Unlocking the Potential of the World's One Billion People With Disabilities

Dominic Haslam | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dominic Haslam

Last week I heard that Lawrence, a young boy I met a while ago in Kenya, had passed his exams and scored in the top 25 per cent of children in the country. What is exceptional is that Lawrence is blind.

Poverty Holds Back Learning in Kenya

Manos Antoninis | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

Margaret, a teacher in Nairobi, is the fifth participant in the EFA Global Monitoring Report's 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. She works in Kibera, ...

'Homosexuality Is As Serious As Terrorism'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A Kenyan MP has compared homosexuality to terrorism and demanded it be tackled with the same vigour. But Aden Duale, who is the majority leader of...

If You Can Whistle, You're Not Tone Deaf

Hugh Salmon | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hugh Salmon

My late father's only sister, my Aunt Hetty, died last month. My earliest memories of her are of Kenya and a different world. For the first 17 years of my life, 'home' was Hong Kong where I was born.

Crowd-sourced Mapping Is Opening Up the Darkest Corners of the World

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Most maps are static representations of a geographical snapshot in time but the world changes constantly, especially in fast-moving situations such as wars or natural disasters - something I recently explored in a recent documentary for BBC Radio 4, Mapping the Void.

The Inspirational Women Behind the Slums of Kibera

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

To celebrate International Women's Day I went to Africa with Sport Relief earlier this week to visit two projects working hard to empower young women living in the continent's biggest slum. Here are the eight things that inspired me the most during my time in Nairobi, Kenya...

Using Laughter to Fight Poverty on International Women's Day

Pauline Ngari | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Pauline Ngari

This Saturday, March 8, is International Women's Day. To mark the occasion I want to talk about a ground breaking program that uses laughter to raise the spirits and incomes of young mothers living in poverty in the slums of Nairobi.

We Have Our Own Talk

Joanna Eede | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Joanna Eede

Towards the end of World War One, the German army had become adept at decoding the Allied Forces' radio codes. To avoid the enemy 'listening in', the ...

Protecting Africa's Rhinos and Elephants - Whose Job Is It, Anyway?

Wycliffe Sande | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Wycliffe Sande

As an African, when I witness the devastating effect poaching of these iconic animals has it makes me incredibly sad. Clearly the loss of a beautiful creature is terrible, but the amount of tourists that these animals bring into countries like Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania means that the impact goes way beyond the wildlife, and actually devastates communities.

Will 2014 Be Another Year of Tears or the Beginning of Real Hope That We Will See an End to FGM?

Ann-Marie Wilson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Ann-Marie Wilson

Later this week I am travelling to East Africa and I will spend a month meeting with anti-FGM campaigners, representatives from governments and non-governmental organisations working on development programmes and/or violence against women initiatives...

WATCH: Man Wakes Up In Mortuary 15 Hours After He Was Pronounced Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Morgue staff were given a nasty shock when a man who had been pronounced dead regained consciousness and began calling for help. Kenyan hospital au...

Grenade 'Thrown At British Tourists'

PA | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

A grenade has been thrown at British tourists in Kenya, it was reported today. The Foreign Office said it was urgently looking into the reports tha...

Nelson Mandela Photoshop Fail: PICTURE

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

First came the tattoos, then came the selfies, and now a Kenyan senator has paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with this hilariously bad Photosho...

A Joint East African Visa May Just Be the Ticket to Kick Start Life-Changing Developments

Wycliffe Sande | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Wycliffe Sande

It was announced that Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have agreed a joint tourist visa, opening up all three countries to visitors, much like the Schengen visa system in Europe. Sadly the visa does not yet include Tanzania, which means visitors will now have to pay extra for the Tanzanian leg of their East African safari, but hopefully this will change in the due course.

Britons 'Arrested By Terror Police In Kenya'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

Two British people have been arrested by terror police in Kenya, it has been reported. Sky News quoted sources suggesting that the pair, who were d...

Why Is Justice for Survivors of Violence Trivialised?

Natalie Gyte | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Natalie Gyte

It seems that not a day passes where stories of domestic violence, rape, abuse, and grooming do not hit our headlines. Last week was no exception. The...

Children & ICT - The Global Village In Action

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Digital subterfuge and parental disapproval are at times inevitable. In effect, many teens are using digital media just as they previously used music or fashion; as a means to help define their identity and facilitate their transition into adulthood.

'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind' - The Mentally Ill in African Countries in Crisis

International Political Forum | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
International Political Forum

A 13-year-old boy in Somalia has been tied to a stick for over ten years. An 8-year-old girl in Nigeria has been kept with high-risk inmates at the lo...

Why Saving Is Not a Luxury

Pauline Ngari | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Pauline Ngari

If you are poor, living at the margins of society and excluded from financial institutions, can you really save? Do you have any 'spare' money? And if you do, can you save enough to make a difference? We often assume the answer is 'No', but I speak from personal experience when I say that the answer to these questions is emphatically 'Yes'.

Petition For Gang-Raped Kenyan Girl Reaches Nearly 1.3 Million Signatures

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

A petition to demand justice for those responsible for the gang rape of 16-year-old Kenyan girl whose back was broken in the attack has been signed by...

Why Is Al Shabab Organising An Egg And Spoon Race?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Bizarre photographs have emerged showing an egg and spoon race organised by Somali terror group Al Shabab. The images, which also include a hotly-c...

What Has Terrified This Baby Elephant, Wandering Alone Near Railway Line? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Wrapped in a candy-striped blanket, rescuers can only imagine the trauma that baby elephant Bahati has been through. Just six weeks old, Bahati was...

Norwegian Man Named As Westgate Mall Suspect

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

Norwegian man Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow has been named as a suspect behind the Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, last month. The 23-year...

Westgate Mall Attack Footage Shows Horror Of Massacre

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

CNN has acquired footage of the terrorist attack the left 67 dead and scores injured in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi last month. Warning: the above...

Women, Sport and the Future

Alexandra Chalat | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Alexandra Chalat

When we think of 'women and sport' - in the empowerment sense - many of us think of participation: how can we get more girls and women playing sport, utilising sport, using it as an opportunity to succeed? Gender equality in sport is important - that's a fact - and valiant efforts are going towards getting women's sport more coverage, more attention, and securing more resources towards providing opportunities for girls and young women to get access to sport.