assembly.

A Holiday Guide to the Indian Ocean

Marc Harris | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

Tides may fluctuate by up to 500 metres - making swimming impossible for the majority of your day, and often water too shallow for a proper swim even when the tide is in. And as a follow up question we would ask if the hotel has a pool to compensate for those low tide moments.

Fast Forward Ten Years - The New Kenya

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

I haven't been to Kenya for more than ten years and Nairobi has transformed almost beyond recognition in that time, with its glass-fronted skyscrapers...

Life in Kenya's Italy

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

'Bella, you go to the supermarket?' 'Yes, please,' I say to the taxi driver. He takes us past the Italian butchery, the Italian cafe, the Italian re...

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Across Tea Communities

Sarah Roberts | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK
Sarah Roberts

Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also exists to remind people that globally there is still much to be done to accelerate gender parity.

Africa Is Not a Country

Liza Bel | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Liza Bel

Africa is monolithic to people on this side of the world only out of convenience, maybe fear, lack of information in mainstream media or our prevailing sloppy attitude to language. Only imagine that once we start breaking the continent into individual countries, it will open the flood gates of unknown knowledge that for some may be beautifully eye-opening and for others painfully petrifying.

Equality on the agenda at Davos But What Does This Mean for Women in Kenya?

Pauline Ngari | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
Pauline Ngari

As Christine Lagarde, mother, head of the IMF and star of the global stage arrives at Davos this week, Hannah Haciku mother, entrepreneur and village authority will be working hard to feed and clothe her three children in Kenya. Two women, two very different lives. Christine may face a glass ceiling, the one Hannah faces is more like a steel one.

Did You Go to School?

Clare Pelham | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
Clare Pelham

It sounds like a ridiculous question. Of course you went to school. And so did everyone you know. It's where you made your first and, often, best friends. It's where you learned to read and write and where you began your education.